Stacey Dash makes awkward Oscars appearance

Kylie Jenner is trying to trademark her first name… Louis Tomlinson’s temporary custody deal… Jennifer Garner breaks silence about Ben Affleck… Company confuses Oprah with Whoopi… and Stacey Dash makes awkward Oscars appearance

Kylie Jenner has learned a thing or two from her momager and she’s applied to trademark her first name in the US. Who has a problem with that? Kylie Minogue. She had her reps file the paperwork to stop that from happening. Kylie’s reps say trademarking the name “Kylie” would cause confusion and dilute Kylie Minogue’s brand. And just to make things extra hostile, they said Kylie Jenner is a “secondary reality television personality” who not only appears as a “supporting character” on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” but has also been criticized by disability rights groups and African American communities. Oh yes. They went there. And then Kylie Minogue personally addressed the issue by tweeting, “Hello…My name is KYLIE #lightyears.” And by the way, Kylie Minogue has owned the domain name Kylie.com since 1996 — the year before Miss Jenner was born.

Only hours before an emergency court hearing, Louis Tomlinson and his baby mama Briana Jungwirth struck a temporary custody deal regarding their one-month-old son, Freddie. Louis basically accused Briana of keeping their son away from him until she got more money. According to TMZ, Briana doesn’t want Louis’ girlfriend around Freddie because she’s afraid the baby will become confused over who his mommy is. She also wants Louis to only see the baby in her home with no overnight visits just yet. They’re still negotiating the money part.

In her interview with Vanity Fair, Jennifer Garner was very open about her breakup from Ben Affleck. She takes ownership of her part in the breakdown of their marriage. And as far as the “Nannygate” scandal, Jen says she and Ben had been separated for months before she ever heard about the nanny and that “she was not part of the equation.” She also says Ben is the love of her life and that she doesn’t need anyone to hate Ben for her and that she doesn’t hate him, either.

This truly couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Total Beauty tweeted a photo of Whoopi Goldberg on the Oscars red carpet and captioned it, “We had no idea @Oprah was #tatted, and we love it…” Oops!! The backlash was fast and furious and Total Beauty deleted their tweet as quickly as possible. They tried to fix it with this tweet: “We’d like to apologize to Oprah and Whoopi, as well as everyone we’ve offended. It was our error, and there are no excuses. We’re sorry.” And since that didn’t do the trick, they followed it up with, “Using this #Oscars #SNAFU as an opportunity to donate $10k to@whoopigoldberg & @oprah‘s charity of choice. #ThatsNotOprah#WeMeanIt” And yes, Oprah saw it. Her best friend Gayle King posted a photo of Oprah holding a cellphone with Whoopi’s picture on Instagram and captioned it, “@Oprah & favorite daughter watching #Oscars & seeing @totalbeauty snafu! We all love @whoopigoldberg but we don’t all look alike Jeeeze!”

We all know Leo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar and that “Mad Max Fury Road” won 6 and that “Spotlight” beat out “Revenant” for Best Picture, but don’t you really want to talk about that awkward Stacey Dash appearance? Chris Rock introduced her as the Academy’s new director of the minority outreach program and she walked out and giggled, “I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month!” The audience was confused. So after the Oscars, Stacey explained in this blog entry:

“You might be watching the Oscars and wondering why someone named Stacey Dash just walked across the stage. (Why was that funny anyway?) Well, I’m Stacey – with an “e” – and it’s nice to meet you. I was born in the South Bronx, became an actress in Hollywood where I starred in the 1995 movie Clueless. Since then, you won’t believe what happened. (Actually you can read the full story in my upcoming book There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative.) Even though I voted for Obama in 2008 — even had a bumper sticker! — I didn’t make the same mistake twice. In 2012, I voted for Mitt Romney — and everyone freaked the hell out about it. Why? Well, black people should support black candidates, I was told. But I’m not one to be told what to do. No matter my skin color, I was going to vote for the best candidate. Since I was blamed, mocked, and ridiculed in the press over supporting a Republican, I’ve spoken out about a LOT of stuff that black people try to stuff down my throat. For example, I spoke out against Black History Month. ( Why should there be such a thing? Haven’t we had more than just one month’s worth of accomplishments? Here my thoughts HERE.) Plus, I spoke out against the #OscarsSoWhite controversyHERE. My take? We need to stop complaining about white people oppressing us, we shouldn’t boycott the Oscars, and we need to support Chris Rock the host.Which brings me to the joke. When they added ME to increase the diversity, I’m sure many black people rolled their eyes. I’m not “black enough,” they say. But guess what? I’ve heard that all my life. I would rather be a free thinking, black than a cookie cutter black who thinks – and votes – just like all my friends. Yes, I’m the actress from the South Bronx who has always dreamed of winning an Oscar. But God has a great sense of humor and this is my first encounter with one of my dreams of destiny. Bringing diversity to Hollywood… not merely because of color, but politics as well.  (After all, different colors of skin is an easy kind of diversity.  Ideological diversity is much harder, because it forces everyone to come face to face with actual beliefs.  Hollywood needs BOTH.) Anyway, this is a first. A beginning. So that’s who I am. Nice to meet you.”

 

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