Category: Entertainment News

LINKS Sondland’s testimony, Joker sequel, Kylie’s cash…

VOXAmbassador Gordon Sondland’s testimony at Wednesday’s impeachment hearing couldn’t have gone much worse for Donald Trump. Sondland’s opening statement confirmed a quid pro quo; after that, the testimony offered plenty of meme-able moments, some of which made excellent use of the Curb theme music

DLISTEDJoker made a billion dollars; of course there’s going to be a sequel. The only question is whether Warner Brothers is going to try starting up a Joker universe entirely without Batman (or, worse, to tell any number of Batman v Joker movies from Joker’s point of view)

CELEBITCHYIt’s possible that Kylie Jenner’s sisters are “seething with jealousy” over her sale of 51% of Kylie Cosmetics for $600 million; it’s also possible that they celebrated the way the Kardashians tend to when the event is business and not personal: off social media

JEZEBELI really, really wish the 90s had given us a movie starring Julia Roberts as Harriet Tubman

REALITY TEAShe’s in good company: “Kim Richards ‘Never Really Liked’ Camille Grammer’s Ex Kelsey Grammer”

LAINEY GOSSIP“You could probably use some soft TV to take the edge off in between holiday parties and family dinners. Here are the latest gems in super-soft watching, from internet shorts to cat show documentaries to get you through the holiday season without being arrested for homicide.”

THE BLASTBrad Pitt is apparently not dating Alia Shawkat, which, good; this story also made me think of (and laugh at) Mabey Fünke’s tagline “Marry me!” for the first time in years

GO FUG YOURSELFKatharine McPhee looks like a half a watermelon in this outfit. And no, that’s not a weight joke of any kind — check out the colors

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPCounting On Season 10 Episode 5 Recap: House Hunting in No-Ho & A Horrible Camping Trip”

THE BLEMISHBehold, the thirst trap in its native environment

LINKS New Cats trailer, Emilia Clarke nude scenes, ‘OK, boomer’ apocalypse…

JEZEBELThere’s a new Cats trailer out ahead of the movie’s Christmas release. If you didn’t already know anything about the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, this trailer will not help explain the film adaptation’s plot (nor its source material’s strange appeal)

THE BLASTNow that the last embers of King’s Landing have just about cooled down, Emilia Clarke is ready to start spilling some Game of Thrones tea. In a new interview, Clarke discussed “multiple times where…she was getting pressured from higher-ups” to do more nude scenes. Co-star Jason Momoa helped the Mother of Dragons realize that, inexperience be damned, she could indeed say no

VOXThis explainer is probably more than you wanted to know about the meaning of “OK, boomer” — since, if you unpack it correctly, you see that the phrase explains why we’re all doomed. I for one take comfort in the fact that every single thing seems to point toward humanity’s self-destruction

CELEBITCHYThe strategy behind Dutchess Meghan’s defamation lawsuit against the Daily Mail is likely to reduce the tabloid to what sounds like a pretty weak defense

DLISTEDThe Charlie’s Angels remake is an unqualfied flop, but director and star Elizabeth Banks is fine with it. Looking back over the various other Charlie’s Angels franchise attempts (fairly successful movie in 2000; mostly unsuccessful sequel in 2003; flop TV show in 2011), it seems like maybe the concept itself is just kind of done

LAINEY GOSSIPRobert Pattinson is still on the promotional circuit for The Lighthouse, trying to gin up his chances of an Oscar nomination

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Mama June’s Boyfriend Geno Doak Reappears on Instagram; Does Bizarre Anti-Cancer Plug…While Smoking a Cigarette”

REALITY TEAYes, former RHOBH star Kim Richards is writing an autobiography “all about [her] life.” If you’re like me and knew next to nothing about her before reading this article, you are now very hungry for Kim’s book to come out

THE BLEMISH“Amber Liu Apologizes Before She Gets Canceled”

GO FUG YOURSELFIt’s been said before, but Elizabeth Hurley really does seem to be aging way less than even typical Hollywood stars with access to top-shelf beauticians and plastic surgeons age

LINKS Prince Andrew’s sweat glands, Huffman v Laughlin, Stassi Schroeder’s wedding…

LAINEY GOSSIPPrince Andrew is more or less claiming that he couldn’t have raped a teenager because he used to not be able to sweat. And though Prince Andrew’s sweat glands are the instantly viral takeaway from his disaster of a BBC interview, they’re hardly the only shocking moment — something that this helpful breakdown will make very clear

JEZEBELFelicity Huffman offered a sincere apology for her actions in the college admissions scandal, served her (short, but still) prison sentence, and is back to her normal life. Lori Laughlin, on the other hand, hasn’t offered a single word of apology, or any other word at all — which, given her films’ target demographic, is pretty surprising

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPStassi Schroeder revealed a bunch of new details about her wedding in the run-up to this year’s BravoCon. Among them: the wedding will be crime-themed (swell); she’s getting married in the autumn because she refuses to sweat (weird hill to die on, but OK); and she thought having an overseas wedding “would actually make [the planning] easier”

CELEBITCHYNo one who knows the real reason is saying why Donald Trump paid an unexpected, unannounced, rushed visit to the Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend — but “a fat, old, senile man being rushed to the hospital out of nowhere on a Saturday morning just indicates that something else was going on.”

REALITY TEAJill Zarin says she’s “done” trying to get back on Real Housewives of New York, in part because she “could never live up to the fans wanting [her] to come back”

THE BLASTSpeaking of the Real Housewives and BravoCon, here’s why Porsha Williams was BravoCon in a wheelchair this year

THE BLEMISH“You’ve been warned” is itself a warning, so you’ve been warned: “Girl Sucks Her Dog’s Tongue to Go Viral”

GO FUG YOURSELFDamn, we’re already at “closes out the year”-levels of celebrity coverage? I know there’s only six weeks left in 2019, but that still seems a bit rushed. (Related: Renee Zellweger looks fantastic on the cover of In Style‘s end-of-year issue)

VOX“Where the 1960s ‘psychedelic’ look came from”

DLISTEDJohnny Depp has never looked more like Keith Richards than he does in the photo accompanying this article. And by “more like Keith Richards,” I mean Depp looks old

LINKS New Real Housewives city, PumpRules Season 8, Cringeworthy Prince Andrew…

DLISTEDBravoCon was this weekend, and Andy Cohen used the venue to announce the launch of a new Real Housewives city. If you had your money on Mormon-infused, alcohol-free ski-scapades, you’re in luck, because coming soon is The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

REALITY TEAAlso at BravoCon: The reveal of the Vanderpump Rules Season 8 supertease. According to early reports, the new episodes are “definitely going to make up for the lackluster Season 7”

CELEBITCHYPrince Andrew gave an interview about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein to the BBC and it is an an unqualified disaster. Andrew made at least a half-dozen bonkers claims (He used to never ever sweat? He stayed with Epstein three days just to break up with him?) and would have been less embarrassing if he had just cried like a newborn for an hour. Every up-and-coming celebrity should have to watch this to learn how not to deal with uncomfortable topics

JEZEBELShe makes a couple of OK points, but Celine Dion’s argument for why Rose didn’t make room for Jack on the door in Titanic is ultimately that gif of Jennifer Lawrence giving a thumbs-up

THE BLEMISHHeadline of the day, probably: “Watch Paige Ginn, Youtuber and Future Mother, Fart Out Her Gender Reveal”

THE BLAST“RHOA Star Nene Leakes Shades Costars Ahead Of Her Epic Return To Show”

VOXNot a surprise, but disappointing nonetheless

LAINEY GOSSIP“It turns out, for all the hype about The Mandalorian, Forky Asks a Question is Disney+’s best new series.”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Jon Gosselin Says He Nearly Went Bankrupt Fighting TLC & Ex Kate Gosselin in Their Divorce; Kate Calls His Claims “Delusional Ramblings”

GO FUG YOURSELFPrince William wore a green velvet jacket for a good cause

LINKS Madonna controversy, TI’s daughter unfollows, Impeachment primer…

CELEBITCHYIt looks like this Madonna controversy over the two-hour delay before her Miami show isn’t going to go away anytime soon. After a fan sued Madonna for pushing the show’s start time back two hours, Madonna actually clapped back from onstage, telling the audience “The queen is never late.” That may be true, but the queen also doesn’t need to flex?

JEZEBELA few days after TI told an interview he accompanies his daughter to her OBGYN and insists the doctor give him hymen status updates, TI’s daughter quietly unfollowed her father on Instagram. Of course, it being TI and his daughter, the unfollow was immediately noticed, as were her likes of comments about how weird and gross TI is

VOXThe first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry start this morning; here’s who’s testifying, why they’re relevant, and what else you should expect

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPCounting On Season 10 Episode 4 Recap: Pointless Parties & Blessing Announcements in a Bowl”

GO FUG YOURSELFI wonder if there’s anyone left who hasn’t had the twist in Last Christmas spoiled for them, a week after its release in the UK and two days before it comes out in the US? Anyway, here’s Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding putting on brave, even happy faces to do publicity while the bad reviews roll in

REALITY TEA“Nene Leakes Denies That Kenya Moore Had Anything To Do With Her Delayed Return To Real Housewives Of Atlanta

THE BLASTAnd in more Real Housewives news: “RHOC Star Tamra Judge’s Husband Slammed For Not Supporting Her Struggling Son”

LAINEY GOSSIPCamila Cabello and Shawn Mendes just passed a “Hollywood celebrity couple rite of passage”: making out courtside at a basketball game for the benefit of all the paparazzi in attendance. (21st century bonus: It was a Clippers game)

DLISTEDAnd in Nene Leakes-adjacent news: Nene claims she was at the Miami restaurant where (big, lede-burying breath) Lamar Odom proposed to his girlfriend and personal trainer, Sabrina Parr, who is apparently going to become Mrs. Parr-Odom

THE BLEMISHMcKayla Maroney is back on social media and making with the sexy photos

LINKS Vicki Gunvalson quitting, Miley goes silent, People’s Choice Awards winners…

THE BLASTWith Vicki Gunvalson quitting Real Housewives of Orange County (allegedly), speculation about who the show will hire to replace her is rampant. Vicki, the show’s last remaining OG cast member, appeared to suggest that after fourteen seasons she was ready for “new projects” in a cryptic post that seems to have fans about evenly split between “Say it ain’t so” and “Bye, Felicia”

DLISTEDMiley Cyrus had surgery on her vocal cords after also having her tonsils taken out in a separate surgery, so she won’t be singing for a little while

REALITY TEA“People’s Choice Awards Reality Show Winners & Photos- Tom Sandoval, Kandi Burruss, Lisa Rinna, & More!”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“E! Announces New Reality Series Meet the Frasers Featuring Psychic Medium Matt Fraser & Family: Watch the First Trailer”

GO FUG YOURSELFSterling K. Brown and Martha Plimpton won the Frozen II red carpet (but honestly everybody looked great)

CELEBITCHYIt’s shocking how much Charlize Theron looks like Megyn Kelly in the new trailer for the upcoming movie Bombshell…and, yes, now that I see it, I have to admit that the eyelid game is very strong indeed

JEZEBELHeadline of the day: “Congratulations to This Antisocial Screaming Penguin for Winning New Zealand’s Bird of the Year Poll”

VOXThe more I read about Watchmen, HBO’s adaptation of Alan Moore’s iconic graphic novel, the more I’m convinced that ten years from now it will be regarded as the beginning of the end of Peak TV. (It probably doesn’t help that I have zero interest in getting involved with such a byzantine show)

LAINEY GOSSIPDoctor Sleep has already been declared a complete flop at the box office, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these photos of stars Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson walking the red carpet at the premiere

THE BLEMISH“Datsik Took 18 Months to Write This Shitty Apology for Raping Women”

LINKS PumpRules Season 8 trailer, Teresa Giudice gossip, Trump Jr. off The View…

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPThe PumpRules Season 8 trailer is here — and it looks like the new season could be the show’s most dramatic to date. Brittany and Jax are getting married; Stassi and Katie are feuding with Kristen; Lala is trying to stay sober and engaged to Randall; James depends on Lala “for help in getting his own demons under control”; and Scheana has to train the huge crop of newbies

REALITY TEARHONJ star Margaret Josephs lowkey endorsed the rumors that Teresa Giudice cheated on Joe while he was in prison: “I wouldn’t blame her. I mean, everything’s circumstantial. I don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, and I am the last person to judge anybody cheating, considering the way I met my husband.”

JEZEBELDonald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle got kicked off of The View, a show that increasingly has more in common with The Jerry Springer Show‘s heyday than anything else

VOXBill Gates is afraid of Elizabeth Warren’s proposed tax on super billionaires, which is cute. If you had his fortune and paid all your current taxes plus Warren’s, you’d still have enough money left over to start your very own blog, hire the entire former Deadspin staff, and have pizza parties every day until the Sun swallows the Earth

GO FUG YOURSELFKatie Holmes’ Elle UK cover story is a great big question mark and this article is a master class on how to unpack it

DLISTEDIt seems Jeff Goldblum’s name may be trending later today, in conjunction with the word “canceled.” When given the chance, Jeff didn’t condemn Woody Allen in the strongest terms possible; instead he told an interviewer that he had a good time filming Annie Hall and has likewise enjoyed sitting in with Allen’s jazz band from time to time

CELEBITCHYI must admit that Kim Kardashian’s take on the always dicey Canadian tuxedo looks pretty great here; maybe she’s reconsidered her position on moving to Wyoming

THE BLEMISHIn other Wyoming-adjacent news, Kanye West is apparently getting pretty steamed that nobody really thinks he’s really going to really run for president in 2024 (and we’ll remind you that Kanye originally said he was going to run in 2020, before deciding that he’s cool with the current officeholder)

LAINEY GOSSIP“For all the things she has going on, how did Oprah end up interviewing Gaga for a magazine? When she has her own magazine. Like, yes, this job is Oprah, and she’s been doing it for 30 years – but why this one in particular? I’m not criticising, I’m curious. I’m curious about how Oprah spends her time and how she chooses to spend her time. ”

THE BLASTRIP, but also headline of the day: “This Golden Girls Star Was Found Dead Partially Eaten By Turkey Vultures”

LINKS TI’s hymen interview, Prince Andrew in deeper, Southern Charm custody fight…

JEZEBELThe most surprising thing about TI’s hymen interview — you know, the one where he’s super proud of how he goes to the gynecologist with his teenage daughter and makes the doctor give him, TI, a full report on whether his teenage daughter’s hymen is “broken” — is how unsurprising it seems. Not that it’s cool for TI to do this (it isn’t!), but it’s still weirdly common for a father to be this weirdly, unnecessarily controlling where his daughter’s body is concerned. And on that note: Common, if you ever have a daughter, do her a favor and avoid TI’s example here

CELEBITCHYEverything to do with Prince Andrew’s connections to Jeffrey Epstein is gross as hell and the stories about how he’s been dodging questions and attention related to those connections keep getting worse and worse. On that note, finding out that Buckingham Palace forced ABC to back down from a story on Epstein back in 2015 is just…*shudders*

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPKathryn Denis and Thomas Ravenel’s custody agreement includes a provision that their kids aren’t allowed to watch Southern Charm. If either of them were smart they would have both realized months ago that they can never let their kids near anything to do with Southern Charm ever again

REALITY TEACamille Grammer is hinting that she may be open to a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills return, possibly because of all the rumors about Denise Richards’ film commitments leaving her unable to film much. But Denise has said those rumors are overblown, so maybe Camile is just letting her thirst show?

GO FUG YOURSELFI was disappointed to realize that this isn’t a Little Women fashion slideshow, but it does feature Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern, so consider using it to prime yourself for the Little Women looks to come

THE BLEMISHWhy would anyone ever spend $60 million on a nightclub?

LAINEY GOSSIPSpeaking of big money: Mariah Carey is using “All I Want For Christmas Is You” to sell potato chips in the UK. Her face is on the bag as well. As Lainey puts it: “How much do you think this deal is worth? Mimi would never nickel and dime this song. So it would have had to be a HUGE cheque.”

DLISTEDWhitney Houston’s alleged former girlfriend Robyn Crawford is releasing a memoir called A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston. In it, she details their early lives together after meeting at summer camp when both were teenagers — oh, and all the sex Robyn says they had for years, up until Whitney got a record deal and had to hide her true feelings

THE BLASTIan Ziering’s wife Erin just filed for divorce and is asking for full custody, spousal support, and presumably veto power over a second season of BH90210 for good measure

VOX“How Light from Light’s team used ’emotional research’ to build an unusual ghost-hunter story: Jim Gaffigan, Marin Ireland, and director Paul Harrill on their hard-to-describe drama”