BELOW DECK MED How bad was David Pascoe’s leg wound? Did he almost get fired?

On Episode 12 of Below Deck: Mediterranean, an inebriated David Pascoe took a nasty fall while trying to exit the hot-tub during a crew night off. It appeared that he was trying to chase after Delaney Evans who had been flirting with him in the hottub, but he’s revealed his intention was to do something so dangerous he could have lost his job. Instead, he got a really banged up thigh, an injury that really upset Captain Sandy because it wasn’t brought to her attention. How bad was his injury, and what did he do to almost get fired?

   

LINKS Norm Macdonald’s death, AOC’s dress, Jen Shah vs Meredith Marks…

THE GISTThere’s no better tribute, in the wake of Norm Macdonald’s death, than this story about the time an audience was so unprepared for his material that literally 90% of them walked out before Norm finished his set. Rest in peace you goddamn legend, and I hope that before the bitter end you were finally able to get health insurance

JEZEBELAOC’s dress at the 2021 Met Gala has gotten a ton of coverage; as with all things AOC, it’s been about half positive, half negative, and all inflammatory. Meanwhile, she’s one of the few liberal politicians who can work the media the way arch-conservatives do on the regular

GO FUG YOURSELFAnd speaking of weekend fashion gossip that’s still getting coverage: evidently “Some folks went to the VMAs and the Tom Ford show on the SAME NIGHT!” The thought of going to two regular person parties in one night sounds like too much to me; I can barely imagine handling two high-profile deals like these

REALITY TEAMeredith Marks, you know damn well that Jen Shah kept filming Real Housewives of Salt Lake City after she got arrested because that shit sells. Is Meredith just jealous that Jen is now the focal point of the next two RHOSLC seasons at least?

CELEBITCHY“The Duke & Duchess of Sussex cover Time’s ‘Most Influential People’ issue.” Kate & William still playing catch-up, I see

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPJason Alexander, who was once married to Britney Spears for almost two-and-a-half days, says he thinks Britney’s engagement to Sam Asghari is “fake.” People will do anything to stay a footnote

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPTeen Mom OG Season 9B Episode 13 Recap: Dissing People on Instagram & a Disappointing Gender Reveal”

DLISTEDAllison Mack went the Felicity Huffman route and checked into prison early for her sentence on racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges. Mack has three years to serve, compared to Huffman’s fortnight, so every second counts

THE BLAST“Country star Reba McEntire was just rescued from a building in Oklahoma after part of it collapsed leaving her trapped on the second level”

LAINEY GOSSIP“Well this feels like a throwback – this used to be a site favourite: photos of Tom Hardy with dogs. I couldn’t get enough of it and readers couldn’t get enough of it. And now it’s 2021 and Tom Hardy is starting to promote Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which sounds like a WWE event and not a comic book movie but, whatever, here we are, the movie’s coming out in less than a month and Tom and director Andy Serkis attended a fan screening last night in London and Tom’s plus one was his dog, Blue”

   
   

LINKS Met Gala 2021 looks, Sami Sheen abuse allegations, RHOSLC drama…

JEZEBELSo the Met Gala was last night. Attendees had to be vaccinated, which is good. There was also, as there always is, an annoyingly broad theme: “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” Some celebrities did a great job with that; most did not. Here are the Met Gala 2021 looks!

LAINEY GOSSIPAnd here’s a more specific look at the Met Gala 2021 looks of the men in attendance. Unsurprisingly, the headliner here is Lil Nas X, whose purple outfit was a lot in kind of a meh way but whose golden ensemble looked like the sexiest C-3PO you ever daydreamed about as a confused, experimental teenager

CELEBITCHYI’m not sure I agree that Hailey and Justin Bieber “actually looked pretty awesome”; his pants are for smuggling, not wearing. But they do look great together (and somehow are still making it work)

THE BLASTKim Kardashian, meanwhile, took a page from Kanye’s book and went dressed head to toe in a black cat burglar’s outfit, topped off with a mask that completely obscured her face

DLISTEDCharlie Sheen and Denise Richards’ daughter Sami Sheen has moved out of her mother’s house and claims she was living in an “abusive household”

REALITY TEARHOSLC star Whitney Rose says her castmate Jen Shah is the “fakest” member of the cast. I mean, Jen *is* headed to trial on federal fraud charges, so there’s an argument to be made?

THE GISTThe MTV VMAs are now just like every other awards show: too long

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Street Brawls, Bottom Feeders & a Cheating Bombshell: TLC Releases Trailer for Season 3 of The Family Chantel

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPYes, Britney is getting a prenup

GO FUG YOURSELF“What Could Bump the VMAs From Our First Slot of the Day? Why, Bennifer in Venice, Of Course.”