Category: Entertainment News

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

LINKS J-Lo and Shakira, Super Bowl commercials, Groundhog prediction…

CELEBITCHYSo J-Lo and Shakira put on an energetic and really fun Super Bowl halftime show that still somehow managed to ruffle a ton of feathers thanks to people still uncomfortable with grinding and pole dancing. (Surprisingly, J-Lo’s political undertones seemed to sneak right by almost everyone)

VOXThere was also the usual spate of celebrity- and pop culture reference-laden Super Bowl commercials, most of which were dull as hell. I actually really liked the HSN satire that Avocados From Mexico put together, because it’s always fun to see a mirror held up to an audience without the audience’s awareness. Facebook’s was garbage. What did you, the viewers at home, think?

DLISTEDOn a related note, Jason Momoa’s pre-Super Bowl Super Bowl commercial was even better than his Super Bowl commercial, which had people shrieking and covering their eyes in the living room where I watched

THE BLASTBack to the spectacle itself: Demi Lovato is getting rave reviews for both her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and the all-white outfit she wore to perform it

THE BLEMISHOh right, a football game happened during all that as well. Kansas City won its first NFL championship in 50 years, but the wrong guy won the game’s MVP trophy

JEZEBELOh, and it was *also* Groundhog Day yesterday. (I forgot until after seeing Jeep’s commercial with Bill Murray.) Not-Punxsutawney-Phil did not see its shadow for the fifth year in a row, meaning winter is over and it’s okay to complain about how it’s so hot that you can’t wait for autumn to begin

REALITY TEAMeghan Edmonds does not need to express every thought

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPBringing Up Bates Star Carlin Bates Stewart Welcomes First Child with Husband Evan; Best Friend Joy Duggar Forsyth Responds”

LAINEY GOSSIPWorth the click for this sentence alone: “If January is a graveyard for unwanted movies, then Super Bowl weekend is an abandoned house on a dead-end road with a mysterious locked room in the basement and a garage full of nothing but rope and cyanide.”

GO FUG YOURSELF“Zendaya Once Again Looks Good In Something Confusing”

LINKS Rihanna and A$AP Rocky, Coronaconfusion, 50 Cent Walk of Fame…

DLISTEDRihanna and A$AP Rocky are at least tabloid-dating, so we can assume that someone in one or both of their camps wants the gossip out there. Also, isn’t it delightful how often “dating” is literally a euphemism for “f*cking in hotel suites whenever they get the chance”

CELEBITCHYIt seems that a great many people believe somehow Corona (the beer) is related to or outright responsible for coronavirus (the new strain of nCOV responsible for 170 deaths and counting)

THE BLASTYesterday 50 Cent got himself a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Eminem inducted him onto (into?) the walkway with a heartfelt speech full of memories, praise, and an unexpected Scrabble reference

JEZEBELPrivileged people have no idea how much health care costs (or the value of “a few grand” [or basic empathy])

VOXOn a related note, here’s an uplifting explainer of exactly how and why “America’s system of government is rigged against democracy”

LAINEY GOSSIPBack to gossip: Jessica Simpson’s memoir — appropriately titled Open Book — comes out next Tuesday, and she’s been dishing away on the promo tour. The latest viral story: what happened between Jessica and Justin Timberlake after she divorced Nick Lachey back in the mid-00s

GO FUG YOURSELFLowkey Headline of the Week: “The Actors Who Came Out for the Visual Effects Awards Brought It (Visually, Anyway)”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Snooki Says Angelina Pivarnick Still Isn’t Speaking to Her Female Jersey Shore Co-Stars Following Bridesmaids’ Speech Drama”

REALITY TEAVanderpump Rules cast member Ariana Madix is firing back at Tom Sandoval in the Stassi Schroeder text message drama

THE BLEMISHIt kind of looks like Tom Brady is walking back onto a football field in this cryptic pic he shared yesterday, which would suggest he’s not retiring? But then it also looks like he’s wearing a business suit or some other kind of formalwear, and so maybe he actually is? Or maybe the whole point was that he wanted all eyes back on him as we head into Super Bowl weekend