Former adult actress Stormy Daniels, who claimed an affair with Donald Trump and then backed off the story when it appeared she may have violated an NDA, has now retracted her retraction in light of the news that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 of his own money for her silence. But there’s more: Daniels also claims she still has the dress she wore during her brief fling with Trump, and is having it tested for his DNA in order to prove their affair.
THE BLEMISH – Danny Masterson’s lawyers tried to get The Blemish to take down a story stating that Masterson has been accused of raping unconscious women and that the Church of Scientology allegedly helped cover it up. Which is true: though he hasn’t been charged, he’s been *accused*, and the LA Times has reported on the church’s involvement in the allegations. Anyway, what the site did instead of taking the story down was smart and you should give them your clicks
VERY SMART BROTHAS – 17 students were shot to death at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida yesterday. It was the 18th school shooting in America in 2018, which was 45 days old at the time. We all may have forgotten this over the past few years, but schools aren’t supposed to be a venue for shootings and insecurity and panic
CELEBITCHY – “Donald Trump doesn’t think school shootings are a national tragedy”
JEZEBEL – It’s the links post Sunshine Trifecta: A woman in Lantana, Florida is accusing the mayor of offering to get her the neighborhood speed bumps she asked for in exchange for sex. Not that you shouldn’t be outraged, but this can’t be the first time this has happened in Florida
REALITY TEA – Countess Luann rejected the prosecution’s plea deal and now faces five years in prison for her Christmas Eve shenanigans. In case you’ve forgotten, those include allegedly “resisting an officer with violence” (a felony) along with trespassing and disorderly intoxication (both misdemeanors). No matter how unbearable your holiday may have been, Luann had it worse
DLISTED – The Smashing Pumpkins aren’t going to reunite with all four original members in 2018 for the same reason they didn’t do it in 2007: Billy Corgan is a doofus
VOX – In case you missed its debut last night because you had something else to do on Valentine’s Day, here’s the first trailer for The Incredibles 2. The first one was maybe the most fun Hollywood movie of this century so far, so hopefully the sequel can at least graze that impossibly high bar with its fingertips
UPROXX – George R.R. Martin probably just told the world (in the most oblique fashion possible) that the next Game of Thrones book won’t be out this year. Not that anyone has been able to pressure more words out of him, but wouldn’t it make more sense marketing-wise for the book to come out when the final season of the TV show airs next year anyway?
LAINEY GOSSIP – Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart may be dating again. Or it’s a conspiracy theory, which these days makes it as good as true
CELEBITCHY – Somehow, the pics of 45-year-old Dane Cook kissing his 19-year-old girlfriend are way less disturbing than the candids with the two of them posing side-by-side. Being able to see both of their faces makes them look like a father and daughter enjoying one last family vacation before she goes off to college
JEZEBEL – If you’ve been feeling especially miserable, depressed, run-down, ragged, or helpless for the past year and change, it turns out you’re not alone. According to a massive new Gallup poll, a mysterious, nameless sickness has been ailing a majority of Americans since late 2016
LAINEY GOSSIP – We’re now less than two months from Beyonce’s return to the stage at Coachella. So Beyonce has that much time to drop some surprise album / single / tour announcement, and the rest of us have an unofficial deadline for figuring out who the unnamed actress is that Tiffany Haddish says hit on Jay-Z at a party and almost got Beyonce to throw hands
REALITY TEA – Peggy Sulahian won’t be back for more Real Housewives of Orange County sleepwalking next season. Fan reaction appears to be a mix of high-pitched joy shrieks and shrugs
UPROXX – To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its release (and as part of its overall Oscar campaign), Get Out is coming back to theaters for free on President’s Day. The catch: it’s only going to play at, like, 100 theaters
VOX – Here’s a breakdown of how much Winter Olympic athletes have to eat every day. Cross-country skiiers are the most otherworldly, at between 4,000 and 7,000 calories. And ski jumpers are the most mortal, with a pitiful 1,300 to 2,500. Also, apparently teenage snowboarders are just like regular teenagers in that they can subsist on a diet of ice cream and churros and still function. Except, in this case, “function” means “Win a gold medal”
THE BLEMISH – Also, contrary to what you may have heard, the Winter Olympics are not being held at P.F. Chang’s
DLISTED – Those of you still hoping against hope for a third Sex In The City movie are in luck: Cynthia Nixon is still in Kim Cattrall’s good graces. Though, in her favor, Cynthia apparently called Kim to express her condolences for Kim’s dead brother, and a phone call is
CELEBITCHY – In fairytale wedding news, Prince Henry and Meghan Markle’s forthcoming nuptuals will include, but not be limited to: a horse-carriage ride through the streets of Windsor; a vow exchange at St. George’s Chapel helmed by the Archbishop of Canterbury; and literal golden tickets to the reception. Veruca Salt still wants two
VERY SMART BROTHAS – The Obamas’ official portraits went public today. People have thoughts on them! The growing consensus is that Michelle got the better look, continuing her unbroken streak of winning every public head-to-head against Barack
THE BLEMISH – YouTube suspended Logan Paul not because he is an insufferable douchebag, but because he gets YouTube consistent bad press (because he is an insufferable douchebag). Reddit banned FakeApp for the same reason. Basically, every “content creator” is still at the mercy of his platform, because those platforms are more corporation than outlet for free speech
CELEBUZZ – And speaking of YouTube, Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars promised her assistant she’d go streaking around LA if she ever got three million subscribers. She hit the milestone last week, promptly dropped trou, and hit the bricks, leaving her assistant running to catch up. Shay Mitchell is raising the bar for content creators everywhere
UPROXX – In more social media news, Instagram will now notify you if someone takes a screenshot of your story; they’ll also tell you who took the screenshot (assuming the person is logged in). But it will only work for stories, not regular posts. And there’s already a loophole
DLISTED – Slow your roll, everyone who was excited by last week’s news that the Spice Girls were reuniting for a world tour: Posh “Victoria” Spice now says that the tour isn’t happening, though the group will get back together for…something
REALITY TEA – If you have dated Kristen Doute, you have had your phone ransacked by Kristen Doute. Also, if you are Lisa Vanderpump, Kristen Doute has stolen cutlery from your restaurant (and so has every other employee)
VOX – American figure skater Mirai Nagasu’s triple axel at the Olympics was somewhat overshadowed by the American commentators’ over-the-top reaction to it, but still really cool and impressive and worthy of all the superlatives it’s been getting. Here’s a tidy explainer on why the axel is such an elusive and tricky jump. Bonus: The article includes an official scoresheet, which is super helpful if you’re like me and haven’t been able to figure out why some skaters’ scores — like, say, Adam Rippon’s — aren’t as high as their performances would appear to merit
JEZEBEL – In other skating news: Ice dancing is ballroom dancing combined with barely-legal-in-public dry humping, so tune in if you haven’t been
LAINEY GOSSIP – 20-year-old Camila Cabello’s new boyfriend is a 30-year-old dating expert named Matthew Hussey. Matthew, who coaches woman, uses the professional mantra “Get The Guy,” which is passive-aggressive enough to remind me of the bit in Trainwreck where Amy Schumer is arguing with Bill Hader and she chides him for saying he likes going down on her. Anyway, here’s a photo of Camila and Matthew looking happy and cuddling on a Mexican beach
Months after it was revealed that MTV had scrapped plans for their Teen Mom New Jersey spin-off series, the network has announced it had another teen pregnancy reality series in the works the whole time! Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant will feature five moms (living in different parts of the country) and is set to premiere next month!
CELEBITCHY – Kim Kardashian covers Vogue Taiwan, and causes a social media backlash too
DLISTED – Omarosa Left The Celebrity Big Brother House To Go To The Hospital
REALITY TEA – Love After Lockup Recap: Surprises And Sentences
JEZEBEL – Miami Catholic School Fires Teacher for Marrying Her Girlfriend
THE BLEMISH – Beyonce Is Cheaper Than Mr. Krabs
IN TOUCH – Teen Mom OG Star Tyler Baltierra Is Going to Visit Catelynn Lowell in Rehab
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – MTV Announces Premiere Date for Jersey Shore Family Vacation & Reveals Angelina Pivarnick Will Return
PHOTOS Newborn abandoned in airport bathroom after being born there: ‘I just want what is best for him and it isn’t me’
A newborn abandoned in an airport bathroom immediately after being born has come to the attention of authorities nationwide after local attempts at identifying the mother failed. Tucson Airport Police believe an unidentified woman gave birth in one of the airport’s bathrooms last month — before abandoning it and leaving a note that says she wants what’s best for the child.
There will officially me more love after Love After Lockup! WE tv announced today that their new prison romance reality series will be returning for an expanded 10-episodes season in 2019.