Category: Daily Starbuzz

LINKS 20 New R. Kelly charges, Epstein and Prince Andrew, Lashana Lynch is 007…

DLISTEDNow that approximately 20 new tapes featuring R. Kelly allegedly having sex with underage girls have surfaced, authorities in Illinois and New York have filed approximately 20 new R. Kelly charges. These charges are in addition to the aggravated sexual assault charges Kelly was already fighting in court

THE BLASTThose 20 new R. Kelly charges don’t include a bevy of indictments already filed and forthcoming against Kelly’s “entire entourage,” including the “vast network of enablers who allegedly helped facilitate” his doings

CELEBITCHYDisgraced possible fake billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein is due in court for a bail hearing today; it’s possible that we’ll begin to find out more about Epstein’s connection to the Duke of York, who’s been close with Epstein for years and allegedly had sex with underage girls provided by him on Epstein’s private island

JEZEBELIn less unpleasant news, MCU actress Lashana Lynch is apparently the new 007, according to plot details leaked from the script of the currently filming Bond 25

REALITY TEACamille Grammer, who “got a big huge house in Malibu” in her divorce settlement with Kelsey Grammer, says that her ex-husband “did not reach out to her” in any way after the house burned down in the Woosley Fire last year

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Federal Appeals Court Rules Duggar Sisters’ Privacy Lawsuit Against Hometown Officials Can Proceed in Court”

THE BLEMISHScarlett Johansson isn’t over the outcry from her casting as a transgender man in the movie Rub & Tug and has officially doubled down on the things that made her casting controversial in the first place

LAINEY GOSSIPBehold: “The Most Eighties Lewks of Stranger Things Season 3″

GO FUG YOURSELF“Harry and Meghan Pop Out for the London Premiere of The Lion King ”

VOXToday, in white sentences: “Pottery Barn is releasing a Friends collection for the show’s 25th anniversary”

LINKS Lion King underwhelms, Cameron Boyce’s last hours, Megan Rapinoe & ESPYs fashion…

VOXIf you’ve been seeing stories about how 2019’s version The Lion King underwhelms, it turns out it’s not just a few critics spreading bad vibes. Disney’s summer tentpole is getting plenty of tepid reviews; the movie is currently sitting at a 58% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s “just like the original, but without the magic” appears to be the consensus (but don’t worry, Beyonce is getting plenty of praise)

LAINEY GOSSIPSpeaking of which, apparently Beyonce isn’t doing any publicity for the movie, which is smart on her part because a) even if she were it wouldn’t affect the movie’s box office at all, b) promo tours seem like a huge drag, and c) all her co-stars wind up talking about her on their publicity tours, as was the case when Seth Rogen went on Jimmy Kimmel this week

THE BLASTCameron Boyce’s sister Maya says the final hours of her brother’s life were completely “normal and fun” and that the actor was “happy” before his shocking death

JEZEBELMegan Rapinoe’s ESPYs look stood out for all the right reasons

GO FUG YOURSELFAnd speaking of the ESPYs, here’s a roundup of all the best red carpet looks, plus a couple more questionable fashion decisions (we’re looking in your direction, Odell “Snack Fanny Pack” Beckham Jr.)

REALITY TEA“Ramona Singer Reveals How She Keeps Her Full-Time Status On Real Housewives Of New York

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Ashley Jacobs Returns to Southern Charm, Then Uses Social Media to Accuse Patricia Altschul of ‘Conspiring to Frame’ Thomas Ravenel”

CELEBITCHYHow did WarnerMedia steal Friends away from Netflix for HBO Max, its own streaming service? By paying $85 million per year for the next five years and betting that the most popular show currently streaming will snag plenty of new subscribers, that’s how

DLISTEDThe cast of American Horror Story: 1984 is headlined by Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman, John Carroll Lynch, and Billie Lourd, along with a former Olympic skiier and the looming specter of an absent Sarah Paulson

THE BLEMISHIt sounds like Lil’ Wayne quit his gig as the opener for Blink-182’s summer tour because either the crowd sizes were too small for his liking or he’s “so not used to performing to a crowd” in the first place? The tour was supposed to run almost to the end of September, so…expect a lawsuit, I guess

LINKS Harvey Weinstein’s attorney, Kourtney spoils True, Friends leaving Netflix…

DLISTEDEvidently things are going so well for the disgraced alleged sexual predator who used to run a major movie studio that Harvey Weinstein’s attorney may soon be…himself. Weinstein is said to want to represent himself “in some of his pending legal issues”; as a gossip blogger, I cannot stress how much I hope this terrible idea actually happens

CELEBITCHYPeople are freaking out about Khloe Kardashian’s parenting because she got her 14-month-old daughter True a sparkly pink Bentley, but let’s not forget that A) all tiny driveable kiddy cars are a bad idea, not just the luxury ones and B) Khloe’s nannies are the ones raising True anyway

VOXWarnerMedia has announced more details about HBO Max, its forthcoming streaming service — and one of those details is that it’s taking Friends away from Netflix starting in 2020. (It’s also not replacing HBO Go or HBO Now, so, good luck sorting through the three streaming channels with HBO’s name attached)

REALITY TEARHOC star Shannon Beador has officially added her maiden name to her stage name and now goes by Shannon Storms Beador. Shannon acknowledged that her ex David Beador asked her to drop his name entirely; she says she’s keeping it “For the sake of my kids,” and also because “Shannon Storms” makes her think of strippers

JEZEBELAfter literally years of gossip and speculation, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are officially dating now (more or less)

LAINEY GOSSIPIf you are reading this from Wimbledon, please be advised that Dutchess Meghan’s handlers would like you to refrain from taking pictures of her. If you are reading this from your home, please turn on the television and take pictures of Meghan whenever she appears in the Wimbledon crowd instead

THE BLEMISHEvan Rachel Wood is having it out with Stranger Things fans over Hopper and specifically his portrayal in the still-fresh Season 3

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPJersey Shore Family Vacation Season 3 Sneak Peek: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s Roommates Show Up At His Sentencing”

GO FUG YOURSELFTrue, Emily Ratajkowski’s outfit here looks a little bit “Dressed-in-the-dark-and-forgot-a-shirt-but-who-cares,” but it also doesn’t look that different from what most big-name models wear when they’re just lounging about town?

THE BLASTRIP to acting legend and legendary oddball Rip Torn, who died at home in Connecticut yesterday at the age of 88. There are more good stories about Torn than maybe anyone else working in Hollywood today, on top of which he was maybe the most notable “Hey, it’s that guy!”-type actor of all time. I would have embedded Alec Baldwin’s story about Rip Torn’s bar fight here if it were available on YouTube, but it’s not, so instead I can only recommend that you pull up Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee on Netflix and watch it there

LINKS Halle Bailey is Ariel, RHONY shade, Gwyneth’s Goop reckoning…

VOXNews of the cast of Disney’s Little Mermaid live-action remake has been leaking out over the past few days, and now the title character has been unveiled. Halle Bailey is Ariel: the 19-year-old singer, best known for her success with Chloe x Halle, the R&B duo she formed with her sister, will be the first black Little Mermaid ever

REALITY TEARHONY star Ramona Singer threw a major gala the same night as Countess Luann’s long-planned cabaret show and now Luann and a few other members of the RHONY cast have some thoughts on the scheduling snafu

CELEBITCHYBreaking: Water is wet

JEZEBEL“Can Celebrities Make Good Wine?”

LAINEY GOSSIPYesterday was Tom Cruise’s birthday. He turned 57. He looks and acts functionally the same as he did when I was a kid. Tom Cruise has functionally been 57 years old for my entire life

DLISTEDA$AP Rocky and three members of his entourage allegedly got into a street fight in Sweden with some unruly Swedish youths (no joke, if the surveillance footage is to be believed Rocky was just chilling before the fight went down), and now he faces six years on an assault charge

GO FUG YOURSELFThis outfit of Gigi Hadid’s looks like at least three different outfits held together by detailed stitching and also overwhelming indifference

THE BLASTHillary Duff pierced her eight-month-old daughter’s ears and now her followers are screaming child abuse

THE BLEMISHAccording to son Brody, Caitlin Jenner is “like a 15-year-old girl now” — a sharp turnaround from Brody’s childhood, when then-Bruce was “largely absent” and cultivated a “very surface” relationship with his son

LINKS USWNT Victory, Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun, Knives Out trailer…

JEZEBELThe USWNT victory over the Lionesses of England yesterday secured their spot in the Women’s World Cup final this Sunday. Before the match, England had criticized the US for being too showy and generally arrogant. On that note, here’s a photo gallery from the match, including Alex Morgan’s tea sipping celebration after her goal put the US up 2-1

CELEBITCHYScooter Braun’s plan for making things better (not making them right) with Taylor Swift apparently involves a long telephone conversation, though so far he hasn’t been able to get hold of her. In the meantime, Taylor’s back catalogue is selling like crazy in light of her apparent displeasure at Scooter’s purchase of her masters, so, the longer this plays out, the more money they both make

DLISTEDFilmmaker Rian Johnson unveiled the trailer for Knives Out, his latest work, which comes out Thanksgiving weekend. Knives Out is an awesome title, but this trailer — with the notable exception of a super-hammy, southern-accented Daniel Craig — underwhelmed me at first. It just seems like a lot of shocked faces? Then I remembered the movie is a whodunnit, dummy, so of course the trailer will be even cagier than normal. And seriously, watch Craig and try not to snort laughter

LAINEY GOSSIPFilmmaker Ari Aster made a name for himself last year with Hereditary; this year he’s putting out the follow-up, Midsommar. It’s a breakup movie disguised as a horror movie, the trailer is disturbing and weird, and here is probably the best sentence I will read today: “If Ari Aster has a love language, it’s grief screams”

VOXHere’s the deal with Nike’s Betsy Ross flag shoe controversy, Colin Kapernick’s involvement, and why some people are upset about these things. Since the shoe has the flag for America’s original thirteen colonies on it, why don’t we just have the USWNT ship them all to Britain? Problem solved; no further controversy to be had

THE BLEMISHA day after maybe coming out with a less-than-100%-obvious tweet, Lil Nas X put an end to the speculation about his sexuality by saying “deadass thought i made it obvious.” He then followed *that* up with a less-than-100%-obvious tweet implying he’s actualy bi, not gay. And that “Old Town Road” is a song about horses

THE BLASTLuke Perry’s final role is in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and a billboard promoting that fact is now up on Sunset Boulevard

REALITY TEABillionaire and model-daughter-haver Mohamed Hadid was sentenced to 200 hours of community service after being found guilty of building code violations for his Bel Air mansion, plus bribery for getting the code violations built in the first place…and then apparently had his security guard do the community service for him

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPToday, in news of the obvious: 13-year-old Honey Boo Boo has reportedly hired an attorney to put all of her money into an account Mama June won’t be able to access. She also has the Olsen Twins on speed dial (which I know isn’t really a thing anymore but still seems to be in use as an expression?)

GO FUG YOURSELF“Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore Picked Up Some Awards” at film festivals in exotic European locale; truly, the life of an international film star is a challenging one

LINKS Brittany and Jax got married, Zoe Kravitz ties the knot, Lil Nas X comes out?…

REALITY TEAAfter what somehow seemed like an eternal engagement (and honestly a pretty charming one as well), Vanderpump Rules stars Brittany and Jax got married in a Bravo-heavy, reality-tastic ceremony this weekend. And if that wasn’t enough to get you interested, check out the venue of choice: a legit “Kentucky castle”

DLISTEDAlso on the wedding beat: Big Little Lies star Zoe Kravitz, who married actor Karl Glusman at Lenny Kravitz’s Paris home this weekend. The entire BLL cast was in attendance (minus Meryl Streep), and Lenny’s 18th century Parisian mansion is enough of a sight to behold without all the wedding fanfare

THE BLASTIt sure looks like “Old Town Road” rapper Lil Nas X went public as a gay man via a string of tweets on June 30th, the last day of Pride Month

CELEBITCHYIt looks like Dutchess Meghan may have banned all media from attending baby Archie’s upcoming christening this weekend, possibly because she’s sick of getting sh!t on by British tabloids. But it’s also possible that she hasn’t banned anyone, and the widely reported rumor is — you guessed it — just another tabloid dump

VOXStranger Things season 3 is is both smarter and lazier than Stranger Things 2. But at least the Hawkins gang is still having wacky ‘80s adventures!…Here’s a spoiler-free review.”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPSouthern Charm stars and courtroom opponents Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel have both put their Charleston-area houses up for sale at the same time. Thomas wants $3.95 million for his 60-acre Edisto Island estate; Kathryn is asking $1.795 million for her “five-story, pink Charleston townhouse”

GO FUG YOURSELFEmily Ratajkowski wore a sort of scarf-dress to a red carpet event, and the thousand-yard stare on Emily’s face does appear to confirm that she simply “tucked one end…into her underwear” and just strutted out the door

LAINEY GOSSIPIn other celebrity fashion news, here’s Celine Dion rocking a pair of jeans, a pair of carnival prize sunglasses, and a fluffy pink tube top that looks like the life-size version of a toy you’d find on the end of a middle schooler’s pencil

THE BLEMISHCardi B tried to copyright “Okurrr,” but it seems the phrase qualifies as a “widely used commonplace expression” and thus can’t be placed under trademark. The good news for Cardi is she can still merchandise it; she’ll just have to fight hordes of unofficial merch to do so

JEZEBELHeadline of the day: “A Thong Day’s Journey Into Night: What Wearing a G-String Taught Me About Feminism”

LINKS Bella Thorne’s nudes, Euphoria premiere’s dick, 2019 MTV Movie Awards…

THE BLEMISHAfter some idiot hacked her Twitter account and threatened to leak Bella Thorne’s nudes, Bella went ahead and released them herself. She also praised the idiot’s intelligence, calling him “obviously smart” as he was able to hack her stuff in the first place, and said she hoped he would become an ally instead of just another troll for the FBI to keep tabs on

JEZEBELHBO’s new show Euphoria has been getting a fair bit of attention for the attention it reportedly pays full frontal nudity. But the first dick in the premiere episode is a confirmed prosthetic

GO FUG YOURSELFThe 2019 MTV Movie Awards were last night; here’s your red carpet photo gallery. If you find someone half-assing it more than Noah Centineo, let us know in the comments

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIn other 2019 MTV Movie Awards news, the network is reportedly “furious” with The Challenge host Johnny Bananas, who was so pissed that his show lost the “Reality Royalty” award to Love & Hip Hop Atlanta that he stormed the stage and accepted the award anyway

VOX“Taylor Swift’s ‘You Need to Calm Down’ wants to be a queer anthem. It also wants to sell you something: Her latest video is a complicated example of Pride Month’s commodification”

DLISTEDGaten Matarazzo from Stranger Things is set to host a new Netflix show, the premise for which is he’s going to “hire” people struggling to find work for different jobs, only to reveal that the jobs were fake all along. This would be a terrible idea in the best of times; with the gig economy as perilous as it is and far more people closer to financial ruin than comfort, it’s a wonder the show ever got greenlit in the first place

CELEBITCHY“So, Prince William had ‘one or two suppers’ with Rose Hanbury, huh?”

REALITY TEAReal Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards would be “OK” with having Brandi Glanville back on the show, especially since Lisa Vanderpump’s departure means there’s a huge high-profile hole in the cast

THE BLASTTiffany Haddish became the first celebrity to cancel Georgia since the state passed its controversial six-week abortion ban, axing a show she’d been scheduled to perform in Atlanta

LAINEY GOSSIP“Barring Disney movies, the box office this summer (so far) has been kind of miserable…This was another dismal weekend, with every new movie under-performing, including Men in Black: International, which opened with $28 million, even less than yikes-bomb Dark Phoenix.”

LINKS Bieber backs out, Scheana Marie exposes bully, Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’…

THE BLASTIt turns out Justin Bieber isn’t as stupid as he looks

REALITY TEAVanderpump Rules star Scheana Marie exposed a particularly odious cyberbully who sent her a DM on Instagram advising Scheana to kill herself via overdose

DLISTEDThe long-rumored pairing is becoming a reality: Quentin Tarantino is indeed working on a Star Trek movie. Which would be an interesting choice, should he choose to direct, as Tarantino’s next movie will be his tenth and he’s long said he’ll retire at ten. And yes, there will be plenty of Tarantino-esque swearing, Star Trek movie or no

CELEBITCHYThis sounds like at least some light treason

GO FUG YOURSELFThe Blemish has the best headlines as a rule but this one from GFY is my favorite for today

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“EXCLUSIVE! Married at First Sight Expert Dr. Pepper Breaks Down Her Home Visit Strategy in Sneak Peek Season 9 Clip”

JEZEBELIf you’re Bryan Singer, alleged rape only costs $150,000

THE BLEMISHI’m shocked, shocked to find out that the Amish man who stole a neighbor’s car specifically so he could go get drunk did not in fact know how to drive the car and totaled it

LAINEY GOSSIPFor reasons that aren’t entirely clear but appear to have something to do with the Super Bowl, the Oscars are going to be way earlier than usual in 2020 before returning to their usual late February slot in 2021 and 2022. The Oscars’ schedule change means all the other big awards shows have to change their schedules, too; it’s basically a game of musical chairs with hot grease on the floor

VOXMen in Black: International is charming and fun but squanders the chance to tell a richer story: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth are great, and so are their gadgets and gizmos. But that’s really all there is.”