Category: Daily Starbuzz

LINKS Nicki Minaj retired, The Good Place Season 4, Kevin Hart walking…

LAINEY GOSSIPShe made the announcement out of nowhere, then quickly tried to play it down — but is Nicki Minaj retired for real, or is she just planning a short (pregnancy) break? Nicki claims she’s going to be “talking about everything” on Queen Radio, so we probably don’t have too long to wait before finding out some of what she’s got planned

JEZEBELThe Good Place‘s fourth and final season premieres September 26th at 9 PM on NBC. The first teaser trailer for the new season is here; it’s light on new material (as any good teaser trailer should be), but you’ll never think about JFK’s assassination the same way again

DLISTEDKevin Hart is said to be “excruciating pain as he heals” from the major back injuries he suffered in a car accident last week — but he is apparently walking again. Hart began physical therapy last week, has months of the same ahead of him, and is “maintaining a relatively positive mood”

VOXIt seems America’s current president has been making the military stop over at his Scottish golf resort while on the way back from anywhere within (literally) a thousand or so miles of the place. In addition to making for inefficient travel, the stops also cost taxpayers more than layovers at the usual spots — to the tune of $11 million and counting in fuel alone

CELEBITCHYDefinitely not going to top this headline: “Prince Andrew was still getting rides on the Lolita Express after Epstein’s 2006 arrest”

REALITY TEA“This season of The Real Housewives of Potomac is coming to a close, and my heart can’t take it. I never want this season to end. From start to finish, it’s been a breakout season in every possible way.”

THE BLEMISHJust to play Devil’s Advocate: At what point over the last few years of Michael Jackson’s life could he have said he believed someone was trying to kill him and *not* had it written off as simple paranoia?

THE BLASTJ. Lo’s clutch wasn’t “literally” $10,000 in cash at the Hustlers premiere, but it was impressive nonetheless

GO FUG YOURSELFCome for the half-handsome, half-brooding madman pictures of Bill Skarsgard; stay for lines like these: “Here, Bill is the photo of your beloved that you kept in your locket during the war, ever since that day he hopped on that train and leaned out the window and held up a farewell hand while you waved your hanky”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPI lost count of how many times I forgot Flip or Flop star Christina Antstead was pregnant during her actual pregnancy; now that she’s given birth to a healthy baby boy (congrats!) I look forward to many years of trying to remember that she actually has a child

LINKS R Kelly solitary confinement, Dark Crystal puppet madness, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss Emmy history…

THE BLASTIt seems all those rumors about the R Kelly solitary confinement actually being a hellhole of terror are complete nonsense. At least, that’s the case if you believe the pesky federal prosecutors who put Kelly there in the first place: it seems the disgraced former icon may have made up a couple of details about being bullied in solitary, starting with the fact that he’s had multiple cellmates since entering prison

VOX“Genocidal puppets are terrifyingly effective” is not a phrase I expected to read today, and I dare say you didn’t think you’d come across it either. Yet The Dark Crystal remake is here and it is both puppet-heavy and terrifying, and here’s why

LAINEY GOSSIPJulia Louis-Dreyfuss is one Emmy win away from becoming the most decorated actor in the ceremony’s history, but this might also be the most overwhelmingly great year for comedic actresses of all time

REALITY TEASpeaking of scary phrases you probably never expected to read, try this one on: RHOC star Tamra Judge is a Chrisley truther

THE BLEMISHJussie Smollett’s PR firm would be more effective if it were run by genocidal puppets

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Jenni Farley & Roger Mathews Finalize Their Divorce: See How the Jersey Shore Stars Reacted to the End of Their Marriage”

CELEBITCHYThis is kind of old news now so I won’t even try to make a joke about it (because they’re all really the same joke); in case you hadn’t heard, “Professor Matthew McConaughey” is now an honest to God thing

JEZEBELTurns out that if you try the Super Size Me diet for just a little bit longer, you actually go blind and deaf. You still don’t really gain weight, though, so you’ve got that going for you

DLISTEDClearly this is a haunted cat

GO FUG YOURSELFFor some reason, wet hair has been a lowkey trendy look this year. But yeah, it’s definitely time for people with professional stylists (and the stylists themselves) to try harder

LINKS Kevin Hart car accident, Depp’s Dior ad controversy, Prince Andrew in trouble…

THE BLEMISHMore details about the Kevin Hart car accident are coming in, and they’re rather alarming: just hours after the comedian suffered “major back injuries” in a “significant” car accident in Southern California, doctors now say that Hart will likely require surgery in order to make a full recovery

DLISTEDJohnny Depp, who is not the least bit Native American, paired with Dior for something called “Sauvage Parfum 2019” — it’s basically one giant Native stereotype. The backlash was so swift and so severe that Dior has now canceled the entire campaign and the $150 fragrance with it

CELEBITCHYPrince Andrew has been linked to Jeffrey Epstein via whispers for years, and has already had to put out two statements claiming all the rumors about he and Epstein’s clientele are untrue. Now Andrew was forced to cut his golf holiday short so he could “return home for crisis talks” about the ongoing investigations into Epstein’s predatory ways

JEZEBELDonald Trump’s former personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout was apparently fired for claiming she has a better relationship with Donald than Ivanka and that he thinks Tiffany is “overweight” and “couldn’t pick [her] out of a crowd”

LAINEY GOSSIPHow did Kirsten Dunst not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame before now? Anyway, she’s finally got one, so congrats!

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPSouthern Charm Star Kathryn Dennis Involved in Another Car Accident, Just Weeks After Previous Crash”

THE BLAST“Lizzo Loses Her Mind After Beyoncé and Jay-Z Watched Her Made in America Set ”

GO FUG YOURSELFThe Marvelous Miss Maisel has been filming on location in New York City a ton the last few weeks, with everyone involved looking glamorous as always

REALITY TEARHOBH star Kyle Richards just confirmed she’s going to be in the Halloween remake sequel, because she was actually in the very first Halloween back in 1978?! I had no idea this was true, which further proves that there are way too many reality shows to keep track of everything relevant about each

VOX“Bristling with nerdy energy, Alton Brown’s Good Eats is back — and not a moment too soon: One of the best food TV shows ever is beyond compare, even after a 7-year hiatus.”

LINKS Chrisley medical drama, Corinne Olympios on Bachelor breakthrough, Macho Brad Pitt…

THE BLASTThe latest chapter in the Chrisley family’s current tragedy is a Chrisley medical drama: 27-year-old son Kyle had to be hospitalized after an unexplained “adverse reaction to his medication,” one that got seemingly every member of the extended family to his bedside for a photo op

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“EXCLUSIVE! Corinne Olympios Says She’s Thrilled to See Same Sex Couple on Bachelor Show: ‘We Should Have Done This A Long Time Ago!'”

LAINEY GOSSIP“There is a mythology that comes with Brad Pitt. For three decades now he’s been the all-American masculine ideal – the hair, the face, the body, the romances, the mystery, the myth. Reading James Gray describing his lead character this way, it’s the first time I’ve been interested in Ad Astra and what the film might be interrogating and how he’ll ‘break down the myth of what it means to be traditionally masculine’ through Brad Pitt.”

CELEBITCHYThe Good Place‘s Jameela Jamil has been telling truth to the Kardashians’ power for years, so telling them “I’m not trying to cancel anyone. I don’t want to beef with the Kardashians. They have a huge amount of influence. I just want them to use that for more good. I think what Kim does with the prison system is really cool. Stop selling laxatives and I’ll get off your dick” is hardly surprising — but that doesn’t make it any less refreshing to hear

REALITY TEARHOC star Gina Kirschenheiter was already going through a messy divorce from her estranged husband Matt. Now Matt is asking for spousal support, meaning all of Gina’s financial documents are now a part of the case and available for tabloid fodder

JEZEBELReal Housewives of Potomac‘s Monique Samuels Explains What It Means to Be ‘Messy'” (VIDEO)

GO FUG YOURSELFThere were “many many patterns” on display at the 2019 VMAs, and we didn’t get to a fashion roundup yesterday, so enjoy GFY’s analysis!

DLISTEDThe use of “final” here seems pretty ominous with regard to the movie’s chances, but nonetheless: the final trailer for Joker the origin story nobody other than studio execs asked for and no one seems particularly enthusiastic about, is here

THE BLEMISHPete Davidson did not handle a cell phone filmer during his free stand-up set at the University of Central Florida very well. Also, Pete Davidson does stand-up?

VOX“Political commentary can be both caustic and incisive. Molly Ivins showed America how: The new documentary Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins explores the famed columnist’s life and legacy”

LINKS Breaking Bad movie news, Chrisley knows nothing, Prince Andrew and Epstein…

THE BLASTThis weekend brought surprise confirmation that the Breaking Bad movie filmed completely in secret and has already wrapped; now it looks like the first of the Breaking Bad movie news has come via star Aaron Paul himself. Paul dropped a huge teaser about the movie’s plot on social media this weekend; the film, entitled El Camino, drops October 11 on Netflix

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIf you didn’t already think Todd Chrisley was an absolute shudderworthy creep before this whole scandal involving Chrisley allegedly extorting his daughter over her sex tape — well, why wouldn’t you think that? Anyway, it turns out that Chrisley was *also* wrong when he said the sex on the tape represented infidelity, as his daughter likely wasn’t married at the time

CELEBITCHYSpeaking of absolute shudderworthy creeps, Prince Andrew’s explanations about his relationship to the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein are not doing the work he thinks they are

REALITY TEAEvidently Leah McSweeney, 36 years old and a friend of Tinsley Mortimer’s, has been cast as Bethenny Frankel’s replacement for RHONY Season 12, which was scheduled to begin shooting the day after Frankel announced she was quitting the show

JEZEBELDisney’s new streaming channel won’t have any of the R-rated goodness it got when it bought Fox. Nor will it have anything in the realm of risqué PG-13 content. This is fine if you want something for your kids but annoying as hell if you are an adult who would like to watch something not for kids and would also prefer not to subscribe to so many different streaming services that you may as well have an unsatisfying cable package circa 2006

GO FUG YOURSELFFred Durst from Limp Bizkit filmed a movie called The Fanatic and John Travolta starred in it and also maybe Michael Bolton is in it? And they are having way too much forced fun on this particular red carpet? Nothing about those two sentences makes any sense, yet I swear to God every word of them is true

THE BLEMISH“Ashley Graham is Keeping Her Pregnancy Sexy”

VOXMark your calendars: Marvel announced that the premiere date for Black Panther 2 is May 6, 2022

LAINEY GOSSIP“Since it first broke almost a couple of weeks ago that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had separated, and Miley was seen making out with Kaitlynn Carter on holiday in Italy, public opinion, at least from what I’ve seen, has been in favour of Liam. ”

DLISTEDFinally, in other Future Disney Properties news, the studio released the first photo of Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in the upcoming 101 Dalmations prequel / reboot

LINKS Matrix 4 forthcoming, Lori Loughlin misfires, Chrisley drama intensifies…

VOXIt was only a matter of time before a franchise as well-known and profitable as The Matrix got either a reboot or a sequel, and now we know which it will be: Matrix 4, starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and presumably Laurence Fishburne as well, will begin production next year for a 2021 release

CELEBITCHYLori Loughlin would still like you to believe that she’s the real victim in her ongoing College Admissions Scandal and Trial

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPLindsie Chrisley, who’s already accused her family of trying to extort her with a sex tape, has now hired security to protect her from the ongoing threats of her brother (OK, maybe) and father (???)

LAINEY GOSSIPHarry Styles is shirtless on the cover of the new Rolling Stone and folks are losing their minds with glee

REALITY TEA“Tamra Judge Dishes On Which Housewives She Misses & Which Ones She Doesn’t”

THE BLEMISHThe moviegoing world appeared to be losing its mind yesterday when, for business reasons that I’m not going to learn about, Spider Man stopped being a part of the Marvel Comics Universe. But given that our economy is powered by comic book movies and especially Spider Man movies, maybe I should be worried

THE BLASTAndy Richter went off on an airline passenger a few seats down from him when the dude kept taking his sandals off and putting his bare feet up. Thank you, Andy Richter

DLISTEDIt seems Miley Cyrus is getting over the initial stages of post-Liam grief by “basically having sex” in public with also-just-broken-up-with Kaitlynn Carter

JEZEBELWhat are mindless corporate jobs for if not slacking off, reading books in the break room when no one is around, and binge-watching TV shows when sitting at your desk?

GO FUG YOURSELFJenny McCarthy is definitely going for something here

LINKS Heidi Klum topless, #Boymom problems, Medieval vagina poems…

THE BLEMISHFrom pretty much out of nowhere, we got a Heidi Klum topless photo from the woman herself live from her extended honeymoon with brand-new husband Tom Kaulitz. The topless pic depicts Heidi bathing in a rainbow filter and showing a surprising amount of nipple for Instagram

JEZEBELThe increasingly popular #Boymom hashtag appears to be sort of a surprise gateway drug for “Boys will be boys” acceptance — either that, or an unwitting cry for help from mothers who’ve given up on trying to teach their sons cleanliness

VOX“Meet the medieval Welsh poet who wrote odes to her vagina” (there’s also a dick poet)

CELEBITCHYJay-Z got a pretty good return for selling Colin Kaepernick out: he’s about to become the co-owner of an NFL team, and his company Entertainment 720 Roc Nation is going to have an indefinite hand in arranging the Super Bowl halftime show

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPSouthern Charm Stars Kathryn Dennis & Thomas Ravenel Awarded Joint Custody of Their Kids By Judge After Patricia Altschul Spends “Hours” in Court Testifying”

LAINEY GOSSIPSurprisingly, the Star Wars spinoffs continue: Ewan MacGregor is set to reprise his role as (hot) young Obi Wan Kenobi in a Phantom Menace prequel adventure show for Disney+

REALITY TEA“Gizelle Bryant and Karen Huger are at odds again. This is a feud that will NEVER end, and I don’t know that I want it to. It’s kind of fun seeing which one will be messier or shadier each episode”

GO FUG YOURSELFKirsten Dunst is returning to television with a new Showtime series called On Becoming a God in Central Florida, and apparently it’s terrific and she is terrific in it

THE BLASTYeah, but to be fair, Finns never need an excuse to chant “F*ck Sweden”

DLISTEDThis is hardly a hot take, but Cats *is* way better as a horror movie

LINKS Jeffrey Epstein suicide, Prince Andrew allegations, BH90210 reboot…

VOXNews of the Jeffrey Epstein suicide is still reverberating across the internet, but the investigation into the alleged sex trafficker and his ties to both the current President and one former President will continue. At the very least, many of the dozens of women who’ve accused Epstein of abusing them and introducing them to powerful people who abused them in turn say they intend to bring charges against as many of Epstein’s current and former associates as possible

JEZEBELAs for the Jeffrey Epstein suicide itself: the guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where Epstein was being held, were apparently stuck with “‘extreme’ overtime shifts thanks to staffing shortages.” Epstein’s suicide is currently at the heart of too many conspiracy theories to count

CELEBITCHYAdditionally, Epstein’s ties to Prince Andrew, about who there have been whispers and gossip for literally years, have come under new scrutiny over the past few weeks. But at least one British tabloid says that Epstein’s death is actually very good news for Andrew, and it’s hard to argue with their line of logic

THE BLEMISHFinally, it seems that “a number of fashion industry figures” had close ties to Epstein. Among them: “established model scout” and manager Jean-Luc Brunel, plus Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum (both of whom deny any close connection)

LAINEY GOSSIPTo be fair, I am not really the intended audience for the BH90210 reboot, but “smart” was not one of the words to come to mind during the premiere episode last week

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTemptation Island Season 2 to Premiere in October: Meet the New Couples & Watch the Trailer”

REALITY TEABravo’s first-ever fan convention — yes, it’s called “BravoCon,” in case you didn’t know — takes place this November in NYC and tickets go on sale tomorrow. Events start at 10 AM every day of the three-day weekend, which seems insanely early for any reality TV convention

DLISTEDGywneth Paltrow being unaware of the people who starred alongside her in huge blockbuster films is not surprising. But it is definitely amusing

THE BLASTBut OJ Simpson *isn’t* dead! (Cue rimshot & audience groaning)

GO FUG YOURSELF“NBC’s TCAs Were Mostly a Farewell to The Good Place,” which returns September 26th and comes to a bittersweet end far too soon after that