Category: Entertainment News

LINKS Kelly Dodd controversy, VP debate memes, SNL COVID payoff…

REALITY TEAThe Kelly Dodd controversy over the RHOC star’s “Drunk Wives Matter” hat doesn’t look like it’s going to blow over quickly, thanks in part to the halfhearted apology Kelly shared on Instagram in which she insisted she supports “racial equality”

JEZEBELAccording to early polling, Kamala Harris was the winner of the Vice Presidential debate last night; according to social media, Kamala was the clear winner, largely because every woman watching could identify with the face she pulled every time Mike Pence went way over his allotted time to answer a different question than the one that had been asked

VOXBut the one participant who may have a higher approval rating *and* be more meme-able than Kamala Harris was the real live fly who sat on top of Mike Pence’s hair, in clear view of an audience of tens of millions, for two full minutes

THE BLASTAlso Pence’s left eye was noticeably red and raw-looking during the debate, leading plenty of observers to point out that a reddish or pink eye can be a sign of COVID and so given Pence’s close proximity to the hundred thousand people in the West Wing currently infected with the disease, he may well be next. (Pence’s wife Karen was maskless beside her husband after the debate)

DLISTEDIt turns out Saturday Night Live was able to get around New York state COVID restrictions on audience gatherings for TV shows by paying each of its audience members $150 for attending the season premiere, thus rendering them technically employees

CELEBITCHYPrince Harry apparently got surfing lessons from Meghan Markle for his 36th birthday last month, which sounds somehow both cool and excruciatingly middle-aged

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFormer Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder pulled back the wool from everyone’s eyes yesterday, revealing that she actually married her fiancé Beau Clark last month on their original wedding day, after first trying to change their plans because of the coronavirus pandemic

GO FUG YOURSELFI once painted a bedroom the same orange sherbet color Ralph & Russo used for way too many outfits in their fashion show and immediately regretted it as the room gave me a headache every time I walked by

LAINEY GOSSIPI’ve been hearing so many good things about Ted Lasso of late that I’m now convinced this show will singlehandedly save Apple TV from the soon-to-be-overflowing dustbin of streaming networks. So far, I’ve only been threatened with the loss of one friendship if I don’t completely and totally fall in love with the show — but I expect that number to grow

LINKS Kelly Dodd Drunk Wives Matter, Claudia Conway reporting, RIP EVH…

THE BLASTShe’s since apologized for it, but the Kelly Dodd Drunk Wives Matter controversy has already generated a huge backlash and led to gossip a-plenty that the RHOC star is not long for the show

CELEBITCHYIt says something — a whole bunch of things, really — that 15-year-old Claudia Conway’s TikTok videos are a legitimate behind-the-scenes look at the current White House and the people who live and work and get sick in it

DLISTEDAn unfortunate Rest In Peace to the legend Eddie Van Halen, who died yesterday at 65 after a protracted battle with throat cancer. Eddie was a profound influence, often directly, on every shredder who came after; it’s not an exaggeration to say that without him, rock music would sound very, very different (and likely a lot less fun)

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPThe Hills: New Beginnings Set to Resume Filming in Two to Four Weeks; Brody Jenner Reportedly Vetoes Filming Outside of Los Angeles”

JEZEBEL“On Friday, Rihanna put on a virtual Savage x Fenty fashion show and for a fleeting moment, all was well in the world. And then just as suddenly, it wasn’t. One scene from the show featured a track titled “DOOM” by French producer Coucou Chloe, which sampled a highly synthesized and remixed version of a recitation of an Islamic Hadith—a saying of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) which is considered to be sacrosanct within the religion—and once Muslims on the internet identified it, they immediately brought it to Rihanna’s attention with a slew of angry tweets explaining the offense”

REALITY TEANewbie Sutton Stracke would very much like to be invited back for the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; are you here for this?

LAINEY GOSSIPChris Evans’ return to social media following his accidental dick pic slip is body part worship of a related sort: the time-honored T-shirt removal revealing new tattoos

GO FUG YOURSELF“You Might Need Grace Jones Today,” says the headline, to which we all respond: What day would not be improved with a little Grace Jones?

VOXFinally, because it is getting hard to keep up, here’s a comprehensive list: “Everyone in the White House cluster who has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus” (As of today, the total is fourteen people)

LINKS Dolly Parton topless, Candiace vs Monique, More White House COVID…

JEZEBELDolly Parton is in talks to reprise her famous 1978 Playboy photo shoot — potentially right down to the black leotard — to celebrate her 75th birthday in a few months. That doesn’t necessarily mean the legend is going to grace the world with Dolly Parton topless shots, though; Dolly says she’ll do it if the shoot can be “in good taste” and “if they [the magazine] want it.” Consider this a done deal

REALITY TEAReal Housewives of Potomac star Candiace Dillard has “not said a single word to” castmate Monique Samuels after the pair gave us one of the most talked-about fights in Real Housewives history this past weekend

CELEBITCHYGiven her close general proximity to the president, it will likely come as no surprise to hear that Kellyanne Conway also has COVID-19; given her propensity for lying and spin doctoring, it may also come as no surprise to learn that for several days Kellyanne Conway hid her diagnosis from her family, who is now also infected

VOXOn a completely unrelated note: “How to vote by mail in 2020: Everything you need to know to get your ballot on time and make sure it gets counted”

LAINEY GOSSIPThere’s another new rumor about new Adele music coming soon, except this time it looks like the rumor may have some legitimacy to it? And by “coming soon,” we mean “next month”

DLISTEDModern Family wrapped six months ago, but Sofia Vergara is still the highest-paid female actor in the world after pulling in $43 million dollars over the last year. That’s just a tick under what the highest paid male actor brought in: The Rock earned $87.5 million over the same span

THE BLAST“Britney Spears Gives A Sneak Peek At Her REAL Life — ‘Instagram Vs. Reality'”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPDuck Dynasty Star Sadie Robertson is Expecting First Child with Husband Christian Huff”

GO FUG YOURSELFFinally, here’s another fun GFY blast from the past: “The Photos from the Premiere of Good Will Hunting Are SO Late ’90s”

LINKS Trump’s hospital stay, SNL returns, Southern Charm controversy…

CELEBITCHYDonald Trump’s hospital stay after being diagnosed with COVID-19 has been filled with the same misdirection, stage props, and unreliability we’ve come to expect even when he’s not dealing with a life-threatening illness. Trump aparently has “very concerning” symptoms, including difficulty breathing, and had to be given oxygen at the White House days ago

JEZEBELWhile Trump says he’s “doing very well,” he’s been given two drugs — dexamethasone (a steroid) and remdesivir (an antiviral) — that are “usually reserved for moderately to severely ill covid patients”

VOXThe list of White House staffers and higher-ups who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus since the super spreader event last week keeps growing: In addition to Donald and Melania, we’ve learned that three Republican senators, Chris Christie, Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, and Trump’s personal aide have all tested positive

DLISTEDIn related news, Saturday Night Live returned this weekend — and with a live, masked, distanced audience, no less. Jim Carrey debuted his Joe Biden impersonation, to mostly tepid reviews; Alec Baldwin returned as Trump, to same

REALITY TEANew full-time Southern Charm cast member Leva Bonaparte — she’s been a friend of the cast and appeared as such in several episodes over the years — is pushing back against claims she was only added to the cast to give it a token person of color. Although, if ever a show needed a huge cast shake up to better represent people of color, Southern Charm would be it

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari, Stephen Colletti & Rest of Laguna Beach Cast to Take Part in Reunion Show: Details!”

LAINEY GOSSIPThe upcoming remake of The Witches looks to be a stunner: “Is this, or is this not, the most you’ve ever been ITCHING to see Anne Hathaway play a role? And it makes sense, doesn’t it? Everyone who has ever called her ‘extra’ or thought she was a bit much – not that I ever subscribed to that particular philosophy – has to admit that here, in high camp, is exactly where she should be. Right? I’m very, very excited, even though I’m clearly a bad parent because I played the trailer without thinking it might traumatize my otherwise tough kid, which it very much did. ”

GO FUG YOURSELFThis will probably be my favorite headline of the day: “Holy Balls, Balmain’s Show Was Long and Full of Atomic Shoulders”

THE BLAST“Selma Blair Admits Google Alerts Are On, Flaunts Legs Anyways”

LINKS Chrissy Tiegen miscarriage, Lenny Kravitz’s abs, 6ix9ine OD…

CELEBITCHYPrayers up for Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend, who revealed they lost their unborn son in an absolutely devastating Instagram post. News of the Chrissy Tiegen miscarriage came days after Chrissy said she’d been hospitalized due to complications with her pregnancy, which she confirmed just a few weeks ago.

DLISTEDLenny Kravitz might be 56 years old, but Lenny Kravitz’s abs are timeless (even if they’re also doubtless benefiting just a lil bit from some Photoshop magic)

THE BLASTTekashi 6ix9ine may have overdosed on the diet pill Hydroxycut and had to be “rushed to a Florida hospital” after suffering “extreme ‘sweating’ and other symptoms”

JEZEBELMelania Trump is on tape complaining about Christmas and grossly misunderstanding the plight of the thousands of would-be immigrants her husband has living in cages on the US-Mexico border

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Former Counting On Stars Jill & Derick Dillard Talk About Birth Control, Being Friends With Non-Christians & the LGBTQ Community”

REALITY TEALala Kent confirmed that the Vanderpump Rules pregnancy pact was in fact real, saying she knew it was “cheesy” but that she really wants her kids to grow up at the same time as all of her best friends’ kids, because that’s the way she grew up “and it was so much fun” and honestly, that’s a pretty good reason for a pregnancy pact

LAINEY GOSSIPWait, so Channing Tatum maybe isn’t broken up with Jessie J despite reports from six months ago that they were done?

GO FUG YOURSELFCome for the discussion — ” What Can We Do To Actually Try To Enjoy This Fall Season?” — but stay for the dancing pumpkinhead gif

VOXStraightaway, here’s one thing you can do to enjoy the Halloween season and creepy creepy autumn in general: “Get ready for Halloween as the Vox Book Club reads Mexican Gothic: In Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new novel, the real gothic is colonialism”

LINKS New Borat movie, Presidential debate fallout, Below Deck Season 8 cast…

DLISTEDIt’s both surprising and not that there’s a new Borat movie coming out next month. Surprising because Covid still reigns, sure, but also not at all surprising because Sacha Baron Cohen always operates on the DL? The story of how they shot this one is pretty good, as is the news that there’s a deliberately fake Kazakhstan government Twitter account that’s been tweeting out innocuous nonsense for months but that is in fact a promo tool for the movie itself

CELEBITCHYIt’s telling that Joe Biden called Donald Trump “the worst president America has ever had” at the first debate and it would have been the only thing anyone took away from any other debate in any other election year (except maybe 2016) but it isn’t even really getting talked about this year, such was the depth of depravity that America’s worst president brought to the stage

JEZEBELThere was so much garbage happening during and around the first presidential debate that I didn’t even know about Cardi B doing a live fact check on IGTV. But she did and it was exactly what you would expect, and so now there’s a general call for the folks in charge to get Cardi to do it in person at the second debate, which, there’s no way anyone can convince me that this is a bad idea after the total shitshow that was the first debate

REALITY TEACaptain Lee Rosbach is back, and he’s brought new people with him: Below Deck Season 8 now has a trailer, a premiere date (November 2), and at least four new cast members

LAINEY GOSSIP“In the 1990s, The Craft was to Goth girls what Clueless was to popular girls: an acknowledgment that your fashion choices were totally legit, and that choker DOES look good on you. Also like Clueless, The Craft has maintained an affectionate nostalgia over the years, which is now being revisited in the form of a sequel, The Craft: Legacy. Written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones (probably best known as Fawn Moscato on New Girl, but her feature directorial debut, Band Aid, is charming), The Craft: Legacy is a sequel to The Craft, about a new coven of girls using and abusing witchcraft at their high school”

THE BLASTLeBron James went and upgraded his LA house situation: the Lakers star dropped $36 million for a Beverly Hills mansion formerly owned by soap opera icon Lee Phillip Bell (creator of The Bold and the Beautiful *and* The Young and the Restless). It’s James’ third house in the LA area, and is as impressive as you’d expect…but there’s no basketball court

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPBear Brown and Raiven Adams from Alaskan Bush People are giving their relationship another try; apparently what did it was Bear getting to meet his son River, who is six months old, for the first time just last week

GO FUG YOURSELFI’ve been loving GFY’s regular galleries of old fashion magazine covers and this collection of all the Vogue covers from 1941 to 1970 — kind of a significant period! — is no exception

VOXFinally, don’t believe the hype: There’s a huge difference in time, perhaps as much as six months, between when America will have a mass-produced Covid-19 vaccine (possibly by the end of 2020) and when that vaccine will be mass distributed across the country (likely by summer 2021)

LINKS First 2020 presidential debate, RHOP fight fallout, Papa Mahomes…

VOXThe first 2020 presidential debate is in the books, and as you may have suspected before either candidate said a single word, was not an especially cheerful or helpful affair. But all of the initial post-debate polls — including those conducted by Republicans — named Biden the winner

JEZEBELIn one of the debate’s lowest and most surreal moments, Donald Trump took a chance to condemn white supremacy by instead telling white supremacists to “stand back and stand by”

REALITY TEA“After the most recent episode of Real Housewives of Potomac, viewers are still reeling. We all knew the fight between Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels was coming. But man, it was a doozy. What we weren’t prepared for, is how quickly lines were drawn as to who was at fault”

THE BLASTCongratulations to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, who’s about to become a father 🙂 Patrick’s fiancée Brittany Matthews revealed the good news with an ultrasound post on Instagram

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPWhitney Way Thore is ready to talk about her failed engagement to unfaithful ex Chase Severino in the new season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which now has its first teaser trailer

CELEBITCHYWe’re about six weeks away from the release of The Crown Season 4, which means it’s time for Netflix to ramp up the publicity machine. Behold: The first still images from the upcoming season, including our first look at Emma Corrin as young Lady Di (and no joke, at first glance I thought it was a real picture of Diana)

GO FUG YOURSELFLizzo’s October Vogue cover and profile are enough of a helpful, encouraging read by themselves, but she’s also turned in a dynamite installment of “73 Questions.” *And* Claudia Rankine wrote the profile

DLISTEDGabrielle Union and NBC appear to have found an “amicable resolution” regarding the toxic, racist, sexist America’s Got Talent workplace Gabrielle said she suffered through for years and further claimed she was fired for talking about behind the scenes

LAINEY GOSSIPJon Hamm is getting ready to shoot an awesome-sounding heist movie in Detroit and also he’s still rocking the quintessential dad bod in this photo gallery on the beach

LINKS RHOBH new cast, Dorinda Medley returning?, Trump Covid questions…

JEZEBELOne especially “ingenious” idea as regards the RHOBH new cast? “Blow it up and start over,” which OK is maybe not super ingenious but should probably be a mandatory action for every reality show with a season number in the double digits

REALITY TEAIn related and backpedaling news, Andy Cohen apparently thinks Dorinda Medley was an “iconic” cast member who was simply “in a bad place” this past year and will hopefully “rejoin the show at some point”

CELEBITCHYThe headline almost says it all: “Should Bob Woodward have revealed his damaging info about Trump months ago?” Let’s answer that question with another question: if Woodward had come forward last spring, would fewer than 192,000 Americans be dead of coronavirus?

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Collin Gosselin Accuses His Dad Jon Gosselin of Physically Abusing Him, Prompting Investigation; Jon’s Ex-Wife Kate Gosselin Speaks Out”

VOXA headline to precipitate panic: “A third of Americans might refuse a Covid-19 vaccine. How screwed are we?” Followed by the ever-important subhead: “There’s still time to get this right”

DLISTEDYou will no doubt be shocked to learn that Lori Loughlin is having a hard time grasping with the concept of spending the holidays in prison

LAINEY GOSSIPComing in hot from the frozen north: Canada’s Drag Race just crowned its First Ever Drag Superstar, and here she is in one of her first interviews since winning the big prize

GO FUG YOURSELFSelena Gomez looks kind of like Christina Ricci in The Addams Family, and kind of like Selma Hayek playing Frida Kahlo — no shade in either instance; those were both iconic roles — but yes, she does indeed also look “lovely on the cover of Allure

THE BLASTSavannah Chrisley would very much like you to underestimate her