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LINKS Danny Masterson arrested, Peter Hunziker fired, Mary Trump’s tell-all…

CELEBITCHYAfter years of hearing gossip about former That 70s Show star Danny Masterson being an alleged rapist and sexual predator, you could be forgiven for thinking news of Danny Masterson arrested on rape charges would never come. But yesterday, Masterson was indeed arrested on three separate counts of rape stemming from incidents at his home from 2001 to 2003

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPPeter Hunziker is now a former star of Below Deck Mediterranean — the ex-Bravolebrity got the ax yesterday, after sharing a racist meme on his IG stories just last week (!). You’d think racist celebrities would at least keep quieter than usual right now, but apparently Hunziker wanted to double down instead…

REALITY TEA…and, since his firing, he’s claimed to be the *opposite* of a racist, offering as proof the claim that he’s “VERY sexually active with all races.” So was Thomas Jefferson

JEZEBELReturning to political gossip for a moment: Mary Trump, the 55-year-old niece of the current president of the United States, is publishing a family tell-all next month. Entitled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, the memoir will reportedly offer yet more proof that Donald Trump is a terrible person

PAJIBAIn further terrible person news, it seems that comedian Chris D’Elia may have been a sexual predator for years: “A number of young women have used [Twitter] to come forward with allegations that the stand-up comedian attempted to groom them for sexual favors when many of them were underage”

DLISTED“I definitely would not have bet my last $20 on the chance that I would be talking about Kristen Stewart getting cast as Princess Diana in a biopic about Diana’s last days as Prince Charles’ wife. But this is where the universe has led us”

THE BLASTKyle Richards should maybe be paying closer attention

VOXFormer National Security Adviser John Bolton has a bunch of tea on America’s current president that he chose to keep to himself during the impeachment proceedings (remember those?) so he could release them in book form and make himself a nice little profit

LAINEY GOSSIPThe Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg time loop romance Palm Springs, which drops on Hulu next month, now has a trailer. It looks pretty amusing and I’ll watch Cristin Milioti in anything, but I have to say that this looks a lot like Russian Doll

GO FUG YOURSELF“Happy Anniversary of the Time Gwendoline Christie Wore This Great Flamingo Dress: It’s an adorable dress AND it would be fantastic bedspread for the guest room in your summer home in Boca Raton. Ladies! Invest in a formal gown that can do both!”

My 600 Lb Life’s Destinee Lashaee may be holding on to multiple sex tapes

Destinee Lashaee has a warning for any and all former lovers who try to cross her! The My 600 Lb Life star appears to be claiming she’s got a bevy of sex tapes of herself and potentially scores of male lovers who want things kept on the DL. But what is Destinee Lashaee now going to do with the tapes? Read on for the surprising update from Destinee herself!

LINKS Lea Michele’s apology, Keke Palmer vs National Guard, Lovecraft Country trailer…

CELEBITCHYAfter getting called out for her wishy-washy statement on racism and past Karen-ish behavior on Glee, Lea Michele started getting dropped by major sponsors. So then she tried to apologize for the whole thing — but Lea Michele’s apology, as you probably could have guessed, is not as sincere as one might have hoped

THE BLASTBy contrast, Keke Palmer went viral and is still getting showered with praise for taking a brave stand and trying to get members of the National Guard to stand down and side with protesters in Hollywood this week

VOXThere’s a new trailer for Lovecraft Country, Jordan Peele and Misha Greene’s new HBO series based on the novel of the same name, and it couldn’t be timelier: The trailer “all but strips away the incorporeal monsters in favor of focusing on a much more familiar source of fear: police brutality”

PAJIBAOn the other hand, Space Force, Netflix’s latest original series, evidently manages to waste the considerable talents of its cast on a show that can’t hope to be “dumber and more absurd” than the real-life presidential “brain fart” upon which it’s based

LAINEY GOSSIPIn further TV news, Mad Men is about to leave Netflix; the 2020 streamer of the show will notice some timely comparisons with the current national discourse / argument over systemic racism and sexism and the power structures that keep those systems alive

DLISTEDThe CW isn’t going to try to recast Ruby Rose’s character after the Australian actress abruptly left Batwoman a couple of weeks back; instead, the network is going to pick up where the show left off and simply base it on a brand new characrer, to be played by a brand new LGBTW actress

GO FUG YOURSELFYou try finding a better rhyme for “Bjork”

JEZEBEL“Lady Gaga’s Chromatica Shoots for Another Planet, But Lands Right Back on Earth”

REALITY TEA“Kristen Doute Let Ariana Madix & Brittany Cartwright Read What She Wrote About Tom Sandoval & Jax Taylor In Her New Book Before Publishing”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPEvery day, Kathryn Dennis undoes a little bit more of the image overhaul work professional PR people have done for her (& over the unpaid wages for which Dennis is now being sued)

Apparently Kylie Jenner isn’t a billionaire and doesn’t care about being one

For almost two years, Kylie Jenner has been lauded and excoriated for her status as one of the world’s youngest billionaires. But that status took a sharp turn into Kylie Jenner fake billionaire territory today, after celebrity net worth and gossip machine Forbes revoked Kylie’s cash cred in a scathing exposé. Read on for the details — along with Kylie’s lengthy responses, in which she claims to have more important things on her mind (and actually might).

LINKS Derrick Chauvin arrested, Obama responds, Celebrity reactions…

JEZEBELFormer Minneapolis police officer Derrick Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter after Chauvin murdered George Floyd by kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes. The three other officers associated with Floyd’s murder have yet to be charged

VOXPresident Barack Obama issued a statement in the wake of Floyd’s murder and the three days of growing nationwide protests, reminding the country that “for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully, maddeningly, ‘normal'” and calling on those Americans — police officers among them — to create the “new normal” of equal treatment

LAINEY GOSSIPJulia Roberts is using her social media pull and her facemasks — photographed daily by eager paparazzi when Roberts emerges from her home to take a walk — to call attention to George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter movement in general

CELEBITCHYIn sharp left turn news, Scott Disick and Sofia Richie, who lasted longer as a couple than probably anyone in the world expected, are officially over. It looks like Sofia “got fed up” with Scott after he went “back to his old ways”; the lingering presence of Kourtney Kardashian is said to have been a factor as well

DLISTEDKhloe Kardashian half-joked, half-clapped back on a fan who asked her what the deal is with her constantly & drastically changing appearance by crediting it to “My weekly face transplant”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPCounting On Stars Jinger & Jeremy Vuolo Are Expecting Their Second Child After Suffering Miscarriage”

THE BLASTJulianne Hough and Brooks Laich’s marriage lasted a smidge longer than Scott Disick and Sofia Richie’s entire relationship — the couple announced they’re splitting up just shy of their third wedding anniversary

REALITY TEAAccording to Ramona Singer, who has been a “surprise…voice of reason” during the current season of Real Housewives of New York, her co-star Dorinda Medley could really use some anger management classes

GO FUG YOURSELFBehold — a glamorous throwback photo of Diana Dors at the Venice Film Festival in a mink bikini, along with one of the more entertaining speed biographies of Diana Dors that you’re likely to ever come across

PAJIBA“‘Honest Trailers’ Destroys Friends, With Love”

LINKS Kylie Jenner side piece, New Tenet trailer, Jax Taylor confused…

DLISTED“Drake ‘accidentally’ (emphasis mine) played a track that was a previously unreleased collaboration with Future in which he raps ‘Kylie Jenner that’s a side piece’ and that he’s got ’20 motherf*cking Kylies.’ As charming and fitting a sentiment as that is, in the cold hard light of day, Drake found the need to say oopsie and blamed the DJ”

THE BLAST“The make-up mogul took to Instagram seemingly to respond to the overnight controversy of Drake calling her his ‘side-piece.’ Instead of directly addressing the subject, she decided to just post some of the hottest photos you have even seen”

PAJIBA“The first full-length trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Tenent premiered tonight on…Fortnight. Thankfully, it was quickly made available for the rest of us on YouTube. Now that we have seen all two minutes and 50 seconds of it, we can finally tell you what it’s about. It’s about, uh, Denzel’s kid. And Robert Pattinson. And Elizabeth Debicki, and also the word Tenet, which definitely means something. And also something called inversion, which is reversing time, which will allow Denzek’s kid to stop Kenneth Branaugh — who is a Russian spy — from starting World War III. Got it? Do keep up”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Some of Vanderpump Rules‘ longtime fans were unimpressed with the show’s most-recent season, which came to an end on Tuesday. Fans weren’t the only ones who took to social media to express their displeasure with the way Season 8 turned out; Jax Taylor joined in on the bashing of the show on Wednesday”

REALITY TEA“Phaedra [Parks[ and her boyfriend, rapper Medina Islam, are part of the next cast of Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition. The pair have been dating since March of 2019. Despite meeting on a dating app, Phaedra says she ‘knew him from around town in Atlanta.’ She said of Medina, ‘You know, he used to be on a show here so we have a lot of mutual friends. One of my best friends is one of his best friends as well.'”

JEZEBEL“Emily Blunt’s husband John Krasinski has sold his self-produced YouTube show Some Good News to ViacomCBS for an undisclosed amount…The show’s aim was to feature feel-good clips, giveaways from corporate sponsors, and lots of time spent with Krasinski near tears—it was a simple and pure idea. But purity, be damned, it’s time to make some money!”

CELEBITCHY“Patton Oswalt’s wife Meredith Salenger left a scary note on his car after a big fight”

VOX“The Senate won’t consider more coronavirus stimulus until early June: Lawmakers break for recess as Republicans question the urgency of more funding”

LAINEY GOSSIP“Here are some new photos of Bradley Cooper outside his NY apartment this week. And apparently he’s not staying there alone. Of course he’s parenting his daughter, but there was a woman seen bringing in groceries at the door – and according to the paps, it’s Kristin O’Connor, a wellness chef. They’ve apparently known each other a while as she worked with Coop on American Sniper. Which means…Maybe they’re working together again?”

GO FUG YOURSELF“Ten Years Ago Today, Elizabeth Banks Wore THIS!”

My 600 Lb Life update: Judge denies Megalomedia dismissal request, consolidates all 10 lawsuits (Exclusive)

In the first major My 600 Lb Life update in weeks regarding the ten lawsuits against the show’s production company, a judge has agreed with the cast members’ request to consolidate most of those suits. The judge also sided with the cast on Megalomedia’s request to deny the plantiffs’ request to take deposition from two key members of the production crew — one of whom is Jonathan Nowzaradan, Dr. Now’s son and the creator of My 600 Lb Life.

LINKS Tristan Thompson and Kimberly Alexander, Brian Austin Green split, Very Cavallari over…

DLISTEDIt looks like the spotlight will be on Tristan Thompson and Kimberly Alexander for a little bit longer than either of them maybe wanted — Khloe’s ex is suing his alleged former lover for libel after she claimed he’s the father of her son, and a paternity test done by a lab linked to the Kardashian family came back negative

LAINEY GOSSIPBrian Austin Green and Megan Fox have once again gone their separate ways: after filing for divorce and then reconciling back in 2014, Green revealed that Fox asked for the second split after realizing she “feel[s] more like herself” when she’s not with him

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPThe end of Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s marriage also means the end of Very Cavallari. Kristin explained she’s “decided not to continue” with the show and is instead ready to “start this new chapter” in her life

GO FUG YOURSELFThis is indeed a strange and questionable outfit — but is Emily Ratajkowski’s 2017 Cannes pseudo-dress really a contender for “one of the worst outfits PERIOD in fashion’s long, iffy history”?

VOXSo there’s a new book in the Hunger Games trilogy, and while it’s a prequel that focuses on the original novels’ villain — both facts that generally scream “cash grab” — The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is apparently…appropriate for our current political situation and also pretty good?

REALITY TEA“Cynthia Bailey Said She ‘Wasn’t Happy’ When NeNe Leakes Walked Out Of Real Housewives Of Atlanta Reunion”

THE BLASTIn further Real Housewives news, Kyle Richards is using TikTok to further shade Denise Richards and her recent dinner brawl in particular

CELEBITCHYEvidently Kourtney Kardashian is using her time in quarantine to perfect a new hair care technique: shampooing it once a week, at the beginning of the week, and never after that even when she’s worked out

JEZEBEL“A Chat With @ArmasUpdates, the Ana de Armas Stan Account That Deserves to Be Unblocked”

PAJIBA“…I thought, therefore, that we’d try out a new feature for the summer of the pandemic: Reflect back on some of the best moments in late-night history, basically from Letterman in the ’80s, Conan in the ’90s, Kimmel in the aughts, Colbert in the 10s, and Trevor Noah et al. in the 20s”