Category: Entertainment News

LINKS Yet more R. Kelly charges, RHOA takedown, Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin…

JEZEBELAccording to a new report by the Chicago Tribune, we should expect yet more R. Kelly charges relating to his ever-more-tenuously alleged sexual abuse and racketeering when the disgraced singer is arraigned in New York early next month. Kelly has already been indicted on thirteen counts in Chicago, where he’s being held without bail in a federal prison

REALITY TEARHOA star Eva Marcille is coming for Kenya Moore. And gossip from the filming of Season 12 claims Kenya is more than willing to repay Eva’s interest

CELEBITCHYThe saga of Miranda Lambert’s marriage to hot cop Brendan McLoughlin had quieted down over the past few months. But now that Miranda has a new single out and is using her husband’s attractiveness to promote it, expect the two of them to become a tabloid fixture once more

DLISTEDSan Diego Comic Con was this weekend, and one of the few big movie reveals (SDCC is mostly given over to TV shows these days) was that Natalie Portman is the new Thor. Also, Mahershala Ali is going to be Blade, and Angelina Jolie is doing something

VOXThe Big Little Lies Season 2 (and likely series) finale had a weirdly happy ending for almost every character. Plus Renata gave new meaning to the phrase “blow off some steam”

GO FUG YOURSELFCan confirm: “These New Pictures of Birthday Boy Prince George Are VERY Cute”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPAmanda Garcia from MTV’s The Challenge is expecting her first child in February, congrats!

THE BLASTGhostwriter Alison Baker, who is best known to celebrity-watchers for writing for Nicky Hilton, is suing Hilton’s aunt and RHOBH star Kim Richards over unpaid work. Baker claims Richards owes her $10,000, but “will settle for just under” that amount

THE BLEMISHHang on a minute, Olivia Culpo really is never *not* in a bikini

LAINEY GOSSIP“An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” the viral article about a serial rapist who went uncaught for so long partly because no one believed one of his victims, is now a four-part Netflix series called Unbelievable. The series drops September 13

LINKS 2019 Emmy nominations, The Trump-Epstein Connection, Lohan returns…

CELEBITCHYThe 2019 Emmy nominations are out; predictably, Game of Thrones did extremely well, setting a new record for most nominations in a single season with 32. But the big story isn’t that — it’s Gwendoline Christie submitting herself for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series after she found out HBO wasn’t planning to do it, and getting the nomination anyway. Plus, it gives me another excuse to use this photo of Christie’s amazing dress at the GoT Season 8 premiere

JEZEBELNBC just released some footage of Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein together at Mar-a-Lago back in 1992. The video, shot shortly after Trump’s divorce from Ivana, features Trump and Epstein standing in a corner judging the relative hotness of women dancing on the other side of the room

REALITY TEALindsay Lohan’s Beach Club may have been a flop, but apparently Lohan herself isn’t ready to give up on reality TV. She’s signed on to become a judge on the Australian version of The Masked Singer, likely because she “will also be dropping new music” soon

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPSouthern Charm Star Kathryn Dennis Denies Thomas Ravenel’s Latest Accusations Regarding Drug Use & Sex Addiction”

VOXEvidently the newest royal baby is going to give the British economy a pretty significant bump: the UK is expected to spend well over a billion pounds over the next couple of years trying to match his outfits and other associated baby items

THE BLEMISH“Iowa’s Department of Human Services Fired for His Love of Tupac” is not a headline I ever expected to see, but it’s 2019 and the world’s implosion presents many starbursts

GO FUG YOURSELFAwkwafina’s publicity tour for The Farewell has basically turned into an all-out charm offensive, and also these shoes are fantastic

LAINEY GOSSIPTom Holland is maybe possibly probably no longer dating Zendaya, choosing instead an unidentified blonde woman who will be the focus of intense “Becky with the good hair” scrutiny by the end of the day if she isn’t already

THE BLAST“‘Weedmayhem’ Launch Party Featured an 8-ft Ice Bong” — yep, there’s a headline you can set your watch to

DLISTED“According to a Scientologist” is never a great way to begin a contention

LINKS Murdered Instagram influencer, new RHOD cast member, ScarJo plays victim…

THE BLEMISHMurdered Instagram influencer Bianca Devins (@escty), seventeen years old, had her “partially severed head” posted on the social media platform by Brandan Andrew Clark, her murderer and a friend of Devins’ family. Instagram has since taken the post down and deleted Brandan’s account, but screengrabs of his final post continue to circulate on the site and elsewhere

REALITY TEAIt looks like every current cast member of The Real Housewives of Dallas has “accidentally” outed the show’s newbie ahead of the Season 4 premiere. And at least one RHOC cast member got into the premature unveiling, as well

JEZEBELSomeone of Scarlett Johansson’s stature and long experience with celebridom pleading the clickbait defense is pretty desperate

DLISTEDThanks to a legitimately epic men’s final, a shockingly anticlimactic women’s final, and Woody Harrelson, Wimbledon 2019 was actually the perfect place for Jeff Bezos and his mistress Lauren Sanchez to make their public debut

THE BLASTLa La Anthony is filming her new show in Australia, posing with huge guns and seemingly not missing Carmelo Anthony for a single moment

CELEBITCHYLa La Land writer and director Damien Chazelle’s new movie sure sounds a hell of a lot like a remake of Singin’ In The Rain, which is already the perfect movie about movies, so, good luck

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Season 4 Episode 11 Recap: Divorce Papers, a Delivery Room Diss & a Dramatic Drive with Debbie”

VOXIt’s possible, though not at all likely, that Congress will change the tax code to give a break to full-time parents. No word on whether they’ll allow breaks on back taxes for every stay-at-home mom who lived through the previous century

LAINEY GOSSIPShawn Mendes and Camila Cabelo are allowing paparazzi to “secretly” photograph them looking cute in coffee shops, so they’re now officially dating

GO FUG YOURSELFWow, Ginger Spice really *does* look like Lindsay Lohan these days

LINKS 20 New R. Kelly charges, Epstein and Prince Andrew, Lashana Lynch is 007…

DLISTEDNow that approximately 20 new tapes featuring R. Kelly allegedly having sex with underage girls have surfaced, authorities in Illinois and New York have filed approximately 20 new R. Kelly charges. These charges are in addition to the aggravated sexual assault charges Kelly was already fighting in court

THE BLASTThose 20 new R. Kelly charges don’t include a bevy of indictments already filed and forthcoming against Kelly’s “entire entourage,” including the “vast network of enablers who allegedly helped facilitate” his doings

CELEBITCHYDisgraced possible fake billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein is due in court for a bail hearing today; it’s possible that we’ll begin to find out more about Epstein’s connection to the Duke of York, who’s been close with Epstein for years and allegedly had sex with underage girls provided by him on Epstein’s private island

JEZEBELIn less unpleasant news, MCU actress Lashana Lynch is apparently the new 007, according to plot details leaked from the script of the currently filming Bond 25

REALITY TEACamille Grammer, who “got a big huge house in Malibu” in her divorce settlement with Kelsey Grammer, says that her ex-husband “did not reach out to her” in any way after the house burned down in the Woosley Fire last year

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Federal Appeals Court Rules Duggar Sisters’ Privacy Lawsuit Against Hometown Officials Can Proceed in Court”

THE BLEMISHScarlett Johansson isn’t over the outcry from her casting as a transgender man in the movie Rub & Tug and has officially doubled down on the things that made her casting controversial in the first place

LAINEY GOSSIPBehold: “The Most Eighties Lewks of Stranger Things Season 3″

GO FUG YOURSELF“Harry and Meghan Pop Out for the London Premiere of The Lion King ”

VOXToday, in white sentences: “Pottery Barn is releasing a Friends collection for the show’s 25th anniversary”

LINKS Lion King underwhelms, Cameron Boyce’s last hours, Megan Rapinoe & ESPYs fashion…

VOXIf you’ve been seeing stories about how 2019’s version The Lion King underwhelms, it turns out it’s not just a few critics spreading bad vibes. Disney’s summer tentpole is getting plenty of tepid reviews; the movie is currently sitting at a 58% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s “just like the original, but without the magic” appears to be the consensus (but don’t worry, Beyonce is getting plenty of praise)

LAINEY GOSSIPSpeaking of which, apparently Beyonce isn’t doing any publicity for the movie, which is smart on her part because a) even if she were it wouldn’t affect the movie’s box office at all, b) promo tours seem like a huge drag, and c) all her co-stars wind up talking about her on their publicity tours, as was the case when Seth Rogen went on Jimmy Kimmel this week

THE BLASTCameron Boyce’s sister Maya says the final hours of her brother’s life were completely “normal and fun” and that the actor was “happy” before his shocking death

JEZEBELMegan Rapinoe’s ESPYs look stood out for all the right reasons

GO FUG YOURSELFAnd speaking of the ESPYs, here’s a roundup of all the best red carpet looks, plus a couple more questionable fashion decisions (we’re looking in your direction, Odell “Snack Fanny Pack” Beckham Jr.)

REALITY TEA“Ramona Singer Reveals How She Keeps Her Full-Time Status On Real Housewives Of New York

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Ashley Jacobs Returns to Southern Charm, Then Uses Social Media to Accuse Patricia Altschul of ‘Conspiring to Frame’ Thomas Ravenel”

CELEBITCHYHow did WarnerMedia steal Friends away from Netflix for HBO Max, its own streaming service? By paying $85 million per year for the next five years and betting that the most popular show currently streaming will snag plenty of new subscribers, that’s how

DLISTEDThe cast of American Horror Story: 1984 is headlined by Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman, John Carroll Lynch, and Billie Lourd, along with a former Olympic skiier and the looming specter of an absent Sarah Paulson

THE BLEMISHIt sounds like Lil’ Wayne quit his gig as the opener for Blink-182’s summer tour because either the crowd sizes were too small for his liking or he’s “so not used to performing to a crowd” in the first place? The tour was supposed to run almost to the end of September, so…expect a lawsuit, I guess

LINKS Harvey Weinstein’s attorney, Kourtney spoils True, Friends leaving Netflix…

DLISTEDEvidently things are going so well for the disgraced alleged sexual predator who used to run a major movie studio that Harvey Weinstein’s attorney may soon be…himself. Weinstein is said to want to represent himself “in some of his pending legal issues”; as a gossip blogger, I cannot stress how much I hope this terrible idea actually happens

CELEBITCHYPeople are freaking out about Khloe Kardashian’s parenting because she got her 14-month-old daughter True a sparkly pink Bentley, but let’s not forget that A) all tiny driveable kiddy cars are a bad idea, not just the luxury ones and B) Khloe’s nannies are the ones raising True anyway

VOXWarnerMedia has announced more details about HBO Max, its forthcoming streaming service — and one of those details is that it’s taking Friends away from Netflix starting in 2020. (It’s also not replacing HBO Go or HBO Now, so, good luck sorting through the three streaming channels with HBO’s name attached)

REALITY TEARHOC star Shannon Beador has officially added her maiden name to her stage name and now goes by Shannon Storms Beador. Shannon acknowledged that her ex David Beador asked her to drop his name entirely; she says she’s keeping it “For the sake of my kids,” and also because “Shannon Storms” makes her think of strippers

JEZEBELAfter literally years of gossip and speculation, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are officially dating now (more or less)

LAINEY GOSSIPIf you are reading this from Wimbledon, please be advised that Dutchess Meghan’s handlers would like you to refrain from taking pictures of her. If you are reading this from your home, please turn on the television and take pictures of Meghan whenever she appears in the Wimbledon crowd instead

THE BLEMISHEvan Rachel Wood is having it out with Stranger Things fans over Hopper and specifically his portrayal in the still-fresh Season 3

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPJersey Shore Family Vacation Season 3 Sneak Peek: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s Roommates Show Up At His Sentencing”

GO FUG YOURSELFTrue, Emily Ratajkowski’s outfit here looks a little bit “Dressed-in-the-dark-and-forgot-a-shirt-but-who-cares,” but it also doesn’t look that different from what most big-name models wear when they’re just lounging about town?

THE BLASTRIP to acting legend and legendary oddball Rip Torn, who died at home in Connecticut yesterday at the age of 88. There are more good stories about Torn than maybe anyone else working in Hollywood today, on top of which he was maybe the most notable “Hey, it’s that guy!”-type actor of all time. I would have embedded Alec Baldwin’s story about Rip Torn’s bar fight here if it were available on YouTube, but it’s not, so instead I can only recommend that you pull up Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee on Netflix and watch it there

LINKS Halle Bailey is Ariel, RHONY shade, Gwyneth’s Goop reckoning…

VOXNews of the cast of Disney’s Little Mermaid live-action remake has been leaking out over the past few days, and now the title character has been unveiled. Halle Bailey is Ariel: the 19-year-old singer, best known for her success with Chloe x Halle, the R&B duo she formed with her sister, will be the first black Little Mermaid ever

REALITY TEARHONY star Ramona Singer threw a major gala the same night as Countess Luann’s long-planned cabaret show and now Luann and a few other members of the RHONY cast have some thoughts on the scheduling snafu

CELEBITCHYBreaking: Water is wet

JEZEBEL“Can Celebrities Make Good Wine?”

LAINEY GOSSIPYesterday was Tom Cruise’s birthday. He turned 57. He looks and acts functionally the same as he did when I was a kid. Tom Cruise has functionally been 57 years old for my entire life

DLISTEDA$AP Rocky and three members of his entourage allegedly got into a street fight in Sweden with some unruly Swedish youths (no joke, if the surveillance footage is to be believed Rocky was just chilling before the fight went down), and now he faces six years on an assault charge

GO FUG YOURSELFThis outfit of Gigi Hadid’s looks like at least three different outfits held together by detailed stitching and also overwhelming indifference

THE BLASTHillary Duff pierced her eight-month-old daughter’s ears and now her followers are screaming child abuse

THE BLEMISHAccording to son Brody, Caitlin Jenner is “like a 15-year-old girl now” — a sharp turnaround from Brody’s childhood, when then-Bruce was “largely absent” and cultivated a “very surface” relationship with his son

LINKS USWNT Victory, Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun, Knives Out trailer…

JEZEBELThe USWNT victory over the Lionesses of England yesterday secured their spot in the Women’s World Cup final this Sunday. Before the match, England had criticized the US for being too showy and generally arrogant. On that note, here’s a photo gallery from the match, including Alex Morgan’s tea sipping celebration after her goal put the US up 2-1

CELEBITCHYScooter Braun’s plan for making things better (not making them right) with Taylor Swift apparently involves a long telephone conversation, though so far he hasn’t been able to get hold of her. In the meantime, Taylor’s back catalogue is selling like crazy in light of her apparent displeasure at Scooter’s purchase of her masters, so, the longer this plays out, the more money they both make

DLISTEDFilmmaker Rian Johnson unveiled the trailer for Knives Out, his latest work, which comes out Thanksgiving weekend. Knives Out is an awesome title, but this trailer — with the notable exception of a super-hammy, southern-accented Daniel Craig — underwhelmed me at first. It just seems like a lot of shocked faces? Then I remembered the movie is a whodunnit, dummy, so of course the trailer will be even cagier than normal. And seriously, watch Craig and try not to snort laughter

LAINEY GOSSIPFilmmaker Ari Aster made a name for himself last year with Hereditary; this year he’s putting out the follow-up, Midsommar. It’s a breakup movie disguised as a horror movie, the trailer is disturbing and weird, and here is probably the best sentence I will read today: “If Ari Aster has a love language, it’s grief screams”

VOXHere’s the deal with Nike’s Betsy Ross flag shoe controversy, Colin Kapernick’s involvement, and why some people are upset about these things. Since the shoe has the flag for America’s original thirteen colonies on it, why don’t we just have the USWNT ship them all to Britain? Problem solved; no further controversy to be had

THE BLEMISHA day after maybe coming out with a less-than-100%-obvious tweet, Lil Nas X put an end to the speculation about his sexuality by saying “deadass thought i made it obvious.” He then followed *that* up with a less-than-100%-obvious tweet implying he’s actualy bi, not gay. And that “Old Town Road” is a song about horses

THE BLASTLuke Perry’s final role is in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and a billboard promoting that fact is now up on Sunset Boulevard

REALITY TEABillionaire and model-daughter-haver Mohamed Hadid was sentenced to 200 hours of community service after being found guilty of building code violations for his Bel Air mansion, plus bribery for getting the code violations built in the first place…and then apparently had his security guard do the community service for him

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPToday, in news of the obvious: 13-year-old Honey Boo Boo has reportedly hired an attorney to put all of her money into an account Mama June won’t be able to access. She also has the Olsen Twins on speed dial (which I know isn’t really a thing anymore but still seems to be in use as an expression?)

GO FUG YOURSELF“Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore Picked Up Some Awards” at film festivals in exotic European locale; truly, the life of an international film star is a challenging one