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LINKS NeNe and Kandi drama, Virtual Burning Man, How to be alone…

REALITY TEAIn unsurprising yet still worthwhile RHOA news, NeNe and Kandi are snipping at each other again because NeNe is upset that Kandi is getting yet another post-season finale spinoff of her own while NeNe still can’t get a taste

DLISTEDFor some reason, Burning Man 2020 wasn’t canceled already? But if you’re really, super, supremely willing to participate nonetheless, you can still participate in the festival via its Virtual City (?) & digital re-interpretation. Ticket prices TBA

VOX“How to be alone: Solitude is a skill. You can get better at it with practice”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIn case you missed it yesterday, please enjoy “The Ashley Presents: The Top 5 Teen Mom Easter Moments of All Time”

THE BLEMISHNo, Colin Kaepernick wasn’t actually signed to a one-year deal by the New York Jets. But that didn’t stop an easily detectable parody account from tweeting out the news as if it were official — not even on April Fool’s Day, props! — and getting thousands upon thousands of retweets

JEZEBELSpeaking of petty New York issues, it seems the quarantine drama on the Long Island and New Jersey suburbs now includes leaf blowers, because everybody has one, they’re a power tool you need almost no skill to use, and since everyone is now stuck at home it seems you can’t go a full hour without hearing one. If only one good thing comes out of this pandemic, I hope it’s the full-on banning of leaf blowers in far more cities, counties, states, and anywhere else that wants to get in the game

THE BLASTI totally get Kim Kardashian going off on North West for not just leaving her the f*ck alone already while Kim tried to do a five-minute makeup tutorial. But, Kim, you can’t tell me those doors don’t all lock

LAINEY GOSSIPOut: Tiger King. In: Killing Eve, which just began airing its third season this weekend

GO FUG YOURSELFGal Godot’s Vogue cover was designed and written and maybe even printed before the coronavirus pandemic pushed the premiere of Wonder Woman 1984 back so far you can barely even imagine such a date (August 14? What on earth is that?). Turns out that was fortiutous, because this is also a throwback Vogue cover story in several major & great ways

CELEBITCHYFinally, in case you haven’t been already, do yourself a favor and become a regular listener of Celebitchy’s podcast, which was thoroughly good both on its own and as a distraction from the terrors of moment-to-moment existence even before our current pandemic. Among the many topics they cover this week: the unexpected bliss of binging Ancient Aliens to get away from it all. Click through to the article from the link or just click play below!

LINKS Florence Pugh and Zach Braff, No more handshakes?, Quarantine dreams…

DLISTEDIt seems the gossip about the age difference between Florence Pugh and Zach Braff — she’s 24; he’s 45 — has finally reached a boiling point for the Little Women star. Florence posted a whole video to Instagram responding to the constant (negative) comments she’s received in the year she and Zach have been dating, saying among other things “I am 24 years old. I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love and I would never in my life tell anyone who they can and cannot love”

CELEBITCHYThe increasingly famous Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (kinda feels like the order of those two should be flipped), thinks that when the world has coronavirus under control we should probably not go back to shaking hands “ever again.” I don’t know what’s more farfetched at this point: people agreeing to give up handshakes or the idea that we’ll ever have coronavirus locked down

VOXSemi-good news: If you’ve been having especially weird and / or horrifying dreams while self-isolating, you’re not alone! According to a social psychologist and literal dream expert, stressful dreams are perfectly normal during times of high waking stress, and are supposed to be — believe it or not — helpful

THE BLEMISHEither John Cusack is not a 5G conspiracy theorist and he tweeted out some bullshit before fully understanding what he was doing or Cusack *is* a 5G conspiracy theorist who shares control of his Twitter account with his PR people

LAINEY GOSSIPI thought bras were already over for the duration of the quarantine and now the question was whether women would ever wear them again when we don’t need to quarantine anymore? (But, again, who can imagine such a thing?)

REALITY TEAJoe Abruzzo, who dated Kathryn Dennis on Southern Charm for half a minute last year — i.e., the season nobody watched — is suing three cast members *and* Bravo for ten million dollars. Evidently, Abruzzo was defamed and suffered emotional distress when non-nude photos of himself that the cast discussed in one scene were blurred by SC’s editors so the cast’s comments about Abruzzo’s already-not-visible dick would seem more appropriate and insulting

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTeen Mom News Pile: Debra Danielsen (Oddly) Scolds Kail Lowry, David Eason Throws a Tantrum & More”

JEZEBELIt will probably come as no surprise for you to learn that Simone Biles, Olympic athlete, gold medal winner and all-around world-class physical specimen, has a quarantine workout routine that just watching will probably make you cry

GO FUG YOURSELFIt seems that several popular British radio hosts are still going into their radio station offices for their radio presentation jobs instead of just doing them from home like every other presence-dependent celebrity with a smartphone

THE BLASTTotal Bellas star Nikki Bella is 23 weeks pregnant and looking as healthy as you’d want an expectant mother to be in the middle of a global pandemic

EXCLUSIVE Annjeanette Whaley sues My 600 Lb Life producers for fraud, gross negligence in 8th lawsuit against Megalomedia

My 600 Lb Life star Annjeanette Whaley just became the eighth member of the show’s cast to sue its producers — and the Season 7 star is adding to the prosecution’s fraud case. Among other accusations, Annjeanette’s lawsuit alleges Megalomedia broke its promise to pay her medical bills following successful weight loss surgery. Annjeanette is now the third cast member to sue Megalomedia for fraud specifically relating to unmade medical payments; read on for the details.

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s Bahamas Coronavirus Vacation is officially over

The increasingly bad, downright puzzling look that was the Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Bahamas vacation came to a quiet end yesterday, as the couple and their influencer traveling partners arrived back at home for (presumably) a long quarantine. Yet unanswered is the key question, one that I feel really can’t be asked forcefully enough: Why were Kristin and Jay on vacation for so long in the middle of a global pandemic?

MY 600 LB LIFE Tiffany celebrates huge ‘personal achievement’ one year after surgery

It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in on the My 600 Lb Life Tiffany story, and the 29-year-old new Texas native has plenty to share! Tiffany Barker, who had one of the most successful weight loss journeys of Season 7, has revealed new Instagram and Facebook information for fans interested in keeping up with her. Tiffany also shared a huge “personal milestone” a year after her successful weight loss surgery. Read on for the latest.

LINKS Adele’s divorce details, Boris Johnson in ICU, RIP John Prine…

DLISTEDThe judge presiding over the split between Adele and Simon Konecki has agreed to keep Adele’s divorce details secret, so we can still only speculate about exactly how much of the singer’s $172 million fortune is heading Simon’s way. Not that anyone except medical professions has much else to do these days

CELEBITCHYUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had been hospitalized due to coronavirus this past Sunday, has now been moved to the ICU after his condition deteriorated. Johnson has been “given oxygen,” though his office appears to be fighting back against the notion that he’s on or has maybe needed a ventilator; Johnson’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has also been deputized as a pseudo-interim PM

JEZEBELRIP to the legendary singer-songwriter John Prine, who died of coronavirus complications yesterday at the age of 73. Prine had been hospitalized for several weeks; after news of his death broke, social media quickly became a repository of memories of and tributes to Prine

VOXUnsurprisingly, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about whether coronavirus is an airborne disease; let this handy dandy explainer + podcast put your mind at ease. (Technically, it’s not, and in this case “technically” is actually reason for a sigh of relief)

REALITY TEA“Margaret Josephs Says Teresa Giudice’s Dad’s Death Is A Loss To The Whole World; ‘He Was Such A Light In Everybody’s Life'”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s Baby Mama Jen Harley Blames Jersey Shore for Ruining Their Family; Says Ronnie Hasn’t Seen Daughter In Months”

THE BLASTTori Spelling, fresh off the success of the canceled second Beverly Hills 90210 reboot, is getting rightly dragged for trying to charge $95 for a “virtual meet and greet.” The event –limited to just 20 lucky fans, mind you — apparently involved getting a “virtual selfie,” which you can get for free if you have a friend with basic Photoshop knowledge or if you just catch Tori on the street and in a good mood

LAINEY GOSSIPMatt Damon was supposed to film a movie in Ireland this spring, but then the coronavirus pandemic happened, so Ireland is where Matt Damon is self-isolating. He’s with his wife and daughters, at least, but has also been spotted taking pictures with a fan at least once — as in, standing next to the woman and putting his arm around her? (In case it wasn’t already obvious, the hook here is that Matt is well within six feet of a stranger. Stop getting within six feet of strangers, the general population of the entire world)

GO FUG YOURSELFI would never have said an essay + accompanying photo spread of Renee Zellweger wearing something sheer could be compelling…and then I started reading GFY

THE BLEMISHR. Kelly would really, really, really like coronavirus to be the reason he gets out of prison temporarily. But the judge in Kelly’s case really, really, really believes he’s a flight risk, and so prison is where R. Kelly will stay

REPORT My 600 Lb Life filming continued in violation of coronavirus lockdown orders

My 600 Lb Life filming for both Season 9 and future Where Are They Now episodes has been shut down indefinitely due to a number of growing controversies, with sources close to the show unable to say when production might resume. And the seven lawsuits former cast members have filed against the show are only part of the issue. According to several anonymous insiders, though the coronavirus pandemic was responsible for a primary stop to all My 600 Lb Life filming, it appears the show may have potentially resumed filming in several states, possibly in violation of shelter-in-place orders.