LINKS! Manafort triples down, Kim Kardashian on ecstasy, Michael B Jordan glory…

Manafort tripled down

VOXPaul Manafort, who earlier this year was convicted on federal charges that included lying about his lobbying for foreign interests, and who accepted a plea deal to avoid a second trial on charges that included more lying about other alleged federal crimes, has now apparently voided that deal after Robert Mueller’s team discovered he’d been lying to them for months

CELEBITCHYIn related bad news for Donald Trump, his administration is also under fire for Sunday’s Border Patrol tear gas attack on the migrant caravan at the San Ysidro Port of Entry

THE BLEMISHKim Kardashian has now admitted to doing ecstasy twice in her life: once before she got married, and the other before she had sex with Ray J on film

LAINEY GOSSIPCreed II just had the biggest opening weekend Thanksgiving box office of all time for a live-action movie. Coupled with his work in Black Panther, which remains the highest grossing movie of 2018 domestically, this means Michael B. Jordan is now a 100% legit movie star — so congrats to him

REALITY TEA“Exclusive Interview: Survivor: David vs. Goliath’s Dan Rengering On Making Survivor History”

DLISTEDRIP to Oprah’s mother Vernita Lee, who passed away at her Milwaukee home on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 83

JEZEBEL“‘You Can’t Have This Conversation Without Having a Conversation About Economics’: A Chat With a Pregnant Sex Worker”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPThe Hills stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary a few days ago, and congratulations to them. But their tabloid-dubbed joint nickname ‘Speidi’ still sounds like a goofy Italian dessert and the tenth anniversary was a golden chance to finally invent and ingest one (they did neither)

THE BLASTIf you’ve got $3 million to spend and would like a giant swimming pool in your gianter living room, Young Thug’s Atlanta mansion is on the market. He’s claiming foundation and mold damage, though, so you might want to get a good home inspector

(Photo credits: Manafort triples down via Alexandria Sheriff’s Dept. /

John Sharp is a Starcasm’s chief editorial correspondent-at-large. Tips: E-mail at or send on Twitter at @john_starcasm.

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