The National Enquirer Reportedly Claims That Calling Someone Transgender Isn't an Insult, in the Most Insulting Way Ever

Thanks to the National Enquirer, the courts will now rule on whether calling someone transgender is defamatory, according to TMZ. In a crazy twist in Richard Simmons’ lawsuit, new filings allegedly state that claiming someone is undergoing gender reassignment surgery isn’t an insult–for example, claiming that he’s having a “vagina built by doctors,” according to “a source” and living as “A WOMAN!” named Fiona with breast implants. TMZ reports that in new court filings, the parent company American Media argues that the story is consistent with Simmons’ reputation for bending gender norms and therefore is not damaging to his reputation. Hopefully Simmons’ team puts an end to the “He’s-a-SHE!” gossip genre.


That article is gone, but still up is a post identifying Simmons as this box. “Richard Simmons: Reclusive Star’s Head In a Box” is a gallery of five photos, three blurry photos of what appears to be a box in the passenger seat of a car (one repeat photo zoomed-in) and two totally unrelated images of Simmons in a Willy Wonka costume at the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Rob Lowe is a ghost hunter, as you know, from A&E’s forthcoming The Lowe Files, a real show in which Rob Lowe and his sons will be investigating unexplained paranormal phenomena. (Don’t worry; it’s “more like An Idiot Abroad Vibe,says his son John Owen). But Rob Lowe really has made contact with a ghost through some kind of ghosty thingamagic, Entertainment Weekly reports:

“There’s a device they use that the theory is it can translate — that the spirits can talk through this device, for a lack of better term,” he said. “Don’t ask me how, don’t ask me the science, I don’t know. John just thinks it’s randomly programmed to say words at any given time, which it could be, but how does it know to say the word … it said the dead woman’s name where she was murdered. Judge for yourself. I don’t want to seem like a nut. I don’t want to end my career here.”

Okay. His adorable charisma is strong enough to pull me down whatever nowhere road Rob Lowe feels like, consequences be damned! So long as the destination is not Scientology.

The twenty-four year old woman known for breaking into Drake’s bedroom to drink a Sprite, aka “Thirsty Girl,” is at it again!

This time, in the full light of day on Thursday morning, TMZ reports, she told security she was “on the list,” a conviction that Drake’s house isn’t so much a private space as a club freely accessible to the VIP. She then spat at the police, subsequently getting pepper sprayed and arrested.

Not VIP, Thirsty Girl!

  • I wonder what Tom Cruise’s breath smells like, is a question I’ve never wondered, but now I know: it’s nice. [People]
  • Former Miami Dolphins cheerleader Lynn Aronberg is divorcing her husband, former Florida state senator and Democrat Dave Aronberg, over her “isolation” in her staunch Trump support. [People]
  • Mindy Kaling is being super low-key about this pregnancy. Oprah claims that she broke the news with an off-hand “Oh, Oprah, I don’t think you know. I’m 5 months pregnant.” [Perez Hilton]

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I am 1000000000% here for couples getting divorced bc one partner supports Trump. He represents the worst of humanity so why would you want to be married to someone who supports that?