Category: Entertainment News

LINKS 2019 Emmy winners, Jenny McCarthy red carpet fail, Bethenny Frankel moving on…

VOXThe 2019 Emmy winners included Gwendoline Christie, both for Game of Thrones‘ Best Drama award and dominating the red carpet as usual; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who cleaned house with Fleabag; and jokes about how cheerful and uplifting Chernobyl is — but, sadly, did not include Russian Doll, which nonetheless remains a perfect show

CELEBITCHYAnother unfortunate Emmys loser: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who had won six years running for Veep. Veep was completely shut out last night; if she’d won again, Louis-Dreyfus would have passed Cloris Leachman as the person with the most Emmy wins of all time

LAINEY GOSSIPJharrel Jerome won When They See Us‘ only award of the night, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie; if you’ve not yet heard of him, get ready to, since at 21 years old he’s the youngest person ever to win the category

THE BLAST“Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Appear Back Together On Emmy’s Red Carpet After 2017 Split”

REALITY TEAIn more Starcasm-centric news, here’s a list of all the reality TV-specific Emmy nominees and winners (it was absolutely no surprise that RuPaul’s Drag Race won for the fourth year in a row, nor that RuPaul had one of the most best speeches of the night)

THE BLEMISHI missed Jenny McCarthy making every celebrity she touched cringe like an injured dog with her red carpet interviews but after reading this recap I really wish I’d managed to see them live

JEZEBEL“Bethenny Frankel’s Post-RHONY Plans: Making New Shows That May or May Not Be About Bethenny Frankel”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Jon Gosselin Says He Once Rejected TLC’s $1 Million Offer to Stay Married to Kate & Keep Jon & Kate Plus 8 On the Air: “’I Wasn’t Gonna Have a Fake Marriage'”

DLISTEDA judge has ruled that Jamie Spears will remain Britney Spears’ conservator, so “Free Britney” is dead? The hashtags will live on

GO FUG YOURSELFThis outfit looks like it won the war only after losing several major battles

LINKS Saved By The Bell reboot, Zooey and Jonathan Scott, School shooting commercial…

CELEBITCHYThere’s a Saved By The Bell reboot coming, it’s being produced by one of the people who made 30 Rock great, and it sounds like the press release announcing the show is also supposed to pressure Mark-Paul Gosselaar to sign on and make Governor Zach Morris (no, really) a thing

DLISTED“Music” is as sensible a reason as any for this particular celebrity pairing

JEZEBELThis new PSA about school shootings is getting a lot of attention and a fair bit of pushback for its realistic depiction of the violence kids are being trained to expect at any moment while also learning math

REALITY TEAVanderpump Rules star Lala Kent is embroiled in a serious beef with 50 Cent and this breakdown of it is absolutely, gloriously petty

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Former Flipping Out Star Jeff Lewis’ Daughter Expelled from Preschool Due to Comments He Made on His Radio Show”

THE BLEMISHA second person who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct has died under let’s call it fairly unexpected circumstances. And a third person out of the blue decided to stop talking to prosecutors. Insert your own Frank Underwood joke here

GO FUG YOURSELFThe plot of the Between Two Ferns movie sounds almost identical to that every-celebrity-cameo-possible Paulie Shore redemption project from a few years back, so maybe this is just a genre that produces one movie every decade or so?

LAINEY GOSSIPMark Ruffalo is getting a fair bit of Oscar buzz for playing “dude Erin Brockovich” in a movie called Dark Waters that it sounds like no one will ever see

VOXHere’s the truth about Area 51, as told by the world’s foremost expert (provided you can trust her)

THE BLASTThis love letter from Guy Fieri to cheeseburgers in honor of National Cheeseburger Day is oddly touching, though it does overlook the fact that when your brand is built on greasy spoons and hipster pub fare, every day is National Cheeseburger Day

LINKS Barron Trump’s real father, Cynthia Bailey’s eyelashes, Hot Jesus…

CELEBITCHYWith yet another weird slip of the tongue, Donald Trump gave rise to a tabloid- and SEO-friendly question nobody was asking the day before: Is he Barron Trump’s real father? Or did Melania get pregnant by someone else?

REALITY TEARHOA star Cynthia Bailey accidentally pulled out her real eyelashes while removing her false eyelashes in a big hurry. And yet, I have to agree with Reality Tea’s takeaway here: “In all honestly, she still looks better than I have ever looked. In my entire life.”

VOX“The long shadow of ‘hot Jesus’: The Christ of my youth was benevolent and handsome. So why was I treated like the ungodly temptation?”

THE BLEMISHModern Family developed a real problem with Ariel Winter’s Alex in later seasons, still playing her as an unf*ckable dork running around with nerdy losers because those were the only guys who wanted her. The problem, of course, is that we could all see she was insanely hot behind those thick-rimmed glasses, even after she had that breast reduction that took her chest down to ‘gigantic’ from ‘almost comically large.'”

JEZEBELThere is a brand-new oral history of the 1994 Little Women and you need to stop what you are doing right now and go read it. (Except of course for reading and clicking on the links in this very article.) There are way too many incredible details for me to try to mention them all here; here’s one: Did you know that Claire Danes’ screen test was Beth’s death scene?!

THE BLASTWell of course Kim Kardashian was never really moving to f*cking Wyoming

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFormer Southern Charm star and current disgraced sexual assault accusant Thomas Ravenel got off pretty easy after pleading guilty to the charge of “third-degree assault and battery regarding accusations of sexual assault from his children’s former nanny.” Ravenel received a 30-day suspended jail sentence and a $500 fine

GO FUG YOURSELF“THIS is why I want her to go on a prolonged awards run. Never stop, Jennifer Lopez. You are a walking mood board for a soap opera.”

DLISTEDApparently the Dutch were the only people who took the “Storm Area 51” meme seriously

LAINEY GOSSIPNetflix’s new Meryl Streep film The Laundromat got plenty of hype leading into the Toronto International Film Festival, but it hasn’t come out the other side looking so good

LINKS Teigen v Trump, Rape joke fail, Wendy Williams gossip…

CELEBITCHYTeigen v Trump continues to drag out on social media, following the president’s left-field criticism of Chrissy Teigen and Teigen’s prompt clapback this past weekend. Teigen, one of the few people online more than the president, is going to keep this fight going for awhile

REALITY TEAChef Ben Robinson from Below Deck Med made a joke about how Hannah Ferrier “tried to rape” him back in Season 1. As you probably suspected, the joke…did not go so well

DLISTEDIn other Watch What Happens Live news, Wendy Williams was recently on and was eager to discuss some of the gossip about her personal life. Among the highlights: yes, she is seeing “many men”; if you want to be her lover, you gotta get with that prenup; Bill Cosby once tried to get her fired from a morning show, which is actually much nicer than what he usually tried to do to young women?

VOXJojo Rabbit, a coming-of-age story about a boy and his best friend Hitler, is both hilarious and grim: Taika Waititi’s ‘anti-hate satire’ is a comedy set in Nazi Germany. And it mostly works — a comedy with satirical elements, rather than a true satirical tale”

THE BLEMISHKorean model Han Hye Jin revealed her excruciating diet and exercise plan in the build-up to her nude cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar (it’s not what you’d expect a model to say)

LAINEY GOSSIPRobert Pattinson won the party circuit at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, had no drama (!) with Kristen Stewart despite a potentially ghastly scheduling mishap — and, in case you forgot, co-stars with Willem Dafoe in The Lighthouse, which looks bananas and comes out next month

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Set to Be Released from Prison This Week As His Wife Lauren & Jersey Shore Family Plan Big Welcome Home Celebration”

GO FUG YOURSELF“There are always sheers and semi-naked dresses at the Bazaar Icons Bash”; enjoy this roundup of the best & most notable (Normani, for a couple of reasons; likewise Serayah)

THE BLASTIt’s not entirely clear to me why OxyContin heiress Joss Sackler thought she could get former drug addict Courtney Love — who also, in case you’d forgotten, used to be married to a heroin addict — to model in her fashion show. What is clear is that Love is not going to let Sackler’s oversight go quietly

JEZEBEL“According to the BBC, a group of South Korean women over the age of 70 have found happiness in ‘cheerobics,’ a combination of cheerleading and aerobics. They are absolutely adorable in a way only a grandmother can be, and the video of them strutting their stuff in matching pink uniforms and pom-poms is particularly motivating. You can’t not smile while watching this. I’ve tried. It’s impossible.”

LINKS Nicki Minaj retired, The Good Place Season 4, Kevin Hart walking…

LAINEY GOSSIPShe made the announcement out of nowhere, then quickly tried to play it down — but is Nicki Minaj retired for real, or is she just planning a short (pregnancy) break? Nicki claims she’s going to be “talking about everything” on Queen Radio, so we probably don’t have too long to wait before finding out some of what she’s got planned

JEZEBELThe Good Place‘s fourth and final season premieres September 26th at 9 PM on NBC. The first teaser trailer for the new season is here; it’s light on new material (as any good teaser trailer should be), but you’ll never think about JFK’s assassination the same way again

DLISTEDKevin Hart is said to be “excruciating pain as he heals” from the major back injuries he suffered in a car accident last week — but he is apparently walking again. Hart began physical therapy last week, has months of the same ahead of him, and is “maintaining a relatively positive mood”

VOXIt seems America’s current president has been making the military stop over at his Scottish golf resort while on the way back from anywhere within (literally) a thousand or so miles of the place. In addition to making for inefficient travel, the stops also cost taxpayers more than layovers at the usual spots — to the tune of $11 million and counting in fuel alone

CELEBITCHYDefinitely not going to top this headline: “Prince Andrew was still getting rides on the Lolita Express after Epstein’s 2006 arrest”

REALITY TEA“This season of The Real Housewives of Potomac is coming to a close, and my heart can’t take it. I never want this season to end. From start to finish, it’s been a breakout season in every possible way.”

THE BLEMISHJust to play Devil’s Advocate: At what point over the last few years of Michael Jackson’s life could he have said he believed someone was trying to kill him and *not* had it written off as simple paranoia?

THE BLASTJ. Lo’s clutch wasn’t “literally” $10,000 in cash at the Hustlers premiere, but it was impressive nonetheless

GO FUG YOURSELFCome for the half-handsome, half-brooding madman pictures of Bill Skarsgard; stay for lines like these: “Here, Bill is the photo of your beloved that you kept in your locket during the war, ever since that day he hopped on that train and leaned out the window and held up a farewell hand while you waved your hanky”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPI lost count of how many times I forgot Flip or Flop star Christina Antstead was pregnant during her actual pregnancy; now that she’s given birth to a healthy baby boy (congrats!) I look forward to many years of trying to remember that she actually has a child

LINKS R Kelly solitary confinement, Dark Crystal puppet madness, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss Emmy history…

THE BLASTIt seems all those rumors about the R Kelly solitary confinement actually being a hellhole of terror are complete nonsense. At least, that’s the case if you believe the pesky federal prosecutors who put Kelly there in the first place: it seems the disgraced former icon may have made up a couple of details about being bullied in solitary, starting with the fact that he’s had multiple cellmates since entering prison

VOX“Genocidal puppets are terrifyingly effective” is not a phrase I expected to read today, and I dare say you didn’t think you’d come across it either. Yet The Dark Crystal remake is here and it is both puppet-heavy and terrifying, and here’s why

LAINEY GOSSIPJulia Louis-Dreyfuss is one Emmy win away from becoming the most decorated actor in the ceremony’s history, but this might also be the most overwhelmingly great year for comedic actresses of all time

REALITY TEASpeaking of scary phrases you probably never expected to read, try this one on: RHOC star Tamra Judge is a Chrisley truther

THE BLEMISHJussie Smollett’s PR firm would be more effective if it were run by genocidal puppets

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Jenni Farley & Roger Mathews Finalize Their Divorce: See How the Jersey Shore Stars Reacted to the End of Their Marriage”

CELEBITCHYThis is kind of old news now so I won’t even try to make a joke about it (because they’re all really the same joke); in case you hadn’t heard, “Professor Matthew McConaughey” is now an honest to God thing

JEZEBELTurns out that if you try the Super Size Me diet for just a little bit longer, you actually go blind and deaf. You still don’t really gain weight, though, so you’ve got that going for you

DLISTEDClearly this is a haunted cat

GO FUG YOURSELFFor some reason, wet hair has been a lowkey trendy look this year. But yeah, it’s definitely time for people with professional stylists (and the stylists themselves) to try harder

LINKS Kevin Hart car accident, Depp’s Dior ad controversy, Prince Andrew in trouble…

THE BLEMISHMore details about the Kevin Hart car accident are coming in, and they’re rather alarming: just hours after the comedian suffered “major back injuries” in a “significant” car accident in Southern California, doctors now say that Hart will likely require surgery in order to make a full recovery

DLISTEDJohnny Depp, who is not the least bit Native American, paired with Dior for something called “Sauvage Parfum 2019” — it’s basically one giant Native stereotype. The backlash was so swift and so severe that Dior has now canceled the entire campaign and the $150 fragrance with it

CELEBITCHYPrince Andrew has been linked to Jeffrey Epstein via whispers for years, and has already had to put out two statements claiming all the rumors about he and Epstein’s clientele are untrue. Now Andrew was forced to cut his golf holiday short so he could “return home for crisis talks” about the ongoing investigations into Epstein’s predatory ways

JEZEBELDonald Trump’s former personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout was apparently fired for claiming she has a better relationship with Donald than Ivanka and that he thinks Tiffany is “overweight” and “couldn’t pick [her] out of a crowd”

LAINEY GOSSIPHow did Kirsten Dunst not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame before now? Anyway, she’s finally got one, so congrats!

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPSouthern Charm Star Kathryn Dennis Involved in Another Car Accident, Just Weeks After Previous Crash”

THE BLAST“Lizzo Loses Her Mind After Beyoncé and Jay-Z Watched Her Made in America Set ”

GO FUG YOURSELFThe Marvelous Miss Maisel has been filming on location in New York City a ton the last few weeks, with everyone involved looking glamorous as always

REALITY TEARHOBH star Kyle Richards just confirmed she’s going to be in the Halloween remake sequel, because she was actually in the very first Halloween back in 1978?! I had no idea this was true, which further proves that there are way too many reality shows to keep track of everything relevant about each

VOX“Bristling with nerdy energy, Alton Brown’s Good Eats is back — and not a moment too soon: One of the best food TV shows ever is beyond compare, even after a 7-year hiatus.”

LINKS Chrisley medical drama, Corinne Olympios on Bachelor breakthrough, Macho Brad Pitt…

THE BLASTThe latest chapter in the Chrisley family’s current tragedy is a Chrisley medical drama: 27-year-old son Kyle had to be hospitalized after an unexplained “adverse reaction to his medication,” one that got seemingly every member of the extended family to his bedside for a photo op

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“EXCLUSIVE! Corinne Olympios Says She’s Thrilled to See Same Sex Couple on Bachelor Show: ‘We Should Have Done This A Long Time Ago!'”

LAINEY GOSSIP“There is a mythology that comes with Brad Pitt. For three decades now he’s been the all-American masculine ideal – the hair, the face, the body, the romances, the mystery, the myth. Reading James Gray describing his lead character this way, it’s the first time I’ve been interested in Ad Astra and what the film might be interrogating and how he’ll ‘break down the myth of what it means to be traditionally masculine’ through Brad Pitt.”

CELEBITCHYThe Good Place‘s Jameela Jamil has been telling truth to the Kardashians’ power for years, so telling them “I’m not trying to cancel anyone. I don’t want to beef with the Kardashians. They have a huge amount of influence. I just want them to use that for more good. I think what Kim does with the prison system is really cool. Stop selling laxatives and I’ll get off your dick” is hardly surprising — but that doesn’t make it any less refreshing to hear

REALITY TEARHOC star Gina Kirschenheiter was already going through a messy divorce from her estranged husband Matt. Now Matt is asking for spousal support, meaning all of Gina’s financial documents are now a part of the case and available for tabloid fodder

JEZEBELReal Housewives of Potomac‘s Monique Samuels Explains What It Means to Be ‘Messy'” (VIDEO)

GO FUG YOURSELFThere were “many many patterns” on display at the 2019 VMAs, and we didn’t get to a fashion roundup yesterday, so enjoy GFY’s analysis!

DLISTEDThe use of “final” here seems pretty ominous with regard to the movie’s chances, but nonetheless: the final trailer for Joker the origin story nobody other than studio execs asked for and no one seems particularly enthusiastic about, is here

THE BLEMISHPete Davidson did not handle a cell phone filmer during his free stand-up set at the University of Central Florida very well. Also, Pete Davidson does stand-up?

VOX“Political commentary can be both caustic and incisive. Molly Ivins showed America how: The new documentary Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins explores the famed columnist’s life and legacy”