HOT TOPICS RUNDOWN: January 16, 2018

HOT TOPICS RUNDOWN: January 16, 2018


Aziz Ansari Accused of Sexual Misconduct

A new sexual allegation against actor and comedian Aziz Ansari is being called a setback to the “me too” movement. Right after Aziz’s Golden Globe win, an anonymous woman wrote an essay about a bad date she had with Aziz in September 2017. The woman is a 23 year old Brooklyn photographer who made numerous allegations against Aziz.

The Brooklyn woman claims they met at an Emmy after party. She gave him her phone number, they texted for a week, and then went out to dinner. After the dinner date, they started fooling around. They allegedly had oral sex, and Aziz put his fingers into a V shape in her mouth, then inside of her. The anonymous woman allegedly got up and moved away, but he kept trying to fool around. She claims to have used verbal and nonverbal cues she wasn’t interested. The woman went to bathroom and Aziz asked is she was OK. The woman said, of course not; it’s only fun if we are both having fun. He allegedly suggested for them to move to the couch, and instead she sat on floor. That’s when Aziz allegedly signaled for her to give him a blow job, and she did.

The anonymous woman compares him to a horny 18 year old boy. He texted her the next day saying it was fun, and she went off on him. She told him he ignored her nonverbal cues. Aziz immediately apologized.

Ashley Banfield tore into Aziz’s accuser on her HLN show last night.

“Dear Grace, I’m sorry you had a bad date. I’ve had a few myself. They stink…. Let’s take a moment to reflect on what you claim was the ‘worst night of your life.’ You had a bad date. Your date got overly amorous. After protesting his moves, you did not get up and leave. You continued to engage in the sexual encounter… By your own clear description, this wasn’t a rape, nor was it a sexual assault… So what exactly is your beef? That you had a bad date with Aziz Ansari? Is that what victimized you to the point of seeking a public conviction? And a career-ending sentence against him? Is that truly what you thought he deserved for your night out… What you have done, in my opinion, is appalling… You have chiseled away at a movement that I, along with all my sisters in the workplace, have been dreaming of for decades, a movement that has finally changed an oversexed professional environment that I, too, have struggled through at times over the last 30 years… the only sentence a guy like that deserves is a bad case of blue balls, not a Hollywood black ball.”

Seal Under Criminal Investigation

Seal slammed Hollywood for its hypocrisy when it comes to sexual harassment. Now, Seal is the one under criminal investigation for sexual battery. Seal’s former neighbor, Tracey Birdsall, claims that last year when she went to retrieve a salad spinner she loaned Seal, he attacked her. Tracey says she saw him speaking out and decided to go to the police. She claims when she rejected Seal’s kiss, he belittled her for what she was wearing, and then allegedly groped her. Tracey claims she left and never had contact with him again.

Seal denies all the claims and intends to “vigorously defend himself.”

Bobby Zarin’s Funeral Rekindles RHONY Friendship

“The Real Housewives of New York” attended Jill Zarin’s husband’s funeral yesterday. Seventy-one year-old Bobby Zarin passed away over the weekend after a long battle with cancer.

RHONY’s Sonja, Ramona, Aviva, Dorinda, and Kelly Bensimon were all there. Jill’s former best friend, Bethenny Frankel also attended. Bethenny was seen crying and hugging Jill. Bethenny and Jill had a huge fallout seven years ago on the show. The fallout was over Bethenny getting her own show, and Jill saying Bethenny never called to see how Bobby was. In June 2017 on WWHL, Jill said she didn’t remember what the fight was about. Bethenny sent flowers to the hospital this summer.

Khloe Speaks Out About Kris’ Boyfriend

On KUWTK last night, Khloe spoke out about her awkward relationship with Kris’ boyfriend Corey. Khloe told Kris that Corey was uncomfortable around her, and barely congratulated her when she announced her pregnancy. Khloe & Kourtney decided to go to lunch with him and try to clear the air. At the lunch Corey said: “I’m a young dude dating your Mom. Y’all aren’t really my (bleeping) kids, you’re technically peers. If you get to know me better or get to know my personality then I think we’ll probably be cooler.”

Victoria Beckham’s Controversial Ad

Victoria Beckham is getting slammed over her latest ad. Victoria posted this photo of a model wearing glasses from her new eyewear collection. Fans criticized her for using such a skinny model. Victoria has been criticized in past for using skinny models.

A few years ago, one critic called the models in her fashion show “skeletal.” Victoria says she makes sure all her models are healthy before she hires them.