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LINKS Simone Biles withdraws, Tamar Braxton returns, Dorit & PK Kemsley’s taxes…

CELEBITCHYSimone Biles has been so thoroughly dominant a gymnast for so long that the Simone Biles withdraws news is the most shocking sports story of the year. The 24-year-old GOAT announced her withdrawal from the team event due to a “mental health issue” that left her “freaking out” during the final. No word on whether Simone will withdraw from the rest of the Olympics; hopefully, she and the rest of the team can step back and take a breath

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPDespite swearing off reality TV just last month, Tamar Braxton is coming back for some of those sweet docuseries dollars. This time, the 44-year-old will star VH1’s reboot of The Surreal Life, debuting this autumn. Tamar’s co-stars include Dennis Rodman, Stormy Daniels, and Frankie “Malcolm in the Middle” Muniz

REALITY TEAIt seems Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Hemsley and her husband PK owe the IRS a combined $1.3 million in unpaid taxes. The “unpaid” part allegedly goes back as far as 2015. I thought it these two had worked out some kind of a deal with the IRS a year or two ago?

VOXToday, in Earth-saving Olympic news: “Our bodies can adapt to hotter conditions — but there’s a limit: Here’s what Olympic athletes can teach us about coping with heat waves”

JEZEBELIt’s been a foregone conclusion for months now, but Britney Spears has finally made her conservatorship requests official. On Monday, Spears’ lawyer filed a formal request for the removal of Jamie Spears from Britney’s conservatorship

DLISTEDPink has offered to pay the fines of the Norwegian womens handball team. The team was docked $1,700 for a violation of European Handball Federation (EHF) rules by refusing to play in bikini bottoms. Not really clear why the men are allowed to play in shorts and the women aren’t; hopefully the Norwegian men will play their next match in Speedos to show solidarity

THE BLASTBreaking: Scott Disick dates younger women

LAINEY GOSSIP“Bennifer gave gossip exactly the kind of glow we needed this weekend with JLo’s birthday in St Tropez where they ostensibly recreated the “Jenny From The Block” video and loved themselves up on a yacht. By now, I’m sure, everyone has seen those photos…and now here are some new ones…”

GO FUG YOURSELFI completely missed the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony this year, mostly because of the Ted Lasso premiere, but also because of the extreme time difference. If you’re like me, GFY’s “Better Late Than Never” Opening Ceremony photo gallery is a welcome way to play catch-up

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP“Shanna Moakler’s Revenge: I’m Gonna Pawn All the Crap Travis Barker Bought Me!”

LINKS Kourtney Kardashian’s birthday flowers, Kristin Smart’s killer, RHOA finale…

CELEBITCHYKourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are firmly in the “lovey-dovey making everyone around them sick but also it’s kind of cute” relationship stage. Yesterday was her 42nd birthday, so Travis went over the top filling his love’s house with a few gardens’ worth of Kourtney Kardashian’s birthday flowers. Kourtney responded by taking Travis’ left thumb’s flower on his IG story

JEZEBELThe podcast Your Own Backyard may have helped catch the person responsible for Kristin Smart’s 1996 disappearance. Two people — a former classmate of Kristin’s, plus the classmate’s father — have been arrested for murder and accessory to murder, thanks to new information the podcast unearthed in 2019

REALITY TEA“This is it folks! The last regular episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has arrived. The season started out rockier than ever, but things have picked up in a big way lately. Somebody pray for LaToya Ali because according to Drew Sidora, she has committed the ultimate sin. She’s openly accusing her of sleeping with Prophet Lott. Why is whatever relationship they may or may not have any of her business? Make it make sense”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPJinger and Jeremy Vuolo revealed they’ve stopped posting photos and videos of their kids online because their youngest has health issues and because they want “to give them a bit more privacy while they’re so young.” Normally this wouldn’t have caused a fuss, but because it’s a Duggar family member, and Duggars post endless proof that they’ve been breeding, the kids’ absence from social media became A Thing

GO FUG YOURSELFI have to say that while the actors in the House of Gucci paparazzi shots all look like beautiful glamorous actors, the locations themselves look…drab? Maybe because it was winter when we started getting on-set pics?

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPSpeaking of social media normality, Kailyn Lowry has been caught more or less “creeping” on Briana DeJesus’ Instagram page, thanks to what we can only assume was a little pre-caffeine slipup

LAINEY GOSSIP“…We are here to discuss one thing and one thing only: Hot Tig Notaro. After the trailer dropped the internet was ablaze with flame emojis as #HotTig started trending. Because Tig, who has always been quite foxy, popped up in the Army of the Dead trailer looking like this”

VOXHere’s why “routine traffic stops” — also known as “pretext traffic stops” — are such a nefarious thing, and why they likely don’t do anything to make roads safer

DLISTEDI have no idea what is happening with this headline or the thing in this photograph, which doesn’t look like either thing the headline suggests it looks like

THE BLASTJohnny Depp is scraping the bottom of the rum barrel


EXCLUSIVE My 600 Lb Life’s Brianne Dias gets restraining orders against ex-husband Rick, ‘demon woman’ Jamie Moon

Just hours ago, we wrote about My 600 Lb Life‘s Brianne Dias telling us she feared ‘retribution’ from her ex-husband and his fiancée. Since then, Brianne has confirmed she’s gotten restraining orders against both Rick Dias and Jamie Moon — and Brianne shared details of those orders with Starcasm exclusively.

LINKS Colton Underwood comes out, Jax & Brittany have a baby, Courtney Stodden non-binary…

CELEBITCHYCongrats to everyone who had Colton Underwood comes out on their pandemic bingo cards. The former Bachelor star told Good Morning America that the past year has given him the chance to really reflect and come to terms with some things about himself, and that he’s now ready to announce he’s gay

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFormer #PumpRules stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright revealed that Brittany gave birth to their first child this past Monday. Cruz Michael was born Monday afternoon in Los Angeles; mother and son are both healthy

THE BLASTCourtney Stodden has to wonder about timing — the evening before Colton’s big GMA interview, Courtney took to Instagram to announce that they’re gender non-binary and their preferred pronouns are now the ones we’ve been using in this sentence about them

REALITY TEAMarlo Hampton says the current season of Real Housewives of Atlanta was a “snoozefest” and the show needs Phaedra Parks back. Not sure about the latter but the former is definitely true — especially considering all the buzz and build-up and male stripper dicks we were teased with

LAINEY GOSSIPApparently, the Oscars are going to be “more like a cocktail party” this year, but the producers are also “focus[ed] on making this thing feel like a film”? I can’t picture those two things together, necessarily, but I have to say it sounds intriguing. And there’s at least one movie I’m excited to see before the ceremony itself!

VOXThis is the second glowing review for Gold Diggers, the debut novel by Sanjena Sathian, that I’ve seen in a week. And frankly, a story that “uses heists and alchemy to deconstruct immigrant ambition, striving, and sin” sounds pretty terrific

JEZEBELGonna let the headline speak for this one: “Did Usher Tip Strippers With Fake Money With His Face Printed On It? An Investigation”

GO FUG YOURSELFElton John’s classic song “Rocket Man” came out 50 years ago yesterday. But William Shatner’s iconic rendition — brought to the attention of a new generation thanks to Stewie Griffin’s cover — is still only 43

DLISTEDI really do wonder what young celebrity marriages are like. If Justin Bieber thinks his first year of marriage to Hailey Baldwin was “tough,” I wonder exactly how much your emotional relationship (and maturity) is complicated by having to be in different places all the time and never getting to spend that much time together just doing simple boring wonderful stuff?

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPAnother strong headline: “Lauryn Shannon: I Can’t Get a Job Because Mama June Smokes Crack!”


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW My 600 Lb Life’s Brianne Smith Dias fears ‘retribution’ from ex over new episode

My 600 Lb Life viewer response to Brianne Smith Dias’ first follow-up episode has been almost uniformly positive. But the star herself told us that she’s afraid of possible ‘retaliation’ from Brianne Smith Dias husband Rick after her first Where Are They Now? episode. Brianne is especially wary of the ‘crazy’ woman Rick left Brianne for. Brianne went on to accuse the woman, Jamie Moon, of having done some truly eyebrow-raising things over the past couple of years — read on for our complete interview with Brianne!

LINKS Alaskan Bush People gossip, Joel Greenberg explained, Dr. Dre’s divorce mess…

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFormer star Matt Brown is going in heavy on the Alaskan Bush People gossip! According to Matt, not only was “everything” on the show a lie, but Alaskan Bush People‘s producers used to load his parents up on drugs and turn the cameras on. Matt then blamed producers for getting him hooked on drugs a few years down the line. Oh — and Matt further claimed all the money the entire family earned while starring on the show went straight to his father, Billy Brown. (Sound familiar?)

JEZEBELIn news that’s actually even more bonkers, here’s a helpful explainer for one Joel Greenberg, the former Seminole County FL tax collector who’s been charged with 33 crimes including sex trafficking. Greenberg, in case you’ve been too repulsed to notice his name, was BFFs with Congressman Matt Gaetz, and is about to turn state’s evidence and (hopefully) ruin Gaetz’s life. Get your grimace ready

THE BLASTDr. Dre’s divorce from Nicole Young is about to get a who-o-ole lot messier. The judge granted Young lawyer’s request to depose three of Dre’s alleged mistresses

REALITY TEAThe hits just keep coming: Bravo dropped the RHOBH Season 11 trailer yesterday, and it looks like this might be the “redemption season” everyone’s been hoping for after years of sleepy storylines. (And just to be completely clear, by “redemption season” I mean “season full of crazy shit”)

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPWell of course Kim Kardashian is ready to hit the dating scene as a (near) divorcée and newly minted billionaire. The last time Kim was on the market, she was with dudes like Ray J and Kris Humphries. And no offense to them, but I think we’re all eager to see what kind of man Kim goes for now

VOX“The US is nearing a tipping point of sorts on marijuana legalization: Almost half the country — about 43 percent of the population — now lives in a state where marijuana is legal to consume just for fun.” (My condolences if, like me, you’re in the Deep South and see no chance of legalization anytime soon)

LAINEY GOSSIPI keep forgetting that Leslie Odom Jr. is up for a ton of awards this year for his portrayal of Sam Cooke in One Night In Miami. That is absolutely a casting decision made in heaven and I blame pandemic brain for not having seen this movie yet

GO FUG YOURSELFThis is your weekly Viola Davis Awards Season Check-In: Viola Davis still looks amazing and is still killing it

DLISTEDAllow me to be the 90 millionth person to express surprise that Maculay Culkin and his girlfriend Brenda Song have both a) been expecting a baby and b) welcomed that baby into the world

CELEBITCHYThanks to climate change, every allergy season is a little worse than the last. But this year it’s actually way worse than it’s ever been — so here’s some tips for how to deal