Category: Entertainment News

LINKS Sophie Turner’s PSA, Ellen is a meanie, Little Women LA tragedy…

CELEBITCHYSansa Stark has a message for everyone not committed to social distancing and / or straight-up quarantine right now. (Paraphrased, it’s “Stay the f*ck home, idiots.”) But Sophie Turner’s PSA is really directed at celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens and Evangeline Lilly who don’t understand why this is so important and who then talk about it out loud, helping inspire further idiocy

DLISTEDThere’s an entire Twitter thread devoted to people sharing anecdotes about how mean Ellen DeGeneres is in real life, specifically so the dude who originated the thread will donate more and more money to charity. I think this is great, and not just for my profession — there have to be *tons* more A-list celebs who cultivate an air of public benevolence, but who are absolute shits to the “little people” around them. And we need more tea on those celebrities

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPCondolences to Little Women: LA star Christy McGinity, whose baby daughter Violet died yesterday at just 17 days old. Violet was born seven weeks premature; Christy and her boyfriend Gonzo Carazo spent every day by Violet’s side in the NICU

VOXWe could also have avoided a lot of trouble over the last few years if the networks had never given airtime to any of Donald Trump’s daily thoughts on anything at all, let alone a still-worsening viral pandemic. But I kind of doubt they’re going to all of a sudden stop now

THE BLEMISHIf you haven’t seen this video of a naked, bathtub-bound Madonna burying and praising COVID-19 in about equal measure, you need to do yourself a favor and click straightaway

JEZEBELThe “perfect playroom” is total aspirational bullshit, but that doesn’t stop hopeful parents (*raises hand* from organizing and reorganizing and cleaning it in hopes of preserving, for at least a moment, the elusive Platonic ideal

THE BLAST“Meryl Streep’s Daughter Grace Gummer Files For Divorce, Mr. Robot Star Was Secretly Married!”

REALITY TEA“NeNe Leakes Argues With Kandi Burruss For Shading Her In Confessionals On Real Housewives Of Atlanta

LAINEY GOSSIP“Exactly a week after one of the most cryptic album announcements, Donald Glover officially released his highly anticipated fourth studio album called 03.15.20. Before we get into the album itself, let’s talk about its release because it is so interesting and SO strange”

GO FUG YOURSELFEnjoy the relative stability and comfort of known routines, like the 2020 Fug Madness tournament still going on despite its athletic counterpart having been canceled weeks (months? years? feels like at least years) ago

LINKS Harvey Weinstein has coronavirus, Quaranting coping, Bethenny Frankel’s silver lining…

DLISTEDHarvey Weinstein keeps finding new and terrible ways to get himself in headlines. Mere weeks after the convicted rapist was hospitalized with chest pains following his sentencing on rape charges, we discover that Harvey Weinstein has coronavirus and is in isolation at a prison facility in upstate New York

VOXIn more big name coronavirus news, noted neighbor-haver and US Senator Rand Paul has contracted the disease. Paul apparently exposed enough of his colleagues to the virus that Republicans won’t have a Senate majority for at least a couple of weeks

THE BLASTAnd in *good* coronavirus news, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have passed their two week quarantine with no further symptoms. It’s not “vaccine available for everyone”-level good news, but I think at this point we’ll take Tom Hanks’ safe recovery with a smile and a Skyped-in high-five

CELEBITCHYKristen Stewart may have broken California’s shelter-in-place order with her quarantine relief hike, but then getting outside is a requirement for human sanity. And if anyone serious calls her on it, she can always point the finger at the photographer who snapped these shots of her in the first place

REALITY TEA“Bethenny Frankel Says Coronovirus Relief Brought Her Closer To Boyfriend Paul Bernon”

JEZEBELIf you don’t mind having your heart absolutely broken, here’s one story of how coronavirus-based restaurant closures are driving even more low- and middle-income earners out of the Bay Area, which in turn makes the place even less of a cultural and spiritual beacon than it had already become

THE BLEMISHSpeaking of food, here’s a handy guide to the best instructional cooking channels YouTube has to offer. Because, honestly, “you probably can’t cook as well as you think you can. I’m sure you can make a few dishes, but can you really cook?”

LAINEY GOSSIPLana Del Rey is single again, was spotted with “a friend” in LA just before the California lockdown commenced, and will maybe get together with Brad Pitt?

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Randall Emmett Confirms His Wedding to Vanderpump Rules Star Lala Kent Has Been Postponed Due to Pandemic: How They’re Dealing”

GO FUG YOURSELFFinally, enjoy this nostalgic trip back to the faraway land of 2002 with this glamorous throwback photo gallery of King Willem-Alexander’s marriage to Queen Maxima

LINKS Coronavirus cash grab, #ReleaseTheButtholeCut, Octavia Spencer’s advice…

JEZEBELRepublican businesswoman Kelly Loeffler, who also happens to be married to the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, is one of several US senators to make millions of dollars selling stocks after a private briefing on COVID-19 literally months before the general public was warned about how serious the virus is. Loeffler’s coronavirus cash grab alone appears to have netted her around three million dollars

THE BLEMISHThere is apparently a version of Cats that features all the cats’ CGI buttholes. Those buttholes were later edited out of the version of Cats that made it to theaters. And we must all be out of shows and movies to binge, because now fans of ruby star cinema are demanding to see the “Butthole Cut” of Cats, a movie that, who knows, may actually be improved dramatically by the presence of cat buttholes a-plenty

CELEBITCHYAcademy Award-winner Octavia Spencer didn’t *present* this as advice in her recent interview on The Daily Show; given current circumstances, I’m choosing to take her words as advice and suggest them as advice for others

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Blowups, Breakdowns, Bar Fights & Bear Smoochin’: MTV Releases ‘Total Madness’ Super Trailer for The Challenge Season 35″

THE BLASTSpeaking of binging entertainment, here’s another helpful list of stuff you maybe haven’t gotten to yet. This list was actually more helpful for me in straightening out a misconception I didn’t even realize I’d held: Lucifer, a show I have never seen one minute of, is not only not the Buffy spin-off Angel, it’s in no way related to Buffy at all

GO FUG YOURSELFAnd in other, supremely important entertainment news, here’s a helpful explainer of how you can help websites — like GFY, yes, and also this very one you’re reading! — in our current era of despair

REALITY TEAIf Thomas Ravenel hadn’t already gotten the boot from Southern Charm over domestic violence allegations, he may well have been let go for spouting racist coronavirus conspiracy theories

DLISTEDA Tale of Two Celebrities: Lost star Daniel Dae Kim has tested positive for coronavirus and used social media to offer a calm, helpful, important little speech about the importance social distancing and quarantining. Meanwhile, Lost star Evangeline Lilly — whose father, suffering from stage four lukemia, is living with Lilly — called the pandemic a simple “flu” and said she’s conducting business as usual

VOXSpain, like the United States, was slow to mobilize against coronavirus. However, unlike the US, Spain has been fast to enact and enforce countrywide quarantining over the past couple of weeks. Consider this both a cautionary tale about what to (maybe) expect in America and a tragedy about what might have been if we’d acted sooner

LAINEY GOSSIPFinally, here’s a beautiful little bit of nostalgia for you to devour: “Romeo Must Die turns 20″

LINKS Oprah sex trafficking hoax, Amanda Bynes pregnant, Jax and Brittany married…

JEZEBELRest assured that the Oprah sex trafficking hoax is just that. But, if you hadn’t heard about this particular bit of viral nonsense, strap yourself in for a doozy! (And remember that it only took the length of a fitful night’s sleep for this 100% fake story to trend #1 on Twitter)

THE BLEMISHIt turns out that Amanda Bynes, still in recovery and recently un-engaged to her now ex Paul Michael, is pregnant with her first child

REALITY TEAAt least one unending wait is now over: Vanderpump Rules stars Brittany Cartweight and Jax Taylor were finally married on last night’s episode. MVP of the ceremony went to Tom Sandoval; looks like the over / under on the length of the marriage is around two years

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIn other Vanderpump Rules news (and in an unfortunate turn toward the COVID-19 portion of today’s links post), “Star Scheana Shay Slammed Online for Making Light of Quarantine Advisories; Later Backpedals on Refusal to Stay Home”

LAINEY GOSSIPHowever, Scheana’s snafu isn’t nearly as bad — or potentially career-ending! — as that of Vanessa Hudgens, who had this to say about the still-expanding coronavirus pandemic: “Like, ya. People are going to die. Which is like terrible…but…inevitable?”

CELEBITCHYMaybe Reese Witherspoon has used this line before (and maybe it’s not her line to begin with), but it’s new to me and I think it’s pretty great. In her new Vanity Fair cover interview, Reese says, “I always say, ‘Funny doesn’t sag.’ I always just wanted to be funny.”

THE BLASTPatton Oswalt brought joy to the masses by doing impromptu stand-up in front of his house. By “masses” I mean his millions of Twitter followers, since COVID kept all but three of Patton’s neighbors indoors. The little girl steals the show

DLISTEDYou can’t go out to the movies for the foreseeable future, but you can stream Cats from the comfort of your home. Yes, that Cats. On the one hand, I don’t know how that’s supposed to make anyone feel better; on the other, why was the studio holding it back for a regular release such that a coronavirus-inspired *early* release was possible at all?

GO FUG YOURSELFMarch Madness is canceled; Fug Madness lives on

VOXFinally, here’s a little light reading for right before you go to bed: “This pandemic will expose who we are as a country: ‘We’re bumping up against the limits of excessive American individualism and market society.'”

LINKS Coachella postponed, Brandi Glanville’s new tea, Drag Race controversy…

THE BLASTUnlike SXSW 2020, Coachella postponed will give ticketholders the chance to attend the make-up dates in a few months. The California desert festival announced it’s pushing its April dates back to October due to coronavirus fears; South By Southwest is still getting roasted from all corners for refusing refunds after canceling this year for the same reason

REALITY TEARHOBH star emeritus Brandi Glanville still has some tea to spill on plenty of her fellow Bravo reality players, including Kenya Moore and Countess Luann

LAINEY GOSSIPRuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 contestant Sherry Pie has been booted from the show following revelations that Sherry catfished at least seven different actors by posing as a casting director on social media and promising big roles in exchange for “compromising and often sexual messages and audition tapes”

CELEBITCHYThe President of the United States is “definitely melting down” over coronavirus

VOXOn that note, should America be grateful that a couple of powerful billionaires are “stepping in on the coronavirus where the government has failed”?

JEZEBEL“The Associated Press reports that Ashley Forbes, 32, and husband, Matthew Forbes, 35, allegedly made six different beer runs at two Targets in East Baton Rouge, ultimately stealing a total of $1000 in beer between February 24 and February 29. They were spotted on security cameras and ultimately arrested on Sunday, when Matthew Forbes was caught trying to stuff a drill in his pants in Walmart.”

DLISTED“Kumail Najiani Says That Getting Buff Gave Him Body Dysmorphia”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPLittle Women: LA Star Christy McGinity & Boyfriend Gonzo Carazo Welcome First Child Together; Baby Born Seven Weeks Premature”

GO FUG YOURSELFAnd speaking of little women, here’s Greta Gerwig wearing a dress made out of either the best quilt or the busiest tablecloth of all time

THE BLEMISHJust a week after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed heart problem, convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein fell down and hit his head while imprisoned and awaiting sentencing at Rikers Island. Apparently Harvey’s “head throbs all the time,” a likely consequence of decades of guilt and shame now catching up to him

LINKS William Shatner’s horse semen, Weinstein heart surgery, Kristen Doute burns bridges…

DLISTEDThe man’s marriage may be over, but William Shatner’s horse semen will be his forever. Shatner’s divorce settlement with ex-wife Elizabeth gives Shatner ownership of the now-former couple’s two horses, all breeding equipment, and “all horse semen” currently in storage. Pretty standard thoroughbred agreement, really

CELEBITCHYHarvey Weinstein is finally off to prison after being convicted on rape charges, after first having to be hospitalized with the heart trouble that comes when years of hidden guilt and shame come crashing down inside a person

REALITY TEAVanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute, addressing her ongoing and bitter feud with co-stars Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney, says she doesn’t “care if we are never friends again” following Kristen’s affair with Jax Taylor (plus untold further messiness)

VOXThe biggest and most prestigious venture capital firm in America is warning its people to prepare for the worst when it comes to coronavirus. So, good luck to the rest of us, I guess

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“MTV Releases Cast List & First Trailer for The Challenge Season 35: Get Ready for “Total Madness!””

JEZEBELHere is a sadly relatable story about a failure to buy two of an item of clothing that you really, really like

GO FUG YOURSELFStella McCartney’s latest fashion show closed with a person in a cow costume. This article doubles as a clever bit of click-through embedding, since you’ll have to scroll through 52 other photos before getting to the chuckle (and don’t be faked out by the huge dotted print in #38)

LAINEY GOSSIP“Demi Lovato wasn’t OK for a while, as we know. And we know because she’s been candid about relapse and recovery, about her mental health issues. For many people, speaking openly about their personal struggles helps to address shame and stigma; Demi continues to take this approach now that she is coming back into the spotlight with several new projects”

THE BLASTHow has Dancing With The Stars not had same-sex couples until now?

THE BLEMISHTyga knows, but he isn’t telling (yet)

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