Lyric McHenry May Not Have Been Pregnant at Time of Death

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Questions about the stunning death of former E! reality star Lyric McHenry continue to circulate.

Very early on the morning of August 14, the close friend of EJ Johnson and the woman who appeared on multiple episodes of EJNYC was found dead on a sidewalk in New York City.

She was wearing only a pajama top and underwear and, most disturbing of all, a ziplock bag with cocaine inside was also discovered on her person.

Also, according to initial reports, McHenry was 20 weeks pregnant at the time of her death.

Just awful, right?

However, it was assumed upon reading these reports, at least by us at The Hollywood Gossip, that medical tests had been run that proven McHenry was expecting a child.

Now, though, it seems as if this may not have been the case.

A family spokesperson named Edna Sims Porter tells Us Weekly that McHenry’s loved ones were unaware of any pregnancy, stating for the record:

“Lyric did not share that with the family, so we’ll all have to wait for the autopsy report.”

This quote comes on the heels of a close friend saying something similar, expressing shock that McHenry was allegedly pregnant.

Porter, meanwhile, goes on to imply (or outright say, really) that no exam was performed that proved Lyric was going to be a mother.

“I’ve seen the police report and I talked to the police about that and they said to me, ‘That was from someone that we interviewed,'” Porter explains of how this strong rumor got started.

She concludes;

“That’s one of the things we’re going to find out the details about.

“We’re all baffled because you don’t even see a baby bump. Twenty weeks, that’s five months, right? It seems like she would be showing.”

McHenry was a Stanford graduate who volunteered years ago for Barack Obama.

She also worked as a television producer.

Due to the state of her body when she was found by the police, along with the bag of cocaine of course, it has been presumed that she died of a drug overdose.

Still, we are awaiting the results of an autopsy and those close to Lyric remain puzzled by how she went from happily celebrating her birthday with friends on Monday evening…

… to ending up as she did just a few hours later in the Bronx.

Per The New York Daily News, the reality star was “found sprawled out on the sidewalk above the Major Deegan Expressway at Undercliff Ave. and Boscobel …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip


17 Nail Trends Our Editors Can’t Wait To Try For Fall

If you haven’t heard, we’re in for some planetary mayhem at the end of summer. Already we’ve dealt with at least three short-lived retrogrades, but we’re also in the midst of Saturn’s backspin until early September. ‘Til then, we’re encouraged to look before we leap and avoid any rash behavior. While some may focus that energy on their careers and relationships, we’ll be putting our conscientious decision-making into our nails.

If we can’t control the direction in which the planets seem to be spinning, at least we can control what kind of nail art decorates our fingertips. With summer Fridays ending sooner than we’d like to admit, we need something to look forward to for fall. Why not make that our manicures? We’re ditching the predictable wine-red autumnal polish for something special, kind of funky, and totally unique.

Need some inspiration before booking that nail appointment? Check out our fall manicure plans ahead.

“I am in love with all the ’60s vibes this fall, and I want to copy these retro floral nails immediately. My grandma actually had a skirt with this exact print on it in the ’60s, and I’m praying it’s somewhere in my parents’ attic for my ultimate matchy-matchy moment.” — Cat Quinn, Beauty Director

“I love the idea of taking the dainty jewelry trend down to your nails with matching gold and pearl designs. It’s minimalist, yet maximalist, and so damn cool.” — Quinn

“I’m super into the modern art trend for nails, and I’m in love with this minimal, abstract design that uses negative space. Then again, I don’t have Portia Doubleday ‘s lovely, long nails to use as a canvas.” — Rachel Lubitz, Senior Beauty Writer

“I look at these nails and all I can think about is how long these colors and patterns took to create. Still, that doesn’t stop me from desperately wanting them. Guess I have to go to Ukraine, where the nail artist lives, to get them.” — Lubitz

“I’ve always wanted to own a massive geode or two — not the kind they sell at, like, Urban Outfitters, but the really legit ones that go for thousands of dollars in rocks and minerals galleries in New Mexico and come with backstories and certificates of authenticity and shit. At this stage of my life I don’t foresee myself having the disposable income I’d need to purchase them without skipping rent for a …read more

Source:: Refinery29


This Laxative Ingredient Is Apparently A Skin-Care Essential

There’s nothing inherently alluring about magnesium. The ingredient wasn’t even on our minds until we spotted Jordyn Woods (Kylie Jenner’s BFF and model) getting an A-list facial boasting magnesium as a hero ingredient. Turns out, it may just be the trendy new ingredient you should be adding to your skin-care routine, especially if you’re looking to balance combination skin.

Any doctor will tell you that magnesium is more popular as an oral treatment to rebalance your digestive system than a topical spot treatment. You can find the laxative milk of magnesia in any grocery store or drugstore. Still, that doesn’t mean there isn’t potential for it to help your skin. “The best way to absorb it is internally, rather than externally,” explains Ido Magal, herbalist and founder of Lavido. ” When you use magnesium internally, it helps with almost 300 different processes in the body.” But, even then, Magal agrees that in a non-direct way, it could also have an effect on the skin. “Use magnesium topically and a very small amount of it absorbs through the body without going through the digestive system,” he tell us. The effect: reduced inflammation.

“Magnesium protects the skin from free radical damage, inflammation, and it’s necessary for the enzymes that regulate cell turnover and repair,” Patricia Wexler, MD, a New York-based dermatologist explains. “A lot of people end up using it topically for the treatment of acne and acne rosacea.” Wexler says it can help with skin that is red, severely dry, and itchy.

Still, not every thrilling new skin-care launch features the anti-inflammatory hero just yet. And esthetician Renée Rouleau tells us that there are a few different forms of magnesium to keep an eye out for: magnesium hydroxide (found in milk of magnesia), magnesium PCA, and magnesium carbonate. Rouleau says magnesium PCA acts as a humectant so it can help attract more moisture to the skin as it works. Right now you can find the ingredient in products like Glossier’s Super Glow and REN’s Atlantic Kelp Wash. And magnesium carbonate is a mineral salt and best used for its absorbent qualities and talent for balancing the pH in your skin. In fact, Rouleau includes it in her Night Time Spot Lotion to dry out pustular blemishes.

Only in 2018 could the same ingredient that makes you run for the bathroom also get your skin …read more

Source:: Refinery29