Category: Entertainment News

LINKS Simone Biles withdraws, Tamar Braxton returns, Dorit & PK Kemsley’s taxes…

CELEBITCHYSimone Biles has been so thoroughly dominant a gymnast for so long that the Simone Biles withdraws news is the most shocking sports story of the year. The 24-year-old GOAT announced her withdrawal from the team event due to a “mental health issue” that left her “freaking out” during the final. No word on whether Simone will withdraw from the rest of the Olympics; hopefully, she and the rest of the team can step back and take a breath

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPDespite swearing off reality TV just last month, Tamar Braxton is coming back for some of those sweet docuseries dollars. This time, the 44-year-old will star VH1’s reboot of The Surreal Life, debuting this autumn. Tamar’s co-stars include Dennis Rodman, Stormy Daniels, and Frankie “Malcolm in the Middle” Muniz

REALITY TEAIt seems Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Hemsley and her husband PK owe the IRS a combined $1.3 million in unpaid taxes. The “unpaid” part allegedly goes back as far as 2015. I thought it these two had worked out some kind of a deal with the IRS a year or two ago?

VOXToday, in Earth-saving Olympic news: “Our bodies can adapt to hotter conditions — but there’s a limit: Here’s what Olympic athletes can teach us about coping with heat waves”

JEZEBELIt’s been a foregone conclusion for months now, but Britney Spears has finally made her conservatorship requests official. On Monday, Spears’ lawyer filed a formal request for the removal of Jamie Spears from Britney’s conservatorship

DLISTEDPink has offered to pay the fines of the Norwegian womens handball team. The team was docked $1,700 for a violation of European Handball Federation (EHF) rules by refusing to play in bikini bottoms. Not really clear why the men are allowed to play in shorts and the women aren’t; hopefully the Norwegian men will play their next match in Speedos to show solidarity

THE BLASTBreaking: Scott Disick dates younger women

LAINEY GOSSIP“Bennifer gave gossip exactly the kind of glow we needed this weekend with JLo’s birthday in St Tropez where they ostensibly recreated the “Jenny From The Block” video and loved themselves up on a yacht. By now, I’m sure, everyone has seen those photos…and now here are some new ones…”

GO FUG YOURSELFI completely missed the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony this year, mostly because of the Ted Lasso premiere, but also because of the extreme time difference. If you’re like me, GFY’s “Better Late Than Never” Opening Ceremony photo gallery is a welcome way to play catch-up

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP“Shanna Moakler’s Revenge: I’m Gonna Pawn All the Crap Travis Barker Bought Me!”

LINKS Kourtney Kardashian’s birthday flowers, Kristin Smart’s killer, RHOA finale…

CELEBITCHYKourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are firmly in the “lovey-dovey making everyone around them sick but also it’s kind of cute” relationship stage. Yesterday was her 42nd birthday, so Travis went over the top filling his love’s house with a few gardens’ worth of Kourtney Kardashian’s birthday flowers. Kourtney responded by taking Travis’ left thumb’s flower on his IG story

JEZEBELThe podcast Your Own Backyard may have helped catch the person responsible for Kristin Smart’s 1996 disappearance. Two people — a former classmate of Kristin’s, plus the classmate’s father — have been arrested for murder and accessory to murder, thanks to new information the podcast unearthed in 2019

REALITY TEA“This is it folks! The last regular episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has arrived. The season started out rockier than ever, but things have picked up in a big way lately. Somebody pray for LaToya Ali because according to Drew Sidora, she has committed the ultimate sin. She’s openly accusing her of sleeping with Prophet Lott. Why is whatever relationship they may or may not have any of her business? Make it make sense”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPJinger and Jeremy Vuolo revealed they’ve stopped posting photos and videos of their kids online because their youngest has health issues and because they want “to give them a bit more privacy while they’re so young.” Normally this wouldn’t have caused a fuss, but because it’s a Duggar family member, and Duggars post endless proof that they’ve been breeding, the kids’ absence from social media became A Thing

GO FUG YOURSELFI have to say that while the actors in the House of Gucci paparazzi shots all look like beautiful glamorous actors, the locations themselves look…drab? Maybe because it was winter when we started getting on-set pics?

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPSpeaking of social media normality, Kailyn Lowry has been caught more or less “creeping” on Briana DeJesus’ Instagram page, thanks to what we can only assume was a little pre-caffeine slipup

LAINEY GOSSIP“…We are here to discuss one thing and one thing only: Hot Tig Notaro. After the trailer dropped the internet was ablaze with flame emojis as #HotTig started trending. Because Tig, who has always been quite foxy, popped up in the Army of the Dead trailer looking like this”

VOXHere’s why “routine traffic stops” — also known as “pretext traffic stops” — are such a nefarious thing, and why they likely don’t do anything to make roads safer

DLISTEDI have no idea what is happening with this headline or the thing in this photograph, which doesn’t look like either thing the headline suggests it looks like

THE BLASTJohnny Depp is scraping the bottom of the rum barrel

   

LINKS Colton Underwood comes out, Jax & Brittany have a baby, Courtney Stodden non-binary…

CELEBITCHYCongrats to everyone who had Colton Underwood comes out on their pandemic bingo cards. The former Bachelor star told Good Morning America that the past year has given him the chance to really reflect and come to terms with some things about himself, and that he’s now ready to announce he’s gay

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFormer #PumpRules stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright revealed that Brittany gave birth to their first child this past Monday. Cruz Michael was born Monday afternoon in Los Angeles; mother and son are both healthy

THE BLASTCourtney Stodden has to wonder about timing — the evening before Colton’s big GMA interview, Courtney took to Instagram to announce that they’re gender non-binary and their preferred pronouns are now the ones we’ve been using in this sentence about them

REALITY TEAMarlo Hampton says the current season of Real Housewives of Atlanta was a “snoozefest” and the show needs Phaedra Parks back. Not sure about the latter but the former is definitely true — especially considering all the buzz and build-up and male stripper dicks we were teased with

LAINEY GOSSIPApparently, the Oscars are going to be “more like a cocktail party” this year, but the producers are also “focus[ed] on making this thing feel like a film”? I can’t picture those two things together, necessarily, but I have to say it sounds intriguing. And there’s at least one movie I’m excited to see before the ceremony itself!

VOXThis is the second glowing review for Gold Diggers, the debut novel by Sanjena Sathian, that I’ve seen in a week. And frankly, a story that “uses heists and alchemy to deconstruct immigrant ambition, striving, and sin” sounds pretty terrific

JEZEBELGonna let the headline speak for this one: “Did Usher Tip Strippers With Fake Money With His Face Printed On It? An Investigation”

GO FUG YOURSELFElton John’s classic song “Rocket Man” came out 50 years ago yesterday. But William Shatner’s iconic rendition — brought to the attention of a new generation thanks to Stewie Griffin’s cover — is still only 43

DLISTEDI really do wonder what young celebrity marriages are like. If Justin Bieber thinks his first year of marriage to Hailey Baldwin was “tough,” I wonder exactly how much your emotional relationship (and maturity) is complicated by having to be in different places all the time and never getting to spend that much time together just doing simple boring wonderful stuff?

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPAnother strong headline: “Lauryn Shannon: I Can’t Get a Job Because Mama June Smokes Crack!”

LINKS Alaskan Bush People gossip, Joel Greenberg explained, Dr. Dre’s divorce mess…

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFormer star Matt Brown is going in heavy on the Alaskan Bush People gossip! According to Matt, not only was “everything” on the show a lie, but Alaskan Bush People‘s producers used to load his parents up on drugs and turn the cameras on. Matt then blamed producers for getting him hooked on drugs a few years down the line. Oh — and Matt further claimed all the money the entire family earned while starring on the show went straight to his father, Billy Brown. (Sound familiar?)

JEZEBELIn news that’s actually even more bonkers, here’s a helpful explainer for one Joel Greenberg, the former Seminole County FL tax collector who’s been charged with 33 crimes including sex trafficking. Greenberg, in case you’ve been too repulsed to notice his name, was BFFs with Congressman Matt Gaetz, and is about to turn state’s evidence and (hopefully) ruin Gaetz’s life. Get your grimace ready

THE BLASTDr. Dre’s divorce from Nicole Young is about to get a who-o-ole lot messier. The judge granted Young lawyer’s request to depose three of Dre’s alleged mistresses

REALITY TEAThe hits just keep coming: Bravo dropped the RHOBH Season 11 trailer yesterday, and it looks like this might be the “redemption season” everyone’s been hoping for after years of sleepy storylines. (And just to be completely clear, by “redemption season” I mean “season full of crazy shit”)

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPWell of course Kim Kardashian is ready to hit the dating scene as a (near) divorcée and newly minted billionaire. The last time Kim was on the market, she was with dudes like Ray J and Kris Humphries. And no offense to them, but I think we’re all eager to see what kind of man Kim goes for now

VOX“The US is nearing a tipping point of sorts on marijuana legalization: Almost half the country — about 43 percent of the population — now lives in a state where marijuana is legal to consume just for fun.” (My condolences if, like me, you’re in the Deep South and see no chance of legalization anytime soon)

LAINEY GOSSIPI keep forgetting that Leslie Odom Jr. is up for a ton of awards this year for his portrayal of Sam Cooke in One Night In Miami. That is absolutely a casting decision made in heaven and I blame pandemic brain for not having seen this movie yet

GO FUG YOURSELFThis is your weekly Viola Davis Awards Season Check-In: Viola Davis still looks amazing and is still killing it

DLISTEDAllow me to be the 90 millionth person to express surprise that Maculay Culkin and his girlfriend Brenda Song have both a) been expecting a baby and b) welcomed that baby into the world

CELEBITCHYThanks to climate change, every allergy season is a little worse than the last. But this year it’s actually way worse than it’s ever been — so here’s some tips for how to deal

   

LINKS Prince Phillip’s death, JLo’s engagement ring, Jax Taylor high…

CELEBITCHYPrince Philip’s death has a whole bunch of monarchical knives coming out, some of them in pathetic ways. Like this one: Prince Andrew, who was basically exiled from public life in 2019 after it became clear he was in some sort of cahoots with Jeffrey Epstein, is now leveraging his father’s death to make himself look like a savior for coming to his mother’s side

JEZEBELAlso piggybacking on Prince Philip’s death: racist media outlets on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Stateside, Fox News is more or less accusing Oprah of murdering Philip, since it was her interview with Meghan and Harry that led, directly and unequivocally, to the 99-year-old ailing man’s death

VOXMeanwhile, tabloids in the UK are using Philip’s passing to accuse Meghan Markle of the same thing. And once again, in case it’s not clear, that “thing” is straight-up murdering a 99-year-old man in failing health with the deadly weapon of dark skin

DLISTEDBut there’s another mystery in headlines this morning: it seems JLo’s engagement ring has gone missing. Just a month ago, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s engagement was reportedly off, until it was immediately back on. But in her latest social media pics, JLo isn’t wearing her engagement ring…

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPSpeaking of healthy relationships, Jax Taylor’s companion of choice is, in his own words, keeping him “with my wife.” That’s right: if it weren’t for weed, “I probably wouldn’t be with” Brittany Cartwright “right now,” said Jax, in the process confirming Billie Lee’s gossip from last week

GO FUG YOURSELFIf you’re anything like me, you’re a complete and total sucker for obvious-yet-entertaining Speed references. And if you’re not, rest assured that this gallery has an abundance of photos of Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock looking way too young and gorgeous at the movie’s 1995 premiere

REALITY TEANever get tired of this back-and-forth: “Hannah Ferrier Says Captain Sandy Yawn Was Competitive And Wanted Her Gone From Below Deck Mediterranean From The Beginning; Captain Sandy Says She’s A Real Captain And Hannah Was Just There For The Camera”

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPI guess it’s a good thing any time a member of the Duggar clan puts some genuine physical distance between themselves and the rest of the family’s Arkansas tentacles

THE BLASTNick Cannon is going to have twin babies by a 30-year-old DJ named Abby De La Rosa

LAINEY GOSSIPHere’s why the upcoming Hollywood version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning debut musical In The Heights is so important

LINKS Rege-Jean Page moving on, New DMX details, Captain Sandy Yawn dishes…

CELEBITCHYIt seems the Duke of Hastings was always going to be a one-shot: the rumors of Rege-Jean Page moving on from Bridgerton after just one season are in fact true. Page said he knew all along that his character would only be present in Bridgerton‘s first season — partly because producers told him so, partly because the Duke’s storyline is really only present in the first book the series is based on — and that he’s totally fine with it

THE BLASTAccording to several new reports, DMX’s heart actually stopped three separate times after his alleged overdose this past weekend, and paramedics had to revive him “three different times,” including once after he’d arrived at the hospital via ambulance

REALITY TEABelow Deck Mediterranean star and general MC Captain Sandy Yawn is dishing on the best chefs in the Below Deck universe. It’s really refreshing to have what would be fightin’ words in any other reality franchise — “X is better than Y, full stop” — be just kind of standard information, because the captain is the captain and who’s challenging her?

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPJax Taylor says it’s his bookkeeper’s fault he owes $1.2 million in back taxes (probably not inaccurate) and also that Bravo “made a good decision” firing him from Vanderpump Rules (wait, what?)

JEZEBELObjectivity is too complicated a concept for readers steeped in 21st century partisan fighting to appreciate, let alone understand. Which is to say the promise of objective journalism was never a sincere one

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPOne of Khloe Kardashian’s assistants accidentally posted an un-Photoshopped bikini pic of Khloe to her social media. Now, Khloe’s team is scrambling to get the picture off of the internet — though it’s really not clear why they would even try, since a) that’s impossible and b) untouched Khloe pics are going to endear her to way more people than will mock her for them

GO FUG YOURSELFViola Davis is now the Best Actress Oscar frontrunner, for her performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; and, if there was any doubt: yes, she does look good playing the awards circuit

VOXDon’t use Amazon

DLISTEDThe opening sentence says it all: “Joss Whedon is a dick.” And now there’s even more proof of it

LAINEY GOSSIPIs it that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is kind of a grind to get through, or is it that everyone was so blown away by WandaVision that the next thing was always going to seem unsatisfying by comparison?

   

LINKS DMX update, Tori Spelling’s prank, SAG Awards fashion…

THE BLASTThe latest DMX update following his overdose is unfortunately more of the same. DMX is still showing “limited brain activity” and doctors are apparently giving him a 50-50 chance of pulling through

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTori Spelling faked a pregnancy on April Fool’s day and is now suffering the clapback from angered fans. Tori says she did it to get back at the tabloids for all the body-shaming she’s endured over the years; this seems like not the best way to go about achieving that goal

GO FUG YOURSELFThe 2021 SAG Awards were last night. They still weren’t a real awards show, because there still is a real pandemic. So, in lieu of a proper red carpet, enjoy this gallery of current nominees’ past fashions

REALITY TEAVanderpump Rules star Billie Lee says her co-star Jax Taylor is “usually on drugs” during filming. No offense at all to Jax or to any #PumpRules fans, but didn’t we kind of assume that already?

CELEBITCHYSpeaking of which: when it comes to Duchess Kate, the British tabloids are high on some real, real good shit

VOXAlthough a subcontractor in charge of the factory ruined fifteen million Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines, the company says it’s still going to be able to make its promised delivery targets

JEZEBELClean your bird feeders

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPRIP to Linda Torres, best known to reality stars as a good friend to and occasional co-star alongside former Mob Wives star Big Ang. Last week, Linda died at age 67, after battling COVID-19 for just over two months

LAINEY GOSSIPNatalie Portman can definitely rock a pair of jean shorts. Which reminds me: summer’s coming

DLISTEDEvidently cravy wasn’t just a decent April Fool’s joke? For some reason, Heinz and Ocean Spray are marketing cravy — which is a combination of cranberry sauce and *shudders* gravy — as a real thing which you will really be able to buy soon. Hopefully you’ll really just walk past it in the grocery store, instead

LINKS Matt Gaetz allegations, Satan Sneaker drama, Travis and Kourtney…

CELEBITCHYIt seems there are new Matt Gaetz allegations, because one count each of sex trafficking and having sex with a minor weren’t enough. The Florida Republican congressman is apparently under investigation for *multiple* counts of each, and somehow his father got involved in a separate but potentially related bribery scheme? To quote Kaiser: “Florida politics, man”

THE BLASTIf you’re one of the lucky 666 customers to have purchased a pair of Lil Nas X’s satan sneakers — the ones with human blood in them! — you’ll have to wait awhile before your order gets fulfilled. A judge has halted shipment of the shoes so Nike’s lawsuit against their (the shoes’) manufacturer can go forward

JEZEBELLet those among us who have not sucked a lover’s finger in public in the era of surreptitious cell phone videos cast the first stone

VOXHere’s how apps and websites and all manner of third parties trick you into giving your information away

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPPatricia Altschul of Southern Charm offered fans an update on the health of her butler, Michael Kelcourse, who suffered a horrible spinal cord stroke earlier this year but is apparently “progressing rapidly” in his recovery

GO FUG YOURSELFAnother day, another stellar GFY throwback photo gallery: “We’ve Got Sheers, Sideboob, a Serious Sleeve, and Strange Slits: It’s More from the SAGs Vault”

LAINEY GOSSIPPretty much every review of Godzilla vs. King Kong that I’ve seen says the movie is delightful trashy escapism, so it’s nice to hear that at least one thing in the world is working correctly

REALITY TEAThe insult parade between RHONJ stars Jennifer Aydin and Margaret Josephs shows no signs of slowing

DLISTEDYoung Joc’s beard looks about as convincing as Carlos Boozer’s Bulls-era hairline

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPTyler Baltierra says his sister Amber is drinking herself to death while isolated from the rest of the family