It’s become known as “the song from the Cinnabon heist” – but that’s only the beginning of the story. It turns out that the Better Call Saul Nippy song actually has deep ties to the show’s extended universe. And one of Saul‘s co-creators started making the connection years before “Nippy” first aired.
The show was originally supposed to be a trilogy – but is Ted Lasso ending with Season 3 as its creators intended? Brendan Hunt, who co-created the show and plays the delightfully enigmatic Coach Beard, recently dropped a surprise confirmation of some news that fans have been secretly dreading for years.
Naturally, there’s new Anna Duggar divorce gossip, thanks to her (still) husband Josh getting sentenced on child pornography charges. This time, though, the real question is – will the gossip stick? Is Josh’s 12.5-year prison sentence the thing that finally breaks Anna and Josh apart?
REALITY TEA –Little Women Atlanta star Ms Juicy is home and back on social media thanking fans following her April hospitalization. Ms Juicy, real name Shirlene Pearson, confirmed that she suffered a stroke last month – she called it a “brain bleed” – and is having to relearn some basic functions, including walking and speech
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and Josh Efird from Mama June: Road to Redemption are now the proud parents of fraternal twins. The couple had never confirmed the details of Lauryn’s pregnancy and it’s only through anonymous sources that details have started leaking out at all
THE BLAST –It seems Johnny Depp was unprepared to sit and wait for the jury verdict in his and Amber Heard’s shitshow of a trial. Depp jetted off to England to take the stage with Jeff Beck at Sheffield City Hall this weekend, and may do so again in London tonight
THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP – Condolences to Master P, who announced the death of his 29-year-old daughter Tytyana Miller this weekend. Tytyana is perhaps best known to pop culture fans for appearing on Growing Up Hip Hop back in 2016. Master P didn’t give a cause of death
DLISTED –Gilmore Girls and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star Alexis Bledel announced she’s stepping away from The Handmaid’s Tale. Bledel, who played Dr. Emily (AKA “Ofglen” and a host of other handmaid’s names) from the show’s first season. Bledel didn’t give a reason for quitting in the middle of filming the new season
LAINEY GOSSIP –How come Top Gun: Maverick isn’t getting criticized for being Navy propaganda just like the original Top Gun?
JEZEBEL –“None of This Is Normal: There’s a twisted irony in getting one day off to celebrate Memorial Day at a time of mass death”
GO FUG YOURSELF –The Gilded Age is a weird show. It’s definitely not very good and is absolutely cashing in on Downton Abbey nostalgia. And it’s addictive in part because it’s not very good. I enjoy watching it to see how poor the writing will be each week. Anyway, this panel would have been fun as hell to see regardless
DLISTED – The other big Oscars controversy – though it’s pretty small by comparison – was the Amy Schumer and Kirsten Dunst joke. Amy asked Jesse Plemons’ “seat filler” to kindly stand up so she could sit next to him for a bit, and the bit was that Amy thought Jesse’s wife was a seat filler, and isn’t that strange and funny. It was just as bad as Chris Rock’s “GI Jane 2” joke, but Amy responded to her haters by saying that Kirsten was in on it. Which I wish weren’t true, because Kirsten Dunst deserves way better than that
CELEBITCHY – As for that first big Oscars controversy? Apparently the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has begun a “formal review” of Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock. There doesn’t seem to be any serious suggestion about what to do, though. And since Smith has already apologized – and, you know, won Best Actor – there doesn’t seem to be much the Academy *can* do without looking like idiots, racists, or both
JEZEBEL – OJ Simpson? Seriously? Maybe sit this one out
THE BLAST – Speaking of people who need to sit more things out: Neither Will Smith nor Chris Rock need your money, Jake Paul
LAINEY GOSSIP – This is a really good point: Why aren’t there more big trailer drops during the Oscars? Why does the Super Bowl get all the glory? True, way more people watch the Super Bowl domestically, but the Oscars are a bigger draw internationally, and always generate big online buzz. Anyway, the first trailer for the new season of Only Murders in the Building aired during the Oscars, in case you forgot (I did!)
PAJIBA – In other trailer news, the full-length trailer for Apple TV’s Shining Girls dropped yesterday. It looks really good, but really rough. As in, this eight-episode series about a time-traveling murderer who targets women might have me wishing I were watching Elizabeth Moss’ other big hit streaming show instead
GO FUG YOURSELF – Tessa Thompson should have been nominated for an acting Oscar for Passing. She also should get a lot more attention for the outfit she wore to the Vanity Fair afterparty
THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP – “Foo Fighters Cancel All Tour Dates in Wake of Taylor Hawkins Death”
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – “Sister Wives Star Paedon Brown Talks About Robyn Brown Criticizing His Parents For Divorcing, Kody’s Real Job & the Possibility of His Mom Christine Getting a TV Show”
REALITY TEA – “It’s boring” is Bethenny Frankel’s verdict on the new Real Housewives of New York. This is exactly what people said about the old Real Housewives of New York when it started airing, so, take that for whatever you think it’s worth
It’s been 24 hours since The Slap, and Will Smith has apparently made up with Chris Rock. But has Chris Rock apologized to Jada Smith yet?
REALITY TEA – Is Andrea Denver, in fact, The Hottest Man on Bravo? According to the most popular fan poll on social media, the answer is a resounding yes. The Winter House and Summer House star beat out Craig Conover, Andy Cohen, and Frankie Catania for the honor, which he accepted graciously and in a button-down shirt with none of the buttons buttoned
CELEBITCHY – Speaking of fashion, yesterday’s Starbuzz headliner Andrea DeBose owned the night at the Oscars afterparties. Hours after donning a cleavage-tastic red pantsuit and becoming the first queer woman of color to win an Academy Award for acting, Andrea changed into a straightforward, no-less-stunning black cocktail dress to celebrate
LAINEY GOSSIP – And speaking of other nice things that happened at the Oscars! I’m very happy to see so many people crying happy tears over Lady Gaga’s moment of tenderness with Liza Minelli, because it was a beautiful moment indeed
PAJIBA – Or, as Alison Lanier of Pajiba put it, “Gaga and Minnelli’s moment is the one that stuck with me. It felt private and sincere, versus the chivalric showmanship that dominated the rest of the Oscar coverage. Gaga’s simple, direct moment of support was not only wholesome; it felt like a real moment of care and tenderness in the face of the huge artifice that is the Oscars.”
GO FUG YOURSELF – One more bit of Oscars fashion for now: Also overshadowed by The Slap? Jada Pinkett Smith’s *amazing* green dress, with a train like an emerald waterfall. “It’s amazing to me how MUCH dress a person so petite can carry as if it’s no big deal. She is NEVER overcome or outweighed by the clothes”
DLISTED – Kim Kardashian is sorry for her “get off your ass and work” comments. Except of course she isn’t really sorry; she’s “sorry if it was received that way.” And by “that way,” Kim means a “blanket statement” of “disrespect” directed at women in general. So, just your basic non-apology apology
THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP – Oh, and The Kardashians just dropped a new trailer. The family’s new reality show debuts on Hulu in a couple weeks. Why are they still on TV, exactly? That’s no shade – they don’t need the money, and their exposure isn’t TV-dependent. Seems like more trouble than it would be worth
JEZEBEL – Headline of the Week contender: “Resign, You Walking Conflict of Interest: Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice, is embroiled in yet another shady scandal.”
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – If you’re in the position of having to “[dispute] claims” you “got violent” with women, you have already lost. On multiple levels. Don’t do this
THE BLAST – I’m just glad Ezra “The Flash” Miller wasn’t arrested for speeding. The headlines would have been un*bear*able
JEZEBEL – There were many winners at last night’s Academy Awards ceremony. Some of them were high-profile. Some of them were impossible to miss! Overall, though, I have to agree with Jezebel that the true winners were Oscar boobs. (And the audience who appreciated them.)
PAJIBA – But also there were 23 Academy Awards during the show. Here’s a list of all of them – including the eight technical award winners cut from the ceremony proper. (Cutting those awards did nothing to shorten the show, BTW)
THE BLAST – The LAPD announced that Chris Rock declined to press charges following Will Smith’s Slap Heard ‘Round the World (except for America). Apparently the two of them were going to work it out after the show
LAINEY GOSSIP – Ariana DeBose made history as the first queer Latina to win an Oscar. Her speech was heartfelt and great. And these photos of her with Rita Moreno? Equally great
CELEBITCHY – I don’t think I have ever seen or heard of a person wearing shorts to the Oscars. Kristen Stewart kind of pulled it off! It would have been nice extra chaos to see her win Best Actress just to have shorts on stage
DLISTED – In case you were wondering where Lin-Manuel Miranda was last night: His wife caught COVID and he had to stay home. And in case you’re bummed he didn’t get his EGOT: don’t worry; that was not the last time he’ll be nominated for a songwriting Oscar
GO FUG YOURSELF – In non-Academy Awards news, The Gilded Age is one of the best dumb, no-stakes, purely ridiculous shows in recent memory. You should check out GFY’s recap while we wait for their extensive Oscars fashion coverage
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – People call this guy Snake Chatterjee, right? I mean I don’t watch Love is Blind but based on what I’ve read it seems fitting?
REALITY TEA – Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier from Below Deck Mediterranean wedded her partner Josh Roberts this past weekend. The couple had been together for four years already and have a child together, so good on them for being in no rush
THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP – If there were ever a day a Duggar wedding would get pushed to the back of the tabloid queue, yesterday was that day
The 2022 Oscars were a pretty lackluster affair – that is, until the onstage drama took over the entire show. But what did Will Smith say to Chris Rock? And had the bad blood between them been bubbling for way longer than just the Academy Awards show?
My 600 Lb Life‘s extensive cast has begun grieving publicly over the death of one of their own. While the Matthew Ventress cause of death remains unconfirmed by the former star’s family, several of Matthew’s co-stars reacted with a mixture of grief, sadness, and shock upon hearing Matthew had died.
REALITY TEA – Which Real Housewife is the richest one of all? That debate may never get settled, but Jackie Goldschneider’s fortune is now front-and-center after her comments on RHOSLC star Lisa Barlow’s blowup last week
CELEBITCHY – Will Arnett offered some rare and surprising comments on his and Amy Pohler’s decade-old divorce. It sounds like Will has a habit of avoiding conflict in the media, which would explain part of why he “lost” the divorce in the public eye; he has some very kind things to say about Amy, though
THE BLAST – Evidently there’s going to be another Star Wars show? This stuff and all the Spider Man stuff are way past supersaturation for me; I don’t even try to keep track of it. But if it’s your jam, be aware that Obi-Wan Kenobi, featuring Ewan McGregor in all his glory, drops May 25th, 2022
LAINEY GOSSIP – “Like there was any chance Rihanna, now pregnant, would change up her routine – that routine being going out to the places she loves…in style”
GO FUG YOURSELF – Speaking of style, Nathan Chen won a figure skating gold medal in a costume that made him look like a galaxy? This Olympic fashion slideshow is reminding me just how many amazing outfits there have been so far in Beijing
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – It seems that 1000 Lb Sisters star Tammy Slaton lost her duplex while in drug rehab because it’s taking all of her income just to pay for rehab
PAJIBA – This is the most thorough and beautiful review I’ve ever read of any of the Jackass movies. Bonus: it’s an insanely positive Jackass Forever review, no Knoxville bashing in sight
THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP – Bob Saget’s family revealed the late comedian’s cause of death and it sounds like a weird, horrifingly plausible accident. It’s just painful to think of how many more years Saget could have lived
DLISTED – Dolly Parton is going to start paying college tuition for every Dollywood employee who wants to go. (Also, it turns out that Dolly Parton has way more employees — if indirectly — than anyone realized)
JEZEBEL – Let’s end on a happy note — “The Moment We Realized We Were Horny: It doesn’t really matter when you discovered sex and/or how to do it. Let’s discuss what was it that made you want to find out”
Andy Cohen got drunk and said some silly things on TV this past New Year’s. So naturally there was gossip that his NYE gig was over. Fortunately, we now know that this won’t be the case, because a drunken Andy Cohen makes for some fine television.