Netflix’s hit “Tiger King” has every celebrity – and also Maggie and Ian – obsessed. Real Housewife of New York Jill Zarin is getting real about her donor sperm saga. And in Emmy Rossum’s home, there is zero social distance between her cat and her raw chicken.
Here’s a closer look at today’s stories:
Cardi B vows to start GoFundMe for incarcerated ‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic
Cardi B is team Joe Exotic all the way!
The Bronx-born rapper, 27, took to Twitter in defense of Joe “Exotic” Maldonado-Passage, the controversial star of current Netflix phenomenon, docu-series “Tiger King.” He is currently serving a 22-year-sentence for attempting to facilitate the murder of nemesis Carole Baskin and a slew of animal cruelty charges.
The “Money” artist, however, doesn’t believe the charismatic inmate got a fair shake, saying she would consider setting up a GoFundMe account for the former Oklahoma governor contender.
After calling out Baskin, Cardi retweeted a meme asserting the Big Cat Rescue founder killed her late husband and fed him to the tigers she keeps in her Florida sanctuary, an accusation leveled against Baskin by Exotic and several others throughout the documentary.
She went on to ask fans, “Who you think burn Joe studio?” with most replying they believe Joe did it himself. Still, that didn’t stop the former reality star from empathizing, going on to tweet, “They did Joe so dirty over and over again.”
“Bout to start a gofundme account for Joe .He shall be free,” she added.
Ally Shapiro spent years believing strangers were her siblings
Jill Zarin’s daughter, Ally Shapiro, had a five-year relationship with people she believed to be her half-siblings — only to discover that they weren’t related to her.
Zarin, the “Real Housewives of New York City” star, used a sperm donor to conceive 27-year-old Ally, after struggling to get pregnant with then-husband Steven Shapiro.
In 2013, Zarin posted on an online service that helps the children of sperm donors find their siblings — and quickly found a woman who said she was the daughter of the same sperm donor.
Ally met the woman and she quickly developed a long-distance friendship with her — and three more half-siblings.
“I’m an only child, so it was nice and exciting to have an extended family,” Ally told Page Six. “It was like, ‘Welcome to our club!’ ”
Ally says they “checked in on each other” and sent each other messages on holidays. But, she said that she had a gut feeling that prevented her from getting too close to the group.
Then in January 2019, one of the half-brothers found their father through DNA analysis service 23andMe, forcing Ally to wrestle with whether or not to start a relationship with her biological father.
In April of that year, Ally got her own match with a man who claimed to be her father and, in fact, shared half her DNA — making her realize that she’d spent years with “siblings” who weren’t related to her.
Ally tells us that her gut instinct that kept her from forming too close a bond with the group saved her from heartache.
“I think if I had a deeper connection, I would have been gutted,” she said. But “I felt like I’d been lying to them all these years.”
She hasn’t decided if she’ll meet her dad, with whom she’s exchanged e-mails. “Because of what happened, I’m a little more hesitant,” she said.
Emmy Rossum lets cat walk near raw food, internet goes wild
With Hollywood stars staying home and whiling away their days on Instagram, we’re getting an even deeper look into the day-to-day lives of the rich and famous. And it turns out that there are some things that we’d really rather not see.
A case in point: On Monday, Emmy Rossum innocently posted a picture on Twitter showing the food that she planned to cook that day, including a raw chicken and a stack of chopped fruit and vegetables, plus a filet of salmon that she’d already baked. But the “Shameless” star — who generally seems quite put-together and polished — accidentally revealed that she is, in fact, gross. Because walking along her range in the shot, just inches from the raw bird, is her cat.
“This is why I don’t and won’t ever do potlucks … animals should never be that close to food prep … hairs, mites, and who knows what else … ,” replied one user.
“Nothing seasoning this bird but cat dandruff and fleas,” wrote another. “Get that cat off the counter! They literally digs in and walks on s–t,” said a third.
Meanwhile, her culinary efforts didn’t get a warm response either. “Ma’am that chicken is naked,” wrote a follower, “Please put some seasoning on it, it hurts!”
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