THE BLAST – Though news of Game of Thrones star Kit Harington in rehab has only just now broken, Harington actually checked himself into a $120,000-per-month Connecticut facility weeks ago. Citing exhaustion and increasing alcohol use as the reasons, Harington’s reps said he’s been under absurd pressure from starring in the most popular show in the world ever since GoT literally brought Jon Snow back from the dead
THE BLEMISH – Some topless outtakes from Iggy Azalea’s photoshoot for GQ Australia a few years ago have leaked online. Though the leaks had nothing to do with social media (until spreading that way), Iggy deleted her IG and Twitter accounts so she could have a “happy place…until it all blows over”
JEZEBEL – Ellen Degeneres used her upcoming appearance on an episode of Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman to revisit something she’s only talked about publicly once before: being sexually assaulted multiple times by her mother’s third husband when Degeneres was a teen
CELEBITCHY – Now that Moby has apologized to Natalie Portman for being a creep to her when she was eighteen years old and then bragging about it in his new memoir, can we please go back to that sweet, simple time when we all ignored Moby?
VOX – “Summer movies: what to watch for, from arthouse to zombies: Your guide to the summer’s most anticipated comedies, dramas, documentaries, and blockbusters”
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – Duggar
clan family members Jessa and Ben Seewald have given birth to their third child, a daughter they’ve given the weirdly supervillainous name Ivy Jane
REALITY TEA – RHONY star Bethenny Frankel has a new man named Paul Bernon on her arm and the rest of the cast has some thoughts on him (specifically, on whether Bethenny was with Paul before her late husband Dennis Shields passed)
LAINEY GOSSIP – Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman got married on the DL at some point earlier this year, contributing to the ongoing “celebrity low-key wedding trend” that now includes couples as big as Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, and of course Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber
GO FUG YOURSELF – Speaking of Sophie Turner, here’s the forever Queen in the North in a slew of different looks for the Dark Phoenix publicity tour. I want a pair of her olive semi-cargo pants almost as badly as I want to question her about the strange & mesmerizing “Project Runway-esque cocktail gown” she wore in South Korea
DLISTED – Kate Mara and her husband Jamie Bell just welcomed their first child together, congrats!
(Photo credit: Kit Harington in rehab via Alan Lewis Media / SplashNews.com)
John Sharp is Starcasm’s chief editorial correspondent-at-large. Tips: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @john_starcasm.