REALITY TEA – The RHOP Season 4 premiere aired last night, soaking up everyone in the greater television watching audience not invested in Game of Thrones. It was really good! There was plenty of shade! Ashley and Michael continue to be awkward AF! If you thought Season 3 was amazing, there’s a ton to look forward to this year
CELEBITCHY – In other recap news, Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 was entitled “The Last of the Starks.” It also featured plenty of shade and awkwardness, but with a touch more murder than RHOP’s return
VOX – As usual for GoT, the newest episode comes with plenty of controversy: “‘The Last of the Starks’ sacrificed a beloved character to further an alarming plot twist. Not everyone’s on board.”
THE BLEMISH – RIP to Chewbacca actor and all-around beloved guy Peter Mayhew, who died at home last week at the age of 74. (Mayhew’s family didn’t announce his death until several days later.) If that news didn’t bring a tear to your eye, his Star Wars cast mates’ tributes will
JEZEBEL – Kind of surprising that she didn’t have one already: Dolly Parton is bringing out her own lifestyle brand a little bit at a time over the next few years
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – “Former Southern Charm Star Thomas Ravenel Asks Judge to Suspend Kathryn Dennis’ Visitation with Their Kids Until Her New Boyfriend Moves Out”
GO FUG YOURSELF – Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting another child, congrats!
DLISTED – Charlize Theron, 43 years old and nine years older than Wonder Woman Gal Godot, was originally offered the role of Wonder Woman’s mother Hippolyta during pre-production for the first movie
THE BLAST – These American Idol winner contract details are pretty interesting, primarily because of how little money the winner and runner-up actually get both for themselves and as a budget for their albums
LAINEY GOSSIP – I’m not sure what mood it is, but these photos of Keira Knightley in a leopard print dress baggy enough to double for a burlap sack if you turned it inside out are a mood indeed
(Photo credit: RHOP Season 4 premiere via Bravo)
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