There appears to be a ton of behind-the-scenes drama regarding the new Real Housewives of Atlanta season, which is scheduled to begin filming in less than a month. According to multiple sources, a fairly big cast shakeup could be in the works, with at least one major name not returning. But Is NeNe coming back, or are rumors of her firing just that?
CELEBITCHY – After years of hearing gossip about former That 70s Show star Danny Masterson being an alleged rapist and sexual predator, you could be forgiven for thinking news of Danny Masterson arrested on rape charges would never come. But yesterday, Masterson was indeed arrested on three separate counts of rape stemming from incidents at his home from 2001 to 2003
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – Peter Hunziker is now a former star of Below Deck Mediterranean — the ex-Bravolebrity got the ax yesterday, after sharing a racist meme on his IG stories just last week (!). You’d think racist celebrities would at least keep quieter than usual right now, but apparently Hunziker wanted to double down instead…
REALITY TEA – …and, since his firing, he’s claimed to be the *opposite* of a racist, offering as proof the claim that he’s “VERY sexually active with all races.” So was Thomas Jefferson
JEZEBEL – Returning to political gossip for a moment: Mary Trump, the 55-year-old niece of the current president of the United States, is publishing a family tell-all next month. Entitled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, the memoir will reportedly offer yet more proof that Donald Trump is a terrible person
PAJIBA – In further terrible person news, it seems that comedian Chris D’Elia may have been a sexual predator for years: “A number of young women have used [Twitter] to come forward with allegations that the stand-up comedian attempted to groom them for sexual favors when many of them were underage”
DLISTED – “I definitely would not have bet my last $20 on the chance that I would be talking about Kristen Stewart getting cast as Princess Diana in a biopic about Diana’s last days as Prince Charles’ wife. But this is where the universe has led us”
THE BLAST – Kyle Richards should maybe be paying closer attention
VOX – Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has a bunch of tea on America’s current president that he chose to keep to himself during the impeachment proceedings (remember those?) so he could release them in book form and make himself a nice little profit
LAINEY GOSSIP – The Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg time loop romance Palm Springs, which drops on Hulu next month, now has a trailer. It looks pretty amusing and I’ll watch Cristin Milioti in anything, but I have to say that this looks a lot like Russian Doll
GO FUG YOURSELF – “Happy Anniversary of the Time Gwendoline Christie Wore This Great Flamingo Dress: It’s an adorable dress AND it would be fantastic bedspread for the guest room in your summer home in Boca Raton. Ladies! Invest in a formal gown that can do both!”
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way star Brittany Banks dropped a major bombshell when she revealed that her Jordanian fiance Yazan and his devout Muslim family are unaware of the fact that she is still legally married. We dug through court records and got the details on her 2015 marriage and her divorce filing! Keep reading for that info and more, which raises a few questions about Brittany’s story line.
More details are emerging about the arrest of former Teen Mom 2 star David Eason after an altercation on The Land. According to the arrest warrant, the alleged victim is a gay friend of Jenelle’s named James who was there with his partner Joshua to help Jenelle “collect some of her belongings” after she and David split yet again. David allegedly threatened James by stating “I will blow your f***ing brains out” in addition to pistol whipping him “in the back of the neck and on his back.” In an unexpected twist, David has also filed an assault charge against James. Keep reading for all the latest, including comments by Joshua about the assault and pending charges.
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way star Armando Rubio revealed during the Season 2 premiere that his daughter Hannah’s mother died in a car accident soon after she and Armando split up. Additional details about the accident recently surfaced online via a 2016 Mexican blog article, and Armando issued a statement confirming that she was pregnant and chasing him when she crashed.
Former Teen Mom OG star Farrah Abraham’s daughter Sophia has “graduated” and is heading to middle school! Meanwhile, Farrah has launched yet another business venture in the form of a series of meditation recordings called “Farrah Is My Spirit Animal.”
After months and months of denying that she would ever film with TLC again, Unexpected mom “Hailey 2” Tilford apparently had a change of heart. However, she says that she just spoke with a show producer and was told that because of racially insensitive comments made by her Instagram account when it was allegedly hacked last year, she is “not allowed to film or appear on the show.” Meanwhile, she says that her ex Matthew continues to film despite numerous offensive social media posts, including his repeated use of the n word.
While 2020 has been a historical and unpredictable year for the rest of the country, everything has remained exactly the same on The Land. Former Teen Mom 2 couple Jenelle and David Eason are back to having violent altercations and tying up law enforcement after a few months of reconciliatory bliss, resulting in David being arrested twice in a 24-hour period — including a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon.