Adam Lambert Says He’s ‘So Proud’ Of Sam Smith For Living Their Truth

Adam Lambert applauded longtime pal Sam Smith for being so forthright in their journey toward living authentically as a genderqueer and nonbinary person.

In an NME interview to promote his new EP, “Velvet: Side A,” Lambert said he is “so proud” of Smith, who recently embraced the gender-neutral pronouns “they” and “them.”

“On a personal level, I’m really happy for Sam that they’ve found their truth and they’re feeling liberated by it,” Lambert told the magazine in the interview published Monday. “At some point, you have to break through the ceiling and discuss trans or non-binary issues … they’re really doing a bold thing. It’s time.”

Though Smith has drawn praise from other LGBTQ artists and advocacy groups, they’ve received a fair share of backlash, too. Speaking on “Good Morning Britain,” British media personality Piers Morgan suggested that Smith had only shared their pronouns as a publicity stunt, calling the announcement “a load of nonsense.”

In the interview, Lambert also drew comparisons between his experiences as a gay pop artist and that of Smith. 

After he was named the Season 8 runner-up on “American Idol” in 2009, Lambert ended media speculation over his sexuality when he came out as gay in a Rolling Stone cover story.

Later that same year, Lambert stoked controversy after angering the Parents Television Council at the American Music Awards. While his rendition of the song “For Your Entertainment” was tame by Madonna or Lady Gaga standards, it featured brief allusions to gay love, including a moment in which he and his male keyboard player shared an open-mouthed kiss. 

“The media loves something that feels new and 10 years ago – in America anyway – there wasn’t a lot of mainstream music people identifying as gay, so it was a novelty,” Lambert said. “I feel there might be some parallels there.” 

“If you stop for a minute and make it not about you and put yourself in the shoes of the person that’s being talked about and try to understand their experience – just for a second – you’ll realise what’s being asked is just that you be a decent human being,” he continued. “People get defensive, saying: ‘How dare you ask me to change the way I think!’ and just a little empathy would help.”

Lambert and Smith’s friendship dates back to around 2016, when the pair shared photos of themselves hanging out together in London and Mykonos. Last year, Smith found themself in hot water after Lambert accidentally shared a video of them expressing their distaste for Michael Jackson on Instagram.

Lambert, of course, defended his friend, telling People, “It was a sliver of a fuller conversation that was actually quite interesting. I think people need to give [them] a break.”  

Trump Just Threw Pence Under The Bus And Now ‘President Pelosi’ Is Trending

The White House released a summary of a conversation in which Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. But Trump said he was not the only one to speak to Zelensky.

“I think you should ask for Vice President Pence’s conversation because he had a couple of conversations also,” Trump said. 

Trump also said he and Pence would both be exonerated, and called the vice president’s conversations with Ukraine “perfect.” 

Critics of the administration are now envisioning a scenario in which both Trump and Pence end up impeached. While it would take an unlikely sequence of events for that to happen, the reaction caused #PresidentPelosi to trend Wednesday night and Thursday morning, given that the speaker of the House would be next in the line of succession:

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Donald Trump Jr. tried to insult Kamala Harris. It backfired spectacularly.

Members of the Trump family should think twice before challenging the 2020 Democratic candidates on Twitter. They’re witty, they’re not afraid to speak their minds, and they will tweet back.

Just ask Donald Trump Jr., who recently tried to insult California Senator and Democratic candidate  Kamala Harris. On Friday, Trump Jr. tweeted a short clip of Harris laughing at herself while answering questions at a podium and wrote, “Why is @KamalaHarris the only person that laughs at her jokes… always way to [sic] long and way too hard? The most disingenuous person in politics… after Hillary.”

Shortly after Trump Jr. flexed his weak sense of humor, Harris replied with a genuinely funny joke that insulted not only Trump Jr., but his dear old dad as well.

“You wouldn’t know a joke if one raised you,” she wrote. 

At the time of writing this article, Trump Jr.’s tweet had around 43,000 likes, and Harris’ tweet — which, remember, was tweeted an hour later — had around 391,000 likes. I’m no expert in Twitter analytics, but I think that means Twitter users liked Kamala’s tweet a whole lot more, right?

Judging from the reactions to the Senator’s burn, my theory checks out.

If Trump Jr. doesn’t have anything nice to tweet perhaps next time he should consider tweeting nothing at all .

‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Alum Caelynn Miller-Keyes on Living in a Van With Dean Unglert (Exclusive)

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Mila Kunis Wants To Do ‘Real Housewives’ With Ashton Kutcher And, Um, Yes Please

Since Demi Moore is done airing most of Ashton Kutcher’s dirty laundry in her new memoir, what’s the harm in sharing just a little bit more every week for millions to watch?

Mila Kunis, a noted reality TV die-hard, revealed that she once propositioned her husband about potentially joining the cast of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” some day in the future.

“I did ask my husband once, I was like, listen: Later, in like 20 years, 30 years, what do you think of me going on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?’” she said on a recent episode of comedian Andrea Savage’s new podcast “Grown-Up Woman.” “I’m like, just for like, a year.”

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher attend Zoe Saldana's Walk of Fame star ceremony in May 2018.

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher attend Zoe Saldana’s Walk of Fame star ceremony in May 2018.

And, just to be clear, they wouldn’t be the first actors to join the franchise, which welcomed icon Denise Richards to the cast last season.

Kutcher, unfortunately, wasn’t too keen about about becoming a reality TV husband despite his past success in the genre with “Punk’d.”

“He was like … ‘I would kill you,’” Kunis explained, surely breaking “Real Housewives” boss Andy Cohen’s heart somewhere.

The couple, however, aren’t exactly strangers to reality TV, as they both appeared on a past season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” which he described as their “greatest guilty pleasure of all time.”

Kunis and Kutcher, who share daughter Wyatt Isabelle and son Dimitri Portwood, appear to be less than enthusiastic about opening up their personal lives for public consumption these days.

After the release of Moore’s memoir, Kutcher pledged to keep his mouth shut for the time being about the claims she made about their marriage.

“I was about to push the button on a really snarky tweet,” he wrote the week Moore released her memoir. “Then I saw my son, daughter, and wife and I deleted it.”

Better to save it for the cameras in a couple decades anyway, right?

Twitter Users Weather The Storm With Jokes About Tropical Depression Karen

A tropical depression has inspired a Twitter storm of jokes.

Its name is “Karen,” and, until Friday, was a tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean.

Although tropical storms and depressions aren’t typically considered hilarious, Twitter users responded to Karen with waves of jokes and memes.

It’s a perfect storm for the Internet because, according to Wired, ”‘Karen’ has been the internet’s stock female antagonist” for the last three years or so.

The outlet describes the stereotypical Karen as a “righteously annoyed middle-aged white woman who loves coupons, reverse mullet bobs, and, above all else, speaking to the manager.”

As a tropical storm, Karen was already the subject of some joking, but the decision to downgrade it to a tropical depression inspired some Category 5 hilarity:

Some people were more sympathetic to Karen’s plight than others, finding the tropical depression downright relatable after journalist Joel Franco tweeted that Karen “could fall apart ‘at any time’ and was “not expected to get very far.”

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MH370 shock claim: Pilot ‘parachuted out of plane to meet lover waiting in boat’

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Dubbed a “dubious and far-fetched story” by Channel 5’s ‘Flight MH370’, an author unveiled a sensational theory in the 2019 book ‘The Hunt for MH370’. Journalist Ean Higgins accused Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah of planning the mass murder so that he could escape and start a new life with his mistress.

The theory, he claimed, was originally put forward by David Shrubb, Qantas’ former manager of flight training and veteran airline captain.

Mr Shrubb explained to Mr Higgins that the pilot wanted to leave his wife Faiza Khanum Mustafa Khan, but it would be difficult given his Muslim faith, so he designed an elaborate plan to escape his life.

Mr Higgins’ book claimed Mr Shah had numerous mistresses over the years, but Rina with her “long, lustrous hair and sensuous figure” was his favourite.

What’s more, Rina apparently came into a large inheritance before she met Mr Shah while working on the security scanners at Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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Mr Higgins wrote: “The love tryst couple decided on an elaborate plan to elope and secretly establish a new life in another obscure but pleasant Asian country.” 

He claimed that Mr Shah used a criminal connection to obtain two stolen passports the night before the MH370 flight, which they would use to assume new identities.

He then allegedly packed his flight kit with extra warm clothes, a bright waterproof torch, whistle and parachute. 

Then, when the flight was on its way he apparently depressurised the aircraft so everyone on board would become comatose from hypoxia or die.

According to the wild theory, he went into the passenger cabin and robbed travellers and other crew members “systemically but quickly”, taking their wallets and purses and emptying cash into a waterproof container. 

When he knew he was out of radar range, he allegedly slowed the plane and took it down to 3000 feet.

Mr Higgins wrote: “Seeing the lights of the fishing boat he was expecting, just as planned at the precise agreed coordinates, Zaharie put a deflated life jacked on along with his parachute.

“He returned to the passenger cabin and opened one of the exit doors just behind the wings, after pushing a lifeless flight attendant who had collapsed there out of the way.”

He claimed Mr Shah then parachuted out to meet Rina, guided by the lights on her fishing boat. 

He wrote: “Within 15 minutes the love of her life was safely aboard and in her arms, ready to secretly elope overseas and start a new life, the cash from the inheritance secure in the hold.” 

Mr Shah was reported to have been having marital issues at the time of MH370’s disappearance and he allegedly bombarded several models on social media with sexually suggestive comments. 

Nevertheless, this theory has been branded “sensational” and “far-fetched”.

Mr Higgins outlined a number of different theories as to what happened to MH370 in his book – some more plausible than others – but he said this one is his favourite because it is so “imaginative”. 

He added that there is precedent in aviation history of every key element of the theory to make it plausible. 

For example, in 1971, DB Cooper hijacked a flight by claiming he had a bomb in his suitcase. 

He demanded a huge sum of money and then jumped out of the plane in a parachute, never to be seen again.