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LINKS! Drake sues assault accuser, Kavanaugh in deep, Kristen Bell’s personal good place…

THE BLASTDrake is now suing the woman who accused him of sexual assault, claiming she’s been trying to set him up ever since the two of them spent the night together in early 2017. Among other things, Drake says she “voluntarily and seemingly happily performed oral sex on him,” and if nothing else you know he’s indignant because people only use that many adverbs when they get emotional

CELEBITCHYThe answer to this headline is “No, they will not, because the phrase ‘in too deep’ has never better fit American politics, nor has it ever been a more unfortunate double entendre”

THE BLEMISHI don’t think I’ll come close to topping this headline, so I’ll just quote it: “Kristen Bell Is Throwing an Ecstasy Party and We’re Invited.” (Also The Good Place returns September 27th at 8, mark your calendars!)

REALITY TEAI know we’re a Farrah Abraham-friendly site and all, but Bristol Palin is throwing at some glass houses when she says you couldn’t pay her to be anything like Farrah

VOXDavid Foster Wallace never considered this possibility

JEZEBELI am as surprised by the fact that Maroon 5 is still a thing as I am by how often Maroon 5 and the fact that they are still a thing come up in conversation, so maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that they’re doing the Super Bowl halftime show next year?

LAINEY GOSSIPGame of Thrones wrapped earlier this summer but Kit Harington still has his Jon Snow hair because apparently they’re going to shoot alternate endings of the show this autumn because the producers are convinced there’s going to be a leak. So here are some photos of Kit Harington looking generally glum and waiting for November to arrive

DLISTEDIn That Happened Fast News, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are reportedly about to get engaged three months after they started dating and thirteen months after Chris and Anna Faris divorced. Prepare your rebound jokes and wait for my signal

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPNot enough snark in the world

LINKS! Kavanaugh accuser gains support, Burt Reynolds estate drama, Atlanta’s Emmy mystery…

Kavanaugh accuser gains support

VOX599 women (and counting) from Brett Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s high school have signed an open letter supporting Ford and her sexual assault allegations against Kavenaugh. It’s a deliberate response to the open letter supporting him, which has about ten times fewer signatures

JEZEBELDr. Ford’s lawyers also delivered a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee describing the death threats that have forced Ford and her family to move out of their home, along with her e-mail being hacked and multiple parties impersonating Ford online

THE BLASTIt seems that Burt Reynolds deliberately left his son Quentin out of his will and turned total control of his estate to his niece, Nancy Lee Brown Hess. We probably won’t hear any more about this from either living party, and it definitely won’t be challenged in court

LAINEY GOSSIPAtlanta didn’t win any Emmy awards, but the show did produce the night’s greatest mystery: Neither Donald Glover nor Lakeith Stanfield were dressed as Teddy Perkins during the ceremony, so who was?

CELEBITCHYMaya Rudolph was so not into the Emmys that she telegraphed her distaste via weird, questionable, and downright bad fashion choices. Fred Armisen is also to blame, because he always is

REALITY TEARHOC stars Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson are having it out over money. Specifically, Kelly says Steve is only with Vicki because Vicki is rich, and Vicki says Kelly only divorced her ex-husband so she could find someone richer

DLISTEDBenedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Harper are expecting their third child together, congrats! (Eagle-eyed Emmys viewers claimed they’d spotted what looked like Sophie’s baby bump on the red carpet Monday night)

THE BLEMISH“Norwegian death diving” is a real thing and it’s exactly what it sounds like except it also involves making stupid poses mid-air. I feel like whether or not you’re into this is also a social Rorschach test of some sort

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTony Raines of The Challenge is gearing up for what looks like it will be a pretty nasty fight with Madison Channing Walls over custody of their two-year-old daughter Harper

LINKS! Glenn Weiss’ Emmys proposal, Mrs. Maisel sweeps the awards, Jost and Che get swept…

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THE BLASTFirst, director Glenn Weiss won an Emmy for helming this year’s Academy Awards broadcast. Then, he revealed he lost his mother two weeks ago and will be forever heartbroken. *Then* he pulled out his mother’s wedding ring and proposed to his longtime girlfriend Jan Svendsen onstage — and she said yes!

JEZEBELGlenn later revealed he was planning to propose to Jan last night at one of the afterparties if he didn’t win an Emmy…but then he did, gracing us all with a beautiful, delightfully unscripted moment

DLISTEDSome other things happened at the Emmy Awards, like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel winning what felt like every single category in which it was nominated, including Outstanding Comedy Series. I guess I need to revive my Amazon Prime subscription now

CELEBITCHYColin Jost and Michael Che, who hosted the show, are getting…mixed reviews, at best. This (accurate) review is not at all mixed

LAINEY GOSSIPHere’s Chrissy Teigen and John Legend looking their usual amazing at last night’s show. (I think the sequined gown Chrissy wore on the red carpet was actually nicer than the one she wore for the show and afterparty; John Legend would be dapper as hell in a fumigator’s uniform)

REALITY TEAAmong the many celebrities spotted out and about at the many Emmy afterparties: The entire Vanderpump Rules cast, who hit up Comedy Central’s gala together. Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval look especially fetching

THE BLEMISHIn non-Emmy, crashing-back-to-earth-now news, apparently Fortnite is responsible for a surprising and rising number of divorces (as is “video game addiction” in general)

VOXSomebody in Australia is going around sticking needles inside of individual strawberries at assorted supermarkets. This particular instance of “commercial terrorism” has so far happened in six of Australia’s eight states and territories, and police are baffled

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPI have honestly lost track of the number of Duggars and Duggar-affiliated people who are of marrying age, but John-David Duggar and Abbie Burnett are apparently getting married this November and I assume they are real people

LINKS! Donald Trump’s words, Weinstein caught on camera, RHONY cast rumors…

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CELEBITCHY“Tremendously big and tremendously wet” is not really a phrase anyone should ever need to say; Donald Trump’s words, like Tobias Fünke’s, would benefit from him carrying a little recorder around for awhile so he could listen to some of his phrasing

JEZEBELAnd speaking of Donald Trump’s words: “These 6 Words in Bob Woodward’s New Book Will Leave You Speechless ”

THE BLASTMelissa Thompson, one of the women who’s brought a class-action lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, released a secret video she made of Weinstein groping her during a meeting. The groping also happened several hours before Thompson says Weinstein raped her

<strong>REALITY TV – Barbara Kavovit, best known to Real Housewives of New York fans for dumping on Luann de Lesseps and Tom D’Agostino’s relationship in a secretly recorded conversation, is reportedly joining the RHONY cast as Carole Radziwill’s replacement next year

DLISTEDWhen it comes to Norm Macdonald, I’ll paraphrase a tweet I saw the other day, as his comments on #MeToo were breaking: It’s unfortunate that Norm is one of the funniest comedians to ever do stand-up, because he also appears to be a remarkably dumb person when offstage

THE BLEMISHKendall Jenner is nude again and people seem to find it more humorous than arousing? Which is an interesting reaction for many reasons, not least of which is it suggests Kendall’s modeling career may really be dying

VOXCBS’ former chairman and CEO Les Moonves being forced out over more than a dozen sexual misconduct accusations is “the most significant #MeToo moment yet”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPBekah Martinez of The Bachelor revealed that the reason she didn’t appear on Bachelor In Paradise this summer is she’s 20 weeks pregnant and will be a parent with Grayston Leonard before they’ve been together a year! Congrats!

LAINEY GOSSIPThis review of Viola Davis’ new movie Widows — which premiered this week at the Toronto International Film Festival — only confirms what we already knew from the trailers: Widows looks flat-out awesome and November 16th can’t come soon enough

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LINKS! Paul McCartney’s faps, Sexiest Chef Alive?, Donald Trump measures success…

DLISTEDHere’s an image for you: In a new interview, Paul McCartney recalls a time when he, John Lennon, and several unnamed friends all masturbated together in the dark after a party at John’s house

THE BLEMISHFood Network has announced it’s made a show called Sexiest Chef Alive in conjunction with People Magazine, and the winner will feature in the magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue this November. Kind of surprising that this sort of tie-in hadn’t happened until now, honestly

VOXYesterday a reporter asked Donald Trump what he learned from last year’s literally catastrophic handling of Hurricane Maria, which killed almost 3,000 Americans. Trump response: “I actually think it’s one of the best jobs that’s ever been done.” If you live in Hurricane Florence’s projected path, please get up and go

CELEBITCHYNicki Minaj says her fight with Cardi B was “so mortifying and so humiliating” — but only because it happened “in front of a bunch of upper echelon…people.” She also, among several other insults, called Cardi “angry and sad”

JEZEBELViola Davis, on the press tour for her upcoming awesome-looking movie Widows, said that she regrets being in The Help. Davis’ issue wasn’t with the people she worked with or the experience itself, but was because “it wasn’t the voices of the maids that were heard.” We should all be very excited now that Viola is entering the bulletproof, truthsaying phase of her career

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPConfirmed: Former Bachelor and Bachelor In Paradise star Amanda Stanton, who was arrested for domestic battery in Las Vegas earlier this week, does indeed have a hot mugshot

REALITY TEAThe best part about this very good article on the possibility of Ashley Jacobs (and Thomas Ravenel) trying to get back on Southern Charm is how outraged it is. Note the perfect deployment of the phrase “COMPLETELY BATSH!T INSANE”

LAINEY GOSSIPThere is now a movie about former Colorado senator and presidential aspirant Gary Hart. The movie stars Hugh Jackman. This is absolutely the pinnacle of Gary Hart’s life

THE BLASTMTV has just announced details of its extended Mac Miller tribute, which includes re-airing Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family, his reality show from 2012

LINKS! Cardi B and Nicki Minaj brawl, Serena Williams controversy, Miss Michigan’s Flint burn…

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THE BLEMISHSo apparently there was a bit of a Cardi B and Nicki Minaj brawl at New York Fashion Week, and Cardi came away from it “with no shoes and her ass hanging out” of her dress. According to eyewitnesses, Cardi somehow managed to hit herself in the head with her own shoe

VOXIn brawl news of a different sort, Serena Williams got into it with a ref over a controversial call at the US Open final. She wound up getting three penalties, losing the match (though she was well behind when the shouting started), and sparking a debate about men and women being treated differently in similar situations

DLISTEDMiss Michigan’s five-second introduction at the Miss America pageant was 1% about her and 99% about the Flint water crisis. Predictably, a bunch of people seem to wish she would shut up and stick to pageanting

LAINEY GOSSIPOlivia Munn’s Predator co-stars are isolating her after she spoke out against a registered sex offender appearing in the movie and got his scene cut. This is the only time I can ever remember feeling the fallout from someone calling attention to a man who tried to lure a child over the internet is actually weirder and worse than the man’s crimes in the first place

JEZEBELKanye is peddling $75 sweatshirts bearing artistic recreations of several of the adult film performers to be honored at this week’s P0rnhub Awards, for which Kanye is also the creative director. But none of the performers are getting any of that $75, and for this they are understandably upset

CELEBITCHYWhy is Kendall Jenner *really* taking this runway modeling season off?

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPVictor Arroyo and Nicole Franzel from Big Brother 18 are engaged and look really happy together, congrats!

REALITY TV“Quad Webb-Lunceford And Dr. Jackie Walters Spill The Tea On Watch What Happens Live”

THE BLASTPaulie D wants Jersey Shore to stay on the air forever, a concept that maybe doesn’t seem as farfetched as it once did?

LINKS! Eye Drop Murder mug shot, Brett Kavanaugh confirmation circus, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel reveal…

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JEZEBELIn what’s being called the Eye Drop Murder case, South Carolina woman Lana Sue Clayton has been charged with homicide after police accused her of poisoning her husband by spiking his food with potentially lethal eye drops

CELEBITCHYBetween the Republican aide flashing a “White Power” sign behind him, the Handmaid’s Tale protesters, multiple shouting matches, and the father of a Parkland shooting victim getting shunned for a handshake and instantly going mega-viral, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is having kind of a rough time at his Senate confirmation hearing

LAINEY GOSSIPBrie Larson’s Captain Marvel movie drops this coming March, and “incredibly promising” proper photos of her in the good Captain’s proper costume have *finally* been released

THE BLEMISHKristen Stewart is in the middle of writing a movie and it sounds like that movie either has a fisting scene in it or has a scene involving a recap of an unseen fisting scene; hopefully Hollywood is ready

REALITY TEASurvivor: David vs. Goliath premieres in three weeks; here’s a super in-depth preview of the show’s 37th season, including the names and bios of all the new cast members

THE BLASTGloria Gowen’s ex-husband Matt Barnes won the first round of their legal battle after a judge granted his emergency restraining order and ordered Gloria to stay 100 yards away from the kids when she’s not with them for their four supervised visitation hours

DLISTED – Vanilla Ice was on the flight from Dubai to New York where everybody got sick — except he was in first class, where people were apparently quarantined and had no idea what was going on until the plane landed

VOX“Why your desk job is so damn exhausting: One of the great mysteries of adult life — and psychology.”

LINKS! Colin Kaepernick’s #JustDoIt campaign, Bob Woodward’s Trump book, Chinese nursery stripper…

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CELEBITCHYColin Kaepernick’s #JustDoIt campaign for Nike appears to be going well for both parties, though six or ten people are burning their Air Jordans in protest of the still-controversial figure. Meanwhile, it turns out Kaepernick has had a contract with Nike since 2011, and has presumably been getting paid endorsement dollars by the company even though no NFL team will sign him

VOXAccording to legendary journalist Bob Woodward’s new book Fear, even Donald Trump’s closest advisors say he has the mental capacity of “a fifth- or sixth-grader,” ignore some of his direct orders, and swipe documents off his desk before he can sign them because they feel they’ve “got to protect the country”

THE BLEMISHA Kindergarten in China hired a pole dancer to do a pole dance at the school on the first day of the school year to…kick off the year with a bang, somehow? And yes there is video

LAINEY GOSSIPMelissa McCarthy is getting a great deal of early Oscar buzz for playing a lonely con artist in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which film is also getting a ton of praise on the festival circuit

THE BLASTGloria Govan’s ex-husband Matt Barnes is asking a judge to give him full custody of their two children in light of her arrest for felony child endangerment last week. Wednesday morning legal showdown expected

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPThe Challenge star CT Tamburello is getting married to his baby mama Lilianet Solares this weekend, congrats! Here’s an exclusive preview of their wedding, which is being filmed for a forthcoming MTV special

JEZEBELJerry O’Connell’s new Bravo talk show, which was originally called Real Men Watch Bravo until a bunch of people pointed out all the reasons why that is a dumb name, is now called Bravo’s Play by Play and has a trailer

DLISTEDCongrats also to Claire Danes and her husband Hugh Dancy, who just announced that they welcomed their second child on August 21st. The couple has yet to reveal their child’s name, but are (rightly) getting teased in advance as their first child, Cyrus Michael Christopher, has the rare trifecta of three first names

REALITY TEAThe Real Housewives of Dallas star D’Andra Simmons continues to bask in multiple cast controversies: A day after she tried to apologize for suggesting Brandi Redmond abuses Adderall, she’s now being called a liar and all manner of other things by upcoming former friend LeeAnne Locken