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LINKS R. Kelly witness intimidation, WAP outrage, Nick Cannon lawsuit…

DLISTEDThe ongoing R. Kelly sexual assault trial now has a new wrinkle — or, more specifically, at least three of them, since that’s how many of his associates were arrested on R. Kelly witness intimidation charges after allegedly trying to threaten and / or bribe some of the women set to testify against him

JEZEBELA whole bunch of people appear to be mad at the song “WAP,” and at Cardi B, and Megan Thee Stallion for writing it; it may come as no surprise to you to learn that most of these people appear to be men

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPAfter getting fired by ViacomCBS for anti-Semitic remarks earlier this year, Nick Cannon is responding by apparently suing the Wild ‘N Out broadcaster for $1.5 billion, which Cannon claims is the value of the Wild ‘N Out brand

THE BLASTNew Vanderpump Rules star Danica Dow is reportedly on the way out of the show’s cast because of her ex Brett Willis’ “violent abuse allegations,” which have “a majority of the cast members” worried for their own safety

CELEBITCHYMeghan and Harry bought themselves a fancy house in Santa Barbara for eight figures, but the British tabloids are spoiling it like Meghan at Princess Eugenie’s wedding by claiming that Prince Charles had to step in and help the couple out with the financing

VOXIf you’re feeling especially vulnerable right now, try this article out: “The surprising benefits of contemplating your death: Now is the perfect time to face your fear of mortality. Here’s how”

REALITY TEABelow Deck Mediterranean star Malia White responded to former cast member Pete Hunziker’s claims she rides the cocaine rodeo by denying everything and asking Pete to “#stayclassy” in her Instagran stories

GO FUG YOURSELF“In Honor of Viola Davis’s Birthday: My Ten Favorite Looks of Hers” (It’s actually thirteen different looks, but isn’t that just three more reasons for happiness?)

LAINEY GOSSIPAnd speaking of pondering your own crashing mortality: “She Dies Tomorrow is definitely not going to be for everyone. In a normal year, this is the kind of film that divides people (“Nothing happens!” someone will definitely say), and in 2020 it might just be too much, given the reflection of the real pandemic we’re in. Understandable. But if you want to experience a quarantine fever dream, then She Dies Tomorrow is the film for you”

Kanye’s 2020 presidential run is almost a mathematical impossibility

Thanks to a supremely late entry and a campaign equal parts secretive and disorganized, Kanye West is all but eliminated from the 2020 US presidential race as even a serious spoiler. It all comes down to ballot access — and where is Kanye on the ballot? As of this writing, he’s managed to be included in only three states. And, by contrast, there’s a long and growing list of states where Kanye can no longer get on the ballot at all.

LINKS Princess Eugenie’s wedding, Kamala Harris VP, Amber Portwood sued…

DLISTED“According to one source who spoke with Finding Freedom authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Meghan allegedly announced her pregnancy to friends and family during [Princess Eugenie’s wedding] ceremony and reception on October 12th. Naturally, Eugenie was super pissed, and the source says that the whole thing kind of messed up her once-close relationship with her cousin Harry”

JEZEBELThe Vice Presidential Sweepstakes is over: After a few months of solid speculation, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced that his choice is US Senator and noted debater Kamala Harris, who was pretty much the front-runner for the pick all along

THE BLASTAmber Portwood is being sued for $620 because she allegedly failed to keep up with the HOA fees for a house she owns in Indiana. Trick Daddy tips his cap

VOXHere’s the deal with Twitter’s new feature allowing you to choose who gets to respond to your tweets

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPAmerican Ninja Warrior producers are in the process of editing “All-Star” contestant Drew Dreschel out of new episodes of the show after Dreschel was arrested in Florida on “four counts of child sex offenses”

LAINEY GOSSIPJason Kilar, the head of WarnerMedia — which is in charge of a certain daytime talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres — says the company is “fully supportive” of Ellen, and “there’s really nothing to comment on” in the wake of multiple reports alleging a toxic work environment including sexual harrassment

CELEBITCHYChris Pratt was filming Jurassic Park: Dominion in England when he got the news that his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger was going into labor, but was able to make it home in time to welcome their baby girl

REALITY TEAVanderpump Rules star Brittany Cartwright, still down some major sponsorships and looking to rebound, revealed that her mother has “made an amazing recovery” from emergency surgery on her bladder

GO FUG YOURSELFIs there anyone left in quarantine who’s not pretty much exclusively wearing things that are, in the words of Alicia Keys, “shaped like a pillowcase”?

LINKS Porsha Williams arrested, Ghislaine Maxwell’s plea, Chance’s choice…

THE BLASTReal Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams was arrested alongside 86 other people (among them Love & Hip Hop New York star Yandy Smith-Harris) for protesting on the lawn of Kentucky Attorney General Danial Cameron over the state’s continued non-arrest of the three police officers responsible for killing Breonna Taylor

DLISTEDGhislane Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged accomplice in the sex trafficking of minors, has formally pleaded not guilty to the charge of the sex trafficking of minors for the benefit of Epstein and his super-wealthy and well-connected friends. She’s been denied bail and her trial will begin next summer

CELEBITCHYChance the Rapper decided he would try to start a groundswell of support for Kanye’s presidential run by endorsing him for some questionable reasons. It took about seven hours for him to get chased off of that particular hill

REALITY TEA“Wow, what an episode! Last night on Below Deck Mediterranean, we finally got the answer as to why Pete Hunziker has stuck around long past his firing from the show. And the answer is a tried-and-true reality TV staple, yachties: so we, the viewers, could witness his downfall”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIn her first interview since getting fired from Vanderpump Rules, Kristen Doute says she’s learning “that [she] has so much to learn” about things like racism and unconscious bias and sticking her nose in Faith’s business where it had no business being

JEZEBELIt looks like there’s going to be another Dirty Dancing sequel, only this time it takes place in the 90s, and will be written by the same people who wrote Five Feet Apart

VOX“With one twist, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars became a lot more compelling and a lot like Survivor: A chaos agent got the queens on Drag Race: All Stars to stop playing nice and start getting real.” (So, evidently, it’s also like The Real World now?)

LAINEY GOSSIP“Here’s Chris Pine with Annabelle Wallis yesterday in LA in an outfit that’s pretty 80s too – pink shirt, white chinos. Is it giving you Steff from Pretty in Pink vibes? If you don’t know who I’m talking about… WHY DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I’M TALKING ABOUT?”

GO FUG YOURSELFImportant mental health break: “Your Afternoon Chat: How Are You Managing to Cheer Yourself Up?”

PAJIBAFinally, now that you’ve cheered yourself up through venting, catharsis, and community, you can get right back to being depressed with these helpful visualizations of exactly how much money a billion dollars is and how wide the true gulf between the rich and the wealthy

LINKS RIP Kelly Preston, Armie Hammer & Elizabeth Chambers divorce, Vanderpump closes…

THE BLASTRIP Kelly Preston — the 57-year-old actress and longtime wife of John Travolta died Sunday morning after a “private” two-year battle with breast cancer

CELEBITCHYIt seems a three-month lockdown spent in the Cayman Islands may have been too much for the marriage of Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers, who’ve announced they’re divorcing after a decade as husband and wife

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPLisa Vanderpump confirmed she’s had to close one of her establishments — while PUMP is still open, Villa Blanca, Vanderpump’s other Beverly Hills hotspot, is no more

DLISTEDBritney Spears’ fans think she’s secretly in trouble again and trying to send coded distress signals on Instagram; Britney insists she’s fine. Conspiracy theories abound

REALITY TEA“Teddi Mellencamp Calls Denise Richards ‘Hypocritical’; Kyle Richards Agrees & Questions Denise For Talking About Her Sex Life On Real Housewives

VOXI totally forgot about Palm Springs being available for streaming already, and all the glowing reviews are only making me that much more excited to watch it. Here’s a sample: “Palm Springs is not groundbreaking or quite as compulsively quotable as some of Lonely Island’s previous outings. But it is an oddly perceptive effort, a movie that feels primed in particular for millennial audiences just starting to creep toward middle age who are trying to sort out what life really means, and how best to live it

JEZEBELApparently we can’t trust medical professionals either — this is a genuinely horrifying story of parents who put conspiracy before family and lost their daughter as a result

LAINEY GOSSIP“I am, to put it mildly, overjoyed about the way this series [Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club] has turned out”

PAJIBAYou had me at Ocean’s Eleven meets The Breakfast Club (which further reminds me that I’ve been meaning to see Brick for fifteen years now)

GO FUG YOURSELFThere’s been a lot of royal gossip over the past week! Get your roundup on

Derick Dillard compares Jim Bob to Jeffrey Epstein, may be inching closer to writing a book

The frequency with which he’s started speaking out against Jim Bob Duggar would seem to suggest that we might be getting a Derick Dillard book after all. Derick, whose views on the transgender community remain not great, has started using his social media platforms to attack the Duggar family patriarch more often, now that Counting On has returned with new episodes. In his latest salvo, Derick compared Jim Bob to the notorious accused sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein, and once again appeared to promise he’ll someday spill all Jim Bob’s tea.

Kim Kardashian reportedly reconsidering trial separation from Kanye West

Kanye West’s unpredictable behavior is nothing new, but it might be having a new and potentially damaging effect on his marriage to Kim Kardashian. Kim is reportedly ‘stressed’ over Kanye’s latest outbursts — including Kanye’s supposed presidential ambition — and it seems that whispers of a trial separation may be starting back up.