The setting for Netflix’s Midnight Mass is the creepy-yet-quaint Crockett Island, which is a character all of its own in the show. Is Crockett Island a real place? Is the village real?
Author: Violeta Idyll
In a preview clip for Part 2 of the Season 11 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, Erika Girardi explains why she felt she could not have left Tom earlier than she did. She says she had nowhere to go because she did not control her own finances and she gave Tom all of her paychecks, including her Bravo salary.
One of the most fascinating details of the disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ saga is her voice. It’s oddly deep, but that isn’t strange on its own merit. Many women have naturally deep voices. There is something about Elizabeth’s that just sounds off, it’s an uncanny voice that doesn’t really sound like anyone’s natural voice, though it does kind of sound like Mira Sorvino’s put-on voice in Romy and Michele’s High school Reunion. There is also evidence to suggest that her voice is, in fact, fake. Some of it is heresay from those who knew her before she developed the public persona she used to market her company’s outlandish claims, but there are a few times when she publicly slipped up and we can get a glimpse of what she naturally sounds like.
The “That is a Scarecrow” meme trend is wildly popular on TikTok because it speaks to a common behavior we see in ourselves and others: denial.
While Gil and Myrla have grown from butting heads to developing a real romance, other couples have had a rockier road during their two-month marriage on Married at First Sight. Ryan has completely shut off from getting close to Brett, and just expects her to pick up on his vibes instead of being open with her. Jose got his feelings hurt and locked Rachel out of their shared apartment and then stonewalled her the next day. Zach and Michaela had a bad fight early on where Michaela left in the middle of the night, but they seem to be doing better now.
Before Tom Girardi’s fall from grace, he was a celebrated lawyer supposedly fighting for the vulnerable and victimized. Part of this hero clout came from his work in the historic “Erin Brockovich case.” He stepped in to help Ed Masry and his assistant Erin Brockovich take on Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1993 for contaminating the groundwater of Hinkley, California. The case was settled in 1996 for $333 million, a record-setting amount.
On episode 19 of Season 11 (Over-poured and Over-board) of RHOBH Erika Girardi eatold castmate Kyle Richards that she had “zero dollars.” She is still renting million houses, but her financial situation is precarious right now as she has gone from extreme wealth to living in downgraded luxury and worrying about making rent. Although every word she says on RHOBH is picked apart and scrutinized, her recently revealed salary shows the franchise is a life-raft for her. A New York Times article published October 9, 2021, says Erika’s salary for this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is “likely . . . more than $600,000.”
The Korean-made Netflix hit Squid Game is about the desperation of survival in a system rigged against you if you’re at the bottom, and the dark labyrinths of human psychology that lead us to become strangers even to ourselves. The Squid Game itself is gory for sure, but the most uncomfortable parts in the show may be the complex games played in the “real world.”
Erika Jayne has previously hinted that she might be working with the government in a case during an episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this year. Because of the multi-million dollar embezzlement allegations against her husband Tom Girardi, some people assumed she was talking about working with the feds against Tom. Now, a lawyer who’s suing her is backing up her claims, but says the case were she wore a wire for the government was a much different case where she was a victim of credit card fraud.
Podcaster Justin McElroy @hoopsmcelroy achieved TikTok notoriety when he uploaded a sample sound from a wonderfully weird 2007 Starburst commercial. He encouraged everyone to “make great art with this sound,” and boy did they ever. Not only did people use soundbite as it was uploaded, but they’ve remixed it a plethora of ways.
The “immediately no” TikTok sound is one of those sounds that gets right to the core of boundary setting. It’s short, palpable, and universally relatable. Everyone can think of something they want to firmly reject, but politely so. When you go to the original sound, however, you don’t find the true source of the voice.
On August 12, 2021, almost two weeks before the last time Gabby Petito’s mother heard from her, Gabby and Brian were stopped by police in Moab, Utah. Body cam footage from this incident shows the couple talking to the police about an argument they had.