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LINKS RHOBH new cast, Dorinda Medley returning?, Trump Covid questions…

JEZEBELOne especially “ingenious” idea as regards the RHOBH new cast? “Blow it up and start over,” which OK is maybe not super ingenious but should probably be a mandatory action for every reality show with a season number in the double digits

REALITY TEAIn related and backpedaling news, Andy Cohen apparently thinks Dorinda Medley was an “iconic” cast member who was simply “in a bad place” this past year and will hopefully “rejoin the show at some point”

CELEBITCHYThe headline almost says it all: “Should Bob Woodward have revealed his damaging info about Trump months ago?” Let’s answer that question with another question: if Woodward had come forward last spring, would fewer than 192,000 Americans be dead of coronavirus?

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Collin Gosselin Accuses His Dad Jon Gosselin of Physically Abusing Him, Prompting Investigation; Jon’s Ex-Wife Kate Gosselin Speaks Out”

VOXA headline to precipitate panic: “A third of Americans might refuse a Covid-19 vaccine. How screwed are we?” Followed by the ever-important subhead: “There’s still time to get this right”

DLISTEDYou will no doubt be shocked to learn that Lori Loughlin is having a hard time grasping with the concept of spending the holidays in prison

LAINEY GOSSIPComing in hot from the frozen north: Canada’s Drag Race just crowned its First Ever Drag Superstar, and here she is in one of her first interviews since winning the big prize

GO FUG YOURSELFSelena Gomez looks kind of like Christina Ricci in The Addams Family, and kind of like Selma Hayek playing Frida Kahlo — no shade in either instance; those were both iconic roles — but yes, she does indeed also look “lovely on the cover of Allure

THE BLASTSavannah Chrisley would very much like you to underestimate her

PHOTOS My 600 Lb Life Angie J now: Claiming yet more weight loss; flip-flopping on follow-up

She’s been a divisive cast member for fans ever since her debut appearance yielded almost no weight loss — but she’s now claiming nearly unprecedented weight loss success since leaving the show. How is My 600 Lb Life Angie J now? One thing’s for sure: Angie’s talent for stirring up controversy remains intact. Read on for the latest, including new full body pics from Angie herself!

LINKS Jerry Falwell’s pool boy, Denise Richards cancer cure, Teddi Mellencamp calls out…

CELEBITCHYThere’s an impossible amount of religious, social, and political intrigue to unpack in the still-unfolding story of Jerry Falwell’s pool boy, Jerry Falwell, and Becki Falwell. But let’s all remember that, since the three are consenting adults, the real scandal isn’t that Jerry liked watching the pool boy have sex with his wife; instead, it’s the Falwells’ massive hypocrisy now crashing down all around them like a set piece in a Christopher Nolan movie

JEZEBELRemember the time Denise Richards brought up being chased by a “mysterious car” that Richards said had something to do with “Big Pharma”‘s intimidation of her husband, who’s apparently conducting groundbreaking research into cancer cures? How come that only ever came up one time?

REALITY TEASpeaking of Denise Richards and the ongoing RHOBH implosion of her storyline: “Teddi Mellencamp Says Brandi Glanville Texts ‘Point Out A Pattern When It Comes To Denise Richards’; Kyle Richards Slams Denise For Being ‘Censored Version Of Denise’ That She Wants People To See” (aren’t censored versions of oneself the whole point of reality TV?)

THE BLASTAccording to Tamra Judge — who maybe has no idea what she’s talking about, and maybe has ulterior motives for spreading gossip, she’s a Real Housewife after all! — NeNe Leakes’ contract renewal talks broke down and NeNe won’t be coming back for RHOA Season 13 when the show resumes filming late this year or early next

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Season 12 Premiere of Alaskan Bush People Shows Bear Brown Disappearing Days Before His Wedding to Raiven Adams”

LAINEY GOSSIP“The first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming movie Enola Holmes has dropped, and while Henry Cavill is trending because people are thirsty, I am here for Millie Bobby Brown as a spunky teenaged detective. Based on Nancy Springer’s YA mystery series, Enola Holmes is about Sherlock Holmes’s younger sister, who must find their missing mother. Pop culture used to be lousy with spunky teenaged detectives (the Hardy boys, Nancy Drew, the Boxcar children, the Goonies), but it seems like the spunky teenaged detective has faded from view a bit—even Nancy Drew got remade as a Riverdale-esque mopey drama. Just give me precocious children solving mysteries while their parents ignore them!”

DLISTEDHalle Barry is so fed up with her five-year-old-and-still-ongoing divorce from husband Olivier Martinez that she’s actually filed to represent herself instead of retaining an attorney for the remainder of the proceedings

GO FUG YOURSELF“The VMAs debuted with a performance that instantly made them famous: Madonna singing “Like a Virgin” in the iconic wedding gown and thigh-highs, tousled hair extra-tossed. No one had ever seen anything quite like the writhing and the underpants, or so it’s told”

VOXThis should be helpful in sorting out future controversies: “Republican National Convention speakers, explained for people who don’t watch Fox News”

LINKS Bella Thorne’s OnlyFans, Dorinda leaves RHONY, Don Jr. cocaine gossip…

DLISTEDWithin 24 hours of announcing it, Bella Thorne’s OnlyFans account did two things never done in the page’s brief and increasingly popular history: the first was crash the site; the second was make Bella a cool million dollars. (Evidently that’s after the site itself takes its 20% cut.) Fun fact that I did not know and now can’t stop wondering about the implications of: Bella is the third member of her family on OnlyFans

REALITY TEAAfter five years, six seasons, and one too many recent low blows, Dorinda Medley is no longer a member of the Real Housewives of New York cast. Dorinda announced her departure amicably, saying — among other things — “But all things must come to an end. This was a great outlet for me to heal when my late husband Richard passed away”

CELEBITCHYThe oldest child of America’s current president gave a prime-time speech at the first night of the 2020 Republican National Convention and appeared to be so obviously high on cocaine that even mainstream news outlets featured coverage on whether the man was maybe high on cocaine

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPDuggar family members Joy and Austin Forsyth announced this week that they welcomed their second child last week. The couple has yet to reveal the child’s name, but did say that their baby girl “arrived August 21 at 2:12 PM weighing 8lbs 5oz and is 19.5 [inches] long”

VOXErstwhile conservative Christian Jerry Falwell Jr. disclosed that he’d been in an extended three-way with his wife and the couple’s pool boy, and Falwell is now all the way out the door at Liberty University, where he had (more or less) been president…but the story is actually so much deeper and more corrupt than just a sex scandal

JEZEBEL“The Making of Ellen DeGeneres, the Nicest Person on Television”

THE BLAST“Megan Thee Stallion Shuts Down Waka Flocka’s ‘Ignorant’ Comments On Tory Lanez Shooting”

LAINEY GOSSIPThe first trailer for Ammonite, the haunting and romantic new movie starring Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet, is here — and it has people starved for physical contact feeling some kind of way

GO FUG YOURSELF“The Teen Choice Awards, as a thing, turns 21 this year and is finally old enough to crack a beer and look back at itself. I just hope it doesn’t drink every time there are bad pants, because in that case its night will end badly”

LINKS Wendy Osefo and Karen Huger, Trump’s sister dishes, Meghan Markle GOTV…

REALITY TEAIt seems there’s still no love lost between Real Housewives of Potomac stars Wendy Osefo and Karen Huger, with Wendy now saying of Karen, “Let her continue to say she doesn’t know me, that’s fine. Because if she knew me, she would know not to mess with me. So, you’re right, you don’t know me. Let’s keep it like that”

VOXDonald Trump’s sister Maryanne Trump Barry went in on her brother in a series of conversations secretly taped by Maryanne’s niece Mary Trump. On the one hand, Maryanne’s comments don’t really say anything we didn’t already know; on the other: hot gossip

JEZEBELIn considerably colder White House news, Melania Trump ripped out the Kennedys’ Rose Garden and replaced it with a bunch of box hedges and a limestone walkway: “I can see where the colorful flowers and vibrant trees that once defined the landscape would have no place on the Trump grounds, a place where joy and optimism must be crushed and replaced by brutal austerity”

CELEBITCHYBecause “the Royal family can’t get involved in politics,” British tabloids and a certain older generation are losing their collective minds over Duchess Meghan’s participation in a “When We All Vote Couch Party,” during which she encouraged people to vote

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPBravo has pulled a handful of episodes of Southern Charm for being racist, so here’s a look at which episodes they yanked & why they were taken down. There’s also a strong argument to be made that you could simply pull Southern Charm itself for the same reason, but I suppose that’s an argument for another day

DLISTEDRose McGowan is gunning for Alyssa Milano on Twitter, accusing her former Charmed co-star of phony activism and making the Charmed set a toxic environment; Alyssa, unsurprisingly, had a few words for Rose in return

THE BLAST“Megan Thee Stallion CRUSHES Instagram Showing Off Her Bangin’ Body Fishing In A Thong!!”

LAINEY GOSSIPEvidently the CBS show All Rise was bound to wind up with a writer’s room mutiny against the showrunner, which is exactly what’s happened over the last few months thanks to a racial imbalance baked right into the show’s premise

GO FUG YOURSELFOK, but, to be fair, didn’t pretty much everyone smoke cigarettes and eat ice cream sundaes at the same time in 1958, and not just Sophia Loren? There could be a whole Mad Men prequel based on just this and nothing more