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Popeye’s vs Chick-Fil-A! Who has the tastier chicken sandwich? Momma Perez and the kids and Perez give you the answer – straight up! Our first time ever eating at a Popeye’s restaurant! And mom feels like they were trying to force us out! And Mia had to go pee but there was no public restroom! EVERY DAY THERE IS DRAMA WITH OUR FAMILY! Every day! Without fail! And we love them all so much!
This video has A LOT of surprises! From start to finish! And we’re not exaggerating! Watch!
Many people have now seen the hilarious clip from “Family Feud Canada” that shows a contestant named Eve Dubois giving a hilarious answer to “Name Popeye’s favorite food.” Of course, anyone familiar with Popeye the Sailor would have one answer: Spinach. Dubois’ answer? “Chicken.” While that may not have been the top answer according to Family…
This is such an amazing achievement! Congrats, Timbaland!
The music mogul surprised everyone to start off 2020 with an incredible story: he has overcome his addiction troubles and lost more than 130 pounds on his way to a complete transformation of body, mind, and soul! So incredible!!!
The long-time music biz exec and sometimes performer, born Timothy Mosley, Timbaland is the star of the new January/February 2020 issue of Men’s Health. And along with it, he’s sharing an incredible tale of redemption and hard work.
In the cover story, the 47-year-old opened up about his previous addiction to painkillers, too, which worked in tandem with poor diet and lack of exercise to get his body all out of whack. He explained more about the lowest lows in his life:
“I had to get whipped, because I didn’t appreciate anything. [The painkillers] put me in a great feeling of not caring, of just being free. I’m like traveling, doing shows, popping ’em, having fun, just being ignorant.”
What started as an addiction all the way back in 2011 unfortunately really blossomed in the decade to follow, and the painkiller reliance only got worse as the music producer got divorced and experienced money troubles.
But then one day — in the middle of a dream, no less — the Apologize performer was snapped back to reality with an awakening about his way of life. He explained:
“I had a dream that death was near. I saw myself with a white face. It’s like a bright light going on in your brain. That’s how you know what true love really is.”
After his near-death dream, Timbaland knew immediately it was time to make some changes. Motivated by the future of his children to finally get healthy and work back towards financial freedom, the hitmaker’s redemption story began to unfold.
He started by getting rid of his oversized mansion, then dumped the painkillers down the toilet and worked to get back on track emotionally with his nearly-estranged family.
As the musician explained:
“I had to downsize, get all that superstar stuff out of the way. The divorce at the beginning was very messy, but now we are good friends. [Withdrawal from the painkillers] was one of the toughest things. The only things that got me through it were my kids, my girl, the help of God keeping my mind still … But this was the path chosen for me. God was rebuilding my character.”
And from there, the journey became a fitness and health story.
Motivated to avoid diabetes and get back on track in order to watch his kids grow up, the mogul did it big — in the gym, and then in the refrigerator.
He shared a little bit about the transformation he’s made in the last few months, as you can see here:
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Joaquin Phoenix is not here to answer the same questions over and over, OK?!
The silver-fox actor won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama on Sunday night at the 77th annual Golden Globes, getting the nod for his role in Joker. But when it came time to speak to the media after his acceptance, the film star wasn’t feeling it, and something was way off in the press room by the time he got there.
Upon entering, Phoenix was already a little upset, claiming he’d been “tricked” into the room by somebody who told him it was just for photos.
When one reporter asked about the process in preparing for his role in Joker, the 45-year-old went off, saying (below):
“Isn’t this old news? I think I’ve talked about this for six months. I mean, right? I feel like I answered these questions. You want to hear a different version of it? I can try to change it slightly, or what should I do? … It was a long process, and there’s so many things that I just can’t remember right now. But I feel like I already answered this question six months ago, but thanks for still asking.”
Yikes! Not a great start to the press conference…
A follow-up question came in about the possibility of a Joker sequel, which further set off the I’m Still Here star’s frustration.
It also prompted him to go off on a tangent about his career:
“What do you mean? [about the possibility of a sequel] Why? I don’t care who is saying that. That’s awesome and I love whoever says it. I don’t think that I’ve ever done too many predictable things. So if that came up, it’s not because we’re following some rule book, it’s because we feel inspired again to explore the character more thoroughly. That would be the only reason for me to do it. So that’s all I can say about that.”
Not a bad answer by the end, but definitely still some tinges of frustration and exasperation here, too!
Everybody loves to talk about food, though!
Ironically the one thing that did make Phoenix light up during the media session was a question about the ceremony’s decision to offer an only plant-based menu to those in attendance.
Speaking positively about it, the You Were Never Really Here star said:
“It’s the first time I’ve ever eaten the food at this ceremony. I thought it was excellent. I was so moved by their decision to make tonight plant-based. It was such an important step. The SAG Awards and Critics Choice Awards and Governor’s Ball, whatever else there is, need to do it as well.”
From there, he went deeper into the entire idea of plant-based food, speaking the most he had all night and adding:
“I think we’re coming to a point now where the evidence is irrefutable and undeniable. I think it’s somewhat where we realized how poisonous tobacco was, and secondhand smoking. They made it illegal to smoke in public places. I think now consuming animal products is no longer just a personal choice. It is having a drastic and vast consequence on the rest of the world and all of us, and so I think it was incredibly brave and compassionate of HFPA to make that bold decision. I really commend them for that. I’ve never been so proud to attend an awards ceremony as I am tonight, and thank you so much for asking that question.”
Well then! That was a helpful quote and a polite conclusion! Quite different from the first few answers he gave…
BTW, you can watch his entire press room session here:
But what about that acceptance speech, though?!
The quirky actor wasn’t just stand-offish behind the scenes in the press room. Moments before speaking to the media, when he actually won the Globe for his role in Joker, he delivered a bizarre, halting, expletive-laden speech that drew a lot of social media reaction and confusion on its own.
You can watch that moment here, too:
Yeah… so, basically, the actor had quite a bizarre night both on-stage and back behind the scenes.
What can we say, though? It sure made for good television!
What did y’all think of all this press room drama, Perezcious readers?! And what of the plant-based menu at the ceremony itself — Phoenix even mentioned the food in his acceptance speech, so was it really that big of a deal??
Sound OFF with all your opinions about Joaquin Phoenix’s very strange night in the comments (below)…
We get it, to the gym isn’t the thing you were most looking forward to in 2020, but here we are! But whether it’s weight loss, strength gains, cardiovascular improvement, or just general health and well-being, there’s no better day than today to kickstart your goals and become a happier, healthier you!
Not surprisingly, celebs have a TON to say about health, fitness, and nutrition! So we decided to share some fun, informative tidbits from them, knowing we’re all jumping back onto our fitness goals right about now!
Now obviously consult your doctor before going crazy with any of this stuff (duh!), but hopefully you’ll find some good A-list info and star-kept secrets from the world of fitness (below)! Enjoy!
Going to the gym every day simply isn’t sustainable for Nick Jonas! So instead of forcing himself and hating it, he finds other ways to get exercise, like playing sports!
He told E! more about that:
“I hate going to the gym. I think everybody hates cardio to some degree. I’m not the kind of person who wakes up in the morning and can’t wait to work out. I kind of dread it, actually. I see it as a necessary evil. So, I started to include more fun activities instead of just going to the gym all the time. So it’s a ton of different sports that I play along with traditional workout stuff.”
For that fit feeling, country music star Carrie Underwood swears by Tabata training!
The super singer told Shape how the timed workout pushes her to her limits:
“My favorite workout is Tabata, which I can do at home in about a half hour. I’m in love with it! It’s hard, but it really works. I choose seven different exercises, like squats, lunges, or pushups, and do eight rounds of each – 20 seconds on, 20 seconds off for eight rounds. It really revs up my metabolism. When I’m done, I can handle anything.”
Valerie Bertinelli has had a lot of success with mindfulness, and paying attention to what she’s eating — literally! She told Shape:
“It’s about taking the time before food goes in your mouth to be aware: Am I aware that I’m eating this? And am I eating it because I’m hungry or because I need to soothe myself?”
Telling herself she can’t have something at all just doesn’t work for Drew Barrymore!
The actress told Shape how moderation has really helped her:
“I just think you should eat less of everything. A little bit less. I don’t want to live a life where you can’t have what you want; it just makes you want it more.”
Oprah Winfrey knows the secret — and the secret is that, well, there is no secret.
As she told Shape, you just have to put in the work if you want to see results:
“What I know for sure is this: The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal for this year is, you can get there—as long as you’re willing to be honest with yourself about the preparation and work involved. There are no back doors, no free rides. There’s just you, this moment, and a choice.”
For Kate Hudson, fitness starts right in the center — of her body, that is!
The shape wear icon told Harper’s Bazaar all about her highly specific exercise regimen:
“Sometimes I’ll just move around and dance around to kind of just sweat because I feel like I need to get things circulating. But I’m not hardcore about it. But my exercise go-to’s are Brazilian Butt Lifts — it’s just really, really concentrating on your core and your butt — and Pilates.”
JAY-Z And Beyoncé
If your motivation is lagging, don’t try to go it alone!
Personal trainer Marco Borges revealed to E! how long-time clients Beyoncé and JAY-Z have found sustained fitness success by doing things together:
“They’re like every other couple, they love spending time together. They’ll work out together whenever it’s possible, whenever their touring schedules allow. They’ll [absolutely] jump in the gym together whenever they can. She’ll be running and he’ll be on a bike, or she’ll be jumping rope and he’ll be running.”
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine likes to keep things very zen!
The lean, sexy musician told Men’s Health about the importance of yoga for his overall fitness — and his mental health and well-being:
“Yoga has made me more successful. I love it and don’t know what I’d do without it. I have a hard time sitting still. I can be all over the map. Yoga has given me the ability to be more focused and make better decisions that come from a clear place.”
Marisa Miller sure has an interesting way to keep those junk food cravings at bay, as she told Shape.
And it’s so crazy, it just might work:
“Eating smart is all about having an awareness of your body. The most obvious way to do that is by seeing it. So when you’re trying to lose weight, spend more time wearing less. I don’t think I could eat a plate of nachos naked — could you?”
Don’t mess with Jennifer Lopez! The Latina-licious lady loves to get her kicks in the boxing ring to stay fit and keep her confidence high, as she told Marie Claire:
“I’m like a fighter, going into the ring. I do my cardio and I do my workouts with the Tracy Anderson Method. Sometimes when I get home and I’m not feeling so great, I make myself go to the gym. Then I come home and take a shower, put on a great outfit, some makeup, tie my hair up, and I feel pepped up and great about myself.”
Jessica Biel has a phenomenal body — but everything she did to get it was completely run-of-the-mill!
She told Marie Claire all about how staying consistent (and boring!) has kept her fit:
“For me, getting enough sleep, drinking lots of water, having a healthy diet and staying away from alcohol are musts. It’s so boring, I know, but doing those things really helps.”
Ellie Goulding has loved to run for a long time now, and it’s been great!
But she told Reveal that she likes to mix it up from time to time, so she doesn’t get bored:
“When I was 18, I woke up one day and decided to go running, like Forrest Gump! But now I mix it up a lot. I do boxing, yoga, gymnastics and a lot of intense cardio workouts, too. Recently I’ve been putting on music that has more of an epic, orchestral feel to it, like Hans Zimmer. You can pretend you’re running away from the apocalypse!”
Jillian Michaels has certainly earned her reputation as the toughest of celebrity trainers, but ironically, as she told Shape, much of her day-to-day success comes from giving herself a break:
“Nobody is perfect, so get over the fear of being or doing everything perfectly. Besides, perfect is boring. Today, instead of picking yourself apart in the mirror or with friends over drinks, start seeing your ‘imperfections’ as unique traits that give you character and dimension—because that’s exactly what they are.”
Gotta keep his figure looking sexy for new wife Hailey!
Pop superstar Justin Bieber told E! how he opts for lots of strength training, broken down across muscle groups to avoid over-use injuries:
“I workout with my personal trainer, Patrick Nilsson, five days a week for about 45 minutes each. We do three-day splits: back and triceps one day, chest and biceps on day two, shoulder and legs on day three and abs on every other day. I’m not on a special diet, but I do try to watch what I eat. I do eat unhealthy sometimes!”
Iggy Azalea is a busy woman, and she doesn’t always have time to go to the gym for an hour or two!
She told HotNewHipHop how important it is for her to create small workouts for herself throughout the day:
“When you’re a woman, you try to make time for the gym, and for a big workout routine. I find with what I’m doing, that seems impossible. If you just take the time to do some squats, and also some sit-ups every night before you go to bed. That’s the best thing. Just don’t skip it, like brushing your teeth.”
Khloé Kardashian Takes The Long View
It’s been a long road to fitness for Khloé Kardashian, as she jokingly told People in an interview about her exercise history.
Clearly, she has a good sense of humor about it all, but more importantly, she always sees the bigger picture:
“My fitness journey will be a life-long journey. Fitness is not about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be. I’m not where I want to be, and who knows if I ever will be. But I am healthier than ever, and due to my consistent workouts, I am slowly seeing results. Hi baby abs! I see you! I hope to meet your other ab friends soon! Yes, I’m talking to my muscles. I’ve never met most of them before.”
Jennifer Hudson knows fitness is more than just the exercise or the nutrition — there’s a mental component here, too!
She told Shape all about her journey to mindfulness, and how it has helped her health:
“The key thing is figuring out what your issues are, and it’s really never about the food. You have to be real and honest with yourself. I had to stop and look and ask myself, ‘Why do I want this? What is the real reason?’ At times it was comfort food like chocolate. I love chocolate and I realized it relaxes me, so when you acknowledge what the issue is, you can control it better.”
Just because you’re the greatest basketball player in history doesn’t mean everything physical is always easy forever!
Michael Jordan told Shape how much of a role resiliency can play:
“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
Rihanna has an incredibly busy schedule — and with it, she needs accountability! She told Elle that the best way for her to ensure that is by working with a professional:
“Cardio is the key. I have a personal trainer who travels with me if we have a big event coming up. I work out every day but I need a trainer to motivate me.”
We get it, nobody ever feels like going to work out.
But once you get started, as Jessie J explained to Reveal, the feeling at the end of the workout is totally worth the work:
“It really makes me feel positive. It releases endorphins, and I never really used to believe that until I started working out. You do really get this sluggish feeling before a workout where you’re like, ‘Oh I don’t want to do it’, and you might feel a little low. But you do a workout and it gives you that pick-up. It makes me feel alive.”
There you have it, Perezcious readers!
So many ways to get fit and feel better in the New Year!
Now, to get off our butts and get started… Yep, that’s the hard part… No, seriously, we’ll get up soon, just five more minutes on the laptop first, mmmkay?! LOLz!
But together, we can all do it! And we believe in you!
While preparing Sunday night dinner, Gigi Hadid‘s ex Zayn Malik wasn’t far from mind as she whipped up his mother’s chicken curry pasta salad recipe. It certainly had us wondering if he was the one she was cooking for!!
As a source dished to E! News in November, the One Direction alum and the supermodel are on “good terms” right now, but we likely won’t be seeing the return of Zigi anytime soon:
“They went through a phase where they took time apart and weren’t communicating at all, but they have been in touch recently. She is supportive of him. They chat here and there but it’s been casual.”
The insider spilled how Bella Hadid‘s big sis “has always had a soft spot for Zayn and they have a lot of history together.” But that still doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing them as more than friends!
Fans will recall the end of their most recent rekindling hit the news cycle in early January, though it was reported at the time that the split actually went down in November 2018. The two were first linked in November 2015 when spotted leaving an after-party together and were later seen breaking bread in El Lay the same week.
The confidant added:
“They are definitely not getting back together but are on good terms right now.”
The source’s insight came shortly after the runway icon’s breakup withBachelor alum Tyler Cameron and around the same time that eagle-eyed social media users began to notice Miz Hadid was liking some of Malik’s IG posts again.
What do U think, Perezcious relationship experts? Was Gigi just craving some chicken curry? Or could this spicy dish mean something more?? Sound OFF (below) in the comments with your take!!
Sweets are arguably the best part of the holidays!
There’s nothing like receiving a fresh baked tray of Christmas cookies to fill your belly and mind with holiday cheer. While there are so many options on what to make, we hope by taking this quiz it narrows down the bountiful sugary choices for ya!
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But even with that tough Christmas memory hanging over her head — not to mention a pretty cryptic holiday post from this past weekend — it’s clear the Wrecking Ball singer is also trying hard to stay positive and be happy!
Taking to her Instagram Stories on Monday afternoon, the former Disney Channel star opened up about being “super gentle” with herself during the holiday season. She noted that little bits of exercise were particularly helpful in her situation, and added more in an uplifting message for her fans and followers:
“Been seeing a lot of posts about self love and care during Christmas! I think it is super important for everyone to truly enjoy themselves this holiday season! Take time off, relax, enjoy warm meals, indulge in the sweets we usually try to stay away from but alsoooooooo KEEP MOVING! Even if it’s for 15-20 minutes a day! Something is better than nothing!”
Keep moving, indeed! Something really is better than nothing when it comes to stuff like that!
“I’ve been trying to be super gentle on myself and even if it’s just a walk with my mama or dogs in the morning! Movement is an important ingredient to self love / care! Today I did a light round of pilates just to release some healthy endorphins and I felt super positive and lifted right after my practice Maybe some yoga with my big sister later (after the big dinner I’m having w my mama and papa tonight)”
Here’s the 27-year-old’s full post, sexy ab shot included (below):
Miley made no mention of her ex, considering Monday would have been their anniversary; nor did she mention current beau Cody Simpson, who has been doing his thing with friends over the last couple days. Still, it’s clear she’s trying to lay low with family, at least for the time being, after a remarkably high profile year in the spotlight.
What do U think, Perezcious readers?! Can you identify with Cyrus’ advice here?? We know the holidays can be a very difficult time… how are you holding up?
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