Kylie Jenner Helps Teen Jacob Lescenski Score Homecoming Date (VIDEO)

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Kylie Jenner’s new anti-bullying Instagram campaign has now helped a teen named Jacob Lescenski score a homecoming date. Check out the video below!

Earlier this week, Jenner announced the start of her “I Am More Than” project, where each day she is highlighting an individual who has proven they are “more than” their disability, their size, their sexuality, etc. On Thursday, Jenner profiled Jacob Lescenski and Anthony Martinez, best friends who went to prom together in Las Vegas. The pair are likely already familiar to some, as Lescenski’s “promposal” to his gay pal went viral earlier this year.

In spotlighting them on Instagram, Jenner wrote, “They had the best time at the prom and have inspired not only their community but the world. They even appeared on the @TheEllenShow! The most important thing they want people to know and remember is that ‘YOU matter and people care about YOU. People don’t remember word for word what you said or how you dressed or how you looked but people will remember how you feel.’”

“I’m obsessed with these boys and had such a great time talking to them. We need more people like them in the world,” said Jenner. “They’re leading a revolution by showing us all that #IAmMoreThan my sexuality. They taught ME that #IAmMoreThan the critics.”

While that’s typically the point where each of the profiles ends, Jenner included a little something extra this time. “Also… @kamideike and Jordan Ruiz!!!! Will you please go to homecoming with @jacob_lescenskii and @AnthonySexC?” she asked on their behalf.

While it’s unclear if Martinez lucked out with his desired date Ruiz, Lescenski later revealed on Instagram, “Hey ya’ll she said yes. Thank you very very much @kyliejenner for helping me out.” He included a video showing when he approached Deike outside of class, saying, “So, Kylie thought you should go to homecoming with me. And I think you should go to homecoming with me.”

“Will you go to homecoming with me?” he asked. With that, Deike accepted, and they sealed it with a kiss. In the hours since it all went down on Thursday afternoon, Lescenski and Deike have been gushing about Jenner’s involvement on social media. Watch the cute video below, and tell us what you think of Jenner helping Lescenski get his homecoming date!

#Day 3 – Jacob (@Jacob_Lescenskii) and Anthony (@AnthonySexC) are best friends and have been for 2 ½ years. Anthony came out to Jacob early on in their friendship. “It was very casual,” Anthony said when I asked if he remembered coming out to Jacob. “The most important thing I remember was how loving and accepting Jacob made me feel.” When it came time for their junior year, both Jacob and Anthony were so excited to go to prom until things starting going wrong in their personal life. “My girlfriend and I had just broken up,” Jacob mentioned and he was just going to go with friends until he saw Anthony’s tweets. “I realized that helping him with something that would make him happy would also make me happy… and it would probably be the best way to go to prom.” @TeenVogue even helped them find the perfect outfit by sending them to @TopMan to find suits. They had the best time at the prom and have inspired not only their community but the world. They even appeared on the @TheEllenShow ! The most important thing they want people to know and remember is that “YOU matter and people care about YOU. People don’t remember word for word what you said or how you dressed or how you looked but people will remember how you feel.” I’m obsessed with these boys and had such a great time talking to them. We need more people like them in the world! Check out Jacob and Anthony’s instagrams @Jacob_Lescenskii and @AnthonySexC – they’re leading a revolution by showing us all that #IAmMoreThan my sexuality. They taught ME that #IAmMoreThan the critics. Also… @kamideike and Jordan Ruiz!!!! Will you please go to homecoming with @jacob_lescenskii and @AnthonySexC?

A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Sep 3, 2015 at 11:28am PDT

Hey ya’ll she said yes thank you very very much @kyliejenner for helping me out @kamideike

A video posted by Jay (@jacob_lescenskii) on Sep 3, 2015 at 12:36pm PDT

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Ellen Pompeo Strips Down! – ARTICLE

Ellen Pompeo has nothing to hide.


Ellen Pompeo (Entertainment Weekly)

The actress bares (almost) all on one of four collector’s edition covers for Entertainment Weekly’s Sept. 11 issue, donning little more than a lab coat and a smile for the sexy shot.

Her interview was equally revealing, as the “Grey’s Anatomy” star sat down with showrunner Shonda Rhimes, “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington and “How To Get Away With Murder’s” Viola Davis for a candid chat about the difficulties facing women in Hollywood.

PHOTOS: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Scenes & Stars

After starring as the title heroine of ABC’s smash medical drama for more than a decade, Ellen opened up about her character’s new chapter as she recovers from the shocking death of her onscreen husband, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey). The actress said she was caught off guard with some viewers’ assumption that the show, or even Meredith herself, would go off the rails without a male lead.

“All of a sudden, Patrick leaves, and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, Meredith’s gonna get killed with Alzheimer’s!'” Ellen said of the sexist response. “The show couldn’t possibly go on without the man!'”

PHOTOS: ‘Scandal’-ous Style Star Kerry Washington

Kerry talked about how her experience working with Shonda on “Scandal” differed from other projects where a woman wasn’t at the helm. The Emmy nominee gave birth to daughter Isabelle in 2014, and told EW that the news of her pregnancy was met with enthusiastic support she might not have expected in a different work environment.

“I was talking to an actress who’s pregnant and really worried about telling her bosses, and I said, ‘Yeah, when I told my boss I was pregnant, she literally jumped up and down in my trailer,'” Kerry said. “I don’t know if there’s a male showrunner who would do that.”

Sexism wasn’t the women’s only hot topic. Shonda, whose hit dramas make up the bulk of ABC’s primetime block on Thursday nights, said she learned from an early age to stand up for herself regardless of any short-sighted perspective she comes across.

“When I encountered something that felt like racism, like my high school guidance counselor saying to me, ‘Honey, I don’t think you were made for Ivy League schools,’ I called my mom at work and said, ‘Mom, this lady says I’m not made for Ivy League schools,'” the magnate said. “And my mother said, ‘Hold on, I’ll be there in five minutes.’ My mom drove up to the school, walked into the guidance counselor’s office, came out, and said, ‘Everything’s fine now.'”

PHOTOS: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Patrick Dempsey Pics!

Shonda has used that lesson to defend her creative choices as well. She told reporters at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in August that, despite fans’ uproar, the decision to kill off “Grey’s” beloved McDreamy was the best possible compromise.

“What were the options? Either Der was going to walk out on Mer and leave her high and dry, and what was that going to mean?” she said, explaining that she was left with little choice once Patrick decided to exit the series. “That would suggest the love wasn’t true, the thing we had said for 11 years was a lie.”

She continued, “As painful as it was for me as a storyteller, the only way to preserve what felt true to me was Derek was going to have to die for that love to remain honest.”

Now, she said, both Meredith and “Grey’s Anatomy” are ready for a “rebirth” in the wake of the profound loss.

“Grey’s Anatomy” premieres its 12th season on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC.

All four covers of Entertainment Weekly’s Shondaland-themed issue hit newsstands on Sept. 4. 

— Erin Biglow

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Ellen Pompeo Strips Down! – ARTICLE

Ellen Pompeo has nothing to hide.


Ellen Pompeo (Entertainment Weekly)

The actress bares (almost) all on one of four collector’s edition covers for Entertainment Weekly’s Sept. 11 issue, donning little more than a lab coat and a smile for the sexy shot.

Her interview was equally revealing, as the “Grey’s Anatomy” star sat down with showrunner Shonda Rhimes, “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington and “How To Get Away With Murder’s” Viola Davis for a candid chat about the difficulties facing women in Hollywood.

PHOTOS: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Scenes & Stars

After starring as the title heroine of ABC’s smash medical drama for more than a decade, Ellen opened up about her character’s new chapter as she recovers from the shocking death of her onscreen husband, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey). The actress said she was caught off guard with some viewers’ assumption that the show, or even Meredith herself, would go off the rails without a male lead.

“All of a sudden, Patrick leaves, and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, Meredith’s gonna get killed with Alzheimer’s!'” Ellen said of the sexist response. “The show couldn’t possibly go on without the man!'”

PHOTOS: ‘Scandal’-ous Style Star Kerry Washington

Kerry talked about how her experience working with Shonda on “Scandal” differed from other projects where a woman wasn’t at the helm. The Emmy nominee gave birth to daughter Isabelle in 2014, and told EW that the news of her pregnancy was met with enthusiastic support she might not have expected in a different work environment.

“I was talking to an actress who’s pregnant and really worried about telling her bosses, and I said, ‘Yeah, when I told my boss I was pregnant, she literally jumped up and down in my trailer,'” Kerry said. “I don’t know if there’s a male showrunner who would do that.”

Sexism wasn’t the women’s only hot topic. Shonda, whose hit dramas make up the bulk of ABC’s primetime block on Thursday nights, said she learned from an early age to stand up for herself regardless of any short-sighted perspective she comes across.

“When I encountered something that felt like racism, like my high school guidance counselor saying to me, ‘Honey, I don’t think you were made for Ivy League schools,’ I called my mom at work and said, ‘Mom, this lady says I’m not made for Ivy League schools,'” the magnate said. “And my mother said, ‘Hold on, I’ll be there in five minutes.’ My mom drove up to the school, walked into the guidance counselor’s office, came out, and said, ‘Everything’s fine now.'”

PHOTOS: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Patrick Dempsey Pics!

Shonda has used that lesson to defend her creative choices as well. She told reporters at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in August that, despite fans’ uproar, the decision to kill off “Grey’s” beloved McDreamy was the best possible compromise.

“What were the options? Either Der was going to walk out on Mer and leave her high and dry, and what was that going to mean?” she said, explaining that she was left with little choice once Patrick decided to exit the series. “That would suggest the love wasn’t true, the thing we had said for 11 years was a lie.”

She continued, “As painful as it was for me as a storyteller, the only way to preserve what felt true to me was Derek was going to have to die for that love to remain honest.”

Now, she said, both Meredith and “Grey’s Anatomy” are ready for a “rebirth” in the wake of the profound loss.

“Grey’s Anatomy” premieres its 12th season on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC.

All four covers of Entertainment Weekly’s Shondaland-themed issue hit newsstands on Sept. 4. 

— Erin Biglow

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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