All These Eric Garner Protests Are Really Bumming Out LeAnn Rimes

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LeAnn Rimes, a sad and spangled cowboy boot that's been left in the back of your closet since 1997, was super bummed out by the Eric Garner protests that disrupted her performance during NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller on Wednesday. The lonely boot tweeted, "Wow, riots are sad tonight coming out of a joyous place. #peaceatchristmas #prayersforall"


Of course, there were no riots in New York, only peaceful protests. After Twitter corrected her, LeAnne was still saddened by all of the "negativity."

Later, perhaps after catching a lot of flack for her ignorant and tone-deaf observations, Rimes tweeted the following statement:

My heart is in the right place. I am sad for everyone tonight. Those who are wronged, those who are struggling, those who are heartbroken. My heart is with you. I wish peace for all. I apologize if my understanding of the ny protests were taken in any other way. It was what was being relayed to me and reported.

You know the old protest chant, LeAnn: No justice, no peace and/or multi-million dollar tree lighting ceremony.

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As a part of an exhibit at Art Basel, Usher Raymond charged his phone with a woman's vagina. Lena Marquise, the artist, had inserted a battery pack into herself and attached a power cord to it, allowing observers to charge their iPhones as a commentary on how we've become dependent on technology. "Perfect audience," Marquise wrote on Instagram. "Usher understood the nuances at first glance, and at second glance got his phone charged by me." [Gossip Cop]

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Eva Mendes has reportedly banned boyfriend and father to her child Ryan Gosling from ever speaking to his ex, Rachel McAdams. According to a source, "it caused a big scene" when McAdams called to congratulate Gosling on the birth of his daughter and Mendes is ""convinced Rachel's trying to win him back." Hollywood! Where—according to gossip reporters—everyone's a jealous psychopath and no one ever gets over their exes. [Radar]

  • A bunch of dummies tried to suggest that Coco (of Ice Loves Coco) try something similar to Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine cover and Coco was like, I've literally been doing that for decades now. [E!]
  • Coldplay says that their next musical diazepam album might be their last. [Billboard]
  • Mark Wahlberg wants a pardon for his 1988 assault conviction, which he got after attacking a man and leaving him blind. [Time]
  • Shocking no one, Cee Lo Green is defending Bill Cosby. [MTV]
  • Brian Williams skipped his news broadcast to watch his daughter (Allison Williams) star in Peter Pan Live! FINE. THAT'S CUTE. [E!]
  • Questlove says musicians should be writing and performing more protest songs in the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings. [Billboard]
  • Is FKA twigs is using Robert Pattinson for fame? Or is Robert Pattinson is using FKA twigs because she's a cool as fuck goddess? [Celebrity Dirty Laundry]
  • Madonna is once again modeling for Versace. [MTV]
  • Kristin Cavallari says she felt "manipulated" and "used" when she was a teenage cast member on Laguna Beach: "My boyfriend at the time [Stephen Colletti], the producers would have him go and take out Lauren Conrad — take her to dinner, bring her flowers — which never would have happened if it wasn't for the show and for MTV." [Pop Sugar]

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It's really sad reading the timelines of a lot of white people I know saying things like "Ruining the Tree lighting ceremony. Ruining thanksgiving. Ruining traffic. Ruining the holidays." The disconnect, the lack of understanding, of empathy. It's as if the racial problems in America don't register in their hearts, because who cares? I'm white. This is part of the problem. Black people are American people, and you should not be happy to live in a country in which one American is less than another. You might think no one is above you because you're white, but in systems like this one, there is always someone who trumps you unfairly. Let's say, a very wealthy person. One day you could find yourself a victim of a crime done to you by a rich person, and that's it. You're done. There is always someone above you who will be better protected than you. So find it in your heart to CARE for what others are going, because this system is bullshit and one day you could be a victim too.