Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars is winding down, but all the campers still have some serious work to do.
So Jim and Elizabeth Carroll make them dig deep to talk about the biggest issue that’s impacted their lives to help them come out of it with power.
Kendra Wilkinson realizes that her biggest issue isn’t even with her lying, cheating husband Hank Baskett, but with her lunatic mother. If Kendra is going to heal her relationship with Hank, she first has to heal her relationship with her mom.
Hank is still annoying everybody by talking about his struggle with childhood asthma instead of his cheating scandal. Womp, womp, womp!
Seriously dude? Go sell your lame ass on another show, because if you think people want to hear you talk about asthma rather than your sexual encounter with a transsexual, you are seriously delusional.
“Maybe asthma is like a code word for transsexual,” Aubrey O’Day joked.
The couples are then tasked with writing a eulogy as a final goodbye letter to the people or events that have affected them the most.
Later that night, Jim and Elizabeth brought all of them out to a creepy coffin on the lawn with fog and candles to read their eulogy letters, confront their demons and hopefully forgive them.
Kendra confronts her mother, awkwardly played by Elizabeth.
“You’ve hurt me by loving me only when I’m in pain,” Kendra told her mom. “I’ve given you trips around the world, left you money under your pillow and you loved me then.”
Kendra quickly realizes that she’s not able to forgive her mother yet and still has some major work to do.
Then Hank comes out with his bullshit letter to asthma, but Jim was like, “Nope!”
He wants Hank to talk about the transsexual cheating scandal, so he roll plays as the model who tried to frame Hank. Awkwarrrrd.
“Unless he can forgive the transsexual model who made his private life very public, his and Kendra’s relationship will not heal,” Jim says.
“I forgive you for this pain that you have put my family through,” Hank cries. “My kids who have no idea what’s going on in the world and have to see this one day. I forgive myself for the pain I’ve put myself through and the people I love.”
That was NOT what Kendra wants to hear, and when Hank is done with his exercise she lays into him about being weak and spineless.
“Can’t sit here and make you the victim cuz I’m a fucking victim too Hank,” she said. “I’m the one who’s damaged here!”
Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
We know Ellis Ross is fun and has an offbeat style, but her hairstyle felt like a caricature, and one that was completely unnecessary because there are Black women who have the kind of hair she seemed to be trying to mimic.
Black hair is political.
It is still a radical act for Black people to wear our hair just as it grows out of our heads.
Just as Black people are diverse, Black hair is inclusive of a broad range of colors, textures, density, and porosity. Terms like 3B and 4C are commonly used to describe hair types. While some people still think of hair types as a grading scheme, much like the debate about having "good hair," we are learning more about how hair types have specific care needs. As we grow deeper in love with ourselves and our hair, Black people are looking for the best products on the market and are committed to supporting Black businesses.
When Tracee Ellis Ross announced the launch of Pattern Beauty, there was a lot of buzz and excitement. A Black woman we love and whose hair has always been an unapologetically overwhelming feature was going to respond to Black hair care needs. Sign us up! Now, however, with her Elle magazine cover, some Black women are wondering if Ross is taking up too much of the Black hair space.