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Denise Richards is a Real Housewife

REALITY TVOne of the worst-kept secrets in reality TV is now official: Denise Richards is a Real Housewife; she’s joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Season 9 next year

LAINEY GOSSIPConstance Wu looked glamorous and classic Hollywood AF at the Crazy Rich Asians premiere, which really does seem to be “the Dwayne The Rock Johnson of movies” and is poised for a huge debut next weekend

CELEBITCHYAlso, here’s the entire rest of the cast of Crazy Rich Asians, all of whom looked amazing at the movie’s Hollywood premiere last night (something you’d kind of expect, given the movie’s title, but still)

VOXThis is an extremely thorough and helpful explainer on why Twitter’s refusal to ban Alex Jones and Infowars is a genuine (and genuinely troubling) moral failing (which is nothing new for Twitter)

THE BLASTHere’s a palate cleanser for you: “Diff’rent Strokes Star Todd Bridges Fears Porn Star Ex-Girlfriend Will Try and Poison His Dog”

DLISTEDThe Oscars’ latest attempt at getting people to watch their always-cumbersome ceremony is to axe a few of the less notable categories, keep the length at a firm three hours, and add a category in celebration of “outstanding achievement in popular film”

JEZEBELLove Island, a British show that “throws strangers together to compete for a cash prize, which they win by coupling up with a castmate,” is getting an American variant on CBS sometime next year. After seeing what we did to The Great British Bake Off, I am not optimistic

PAJIBAHere’s a brief look at the history of the Slender Man meme / hoax / phenomenon / atrocity. I’m honestly not sure how to refer to it at this point — and I also didn’t know that there’s a Slender Man movie coming out tomorrow, so this is timely information indeed

THE BLEMISHAnd if Slender Man is too strong a flavor, enjoy this video clip of a model wearing only body paint (and only in the front) strolling around Camden Yards before a Baltimore Orioles game

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