Now that we’re on the cusp of a brand new season, we’ve finally got a reliable Southern Charm Thomas Ravenel update for you. It turns out the disgraced former star of the show, initially fired following his arrest on sexual assault charges, will actually be a part of the cast this year…
CELEBITCHY – It turns out we should maybe be referring to the Lily James affairs — as in plural. Just a week ago, it emerged that Lily and Dominic West had a “Roman bangathon” in full view of the paparazzi. And now it’s emerged that Lily and her Rebecca co-star Armie Hammer almost certainly carried on a passionate affair during filming
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – Jersey Shore Family Vacation star Deena Cortese is expecting her second child with husband Chris Buckner in May of 2021. In case you were wondering, Deena’s will be the ninth baby in total for the cast of Jersey Shore, which almost seems impossible given where the show started
DLISTED – Cardi B and Offset are taking some heat for their seeming addiction to Birkin bags. Offset has been flashing receipts for the $128,662.50 he spent on Birkins as a thank you to Cardi for taking him back. And that’s not counting the $20,000 he dropped on a bag for two-year-old Kulture’s birthday
VOX – A very important essay (if also very difficult to read), and no, I’m not being sarcastic: “What was fun? As we adjust to the ‘new normal,’ something’s missing”
GO FUG YOURSELF – Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Pierre Cardin’s legendary semi-topless, semi-bottomless nurse outfit. Somehow I’ve still never seen this as a legit sexy nurse Halloween costume
REALITY TEA – Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards says she’s mended fences with dearly departed former co-star Denise Richards. After siding with Brandi last season, Kyle now says she “never like[s] leaving things hanging” and has “texted with” Denise to make things right
THE BLAST – Drake just celebrated his 34th birthday with a huge party in an LA club. 34 somehow seems both too young and exactly right for Drake, who has looked kind of 34 forever. But the lack of masks and social distancing in the many pics of the party is troubling — is anyone still legit quarantining, or are we all playing pretend?
THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP – Kylie Jenner’s latest self-promoting Instagram photo album is Carole Baskin-inspired. Would you believe Tiger King came out this past March? I swear, everything that happened at the very beginning of 2020 feels at least two full years old
LAINEY GOSSIP – “In Totally Under Control, all of [documentarian Alex] Gibney’s chief interests are brought to bear: politics, dirty backroom deals, great Americans brought down by hubris. Some might argue using the word ‘great’ in terms of Donald Trump, but I think any US president hamstrung through sheer incompetence is of note, whether one approves of them personally or not. And in Totally Under Control, Gibney, along with directors Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger, lays out the step-by-step bungling of the US response to the coronavirus epidemic”
JEZEBEL – Finally, just in time for the final stretch of Halloween 2020, here are the ten winners of Jezebel’s annual scary story contest. You won’t believe #6
Scientists have found and eliminated the first-ever murder hornet nest established in the United States — that we know of. The Washington state Department of Agriculture announced the fortuitous find and total wipeout with a series of grisly videos involving hundreds of murder hornet corpses stacked upon each other in a vacuum chamber.
DLISTED – It was always going to be strange to see Adele hosts SNL without actually singing (H.E.R. was the musical guest this week). Everyone and their mother thought this would be Adele’s reveal of her super secret new album, or at least a single. But she acknowledged the gossip by saying the album “isn’t finished,” then wound up singing during a sketch anyway
CELEBITCHY – I’ve lost track of the number of times a woman who only superficially looks like Melania Trump has appeared alongside America’s current president in public. But it’s happened often enough that there’s a big & growing group of people who think the White House employs regular body doubles to pass off as Melania, and it happened again a couple days ago
JEZEBEL – The headline says it all: “Let’s Hear It for the Best Vibrators to Stimulate Your Days at Home”
THE BLAST – Former Basketball Wives star Draya Michele is showing off her custom Victoria’s Secret Halloween costume and her body both at the same time
REALITY TEA – Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak-Biermann says that now that her daughter Ariana is 18 and has “her own love of makeup,” the family’s glam budget is at least “a couple thousand dollars a day,” not including wardrobe
VOX – Speaking of posturing: at least five people who work for the Vice President have tested positive for COVID-19. And the VP has been directly exposed to those people. The White House’s response? Send him back out on the campaign trail for maskless rallies
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – Strong tea brewing: “8 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets We Learned From the Recent Laguna Beach Cast Reunion”
LAINEY GOSSIP – “Finally, 2020 has done something right and given us another season of a great show. Miracle Workers is a vastly underappreciated comedy series starring Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni, and Lolly Adefope. The first season is about a group of angels trying to save Earth from a disinterested God, and the second season is set in the Dark Ages. The newest iteration of the show will be set in the Old West, with the cast bumbling their way along the Oregon Trail — here come the ‘you have died of dysentery’ jokes”
THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP – Amber Rose is speaking out against her ex Kanye West again, following Kanye’s recent media scuffles with both Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner. According to Amber, Kanye recently referred to her as a “prostitute” and has been bullying her every chance he gets for a decade
GO FUG YOURSELF – Today’s super fun GFY throwback gallery: “Holy Cow, the 1993 Premiere of True Romance Was A RIDE!”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors about Tori Spelling on RHOBH. But now, it seems the 90210 icon might finally be getting the part she’s wanted for years. According to a new report, Tori is set to join the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast for Season 11. And Tori won’t be coming alone. The same report claims Tori’s mother, Candy, will also join up — read on for the details!
JEZEBEL – Still-current New Yorker writer, television pundit, and lawyer Jeffrey Toobin gave rise to the phrase “Zoom Dick” yesterday, after it emerged that Toobin mistakenly got his dick out during a Zoom meeting with at least seven other New Yorker heavyweights. The number of dick-related puns on Toobin’s name has been a delight
DLISTED – Neil deGrasse Tyson says there’s a decent chance an asteroid approximately the size of a refrigerator could “buzz-cut Earth” the day before the presidential election. Tyson also says the asteroid is too small “to cause harm,” which leads me to wonder: a refrigerator from the 1950s, or one from today?
THE BLAST – 50 Cent appears to intend to vote for America’s current president in the upcoming election. He announced this after seeing a graphic on the evening news featuring hypothetical upper tax brackets under the Biden plan, where people making more than $400,000 per year would see an increase. In unsurprising related news, 50 Cent appears to value money above all
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – “16 and Pregnant Season 6 Stars Madisen Beith & Rachelle Perez Give Updates on Their Lives as Teen Moms, Their Relationship Statuses & More”
REALITY TEA – RHOBH star Erika Jayne stole a meme from a noted fan account (@brandsbybravo), then didn’t credit the account in reposting it, *then* mocked the account when the woman behind it asked Erika for credit. It’s never a good sign when you start thinking you’re above the fan accounts
THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP – Kim Kardashian is upset over the affect the coronavirus pandemic has had on her 40th birthday plans. She intended to have a week-long party called “Wild, Wild Miss West’s 40th Birthday,” complete with a metal cowgirl costume (?), but now Kim’s had to scrap everything because no one will come because there’s a debilitating virus lurking in everyone’s bushes
CELEBITCHY – The British press is accusing one of the royal couples of elitism, “sitting in an ivory tower,” and “becoming a bit irrelevant.” Guess before you click: it is William and Kate, or Harry and Meghan?
LAINEY GOSSIP – Lily James has canceled every promotional appearance for the new Netflix remake of Rebecca after tabloid photos of her dalliance in Rome with married douche Dominic West dictated 100% of the questions she woud get if she went on anyone’s show
GO FUG YOURSELF – Now this is an interesting celebrity photo gallery for 2020: “Let’s Stare at Some Celebrity Zoom Backgrounds”
VOX – “This animated miniseries perfectly captures the loneliness of autumn: Over the Garden Wall is like a forgotten fairy tale, and it can be watched in under two hours.”
It’s been a minute since Moniece Slaughter and Scrapp Deleon dated. But he definitely left a lasting impression on his Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star. According to Moniece, Scrapp “ravaged” her sexually when the two started hooking up. When Scrapp got out of prison, though, things went sour because he couldn’t stop looking for more villages to pillage.
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – For the first time ever, Teen Mom 2 star has admitted being addicted to something more than prescription pills. The Leah Messer heroin addiction came as a shock to fans; she also acknowledged that her father, Gary Messer, is “still addicted to prescription drugs”
THE BLAST – Adele will give her first performance in over a year — and first since losing over 100 pounds — when she hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend. For no particular reason. Yeah, she definitely has a new album coming out
CELEBITCHY – Cardi B says she filed for divorce from Offset to teach him “a lesson” and insists that she’s “not getting f*cking abused” despite taking him back
VOX – Is “an unnattainable crush [the] perfect distraction for these chaotic times”? Because if you really believe that opening yourself up to physical temptations while having to social distance is a good thing, I wonder if you would also consider breaking a finger the next time you have a headache
REALITY TEA – Back to reality news: RHOC associate David Beador “is now a married man with a baby on the way” after tying the knot with baby momma Lesley Cook over the weekend
THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP – In addition to maybe quietly endorsing Joe Biden for President of the United States, Jill Dillard appears to be the only member of the extended Duggar family who takes COVID-19 seriously instead of just dismissing it as a hoax
LAINEY GOSSIP – I almost hate to agree with this deliciously hot mid-October take, but I, too, generally find Halloween to be an excruciating chore. I’m no good at figuring out costumes and I never have any budget to put together a truly scary murder show of decorations, and if you’re just going to throw up some tacky stuff from the costume shop then why bother at all?
DLISTED – Speaking of horror, Look Who’s Talking Too star Kirstie Alley is upset after tweeting defiant support for America’s current president and then having people call her on it
JEZEBEL – For some light reading, consider Jezebel’s ongoing carousel of scary stories: “My Endless Quest to Find the Woman in This Terrifying Tinder Urban Legend”
GO FUG YOURSELF – And finally, with some perfectly frilly 80s glamour: “For No Apparent Reason, Here is Heather Locklear in 1987”