Category: Entertainment News

LINKS 2020 Oscar nominations, RHOD controversy, Cardi B gets political…

CELEBITCHYThe 2020 Oscar nominations have been announced, and there’s not even a hint of controversy over the contenders. Just kidding! Once again, the nominees’ surprising lack of diversity has come under scrutiny. Also surprising: a record four movies received ten or more nominations, suggesting that the major awards may be split among them. Anyway, here’s the full list of 2020 Oscar nominations, so get speculatin’

LAINEY GOSSIPSouth Korean film Parasite was one of this year’s big Oscar snubs. Despite getting six nominations overall, the critical darling received zero acting nods, a fact that has plenty of those darling-dubbling critics crying foul

REALITY TEAIn non-Oscar news, Real Housewives of Dallas star Brandi Redmond has apparently checked herself into a “wellness center” in response to a recently surfaced video in which she’s acting pretty racist toward Asian people

DLISTEDAnything that brings more Cardi B into the world is a good thing, especially if it’s a political run that irks or inspires Kanye to do something more than just talk about it

JEZEBELPossible Headline Of The Week, for multiple reasons: “Thinx Period Panties May Contain Crotch Toxins”

VOXEvidently Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are about ready to duke it out publicly; here’s why

THE BLAST“R. Kelly’s Ex-Girlfriend Azriel Clary Shares Family Reunion Photos After Leaving Singer For Good”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPSister Wives Season 14 Episodes 1 & 2 Recap: Unhappily Unpacking & Diving Into Dirty Water

GO FUG YOURSELFThe skirt is a metaphor for Dolittle

THE BLEMISHJoe Rogan is literally on a diarrhea diet

LINKS Golden Globes 2020 fashion, RHONJ attack, #PumpRules car crash…

JEZEBELHere’s all your Golden Globes 2020 fashion in one place. Last night’s red carpet was notable for being pretty much risk-free, though that’s not to say there weren’t some stunners (Sofia Carson, Karamo Brown, Zoey Deutch, Cho Yeo-jeong) and some questionable decisions (Bel Powley, Anna Paquin, Olivia Coleman). And in case you were wondering, Billy Porter didn’t get a mention under “stunners” because he is a category unto himself

VOXWhile there were plenty of Golden Globes losers last night, there was really only one who Hollywood insiders will be talking about today: that’d be Netflix, who once again managed the stupendous feat of dozens of nominations and zero major wins. (Side note: After seeing a few preamble clips of The Irishman during the show I was reminded once again of the movie’s uncanny valley anti-aging CGI — the #1 reason I haven’t even bothered trying to watch it.)

CELEBITCHYThis is the best Golden Globes 2020 headline

LAINEY GOSSIPDid Kerry Washington pull off the Golden Globes’ most daring and confident look? Or is this just a hot mess literally held together by some sort of jacket-and-rope combination?

GO FUG YOURSELFHere’s a fun flashback to the Golden Globes 2010 ceremony, which was dominated by Sandra Bullock (looking great in purple), Avatar (seriously, does anyone care about the Avatar sequels?), and you flipping through this slideshow and going “Oh yeah, I remember that guy!”

THE BLEMISHOne last Golden Globes article: “Salma Hayek’s Golden Globes Shirt Couldn’t Contain Her Breasts”

REALITY TEAMargaret Josephs is still “frightened” by the memory of her fight with Danielle Staub in the most recent RHONJ episode, which culminated with Danielle giving Margaret a pretty strong ponytail tug

THE BLASTLisa Vanderpump’s restaurant suffered patio trauma after a Ferrari crashed into it while partially succeeding in making a left-hand turn out front on Saturday afternoon. Other than the driver’s dignity, no one was injured

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPJersey Shore Star Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley Slams Those Who Called Her a Bully in 2019 & Criticized Her Relationship with Zack Carpinello”

DLISTEDMiranda Lambert is using her shirtless hot cop husband to sell tickets to her upcoming tour

LINKS Countess Luann drinking again, Zoe Kravitz wedding pics, Wilmer engaged…

REALITY TEAWe now have actual confirmation of Countess Luann drinking again, from none other than the woman herself. Luann acknowledged that she’s resumed drinking alcohol (legally), now that she’s made it through probation. When multiple stints in assorted treatment programs are part of your probation, maybe you should reconsider hitting the bottle?

CELEBITCHYLast year, Zoe Kravitz had two wedding ceremonies with her now-husband Karl Glusman — the first in May in the States, and the second in June at Lenny Kravitz’s Paris home. On New Year’s Eve, Zoe finally dropped a bunch of photos from the June wedding (aka the one everyone was waiting for a glimpse of), and they are indeed terrific

DLISTED“Throughout the 2010s, Wilmer [Valderrama], who is 39, parlayed his That 70s Show success into an impressive run of dating some of the biggest barely legal pop stars of the decade.” But all that’s coming to an end, because Wilmer is now officially engaged to 28-year-old model Amanda Pacheco. And he proposed with about six rings’ worth of bling

JEZEBELRudy Giuliani remains employed

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Cast of TLC’s Hot & Heavy Says the Weight-Themed Show is Not Exploiting Them: ‘I Feel Empowered!'”

THE BLEMISHSurely someone has pointed out this similarity before? Because now that I see it, it looks too obvious to have gone unnoticed for over a decade

THE BLASTA group of elite hackers is going around breaking into celebrities’ Twitter accounts and posting obscene things before vanishing into the electronic night like a Christopher Nolan villain

VOXIf you’ve got a lot of processed food in your diet, here’s why you may want to start eating better

GO FUG YOURSELF“Coming this spring on The CW, Amber Valletta is JUMPSUIT LADY, a crime-fighting, ass-kicking, belt-loving superhero who can pull off that wide-legged cropped number — but only due to her aforementioned super powers.”

LINKS RHOC cast change, Surviving R Kelly II, Pope Francis claps back…

REALITY TEAAccording to Andy Cohen, there’s a big RHOC cast change in the works for Season 15, which will supposedly begin filming soon. Early money is on Vicki Gunvalson, already demoted from main to supporting cast, getting the boot, but for now no one knows anything

JEZEBELTonight, Lifetime airs Surviving R. Kelly II, a look at the legal and cultural fallout stemming from their Surviving R. Kelly documentary in 2019. Among the new members of Kelly’s circle who will appear in the sequel are several of his former employees, who remain firmly suppostive of Kelly and think the women accusing him are all out for fame and fortune

CELEBITCHYAt a New Year’s Eve mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis smacked a woman’s hands several times when she grabbed him out of nowhere and almost made him fall over. Of course he has since apologized, but after seeing the video I don’t think anyone can blame him for his reaction

VOXAnd speaking of New Year’s Eve and by extension your New Year’s resolutions: Here’s the truth about about the number of calories in your alcoholic beverage of choice. If you need to brace yourself with a drink before reading, go ahead

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIt sounds like Thomas Ravenel is maybe protesting too much about not coming back to Southern Charm. He swears he’ll never return because his family would “disown” him; I say if he’s even talking about the possibility after the year he had then he has no shame and will absolutely do it given the chance

DLISTEDBusy Philipps took advantage of the New Year to post some choice #AlmostGrams blasting E! for canceling her well-reviewed talk show, Busy Tonight, after just one season a few months ago. Hopefully this is the start of a trend where celebrities talk some serious heat-of-the-moment shit and then wait until the end of the year to share it with the world

GO FUG YOURSELFYes, Lupita Nyong’o is incredible on the February 2020 cover of British Vogue, but I’m still not past the stage where she looks like Adelaide from Us in every photograph

THE BLASTMichael Jackson’s sister Janet Jackson has always kind of looked a little bit like her brother Michael Jackson?

THE BLEMISHAmanda Bynes may have gotten a face tattoo of a thin black heart — outline only — on her left cheek. I think it’s probably just a pen drawing, meant to get a reaction out of people? In any case I hope we can all agree it looks better than Bieber’s

LAINEY GOSSIPOn New Year’s Eve, Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail announced they are a) engaged and b) expecting their first child together, double congrats!

LINKS Dan Spilo speaks out, Kumail Nanjani gets ripped, Meghan McCain vs. Whoopi Goldberg…

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPA couple of days after Dan Spilo became the first Survivor contestant to be removed from the show for inappropriate behavior, he made his first and likely last public comment on the matter. But even the Dan Spilo speaks out news was tainted by controversy, as Spilo only made a public statement after fellow cast member Kellee Kim took Spilo and the producers to task for not listening to her complaints about Spilo’s behavior earlier in the season

THE BLEMISHIf you haven’t seen the Kumail Nanjiani pic yet, do yourself a favor. I don’t particularly care for or dislike his work, but that is a seriously impressive spring break bod. Or some excellent makeup and CGI? Either way — worth a look!

CELEBITCHYBut, Meghan, Daenerys turned out to be badly written and then got stabbed to death after being queen for maybe an hour and a half, are you sure that’s the comparison you want to go with?

VOXOh yeah, and this happened

REALITY TEACome for the RHOC season finale recap; stay for the shade thrown at Gina Kirschenheiter

JEZEBELHeadline Of The Day (bonus points for being funny because it’s true): “Cookie Decorating Parties Are the Ultimate Holiday Scam”

LAINEY GOSSIPIt’s Lost In Translation, right? The answer has to be Lost In Translation

THE BLASTI must be loopy because this story about Shaq insisting Stevie Wonder isn’t actually blind has me *really* hoping that Stevie has just been faking it (or lowkey cataracting it) for the past thirty or so years

GO FUG YOURSELFIt’s one of the most difficult paparazzi genres to cover well: the celebrity-hiding-in-a-car photo gallery. And yet, tell me you wouldn’t appreciate a regular feature based entirely on this: “It is time for us to look at photos of royal and royal-adjacent personages driving to and from Granny’s Christmas Luncheon and make judgements about them based on what they look like through a car window!”

DLISTEDEverything about this clip is goofy as hell, and if it means one is hellbound for laughing at it then count me in

LINKS Oscar nominee Adam Sandler, Taylor Swift rejection, Below Deck drama…

LAINEY GOSSIPApparently we all need to get used to the phrase “Oscar nominee Adam Sandler,” since the release of Sandler (and indie studio A24)’s latest film, Uncut Gems, has only increased buzz about his seemingly inevitable acting nomination. As far as I’m concerned his career peaked when he drew a line in the sand at farting on a snare drum in Airheads (and I mean that with no disrespect)

CELEBITCHYTaylor Swift’s Lady Gaga Oscars moment will have to wait for some other year — “Beautiful Ghosts,” the song she co-wrote with Andrew Lloyd Weber for the Cats adaptation, was not included on the Academy’s shortlist of nominees for Best Song. Salt in the wound: There are fifteen songs on the shortlist, including two from The Lion King and several from movies you’ve likely never heard of

REALITY TEA“Kate Chastain Didn’t Involve Captain Lee Rosbach In Below Deck Drama Because She Didn’t Want People To Think He Gave Her Preferential Treatment”

JEZEBELMy favorite is “Sad Child Man Makes Good Reporter Defenestrate”; what’s yours?

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Angelina Pivarnick Talks About Her Future on Jersey Shore Family Vacation & the Support She’s Gotten From Show’s Fans Following Mean Bridesmaids’ Speech Scandal”

GO FUG YOURSELFTimothee Chalamet looks a little bit like Saoirse Ronan’s little brother dragged along to a family event in these Little Women British PR photos. (His boots are pretty great, though.) Everyone else looks various shades of fantastic

THE BLEMISHCardi B treated Offset to a night in a strip club for his 28th birthday earlier this week — seems like kind of a risky move for someone who’s been accused of cheating multiple times in the past year and change, but it made for a good Instagram video?

THE BLASTChristina Hendricks is no longer married to the guy who says “I’m freakin’ out, man,” in Super Troopers

DLISTEDTo be fair to Adam Driver, there are few sounds more unpleasant to me than my own voice. So, just like Adam Driver, I definitely would have walked out of an interview with Terry Gross if she had played a clip of me singing anything. However, unlike Adam Driver, I’m not a movie star who has to in one sense talk (and sing) for a living. Deal with it, not-Vader

VOXSubhead of the week, possibly of the year: “Louie was my favorite show of the decade — until it very abruptly wasn’t: The most influential show of the 2010s was ruined by one man’s dick”

LINKS Dan Spilo ejected, Brandi Glanville’s tea, Doubling down on Christmas…

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPHe just became the first person in Survivor‘s long history to get kicked off the show — but why was Dan Spilo ejected in the first place? Rumors are swirling about Spilo’s conduct toward female contestants, for which producers already reprimanded him once this season; the show’s most recent episode revealed only that Spilo had been “removed from the game after a report of another indicent, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player.” I’ll say

REALITY TEABrandi Glanville is talking about the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and she’s got some less-than-kind things to say about her co-stars. Namely that she thinks “some other women” stir up drama and talk sh!t simply because “they’re not involved in the fighting.” Also it looks like Brandi is going to out Dorit Kemsley’s phony wealth this season, so, look out

VOXA headline so simple you’ll have a hard time not reading through: “The commercialization of the commercialization of Christmas: Thoughts on ChristmasCon, Hallmark, and the eternal war over Christmas past”

CELEBITCHYApparently there’s a Hollywood A-lister who’s been sending graphic and uncensored photos of himself to swinger couples all over LA. By “uncensored” I mean he’s supposedly not doing anything to hide his famous face (or his soon-to-be-famous dick). There are two good guesses as to the sender’s ID here and I think one of them is definitely more likely than the other

JEZEBELReal Housewives of Atlanta‘s Marlo Hampton on Being a ‘Munty’ and, Yes, a Peacemaker”

LAINEY GOSSIPOne of these release dates will for sure get changed, but, for now, May 21 2021 is for sure Keanu Reeves day since both Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 are scheduled to come out that day

GO FUG YOURSELFMatthew McConaughey really does look like “a truly fashion-forward elf” in this long green coat-slash-semi-dress thing, and it’s working for him (the tinted glasses don’t hurt either)

THE BLASTCome for the headline about Christina and Tarek sticking together for yet another season of Flip or Flop; stay for the completely natural promo pic of these two so far apart you could race go-karts between them

THE BLEMISHWell of course R. Kelly had a sex trainer to teach women how to best have sex with him; that was just assumed, right?

DLISTEDThe first trailer for In The Heights is here, and it’s a doozy. The musical Lin-Manuel Miranda made before Hamilton (and which also won the Tony award for Best Musical) looks every bit a summer spectacular

LINKS Chrissy Teigen’s celebrity secrets, Kanye blue himself, Olivia Wild’s oops…

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPWe got treated to another round of Chrissy Tiegen’s celebrity secrets yesterday, when the always-entertaining model and TV star dished on a number of celebrity-specific behind-the-scenes questions her Twitter followers brought up. My favorite has to be the answer to how celebrities are able to avoid crowds at the airport — not that I didn’t assume they had their own version of everything, I just didn’t understand how *extensive* celebrity airport privacy

CELEBITCHYI’m not going to check social media because I want to assume I’m the first and so far only person to look at these pictures of Kanye West covered head to toe in silver paint for a performance at Art Basel and immediately think of Tobias Fünke covering himself in Lindsay Bluth’s diamond cream on Arrested Development. On that note, Tobias referring to himself as a “standby understudy” for the Blue Man Group remains a wildly underrated joke

JEZEBELOlivia Wilde is trying to defend her new movie’s depiction of a real-life reporter who tries to trade sex for a(nother) tip, something the woman on whom Wilde’s character is based never actually did. The logic Wilde is reaching for is about as helpful as this controversy will be at propping Richard Jewell up at the box office

GO FUG YOURSELFThis is a masterful pairing of an eyebrow-raising headline with a terrific and misleading photo of Tracee Ellis Ross. It only looks like Ross has the titular worst outfit if you don’t click through — and trust me, clicking through is worth it for both the actual worst outfit and the runner-up

THE BLEMISHWhether you’re at a kitchen, a restaurant, a bathroom, or an art gallery, a banana taped to a wall is also an invitation to eat that banana

VOXIt’s hardly the most fun reading in the world, but here is a supremely helpful article about how most sites track their users and keep track of their users’ data, along with of course the what & why of the data sites are keeping track of

REALITY TEA“Scheana Marie’s Boyfriend’s Parents Have Been Vanderpump Rules Viewers, But Not “Fans Of Scheana””

LAINEY GOSSIPAmong the snubs at the upcoming Golden Globes, the nominations for which were announced yesterday: Greta Gerwig’s direction of the upcoming Little Women adaptation; Little Women itself, in the Best Motion Picture categories; and the entirety of When They See Us, Netflix’s massive hit about the Exonerated Five

DLISTEDBrad Pitt would like you to know that tabloids sometimes inflate details or make them up entirely

THE BLASTI can only imagine the jokes this woman has to endure every time her family hosts Thanksgiving