by Enzo Jiovarni
Jennifer Aniston on her dyslexia struggles
This week Oscar nominated Jennifer Aniston bared all in the January 30th issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Jen made the switch from family friendly comedy to serious drama with new film ‘Cake’ a new indie flick that’s roughly grossed $7 million. The movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and received some spectacular reviews for Miss Aniston, if not for the film itself.
While doing the interview she came onto the topic of what she likes to do in her spare time, when asked if she did much reading, Aniston replied that she didn’t due to a late diagnosis of dyslexia in her early 20s which largely impacted on her education and self-image.
“The only reason I knew that I had it was because I went to get a prescription for glasses,” she continued “I had to wear these Buddy Holly glasses. One had a blue lens and one had a red lens. and I had to read a paragraph , and they gave me a quiz, gave me 10 questions based on what I’d just read, and I think I got three right. Then they put a computer on my eyes, showing where my eyes went when I read. My eyes would jump four words and go back two word, and I also had a little bit of a lazy eye, like a crossed eye, which they always have to correct in photos.”
The revelation that she had dyslexia was life changing. “I thought I wasn’t smart. I just couldn’t retain anything,” she added “Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, dramas were explained.”
Jennifer Aniston is one of the mot well known and admired actresses of our time, she has been a triumphant star and a great role model. Dyslexia is a serious issue so if you do have issues reading and have not been diagnosed with this learning difficulty, I advise you to check it out as it can easily happen to anyone. However, don’t be discouraged as it isn’t the end of the world; which I hope Jen’s story has shown to everyone.
Scott and Kourtney Splitsville
Seems like Scott is finding it hard to put his partying in the past, this week alone Scott has visited a string of clubs and made a number of appearances while mother of three Kourtney has been at home with their new born.
Sources say Lord Disick is planning a European tour; his main plan is to explore the clubs in the UK. He is expected to visit the British Isle from February 26th to March 2nd making appearances in Liverpool and other various nightclubs in the UK. This has come to light after his recent drunken bender in aspen, just a month after the birth of his new born baby boy Reign Disick.
A source says “Kourtney feels like a complete idiot for ever believing things would change,” she continued by saying “She is at her wit’s end right now.” Not long after his recent activities in Aspen he flew to Las Vegas for an appearance at 1Oak on January 17th and while he reportedly claimed he stuck to water, sources knew the real truth adding “Kourtney knows what Scott was up to while he was away,” the source continued “And Kourtney did not need to read the tabloids to know what he was up to.” “She had people watching his every move, just as she always does.”
Friends are tired of telling Kourtney the same thing, they say Scott is a sweet talker and has a way of making Kourtney forget his actions. It is not getting better it seems to be getting worse, after this past summer Scott got hospitalised for alcohol poisoning and was then admitted to rehab. He doesn’t seem to be taking his health or his family seriously.
Mike Epps Racist on MLK day
This week Mike Epps got into a lot of trouble regarding a pretty racist instagram post. The ‘Next Friday’ comedian posted a picture of some slaves getting whipped over a cotton field back drop. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he posted it on MLK day.
Now you’re thinking thousands of these pictures exist so why is it such an issue? Well the reason it’s so controversial, is because the slaves were three white guys and the man who was whipping them was black. Adding insult to injury, the picture including a smiling Dr. Martin Luther King Looking down from the sky with the caption “I’m so proud of you bro! Lol.”
Mike removed the picture but not after everyone had a chance to screen shot and save the image. He later apologised saying it was an absurd joke between him and his nephew which is why he took the picture down.
After a call with TMZ, Epps said the whole situation was a misunderstanding. “I was just cracking a joke. I’m a comedian man. I thought it was funny…. I didn’t mean no harm. If I offended anybody, I apologise.”
I think everyone needs to be careful it’s all fun and games and till you have a angry mob of instagram followers commenting negatively on your page. I just hope Mike learned a little something about racist jokes.