Category: Entertainment News

LINKS Jeffrey Epstein suicide, Prince Andrew allegations, BH90210 reboot…

VOXNews of the Jeffrey Epstein suicide is still reverberating across the internet, but the investigation into the alleged sex trafficker and his ties to both the current President and one former President will continue. At the very least, many of the dozens of women who’ve accused Epstein of abusing them and introducing them to powerful people who abused them in turn say they intend to bring charges against as many of Epstein’s current and former associates as possible

JEZEBELAs for the Jeffrey Epstein suicide itself: the guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where Epstein was being held, were apparently stuck with “‘extreme’ overtime shifts thanks to staffing shortages.” Epstein’s suicide is currently at the heart of too many conspiracy theories to count

CELEBITCHYAdditionally, Epstein’s ties to Prince Andrew, about who there have been whispers and gossip for literally years, have come under new scrutiny over the past few weeks. But at least one British tabloid says that Epstein’s death is actually very good news for Andrew, and it’s hard to argue with their line of logic

THE BLEMISHFinally, it seems that “a number of fashion industry figures” had close ties to Epstein. Among them: “established model scout” and manager Jean-Luc Brunel, plus Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum (both of whom deny any close connection)

LAINEY GOSSIPTo be fair, I am not really the intended audience for the BH90210 reboot, but “smart” was not one of the words to come to mind during the premiere episode last week

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTemptation Island Season 2 to Premiere in October: Meet the New Couples & Watch the Trailer”

REALITY TEABravo’s first-ever fan convention — yes, it’s called “BravoCon,” in case you didn’t know — takes place this November in NYC and tickets go on sale tomorrow. Events start at 10 AM every day of the three-day weekend, which seems insanely early for any reality TV convention

DLISTEDGywneth Paltrow being unaware of the people who starred alongside her in huge blockbuster films is not surprising. But it is definitely amusing

THE BLASTBut OJ Simpson *isn’t* dead! (Cue rimshot & audience groaning)

GO FUG YOURSELF“NBC’s TCAs Were Mostly a Farewell to The Good Place,” which returns September 26th and comes to a bittersweet end far too soon after that

LINKS Taylor Swift’s Vogue cover, The appeal of true crime, DIY Vagina Laser…

CELEBITCHYTaylor Swift’s Vogue cover story actually contains several interesting revelations — among them her perspective on the Kimye debacle, Katy Perry, and why she declined to endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election

JEZEBELWriter Rachel Monroe’s new book Savage Appetites is about “the complicated reasons women love true crime.” Given the absolute glut of TC programming out there right now and the fact that women represent an overwhelming majority of its audience, it’s not hard to see why this book is, objectively, compelling as hell

THE BLEMISHThis DIY vagina laser is intended for hair removal, but it sounds more like an excellent means by which a struggling supermodel would accidentally gain superpowers in a comic book movie about female empowerment

REALITY TEARHONY star Dorinda Medley’s distaste for friend of the cast Barbara Kavovit doesn’t stop when the season stops

THE BLASTI don’t know why I can never remember that Christina Antstead is pregnant with her first child by her new husband, but evidently she’s about four weeks away from giving birth

GO FUG YOURSELF“It’s imperfect, but so are all things” is not the highest bar to set for the BH90210 re-reboot, but if you were into the show during either of its first two runs you were probably always going to watch the 2019 version anyway

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPSouthern Charm Star Kathryn Dennis Crashes Car with Her Children in the Back Seat; Doesn’t Tell Baby Daddy Thomas Ravenel”

DLISTEDWayne Newton’s pet monkey allegedly attacked a tourist visiting Casa de Shenandoah, Newton’s former Las Vegas home, which is now a museum. The only part of that sentence and indeed this story that makes sense at all is the phrase “monkey attack”

VOXIt turns out that almost all of the people who’ve ever said they were 100 years old or older were almost all lying

LAINEY GOSSIPThe Sixth Sense is now twenty years old; in addition to being an enduring cultural touchstone, it’s also responsible for starting or accelerating the pace of some of the biggest trends in modern blockbuster-making. Here’s how

LINKS Rihanna on Trump, 8chan explained, Bam Margera’s meltdown…

CELEBITCHYPlenty of celebrities had plenty of forceful things to say about gun control and the GOP in the wake of multiple mass shootings this weekend, but the response from Rihanna on Trump still managed to stand out

VOXThe terrorist responsible for the El Paso shooting shared his manifesto on the hate site 8chan about a half-hour before he started shooting. In case you’re unfamiliar with the site, here’s what 8chan is about

DLISTEDBam Margera got kicked off a flight for drunken rowdy behavior this weekend, then amplified his own mess by doing a ton of posting about it on social media. He’s now apparently reaching out to Dr. Phil for help, possibly unironically

THE BLEMISHIt’s Monday, but here’s your headline of the week: “Everyone Wants to Bang This Guy’s Mom”

JEZEBELYou may be surprised to hear that Scott Disick’s brand-new house flipping reality show is not very compelling!

THE BLASTSouthern Charm Star Kathryn Dennis’ Co-Star Danni Baird Helps Fight Thomas Ravenel in Court”

REALITY TEA“Denise Richards’ Husband Aaron Phypers Threatens John Sessa & Lisa Vanderpump With Legal Action”

LAINEY GOSSIP“Breaking away from the main body of the Fast/Furious franchise, Hobbs & Shaw unites the two most likable people from the franchise into a gloriously dumb spin-off meant to curtail further infighting with Vin Diesel. ”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPThe Hills Shocker! Brody Jenner Splits with Wife Kaitlynn Carter; Reveals They Were Never Legally Married”

GO FUG YOURSELF“The 90210 Cast Wore Thematic Clothes to the Peach Pit Pop-Up”

LINKS Tamra Judge’s tattooed lipstick, Liv Tyler’s skincare routine, Ashley Olsen engaged…

REALITY TEARHOC star Tamra Judge recently got her lips permanently stained light pink, which was not something I had ever heard of but am decidedly unsurprised by the existence of. And apparently Tamra Judge’s tattooed lipstick isn’t even the first among the Real Housewives cast: two other RHOC cast members have had the same thing done, and two more have tattooed eyebrows. The more you know!

CELEBITCHYLiv Tyler’s 25-step, $1,000 skin care routine used to be her “secret obsession,” until she did a video about it for Vogue and earned herself free skin care products for the rest of her life (assuming she wasn’t getting them already)

THE BLEMISHModel Carissa Pinkston said some transphobic and mostly confused-sounding things on social media, then tripled (quadrupled?) down on them by claiming she was transgender herself. Unfortunately for Carissa, she very much isn’t

DLISTEDAshley Olsen was photographed wearing an engagement ring while trying to look super low-key in public yesterday, so she may have continued 2019’s hot celebrity trend of massive weddings on the DL

THE BLASTJordyn Woods, Tristan Thompson’s ex fling and Kylie Jenner’s ex BFF, is making the most of her fall-from-grace time in the spotlight by appearing as Rick Ross’ lover in a new video

JEZEBELIf Idris Elba can’t even explain the plot of Cats beyond using the phrase “Cat Heaven” three times in twelve seconds, no one else should feel bad for being unable to do the same

VOX“3 winners and 4 losers from the first night of the July Democratic debates”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“The Top 5 Wildest Moments from The Hills: New Beginnings Episode 6″

GO FUG YOURSELFThis looks like every photo of Zach Braff?

LAINEY GOSSIPThe trailer for Robert Eggers’ new movie The Lighthouse is here and it looks marvelous. Also I thought his next movie was a remake of Nosferatu, so this relative curveball was a delicious surprise

LINKS RHOP addresses Michael Darby, Project Runway ending, Live Nation gets greedy…

JEZEBELAfter years of allegations, whispers, jokes, and quickly withdrawn legal complaints, the “RHOP addresses Michael Darby” question finally got answered this week when the show brought up the topic of his alleged sexual assaults

DLISTEDKarlie Kloss is apparently not coming back to Project Runway after her contract is up next year, and the show’s ratings have been trending downward for years, so it’s reportedly likely that the show will end in 2020

VOX“Live Nation, the promotion company that merged with the ticket-selling platform Ticketmaster in 2010, admitted to Billboard that it had a quiet practice of helping performers sell thousands of tickets on resale sites at higher prices, rather than offering them at face value to fans”

LAINEY GOSSIPAll Mahershala Ali had to do to land the part of Blade in Marvel’s big reboot was tell Marvel that he wanted a meeting and then at that meeting tell them that he wanted to be Blade. Sounds right

CELEBITCHYAnne Heche and Thomas Jane, who co-starred in HBO’s Hung a few years back, are now dating each other and are “definitely in love.” They also both left their spouses somewhat quietly during the show’s run, so make of that what you will

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPGabriel and Raquell Brown from Alaskan Bush People are expecting their first baby together later this year, congrats!

GO FUG YOURSELFHere are all the looks and pretty faces from Entertainment Weekly‘s Comic-Con party: “ome folks are dressed for the heyday of the MTV Movie Awards, some people look like they’re going to a bridal shower, some just put on their fanciest bathrobe”

THE BLEMISHLana Del Rey is apparently “begging” to play Priscilla Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis biopic

REALITY TEARHOC star Kelly Dodd is in the “on again” stage with her plastic surgeon boyfriend Brian Reagan, and they’re both in the trailer for the new season so get ready for the “off-again” to play out for your viewing pleasure

THE BLASTIn a pretty savvy bit of promotion, Luke Perry’s son Jack climbed the Sunset Boulevard Once Upon A Time In Hollywood billboard bearing his father’s likeness just ahead of the movie’s premiere, and just hung out there for awhile

LINKS Yet more R. Kelly charges, RHOA takedown, Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin…

JEZEBELAccording to a new report by the Chicago Tribune, we should expect yet more R. Kelly charges relating to his ever-more-tenuously alleged sexual abuse and racketeering when the disgraced singer is arraigned in New York early next month. Kelly has already been indicted on thirteen counts in Chicago, where he’s being held without bail in a federal prison

REALITY TEARHOA star Eva Marcille is coming for Kenya Moore. And gossip from the filming of Season 12 claims Kenya is more than willing to repay Eva’s interest

CELEBITCHYThe saga of Miranda Lambert’s marriage to hot cop Brendan McLoughlin had quieted down over the past few months. But now that Miranda has a new single out and is using her husband’s attractiveness to promote it, expect the two of them to become a tabloid fixture once more

DLISTEDSan Diego Comic Con was this weekend, and one of the few big movie reveals (SDCC is mostly given over to TV shows these days) was that Natalie Portman is the new Thor. Also, Mahershala Ali is going to be Blade, and Angelina Jolie is doing something

VOXThe Big Little Lies Season 2 (and likely series) finale had a weirdly happy ending for almost every character. Plus Renata gave new meaning to the phrase “blow off some steam”

GO FUG YOURSELFCan confirm: “These New Pictures of Birthday Boy Prince George Are VERY Cute”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPAmanda Garcia from MTV’s The Challenge is expecting her first child in February, congrats!

THE BLASTGhostwriter Alison Baker, who is best known to celebrity-watchers for writing for Nicky Hilton, is suing Hilton’s aunt and RHOBH star Kim Richards over unpaid work. Baker claims Richards owes her $10,000, but “will settle for just under” that amount

THE BLEMISHHang on a minute, Olivia Culpo really is never *not* in a bikini

LAINEY GOSSIP“An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” the viral article about a serial rapist who went uncaught for so long partly because no one believed one of his victims, is now a four-part Netflix series called Unbelievable. The series drops September 13

LINKS 2019 Emmy nominations, The Trump-Epstein Connection, Lohan returns…

CELEBITCHYThe 2019 Emmy nominations are out; predictably, Game of Thrones did extremely well, setting a new record for most nominations in a single season with 32. But the big story isn’t that — it’s Gwendoline Christie submitting herself for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series after she found out HBO wasn’t planning to do it, and getting the nomination anyway. Plus, it gives me another excuse to use this photo of Christie’s amazing dress at the GoT Season 8 premiere

JEZEBELNBC just released some footage of Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein together at Mar-a-Lago back in 1992. The video, shot shortly after Trump’s divorce from Ivana, features Trump and Epstein standing in a corner judging the relative hotness of women dancing on the other side of the room

REALITY TEALindsay Lohan’s Beach Club may have been a flop, but apparently Lohan herself isn’t ready to give up on reality TV. She’s signed on to become a judge on the Australian version of The Masked Singer, likely because she “will also be dropping new music” soon

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPSouthern Charm Star Kathryn Dennis Denies Thomas Ravenel’s Latest Accusations Regarding Drug Use & Sex Addiction”

VOXEvidently the newest royal baby is going to give the British economy a pretty significant bump: the UK is expected to spend well over a billion pounds over the next couple of years trying to match his outfits and other associated baby items

THE BLEMISH“Iowa’s Department of Human Services Fired for His Love of Tupac” is not a headline I ever expected to see, but it’s 2019 and the world’s implosion presents many starbursts

GO FUG YOURSELFAwkwafina’s publicity tour for The Farewell has basically turned into an all-out charm offensive, and also these shoes are fantastic

LAINEY GOSSIPTom Holland is maybe possibly probably no longer dating Zendaya, choosing instead an unidentified blonde woman who will be the focus of intense “Becky with the good hair” scrutiny by the end of the day if she isn’t already

THE BLAST“‘Weedmayhem’ Launch Party Featured an 8-ft Ice Bong” — yep, there’s a headline you can set your watch to

DLISTED“According to a Scientologist” is never a great way to begin a contention

LINKS Murdered Instagram influencer, new RHOD cast member, ScarJo plays victim…

THE BLEMISHMurdered Instagram influencer Bianca Devins (@escty), seventeen years old, had her “partially severed head” posted on the social media platform by Brandan Andrew Clark, her murderer and a friend of Devins’ family. Instagram has since taken the post down and deleted Brandan’s account, but screengrabs of his final post continue to circulate on the site and elsewhere

REALITY TEAIt looks like every current cast member of The Real Housewives of Dallas has “accidentally” outed the show’s newbie ahead of the Season 4 premiere. And at least one RHOC cast member got into the premature unveiling, as well

JEZEBELSomeone of Scarlett Johansson’s stature and long experience with celebridom pleading the clickbait defense is pretty desperate

DLISTEDThanks to a legitimately epic men’s final, a shockingly anticlimactic women’s final, and Woody Harrelson, Wimbledon 2019 was actually the perfect place for Jeff Bezos and his mistress Lauren Sanchez to make their public debut

THE BLASTLa La Anthony is filming her new show in Australia, posing with huge guns and seemingly not missing Carmelo Anthony for a single moment

CELEBITCHYLa La Land writer and director Damien Chazelle’s new movie sure sounds a hell of a lot like a remake of Singin’ In The Rain, which is already the perfect movie about movies, so, good luck

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Season 4 Episode 11 Recap: Divorce Papers, a Delivery Room Diss & a Dramatic Drive with Debbie”

VOXIt’s possible, though not at all likely, that Congress will change the tax code to give a break to full-time parents. No word on whether they’ll allow breaks on back taxes for every stay-at-home mom who lived through the previous century

LAINEY GOSSIPShawn Mendes and Camila Cabelo are allowing paparazzi to “secretly” photograph them looking cute in coffee shops, so they’re now officially dating

GO FUG YOURSELFWow, Ginger Spice really *does* look like Lindsay Lohan these days