Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far.
1. Tommy Lee’s Father’s Day feud
It was not a very happy Father’s Day for rocker Tommy Lee, who took to social media to call out his two sons and their mother, Pamela Anderson, for their bad behavior. Now oldest son Brandon Lee has fired back with an incriminating video of his dad. Read more >
Happy Father’s Day fellas! I’m not gonna sit here and post some fluffed up bullshit for the public to read…. I’m gonna be honest- Being a father ain’t easy! I’m so tired of the fake shit I keep seeing all over IG… let’s get real: It’s a rollercoaster ok? My father taught me to respect everyone and everything and to take care of those that I loved. He taught me to appreciate my possessions, and to be grateful for the things I was given. I’ve fucked up at times but I’ve always bounced back. When I had a child, my first child, I wanted to instill those same virtues into him. Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don’t know the value of things. If they break something, they don’t care because they know they’ll just get a new one, if they hurt someone, they don’t care because so many people tell them it’s OK. I never wanted this for my kids. I know I’m not fully to blame, because their mom has a lot to do with it, enabling bad behavior and buying them things when they weren’t good, but I guess I hoped at the end of the day they would end up kind. I love them dearly, don’t get me wrong, but man, sometimes it’s really tough to watch your kids grow up without those morals. Nothing can really prepare you for fatherhood …. I love my boys but they can be assholes too…and that’s the truth (Cue Honest Guy music)
A post shared by ☨☯ɱɱ¥ ᒪ☰☰ (@tommylee) on Jun 17, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT
2. Meghan Markle’s dad speaks out
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent the weekend at a wedding, the duchess’s father, Thomas Markle, was gearing up for an interview about his famous son-in-law. What could possibly go wrong? Read more >
'My daughter has been a Princess since the day she was born.'
Thomas Markle, father of the Duchess of Sussex, speaks about the moment he spoke to Prince Harry for the first time in a WORLD EXCLUSIVE interview. pic.twitter.com/yywNJYc1sn
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 18, 2018
3. Melania Trump addresses family separation policy
Melania Trump issued a statement Sunday saying that she “hates” seeing migrant children separated from their families at the border. Comedian Kathy Griffin fired back that the first lady is “complicit,” while Laura Bush and Oprah Winfrey have joined the ranks of those criticizing President Trump’s immigration policy. Read more >
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) June 17, 2018
4. Kim Kardashian’s cornrows spark cultural appropriation complaints
Kim Kardashian is once again facing backlash for wearing her hair in cornrows, this time at the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday. Read more >
5. Beyoncé and Jay-Z deliver surprise album
And in case you’ve been living off the grid all weekend, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have dropped a new joint album, Everything Is Love, complete with a music video shot at the Louvre — just because they can. Read more >
A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jun 16, 2018 at 2:29pm PDT
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