‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Why A few Fans Think Katherine Heigl Was the Best benefit of the First Couple of Seasons
Katherine Heigl played Dr. Izzie Stevens on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ until she left the show in 2010. While her time on ‘Grey’s’ wasn’t long, some fans still celebrate her impact in 2021.Read More
A lot of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Supporters Might Hate Izzie, but They Will Protect One of Her Most significant Storylines
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans still debate about Katherine Heigl’s role as Izzie Stevens. While some supporters don’t miss her at all, they have strong feelings about how Izzie handled one specific moment.Read More
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans still long for the days where the original cast reigned supreme. However, who made up ‘M.A.G.I.C.’ and how much are they worth in 2021?Read More
‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Katherine Heigl Worried the Display Wouldn’t Last Right after McDreamy’s Death: ‘It’s So Hard to Picture’
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ stars Katherine Heigl and Patrick Dempsey played Izzie Stevens and Derek Shepherd. The ‘Knocked Up’ actor shared why the show couldn’t go on without McDreamy.Read More
‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Was Izzie Ever Really Envious of Jo? Here is What Katherine Heigl and Camilla Luddington Say
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ shocked fans in season 16 when Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) left Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) for Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl). The actors confirmed if their characters hate each other.Read More
Katherine Heigl played Izzie Stevens for six seasons of ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ In the show’s 14th season, Heigl manifested a reunion between Izzie and Alex (Justin Chambers).Read More
After some insensitive tweets surfaced, ‘Outer Banks’ star Chase Stokes apologized, then claimed his Twitter account was hacked.Read More
Tonight is the season 3 finale of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. The roommates are actively getting viewers excited on social media, but Jenni “JWoww” Farley just hinted at some major news. Is she done with the show for good like Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi?
Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley | Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for MTV
Snooki is leaving ‘Jersey Shore’
Last December, Polizzi announced that she was done with Jersey Shore on her podcast, It’s Happening With Snooki and Joey. Season 3 of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation would be her last, mostly because Polizzi didn’t like the new narrative. “I’m just not comfortable filming that show anymore with the direction it’s going with all the drama,” she explained. “I just want to move on,” Polizzi told HelloGiggles. “I’m not in the mood to do this drama with Angelina anymore, and I just want to be happy and positive, and film fun shows. I’m a mom of three, and I’m 32 years old, so when I leave my kids and film a show, I want to have a good time and not be around negative energy. So, yeah, I don’t think I’m going back.”
‘Snooki’ may not be done with television for good
Besides her desire to spend more time with her kids, Polizzi has a slew of other projects she wants to work on, including another show. A hosting gig appeals to Polizzi most. “Like a fun game show or something, where I could do something fun with the people, and it’s not all about me, ya know?” Polizzi added in her HelloGiggles interview. In 2018, she hosted MTV’s How Far Is Tattoo Far? — a project she enjoyed because the spotlight wasn’t on her. “I like having that break of not always being ‘on.’”
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Polizzi isn’t solely interested in a hosting gig. “I would love to do something with Jenni again, just because filming Snooki & Jwoww, our spinoff from Jersey Shore a while ago, was the fun-est show ever.” Now, it seems like that might be possible, considering Farley’s most recent announcement.
Deena Cortese might be done with ‘Jersey Shore’
Given all of the drama that occurred at Angelina Pivarnick’s wedding, Cortese may be ready to move on from reality TV. Like her fellow meatball, Cortese is a mom with aspirations outside of Jersey Shore. Her “Mommy-and-Me” clothing line, Christopher John, is set to launch Father’s Day 2020. And considering how she said she would “never film with Angelina again,” fans think Cortese might be done with the show now more than ever.
Is ‘JWoww’ done with ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ too?
Like many fans predicted, it seems that Farley is removing herself from Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Though a fourth season has yet to be confirmed, it doesn’t seem likely that Farley will be part of it should the reality series get renewed. “I am way to ride or die to see you leave,” Farley tweeted regarding Polizzi’s exit from the show. “If you’re done, I’m done. There’s no Jwoww without my Snooki.”
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Farley’s tweet comes as a shock to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation fans. With so many of the roommates making their exit, it’s looking less likely that the show will continue with another season. For now, fans can turn to Pauly DelVecchio and Vinny Guadagnino’s side projects for a good laugh.
Since George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020, protests against police brutality have taken over the nation. Dave Burd, better known by his rap persona Lil Dicky, took to Instagram to encourage his fans to become part of the solution.
Dave Burd a.k.a Lil Dicky | Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images
Lil Dicky has a national reach
Aside from becoming a viral sensation on YouTube for his song “Ex-Boyfriend,” Burd has recently stepped into the television spotlight. His FXX series Dave gives fans a glimpse at Burd’s life before his music career took off. The series was recently green-lit for another season. Now, Burd is using his voice to make an impact at a time when it matters most.
As a caucasian, Jewish rapper, Burd has had many difficult conversations as they relate to the music industry, privilege, and appropriation. Recognizing his fame, Burd used his influence to connect with his fans and speak to the issues Floyd’s death has presented.
Lil Dicky’s personal experiences with racism
Burd posted to his Instagram regarding his experiences with racial injustice and how, in the past, he ignored the situation.
“Even though things are at such a boiling point right now, perhaps the saddest thing to me is that none of this is remotely new,” Burd wrote in a text post to Instagram. He admits he has been oblivious to systemic racism, saying, “When I saw anything on the news, I thought to myself, ‘how can someone actually be racist, that’s so illogical and dumb.’ And I left it at that. I figured something so clearly wrong, and so legitimately evil could never continue to survive in today’s ‘enlightened’ society. I was wrong.”
Dave Burd, Instagram
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Then he focused on the impact racism has had on his life and the lives of his friends. On several occasions, Burd says he was witness to Elz (Travis ‘Taco’ Bennett) and GaTa experience the hate of racism. He recounts the times he has seen black colleagues were wrongfully accused of doing something simply because of the color of their skin. He wrote about being at parties with GaTa and haring people threaten to “curb stomp him.” Burd said he was accused of stealing people’s laptops after he brought Elz and GaTa around.
“Nobody ever accused me of stealing anything before I hung out with GaTa,” Burd wrote. He recounted the many times racist events occurred and how mad he was about them, and how GaTa and Elz treated the situations as “business as usual.” After recalling these horrible instances, Burd’s focus shifts into a call of action for his fans and followers.
Lil Dicky encouraged action amongst fans
Using his fame and position as an “unaffected” party, Burd called for his fans to take action. “The people that are affected the most by this — their voices aren’t the loudest,” the rapper wrote. “It’s just astronomically harder for them to have the platform to be heard. So what’s becoming clear to me is that those of us unaffected every day by racism need to fight this fight harder than anyone.”
Though he’s unsure about his next move, Burd made a pledge to donate money, educate himself on the issues at hand, and do whatever he can to help.
Burd concluded his post with a hopeful message: “I believe that we are here to love. But hate will not disappear on its own. I beg all of you to join the fight. Not with violence, but with love. Because love will beat hate if we want it bad enough.”
Outer Banks star Chase Stokes is currently in some hot water. After insensitive tweets from his past surfaced, the Netflix star posted a sincere apology. Shortly after the apology was posted, it was removed — along with the derogatory tweets — which Stokes attributed to his account being hacked. Here’s what we know.
Chase Stokes in ‘Outer Banks’ | Curtis Baker/Netflix
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Fans love Chase Stokes as John B
Stokes has recently been in the spotlight thanks to his role as John B on the Netflix series Outer Banks. The show tells the tale of a group of high-school-aged teens in search of $400 million in gold. As the lead in the series, Stokes quickly became a fan favorite.
The derogatory tweets from Chase Stokes’ past
A few insensitive tweets from Stokes’ youth surfaced on May 18. Fans took screenshots of the tweets in question. In on tweet, Stokes was presumably referring to Justin Bieber, writing: “Bieber means beaver in German ha..F*g.”
Another tweet included a photo captioned, “Surf n*gg.” Stokes later claimed the photo wasn’t of him or anyone that he knows. Another screenshot showed a tweet that read, “Just because [you’re] old doesn’t give you the right to drive like a r*tard.”
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Chase Stokes apologized for the tweets — then deleted the apology
“I am flawed, and I am sorry,” the Outer Banks star tweeted on May 18. His apology was included as a screen shot of a note that read:
Yes. I will address this. I was not hiding. I consulted in one of my closest friends just as anybody else would. I have posted insensitive tweets. My Facebook has been hacked countless times. The picture isn’t even of me or anybody I know. Again, I am incredibly sorry. I really am. I hope you guys see what I am currently doing and how I am continuing to do the right thing by being respectful in today’s climate. This does not excuse my words, nor am I excusing myself. I will continue to work towards using my platform in the same capacity I have been and doing/bringing light to the world.
Shortly after Stokes published the apology on Twitter, it was removed — along with the derogatory tweets.
Chase Stokes said his Twitter was hacked
After removing his formal apology and the insensitive tweets fans had found, Stokes claimed he was locked out of his Twitter account. He then explained how he had been trying to reset his password.
Yo just getting back into twitter. My password was changed, figuring things out. I’m really sorry that this is all happening at once.
— Chase Stokes (@hichasestokes) May 19, 2020
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“Somebody obviously got access to my account. So I’m trying to solve this,” he tweeted a minute later. Some fans seemed to be confused by the rapid pace at which this story developed, while others defended Stokes. “I already dug into one of the people trying to cancel you so I’m not going to repeat myself too much,” one fan tweeted. “Just wanted to say that a lot of the people attacking you are actual children that don’t even remember 2007, 2010 or 2013. You were a kid and you made mistakes, that’s ok.”
Other fans weren’t so sure Stokes’ was telling the truth about his account being hacked. “I’m sorry Chase but the whole hacking thing happening at the same time as everything else is [really suspect], ur gonna have to prove that someone hacked into ur account or something bc i KNOW people aren’t gonna believe it,” a speculative fan wrote.
At the time of publication, Stokes’ apology hasn’t been republished on his social media accounts.
In Outer Banks, Kooks and Pogues don’t mix. That is, unless you’re Sarah Cameron and John B. The Netflix series looks at the relationships between the wealthy Kooks and the home-grown Pogues. One of those relationships is a broken friendship between Kiara — better known as Ki — and Sarah.
Find out what Sarah Cameron did to create the divide between her and Kiara.
[Spoiler Alert: Spoilers ahead for Outer Banks Season 1.]
Chase Stokes, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, and Madelyn Cline in ‘Outer Banks’ | Netflix
Rivalry runs deep in ‘Outer Banks’
One of the driving storylines in Outer Banks Season 1 is the divide between the Kooks and Pogues. According to the main protagonist, John B, “The Cut” is the “home of the working class” — also referred to as Pogues. The nickname is meant to denote that Pogues are on the lowest end of the food chain — similar to the pogue fish used to attract larger fish.
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On the contrary, Kooks are the wealthy members of the Outer Banks. Historically, surfers have used the term Kook to describe someone who can’t surf but will pretend that they can for recognition. As far as the Kooks depicted in Outer Banks, they’re natives with a lot of money — something that makes it impossible for them to fit into the laid back vibe of the surfer town.
Kiara and Sarah have a history
Throughout the early episodes in the series, Ki made it clear to her Pogue lads that she had a strong dislike for Sarah because she betrayed her. Ki was very elusive as to what that meant, only ever comparing Sarah to “a spitting cobra.”
Ki is a self-proclaimed Pogue, but she was born into a wealthy family and therefore considered a Kook by the rest of society. At some point in her life, Ki attended a Kook school with Sarah Cameron. Ki recalled the day she was befriended by Sarah, who offered to help her save baby turtles. Later, Ki expressed that Sarah betrayed her without ever specifying how.
The real reason Kiara disliked Sarah Cameron
After John B determined that he needed the help of both Sarah and Ki to find the Royal Merchant gold, he concocted a plan to rectify their friendship. John B (Chase Stokes), Pope (Jonathan Daviss), and JJ (Rudy Pakow) abandoned Sarah and Ki on a boat so that they could sort out their differences.
Reluctant at first, the two eventually decided to share a joint after Sarah was stung by a jellyfish. Then, Ki opened up about her issues with Sarah. She revealed that during their childhood, Sarah didn’t invite Kiara to one of her birthday parties. That hurt Kiara deeply — so much so that she had held onto it, even years later.
There’s a reason Sarah Cameron hurt Kiara
As it turned out, there was a reason why Sarah chose to leave Kiara off of the invite list for her birthday party. “You liked me,” Sarah said. “When people get close to me, I feel trapped. And I bail, and I blame them for it.”
“You ghosted me, and I don’t even know why,” Kiara said, explaining how much Sarah’s decision hurt her. Then, Kiara revealed what she did to cope with not being invited. After seeing all of her classmates enjoying the party on Instagram, Kiara called the cops to have the party broken up — a detail that made both girls laugh and ultimately restored their friendship.
After a night together on the boat, the boys returned to find Sarah and Kiara seemingly the same. They agreed not to clue the boys in on how well their plan had worked, but deep down, there was an understanding and a rekindled friendship between them.
Will that friendship last? Hopefully we’ll find out if a second season of Outer Banks is ever confirmed.