Category: Daily Starbuzz

LINKS Gal Gadot’s Cleopatra, Dominic West affair, Kristin Cavallari speaks out…

LAINEY GOSSIPWonder Woman Gal Gadot is once again teaming up with franchise director Patty Jenkins for a new movie, but this one’s already generating a bit of controversy. Gal Gadot’s Cleopatra has come under fire with whitewashing accusations, given that “Gadot is Israeli and Cleopatra is, er, we don’t really know”

CELEBITCHYDominic West, currently and best known as “a massive douche,” is trying to save his marriage for the benefit of the tabloid cameras parked outside of his house after openly making out and otherwise PDA-ing his mistress Lily James while the two of them were together in Rome

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPKristin Cavallari is talking about her “hard decision” to end filming for Very Cavallari, saying she wanted to keep her life “somewhat private” and had no desire to “expose [her] divorce on camera and have my kids see that one day”

GO FUG YOURSELFI guess I shouldn’t be surprised that major movie productions have ramped back up in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, as we’ve had big money sports in some form or another for months as well. And with that: here are some new photos from the sets of both Mission Impossible 7 and The Batman

REALITY TEAVanderpump Rules star Brittany Cartwright is asking fans for prayers for her mother, Sherri, who’s in the hospital for the second time in the past several months after going “septic with [her] kidneys”

THE BLASTThe Blast is going semi-Bossip with its headlines: “Demi Rose Flaunts Her Giant Tiki Huts In Sexy Slow-Motion Video”

DLISTED“Khloe Kardashian Reminded Everyone That She Was Nicole Richie’s Assistant Way Back In The Mid-2000s”

VOXHere’s something cheerful and necessary to lift you right up as we head into the back half of Halloween month: “The biggest radioactive spill in US history never ended: How the US poisoned Navajo Nation”

JEZEBELAnd here’s a freshly animated classic from Jezebel’s annual scary story contest: “This (True) Scary Story Will Make You Think Twice About Investigating That Strange Noise Outside in the Dark”

LINKS Kelly Dodd wedding, Bill Burr SNL monologue, Kristin Cavallari’s new guy…

REALITY TEACynthia Bailey wasn’t the only Real Housewife to tie the knot this past weekend — there was also the well-timed Kelly Dodd wedding to Rick Leventhal, just days after Kelly ignited a firestorm with her “Drunk Wives Matter” hat. It doesn’t look like the nuptials were filmed for RHOC; it also looks like Kelly made good on her promise to have a small, intimate affair

DLISTEDBill Burr hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend, and appears to have “divided the internet” with a monologue designed to mock people who then got upset they had been mocked

THE BLASTKristin Cavallari, just a few months after her very public and very messy split with former Chicago Bear Jay Cutler, was spotted in Chicago making out with the Jay Cutler of comedians

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFlip Or Flop‘s Tarek El Moussa and his fiancé Heather Rae would like you to know that Tarek’s ex-wife is not invited to their destination wedding next summer

CELEBITCHYSpeaking of unsurprising news likely to get petty in a hurry, it’s emerged that Donald Trump wanted to leave Walter Reed in a suit that he would then rip off to reveal a Superman T-shirt. Somehow, Trump’s aides talked him out of it

JEZEBELWhich is a nice segue into this: “My Brief Hero’s Journey Into the ‘Art of Manliness,’ Which Unfortunately Did Not Teach Me to Chop Wood”

VOXAmerica continues to make the exact same mistakes where COVID-19 is concerned, and now that the weather is changing and people are spending more time indoors and businesses and schools are opening back up, cases are back on the rise and hospitalizations and deaths are expected to soon follow

LAINEY GOSSIP“In completely unsurprising news, Pixar’s next film, Soul, will skip theaters and premiere on Disney+. It is shifting back one month from its previously COVID-adjusted release date of November 20 to December 25, when it will be available on the streaming service at no additional cost”

GO FUG YOURSELFBehold, a photo gallery dedicated to the time three years ago that Ruth Wilson wore crisp white underpants for all the world to see beneath a see-through ankle-length skirt with assorted designs stiched on it

LINKS Kelly Dodd controversy, VP debate memes, SNL COVID payoff…

REALITY TEAThe Kelly Dodd controversy over the RHOC star’s “Drunk Wives Matter” hat doesn’t look like it’s going to blow over quickly, thanks in part to the halfhearted apology Kelly shared on Instagram in which she insisted she supports “racial equality”

JEZEBELAccording to early polling, Kamala Harris was the winner of the Vice Presidential debate last night; according to social media, Kamala was the clear winner, largely because every woman watching could identify with the face she pulled every time Mike Pence went way over his allotted time to answer a different question than the one that had been asked

VOXBut the one participant who may have a higher approval rating *and* be more meme-able than Kamala Harris was the real live fly who sat on top of Mike Pence’s hair, in clear view of an audience of tens of millions, for two full minutes

THE BLASTAlso Pence’s left eye was noticeably red and raw-looking during the debate, leading plenty of observers to point out that a reddish or pink eye can be a sign of COVID and so given Pence’s close proximity to the hundred thousand people in the West Wing currently infected with the disease, he may well be next. (Pence’s wife Karen was maskless beside her husband after the debate)

DLISTEDIt turns out Saturday Night Live was able to get around New York state COVID restrictions on audience gatherings for TV shows by paying each of its audience members $150 for attending the season premiere, thus rendering them technically employees

CELEBITCHYPrince Harry apparently got surfing lessons from Meghan Markle for his 36th birthday last month, which sounds somehow both cool and excruciatingly middle-aged

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFormer Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder pulled back the wool from everyone’s eyes yesterday, revealing that she actually married her fiancé Beau Clark last month on their original wedding day, after first trying to change their plans because of the coronavirus pandemic

GO FUG YOURSELFI once painted a bedroom the same orange sherbet color Ralph & Russo used for way too many outfits in their fashion show and immediately regretted it as the room gave me a headache every time I walked by

LAINEY GOSSIPI’ve been hearing so many good things about Ted Lasso of late that I’m now convinced this show will singlehandedly save Apple TV from the soon-to-be-overflowing dustbin of streaming networks. So far, I’ve only been threatened with the loss of one friendship if I don’t completely and totally fall in love with the show — but I expect that number to grow

LINKS Kelly Dodd Drunk Wives Matter, Claudia Conway reporting, RIP EVH…

THE BLASTShe’s since apologized for it, but the Kelly Dodd Drunk Wives Matter controversy has already generated a huge backlash and led to gossip a-plenty that the RHOC star is not long for the show

CELEBITCHYIt says something — a whole bunch of things, really — that 15-year-old Claudia Conway’s TikTok videos are a legitimate behind-the-scenes look at the current White House and the people who live and work and get sick in it

DLISTEDAn unfortunate Rest In Peace to the legend Eddie Van Halen, who died yesterday at 65 after a protracted battle with throat cancer. Eddie was a profound influence, often directly, on every shredder who came after; it’s not an exaggeration to say that without him, rock music would sound very, very different (and likely a lot less fun)

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPThe Hills: New Beginnings Set to Resume Filming in Two to Four Weeks; Brody Jenner Reportedly Vetoes Filming Outside of Los Angeles”

JEZEBEL“On Friday, Rihanna put on a virtual Savage x Fenty fashion show and for a fleeting moment, all was well in the world. And then just as suddenly, it wasn’t. One scene from the show featured a track titled “DOOM” by French producer Coucou Chloe, which sampled a highly synthesized and remixed version of a recitation of an Islamic Hadith—a saying of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) which is considered to be sacrosanct within the religion—and once Muslims on the internet identified it, they immediately brought it to Rihanna’s attention with a slew of angry tweets explaining the offense”

REALITY TEANewbie Sutton Stracke would very much like to be invited back for the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; are you here for this?

LAINEY GOSSIPChris Evans’ return to social media following his accidental dick pic slip is body part worship of a related sort: the time-honored T-shirt removal revealing new tattoos

GO FUG YOURSELF“You Might Need Grace Jones Today,” says the headline, to which we all respond: What day would not be improved with a little Grace Jones?

VOXFinally, because it is getting hard to keep up, here’s a comprehensive list: “Everyone in the White House cluster who has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus” (As of today, the total is fourteen people)

LINKS Dolly Parton topless, Candiace vs Monique, More White House COVID…

JEZEBELDolly Parton is in talks to reprise her famous 1978 Playboy photo shoot — potentially right down to the black leotard — to celebrate her 75th birthday in a few months. That doesn’t necessarily mean the legend is going to grace the world with Dolly Parton topless shots, though; Dolly says she’ll do it if the shoot can be “in good taste” and “if they [the magazine] want it.” Consider this a done deal

REALITY TEAReal Housewives of Potomac star Candiace Dillard has “not said a single word to” castmate Monique Samuels after the pair gave us one of the most talked-about fights in Real Housewives history this past weekend

CELEBITCHYGiven her close general proximity to the president, it will likely come as no surprise to hear that Kellyanne Conway also has COVID-19; given her propensity for lying and spin doctoring, it may also come as no surprise to learn that for several days Kellyanne Conway hid her diagnosis from her family, who is now also infected

VOXOn a completely unrelated note: “How to vote by mail in 2020: Everything you need to know to get your ballot on time and make sure it gets counted”

LAINEY GOSSIPThere’s another new rumor about new Adele music coming soon, except this time it looks like the rumor may have some legitimacy to it? And by “coming soon,” we mean “next month”

DLISTEDModern Family wrapped six months ago, but Sofia Vergara is still the highest-paid female actor in the world after pulling in $43 million dollars over the last year. That’s just a tick under what the highest paid male actor brought in: The Rock earned $87.5 million over the same span

THE BLAST“Britney Spears Gives A Sneak Peek At Her REAL Life — ‘Instagram Vs. Reality'”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPDuck Dynasty Star Sadie Robertson is Expecting First Child with Husband Christian Huff”

GO FUG YOURSELFFinally, here’s another fun GFY blast from the past: “The Photos from the Premiere of Good Will Hunting Are SO Late ’90s”

LINKS Trump’s hospital stay, SNL returns, Southern Charm controversy…

CELEBITCHYDonald Trump’s hospital stay after being diagnosed with COVID-19 has been filled with the same misdirection, stage props, and unreliability we’ve come to expect even when he’s not dealing with a life-threatening illness. Trump aparently has “very concerning” symptoms, including difficulty breathing, and had to be given oxygen at the White House days ago

JEZEBELWhile Trump says he’s “doing very well,” he’s been given two drugs — dexamethasone (a steroid) and remdesivir (an antiviral) — that are “usually reserved for moderately to severely ill covid patients”

VOXThe list of White House staffers and higher-ups who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus since the super spreader event last week keeps growing: In addition to Donald and Melania, we’ve learned that three Republican senators, Chris Christie, Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, and Trump’s personal aide have all tested positive

DLISTEDIn related news, Saturday Night Live returned this weekend — and with a live, masked, distanced audience, no less. Jim Carrey debuted his Joe Biden impersonation, to mostly tepid reviews; Alec Baldwin returned as Trump, to same

REALITY TEANew full-time Southern Charm cast member Leva Bonaparte — she’s been a friend of the cast and appeared as such in several episodes over the years — is pushing back against claims she was only added to the cast to give it a token person of color. Although, if ever a show needed a huge cast shake up to better represent people of color, Southern Charm would be it

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari, Stephen Colletti & Rest of Laguna Beach Cast to Take Part in Reunion Show: Details!”

LAINEY GOSSIPThe upcoming remake of The Witches looks to be a stunner: “Is this, or is this not, the most you’ve ever been ITCHING to see Anne Hathaway play a role? And it makes sense, doesn’t it? Everyone who has ever called her ‘extra’ or thought she was a bit much – not that I ever subscribed to that particular philosophy – has to admit that here, in high camp, is exactly where she should be. Right? I’m very, very excited, even though I’m clearly a bad parent because I played the trailer without thinking it might traumatize my otherwise tough kid, which it very much did. ”

GO FUG YOURSELFThis will probably be my favorite headline of the day: “Holy Balls, Balmain’s Show Was Long and Full of Atomic Shoulders”

THE BLAST“Selma Blair Admits Google Alerts Are On, Flaunts Legs Anyways”

LINKS Chrissy Tiegen miscarriage, Lenny Kravitz’s abs, 6ix9ine OD…

CELEBITCHYPrayers up for Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend, who revealed they lost their unborn son in an absolutely devastating Instagram post. News of the Chrissy Tiegen miscarriage came days after Chrissy said she’d been hospitalized due to complications with her pregnancy, which she confirmed just a few weeks ago.

DLISTEDLenny Kravitz might be 56 years old, but Lenny Kravitz’s abs are timeless (even if they’re also doubtless benefiting just a lil bit from some Photoshop magic)

THE BLASTTekashi 6ix9ine may have overdosed on the diet pill Hydroxycut and had to be “rushed to a Florida hospital” after suffering “extreme ‘sweating’ and other symptoms”

JEZEBELMelania Trump is on tape complaining about Christmas and grossly misunderstanding the plight of the thousands of would-be immigrants her husband has living in cages on the US-Mexico border

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Former Counting On Stars Jill & Derick Dillard Talk About Birth Control, Being Friends With Non-Christians & the LGBTQ Community”

REALITY TEALala Kent confirmed that the Vanderpump Rules pregnancy pact was in fact real, saying she knew it was “cheesy” but that she really wants her kids to grow up at the same time as all of her best friends’ kids, because that’s the way she grew up “and it was so much fun” and honestly, that’s a pretty good reason for a pregnancy pact

LAINEY GOSSIPWait, so Channing Tatum maybe isn’t broken up with Jessie J despite reports from six months ago that they were done?

GO FUG YOURSELFCome for the discussion — ” What Can We Do To Actually Try To Enjoy This Fall Season?” — but stay for the dancing pumpkinhead gif

VOXStraightaway, here’s one thing you can do to enjoy the Halloween season and creepy creepy autumn in general: “Get ready for Halloween as the Vox Book Club reads Mexican Gothic: In Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new novel, the real gothic is colonialism”

LINKS New Borat movie, Presidential debate fallout, Below Deck Season 8 cast…

DLISTEDIt’s both surprising and not that there’s a new Borat movie coming out next month. Surprising because Covid still reigns, sure, but also not at all surprising because Sacha Baron Cohen always operates on the DL? The story of how they shot this one is pretty good, as is the news that there’s a deliberately fake Kazakhstan government Twitter account that’s been tweeting out innocuous nonsense for months but that is in fact a promo tool for the movie itself

CELEBITCHYIt’s telling that Joe Biden called Donald Trump “the worst president America has ever had” at the first debate and it would have been the only thing anyone took away from any other debate in any other election year (except maybe 2016) but it isn’t even really getting talked about this year, such was the depth of depravity that America’s worst president brought to the stage

JEZEBELThere was so much garbage happening during and around the first presidential debate that I didn’t even know about Cardi B doing a live fact check on IGTV. But she did and it was exactly what you would expect, and so now there’s a general call for the folks in charge to get Cardi to do it in person at the second debate, which, there’s no way anyone can convince me that this is a bad idea after the total shitshow that was the first debate

REALITY TEACaptain Lee Rosbach is back, and he’s brought new people with him: Below Deck Season 8 now has a trailer, a premiere date (November 2), and at least four new cast members

LAINEY GOSSIP“In the 1990s, The Craft was to Goth girls what Clueless was to popular girls: an acknowledgment that your fashion choices were totally legit, and that choker DOES look good on you. Also like Clueless, The Craft has maintained an affectionate nostalgia over the years, which is now being revisited in the form of a sequel, The Craft: Legacy. Written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones (probably best known as Fawn Moscato on New Girl, but her feature directorial debut, Band Aid, is charming), The Craft: Legacy is a sequel to The Craft, about a new coven of girls using and abusing witchcraft at their high school”

THE BLASTLeBron James went and upgraded his LA house situation: the Lakers star dropped $36 million for a Beverly Hills mansion formerly owned by soap opera icon Lee Phillip Bell (creator of The Bold and the Beautiful *and* The Young and the Restless). It’s James’ third house in the LA area, and is as impressive as you’d expect…but there’s no basketball court

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPBear Brown and Raiven Adams from Alaskan Bush People are giving their relationship another try; apparently what did it was Bear getting to meet his son River, who is six months old, for the first time just last week

GO FUG YOURSELFI’ve been loving GFY’s regular galleries of old fashion magazine covers and this collection of all the Vogue covers from 1941 to 1970 — kind of a significant period! — is no exception

VOXFinally, don’t believe the hype: There’s a huge difference in time, perhaps as much as six months, between when America will have a mass-produced Covid-19 vaccine (possibly by the end of 2020) and when that vaccine will be mass distributed across the country (likely by summer 2021)