Category: News

LINKS Gigi Hadid pregnant, Beardless Joe Manganiello, Summer and coronavirus…

CELEBITCHYThough it has yet to be confirmed by the supermodel herself, news of Gigi Hadid pregnant has spread across the tabloids like the gossip wildfire it is. “Family sources” have shared that Gigi is apparently around 20 weeks along, so it looks like she got pregnant almost immediately after getting back with baby daddy Zayn Malik late last year

DLISTEDSofia Vergara’s husband Joe Manganiello has shaved his omnipresent beard and does indeed look like a different person — but does this disprove the long-held fact that a man looks better with a beard than without?

VOXThere’s a whole bunch of misinformation out there about how hot weather will make everything better pandemic-wise. According to scientists and other people who know more than the hive mind, “summer weather may make the outdoors a little safer, but it won’t be enough to quash coronavirus on its own”

REALITY TEA“Brittany Cartwright & Jax Taylor Want To Make A Baby During Coronavirus Quarantine” (and who knows, maybe they already have!)

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIn further Pump Rules news, Kristen Doute thinks that tabloids “are what is wrong with women’s body images,” and is calling them out for reporting that she might be pregnant

JEZEBELYet another unexpected highlight of everyone being trapped at home during the still-expanding coronavirus pandemic: “Watching top woman athletes get wasted and talk shit on Instagram”

THE BLEMISHKylie Jenner was not ready for Megan Thee Stallion’s savage challenge

LAINEY GOSSIPI’m not in love with this story about how petty Tom Cruise was about having to share a hotel room with Rob Lowe after the two of them were cast in The Outsiders, but I definitely have a crush on it

THE BLASTLarsa Pippen’s thirst trap game is getting a good, solid workout these days

GO FUG YOURSELF“Fug Nation Loves Cute Little Spring Dresses: Dress for the ability to leave the house that you want to see in the world”

LINKS Ashley Ross dead, Jeff Goldblum dragged, Sussex tell-all…

THE BLASTRIP to Little Women: Atlanta star Ms. Minnie — real name Ashley Ross — who died early this morning from injuries she suffered in a hit-and-run. The Ashley Ross dead news was confirmed by the reality star’s Instagram account; so far, it looks like neither Lifetime nor the rest of Little Women: Atlanta‘s cast have yet responded publicly to the shocking news

DLISTEDJeff Goldblum is getting dragged for asking Muslim RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Jackie Cox whether Islam is “anti-homosexuality and anti-woman” during his appearance as a guest judge on the show

CELEBITCHYIt seems the former Duke and Dutchess of Sussex, now unbound by royal constraints and traditions and with rather a large grudge against Buckingham Palace in general, has agreed to be interviewed for and otherwise participate in an officially sanctioned biography

REALITY TEA“Lisa Vanderpump Says Scheana Marie Is Desperate For Love; Jax Taylor Shades Her For Dating Guys From The Bachelor”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFormer Duck Dynasty personality Willie Robertson had his home shot up in a drive-by this weekend. No one was injured and police have already identified and captured the man responsible, though his motive remains unknown. So, expect more about this to come out of Louisiana over the next few days

JEZEBELQuarantine is starting to play hell with celebrity appearance: “Because botox requires upkeep every three to four months, it’s possible that some celebrities will emerge with looser faces than previously seen…Jezebel spoke with four surgeons, most of whom agreed that in lieu of injectables, at-home skincare is becoming the new focus of face maintenance”

THE BLEMISHKristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are getting divorced because Kristin says Jay is “guilty of such inappropriate marital conduct as renders further cohabitation unsafe and improper.” That could mean any number of things, but I’m putting my money on “Jay cheated during their monthlong beach vacation and potentially exposed his family to coronavirus as a result”

GO FUG YOURSELFHere’s a fun throwback gallery: Enjoy “(Almost) All of the May Vogues From 1940-1980″

LAINEY GOSSIPThere’s a major Whitney Houston biopic in the works, and among the producers are several partners in Whitney’s estate, plus her sister-in-law Pat. Unsolicited Leeola Brown opinions incoming

VOXHere’s the deal with the sunburst mirror, that omnipresent bit of wall fashion that is to interior decorating what the fiddle leaf fig tree is to houseplants

LINKS Maya Hawke’s Nylon cover, Kelly Dodd apologizes, Coronavirus misconceptions…

CELEBITCHYMaya Hawke’s Nylon cover story features the 21-year-old daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke “mourning for her life” and feeling like her parents’ generation “really f*cked us” by having everything “so easy” and ruining the planet as a result. Other than baby boomers needing an ample share of the blame, show me the lie

REALITY TEARHOC star Kelly Dodd backtracked pretty hard with her apology for saying the coronavirus (and swine flu and other pandemics) are just “God’s way of thinning the herd”

VOXOn that note, here’s a helpful reminder, in case you, like certain state governors, forgot this important coronavirus-related detail: People can be asymptomatic and still carry (and spread!) coronavirus around like a tick in an unchecked skin fold

JEZEBELThese are my favorite shots of Kylie Jenner in some years, not least of all because they look just as close to the “real,” unmade-up Kylie Jenner as Kylie’s made-up social media pics (if on the other end of the glamour spectrum)

LAINEY GOSSIPLady Gaga has pushed back the release of her new album indefinitely in order to focus her efforts on raising money for coronavirus relief, and good on her for that. But the delay has resulted in several leaks, including the tracklist, collaborators, and some alleged (and now-failed) promotional attempts

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPFlipping Out Star Jeff Lewis Responds to Ex Gage Edward’s Instagram Live Comments: Says Gage Seemed Sad, Lonely & Lost”

GO FUG YOURSELF“Reese, first, thank you for wearing the hell out of your mask, being the change we wish to see, etc. You get it. But I need to know something: How are you wearing that with sunglasses? One wan exhale from me, and mine fogs up like I’m in a sauna”

DLISTEDJameela Jamil would like to apologize for being a lot, and also to assure her fans, haters, and other followers that yes, she knows she “looks like the enemy” but that she’s still trying to fight for goodness in the world

THE BLEMISHThe man who wrote Back to the Future has an explanation for the part of the movie everyone thinks is a plot hole, and while it isn’t as satisfying as a clever zinger that shuts down all conversation, it does make a certain amount of sense

THE BLASTCoronavirus is making Lisa Marie Presley, just like everyone else, wait for something she really really wants to happen. In Lisa’s case, it’s her ongoing legal battle over Elvis’ $100 million fortune — and honestly, that figure seems low given that we’re talking about Elvis?

LINKS Chelsea Handler’s bathtub surprise, One Direction reunion?, SNL At Home…

THE BLASTIt’s no new thing to see Chelsea Handler naked (or at least topless), so Chelsea Handler’s bathtub surprise is less the fact that she’s sharing photos and video of herself lounging in her tub completely in the buff and more that Chelsea is using her nudity to promote a few quarantine book reviews. Also, the tub is empty, which combined with the photographer just seems like a recipe for double discomfort?

LAINEY GOSSIPApparently One Direction is maybe going to reunite at some point this year. 4/5 of the group looked to have been on board, with Zayn Malik the only holdout, but now it looks like Zayn might be on board? Plus, all the old One Direction social media accounts and web sites are mysteriously active once more

CELEBITCHYThis is the only positive review of SNL At Home that I’ve seen. Every other site seemed to think it landed somewhere on a spectrum that began with “Awkward as Hell” and ended with “Hot Garbage Unfit for Lorne Michaels’ Graveside Compost Pile”

VOXEvidently if we want America to “reopen” we’re going to need to conduct Covid-19 tests on a massive scale in order to make sure that healthy people are still healthy and find out when sick people got sick. “Massive” in this context means possibly as many as 35 million tests per day. As of yesterday, the US had conducted just shy of three million tests total

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPJersey Shore Stars Snooki, Jwoww & Deena Cortese Say They’re Not Close to Sammi Giancola & Probably Won’t Be Invited to Her Upcoming Wedding”

JEZEBELRHONY fans, here’s a new opportunity for you to get salty while you try, desperately, to run out the self-isolation clock: “Tramp Stamps, Bucket Hats, and Frosé: A Real Housewives of New York Power Ranking”

REALITY TEAJenna MacGilllivray from Below Deck Sailing Yacht has no problem staying professional while also flirting heavily / making out in the walk-in ith Adam Glick, according to Jenna MacGillivray. I really don’t understand how *everyone* on the Below Deck shows isn’t shacked up with a co-worker. It’s tight quarters; you’re confined to the ship; the cameras are begging for #content — what’s there to lose?

GO FUG YOURSELF“Proving it is possible to find good news amid the wreckage of our feelings, beloved author Beverly Cleary turned 104, and with any luck spent the day being reminded just how formative she was to multiple generations of children who are now having children of their own — some of whom may even have their own children by now”

DLISTEDBen Affleck and Ana de Armas did not take an Easter break from their usual pap stroll; a couple of days after they both wore face masks (once), Ana put on what’s being called a “Gucci hazmat suit” and what I think looks like a designer Ghostbusters outfit. The red stripe on the breast pocket is a wonderful touch, even if it does clash with their purple dog leash

THE BLEMISHFinally, it seems convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein wasn’t terrible to women exclusively during his time as one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood. Kevin Smith just revealed that Weinstein kept Clerks royalties from him for upwards of seven years, and that Smith had to have Weinstein’s books audited before getting any cash. This is not to say that being a huge dick about money is as bad as committing rape — it is very much not! — but rather to point out that we’ll likely be hearing about what a huge dick Harvey Weinstein was to people for a long, long time

LINKS NeNe and Kandi drama, Virtual Burning Man, How to be alone…

REALITY TEAIn unsurprising yet still worthwhile RHOA news, NeNe and Kandi are snipping at each other again because NeNe is upset that Kandi is getting yet another post-season finale spinoff of her own while NeNe still can’t get a taste

DLISTEDFor some reason, Burning Man 2020 wasn’t canceled already? But if you’re really, super, supremely willing to participate nonetheless, you can still participate in the festival via its Virtual City (?) & digital re-interpretation. Ticket prices TBA

VOX“How to be alone: Solitude is a skill. You can get better at it with practice”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIn case you missed it yesterday, please enjoy “The Ashley Presents: The Top 5 Teen Mom Easter Moments of All Time”

THE BLEMISHNo, Colin Kaepernick wasn’t actually signed to a one-year deal by the New York Jets. But that didn’t stop an easily detectable parody account from tweeting out the news as if it were official — not even on April Fool’s Day, props! — and getting thousands upon thousands of retweets

JEZEBELSpeaking of petty New York issues, it seems the quarantine drama on the Long Island and New Jersey suburbs now includes leaf blowers, because everybody has one, they’re a power tool you need almost no skill to use, and since everyone is now stuck at home it seems you can’t go a full hour without hearing one. If only one good thing comes out of this pandemic, I hope it’s the full-on banning of leaf blowers in far more cities, counties, states, and anywhere else that wants to get in the game

THE BLASTI totally get Kim Kardashian going off on North West for not just leaving her the f*ck alone already while Kim tried to do a five-minute makeup tutorial. But, Kim, you can’t tell me those doors don’t all lock

LAINEY GOSSIPOut: Tiger King. In: Killing Eve, which just began airing its third season this weekend

GO FUG YOURSELFGal Godot’s Vogue cover was designed and written and maybe even printed before the coronavirus pandemic pushed the premiere of Wonder Woman 1984 back so far you can barely even imagine such a date (August 14? What on earth is that?). Turns out that was fortiutous, because this is also a throwback Vogue cover story in several major & great ways

CELEBITCHYFinally, in case you haven’t been already, do yourself a favor and become a regular listener of Celebitchy’s podcast, which was thoroughly good both on its own and as a distraction from the terrors of moment-to-moment existence even before our current pandemic. Among the many topics they cover this week: the unexpected bliss of binging Ancient Aliens to get away from it all. Click through to the article from the link or just click play below!

LINKS Florence Pugh and Zach Braff, No more handshakes?, Quarantine dreams…

DLISTEDIt seems the gossip about the age difference between Florence Pugh and Zach Braff — she’s 24; he’s 45 — has finally reached a boiling point for the Little Women star. Florence posted a whole video to Instagram responding to the constant (negative) comments she’s received in the year she and Zach have been dating, saying among other things “I am 24 years old. I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love and I would never in my life tell anyone who they can and cannot love”

CELEBITCHYThe increasingly famous Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (kinda feels like the order of those two should be flipped), thinks that when the world has coronavirus under control we should probably not go back to shaking hands “ever again.” I don’t know what’s more farfetched at this point: people agreeing to give up handshakes or the idea that we’ll ever have coronavirus locked down

VOXSemi-good news: If you’ve been having especially weird and / or horrifying dreams while self-isolating, you’re not alone! According to a social psychologist and literal dream expert, stressful dreams are perfectly normal during times of high waking stress, and are supposed to be — believe it or not — helpful

THE BLEMISHEither John Cusack is not a 5G conspiracy theorist and he tweeted out some bullshit before fully understanding what he was doing or Cusack *is* a 5G conspiracy theorist who shares control of his Twitter account with his PR people

LAINEY GOSSIPI thought bras were already over for the duration of the quarantine and now the question was whether women would ever wear them again when we don’t need to quarantine anymore? (But, again, who can imagine such a thing?)

REALITY TEAJoe Abruzzo, who dated Kathryn Dennis on Southern Charm for half a minute last year — i.e., the season nobody watched — is suing three cast members *and* Bravo for ten million dollars. Evidently, Abruzzo was defamed and suffered emotional distress when non-nude photos of himself that the cast discussed in one scene were blurred by SC’s editors so the cast’s comments about Abruzzo’s already-not-visible dick would seem more appropriate and insulting

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTeen Mom News Pile: Debra Danielsen (Oddly) Scolds Kail Lowry, David Eason Throws a Tantrum & More”

JEZEBELIt will probably come as no surprise for you to learn that Simone Biles, Olympic athlete, gold medal winner and all-around world-class physical specimen, has a quarantine workout routine that just watching will probably make you cry

GO FUG YOURSELFIt seems that several popular British radio hosts are still going into their radio station offices for their radio presentation jobs instead of just doing them from home like every other presence-dependent celebrity with a smartphone

THE BLASTTotal Bellas star Nikki Bella is 23 weeks pregnant and looking as healthy as you’d want an expectant mother to be in the middle of a global pandemic

LINKS Adele’s divorce details, Boris Johnson in ICU, RIP John Prine…

DLISTEDThe judge presiding over the split between Adele and Simon Konecki has agreed to keep Adele’s divorce details secret, so we can still only speculate about exactly how much of the singer’s $172 million fortune is heading Simon’s way. Not that anyone except medical professions has much else to do these days

CELEBITCHYUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had been hospitalized due to coronavirus this past Sunday, has now been moved to the ICU after his condition deteriorated. Johnson has been “given oxygen,” though his office appears to be fighting back against the notion that he’s on or has maybe needed a ventilator; Johnson’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has also been deputized as a pseudo-interim PM

JEZEBELRIP to the legendary singer-songwriter John Prine, who died of coronavirus complications yesterday at the age of 73. Prine had been hospitalized for several weeks; after news of his death broke, social media quickly became a repository of memories of and tributes to Prine

VOXUnsurprisingly, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about whether coronavirus is an airborne disease; let this handy dandy explainer + podcast put your mind at ease. (Technically, it’s not, and in this case “technically” is actually reason for a sigh of relief)

REALITY TEA“Margaret Josephs Says Teresa Giudice’s Dad’s Death Is A Loss To The Whole World; ‘He Was Such A Light In Everybody’s Life'”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s Baby Mama Jen Harley Blames Jersey Shore for Ruining Their Family; Says Ronnie Hasn’t Seen Daughter In Months”

THE BLASTTori Spelling, fresh off the success of the canceled second Beverly Hills 90210 reboot, is getting rightly dragged for trying to charge $95 for a “virtual meet and greet.” The event –limited to just 20 lucky fans, mind you — apparently involved getting a “virtual selfie,” which you can get for free if you have a friend with basic Photoshop knowledge or if you just catch Tori on the street and in a good mood

LAINEY GOSSIPMatt Damon was supposed to film a movie in Ireland this spring, but then the coronavirus pandemic happened, so Ireland is where Matt Damon is self-isolating. He’s with his wife and daughters, at least, but has also been spotted taking pictures with a fan at least once — as in, standing next to the woman and putting his arm around her? (In case it wasn’t already obvious, the hook here is that Matt is well within six feet of a stranger. Stop getting within six feet of strangers, the general population of the entire world)

GO FUG YOURSELFI would never have said an essay + accompanying photo spread of Renee Zellweger wearing something sheer could be compelling…and then I started reading GFY

THE BLEMISHR. Kelly would really, really, really like coronavirus to be the reason he gets out of prison temporarily. But the judge in Kelly’s case really, really, really believes he’s a flight risk, and so prison is where R. Kelly will stay

LINKS Katy Perry gender reveal, Larry David not good, The Queen’s speech…

THE BLEMISHEvidently the way a Katy Perry gender reveal works is she smears a ton of appropriately colored frosting on her man’s face. Did she smash Orlando Bloom’s face into a cake first? Did she just stir food coloring into a prepackaged canister of frosting, then grab a handful of it and say “Honey, stop squirming?” Anyway, this is also what Orlando looks like when thick gobs of pink frosting render him nearly unrecognizable; congrats to these two

DLISTEDGood old Larry David just had to go and open himself up to endless (& justified) social media criticism by declaring that he’d read Woody Allen’s “fantastic” memoir and after doing so it’s “hard to walk away…thinking that this guy did anything wrong.”

JEZEBELNow The Crown really needs to go for its intended six seasons, because 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth II had another defining moment of her reign this weekend after going on television to address Britain on the importance of taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously. The Queen’s speech, which was well-reviewed, came just hours before British PM Boris Johnson had to be admitted to the hospital ten days after announcing he’d contracted coronavirus

VOXAnd in a gentle segue, here’s yet more proof the Trump administration is bungling things about as badly as it could in the face of a genuine (and open-ended!) emergency

CELEBITCHYLady Gaga is feeling a bit trapped by her fame these days, which is something celebrities always open themselves up to major criticism for whenever they bring it up. On the other hand, “Tea For One” is one of the best songs on Presence, and Gaga does suffer from clinical depression, so maybe this one’s just a wash

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Christy McGinity & Boyfriend Gonzo Carazo Filming for Little Women: LA While Mourning Loss of Newborn Daughter”

GO FUG YOURSELFBen Affleck and Jennifer Garner are now engaged in a pap stroll war that is maybe exacerbated by the shelter-at-home requirements of our current international crisis? but that, let’s be honest, would likely still be happening even if the world weren’t in the grip of disease panic right now

THE BLASTRIP to Shirley Douglas, who passed away this weekend due to pneumonia complications. Douglas had a six-decade acting career, was a highly respected stage veteran, and was mother to three children, including Kiefer Sutherland

REALITY TEAIf you already miss Love Is Blind try Netflix’s latest offering: “New Netflix Show Too Hot To Handle Has Contestants That Can’t Kiss, Hook Up Or Have Self-Gratification To Win Cash Prize”

LAINEY GOSSIP“I am back on my bullsh-t, pondering which fictional characters would or would not thrive in lockdown. We’ve examined the Roy family and the characters of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, so now it is time to turn our attention to the Avengers