‘Orange Is the New Black’ Actress Alysia Reiner Talks Cool Effect & Season 5 of Her Hit Netflix Show in Celebrity Interview

By Delaney Gilbride

We all know Alysia Reiner as ex-assistant warden Natalie “Fig” Figueroa from the smash hit Netflix show Orange Is the New Black (OITNB), but did you know she’s also a passionate environmental advocate? The actress is adamant about spreading knowledge and awareness concerning the damages done to our Earth day after day, which is why she joined Cool Effect, a non-profit environmental group that allows individuals to create a tangible impact on climate change through a digital platform. In our celebrity interview with the star, she shares her best Earth-saving tips and also opens up about what’s next on OITNB.

Celebrity Interview with Alysia Reiner

Talking about her passion for protecting our planet, Reiner believes that right now is a “very crucial time” when it comes to saving our only home – Earth. When the actress asked herself what she could do as only one person to save our environment, she decided to focus on taking small steps. She became a member of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA); she began using public transportation; and she started carrying her drinks around in travel mugs rather than plastic cups. She says that, on an individual level, it’s important to begin with the little things like buying your groceries locally, eating less meat, and being aware of the clothes you buy. “I’m wearing, right now, a piece of clothing that uses waste [and] scraps from other pieces of clothing,” she shares. “It’s called ‘Zero-Waste.’”

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Reiner states that “we have to become aware” that there are ways to cool down our environment. This, among many others, is one of the reasons why she teamed up with Cool Effect’s new “Tons of Reasons” carbon-reducing projects campaign. This campaign is actively perusing new ways to eliminate the use of carbon, which is heating up our world at a steady rate.

The OITNB actress also talks about how Cool Effect is reaching its way to India, where individuals are turning their waste into clean, usable energy. “Take action in a way that gives [us] hope,” she encourages in our celebrity interview. Taking the simple step of joining organizations such as Cool Effect will help our planet in a huge way.

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Lucky for us, Reiner didn’t forget about the return of OITNB on Friday, June 9th (although that date may change given the recent hacker release of the first 10 episodes). “Yes, Fig is back,” she says, “and [the season] takes place in three days.” We can’t help but love Fig and her continual returns to Litchfield Penitentiary in order to twist the knife just a smidgen more to make life hell for those who have wronged her.

Reiner is also working on season 2 of the FX show Better Things with comedian Louis C.K. and actress Pamela Adlon.

To help make the world a better place, please visit CoolEffect.org and TonOfReasons.org now. You can follow Alysia on Twitter @alysiareiner.

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Celebrity Couple Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos Celebrate 21st Wedding Anniversary

By Delaney Gilbride

In celebrity news, power couple Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary this past Monday. Not only did the talk show host celebrate her anniversary with her handsome hubby on May 1st, Ripa also announced the long-awaited news that Ryan Seacrest would take place as her new Live cohost! According to UsMagazine.com, the celebrity couple both took to Instagram gushing over their decades old love with multiple pictures of the two. Ripa posted her slideshow with the caption, “21 years of lit-ness. (sorry Lola),” seemingly apologizing to her teenage daughter for her use of “lit” in an Instagram post. Ripa and Consuelos met in 1995 after costarring on the ABC soap opera All My Children and had their celebrity wedding only a year later. Congratulations to the happy couple!

This celebrity couple is still going strong! What are some special ways to celebrate your anniversary?

Cupid’s Advice:

Anniversaries call for celebration! But, are you sick of partaking in all of the anniversary clichés? Cupid’s here to give you brand new ideas on how to wow your spouse on your special day with the latest love advice:

1. Go on a vacation: You both deserve to go all out every once in a while, and celebrating your anniversary is a great way to do it! Take a week (or even a long weekend) by indulging in a vacation of your choice. Whether it be relaxing by the ocean or snuggling next to a fire in the mountains, celebrate your anniversary by getting away with your love!

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2. Stay in bed all day: The two of you are most likely constantly on the move with work and the kids and having a social life… maybe the best way to spend your anniversary is by doing nothing at all. Snuggle with your love, split a bottle of champagne, and enjoy your meals in bed. Nothing is more intimate than enjoying your anniversary between the sheets!

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3. Do something you’ve never done before: I’m sure each anniversary is filled with your favorite restaurants, your favorite cities, etc. Spice up your anniversary by doing something you’ve never done before! Plan a day that revolves around everything new and it’s bound to be a day you’ll never forget.

Have you and your boo celebrated multiple anniversaries? Comment below and tell us some special ways you celebrate!

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Learn How Celebrity Exes Blac Chyna & Rob Kardashian Are Co-Parenting and Working on Themselves

Cupid's Pulse Article: Learn How Celebrity Exes Blac Chyna & Rob Kardashian Are Co-Parenting and Working on Themselves

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. Photo: Instagram

By Delaney Gilbride

In celebrity news, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashain are putting their differences aside and placing their celebrity baby, Dream, above everything. A source close to the celebrity exes told EOnline.com exclusively that “they are co-parenting and independently working on themselves but they’re more cordial now than they have been, which is why they [have] hung out recently.” Kardashian continues to visit Dream on a weekly basis two months after the couple split and went their separate ways. The source claims Rob is “always happy to see her.” The Arthur George sock designer claims that he finally understand why his mother, Kris Jenner, had so many kids in a recent Instagram post saying, “Now I understand why my mom had 6 kids!! Babies are the greatest gift of Life!!”

These celebrity exes have experienced quite a bit of drama. What are some ways to get along with your ex?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s never easy to get along with an ex, but sometimes you have to make it work. If the two of you share a child, like Rob and Chyna, it’s very important that you sustain a civil relationship with one another. With this in mind, Cupid’s going to help make this transition an easier one with some relationship advice:

1. Seek balance: If you and your ex share children together it’s important to seek balance in your relationship with one another. Put your negative feelings aside and put your children first. This way, it’ll be easier for you and your ex to get along.

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2. Stop bringing up the past: It’s only going to make being civil harder! The relationship is over so there’s no need to keep bringing up the factors that made it end. If you keep focusing on the negative, you’ll never reach the positive aspect of your “new” relationship the two of you are striving for.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Katherine Heigl Gushes Over Marriage and Kids

3. Forgive: This is extremely difficult depending on the severity of your break up. But, in order to be civil with your ex, this has to be done. Once you forgive and forget a huge weight will be lifted off your shoulders. You have no idea how freeing this can be!

Do you get along with your ex? Comment below with some tips on how you do it!

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Celebrity News: Scott Disick Reveals He Once Proposed to Kourtney Kardashian

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Scott Disick Reveals He Once Proposed to Kourtney Kardashian

Scott Disick. Photo: PRN / PRPhotos.com

By Delaney Gilbride

During the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Scott Disick revealed that he did in fact propose to Kourtney Kardashian after he bought a ring years ago. According to UsMagazine.com, Disick confessed to the proposal after Kourtney’s famous sister Kim Kardashain asked if her sister ever knew there was a ring. “I don’t think we told anybody, actually,” revealed the reality star. “It was somewhat cute and then we just got scared about, like, media and this and that and we were like, ‘Let’s just put the ring aside and we’ll talk about it another day.’ Never spoke about it again.” Disick also proposed to Kardashian during a celebrity vacation to Costa Rica without the ring and was rejected a second time. The now celebrity exes split back in 2015 after Disick was spotted getting a bit too comfortable partying in the South of France with with his ex girlfriend.

This celebrity news has us surprised! What are some factors that might lead you to turn down a marriage proposal?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Marriage is a wonderful thing, but it’s not for everyone. If your significant other proposes to you, don’t say yes just because you feel like you have to. There are many factors that go into whether you’re ready for marriage or not. So, what may lead to a rejection? Cupid’s here to help with some relationship advice:

1. You’ve been questioning the relationship: You have to be fully committed to your relationship if you’re even thinking about marriage. If you’ve been back and forth about how you feel about the person you’re with, marriage is definitely not in the books for you two.

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2. It’s an apology proposal: You’ve seen movies… boy messes up, girl wants to leave him, boy feels bad and proposes, girl accepts and finally all is good with the world. Do not fall for this! If your significant other is only proposing to you because they messed up it’s not a true proposal. It’s just an easy fix.

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3. You’re not the “marriage” type: And that’s fine. Not everyone has to get married to live a happy life! Like Kourtney Kardashian, you may feel perfectly comfortable with just dating. This doesn’t mean you don’t love your significant other, you’re just not about that married life.

Have you ever turned down a marriage proposal? Comment below with what lead you to the decision. 

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Celebrity Baby: Serena Williams Says She Accidentally Revealed Her Pregnancy on Snapchat

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Baby: Serena Williams Says She Accidentally Revealed Her Pregnancy on Snapchat

Serena Williams. Photo: Landmark / PR Photos

By Delaney Gilbride

In celebrity news, it looks like Serena Williams’ celebrity pregnancy announcement on Snapchat was a mistake! According to UsMagazine.comthe tennis superstar admitted that her selfie posted on Snapchat on April 19 showing off her 20 week baby bump was an accident. During a celebrity interview at the TED conference on Tuesday, April 25, Williams stated: “I have this thing where I’ve been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I’m getting. I’ve been so good about it, but this was the one time it slipped.” The 35 year-old pro athlete followed her statement by claiming that even if the Snapchat didn’t go out to the public on that day she was going to reveal the pregnancy within the week. This will be Serena Williams’ first child with fiancé, co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian.

It looks like this celebrity baby news was meant to stay a secret for a bit longer! What are some things to consider before revealing your pregnancy to family and friends?

Cupid’s Advice:

Nothing is more exciting than when you’re expecting. But how do you know when the time is right to announce your pregnancy to your family and friends? Cupid’s here to give you some questions to ponder when making this big decision:

1. Will they be supportive?: You know your family and friends better that anyone else and if you believe that they will support you through your pregnancy, go ahead and tell them! Having a child is something beautiful, but you will need help along the way. If you believe your close family and friends will be the ones to support you theres no holding you back from telling them.

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2. Have you and your partner had time to process this?: This is something extremely important to think about before revealing your pregnancy. Having a baby is a huge deal! You and your partner have to allow this information to truly sink in before sharing it with the world. If you’ve processed the fact you’re going to have a baby, others will too!

Related Link: Celebrity Baby: Pregnant Serena Williams Gets Cozy with Boyfriend Alexis Ohanian on Babymoon

3. Are you over 12 weeks?: You’re most likely to have a miscarriage between 6-10 weeks, so you should wait to announce your pregnancy until at least 12. Go to your doctor and get a scan. You can’t always rely on pregnancy tests!

Are you pregnant? Comment below with how you knew the time was right to share the news with your close family and friends! 

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Celebrity News: Former ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules Deletes Instagram Amid Felony Allegations

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Former ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules Deletes Instagram Amid Felony Allegations

Chris Soules Photo: GG/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

By Delaney Gilbride

In celebrity news, it looks like The Bachelor alum Chris Soules is keeping his life privatized after felony allegations came out against him this past week. Celebrity gossip erupted after Soules deleted his Instagram nearly 24 hours after being arrested in Iowa after fleeing the scene of a fatal car crash – he had nearly 740,000 followers. The former ‘Bachelor’ appeared in court on Tuesday, April 25 to face his charges after leaving the fatal scene that’s cause is still under investigation. Soules was released after posting a $10,000 bail. His spokesman released this quote to EOnline.com: “Chris Soules was involved in an accident Monday evening (April 24) in a rural part of Iowa near his home. He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away. His thoughts and prayers and with Mr. Mosher’s family.”

This celebrity news has us pretty incredulous. What are some things to consider when your partner gets into legal trouble?

Cupid’s Advice:

You go into a relationship promising to be with the person through thick and thin. But, what happens when your partner get into legal trouble? Cupid’s here to help you out with some relationship advice:

1. Look at the situation from all sides: Depending on the extent of your partners legal troubles you’re going to have to look at everything from a legal perspective. Is it something small that you’ll be able to work through or is it something you won’t be able to come back from? Look at the situation like an outsider. Was your significant other in the wrong?

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2. Make a decision: Depending on the situation, you’re going to have to make a big decision in your relationship. Will your relationship survive throughout these legal allegations? This is where “through thick and thin” is tested.

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3. Follow through: Once you make your decision you have to stick with it. If you decide to end the relationship because of the legal trouble your partner is in, you have to continue to remind yourself why you ended it in the first place. If you decide to stay by their side, you have to be a person of your word.

Has your significant other ever been in legal trouble? Comment below and tell us how you dealt with the situation.

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Celebrity Wedding: Ronda Rousey Is Engaged to Travis Browne

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Wedding: Ronda Rousey Is Engaged to Travis Browne

Ronda Rousey. Photo: PRPhotos.com

By Delaney Gilbride

In celebrity news, Ronda Rousey is officially off the market! The mixed martial artist was seen out and about with her beau, Travis Browne, on Wednesday, April 19 in Los Angeles sporting a shiny diamond on her ring finger. According to UsMagazine.com, the UFC champs announced their engagement exclusively through TMZ and they spilled all the details about how the picturesque proposal went down. “We were under a waterfall in New Zealand and it felt like the right place to do it,” gushed a newly engaged Browne as Rousey supposedly gave a flash of her new favorite accessory. The celebrity couple has been dating since 2015; congrats to the happy couple!

This UFC fighter is no longer fighting for love, and is instead getting ready for her celebrity wedding! What are some ways to know you’re ready for marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Getting married is a huge step for every relationship! How do you know you and your boo are ready to take things to the next level? Cupid’s here to help you out with the latest relationship advice:

1. You’re using “when” not “if”: When you and your partner talk about your future, take a close look at the words the two of you use. If you’re saying, “when we have kids” rather than “if we have kids” you may be closer to marriage than you thought!

Related Link: Celebrity News: Katherine Heigl Gushes Over Marriage and Kids

2. There’s no questioning your future together: If you look into your future and see your partner by your side, that’s a big sign that you may want to start thinking of marriage. If you’re not questioning whether or not you’re missing out on other opportunities with other people and neither is your love, you’re in it for the long haul.

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3. Finances aren’t a problem: Marriage is a huge step not only emotionally, but financially as well. If you and your partner are both financially independent and are ready to join forces in the world of finances, marriage may follow! If you’re ready to tackle the world from all sides, go for it.

Are you and your boo thinking about marriage? Let us know by commenting below!

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