Category: Daily Starbuzz

LINKS! R. Kelly’s CBS interview, Kylie’s not self-made, Ketamine goes mainstream…

JEZEBEL - R. Kelly's CBS interview was a meltdown to make the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings look like Currier & Ives CELEBITCHY - Kylie Jenner is Marie Antoinette-in-waiting for America's nascent populist upheaval VOX - If you're like me and had no idea what Special K was beyond a breakfast cereal, Russian Doll makes a lot more sense now THE BLAST - The same ex-nanny who accused former Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel of sexual misconduct is now accusing Kathryn Dennis of drinking while pregnant LAINEY GOSSIP - Taylor Swift is using Jameela Jamil from The Good Place in her war of pettiness against the Kardashians. However, while Tahani is too vain to keep from falling for it, Jameela is very much not THE ASHLEY'S REALITY ROUNDUP - ‘The Challenge’ Fans Start Petition Asking MTV to Take Action After Cast Members Discuss Alleged Assault of Amanda Garcia During “War of the Worlds” THE BLEMISH - Halle Berry now has a full-length back tattoo of what looks like...the leaves of an ash tree? REALITY TEA - Ryan Serhant and Emilia Bechrakis from Million Dollar Listing New York just welcomed their first child into the world, congrats! DLISTED - Mad About You was a pretty big hit during its 90s heyday and 90s nostalgia is all the rage right now, so I'm honestly surprised that every major network passed on the show's reboot

LINKS! R. Kelly’s guardian angel, Danielle Staub’s new man, Gaga breaks code…

THE BLAST - Turns out that the woman who bailed R. Kelly out of jail in Chicago runs a daycare there. So R. Kelly's guardian angel paid $100,000 for the privilege of having her business get absolutely overrun with negative press and bad reviews from people who've learned about it from the negative press THE BLEMISH - Immediately after making bail, R. Kelly headed for the "Rock 'n' Roll McDonalds" in Chicago's River North -- the same place he apparently used to (and still does?) go to pick up teenage girls REALITY TEA - RHONJ star Danielle Staub is out in public with her new man four days after her divorce from now-ex-husband Marty Caffrey went through CELEBITCHY - Lady Gaga is catching some heat for her extremely let's call it "believable" performance of "Shallow" alongside Bradley Cooper at the Academy Awards with Cooper's wife sitting in the front row LAINEY GOSSIP - Kate Mara likes to announce major life events like marriage and pregnancy in almost as low-key a way as possible (the low-keyest would be making no announcement and just appearing with a baby one day) and it's a refreshing method VOX - Kim Kardashian is accusing Missguided of "using her name and image without permission" and is suing the company for $10 million. Given the Kardashians' sketchy history of using other fashion ideas without permission, this seems like a potentially risky legal move DLISTED - Add Janet Jackson's name to the list of music icons and / or current A-listers getting paid crazy money to do a Vegas residency THE ASHLEY'S REALITY ROUNDUP - Kailah Casillas Says Lindsay Lohan Did Not Seem Sober & Exhibited Strange Behavior During the Filming of ‘Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club’ JEZEBEL - It turns out that playing the same music on a loop in retail spaces has a seriously negative affect on the people who work in those spaces. I know it's probably hard to believe this -- especially if you've ever worked retail -- but it seems to be true

LINKS! Every 2019 Oscars look, Spike Lee on Green Book, Olivia Coleman’s speech…

JEZEBEL - Here's every 2019 Oscars look, from Billy Porter going neo-Neo-from-the-Matrix to Linda Cardellini's show-stopper to Charlize Theron's "dark nun" and all the rest of them. Literally, it's every single celeb who appeared during the ceremony and a few who didn't CELEBITCHY - Spike Lee's reaction when Green Book was announced as the Best Picture winner sums up everything you need to know about Green Book DLISTED - In happier news, Olivia Coleman was the upset winner for Best Actress for The Favourite, and her charmingly befuddled off-the-cuff speech will hopefully go down as this year's Oscars highlight LAINEY GOSSIP - Back to less happy news: Despite being the favorite in the Best Actress category heading into the ceremony and dressing like a golden Oscars statue, Glenn Close was denied the actual award. It was Close's fourth Best Actress nomination and seventh Academy Award nomination overall; she's still not won either VOX - I didn't notice the necklace Lady Gaga wore during her performance of "Shallow" alongside Bradley Cooper, but apparently it's anchored by a 141-year-old, 128.54-carat yellow diamond worth $30 million and made iconic by Audrey Hepburn during a photo shoot for Breakfast at Tiffany's. This is what's referred to as a "Hollywood rabbit's foot" THE BLAST - Rami Malek fell off the stage after concluding his speech following his Best Actor win for Bohemian Rhapsody THE BLEMISH - Finally, in 2020 Oscars news, the 2019 ceremony was the launch of the official trailer for The Irishman. It's a mafia movie featuring a dream orgy of fading mafia movie superheroes: The Irishman stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel, and it was directed by Martin Scorsese. I feel like this will be the movie equivalent of the 2004 Lakers, but I'm happy to be wrong! REALITY TEA - In non-Oscars news, Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter has been officially charged with a DUI for her February 15th arrest THE ASHLEY'S REALITY ROUNDUP - The Bachelorette would have been a step down for Khloe anyway

LINKS! How to win an Academy Award, Miley gets it wrong, Little Women LA Season 8…

VOX - It turns out that the "How To Win An Oscar" handbook is lengthy, and detailed, and really only boils down to one thing: You've got to spend a ton of money to look like you don't care whether you win or not DLISTED - You may have forgotten this (I had), but Miley Cyrus is every drunk sophomore gender studies minor you've ever gotten trapped in a corner conversation with at a college party THE ASHLEY'S REALITY ROUNDUP - Little Women: LA is coming back for its eighth season later this year. The show's been filming for six months, so there's plenty of good tea to be had about the whole returning cast REALITY TEA - In case it wasn't obvious, Lisa Vanderpump will gladly tell you why she left the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 9 premiere party before the rest of the cast got there THE BLAST - Well, now we know it's serious: Khloe Kardashian has unfollowed Jordyn Woods on Instagram (she's still following Tristan, so make what you will of that) CELEBITCHY - Meghan Markle now has Beyonce and the entire Beyhive on her side, so her royal media drama should get more interesting if not downright messy on social media at least LAINEY GOSSIP - Ghostbusters, the franchise we neither needed nor particularly wanted in the first place, should now be sucked into a trap and placed in the protection grid until further notice JEZEBEL - Evidently, when sick, Tamera Mowry drank some of her sister Tia's breast milk because she'd read that breast milk has "healing properties." Which of course prompts the question: Would you do the same of (or for) your own sister? THE BLEMISH - Alec Baldwin...might be flattering himself a little bit here

LINKS! Secret Oscar host?, Mueller investigation rumors, Smollett smoking gun…

LAINEY GOSSIP - This weekend, the Academy Awards are going without a host for the first time in 30 years -- that is, unless rumored Secret Oscars Host Whoopi Goldberg swoops in and livens up the ceremony at the last minute JEZEBEL - Speaking of the Oscars, here's everything you need to know about Green Book in a minute and fifty-one seconds VOX - Evidently the Mueller investigation might be wrapping up and we might be getting some form of a final report as early as next week, maybe? But also nobody can say anything for sure and the reasoning outlets are using to determine this timeline reminds me of the methodology tabloids use to predict a high-profile celebrity breakup? Which this also kind of is? It's complicated THE BLAST - Not complicated: The Nigerian brothers who Jussie Smollett allegedly hired to help him fake the attack on himself were captured on film buying the hats and ski masks they wore during the attack, and that video is now public THE ASHLEY'S REALITY ROUNDUP - "EXCLUSIVE! Married At First Sight Star Kate Sisk Talks About Her Husband Luke Cuccurullo’s Treatment of Her: 'I Felt Bullied'" CELEBITCHY - Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods and Kylie Jenner definitely have the bigger celebrity mess this week, but Miranda Lambert and her new hot cop husband have the *messier* mess -- so don't be completely distracted by Tristan stepping out on Khloe for the umpteenth time REALITY TEA - Survivor is back with its 38th season, the season premiere just aired, and the takes are a-coming in DLISTED - Jameela Jamil from The Good Place is not here for all the posthumous tributes to fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who was by many accounts a bully and a fat shamer and kind of a dick in general THE BLEMISH - A Girl Scout in Colorado rebranded the Samoa Girl Scout cookies as Momoas and designed a box featuring Jason Momoa shirtless as Aquaman for them and has now gone viral. Which is clever and all, but it just makes me want to buy from the girls at the table outside the grocery store even more

LINKS! Jussie Smollett’s story unravels, Armie Hammer as Batman?, ‘Leaving Neverland’ trailer…

THE BLAST - Evidently Jussie Smollett's story gave some media outlets pause even before the current speculation that he may have faked his own hate crime attack. According to producers for Good Morning America, Smollett gave them pause during his interview with Robin Roberts, and as soon as he left the room they thought "something was amiss" LAINEY GOSSIP - Some professional Hollywood gossip hounds are shutting this rumor down, but apparently there's a ton of chatter about how Armie Hammer is going to be the next Batman now that Ben Affleck agreed that whole choice was a mistake for him DLISTED - Leaving Neverland, the four-hour documentary about Michael Jackson's let's just say questionable relationships with children, now has a trailer. Avoid it or prepare to be squeamished JEZEBEL - Breaking: Malia Obama acts like a 20-year-old VOX - Amazon, the company that will shortly rule us all, paid $0 in corporate income taxes last year. And that is 100% horrible. But, given the company's size, clout, and general dystopia-tude, it also makes perfect sense THE BLEMISH - Nothing at all to add to this excruciating headline: "Police Shot Bay Area Rapper 25 Times After He Violently Slept In His Car" CELEBITCHY - Vanity Fair's Oscar issue cover story on Gwyneth Paltrow is indeed amazing and ridiculous, but I'm too blown away by the fact that I forgot she won an Oscar for Shakespeare in Love. It's only been 20 years since that movie came out! Gwyneth Paltrow managed to eradicate an Oscar's worth of goodwill and credibility in less time than it took Malia Obama to exist currently REALITY TEA - Unfortunately, Charlie Sheen will not appear on his ex Denise Richards' inaugural season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills THE ASHLEY'S REALITY ROUNDUP - "Counting On Season 9 Episode 1 Recap: Pounding Hot Sauce & Proposing in a Hangar"

LINKS! Jussie Smollett hoax, Miranda Lambert intensifies, Oscar cannabis…

CELEBITCHY - It's looking more and more like the Jussie Smollett hate crime might really have been a Jussie Smollett hoax. He apparently "rehearsed" the attack against him with his two alleged assailants a few days before the January 29th altercation THE BLAST - In related Jussie Smollett news, Cardi B's response -- that Smollett "f*cked up Black History Month," among a few other Cardi-isms -- is pretty much all that needed to be said LAINEY GOSSIP - This story about Miranda Lambert and her young hot brand-new cop husband and the baby he apparently maybe had at home when he and Miranda got together is completely bananas and also just a delightful example of social media detective work VOX - It seems even mega celebrities are stressed out: The gift bags going out at the Oscars this year are full of THC and CBD-based products, along with therapy in case the cannabis doesn't work THE BLEMISH - No, Laverne Cox is not pregnant (but she does kind of look more like a 'Sexlantica' than a Laverne) JEZEBEL - The trailer for Veep's final season is here. If you weren't already excited about this show coming back, perhaps the line "I took a dump on the glass ceiling and I shaved my muff in the sink of the old boys’ club" will pique your interest THE ASHLEY'S REALITY ROUNDUP - "Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Reveals How His ‘Jersey Shore’ Co-Star Mike Sorrentino Helped Him Get Sober & What His Relationship Status with Jen Harley Is" REALITY TEA - Kim Zolciak has some surprising thoughts on NeNe Leakes' troubled marriage to Gregg DLISTED - "Prince Harry And Prince William’s Royal Household Split Is Happening Soon"

LINKS! Paul Manafort lied (again), YNW Melly murder charges, Ryan Adams’ douchiness…

VOX - It will probably come as no surprise to learn that Paul Manafort lied (again), this time to members of Robert Mueller's team after Mueller offered Manafort a plea deal in exchange for cooperation last year JEZEBEL - A Floridian rapper named YNW Melly -- real name Jamell Demons -- has been arrested on a pair of first-degree murder charges after allegedly killing two men last autumn and trying to make it look like they were shot in a drive-by THE BLEMISH - I had never heard a Ryan Adams song before the new report alleging that tries to trade fame for sex with young would-be pop stars, and now I have even less reason to listen to one THE BLAST - Cardi B ended her self-imposed Instagram retirement so she could plug Friday's release of the song she did with Bruno Mars. She was gone all of 48 hours, so hopefully you took the under in your office pool REALITY TEA = The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Margaret Josephs, outraged by Marty Caffrey's continual rudeness, earned herself a little bit of viral fame by pushing Marty into the pool on the RHONJ season finale last night THE ASHLEY'S REALITY ROUNDUP - Gabe Brown from Alaskan Bush People got married to his girlfriend Raquell Rose Pantilla in a stealth wedding last month, congrats! CELEBITCHY - Shannen Doherty says she made up her mind to be as open as possible about her cancer battle because it was "very important" for her "[to be] there for people who were going through it" LAINEY GOSSIP - Brie Larson appears to be absolutely killing it on the press tour for Captain Marvel, bench pressing 5000-pound cars for fun and generally charming the pants off of the viewing public with an ease not seen since Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman breakthrough DLISTED - OK, Kim

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