Category: Daily Starbuzz

LINKS Simone Biles withdraws, Tamar Braxton returns, Dorit & PK Kemsley’s taxes…

CELEBITCHYSimone Biles has been so thoroughly dominant a gymnast for so long that the Simone Biles withdraws news is the most shocking sports story of the year. The 24-year-old GOAT announced her withdrawal from the team event due to a “mental health issue” that left her “freaking out” during the final. No word on whether Simone will withdraw from the rest of the Olympics; hopefully, she and the rest of the team can step back and take a breath

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPDespite swearing off reality TV just last month, Tamar Braxton is coming back for some of those sweet docuseries dollars. This time, the 44-year-old will star VH1’s reboot of The Surreal Life, debuting this autumn. Tamar’s co-stars include Dennis Rodman, Stormy Daniels, and Frankie “Malcolm in the Middle” Muniz

REALITY TEAIt seems Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Hemsley and her husband PK owe the IRS a combined $1.3 million in unpaid taxes. The “unpaid” part allegedly goes back as far as 2015. I thought it these two had worked out some kind of a deal with the IRS a year or two ago?

VOXToday, in Earth-saving Olympic news: “Our bodies can adapt to hotter conditions — but there’s a limit: Here’s what Olympic athletes can teach us about coping with heat waves”

JEZEBELIt’s been a foregone conclusion for months now, but Britney Spears has finally made her conservatorship requests official. On Monday, Spears’ lawyer filed a formal request for the removal of Jamie Spears from Britney’s conservatorship

DLISTEDPink has offered to pay the fines of the Norwegian womens handball team. The team was docked $1,700 for a violation of European Handball Federation (EHF) rules by refusing to play in bikini bottoms. Not really clear why the men are allowed to play in shorts and the women aren’t; hopefully the Norwegian men will play their next match in Speedos to show solidarity

THE BLASTBreaking: Scott Disick dates younger women

LAINEY GOSSIP“Bennifer gave gossip exactly the kind of glow we needed this weekend with JLo’s birthday in St Tropez where they ostensibly recreated the “Jenny From The Block” video and loved themselves up on a yacht. By now, I’m sure, everyone has seen those photos…and now here are some new ones…”

GO FUG YOURSELFI completely missed the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony this year, mostly because of the Ted Lasso premiere, but also because of the extreme time difference. If you’re like me, GFY’s “Better Late Than Never” Opening Ceremony photo gallery is a welcome way to play catch-up

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP“Shanna Moakler’s Revenge: I’m Gonna Pawn All the Crap Travis Barker Bought Me!”

LINKS Sonja Morgan wine magic, Nicole & Azan split, Subway Tunagate, RHOA casting tea…

DLISTEDReal Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan is many things: former Hot Slut of the Day, socialite, philanthropist, entrepreneur, international lifestyle brand, homeowner, toaster oven peddler, historian, intern-mentor, “caburlesque” performer, and, of course, the straw that stirs the drink. Now you can add “magician” to Ms. Morgan’s list of descriptors, cuz last night on RHONY Sonja achieved the impossible. She downed a glass of red wine through her face mask without spilling a drop.

THE GRACE REPORT – VIDEO Disgraced Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry is suing her co-star Briana Dejesus and roping The Grace Report into her “Karen-ass lawsuit!” Grace breaks down the lawsuit and shakes her damn head at being included in the pettiness.

CELEBITCHYThere’s currently a controversy over whether Subway’s tuna has actual tuna in it. Earlier this year they were sued in California because their tuna subs allegedly don’t contain real tuna or even fish. Then the NY Times ran an investigation in which they sent Subway’s tuna to a lab which found “no amplifiable tuna DNA” in the samples they were sent. Now Inside Edition has “hired their own lab which is experienced in testing fish DNA.” So what was their findings? Do Subway tuna sandwiches have any actual tuna in them?

TAMRA TATTLESThe Real Housewives of Atlanta casting tea factory continues to flow! In her latest installment of who’s in and who’s out (and who’s working on a spin-off), Tamara Tattles shares the latest casting updates — including one cast member reportedly on the outs after some comments made in response to Lil Nas X and his performance on the BET Awards!

THE BLEMISHAre you still baffled as to how in the world Bill Cosby was able to get out of prison and have his rape conviction overturned? It’s not because there was evidence that he was innocent. It was quite the opposite. It was because there was evidence from Bill Cosby’s own mouth that he was guilty, which was used in court but shouldn’t have been. The Blemish has a full breakdown for you — including an unpopular argument that tossing the conviction was the right thing for the court to do.

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIt’s the news everyone (except perhaps Nicole Nafziger) saw coming… The 90 Day Fiance star announced on Monday that she has split with her longtime Moroccan fiancé, Azan Tefou after five years (sort of) together. For years, Nicole’s followers and fans of the show have questioned Nicole’s claims that she and Azan were still together; however this marks the first time Nicole has confirmed the split.

REALITY TEAThe Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Braunwyn Windham-Burke was almost certainly guaranteed another season to test the boundaries of traditional marriage and fight with everyone. In her quest to have 19 storylines at once, the facade cracked and Bravo pulled the plug because, liability. It’s one thing to have someone going to AA meetings on the show, but it’s quite another to have them detox on camera. So Braunwyn was let go and the facade went ahead and fell apart. If cameras aren’t following you, are you really married? For Braunwyn and Sean, the answer appears to be no.

TV SHOWS ACEMatt Roloff is turning Amy’s wedding venue into a construction zone! When Amy Roloff couldn’t find a wedding venue, her ex-husband offered up the family farm. The LPBW matriarch grudgingly accepted Matt’s offer, but is he secretly trying to ruin her wedding? Will Matt Roloff’s new construction project be done in time for Amy and Chris Marek to tie the knot at the wedding?

REALITEASQUADVIDEO Love After Lockup‘s Shane Whitlow was arrested in May for animal cruelty, and his wife Lacey hasn’t offered up much publicly in his defense. The same can’t said for Shane’s cousin, who recently spoke out in defense of Shane while also making claims about Lacey.

   

LINKS Josh Duggar trial update, RHOA casting spoilers, Don vs. SNL, Teen Mom 2 recap…

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFederal prosecutors respond to Josh Duggar’s defense attorney’s request that his child p0rnography trial be delayed until 2022 or later so that a computer forensic expert can further examine his devices.

TAMARA TATTLESThe internet’s go-to source for piping hot Real Housewives of Atlanta tea has come through again! Get the latest casting scoops on Porsha, Kenya, Drew, Marlo, Kandi, and Shamea. Oh, and Sheree and Phaedra?!

DLISTED“For five seasons, Alec Baldwin covered his face in the most uneven application of MAC NC45, stuck a dry piece of fiberglass insulation to his head, and squeezed his mouth into an FCC-approved butt hole to play former President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.” Multiple inside sources recently alleged that Donald was so upset about the mocking skits that he asked if the Department of Justice could do something about them, but Donlad denies the allegations. (He can’t deny his tweet about having the “Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into” the satirical skits.)

REALITY TEAThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne was married to one of the biggest snakes in the history of the U.S. legal system, but she wants us to take a look at the other little snakes who are allegedly “feeding bad info” to the media about her.

CELEBITCHYKhloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson continue their on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again relationship with yet another compound adjective addition. The latest update on the couple has them in off-again status.

THE BLEMISHIf you’re curious why Kylie Jenner (and as a result, hundreds of thousands of other women) got lip fillers, she says it was because of some douche she kissed in high school who told her she had “such small lips.”

xoNECOLEOWN’s popular relationship coaching reality series Put A Ring On It returns for a second season on Friday, June 25, and xoNecole has everything you need to know about the three couples featured this season!

THE GRACE REPORTIn Grace’s latest Teen Mom 2 recap, she covers Briana Dejesus begging Jade Cline not to fly home after plastic surgery, Leah Messer getting excited about Addie going back to school, Kailyn Lowry revealing her PCOS diagnosis, Ashley Jones going to Napa with Bar, and Jade’s lack of clean towels.

REALITEASQUAD“For a lot of viewers, myself included, Angela [Deem] crossed a line in this past episode of 90 Day fiancé. The way she treats Michael is unacceptable. In my opinion, TLC should completely cut ties with her for her escalating problematic behavior.”

LINKS HBO’s Friends Reunion trailer, Jim Bob the fence builder, Kanye 2024…

DLISTED“When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year…” HBO’ll be there for you! With a Friends Reunion special!! The Friends Reunion premieres next week and HBO has released the emotional preview trailer!

REALITY TEALuann de Lesseps has moved past the Countess phase in her life, and now she hopes to move on to the Playboy bunny phase. Apparently unaware that OnlyFans has cut out the middle man when it comes to publishing softcore photographs, Luann recently revealed that she would love to pose for the bunny zine.

CELEBITCHYDuchess Meghan Markle is all about stealing Princess Eugenie’s thunder with birth announcements, but now Eugenia’s sister, Princess Beatrice, has returned the favor by announcing her pregnancy on Meghan and Prince Harry’s third wedding anniversary! So much blueblood shade!

THE BLEMISHThere’s no doubt that America Republicans were severely disappointed that their favorite candidate lost the 2020 Presidential election. But there’s still reason for hope because Kaye West hasn’t ruled out running again in 2024!

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIt seems the wall between the Unitd States and Mexico isn’t the only wall the Duggars support! Jim Bob is reportedly worried about Josh Duggar’s safety, and he plans to build a fence around the house where he is staying until his child pornography trial is over.

THE GRACE REPORTVideo recap of this week’s Teen Mom 2 episode. Includes Florida deadbeat Louis ghosting his daughter Stella for the millionth time, $500k + per year Leah Messer confessing to not having health insurance, Ashley Jones toying with the idea of not having a wedding, Jade Cline moving out of her house like a thief in the night, and Kailyn Lowry continuing to pretend Nathalie isn’t her live-in nanny.

REALITEASQUADIs Anna Duggar a fit parent? “By now news of Josh’s arrest has been circulating the interwebs. Given the IBLP doctrine and Anna’s track record of standing by her man, many are concerned of her ability to supervise Josh.”

   

LINKS Ashley Jones on ‘irreplaceable’ Chelsea Houska, Spice World 2, Lala Kent pre-sobriety antics…

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTeen Mom: Young and Pregnant star Ashley Jones has been promoted to the big leagues to replace Chelsea Houska on Teen Mom 2. Actually, Ashley is quick to insist that Chelsea is “irreplaceable” as she shares her thoughts on hopping MTV shows.

DLISTED Hollywood churns out lots of bad movies every year, so they might as well make a bad movie people want to see, right? That philosophy may soon be put into practice as there are reports of a Spice World sequel in the works to celebrate the original Spice Girls’ feature length film’s 25th anniversary! Supposedly, three of the four Spice Girls are already down for the project — and the fourth hasn’t said no.

REALITY TEALala Kent shares some of her pre-sobriety relationship drama with fiance Randall Emmett in her new book Give Them Lala, and it sounds like Bravo missed out on an actually entertaining Pump Rules spin-off! “At least once a week, mad dram would go down between us,” Lala says. “I’m taking relationship-ending, call-the-cops kind of drama.” Click the link to find out all about Lala’s suitcase baths and the incredibly unsanitary place she shoved Randall’s toothbrush.

CELEBITCHYAspiring California Governor Caitlyn Jenner sat down with Sean Hannity and demonstrated that she understands the struggles of California residents completely. She mentions that there was a guy who has an airplane hangar across from her airplane hangar who was packing up his stuff. “I’m moving to Sedona, Arizona, I can’t take it anymore,” he told Caitlyn. “I can’t walk down the streets and see the homeless.” How can you resist reading a recap of the rest of the interview?

THE BLEMISHPokémon, shmokémon! Post Malone is bucking the popular card game trend as he is spotted dropping mad coin on Magic: The Gathering cards at the Atlas MTG booth at legendary California nerd swap meet Frank & Son. The Blemish even has the scoop on what kind of deck he reportedly plays with! (Unfortunately they don’t have any actual images of Post Malone playing with his deck. Of course, who wants unsolicited deck pics, amirite?)

VOXAre you frustrated over how little Donald Trump gets talked about online since he was ousted from Facebook, Twitter and the White House? Don’t worry, Vox is talking about Donald — about how little people are talking about him online.

LAINEY GOSSIPHow many products that make you smell like Drake does the world want? A LOT! After his candle collab line (including one that was Drake-scented) sold out late last year, Drake is moving on to his own line of fragrances! It’s Champagne Papi juice y’all!

TAMARA TATTLES – Why should I pick just one Bravo recap when Tamara Tattles covers SOOO MANY?! Here are links for recent recaps for RHONJ, the RHOD Reunion, RHONY, Below Deck: Sailing Yacht and Married To Medicine!

THE GRACE REPORTVIDEO Grace takes a HUGE risk by suggesting that Teen Mom OG, which continues to flounder in the ratings, might benefit from bringing back actual OG Farrah Abraham.

REALITEASQUADVIDEO Sarah shares her frustrations over TLC continuing to subject millions of viewers to the tortuous relationship dynamics of Mike and Natalie. She also addresses Natalie’s recent online slip in which she seemed to reveal that viewers will be seeing even more of her on 90 Day Fiance: The Single Life.

LINKS Kourtney Kardashian’s birthday flowers, Kristin Smart’s killer, RHOA finale…

CELEBITCHYKourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are firmly in the “lovey-dovey making everyone around them sick but also it’s kind of cute” relationship stage. Yesterday was her 42nd birthday, so Travis went over the top filling his love’s house with a few gardens’ worth of Kourtney Kardashian’s birthday flowers. Kourtney responded by taking Travis’ left thumb’s flower on his IG story

JEZEBELThe podcast Your Own Backyard may have helped catch the person responsible for Kristin Smart’s 1996 disappearance. Two people — a former classmate of Kristin’s, plus the classmate’s father — have been arrested for murder and accessory to murder, thanks to new information the podcast unearthed in 2019

REALITY TEA“This is it folks! The last regular episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has arrived. The season started out rockier than ever, but things have picked up in a big way lately. Somebody pray for LaToya Ali because according to Drew Sidora, she has committed the ultimate sin. She’s openly accusing her of sleeping with Prophet Lott. Why is whatever relationship they may or may not have any of her business? Make it make sense”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPJinger and Jeremy Vuolo revealed they’ve stopped posting photos and videos of their kids online because their youngest has health issues and because they want “to give them a bit more privacy while they’re so young.” Normally this wouldn’t have caused a fuss, but because it’s a Duggar family member, and Duggars post endless proof that they’ve been breeding, the kids’ absence from social media became A Thing

GO FUG YOURSELFI have to say that while the actors in the House of Gucci paparazzi shots all look like beautiful glamorous actors, the locations themselves look…drab? Maybe because it was winter when we started getting on-set pics?

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPSpeaking of social media normality, Kailyn Lowry has been caught more or less “creeping” on Briana DeJesus’ Instagram page, thanks to what we can only assume was a little pre-caffeine slipup

LAINEY GOSSIP“…We are here to discuss one thing and one thing only: Hot Tig Notaro. After the trailer dropped the internet was ablaze with flame emojis as #HotTig started trending. Because Tig, who has always been quite foxy, popped up in the Army of the Dead trailer looking like this”

VOXHere’s why “routine traffic stops” — also known as “pretext traffic stops” — are such a nefarious thing, and why they likely don’t do anything to make roads safer

DLISTEDI have no idea what is happening with this headline or the thing in this photograph, which doesn’t look like either thing the headline suggests it looks like

THE BLASTJohnny Depp is scraping the bottom of the rum barrel

   

LINKS Colton Underwood comes out, Jax & Brittany have a baby, Courtney Stodden non-binary…

CELEBITCHYCongrats to everyone who had Colton Underwood comes out on their pandemic bingo cards. The former Bachelor star told Good Morning America that the past year has given him the chance to really reflect and come to terms with some things about himself, and that he’s now ready to announce he’s gay

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFormer #PumpRules stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright revealed that Brittany gave birth to their first child this past Monday. Cruz Michael was born Monday afternoon in Los Angeles; mother and son are both healthy

THE BLASTCourtney Stodden has to wonder about timing — the evening before Colton’s big GMA interview, Courtney took to Instagram to announce that they’re gender non-binary and their preferred pronouns are now the ones we’ve been using in this sentence about them

REALITY TEAMarlo Hampton says the current season of Real Housewives of Atlanta was a “snoozefest” and the show needs Phaedra Parks back. Not sure about the latter but the former is definitely true — especially considering all the buzz and build-up and male stripper dicks we were teased with

LAINEY GOSSIPApparently, the Oscars are going to be “more like a cocktail party” this year, but the producers are also “focus[ed] on making this thing feel like a film”? I can’t picture those two things together, necessarily, but I have to say it sounds intriguing. And there’s at least one movie I’m excited to see before the ceremony itself!

VOXThis is the second glowing review for Gold Diggers, the debut novel by Sanjena Sathian, that I’ve seen in a week. And frankly, a story that “uses heists and alchemy to deconstruct immigrant ambition, striving, and sin” sounds pretty terrific

JEZEBELGonna let the headline speak for this one: “Did Usher Tip Strippers With Fake Money With His Face Printed On It? An Investigation”

GO FUG YOURSELFElton John’s classic song “Rocket Man” came out 50 years ago yesterday. But William Shatner’s iconic rendition — brought to the attention of a new generation thanks to Stewie Griffin’s cover — is still only 43

DLISTEDI really do wonder what young celebrity marriages are like. If Justin Bieber thinks his first year of marriage to Hailey Baldwin was “tough,” I wonder exactly how much your emotional relationship (and maturity) is complicated by having to be in different places all the time and never getting to spend that much time together just doing simple boring wonderful stuff?

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPAnother strong headline: “Lauryn Shannon: I Can’t Get a Job Because Mama June Smokes Crack!”

LINKS Alaskan Bush People gossip, Joel Greenberg explained, Dr. Dre’s divorce mess…

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFormer star Matt Brown is going in heavy on the Alaskan Bush People gossip! According to Matt, not only was “everything” on the show a lie, but Alaskan Bush People‘s producers used to load his parents up on drugs and turn the cameras on. Matt then blamed producers for getting him hooked on drugs a few years down the line. Oh — and Matt further claimed all the money the entire family earned while starring on the show went straight to his father, Billy Brown. (Sound familiar?)

JEZEBELIn news that’s actually even more bonkers, here’s a helpful explainer for one Joel Greenberg, the former Seminole County FL tax collector who’s been charged with 33 crimes including sex trafficking. Greenberg, in case you’ve been too repulsed to notice his name, was BFFs with Congressman Matt Gaetz, and is about to turn state’s evidence and (hopefully) ruin Gaetz’s life. Get your grimace ready

THE BLASTDr. Dre’s divorce from Nicole Young is about to get a who-o-ole lot messier. The judge granted Young lawyer’s request to depose three of Dre’s alleged mistresses

REALITY TEAThe hits just keep coming: Bravo dropped the RHOBH Season 11 trailer yesterday, and it looks like this might be the “redemption season” everyone’s been hoping for after years of sleepy storylines. (And just to be completely clear, by “redemption season” I mean “season full of crazy shit”)

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPWell of course Kim Kardashian is ready to hit the dating scene as a (near) divorcée and newly minted billionaire. The last time Kim was on the market, she was with dudes like Ray J and Kris Humphries. And no offense to them, but I think we’re all eager to see what kind of man Kim goes for now

VOX“The US is nearing a tipping point of sorts on marijuana legalization: Almost half the country — about 43 percent of the population — now lives in a state where marijuana is legal to consume just for fun.” (My condolences if, like me, you’re in the Deep South and see no chance of legalization anytime soon)

LAINEY GOSSIPI keep forgetting that Leslie Odom Jr. is up for a ton of awards this year for his portrayal of Sam Cooke in One Night In Miami. That is absolutely a casting decision made in heaven and I blame pandemic brain for not having seen this movie yet

GO FUG YOURSELFThis is your weekly Viola Davis Awards Season Check-In: Viola Davis still looks amazing and is still killing it

DLISTEDAllow me to be the 90 millionth person to express surprise that Maculay Culkin and his girlfriend Brenda Song have both a) been expecting a baby and b) welcomed that baby into the world

CELEBITCHYThanks to climate change, every allergy season is a little worse than the last. But this year it’s actually way worse than it’s ever been — so here’s some tips for how to deal