Category: Entertainment News

LINKS Dakota Johnson’s Ellen interview, Lizzo nude, Bravo reality crossover…

CELEBITCHYWhen I first saw Dakota Johnson’s Ellen interview trending the other day I didn’t give it much thought. And after watching the interview itself I really didn’t understand the big deal (other than it’s always nice when talk show interviews get weird). But after reading about the rather extensive history Ellen and Dakota share and the recent general backlash against Ellen, I must admit I’m fascinated by this five-minute mini-drama

THE BLASTLizzo dropped another series of nude photos on Instagram and appears to be getting mixed reactions, which seems like part of her point?

REALITY TEAI can only assume that by picking a RHONJ star he’d really “want to work with,” Captain Lee Rosbach of Below Deck really means that a crossover is already in the works

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTeen Mom 2 Season 9B Episode 29 Recap: Divorce Court & a “Dear John” Text”

JEZEBELIf you’re into fun-ridiculous holiday movies, here’s a review of The Knight Before Christmas to make your heart sing with joy. “The premise is pretty simple, really: A 14th century knight named Cole is zapped to 2019 Ohio so that he can fulfill the special quest that will make him a “true” knight, which in this case is not being roped into yet another ill-advised edition of the Crusades but rather something involving his heart”

GO FUG YOURSELFDon’t be dissuaded by the first of these images; John Boyega does indeed have a strong winter coat game

DLISTEDEven Taylor Swift, one of the many stars of the upcoming peculiarity that is Cats, acknowledges that the whole thing — story, movie, adaptation — is “weirdness”

VOX“The silent ‘sixth’ sense: Propioception is the body’s mysterious ability to locate our limbs, even in darkness. We’re just beginning to understand it”

LAINEY GOSSIPThe speculation about why Angelina Jolie switched talent agencies is plenty juicy whether you’re into gossip about Jolie herself or are interested in some insider-y details about how deals like these usually go down and how agencies can stack the cast of a given project

THE BLEMISH“Taiwanese-Canadian Actor Godfrey Gao, 35, Dies While Filming The Titan Games-Type Reality Show”

LINKS Butthole sunning sensation, Scarlett Johansson doubles down, AGT racism accusations…

JEZEBELIf you’ve got good weather on this Thanksgiving day, you might take the time to go outside, drop trou, and turn your nethers sunward. That’s the advice of butthole sunning sensation Metaphysical Meagan, whose viral post advocating the practice is the thing clogging up your social media feeds this week but that you haven’t dared click on at work

CELEBITCHYScarlett Johansson is still standing by Woody Allen, despite Vanity Fair giving her a chance to revise and extend her earlier defense of him and despite Scarlett’s own acknowledgement that defending Allen is in turn not believing women when they accuse powerful men of sexual assault

DLISTEDIt turns out that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough are not returning to America’s Got Talent because of some eyebrow-raising arguments with the show’s producers over its treatment of allegedly racist and sexist comments the women both received and overheard

VOXAnd speaking of Thanksgiving Day acknowledgments (non-butthole sunning sensation category), consider these stories of “4 young Indigenous people on what ‘home’ looks like today: Living away from home doesn’t weaken your ties to the land or to your community”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTeen Mom 2 Season 9B Episode 28 Recap: Blowies, Birthdays & Broke Baby Daddies”

REALITY TEABelow Deck Star Captain Lee Rosbach Says Simone Mashile Shouldn’t Have Worn Garter Around Drunk Charter Guest; Simone Accuses Him Of Victim Shaming”

LAINEY GOSSIPPeople — both subscribers and not — are still laughing at the technical difficulties that plagued the launch of Disney+ earlier this month, but Disney itself is laughing best. The company’s stock closed “at a record high” on the last day of trading before Thanksgiving, and it remains “the first real challenger to Netflix for streaming dominance”

THE BLEMISHOh, and Disney almost certainly tried to get rid of all the Baby Yoda GIFs earlier this week, for reasons passing understanding but which boil down to “They really are that stupid.” The GIFs are back up now — but for how long…

THE BLASTThe Real Housewives of New York star Tinsley Mortimer has shared the photos of her now-fiancé Scott Kluth proposing to her in Chicago a few days ago. The Water Tower is a beautiful edifice, but as far as romantic Chicago spots go it ranks somewhere between a Soldier Field parking lot and the gorilla house at Brookfield Zoo

GO FUG YOURSELFOne more Thanksgiving-appropriate post for your holiday enjoyment: Here’s a lengthy list of cocktail and mocktail recipes suitable for today’s festivities whether you’re having a grand time or suffering a full-scale shitshow. Happy Thanksgiving!

LINKS Wendy Williams lesbian, Lala Kent on fiancé, Kim K’s thirst…

DLISTEDIf you find yourself reading a lot of Wendy Williams lesbian takes over the next few days, it’s because the woman herself doth protest too much. Wendy took a few minutes on her show to respond to a piece of gossip — and respond quite ardently! — about how she’s now BFFs with Whitney Houston’s former lover to respond that she is not lovers with Whitney Houston’s former lover, something no one was insinuating in the first place

REALITY TEALala Kent is claiming she has “no idea” why her fiancé Randall Emmett is all of a sudden fine with appearing on camera as part of the Vanderpump Rules cast for the upcoming eighth season. Randall himself has said that the reason is perfectly obvious and understandable

CELEBITCHYKim Kardashian may indeed have a “billion-dollar idea” with her Spanx knockoff, but she’s hustling so hard and her people are tossing around the phrase “billion-dollar idea” so fervently that she just looks more and more like the younger sister. Maybe there was some truth to the rumors that Kim is insanely jealous of Kylie’s $600 million makeup line sale earlier this month

JEZEBELSince the Mr. Rogers biopic is coming out there are now a ton of stories coming out about how Mr. Rogers himself was not a saint and should not be canonized. And I agree that no one should be thought of as perfect, but my favorite part of this counter-narrative is his widow Joanne Rogers presenting evidence in the form of “He used to get me to laugh by farting”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIf you have a spare $795,000 sitting around, you can own the Brown family compound from Alaskan Bush People. And if you’re really imaginative, you’ll find a way to turn it into a West Coast version of Curse of Oak Island and start your own reality TV franchise

THE BLASTHeadline of the week contender: “Botched Doctors Refuse To Amputate This Twerker’s Messed Up Butt”

LAINEY GOSSIPJustim Timberlake maybe cheated on Jessica Biel with Alisha Wainwright over the weekend, and now he and Jessica Biel’s PR people are working overtime to assure the public that those photos of Alisha’s hand on Justin’s leg were the worst part of a momentary lapse in judgment

VOXEvidently The Top Entrepreneurs podcast host Nathan Latka is maybe a secret-in-the-open con man? This would be an even more interesting story if it didn’t involve swindling tech bros, one of the most swindle-worthy of all groups of people

GO FUG YOURSELF“Taylor Swift Leads The Rest of the AMAs Red Carpet: My favorite part about watching the AMAs was the surprising number of crowd shots in which the people were pretending to know the song they were listening to, and visibly bungling the words”

THE BLEMISHNow TI would like us all to believe he was just kidding when he said he accompanies his daughter to the gynecologist and demands to receive status updates on her hymen

LINKS Prince Andrew now just Andrew, Victoria’s Secret canceled, Grace Millane case…

CELEBITCHYWith Prince Andrew now just Andrew thanks to the fallout from his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and the absolute catastrophe that was his BBC interview, the royal family would like to believe that the worst of this particular scandal has passed. Buckingham Palace is about to be inundated with PR people sending unsolicited résumés

LAINEY GOSSIPIt’s also completely unsurprising that there are now at least two major features on the people responsible for making Andrew’s interview happen and the process behind its production. And even in these pieces Andrew stands out as being almost childishly naïve about how badly the thing went

DLISTEDThe 2019 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has officially been canceled, and it looks like the show is not likely to come back anytime soon. I had completely forgotten that it usually films right around this time of year, which definitely says something about my shortcomings as a gossip blogger but also speaks to how irrelevant the lingerie parade was becoming

VOX“She was fatally strangled. The media is making it about her sex life: Grace Millane’s story is part of a larger pattern of victim-blaming”

JEZEBELYet another reason to hate leaf blowers and never ever use them: they make yards “too tidy” and contribute to the very literal “insect armageddon” happening across our dying planet right now. (Terrible as that is, the best reason to hate leaf blowers is still that they make the worst sound in the world)

THE BLASTMeet the people where they are, Yeezy: “Kanye West will have plenty of sinners to fill with the power of the lord if he accepts the invitation to bring his Sunday Service to a popular strip club in New York City”

REALITY TEA“Former Real Housewives Of Orange County Star Jeana Keough Wants A Reboot Starring The Original Kids Of Orange County”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPJersey Shore star Angelina Pivarnick is apparently not speaking to three of her co-stars-slash-bridesmaids because they roasted her with some good-natured jokes during their speeches at her wedding this week. Isn’t roasting and / or telling embarrassing stories from childhood pretty standard for a wedding toast? I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding that didn’t have at least one speech intended to tease the newlyweds

GO FUG YOURSELFWith every red carpet premiere, Clint Eastwood looks more like Jack Skellington’s great-grandfather

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