Category: Daily Starbuzz

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)

LINKS First 2020 presidential debate, RHOP fight fallout, Papa Mahomes…

VOXThe first 2020 presidential debate is in the books, and as you may have suspected before either candidate said a single word, was not an especially cheerful or helpful affair. But all of the initial post-debate polls — including those conducted by Republicans — named Biden the winner

JEZEBELIn one of the debate’s lowest and most surreal moments, Donald Trump took a chance to condemn white supremacy by instead telling white supremacists to “stand back and stand by”

REALITY TEA“After the most recent episode of Real Housewives of Potomac, viewers are still reeling. We all knew the fight between Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels was coming. But man, it was a doozy. What we weren’t prepared for, is how quickly lines were drawn as to who was at fault”

THE BLASTCongratulations to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, who’s about to become a father 🙂 Patrick’s fiancée Brittany Matthews revealed the good news with an ultrasound post on Instagram

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPWhitney Way Thore is ready to talk about her failed engagement to unfaithful ex Chase Severino in the new season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which now has its first teaser trailer

CELEBITCHYWe’re about six weeks away from the release of The Crown Season 4, which means it’s time for Netflix to ramp up the publicity machine. Behold: The first still images from the upcoming season, including our first look at Emma Corrin as young Lady Di (and no joke, at first glance I thought it was a real picture of Diana)

GO FUG YOURSELFLizzo’s October Vogue cover and profile are enough of a helpful, encouraging read by themselves, but she’s also turned in a dynamite installment of “73 Questions.” *And* Claudia Rankine wrote the profile

DLISTEDGabrielle Union and NBC appear to have found an “amicable resolution” regarding the toxic, racist, sexist America’s Got Talent workplace Gabrielle said she suffered through for years and further claimed she was fired for talking about behind the scenes

LAINEY GOSSIPJon Hamm is getting ready to shoot an awesome-sounding heist movie in Detroit and also he’s still rocking the quintessential dad bod in this photo gallery on the beach

   

LINKS RHOBH new cast, Dorinda Medley returning?, Trump Covid questions…

JEZEBELOne especially “ingenious” idea as regards the RHOBH new cast? “Blow it up and start over,” which OK is maybe not super ingenious but should probably be a mandatory action for every reality show with a season number in the double digits

REALITY TEAIn related and backpedaling news, Andy Cohen apparently thinks Dorinda Medley was an “iconic” cast member who was simply “in a bad place” this past year and will hopefully “rejoin the show at some point”

CELEBITCHYThe headline almost says it all: “Should Bob Woodward have revealed his damaging info about Trump months ago?” Let’s answer that question with another question: if Woodward had come forward last spring, would fewer than 192,000 Americans be dead of coronavirus?

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Collin Gosselin Accuses His Dad Jon Gosselin of Physically Abusing Him, Prompting Investigation; Jon’s Ex-Wife Kate Gosselin Speaks Out”

VOXA headline to precipitate panic: “A third of Americans might refuse a Covid-19 vaccine. How screwed are we?” Followed by the ever-important subhead: “There’s still time to get this right”

DLISTEDYou will no doubt be shocked to learn that Lori Loughlin is having a hard time grasping with the concept of spending the holidays in prison

LAINEY GOSSIPComing in hot from the frozen north: Canada’s Drag Race just crowned its First Ever Drag Superstar, and here she is in one of her first interviews since winning the big prize

GO FUG YOURSELFSelena Gomez looks kind of like Christina Ricci in The Addams Family, and kind of like Selma Hayek playing Frida Kahlo — no shade in either instance; those were both iconic roles — but yes, she does indeed also look “lovely on the cover of Allure

THE BLASTSavannah Chrisley would very much like you to underestimate her

LINKS Jerry Falwell’s pool boy, Denise Richards cancer cure, Teddi Mellencamp calls out…

CELEBITCHYThere’s an impossible amount of religious, social, and political intrigue to unpack in the still-unfolding story of Jerry Falwell’s pool boy, Jerry Falwell, and Becki Falwell. But let’s all remember that, since the three are consenting adults, the real scandal isn’t that Jerry liked watching the pool boy have sex with his wife; instead, it’s the Falwells’ massive hypocrisy now crashing down all around them like a set piece in a Christopher Nolan movie

JEZEBELRemember the time Denise Richards brought up being chased by a “mysterious car” that Richards said had something to do with “Big Pharma”‘s intimidation of her husband, who’s apparently conducting groundbreaking research into cancer cures? How come that only ever came up one time?

REALITY TEASpeaking of Denise Richards and the ongoing RHOBH implosion of her storyline: “Teddi Mellencamp Says Brandi Glanville Texts ‘Point Out A Pattern When It Comes To Denise Richards’; Kyle Richards Slams Denise For Being ‘Censored Version Of Denise’ That She Wants People To See” (aren’t censored versions of oneself the whole point of reality TV?)

THE BLASTAccording to Tamra Judge — who maybe has no idea what she’s talking about, and maybe has ulterior motives for spreading gossip, she’s a Real Housewife after all! — NeNe Leakes’ contract renewal talks broke down and NeNe won’t be coming back for RHOA Season 13 when the show resumes filming late this year or early next

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Season 12 Premiere of Alaskan Bush People Shows Bear Brown Disappearing Days Before His Wedding to Raiven Adams”

LAINEY GOSSIP“The first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming movie Enola Holmes has dropped, and while Henry Cavill is trending because people are thirsty, I am here for Millie Bobby Brown as a spunky teenaged detective. Based on Nancy Springer’s YA mystery series, Enola Holmes is about Sherlock Holmes’s younger sister, who must find their missing mother. Pop culture used to be lousy with spunky teenaged detectives (the Hardy boys, Nancy Drew, the Boxcar children, the Goonies), but it seems like the spunky teenaged detective has faded from view a bit—even Nancy Drew got remade as a Riverdale-esque mopey drama. Just give me precocious children solving mysteries while their parents ignore them!”

DLISTEDHalle Barry is so fed up with her five-year-old-and-still-ongoing divorce from husband Olivier Martinez that she’s actually filed to represent herself instead of retaining an attorney for the remainder of the proceedings

GO FUG YOURSELF“The VMAs debuted with a performance that instantly made them famous: Madonna singing “Like a Virgin” in the iconic wedding gown and thigh-highs, tousled hair extra-tossed. No one had ever seen anything quite like the writhing and the underpants, or so it’s told”

VOXThis should be helpful in sorting out future controversies: “Republican National Convention speakers, explained for people who don’t watch Fox News”

LINKS Bella Thorne’s OnlyFans, Dorinda leaves RHONY, Don Jr. cocaine gossip…

DLISTEDWithin 24 hours of announcing it, Bella Thorne’s OnlyFans account did two things never done in the page’s brief and increasingly popular history: the first was crash the site; the second was make Bella a cool million dollars. (Evidently that’s after the site itself takes its 20% cut.) Fun fact that I did not know and now can’t stop wondering about the implications of: Bella is the third member of her family on OnlyFans

REALITY TEAAfter five years, six seasons, and one too many recent low blows, Dorinda Medley is no longer a member of the Real Housewives of New York cast. Dorinda announced her departure amicably, saying — among other things — “But all things must come to an end. This was a great outlet for me to heal when my late husband Richard passed away”

CELEBITCHYThe oldest child of America’s current president gave a prime-time speech at the first night of the 2020 Republican National Convention and appeared to be so obviously high on cocaine that even mainstream news outlets featured coverage on whether the man was maybe high on cocaine

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPDuggar family members Joy and Austin Forsyth announced this week that they welcomed their second child last week. The couple has yet to reveal the child’s name, but did say that their baby girl “arrived August 21 at 2:12 PM weighing 8lbs 5oz and is 19.5 [inches] long”

VOXErstwhile conservative Christian Jerry Falwell Jr. disclosed that he’d been in an extended three-way with his wife and the couple’s pool boy, and Falwell is now all the way out the door at Liberty University, where he had (more or less) been president…but the story is actually so much deeper and more corrupt than just a sex scandal

JEZEBEL“The Making of Ellen DeGeneres, the Nicest Person on Television”

THE BLAST“Megan Thee Stallion Shuts Down Waka Flocka’s ‘Ignorant’ Comments On Tory Lanez Shooting”

LAINEY GOSSIPThe first trailer for Ammonite, the haunting and romantic new movie starring Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet, is here — and it has people starved for physical contact feeling some kind of way

GO FUG YOURSELF“The Teen Choice Awards, as a thing, turns 21 this year and is finally old enough to crack a beer and look back at itself. I just hope it doesn’t drink every time there are bad pants, because in that case its night will end badly”

LINKS Wendy Osefo and Karen Huger, Trump’s sister dishes, Meghan Markle GOTV…

REALITY TEAIt seems there’s still no love lost between Real Housewives of Potomac stars Wendy Osefo and Karen Huger, with Wendy now saying of Karen, “Let her continue to say she doesn’t know me, that’s fine. Because if she knew me, she would know not to mess with me. So, you’re right, you don’t know me. Let’s keep it like that”

VOXDonald Trump’s sister Maryanne Trump Barry went in on her brother in a series of conversations secretly taped by Maryanne’s niece Mary Trump. On the one hand, Maryanne’s comments don’t really say anything we didn’t already know; on the other: hot gossip

JEZEBELIn considerably colder White House news, Melania Trump ripped out the Kennedys’ Rose Garden and replaced it with a bunch of box hedges and a limestone walkway: “I can see where the colorful flowers and vibrant trees that once defined the landscape would have no place on the Trump grounds, a place where joy and optimism must be crushed and replaced by brutal austerity”

CELEBITCHYBecause “the Royal family can’t get involved in politics,” British tabloids and a certain older generation are losing their collective minds over Duchess Meghan’s participation in a “When We All Vote Couch Party,” during which she encouraged people to vote

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPBravo has pulled a handful of episodes of Southern Charm for being racist, so here’s a look at which episodes they yanked & why they were taken down. There’s also a strong argument to be made that you could simply pull Southern Charm itself for the same reason, but I suppose that’s an argument for another day

DLISTEDRose McGowan is gunning for Alyssa Milano on Twitter, accusing her former Charmed co-star of phony activism and making the Charmed set a toxic environment; Alyssa, unsurprisingly, had a few words for Rose in return

THE BLAST“Megan Thee Stallion CRUSHES Instagram Showing Off Her Bangin’ Body Fishing In A Thong!!”

LAINEY GOSSIPEvidently the CBS show All Rise was bound to wind up with a writer’s room mutiny against the showrunner, which is exactly what’s happened over the last few months thanks to a racial imbalance baked right into the show’s premise

GO FUG YOURSELFOK, but, to be fair, didn’t pretty much everyone smoke cigarettes and eat ice cream sundaes at the same time in 1958, and not just Sophia Loren? There could be a whole Mad Men prequel based on just this and nothing more

LINKS Todd Chrisley’s face, Edmonds’ custody battle, Lisa Rinna crotch shot…

DLISTEDTodd Chrisley’s face, now 51 years old, would like you to believe that it is actually closer to seventeen, and that it got there without the help of either plastic surgery or Instagram filters

REALITY TEAJim and Meghan Edmonds’ custody dispute is messy as hell, so I’m just going to quote the headline on this one: “Jim Edmonds Reportedly Wants Full Custody Of His Kids Since Meghan Edmonds Relies Too Much On The Nanny & Is Often Out Of Town; Meghan Says Jim Set Up Their Nanny With Several Married Men”

THE BLASTLisa Rinna’s latest dancing video is to — what else? — “WAP,” and it features the RHOBH star offering plenty of crotch shots to the camera. Curiously, most of the hate Lisa’s getting seems to be about someone her age acting sexually & not over whether her dance moves are any good

CELEBITCHYConstantine Maroulis, who was on American Idol back when the show was a hit and not just an institution, is out here capitalizing on the fact that it turns out he’s hooked up with most of the cast of The Real Housewives of New York

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPJoe and Kendra Duggar are expecting their third child less than a year after Kendra gave birth to their second — and less than a month after that birth was shown on an episode of Counting On

VOX“Kamala Harris officially accepts the Democratic vice presidential nomination and makes history: She’s the first Black woman and first South Asian American woman to be a VP nominee on a major-party ticket”

GO FUG YOURSELFElizabeth Debicki has been cast as Princess Diana for the fifth & sixth seasons of The Crown, which are also the show’s final two seasons & which won’t even begin filming until next summer

JEZEBEL“Mariah Carey announced a new album Tuesday night titled Rarities, which is nice for people who get excited about Mariah Carey compilation albums. She formally announced the news on Good Morning America, streaming in live from somewhere that is probably her house. But it wasn’t news about her album I was paying attention to, really; it was her glamorous and informative Zoom getup”

LAINEY GOSSIPIt’s a bad look for Netflix to cancel Hasan Minhaj’s show Patriot Act smack in the middle of an election year (and after six seasons, to boot); it’s also apparently a bad look for Netflix to have talk shows at all, since they’ve continued their streak of canceling 100% of them

LINKS WAP goes #1, Anne Heche on Ellen, Aunt Becky keeps falling…

DLISTEDIt’s a foregone conclusion that Cardi D and Megan Thee Stallion have the song of the summer and the soundtrack to the latest political frenzy with WAP. The story isn’t even that WAP goes #1; it’s how stunningly and completely the song took over the pop culture landscape: in just eight days, WAP set a record for debut week US streams (with 93 million) and had the most collective radio and streaming listens of any song since Adelle dropped “Hello” back in 2015

CELEBITCHYEllen DeGeneres’ former partner Anne Heche addressed the allegations of Ellen’s toxic work environment in an interview ostensibly for the new movie she’s in alongside Tom Jane (who is also, after years of alleged side-play, Anne’s husband now). Anne’s answer didn’t make a whole lot of sense, but every site is running with “I’d listen to the people who have [spoken to Ellen lately]” because it’s about the only sentence anyone can parse

JEZEBELSo it looks like Lori Loughlin may have been lying when she said her daughters had no knowledge that their mother was bribing their way into college

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Lala Kent & Savannah Chrisley Accuse Project Runway Designer Michael Costello of Refusing to Work with Them Because They Aren’t “Famous Enough”; Michael Fires Back”

REALITY TEA“Tonight was the episode every Below Deck Med fan has been waiting all season to see. We knew going into the premiere that Hannah Ferrier didn’t make it through the charter season. That she left sometime in the middle of filming. Did she quit? Was she fired? All fans knew was that the chief stew was now glowing and pregnant. And that she’d given up her career in yachting (and on Bravo) to give a life on land a try with her boyfriend and daughter-to-be”

THE BLASTBarack Obama dropped his summer 2020 playlist on social media today. Surprisingly (for a guy who follows Sara Jay), WAP did not make Obama’s top tracks

LAINEY GOSSIPLeonardo DiCaprio looked so carefree frolicking on a Malibu beach this week that it’s almost the second coming of the Leo Strutting meme. And honestly — at least *someone* looks happy

GO FUG YOURSELFIn other news of heartthrobs past and present, today is Robert Redford’s 83rd birthday. Celebrate with this 40-image gallery of Redford looking positively Redfordian over the last few decades (come for the hay bale pic, stay for the Great Gatsby throwbacks)

VOXEven the cartoonish Postmaster General is acknowledging America’s current president went too far with his plan to cripple the USPS ahead of the largest mail-in election in the country’s history