Lionel Richie must be doing backflips: According to the latest gossip, Sofia Richie and Scott Disick have finally decided to pull the plug on their three-year relationship. Though fairly recent rumors had the couple thinking about getting engaged, it seems Scott and Sofia split over nothing in particular; instead, the time for their August-April pairing had maybe more or less passed.
DLISTED – Todd Chrisley’s face, now 51 years old, would like you to believe that it is actually closer to seventeen, and that it got there without the help of either plastic surgery or Instagram filters
REALITY TEA – Jim and Meghan Edmonds’ custody dispute is messy as hell, so I’m just going to quote the headline on this one: “Jim Edmonds Reportedly Wants Full Custody Of His Kids Since Meghan Edmonds Relies Too Much On The Nanny & Is Often Out Of Town; Meghan Says Jim Set Up Their Nanny With Several Married Men”
THE BLAST – Lisa Rinna’s latest dancing video is to — what else? — “WAP,” and it features the RHOBH star offering plenty of crotch shots to the camera. Curiously, most of the hate Lisa’s getting seems to be about someone her age acting sexually & not over whether her dance moves are any good
CELEBITCHY – Constantine Maroulis, who was on American Idol back when the show was a hit and not just an institution, is out here capitalizing on the fact that it turns out he’s hooked up with most of the cast of The Real Housewives of New York
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – Joe and Kendra Duggar are expecting their third child less than a year after Kendra gave birth to their second — and less than a month after that birth was shown on an episode of Counting On
VOX – “Kamala Harris officially accepts the Democratic vice presidential nomination and makes history: She’s the first Black woman and first South Asian American woman to be a VP nominee on a major-party ticket”
GO FUG YOURSELF – Elizabeth Debicki has been cast as Princess Diana for the fifth & sixth seasons of The Crown, which are also the show’s final two seasons & which won’t even begin filming until next summer
JEZEBEL – “Mariah Carey announced a new album Tuesday night titled Rarities, which is nice for people who get excited about Mariah Carey compilation albums. She formally announced the news on Good Morning America, streaming in live from somewhere that is probably her house. But it wasn’t news about her album I was paying attention to, really; it was her glamorous and informative Zoom getup”
LAINEY GOSSIP – It’s a bad look for Netflix to cancel Hasan Minhaj’s show Patriot Act smack in the middle of an election year (and after six seasons, to boot); it’s also apparently a bad look for Netflix to have talk shows at all, since they’ve continued their streak of canceling 100% of them
Love After Lockup fans will get to catch up with some of the show’s former cast members when Life After Lockup returns for a special four-part event on September 11! Keep reading to watch a preview trailer and get details on what to expect from all the returning couples!
Fans of TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life have been speculating for months that the show might not be back, but show star Whitney Way Thore just revealed that she and her friends (and ex-fiance?) will indeed return for another season premiering in November!
DLISTED – It’s a foregone conclusion that Cardi D and Megan Thee Stallion have the song of the summer and the soundtrack to the latest political frenzy with WAP. The story isn’t even that WAP goes #1; it’s how stunningly and completely the song took over the pop culture landscape: in just eight days, WAP set a record for debut week US streams (with 93 million) and had the most collective radio and streaming listens of any song since Adelle dropped “Hello” back in 2015
CELEBITCHY – Ellen DeGeneres’ former partner Anne Heche addressed the allegations of Ellen’s toxic work environment in an interview ostensibly for the new movie she’s in alongside Tom Jane (who is also, after years of alleged side-play, Anne’s husband now). Anne’s answer didn’t make a whole lot of sense, but every site is running with “I’d listen to the people who have [spoken to Ellen lately]” because it’s about the only sentence anyone can parse
JEZEBEL – So it looks like Lori Loughlin may have been lying when she said her daughters had no knowledge that their mother was bribing their way into college
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – “Lala Kent & Savannah Chrisley Accuse Project Runway Designer Michael Costello of Refusing to Work with Them Because They Aren’t “Famous Enough”; Michael Fires Back”
REALITY TEA – “Tonight was the episode every Below Deck Med fan has been waiting all season to see. We knew going into the premiere that Hannah Ferrier didn’t make it through the charter season. That she left sometime in the middle of filming. Did she quit? Was she fired? All fans knew was that the chief stew was now glowing and pregnant. And that she’d given up her career in yachting (and on Bravo) to give a life on land a try with her boyfriend and daughter-to-be”
THE BLAST – Barack Obama dropped his summer 2020 playlist on social media today. Surprisingly (for a guy who follows Sara Jay), WAP did not make Obama’s top tracks
LAINEY GOSSIP – Leonardo DiCaprio looked so carefree frolicking on a Malibu beach this week that it’s almost the second coming of the Leo Strutting meme. And honestly — at least *someone* looks happy
GO FUG YOURSELF – In other news of heartthrobs past and present, today is Robert Redford’s 83rd birthday. Celebrate with this 40-image gallery of Redford looking positively Redfordian over the last few decades (come for the hay bale pic, stay for the Great Gatsby throwbacks)
VOX – Even the cartoonish Postmaster General is acknowledging America’s current president went too far with his plan to cripple the USPS ahead of the largest mail-in election in the country’s history
Just after the news that three of R. Kelly’s associates allegedly tried to intimidate witnesses in the disgraced singer’s child pornography trial comes yet more bad news. Federal prosecutors say they inadvertently discovered R. Kelly’s stash: a seven-figure bank account, not initially disclosed, that they say would allow Kelly to go on the lam should he be released to house arrest before his trial.
REALITY TEA – “Sundays have become the best night of the week thanks to Real Housewives of Potomac. The ladies are really on their game this season. On tonight’s episode, Ashley Darby hosts a sip and see event for the ladies to meet her baby Dean. In real life, this sounds like a sweet event where everyone would be soft-spoken and considerate of an infant. But, on this show, it’s not gonna go that way” (because Monique Samuels storms out)
DLISTED – Score another one for Taylor Swift against the Kardashians: While Kanye is trying to convince us that Jared Kushner isn’t playing him with reverse psychology 101, Taylor is joining the loud and growing chorus of voices demanding accountability from America’s current president over his attempts at sabotaging the USPS
JEZEBEL – And speaking of the postal service, Nancy Pelosi has decided that the House of Representatives, at least, will be coming back from its (brief, perplexing, infuriating) summer vacation in order to hold hearings about what’s going on with the USPS
CELEBITCHY – Meghan and Harry bought a nine-bedroom, sixteen-bathroom, 19,000-square-foot Santa Barbara home at a “deep discount” from a Russian businessman who’d apparently been trying to unload the place for around a decade
THE BLAST – More Kardashian news: “Kim Kardashian has just joined the fight to help free Master P’s brother — rapper C-Murder — after he was convicted of nightclub killing and ultimately being sentenced to life behind bars”
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – Congratulations to Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner from American Idol Season 16, who just announced that they’re expecting their first child together, a little under a year after tying the knot
VOX – “In HBO’s Lovecraft Country, cosmic horrors pale next to the reality of racism: The new horror series takes a bevy of fun pop culture tropes on a ride through Jim Crow America”
GO FUG YOURSELF – Steve-O had himself duct taped to a billboard outside a CVS in order to promote whatever he’s got going on right now that isn’t the new Jackass movie
LAINEY GOSSIP – Finally, enjoy the trailer for Netflix’s movie The Devil All the Time, a Midwestern Gothic film starring Robert Pattinson as a “shady old timey preacher with frilled tuxedo shirts” out next month
If you needed further proof that Kanye West’s 2020 campaign is only a bizarre ego trip, you’ll find it in the latest feature on the would-be presidential spoiler. According to Forbes’ sources, Kanye and Jared Kushner — the same Kushner who’s Donald Trump’s son-in-law and campaign chairman — talk “almost daily” and it’s likewise almost a given that the White House is exploiting Kanye’s mental illness (to say nothing of his skin color) for their own electoral purposes.