DLISTED – Evidently 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
CELEBITCHY – People 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
VOX – WarnerMedia 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 TEA – RHOC 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
JEZEBEL – After literally years of gossip and speculation, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are officially dating now (more or less)
LAINEY GOSSIP – If 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 BLEMISH – Evan 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 ROUNDUP – “Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season 3 Sneak Peek: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s Roommates Show Up At His Sentencing”
GO FUG YOURSELF – True, 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 BLAST – RIP 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
(Photo credit: Harvey Weinstein’s attorney via David McGlynn / SplashNews.com)
John Sharp is Starcasm’s chief editorial correspondent-at-large. Tips: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @john_starcasm.