Celebrity News: Harvey Weinstein Lied About Having Intimate Relations with Gwyneth Paltrow

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Harvey Weinstein Lied About Having Intimate Relations with Gwyneth Paltrow

Harvey Weinstein. Photo: Twitter/@newsweek

By Rachel Sparks

Harvey Weinstein’s name has become a household warning. There’s yet more celebrity news on Weinstein’s decades long scandals. According to EOnline.com and The New York Times, Gwyneth Paltrow published a staggeringly long list of cover-ups and lies throughout Weinstein’s career. One major lie Weinstein told was that Paltrow had consented to have sex with him in order to advance her career. Paltrow’s name and Weinstein’s lie was used as a weapon against other actresses in order for them to say “yes” to his advances.

This celebrity news has us cringing. What are some ways to ward off unwanted advances?


Cupid’s Advice:

We all at some point will be in a position where we are made uncomfortable by unwanted advances. Male or female, someone with power can abuse their position to negotiate with you something you don’t want to do. Cupid has relationship advice to help you when you’re in these situations:

1. Call them out: Use your best judgement. Sometimes, calling out a person on their advances is exactly what it takes to end it. If a person thinks they can get away with something because they don’t think you’ll speak up, prove them wrong. Sometimes, though, the person making the advances is too aggressive and calling them out will anger them. Again, use your best judgement, but don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Reese Witherspoon Reveals She was Sexually Assaulted by Director at Age 16

2. Tell them to leave you alone, in no uncertain terms: If you firmly say you want nothing more, sometimes the person coming onto you will stop. If you say this in front of a group, the other people can hold the advancer accountable for their actions. But be careful, doing this makes it much more uncomfortable being alone with that person, so avoid alone time at all costs.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Matt Later Fired from NBC News for ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

3. Report the behavior: If you’ve asked the person to stop and they haven’t, told them to stop and they won’t, called them out and they don’t care, it’s time to report this behavior. Telling an authority figure will likely mean someone steps in and protects you. There may be backlash, so don’t be alone with that person. Stay strong.

How have you gotten out of unwanted advances? Share your advice below to protect others. 

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Celebrity Getaway: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Plan Vacation Ahead of Wedding

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Getaway: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Plan Vacation Ahead of Wedding

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle. Photo: Twitter/@foodandwine

By Rachel Sparks

We’re just as excited for the royal celebrity couple as they are! The royal celebrity wedding plans are moving along at lightening speed. Meghan Markle, a Protestant, is making plans to get baptized and confirmed at the Church of England. The televised wedding ceremony and reception are set to take place in Windsor Castle. According to UsMagazine.com, amidst all of the wedding planning, the happy couple are planning a celebrity getaway somewhere sunny, set to come back refreshed for their 2018 wedding!

This duo is heading for a celebrity getaway pre-wedding! What are some benefits to a pre-nuptials getaway?

Cupid’s Advice:

The wedding season is all about you and your partner, so enjoy the time celebrating your partnership. Sometimes, though, wedding planning gets stressful and you need to reconnect with your partner to remind yourselves of the joy for this season. Here’s Cupid’s relationship advice for your wedding planning:

1. Reconnect: Amidst all the stress of wedding planning, it’s easy to start getting frustrated with your future spouse. During these times arguments can start, creating doubt (cold feet) before the wedding.  Taking time away to reconnect with your spouse will solidify your relationship and help remind you both why you’re getting married.

Related Link: Celebrity Wedding: Source Says Prince Henry & Meghan Markle Are Engaged & Will Have a Summer Wedding

2. Escape the stress: getting away means no wedding planning, which should mean no stress. Your wedding is about you, and at the end of the day, whatever you forgot or whatever goes wrong doesn’t matter because you’re married to the love of your life. As long as you have a great best man and maid of honor, you have nothing to stress about while you’re gone!

Related Link: Royal Celebrity Wedding: Prince Henry & Meghan Markle’s Wedding Venue and Date Revealed

3. Celebrate yourselves: In case the stress sucks you in, you need to remind you and your love what the wedding means. You’re celebrating the love you have for each other and the faith you have in your relationship. Taking a mini vacay before the wedding can help you guys celebrate like you should be!

Have you taken a vacation pre-nuptials or do you wish you had? Share your advice below!

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Celebrity News: Matt Lauer Fired from NBC News for ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Matt Lauer Fired from NBC News for ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

Matt Lauer formerly of NBC. Photo: Twitter/@redtraccoon

By Rachel Sparks

The latest celebrity news is another sex scandal, and it breaks our hearts. After Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood has been under scrutiny for it’s sexual misconduct. Matt Lauer of NBC was fired overnight Wednesday, November 29 for “inappropriate sexual behavior.” UsMagazinne.com reported the many celebrities who reacted to this news. Andy Cohen reacted to President Donald Trump’s tweets, calling him a hypocrite. Both Rose McGowen and Kathy Griffin, who spoke out against Weinstein, stated they had been keeping an eye on Lauer.

This celebrity news seems to be more of the same lately, unfortunately. What are some ways to get up the courage to speak out when you feel sexually harassed or have been assaulted?

Cupid’s Advice:

Speaking out when you feel victimized is terrifying, but being stuck in a situation you feel like you can’t get out of is worse. Finding the courage to speak up and protect yourself will feel near impossible. Cupid has relationship advice to help a friend, or yourself, make it through this situation:

1. Indirect confrontation: A lot of times you want to take action, but you’re terrified of the repercussions of a direct confrontation. Oftentimes a direct approach isn’t the best answer. If you don’t feel like you have support, fighting a situation alone could backfire. Instead, if you’re being sexually harassed, find a way to distract from the sexual intentions. Spill a drink, take a phone call, fake an emergency. Find a way to get out of the situation and divert attention.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted by Director at Age 16

2. Have a partner: The buddy system from grade school is still relevant, especially in today’s world where we are finding out more and more stories of sexual harassment. If you’re going to be with someone you don’t trust, find a way to have a partner. It’s not always possible, but if you can avoid being alone the likelihood of being targeted goes down.

Related Link: Parenting Tips: Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

3. #MeToo: Reese Witherspoon used the hashtag to share her own stories of Hollywood harassment. You don’t have to use a hashtag or social media, but the idea behind it is important. Find a way to connect with others who have been through similar situations. Build a community where you feel safe and supported.

Have you or someone you care about been sexually harassed? How did you make it through it? Share your advice below to help someone else survive this all too common tough situation. 

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Royal Celebrity Wedding: It’s Official! Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Engaged

Cupid's Pulse Article: Royal Celebrity Wedding: It’s Official! Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Engaged

Prine Harry & Meghan Markle . Photo: Twitter/@theroot

By Rachel Sparks

This celebrity news has us absolutely bouncing! The royal celebrity wedding is finally official. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced  their engagement through Kensington Palace and opened up about their plans to live in Nottingham Cottage. According to UsMagazine.comthe celebrity couple has received much support from their family. The happy couple met in July 2016 and their wedding is set for spring 2018.

There’s officially a royal celebrity wedding in the works for Spring 2018! What are some ways to decide on the time of year you’ll get married?

Cupid’s Advice: 

At some point, we’ve all thought about our dream wedding. What will you wear? How many people will watch you walk down the aisle? Will you walk barefoot in the sand at some destination wedding or will you keep it traditional? With all of these decisions, have you decided what time of year to celebrate the special occasion? Here’s Cupid’s relationship advice to help you plan your future wedding:

1. Your favorite season as a couple: Did the two of you meet in the spring and every blooming blossom reminds you of your love for each other? Or do you both absolutely adore the golden hues of autumn? Whatever the reason for your choice of season, find a time of year that makes you both happy. Remember, your wedding is for you.

Related Link: Celebrity Wedding: Source Says Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Engaged & Will Have a Summer Wedding

2. Wedding photographs: Great photographs are all about lighting. When you think about what time of year to plan your wedding, think about how light changes throughout the year. If you’re in the north wanting a winter wedding, besides the cold, you should consider that the sun sets very early compared to the rest of the year. Natural lighting is the best kind of lighting for photographs, so if you want the best pictures to remember the day by, take special consideration into when your wedding will be.

Related Link: Royal Celebrity Couple: Meghan Markle Says She & Prince Harry Are ‘Really Happy & in Love’

3. Invitation accommodations: When you’re planning to have a lot of people come to your wedding, you have to consider other people’s schedules. If you have a lot of family with children, September weddings may have to be nixed out of the planning because of school schedules. Consider the people you’re inviting; if you want a lot of people to come then you need to choose a time most convenient for as many invitees as possible.

How did you decide when to have your wedding? Share your advice below!

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Celebrity Baby News: Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Are Expecting

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Baby News: Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Are Expecting

Chrissy Teigen with husband John Legend. Photo: chrissyteigen/Instagram

By Rachel Sparks

The latest celebrity news is all about the next celebrity baby! Celebrity couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend just announced baby number two! After having trouble and finally having baby Luna through IVF, the couple is excited to expand their family. According to UsMagazine.comthe celebrity couple has a male embryo on ice to add a little boy to their hopes of a large family!

This celebrity baby news is a very happy occasion. What are some ways to keep your baby news under wraps until you’re ready?

Cupid’s Advice:

As exciting as having a baby is, sometimes we want to keep the announcement under wraps. Whether it’s because of a difficult pregnancy or you are trying to raise the anticipation, keeping things under wraps can work in your favor. There’s more than just a baby bump to think about hiding until you’re ready to share the news. Check out our parenting advice to get you through your pregnancy secrets:

1. The new diet: Once you find out you’re pregnant, your diet is going to start changing. It might be that you’ve eaten junk food most of your life and need to start a healthy streak, or the pregnancy and morning sickness are limiting your eating desires, but at some point people will notice. Tell a white lie and say you’re starting a new diet.

Related Link: Celebrity Baby: Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Share Baby No. 2 Plans

2. Doctor or dentist: You’re going to be going to a lot of doctor appointments, but how are you going to hide them all? The only time women go to the doctor a lot is if there is something wrong or they’re pregnant. If you’re telling another white lie, fudge the facts and instead of yet another doctor visit, say you’re going to the dentist or optometrist.

Related Link: Celebrity Baby: John Legend Opens Up About fertility Struggles with Chrissy Teigen

3. Colorful fashion: If you’re starting to show, congratulations! You don’t have to go for oversized sweatshirts or baggy dresses. Pair funky patterns and bright colors. Layer tops or wear chunky belts. Get wild with your fashion for the next couple of months and use those flashy patterns to distract from your changing body.

How would you hide your pregnancy until you’re ready to share the news? Share your tips below!

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Celebrity Wedding: Source Says Prince Harry & Meghan Marckle Are Engaged & Will Have a Summer Wedding

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Wedding: Source Says Prince Harry & Meghan Marckle Are Engaged & Will Have a Summer Wedding

Prine Harry & Meghan Markle . Photo: Twitter/@theroot

By Rachel Sparks

This celebrity couple is planning a celebrity wedding! Though no official engagement announcement has been made, Prince Harry and Meghan Marckle have already established a wedding date. According to UsMagazine.com, Prince Harry has commissioned an engagement ring using diamonds from one of his mother’s brooches (Princess Diana). Marckle, who had started bringing things over to Prince Harry’s Nottingham Cottage and just recently finished filming Suits, is making plans to give up her career and move in with Prince Harry before the engagement.

This royal celebrity wedding has been highly anticipated. What are some ways to add personal touches to your wedding festivities?

Cupid’s Advice:

Your wedding is your special day to showcase how wonderful you and your partner are together. Every bit of planning and celebrating you do before the actual day sets the tone for what your wedding will be like. Finding ways to incorporate special traces of you both makes it more meaningful for everyone included. Check out our relationship advice to help you customize your special day:

1. Monogrammed stamps: Customize your stamps so that every bit of stationary sent out is full of your fantasy wedding. From invitations to bridal showers to bachelor(ette) parties, include your insignia like it’s your family sigil.

Related Link: Celebrity Wedding? Sources Say Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Could Elope

2. Hashtag: Everyone has a smartphone, so use this to your advantage. Make a custom hashtag and include it in your invitations so that every picture taken, from the bridal shower to the late nights planning with your bridal party, keep track of all photos taken with a hashtag across all social media forms.

Related Link: Royal Celebrity Wedding: Meghan Markle Says She  & Prince Harry Are ‘Really Happy & in Love’

3. Customized M&M’s: Who doesn’t love spooning handfuls of M&M’s into their mouth? Customize with your initials or even a cute headshot. Don’t just save them for the wedding; have enough to keep the fun going through all the stressful times of wedding planning.

Dreaming about your wedding or already been down the aisle? How did you incorporate your personality into your special day?

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Movie Review: ‘Call Me By Your Name’

By Rachel Sparks

Call Me By Your Name is a coming-of-age story set in 1983 in Italy. It follows the budding romance of Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer). The twists: Oliver is Elio’s research assistant, Judaism, and homosexuality. Armie Hammer has been in notable films, such as Nocturnal Animals, The Birth of a Nation, and Entourage. Timothée Chalamet has been in both TV (Law and Order) and movies (Interstellar). The film is packed with tension, drama, and faith.

This movie is filled with budding relationship advice!

Should you see it: 

If you loved the anticipation of an impactful ending like Interstellar, Call Me By Your Name will take you down a winding storyline. The challenges of forbidden romance create anticipation and hope.

Who to take: This is a romance story at its core, so find someone who loves matters of the heart. No matter their sexual orientation, the story of two people fighting for love against all odds will appeal to any friend. If your significant other is down for a love story, then it will be well worth the watch for a date night.

Cupid’s Advice:

Coming out to friends and family is one of the most terrifying things anyone could do. Admitting this to yourself is even more challenging. Whether it’s you or someone you care about, Cupid has relationship advice for this new territory:

1. Don’t de-individualize: A lot of people are far more accepting of homosexuality than ever before, but that doesn’t mean it’s any easier to admit a new aspect of someone’s identity. But be careful, if someone you care about tells you they’re homosexual, don’t say, “I love all gay people!” As supportive as that may sound, no group of people is ever exactly the same, and by clumping your friend into a group shows you lack knowledge about their new identity.

Related Link: Celebrity Interview: Blake Cooper Griffin Gives Relationship Advice & Says, “Don’t Be Reckless with Other People’s Hearts”

2. Go shopping: One of the best parts of changing your identity is creating a new wardrobe! Embrace your friend’s identity by taking them out for a shopping trip. It will help them feel more confident and show your support.

Related Link: Hollywood’s Gay Power Couples

3. Take them out on the town: Your friend hasn’t changed; they still love going out with you. Show more support for them by taking them out to a club that caters to their needs and play their wingman (or woman). Plus, you’ll both just have a great time dancing and looking good!

Are you adding this emotionally0challenging movie to your must-watch list? What does this make you think about people who may be coming out in your own life? Share any advice you have below!

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