Category: Daily Starbuzz

LINKS Adele’s divorce details, Boris Johnson in ICU, RIP John Prine…

DLISTEDThe judge presiding over the split between Adele and Simon Konecki has agreed to keep Adele’s divorce details secret, so we can still only speculate about exactly how much of the singer’s $172 million fortune is heading Simon’s way. Not that anyone except medical professions has much else to do these days

CELEBITCHYUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had been hospitalized due to coronavirus this past Sunday, has now been moved to the ICU after his condition deteriorated. Johnson has been “given oxygen,” though his office appears to be fighting back against the notion that he’s on or has maybe needed a ventilator; Johnson’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has also been deputized as a pseudo-interim PM

JEZEBELRIP to the legendary singer-songwriter John Prine, who died of coronavirus complications yesterday at the age of 73. Prine had been hospitalized for several weeks; after news of his death broke, social media quickly became a repository of memories of and tributes to Prine

VOXUnsurprisingly, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about whether coronavirus is an airborne disease; let this handy dandy explainer + podcast put your mind at ease. (Technically, it’s not, and in this case “technically” is actually reason for a sigh of relief)

REALITY TEA“Margaret Josephs Says Teresa Giudice’s Dad’s Death Is A Loss To The Whole World; ‘He Was Such A Light In Everybody’s Life'”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s Baby Mama Jen Harley Blames Jersey Shore for Ruining Their Family; Says Ronnie Hasn’t Seen Daughter In Months”

THE BLASTTori Spelling, fresh off the success of the canceled second Beverly Hills 90210 reboot, is getting rightly dragged for trying to charge $95 for a “virtual meet and greet.” The event –limited to just 20 lucky fans, mind you — apparently involved getting a “virtual selfie,” which you can get for free if you have a friend with basic Photoshop knowledge or if you just catch Tori on the street and in a good mood

LAINEY GOSSIPMatt Damon was supposed to film a movie in Ireland this spring, but then the coronavirus pandemic happened, so Ireland is where Matt Damon is self-isolating. He’s with his wife and daughters, at least, but has also been spotted taking pictures with a fan at least once — as in, standing next to the woman and putting his arm around her? (In case it wasn’t already obvious, the hook here is that Matt is well within six feet of a stranger. Stop getting within six feet of strangers, the general population of the entire world)

GO FUG YOURSELFI would never have said an essay + accompanying photo spread of Renee Zellweger wearing something sheer could be compelling…and then I started reading GFY

THE BLEMISHR. Kelly would really, really, really like coronavirus to be the reason he gets out of prison temporarily. But the judge in Kelly’s case really, really, really believes he’s a flight risk, and so prison is where R. Kelly will stay

LINKS Katy Perry gender reveal, Larry David not good, The Queen’s speech…

THE BLEMISHEvidently the way a Katy Perry gender reveal works is she smears a ton of appropriately colored frosting on her man’s face. Did she smash Orlando Bloom’s face into a cake first? Did she just stir food coloring into a prepackaged canister of frosting, then grab a handful of it and say “Honey, stop squirming?” Anyway, this is also what Orlando looks like when thick gobs of pink frosting render him nearly unrecognizable; congrats to these two

DLISTEDGood old Larry David just had to go and open himself up to endless (& justified) social media criticism by declaring that he’d read Woody Allen’s “fantastic” memoir and after doing so it’s “hard to walk away…thinking that this guy did anything wrong.”

JEZEBELNow The Crown really needs to go for its intended six seasons, because 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth II had another defining moment of her reign this weekend after going on television to address Britain on the importance of taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously. The Queen’s speech, which was well-reviewed, came just hours before British PM Boris Johnson had to be admitted to the hospital ten days after announcing he’d contracted coronavirus

VOXAnd in a gentle segue, here’s yet more proof the Trump administration is bungling things about as badly as it could in the face of a genuine (and open-ended!) emergency

CELEBITCHYLady Gaga is feeling a bit trapped by her fame these days, which is something celebrities always open themselves up to major criticism for whenever they bring it up. On the other hand, “Tea For One” is one of the best songs on Presence, and Gaga does suffer from clinical depression, so maybe this one’s just a wash

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Christy McGinity & Boyfriend Gonzo Carazo Filming for Little Women: LA While Mourning Loss of Newborn Daughter”

GO FUG YOURSELFBen Affleck and Jennifer Garner are now engaged in a pap stroll war that is maybe exacerbated by the shelter-at-home requirements of our current international crisis? but that, let’s be honest, would likely still be happening even if the world weren’t in the grip of disease panic right now

THE BLASTRIP to Shirley Douglas, who passed away this weekend due to pneumonia complications. Douglas had a six-decade acting career, was a highly respected stage veteran, and was mother to three children, including Kiefer Sutherland

REALITY TEAIf you already miss Love Is Blind try Netflix’s latest offering: “New Netflix Show Too Hot To Handle Has Contestants That Can’t Kiss, Hook Up Or Have Self-Gratification To Win Cash Prize”

LAINEY GOSSIP“I am back on my bullsh-t, pondering which fictional characters would or would not thrive in lockdown. We’ve examined the Roy family and the characters of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, so now it is time to turn our attention to the Avengers

LINKS Rachel Bloom’s baby, Teresa Giudice’s father, RIP Adam Schlesinger…

CELEBITCHYHappiness and a huge sigh of relief for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator & star Rachel Bloom, who gave birth to her first child in a New York City hospital earlier this week (& fortunately with her husband by her side). So far, all we know for sure about Rachel Bloom’s baby is that the little one is healthy; nowadays, that’s more than enough knowledge

REALITY TEARHONJ star Teresa Giudice says her father Giacinto (aka “Nonno”) is in need of her fans’ “extra prayers, good vibes, love,” as he appears to be in poor health

GO FUG YOURSELFReturning to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend for a moment: Adam Schlesinger, who wrote or co-wrote every song on the show, died of coronavirus complications on Wednesday. Adam was also the frontman for Fountains of Wayne, *and* wrote the eponymous song for Tom Hanks’ 1996 directorial debut That Thing You Do RIP to a legend

VOXRemember years ago — decades, even — when Donald Trump was impeached? Well, it turns out that all the way back then a professor who testified during the impeachment hearings predicted exactly how Trump would respond to individual US states during the coronavirus pandemic

JEZEBELOf course none of Jessica Simpson’s exes want to read her memoir; she’s dated some true jerks who did true jerk things to her and would rather not be confronted with Simpson’s perspective of those things

LAINEY GOSSIPI am a little bit disappointed to discover I’m not the first person to think that Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes look like zombies on this pap walk. But that won’t stop me from repeating it, because they do, and their glacially slow pace is only half the reason

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPThe Pennsylvania Department of Labor is now investigating Kate Gosselin after John accused her of letting the four kids in her custody to film a Kate Plus 8 special without work permits or John’s permission

DLISTEDThe Top Gun and A Quiet Place sequels are the latest major movies to have their release dates pushed way back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Silver lining, though: I now have six more months to insist that the latter should rightly be called A Quiet Place Part II: Inside Voices

THE BLASTHonestly, I would have thought some of Kanye’s high school artwork would appraise for more than $20,000 (and that’s with TV cameras rolling and everything)

THE BLEMISHFor your future quarantine enjoyment: “Rick and Morty Is Coming Back, Bitches!”

LINKS Andy Cohen coronavirus update, Prince Charles in danger, Love Is Blind new season…

REALITY TEAAndy Cohen hasn’t shared anything on social media since revealing his coronavirus diagnosis almost a week ago. So RHONY star Ramona Singer gave us the first Andy Cohen coronavirus update, as she says she’s been in close contact with Cohen via text the whole time; according to Ramona, Andy is “hanging in there” and doing much better than some of her other infected friends

CELEBITCHYPrince Charles, who announced his own coronaviral infection earlier this week, for some reason kept up a heavy traveling schedule, including going from London to Scotland to self-isolate. Charles is 71 years old and could have sheltered in one of Buckingham Palace’s 775 (literally) rooms instead of exposing however many more people to his germs before locking the door

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPNetflix should have known Love is Blind would be exactly the kind of trash TV people needed in 2020, global pandemic or no, because then they could have new seasons ready to go right now. Instead, fans of the show will have to be satisfied with the news that Netflix renewed LiB for two more seasons

VOXThis is likely to be very helpful, if also potentially quite depressing and discouraging: “Charting the coronavirus pandemic state by state: In cases, deaths, and tests per capita, here’s how each US state’s coronavirus situation compares”

GO FUG YOURSELFFug Madness 2020 is down to its Sweet Sixteen, and the best place for you to begin your voting is with whatever in the world Orange is the New Black and Russian Doll star Dasha Polanco is wearing, thinking, doing here

LAINEY GOSSIP“Cardi B’s rant about the inequality in the way coronavirus is currently being treated, and the dangers of celebrities creating a false sense of calm, is absolutely perfect,” and not just because it touches on the weird thing that happens when major celebrities talk about “celebrities” as if it’s a group they themselves don’t belong to

JEZEBELAnother Netflix shout-out: “Thank God for Tiger King

DLISTEDDemi Lovato’s quarantine bae is 28-year-old soap opera star Max Ehrich, who has a neck tattoo, used to date Bella Thorne (tracks), and does indeed look the part of a thirst trap

THE BLEMISHLast weekend’s box office take was the lowest in the history of movie theaters, so remember that the name of the #1 movie in the country for that weekend was Phoenix, Oregon and you’ll be your team’s trivia night hero whenever people can congregate again

THE BLASTKourtney Kardashian is schooling her son Mason on how to be discreet on social media. I’m frankly surprised that the kid isn’t already a master of this very necessary skill (he’s ten), but then maybe his father already set him up with a burner IG account

LINKS Celebrity coronavirus conspiracy, Economy vs Life, Britney redistributes…

THE BLASTIn yet another sign that this is the dumbest of all possible worlds, evidently there’s a growing belief that celebrities? are being paid? to say they have coronavirus? The celebrity coronavirus conspiracy is I guess supposed to prove that this is all just media hype, though the families of the 20,000 people who’ve died of the disease so far would probably beg to differ. Anyway Idris Elba called the conspiracy “absolute bullshit,” which would end this whole non-debate if he were already James Bond

CELEBITCHYAnd speaking of conspiracy theories, walking superliminal message Donald Trump now thinks this whole quarantine thing has gone on long enough, and America needs to “reopen” its economy before more fantastically wealthy people become just boring old regular wealthy. For those of you keeping track, it was two weeks — from March 9 to March 22 — that Trump took COVID-19 seriously. The last time my four-year-old wanted a big special toy, the kid had to help clean up the playroom every day for three weeks to get it. It took three weeks because there were some setbacks, but this child did it. So the next time you see someone compare Trump’s temperament to that of a little kid, correct them

JEZEBELIn more dire economic news, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said he believes America’s grandparents — the people at highest risk for coronaviral infection — are 100% willing to die when we “reopen” the economy by sending people back into their petri dish workplaces, because their deaths will have saved the economy for the grandkids those now-dead grandparents will no longer be able to play with or hug or spoil rotten. Because they’ll be dead

DLISTEDBritney Spears shared a quote about love and community by the writer Mimi Zhu and because the quote contains the phrase “re-distribute wealth” now there’s just a ton of clickbait-y pieces out there detailing Britney’s newfound role as a comrade. But you know what, that’s actually fine right now, because…

VOX…the economic outlook for your favorite websites isn’t especially rosy right now, either. Generally speaking, traffic is up everywhere, because people have more time on their hands; but ad revenue is down and dropping because when companies have to contract suddenly and severely, advertising budgets are always among the first things to get slashed. This is all by way of saying that if you can find it in your heart to read a click on more pages than normal the next time you’re on the toilet, to share an extra article or two with an old friend who you know loves some trashy TV, to recommend a new site or two to a distant cousin via text or a goofy neighbor from a safe 6+ foot distance, it would mean a lot to the people who write for those sites

REALITY TEAIn more upbeat gossip: both Vanderpump Rules stars Brandi Glanville and Scheana Marie have now both confirmed that they slept with an unnamed actor from The Notebook. All we can say for sure is that Scheana appeared to shoot down the possibility that it was James Marsden. Let the speculation commence

THE BLEMISHIt’s been four years since the peak of the Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud, but these are even stranger, more dire times, so some anonymous benefactor revealed the (almost) full phone call between the two while Kanye was working on his now-infamous track “Reputation.” Depending on whose side of the feud you’re on, you can kinda convince yourself that the new audio proves either Kanye or Taylor was in the right all along

LAINEY GOSSIPNot that that’s stopping Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian from going back at it. This is my favorite headline of the day so far: “Taylor vs Kim: A Social Distancing Petty-Off”

GO FUG YOURSELFIn further Kim Kardashian news, the 2020 Fug Madness top seed has been dominating the early rounds, but she’s now up against some of the truly questionable fashion decisions that Winnie Harlow made last year

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – Finally, some financial pettiness in the high-gloss world of televised home renovation: “Former Flipping Out Star Jeff Lewis is Being Sued By Ex Gage Edward for Allegedly Failing to Repay $125,000 Loan”

LINKS Sophie Turner’s PSA, Ellen is a meanie, Little Women LA tragedy…

CELEBITCHYSansa Stark has a message for everyone not committed to social distancing and / or straight-up quarantine right now. (Paraphrased, it’s “Stay the f*ck home, idiots.”) But Sophie Turner’s PSA is really directed at celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens and Evangeline Lilly who don’t understand why this is so important and who then talk about it out loud, helping inspire further idiocy

DLISTEDThere’s an entire Twitter thread devoted to people sharing anecdotes about how mean Ellen DeGeneres is in real life, specifically so the dude who originated the thread will donate more and more money to charity. I think this is great, and not just for my profession — there have to be *tons* more A-list celebs who cultivate an air of public benevolence, but who are absolute shits to the “little people” around them. And we need more tea on those celebrities

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPCondolences to Little Women: LA star Christy McGinity, whose baby daughter Violet died yesterday at just 17 days old. Violet was born seven weeks premature; Christy and her boyfriend Gonzo Carazo spent every day by Violet’s side in the NICU

VOXWe could also have avoided a lot of trouble over the last few years if the networks had never given airtime to any of Donald Trump’s daily thoughts on anything at all, let alone a still-worsening viral pandemic. But I kind of doubt they’re going to all of a sudden stop now

THE BLEMISHIf you haven’t seen this video of a naked, bathtub-bound Madonna burying and praising COVID-19 in about equal measure, you need to do yourself a favor and click straightaway

JEZEBELThe “perfect playroom” is total aspirational bullshit, but that doesn’t stop hopeful parents (*raises hand* from organizing and reorganizing and cleaning it in hopes of preserving, for at least a moment, the elusive Platonic ideal

THE BLAST“Meryl Streep’s Daughter Grace Gummer Files For Divorce, Mr. Robot Star Was Secretly Married!”

REALITY TEA“NeNe Leakes Argues With Kandi Burruss For Shading Her In Confessionals On Real Housewives Of Atlanta

LAINEY GOSSIP“Exactly a week after one of the most cryptic album announcements, Donald Glover officially released his highly anticipated fourth studio album called 03.15.20. Before we get into the album itself, let’s talk about its release because it is so interesting and SO strange”

GO FUG YOURSELFEnjoy the relative stability and comfort of known routines, like the 2020 Fug Madness tournament still going on despite its athletic counterpart having been canceled weeks (months? years? feels like at least years) ago

LINKS Harvey Weinstein has coronavirus, Quaranting coping, Bethenny Frankel’s silver lining…

DLISTEDHarvey Weinstein keeps finding new and terrible ways to get himself in headlines. Mere weeks after the convicted rapist was hospitalized with chest pains following his sentencing on rape charges, we discover that Harvey Weinstein has coronavirus and is in isolation at a prison facility in upstate New York

VOXIn more big name coronavirus news, noted neighbor-haver and US Senator Rand Paul has contracted the disease. Paul apparently exposed enough of his colleagues to the virus that Republicans won’t have a Senate majority for at least a couple of weeks

THE BLASTAnd in *good* coronavirus news, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have passed their two week quarantine with no further symptoms. It’s not “vaccine available for everyone”-level good news, but I think at this point we’ll take Tom Hanks’ safe recovery with a smile and a Skyped-in high-five

CELEBITCHYKristen Stewart may have broken California’s shelter-in-place order with her quarantine relief hike, but then getting outside is a requirement for human sanity. And if anyone serious calls her on it, she can always point the finger at the photographer who snapped these shots of her in the first place

REALITY TEA“Bethenny Frankel Says Coronovirus Relief Brought Her Closer To Boyfriend Paul Bernon”

JEZEBELIf you don’t mind having your heart absolutely broken, here’s one story of how coronavirus-based restaurant closures are driving even more low- and middle-income earners out of the Bay Area, which in turn makes the place even less of a cultural and spiritual beacon than it had already become

THE BLEMISHSpeaking of food, here’s a handy guide to the best instructional cooking channels YouTube has to offer. Because, honestly, “you probably can’t cook as well as you think you can. I’m sure you can make a few dishes, but can you really cook?”

LAINEY GOSSIPLana Del Rey is single again, was spotted with “a friend” in LA just before the California lockdown commenced, and will maybe get together with Brad Pitt?

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Randall Emmett Confirms His Wedding to Vanderpump Rules Star Lala Kent Has Been Postponed Due to Pandemic: How They’re Dealing”

GO FUG YOURSELFFinally, enjoy this nostalgic trip back to the faraway land of 2002 with this glamorous throwback photo gallery of King Willem-Alexander’s marriage to Queen Maxima

LINKS Coronavirus cash grab, #ReleaseTheButtholeCut, Octavia Spencer’s advice…

JEZEBELRepublican businesswoman Kelly Loeffler, who also happens to be married to the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, is one of several US senators to make millions of dollars selling stocks after a private briefing on COVID-19 literally months before the general public was warned about how serious the virus is. Loeffler’s coronavirus cash grab alone appears to have netted her around three million dollars

THE BLEMISHThere is apparently a version of Cats that features all the cats’ CGI buttholes. Those buttholes were later edited out of the version of Cats that made it to theaters. And we must all be out of shows and movies to binge, because now fans of ruby star cinema are demanding to see the “Butthole Cut” of Cats, a movie that, who knows, may actually be improved dramatically by the presence of cat buttholes a-plenty

CELEBITCHYAcademy Award-winner Octavia Spencer didn’t *present* this as advice in her recent interview on The Daily Show; given current circumstances, I’m choosing to take her words as advice and suggest them as advice for others

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Blowups, Breakdowns, Bar Fights & Bear Smoochin’: MTV Releases ‘Total Madness’ Super Trailer for The Challenge Season 35″

THE BLASTSpeaking of binging entertainment, here’s another helpful list of stuff you maybe haven’t gotten to yet. This list was actually more helpful for me in straightening out a misconception I didn’t even realize I’d held: Lucifer, a show I have never seen one minute of, is not only not the Buffy spin-off Angel, it’s in no way related to Buffy at all

GO FUG YOURSELFAnd in other, supremely important entertainment news, here’s a helpful explainer of how you can help websites — like GFY, yes, and also this very one you’re reading! — in our current era of despair

REALITY TEAIf Thomas Ravenel hadn’t already gotten the boot from Southern Charm over domestic violence allegations, he may well have been let go for spouting racist coronavirus conspiracy theories

DLISTEDA Tale of Two Celebrities: Lost star Daniel Dae Kim has tested positive for coronavirus and used social media to offer a calm, helpful, important little speech about the importance social distancing and quarantining. Meanwhile, Lost star Evangeline Lilly — whose father, suffering from stage four lukemia, is living with Lilly — called the pandemic a simple “flu” and said she’s conducting business as usual

VOXSpain, like the United States, was slow to mobilize against coronavirus. However, unlike the US, Spain has been fast to enact and enforce countrywide quarantining over the past couple of weeks. Consider this both a cautionary tale about what to (maybe) expect in America and a tragedy about what might have been if we’d acted sooner

LAINEY GOSSIPFinally, here’s a beautiful little bit of nostalgia for you to devour: “Romeo Must Die turns 20″