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LINKS Peloton horror movie, Bieber’s N-bombs, Best charities 2019…

CELEBITCHY The Peloton horror movie commercial lives up to its still-building hype as a terrific bit of scary filmmaking because it a) has a disturbing premise, b) is totally straight-faced about that premise, and c) is very, very short. It also helps that the commercial’s name, “The Gift That Gives Back,” also sounds like the title of a Twilight Zone episode

THE BLASTNow that a few clips of Justin Bieber dropping N-bombs as casually as Kissinger dropping real ones have gone viral, Bieber is trying out the “I want to use my voice to fight racism, not promote it” card. He’s further claiming that the clips were filmed when he was “young,” which is worth several laughs

VOXHere’s how to “save lives” and “do the most good” with your charitable donations this holiday season. (This is also a handy guide for how to best make donations year-round — as with everything else, there is a strategy to charity)

REALITY TEA“Stassi Schroeder & Beau Clark React To Rumors About Scheana Marie’s New Man Brock Davies”

LAINEY GOSSIPI didn’t know that Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach were a couple and now that I do I can’t stopp giggling at the idea of an indie film power couple. Which isn’t a slight against them, and also Little Women comes out in three weeks so Greta doesn’t really qualify as “indie” anymore? But it’s a delightful image nonetheless

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Just when we think the Duggar Family has exhausted all Rated-G activities to partake in on Counting On, they’re packing up their outdoorsy-skirts and plaid shirts for yet another adventure you couldn’t pay us to go on ourselves.”

GO FUG YOURSELFIs Awkwafina going to get an Oscar nomination for The Farewell? There’s buzz building, she’s terrific in general, and if nothing else we should all hope it happens so she can wear something like this to the ceremony (also, stay for Beanie Feldstein’s dress)

DLISTEDRemember last week, when butthole tanning was all the rage? Josh Brolin is the first celebrity to admit he burned his taint giving it a go

THE BLEMISHCha In-Ha is the third young K-Pop star to be “found dead” over the last seven weeks. There’s no official cause of death yet, but apparently it looks like his may have been a suicide — which would also mean that all three young stars (Cha In-Ha was 27; the others were 28 and 25) killed themselves

JEZEBELAn episode from the new season of The Crown and some royal tea of long standing are behind this Headline of the Week dark horse contender: “Sex, Rumors, and the Queen”

LINKS Dakota Johnson’s Ellen interview, Lizzo nude, Bravo reality crossover…

CELEBITCHYWhen I first saw Dakota Johnson’s Ellen interview trending the other day I didn’t give it much thought. And after watching the interview itself I really didn’t understand the big deal (other than it’s always nice when talk show interviews get weird). But after reading about the rather extensive history Ellen and Dakota share and the recent general backlash against Ellen, I must admit I’m fascinated by this five-minute mini-drama

THE BLASTLizzo dropped another series of nude photos on Instagram and appears to be getting mixed reactions, which seems like part of her point?

REALITY TEAI can only assume that by picking a RHONJ star he’d really “want to work with,” Captain Lee Rosbach of Below Deck really means that a crossover is already in the works

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTeen Mom 2 Season 9B Episode 29 Recap: Divorce Court & a “Dear John” Text”

JEZEBELIf you’re into fun-ridiculous holiday movies, here’s a review of The Knight Before Christmas to make your heart sing with joy. “The premise is pretty simple, really: A 14th century knight named Cole is zapped to 2019 Ohio so that he can fulfill the special quest that will make him a “true” knight, which in this case is not being roped into yet another ill-advised edition of the Crusades but rather something involving his heart”

GO FUG YOURSELFDon’t be dissuaded by the first of these images; John Boyega does indeed have a strong winter coat game

DLISTEDEven Taylor Swift, one of the many stars of the upcoming peculiarity that is Cats, acknowledges that the whole thing — story, movie, adaptation — is “weirdness”

VOX“The silent ‘sixth’ sense: Propioception is the body’s mysterious ability to locate our limbs, even in darkness. We’re just beginning to understand it”

LAINEY GOSSIPThe speculation about why Angelina Jolie switched talent agencies is plenty juicy whether you’re into gossip about Jolie herself or are interested in some insider-y details about how deals like these usually go down and how agencies can stack the cast of a given project

THE BLEMISH“Taiwanese-Canadian Actor Godfrey Gao, 35, Dies While Filming The Titan Games-Type Reality Show”

What does Justin Williamson look like now? Former 685 Lb Teen rocks amazing weight loss, singing success

He’s lost well over 300 pounds, is learning how to use his voice to inspire people, and will soon embark on the biggest journey of his life. But what does Justin Williamson look like now? And how is the 685 lb teenager today? Justin, who recently revealed he’ll be moving abroad to pursue an incredible singing opportunity, looks better and happier than ever in his latest photos — read on for all the details!

PHOTOS Anna Duggar’s sixth baby born five months to the day before Josh’s jury trial

The Duggar family has one new member, along with a reminder of its most infamous member’s ongoing legal battles. Anna Duggar’s sixth baby, daughter Maryella Hope, was born yesterday morning, or exactly five months before the start of Josh Duggar’s jury trial for fraud. For some reason, the Duggars didn’t mention the latter connection in their announcement of Maryella’s birth.

LINKS Butthole sunning sensation, Scarlett Johansson doubles down, AGT racism accusations…

JEZEBELIf you’ve got good weather on this Thanksgiving day, you might take the time to go outside, drop trou, and turn your nethers sunward. That’s the advice of butthole sunning sensation Metaphysical Meagan, whose viral post advocating the practice is the thing clogging up your social media feeds this week but that you haven’t dared click on at work

CELEBITCHYScarlett Johansson is still standing by Woody Allen, despite Vanity Fair giving her a chance to revise and extend her earlier defense of him and despite Scarlett’s own acknowledgement that defending Allen is in turn not believing women when they accuse powerful men of sexual assault

DLISTEDIt turns out that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough are not returning to America’s Got Talent because of some eyebrow-raising arguments with the show’s producers over its treatment of allegedly racist and sexist comments the women both received and overheard

VOXAnd speaking of Thanksgiving Day acknowledgments (non-butthole sunning sensation category), consider these stories of “4 young Indigenous people on what ‘home’ looks like today: Living away from home doesn’t weaken your ties to the land or to your community”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTeen Mom 2 Season 9B Episode 28 Recap: Blowies, Birthdays & Broke Baby Daddies”

REALITY TEABelow Deck Star Captain Lee Rosbach Says Simone Mashile Shouldn’t Have Worn Garter Around Drunk Charter Guest; Simone Accuses Him Of Victim Shaming”

LAINEY GOSSIPPeople — both subscribers and not — are still laughing at the technical difficulties that plagued the launch of Disney+ earlier this month, but Disney itself is laughing best. The company’s stock closed “at a record high” on the last day of trading before Thanksgiving, and it remains “the first real challenger to Netflix for streaming dominance”

THE BLEMISHOh, and Disney almost certainly tried to get rid of all the Baby Yoda GIFs earlier this week, for reasons passing understanding but which boil down to “They really are that stupid.” The GIFs are back up now — but for how long…

THE BLASTThe Real Housewives of New York star Tinsley Mortimer has shared the photos of her now-fiancé Scott Kluth proposing to her in Chicago a few days ago. The Water Tower is a beautiful edifice, but as far as romantic Chicago spots go it ranks somewhere between a Soldier Field parking lot and the gorilla house at Brookfield Zoo

GO FUG YOURSELFOne more Thanksgiving-appropriate post for your holiday enjoyment: Here’s a lengthy list of cocktail and mocktail recipes suitable for today’s festivities whether you’re having a grand time or suffering a full-scale shitshow. Happy Thanksgiving!

Will the Duggar raid be what gets Counting On canceled?

It’s now been over a week since federal agents raided Josh Duggar’s used car lot as part of an unspecified ongoing investigation. With more questions than answers available to the public, the dominant question has become: Are the Duggars still on TV? Or could this potential new scandal be the reason Counting On gets canceled and the Duggars get removed from the airwaves for good?