Ariana Grande Has 'Never Been Prouder to Be an American, to Be Honest'

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Ariana Grande apologized for licking that donut and saying she hates America. Again. She says watching the video of her in the donut shop was a “rude awakening” and that she was “so disgusted” with herself. “I reacted in a way that wasn’t necessary…and wasn’t me.”

I’m not sure whether this particular pop culture moment is terrible, and that we deserve it, or if it’s wonderful, and we don’t deserve it. But I’m leaning toward the former, because it’s absolutely excruciating.

In a video entitled “sorry babes,” Grande turned on her B&W filter and spoke for four agonizing minutes about her first apology, why she felt the need to do a second, and how everyone grows from their mistakes.

I was too busy preaching about my issues with the food industry, which is, like, not, I feel like, relative. I feel like I could have expressed myself in a different way. So here I am, again, apologizing in a different way.

We didn’t need you to, but OK!

I’ve actually never been prouder to be an American, to be honest. With the advances that we’ve made in the past couple months and all the wonderful progressive things that have been going on, I’ve never been prouder of this country actually…But yeah. Here I am apologizing to y’all. Puffy cheeks and all.

Please don’t pretend that doing this after wisdom teeth surgery was a burden! And please don’t keep talking! Turn off Photo Booth! Now!

I’m 22 years old. I’m human. I’ve still got a lot to learn. And I make mistakes, and that’s how I’m gonna learn…that’s how we learn. We just have to get better, and actually act on it, and use the mistakes as a platform to learn and to grow and-

Sorry but I can’t continue transcribing this. Ariana, stop talking. Please please please please please never mention this again.

[Us Weekly]

Khloe Kardashian is this klose to kwitting reality TV so that she kan take kare of Lamar Odom, who’s addicted to black tar heroin. A source said many people in Odom’s life “are worried that he’ll wind up like Bobby and Jaimie,” two of his best friends who recently died of “drug-related” issues.

Khloe is desperate to help, and calls Lamar every day. She has reportedly “considered asking [him] to move in with her in Calabasas so that she can watch over him, but that would only work if she stopped taping her show.”

[Radar Online]

Kim Richards has been sober for 38 days! Her ex-husband Monty Brinson recently posted an Instagram photo of the two of them sharing a celebratory kiss on the 4th of July, and has since shared that the reason he’s so proud is because she’s been sober for over a month. “Kim checked into voluntary because she wanted to help herself, no intervention or told her too. I’m proud of her because she’s 38 days sober,” he wrote. “Regarding the housewives she looked at as just a job [sic]…everyone else was just looking for fortune and fame…I keep going but I’m tired and ill let Kim explain herself- one day all the truth will come out.” Congratulations on getting sober, Kim. Now it’s time to write a book called, like, Kim…and Back Again. We’ll all read it.

[Radar Online]

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  • Everyone falls eventually. Even Harry Styles. [THL]
  • Iggy Azalea has finally cleaned up all that sex tape drama with her ex. [TMZ]
  • Even famous people can’t vape in the MoMA. [Page Six]

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