Category: Entertainment News

LINKS LeeAnne Locken off RHOD, More Sussexit, Coronavirus pandemic…

REALITY TEAIt wasnt entirely shocking to learn about LeeAnne Locken off RHOD, given her questionable comments about castmate Kary Brittingham. We still don’t know if LeeAnne was fired or quit of her own volition. LeeAnne announced the “personal decision” in an interview timed for release during a major network event (the most circus-y Democratic debate yet); make of that what you will

CELEBITCHYApparently Queen Elizabeth has taken the entire Sussexit drama personally and is ready for the whole thing to be done already. What I want to know is whether this seemingly endless saga means we’re going to get that sixth season of The Crown after all

VOXThe CDC is now telling Americans to be prepared for the spread of coronavirus: according to Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunication and Respiratory Diseases, “It’s not a question of if this will happen, but when this will happen, and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses.”

JEZEBELIn other preparedness news, convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has hired a “prison consultant” to help him get ready for his likely 25+ year sentence. Presumably it’s a crash course; Weinstein’s sentencing is March 11th

THE BLEMISHDisney moved forthcoming show Love, Victor from Disney+ to Hulu because it thinks two dudes kissing is anti-family. To further throw people off, Disney also changed the name of the show *from* Love, Simon to Love, Victor in the same press release, clearly hoping the latter story would dominate the former. Here are about a dozen good reasons why that’s hypocritical and absurd (feel free to come up with more)

LAINEY GOSSIPK-Pop sensation BTS completely took over The Tonight Show earlier this week. I only know BTS because it seems like a couple times a week they’re trending first in the world on Twitter when I wake up, but I know they’re über huge, so I have to wonder why it took so long for them to get this kind of friendly media bounce?

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPBachelor in Paradise Star Krystal Nielson Gives More Details on Her Split from Husband Chris Randone; ‘BIP’ Star Jared Haibon Says Couple Had ‘Been Struggling For Quite Some Time'”

DLISTEDTickets for ModelLand, Tyra Banks’ disaster-in-waiting, are now on sale? It costs $59 to enter, $549 for a “fantascene photoshoot,” and $1,495 for a “fantascene dream”? And neither Tyra nor anyone else has yet explained what any of this shit actually is?

THE BLASTNetflix dropped the ball when they didn’t make the subtitle Inside Voices

GO FUG YOURSELFCate Blanchett is playing mind games with her hair

LINKS Harvey Weinstein convicted, Vanessa Bryant sues, Royal pettiness intensifies…

JEZEBELDespite yesterday’s relatively stunning news of Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape, many outlets are still choosing to call him a “disgraced former mogul” (or words to that effect). But now there’s a legal basis for saying it: Harvey Weinstein is a rapist

DLISTEDVanessa Bryant, widow of Kobe Bryant and mother of Gianna Bryant, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter company and pilot in charge of the aircraft that crashed on January 26th, taking the lives of her husband, daughter, and seven other people

THE BLASTBeyonce brought everyone in the Staples Center to tears yesterday after opening the memorial to Kobe and Gianna with her songs “XO” and “Halo”

CELEBITCHYIt seems the British royal family, after issuing a petty statement declaring that Harry and Meghan will no longer be able to use the term “Royal” to describe themselves after leaving the palace next month, was not at all pleased when Harry and Meghan issued a counter-statement pointing out that they’ve been treated rather differently than the rest of the royal family of late

VOXAmazon to the US Senate: “No, our workers are not *forced* to pee in empty water bottles stashed in the dark corners of Amazon warehouses like spoons at the malt syrup factory in Slaughterhouse-Five. They simply *choose* to pee in those bottles, which are nearer than the bathroom — and they can use them to pee *any time* they want”

LAINEY GOSSIPIf you haven’t seen the tweet from Gigi Hadid’s that reduced Jake Paul to a YouTube silhouette with a mere handful of followers, do yourself a favor and check it out

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Former Mob Wives Star Drita D’Avanzo; Drita’s Husband Lee D’Avanzo is Indicted by Feds”

GO FUG YOURSELFThe Heather and Jessica from GFY have a new book coming out this summer and it sounds like an especially delightful, timely, & trashy beach read (the latter in the best sense)

REALITY TEAJust like the name Below Deck Sailing Yacht, you will never convince me that the names of these people are real and were not simply conceived by algorithm

THE BLEMISHYeah, Michael Bloomberg is creepy AF


LINKS New RHOBH gossip, Gigi Hadid vs. Jake Paul, Coronavirus update…

REALITY TEADespite all the new RHOBH gossip we’ve gotten about Denise Richards and Brandi Glanville maybe hooking up and Kim Richards’ allegedly explosive memoir and Dorit Kemsley’s rumored divorce and all the rest of it, Erika Jayne says that Lisa Rinna is (still) the “biggest pot-stirrer” on the upcoming season

JEZEBELHere’s the deal with the feud between Gigi Hadid and Jake Paul, which started not when Jake called Zayn Malik out on Twitter, but rather when Jake Paul got a YouTube channel

VOXJust gonna quote this one: “‘We are at a turning point: The coronavirus outbreak is looking more like a pandemic — Health experts say it’s time to prepare for worldwide spread on all continents.”

THE BLASTLil Nas X crashed a wedding at Disney World for reasons that aren’t entirely clear. (Maybe he’s a huge Bill Murray fan?) Anyway, he seemed to have a great time, as did the bride and groom, and yes of course there’s video

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPJill and Derick Dillard are sending their oldest son to public school for kindergarten instead of homeschooling him. Presumably this is so Jill can get a job that pays better than plugging a sex tips book on social media

CELEBITCHYIt seems Edie Falco’s children have turned into real-life versions of AJ and Meadow Soprano

THE BLEMISH“The Lineup for EDC 2020 Is Out and I Analyzed Which Days are the Best”

LAINEY GOSSIPLeave it to Lainey to explain why this interview between Ali Wong and Lana Condor is so special

GO FUG YOURSELFThe winners of the red carpet at the NAACP Awards included Lizzo and Janelle Monae (to absolutely no one’s surprise), Asante Blackk, Kiki Layne, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jill Scott

DLISTEDIt seems Frankie “Malcom in the Middle” Muniz is generating some bulging eye emojis for his shirtless dancing to “Pony” by Ginuwine

LINKS Joe Gorga’s house flips, Princess Beatrice’s wedding reception, ModelLand mystery…

REALITY TEAIf you’re thinking that Joe Gorga’s house flips maybe seem a bit shady, you’re not alone. It seems at least one person has already called the RHONJ star for including a photo of her house in a montage of homes Joe claimed he’d flipped, saying that not only did Joe have nothing to do with the residence, but it hadn’t actually been flipped at all. Looks like you’ll have to find something better to do with that $297

CELEBITCHYSo, while Princess Beatrice will indeed get to have her wedding reception *at* Buckingham Palace, it turns out the reception won’t actually be inside the building. Per a new report, Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s May wedding will be capped off by a lovely party inside a “posh tent” in the Palace gardens

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTyra Banks, who has been talking about starting a model-inspired theme park called ModelLand for over a year now, says she’s definitely going to open this thing this year. A few details remain, though, like what exactly ModelLand is supposed to be — and, also, why

JEZEBEL“If my grandmother were around to see some of the looks at this year’s BRIT Awards, she would be wondering why Ellie Goulding stole her table cloth, threw it over her body and called it a dress”

THE BLASTIn a new interview with the New York Times, Ben Affleck called his divorce from Jennifer Garner his “biggest regret,” which is not surprising; what is is that Ben didn’t immediately follow that with “Although Batman v Superman is a close second”

VOXThe good news is we still shouldn’t call coronavirus a pandemic. The bad news is the two questions scientists need to be able to answer about coronavirus in order to better understand and define it are really really scary

DLISTEDRIP Ja’net DuBois: the Good Times actress (and singer of “Movin’ On Up”) died in her sleep yesterday night at the age of 74

LAINEY GOSSIPIt’s always refreshing and a bit inspiring to see someone coming off an Oscar win go with even more hustle than they did before

GO FUG YOURSELFAnya Taylor-Joy does indeed look fantastic in this dress-and-coat combo, and she totally seems like “she’s in some kind of Sex and the City reboot,” but her features are so sharp and striking that I have the hardest time seeing her as anything but Thomasin from The Witch

THE BLEMISHIn more shady news: an organizer is trying to Fyre Festival an alleged concert in Brazil, but super duper alleged headliner Steve Aoki would like you to know that despite appearing on promotional materials he was never booked and won’t be there


LINKS House Hunters throuple, Jameela Jamil’s illnesses, Kim Richards’ tell-all…

JEZEBELIn case you were skeptical about the House Hunters throuple featured on an episode last week — no, the relationship wasn’t staged for TV, it’s real and it’s (apparently) spectacular. And HGTV has to be absolutely loving the DVR ratings for the episode right now (ICYMI: it’s called “Three’s Not a Crowd in Colorado Springs”)

CELEBITCHYJameela Jamil is still getting called out / investigated / maybe canceled (?) for appearing to embellish or at least fabricate some of her claims of ill health over the past few years. One person who isn’t hearing any of it is Jamil’s boyfriend, James Blake, who says she’s had “a difficult life” dealing with numerous ailments and has had to turn down multiple “huge, life-changing jobs” because of them. No matter how this story turns out, I am now extra excited to re-watch The Good Place with the knowledge that Jameela is more like Tahani than we all knew

THE BLASTSharon Osbourne does indeed look great with white hair
REALITY TEAKim Richards forgot to drop Kyle a note informing her of the existence of Kim’s forthcoming tell-all, which apparently depicts Kim as “a whipping post of a sister”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTo anyone who took the under at “the length of a full-term pregnancy” for Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone’s Bachelor In Paradise-inspired marriage, collect your winnings

VOXIt’s nice enough that Jeff Bezos is donating $10 billion of his $130 billion fortune to fight climate change, but Amazon has done and will continue to do far more than $10 billion worth of damage to the world’s climate. So, upside-down-face emoji, I guess

DLISTEDAmber Rose’s boyfriend and baby daddy Alexander Edwards went ahead and got a face tattoo as well — it includes tributes to their son Slash, as well as to Bash, Amber’s son with Wiz Khalifa. And he left plenty of room for when he and Amber conceive Crash at some point in the future

GO FUG YOURSELF“Kerry Washington Looks Phenomenal on InStyle: ‘Color Us Happy’ is the perfect cover line for this, because the entire photo is vibrant. It pops. And it does so without ever overshadowing the most vibrant and poppy thing about it: Kerry Washington herself, who looks sultry and perfect. I love it so much and I would absolutely pick this up off a newsstand”

THE BLEMISHYes, Constance Wu really did work in a strip club for one night to prepare for her role in Hustlers. No word on whether she also preferred it to Fresh Off The Boat

LAINEY GOSSIPJodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson are talking about moving to Canada to raise their soon-to-be-born child because the political situation in both his native America and her native England has “gone off the rails.” Also, I just found out that Canada has a holiday called Family Day, which seems really nice?

LINKS Justin Bieber shaved, Gina Kirschenheiter returns, Duchess Kate hypnobirths…

JEZEBELAfter months of uncertainty, our long international nightmare is over: Justin Bieber shaved off his mustache. Fans of the French-Canadian tickler need not worry, though; Bieber has already promised that the fuzz on his upper lip will be back in due time (presumably whenever his manager talks him out of another face tattoo)

REALITY TEASpeaking of departures and returns, RHOC star Gina Kirschenheiter has confirmed that she’s rejoining the cast and already begun filming the next season of the show

DLISTEDI had no idea that hypnobirthing was a thing, so Duchess Kate’s first-ever podcast interview was doubly earth-shaking for me

VOXIt seems a great many former ranking officials at the Department of Justice think that the current Attorney General should probably not have that job

THE BLASTDrew Carey’s ex-fiancée Dr. Amie Harwick died this weekend, just a few hours after being attacked in her home and apparently shoved off her third-story balcony. Police have arrested an ex-boyfriend of Harwick’s, against whom she had recently taken out a restraining order

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPCaesar Mack from 90 Day Fiance will be on a episode of Naked and Afraid later this season, which is why he’s been posting so many social media updates from the gym lately

GO FUG YOURSELFHere’s Miley Cyrus, practicing the subtle art of the scarf-shirt

LAINEY GOSSIPIf James Marsden’s character in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is anything like his character in Dead To Me, I think we know how he got the part. (The studio should do a mashup of those two things just for the parents who had to suffer through Sonic next to their kids)

CELEBITCHYAccording to Robert Pattinson, “no one realized that Twilight was an arthouse movie.” Hopefully he tries to make the same argument when doing promo for Batman in a couple years

THE BLEMISHA Russian BJJ competitor tried a move called the “flying ambar” in competition and accidentally broke his neck. And yes, if you’re feeling up to it, there is video


LINKS Robert Pattinson’s Batman, Hennessy Carolina twerks, Natalie Portman’s dress…

CELEBITCHYThe new Batman movie won’t be out for awhile, but director Matt Reeves gave us our first look at Robert Pattinson’s Batman by sharing Pattinson’s in-costume camera test on social media. I’m not opposed, but also full disclosure that my first thought upon seeing it was “How tall is Robert Pattinson, anyway?”

THE BLASTCardi B’s sister Hennessy Carolina is channeling a little of the stuff that put her big sister on the path to superstardom. Hennessy’s most recent twerking video is racking up views, likes, and general attention befitting a much bigger star — plus she’s got some legit skills

LAINEY GOSSIPNatalie Portman’s Oscars dress is still getting plenty of attention due to what some are calling Portman’s semi-hypocrisy when you compare the names of the female directors emblazoned upon it against those of the directors with whom Portman has actually worked. In other news, Natalie Portman’s next project will have a female director

THE BLEMISHSnoop is sorry he came on a little strong in his response to Gayle King bringing up Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape case in her interview with Lisa Leslie last week. Lest you missed this story, by “came on a little strong” I mean “made thinly veiled threats against King’s life”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPMama June isn’t getting paid for the new season of From Not To Hot because she’s not “an active participant in the new season.” Based on interviews with other cast members & some of the production, it sounds like she’s going to be Josh Duggar during the first season of Counting On

GO FUG YOURSELFLela Rose basically created a pop-up flower shop to have the right venue for debuting her new clothes and good lord does it ever work

VOXWomen are known tampon horders; the unused tampon resale market is more lucrative than ever. No one disputes this

JEZEBEL“The 30 participants, all of whom seem to be very, very interested in the notion of finding their forever person and willing to do so on television, lock themselves in pods and speak to their prospective future life partner through a wall. After 10 days of interacting with strangers, the couples in question have to decide whether or not they want to get engaged”

DLISTEDCorey Feldman’s documentary (my) TRUTH: The Rape of 2 Coreys — a movie about alleged Hollywood pedophiles that Feldman crowdsourced to get made and that he’s been talking about making for nearly a decade — now has a trailer

REALITY TEAKenya Moore thinks NeNe Leakes “is not impactful at all” on RHOA and further says the network is phasing NeNe out entirely in favor of new blood

LINKS Below Deck Sailing Yacht cast, BAFTA fashion, R. Kelly fails again…

REALITY TEAHere’s the Below Deck Sailing Yacht cast, just in time for the spin-off’s premiere episode. Side note: Does anyone else think the title Below Deck Sailing Yacht sounds like a poor translation from English into another language and then back into English? Like if instead of Real Housewives, Bravo renamed the franchise Real Housewives Lady Tableflip

JEZEBELIf you need your fashion fix ahead of the Oscars this weekend, here’s a hefty roundup of all the best and worst looks from last weekend’s BAFTA ceremony. Shout-out to Zoe Kravitz, who pulled off the award statue look in this gold Yves Saint Laurent gown

GO FUG YOURSELFAnd don’t stop there: Here’s all the looks from the BAFTA afterparty (there was only one?). Immediate takeaways: Burberry is cutting costs; Saoirse Ronan is completely untouchable; Nicole Scherzinger somehow makes this work

CELEBITCHYOne more pre-Oscars look for your consideration — is Charlize Theron in purple Dior “her best look of the awards season”?

THE BLASTIn decidedly unglamorous news, it will probably come as no surprise to hear that R. Kelly’s request to skip his next court hearing was smacked down by the judge in his case. Both of Kelly’s lawyers said they had other things to do and couldn’t be there, so things are going especially well for him

VOXIn failure news of a different sort, we still don’t know who won the Iowa caucus

DLISTEDSpending any serious amount of time or money on a child’s first two birthdays is a pretty absurd thing to do, but then Kylie Jenner has money to burn and people to burn it for her

LAINEY GOSSIPEvidently this commercial for the Top Gun sequel aired during the ten minutes I was out of the room during the Super Bowl, because I completely missed it. Also, I am 100% on board with renaming the movie Maverick: Legend of the Skies, which sounds more like a Miyazaki film and is therefore correct

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPLisa Vanderpump’s Business Partner Comments on New Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed by Former Employee of Vanderpump Dogs Foundation

THE BLEMISHIt’s a bit old (by gossip standards), but I hadn’t seen this delightful story about hatemonger Katie Hopkins getting tricked into traveling across a continent to accept a fake award with an appropriately insulting name