Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans has been cut from the program after husband David Eason shot and killed their pet dog.
MTV confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the program ceased filming Evans last month due to the incident. The network had already cut ties with Eason, who also starred on the show until he unleashed a homophobic barrage of Tweets in 2018.
Evans honored the dog in an Instagram post with a caption that read, “Nugget…I’m crying everyday [sic]. I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless.”
The Grizzly Details
Eason decided to execute the French bulldog after it reportedly bit two-year-old daughter Ensley on the face. Before taking the dog into the woods, Eason is said to have slammed the dog on the couple’s back deck.
Rumors about the slain pup started last week and were essentially confirmed when Eason posted a video of Nugget being aggressive toward Ensley with the caption, “I don’t give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face… whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don’t put up with that s**t at all. I’m all about protecting my family, it is my life’s mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me.”
Local animal control officials did visit the residence but apparently left without speaking the couple due to ‘No Trespassing’ signs posted on the property.
In April of 2016, a 23-year-old man from Washington D.C. performed the first of two disturbing DIY surgical procedures. Using his own apartment as an operating room, he removed his own testicles with a ceramic knife, easing the pain with just ice water.
Less than a year later, in January 2017, he performed another, similar surgery upon himself, this time in a North Carolina motel room. He again used a ceramic knife, this time to remove his penis. For his second surgery, he also made use of the pain killers prescribed to him after the first.
His severed genitalia had been kept in his family’s freezer, that is, until his mother threw them away.
Becoming a Nullo
The man is IT worker Trent Gates; and the procedures, he said, helped him to tackle his severe depression. This extreme form of body modification makes Gates what some call a “nullo,” which is short for genital nullification.
Gates explained that he had felt like an “an androgynous in-between” when it came to his gender identity.
It was after seeing a famous nullo by the name of Gelding when he was 15 that Gates was inspired to perform the procedure himself. Years later, he sanitized his ultra-sharp ceramic blade with alcohol and got to work.
DIY Surgical Procedure
“I used a ceramic [knife] because its sharper than the steel, less ripping and tearing,” Gates told Metro, adding that he’d taken “every precaution” prior to his surgeries. He also immediately admitted himself to hospitals following both surgeries.
On both occasions, he was stitched up by a surgeon and provided painkillers.
“I honestly didn’t have a problem with the pain,” he said of removing his penis. “I used a little bit of a numbing agent, a little bit of lidocaine on it, and I took to five milligrams of oxycodone that they prescribed me when I did my balls to take the edge off.”
Despite being at a different hospital 16 hours away, he somehow managed to get the same surgeon both times.
Understanding His Sexual Identity
Of his genitalia, Gates said, “it didn’t feel like part of me,” yet he added that he also had “no desire to be a woman” either. He describes himself as non-binary and says he’s attracted to men. He’s not a fan of the pronoun “they,” however, as he says he feels more male than female.
After the procedures, Gates did receive psychiatric treatment and was found to be of sane mind.
“I feel happier. I feel more me. I feel, I guess, freer in a sense. It’s kind of hard to describe it,” Gates said. He also claims to now have an improved sex life post-nullification.
His boyfriend, Gates says, fully accepts his modified body. As for his parents, it seems it took them a while get over the initial shock. However, they ultimately have been accepting of Gates’s decision. Though his mother was apparently not keen on keeping his privates in the freezer.
Disney has overhauled their busy release schedule for the next several years, finally revealing dates for three new Star Wars films as well as pushing back James Cameron’s Avatar sequels.
New Star Wars Films
Up until today, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was the last Star Wars film announced to be released. Three more release dates for Star Wars films were announced today. December 16, 2022; Dec 12, 2024; and Dec 18, 2026.
This is likely one of the new trilogies by either Ryan Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi; or David Benioff and D.B. Weiss of Game of Thrones fame. No titles or synopsizes were provided by the Mouse House.
James Cameron’s Avatar sequels have also been pushed back. Avatar 2 will release a year later from 2020 to 2021, Avatar 3 was pushed back from 2021 to 2023, and Avatar 4 was pushed from 2024 to 2025.
What About Marvel?
The next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains in question. There will certainly be plenty more superhero and team-up films on the horizon, but Disney is keeping mum on the details. For now.
As always, the red carpet for the Met Gala this year was a star-studded affair, teeming with impeccably-costumed celebrities. That, of course, includes Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Kendall Jenner – all of whom, took the “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme to the extreme.
The gala and exhibit were inspired by the 1964 essay “Notes on Camp” by Susan Sontag, in which, she describes the camp aesthetic as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
So, naturally, the Kardashian-Jenner clan could hardly be better suited to the theme.
Kim Kardashian Makes a Splash
Renowned designer Thierry Mugler actually came out of retirement to create Kim Kardashian West’s “dripping” wet ensemble. Even if you’re no fan of the reality star, the illusion created by Mugler’s beaded latex dress is quite impressive.
Yes, it actually made the businesswoman and TV star look like she was dripping wet.
“This is the first time in 20 years Mr. Mugler has designed for the House of Mugler. So to come and design this gown for me is such an honor,” Kardashian West explained to Vogue during a red carpet interview. “This is about eight months in the making … He envisioned me this California girl stepping out of the ocean, wet, dripping.”
The nailed every part of the look, which included “wet” hair and glistening makeup. Even her nails had droplets.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner Channel Their Inner Showgirls
Jenner sisters Kendall and Kylie also showed up to the event in full-on camp with over-the-top, showgirl-inspired, Versace ensembles.
For Kendall, she accessorized her feathered, tangerine gown with jewelry from Tiffany & Co.
“We kinda decided to go for it. Kylie and I worked on it and we came up with a fun vibe with Donatella,” the 23-year-old supermodel told E! “My dress has a lot of feathers at the bottom, so I almost tripped myself but, yeah. I saw pictures, she’s a rock star and I love her. She’s amazing.”
Kylie wore a mermaid-like lilac gown with a voluminous ostrich stole and a matching purple wig.
“I can’t breathe a little bit, but I feel good,” the makeup mogul and Forbes-labeled ‘self-made billionaire’ said.
It appears someone may have been enjoying a tall Starbucks latte while filming the most recently aired episode of Game of Thrones. Though we’ve not heard of the chain being established in Westeros, it seems one of their ubiquitous cups found its way there regardless.
Eagle-eyed viewers noticed the cup hanging out on a table in the great hall of Winterfell in Sunday’s episode. And though each of episode reportedly cost $15 million to create, this sneaky beverage still somehow made it into post-production. (It’s worth noting we should give props to Daenerys for her more eco-friendly, reusable tumbler.)
As dark as the show is, it’s surprising so many people noticed the likely unintentional (or is it?) product placement. Still, the series is one of the most watched and sometimes heavily scrutinized shows on television.
It’s unclear if the cup was left there on purpose or not. It does seem odd that not a single actor or crew member would notice it. Not to mention it skipped past editing and production as well.
Some have theorized that perhaps the gaffe was intentional, to get even more people talking about the series.
Late actor Luke Perry was buried in a suit made of mushrooms, according to his daughter’s Instagram account.
Sophie Perry (@lemonperry) wrote that her father was excited about the idea and that to be buried in one was one of his final wishes.
What Is A Mushroom Suit?
The handcrafted suits are the creation of designer Daniel Silverstein and his company Coieo. Dubbed the ‘Infinity Burial Suit’, it’s a completely biodegradable garment made of mushrooms and other microorganisms. This ‘biomix’ purportedly helps neutralize the toxins built up in our bodies, better decomposes the body, and returns nutrients to plant life.
The suits run $1,500 and come in three sizes, which were all sold out at the time of writing.
Sophie praised the idea as ‘genius’ and accompanied her caption with a picture of mushrooms from the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in California.
Her father was buried in Tennessee, after dying of a stroke on March 4 at age 52.
There’s just two Game of Thrones episodes left, but the end is not nigh for the worlds of Westeros, Essos, and Sothoryos.
According to series author George R.R. Martin, five different spinoff shows have been worked on to varying degrees. Of these, one begins shooting later this year while two more are still in the scriptwriting stage.
It’s Totally Not Called The Long Night…
Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, Martin alluded to the furthest along of the spinoffs as “the one I am not supposed to call The Long Night” in a recent blog post.
The rumored title is in reference to the generation-long winter that took place a thousand years before the events in Game of Thrones.
Martin didn’t spill any further details, but did suggest that fans could devise their own theories by picking up a copy of his new book, Fire & Blood, a prequel and historical guide to the series’ Targaryen family.
In an earlier blog post, Martin also said that each spinoff concept under discussion was a prequel in nature.
The Prequel in Production
Even though we don’t know much of what the newest series will be about, we somewhat know who is involved.
The script is based off a story that was written by Martin and showrunner Jane Goldman, the latter of who wrote the scripts for Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, among other major productions.
So far, actress Naomi Watts of Mulholland Drive and Birdman fame is the biggest name tied to the new series. Other talents involved include Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), and John Simm (Life on Mars, Doctor Who).
Finding A Worthy Successor
HBO hasn’t said much more than Martin about what’s next in regards to the other series. However, programming president, Casey Bloys did caution two years ago that just because four shows were in the works (at the time), that didn’t mean one new show would be released per quarter, or that even more than one would see the light of day.
He did say that each concept examined a different part of the GoT universe’s history, increasing the likelihood of one being worthy of the primetime throne.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a son early Monday morning.
The royal baby weighed 7lbs and 3oz at the time of his 5:26AM delivery. In addition to being her and Prince Harry’s first child, it also marks the first biracial child born into the British royal family.
The new prince is now 7th in line for the throne, after fellow successors Prince Charles, Prince William and his three children, and father Prince Harry. He is also now the 7th great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II.
More Details To Come
The news came in official statements from Buckingham Palace and the couple’s official Instagram account, where it stated that further details (presumably the boy’s name) would come in the following days.
In a separate statement from their Frogmore Cottage home in Sussex, Prince Harry said they would introduce the baby to the world sometime on Wednesday, May 8. There’s no news if the name will also be revealed that day, but the Duke did suggest they had not yet settled on one.
It has been announced that the actor who played Chewbacca in many Star Wars films ranging from 1977 until 2015, passed away at his home on April 30. His family was by his side.
Mayhew’s Official Twitter Account Announces His Death
The announcement was made from Peter Mayhew’s official Twitter account, saying, “The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home.”
The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home. pic.twitter.com/YZ5VLyuK0u
After the news of his passing, various actors he had worked with over the years paid tribute to him online, and in statements. Harrison Ford, known for playing Han Solo in the Star Wars films, said that Mayhew had “great dignity and noble character,” and said he was a “kind and gentle man.”
Ford also said, “We were partners in film and friends in life for over 30 years, and I loved him. He invested his soul in the character and brought great pleasure to the Star Wars audience.”
Mark Hamill, known for playing Luke Skywalker, said that Mayhew was “the gentlest of giants”, and that he was a “big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile and a loyal friend who I loved dearly.”
His family said that “the Star Wars family meant so much more to him than a role in a film. The relationships that began then grew into the friends and family that he would love for decades to come.”
Mayhew was also known for his heavy involvement in non-profit organizations, and had his own foundation that helped support “everything from individuals and families in crisis situations to food and supplies for children of Venezuela.”
A memorial for fans will happen in December, while a memorial for his friends and family will be held on June 29.
Yesterday after the Billboard Music Awards, Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, got married to long-time boyfriend, singer Joe Jonas at a Vegas wedding chapel, with an Elvis impersonator officiating the services.
The Jonas Brothers performed their hit single “Sucker” during the Billboard Music Awards, marking their first performance together in a decade. Sophie was seen in the crowd during the show, singing and dancing along with the brother’s wives.
No one knew that later that night, she’d join their ranks.
They Wanted their Wedding to Be ‘More of an Intimate Thing’
In a recent publication of Harper’s Bazaar, Sophie revealed that she and Jonas planned to get married. She said they wanted to “keep it as low-key as possible” and make it “more of an intimate thing”. And they certainly did, considering it appeared that they exchanged Ring Pops as their wedding bands of choice.
Diplo was the first to break the news of the newly wedded couple, by sharing clips of Jonas entering the Vegas chapel, joined by his two brothers. They also captured Sophie, in white silk pants, a veil, and bouquet. The video was captioned, “Gonna hit up this wedding real quick.”
The couple was serenaded by Dan + Shay, and singer Khalid was present, along with some of their other friends.
She Said Yes, I Said Yes
While this news might seem to have appeared out of nowhere, the couple has been dating since at least 2016. They first announced their engagement in the fall of 2017, on Instagram. They each shared an image of Sophie’s ring, with Jonas captioning his, “She said yes,” while Sophie’s said, “I said yes.”
Rumors about their relationship first started when they were seen together at the pre-MTV Europe Music Awards Kings of Leon concert, in the Netherlands, at the Oude Luxor Theater. PEOPLE confirmed that they were officially dating in December 2016.