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Monday

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June 2017

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The Lumineers Debut “Angela” Video — WATCH NOW

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If you know the history of The Dishmaster, then you know my loyalty to The Lumineers, having interviewed the band in the lobby of a hotel following their video shoot for “Ho Hey,” which would later debut to massive success. I landed that interview just before they hit it big, and I’ll brag about that for eternity. Their down-to-earth personality and sheer gratefulness seems unchanged by their fame, which also keeps my support intact. It’s hard to find a band that doesn’t sell out with a cheesy cover on People Magazine touting their lead singer’s personal life. Watch the new video for “Angela” below.

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Friday

16

June 2017

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Farrah Abraham Takes Chad Ochocinco’s Erratic Mother to Task

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Of all the Teen Moms, Farrah Abraham has always been my favorite. First, I feel she had the hardest life. She alleges that her mother physically abused her, and though I have no personal data, there is one incident on the record in which her mother was arrested. This leads me to believe there’s more the story, especially given Farrah’s often unjustified anger toward her parents. People don’t just wake up and verbally abuse their mother for no reason. There’s some deep-seeded resentment and mysterious trauma that Farrah has alluded to in other reality shows. Having said all that, she’s also the most ambitious of the cast. Caitlynn and Tyler seem to have have zero jobs, nor does Amber, and though Maci has a T-shirt company, her day-to-day is not featured, so it’s hard to say what she’s actually doing. Sure Farrah did a porn, but so what? She’s an adult, and she has since opened up numerous businesses. I’m also not in the business of sexually shaming consenting adults. Farrah is also HIGHLY entertaining. And when her arbitrary venom is correctly placed, she is someone you want on your team. In the clip below, you will see Chad Ochocinco’s extremely erratic mother attempt to bully everyone in the cast of “Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition,” including Chad, who I can only assume took this show solely for the money, as there’s no other excuse to keep this woman in his life. In fact, watching him sit beside her in the confessional is almost unbearably painful. Lucky for him, he’s got Farrah Abraham, and she’s not having it. Watch below.

Wednesday

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June 2017

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Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry Needs to Be Cancelled — NOW

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If you’re going to be a death-talking fraud, at least be good at it. Grief is a bear, and it’s personal, and if hell exists, there’s a special place reserved for those who make money off it. For ‘Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry,’ it’s pretty clear this gross man-child doesn’t have the gift. In fact, it’s SO CLEAR, that if you watch the clip below, you’ll see the clairvoyant con-artist actually contradict himself while first telling Khloe Kardashian that her father, Robert Kardashian, didn’t want her there while he passed, only to then say that he was holding on so others would be there. It’s a joke, and I want this show cancelled. Watch below.
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Thursday

8

June 2017

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Jerry Seinfeld Explains Rejecting Kesha’s Hug

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I’ve heard Jerry Seinfeld is a cantankerous curmudgeon from reliable sources, which shouldn’t surprise anyone whose watched his iconic self-titled show, given that it largely reflected his many social quirks. So when Ke$ha greeted Seinfeld with a hug on the red-carpet and he refused to comply, one can only laugh at the oh-so-Seinfeld moment. Watch the awkward exchange below, followed by Seinfeld’s hilarious explanation of the event. To be fair, it’s a little odd to approach someone during an interview for a hug, and it’s also odd to request a hug from a celebrity, whether your famous or not.

Thursday

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June 2017

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Katy Perry Reveals More About That Taylor Swift Feud — Here’s the Deets

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Though I’m not a massive fan of Katy Perry’s music, I’ve always liked her character, Sure I don’t know her personally, but she seems exceptionally shrewd in interviews and her barbs at other stars seem more thoughtful than petty. One such star is Taylor Swift, who accused Katy Perry of “sabotaging” her arena tour by poaching her dancers, a thought that later inspired the song “Bad Blood.” Instead of exchanging more passive aggressive barbs, Perry clarified the details with a curt account of the facts. Here they are. Three of Perry’s loyal backup dancers joined Swift’s tour. Before committing, they called Perry who said that although she was not currently touring, she’d hit the road in about a year, so the dancers should place a contingency clause inside their contracts. When the dancers approached the Swift staff about exiting, they were immediately fired. Perry tried to call Swift to straighten out the mess, but according to Perry, she never answered and instead opted to talk about it in the press.

I’m team Perry on this one. First, in almost every industry two weeks notice is an acceptable method of leaving. If an exit would tank a tour, that’s why you create contracts. If the contract has a contingency clause, that’s on your for allowing it. Second, it’s okay to vent through music, but when you identify a party involve and therefore individually assault their character, that moves from venting to bad-mouthing, and I’d like to think we’re more adult. Third, I hate to jump on the feminism band-wagon, but you can’t champion women’s rights and then create a song and video called “Bad Blood.” It’s just hypocrisy.

Saturday

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June 2017

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Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of News

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AIKMANLa La Anthony talked about her split from Carmelo. People

Rob Kardashian denies dating Meghan James. Bossip

Tiger Woods got a DUI. NYT

Amanda Seyfried is a happy mom. E! Online

Scott Disick is off the wagon. TMZ

A Bachelorette star landed in the hospital. Wetpaint

Taylor Swift and her new secret boyfriend are busted. ET

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are going strong. Wonderwall

Mariah Carey reunited with her much-younger beau. Too Fab

Khloe Kardashian said her friend stole from her. Celebuzz

Chris Cornell’s toxicology report was released. Popsugar

Charlie Sheen has a new girlfriend. Dlisted

Kathy Griffin wants to kill her career. Billboard

Troy Aikman is engaged. Us Weekly

Sarah Silverman told ex Jimmy Kimmel, about life with love Michael Sheen. Vulture

Thursday

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June 2017

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10 Things You Never Knew About Beverly Hills 90210

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Hulu has kindly offered a Beverly Hills, 90210 deep-dive, and it has resulted in some serious googling of which I’m moderately ashamed. You can now share my shame with a lot of juicy gossip about a show that has solidified its place in history. Since its cast lived through the high-times of Hollywood, they were met with many perks that are no longer offered today, and a high level of tolerance for some unacceptable antics. Read below to learn more about our favorite alums of Beverly Hills High.

Shannon Doherty Was Fired For Her Haircut

It’s no secret that Shannon Doherty was let go from the series that launched her career, but most people don’t know the straw that broke the camel’s back. While Doherty was already in hot water for her on-set antics, she cut her hair without consulting producers, thereby disrupting the continuity. Her co-stars used the opportunity to confront Aaron Spelling, with Tori leading the pack. Because Doherty had allegedly introduced Tori Spelling to a man who physically abused her, Spelling agreed to their demand. Garth once detailed their feud in her memoir, saying that they were close to blows “when [Shannon] pulled up my skirt, and my bare a** was exposed for everyone on the set to see.” Garth then said, “Come on, b****! We’re taking this outside!’”

Jamie Walters or “Ray” The Wife-Beater Was Fired Due to Fan Mail

Everyone knows that Ray beat Donna, and the actor recently revealed that the role permanently tarnished his reputation. You see, 90210 was extremely popular at the time, and the audience had trouble separating the truth from reality. What people don’t know; however, is that Ray was originally supposed to get help and find redemption, but when the audience began to see Donna as “stupid” for staying with him, series creator/Tori Spelling’s father called for his termination. Walters went away with a cool million for the work he was supposed to perform, but his career never fully recovered.

Brian Austin Green Wasn’t Happy About Tiffani Thiessen Joining the Show

One would think that Brian Austin Green’s behind-the-scenes romantic relationship with Tiffani Thiessen would make him happy about her hiring, but the actor wasn’t pleased with the idea of his fellow co-stars groping his girlfriend. The two dated for a few years and even lived together.

Gabrielle Carteris Was Asked Not to Get Pregnant (In Real Life)

Series star Gabrielle Carteris was notably older than the rest of the cast, so producers naturally assumed she might want to reproduce. This didn’t sit well, and they asked her to hold off. This is similar to the infamous Hunter Tylo story, which set a precedent for all women in the workplace when the soon-to-be Melrose Place actress sued Spelling Entertainment Group and Spelling Television Inc. for her claims of pregnancy discrimination, wrongful termination and breach of contract. She was awarded $5 million. According to Tylo, a producer said, “Why doesn’t she just go out and get an abortion? Then she can work.” Tylo strategically arrived in court each day wearing the sexiest of clothes at eight months pregnant, proving women everywhere can be sexy and pregnant at the same time. Unlike Tylo, Carteris’ pregnancy was written into the storyline, but her new life didn’t quite fit into the show’s theme.

The College Years Were Shot at the Occidental College in Glendale

Producers wanted to avoid the look of Malibu’s beachy vibe, thereby forgoing Pepperdine. The KEG house was actually shot at someone’s real-life home.

Jennie Garth Called For an Actor’s Firing, and Aaron Spelling Made Up a Rumor to Justify It

Jennie Garth was widely respected, and the actress rarely asked for favors. So when she didn’t like her romantic lead, she personally asked Aaron Spelling to fire the guest star. Spelling knew the producers would object given their plans for his future on the series, so he allegedly made up a rumor that the actor was an anti-semite, and he had no choice but to fire him. The producers surmised that Spelling was trying to protect Garth, but it’s rumored that the actor never worked again.

Tori Spelling Had a Fling With Brian Austin and Jason Priestly

Tori Spelling revealed in an on-camera interview that she and Jason Priestley had some fun in the sun during one summer. When asked about the validity of her claim, Priestley simply said it was no one’s business. She also revealed that she and Brian Austin Green had a relationship.

Brandon Walsh and Emily Valentine Were a Thing — In Real Life

Jason Priestly had a long-lasting relationship with his co-star, Christine Elise. They dated for five years.

Jason Priestly Regrets Leaving the Show in Season 9

Though he felt his character had run its course, Priestley regrets leaving the show when he did. Only a fool leaves a show before its final season, he reasoned. Plus, he said that his departure hurt series creator Aaron Spelling’s feelings.His advice to other actors is, “No discussion: If you’re lucky enough to be on a hit TV show, don’t leave until they kill you off. You never know when, or if, the next one’s coming.”

Aaron Spelling Kept His Daughter a Virgin

Though the writers and producers often pitched Donna losing her virginity, Aaron Spelling wouldn’t have it. In fact, all the storyline pitch meetings with Aaron Spelling always began with his daughter’s role, even when she had minimal lines. He finally agreed during the latter part of the series, and Jason Priestly directed the episode.

Thursday

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June 2017

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Kris Jenner Finally Talks About Caitlyn’s Tell-All with Kim Kardashian

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My longtime followers hate my posts about the Kardashians, but it’s my blog, and I’ll do what I want. The good news for those who object is that their ratings are slipping, but that is a fact I find odd considering this is the juiciest, most honest season yet. In the clip below, Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner discuss Caitlyn Jenner’s tell-all book which Kris feels bashes her, and there are many revelations. First, Kris wishes that Caitlyn had told her why she and her ex-wife, Linda Thompson actually broke up. Both parties admit it was over Caitlyn’s gender identity issues, which Bruce conveniently left out when marrying Kris. Kim harshly proclaimed that Caitlyn ruined three lives with her dishonesty. Kris also says that Caitlyn accuses Kris of hoarding their money, which Kris points out was used to support the family. Watch below.

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Tuesday

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May 2017

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Kathy Griffin Holds Donald Trump’s Severed Head — Here’s My Thoughts

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I’ve seen Kathy Griffin’s stand up. It’s largely focused on her pop-culture perspective and various run-ins with A-listers that take themselves too seriously. Her brand has always been about taking the piss out of Hollywood’s elite and saying everything we wish we could. But the world is changing, and her shtick has been heavily watered down by the influx of pop-culture commentators, including various podcasts, and even Andy Cohen, for example, who released an entire book that covered much of Griffin’s ground. I’m guessing she knows this, and her outrageous attempt to stay relevant backfired. Griffin was photographed holding a bloody, severed head of Donald Trump. In response, Trump’s son said, “Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?” Donald Trump Jr. is correct. While you won’t hear me say we should respect our President under all circumstances, I also take representations of violence seriously, especially when it involves our Commander In Chief. If Griffin wants back in the spotlight, I’d encourage her to polish her act and evolve past its current state. This isn’t that.

Monday

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May 2017

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Billy Bush Apologizes For Trump Talk In First Interview — But Is It Enough?

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Here’s the thing about Billy Bush. We never knew much about his personality. He was on some breezy shows with superficial content, which did not require much of his own input. Much like Ryan Seacrest, his job was to move things along in a seamless fashion, and to provide celebrities with an easy forum to promote their content. So when a clip between Billy Bush and Donald Trump gave us a window into Bush’s personality for the first time, he was sunk. There simply wasn’t enough data for push up against this man’s new image, and without that, there’s little to no hope of a career cleanse. Many have pointed out that Donald Trump became President and Billy Bush became unemployed, but I’d need a much longer post to explain how Trump got elected. For now, let’s stick to Billy.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bush is clear about his regret, and he blames his inability to change the subject with Trump to not having the necessary “strength of character.” He claims that the experience left him “gutted” and that he’s done an extensive amount of soul searching in its wake, which includes time with Tony Robbins and a spiritual retreat. He also reminds us that he’s raising three daughters whom he had to answer to, saying:

I’ve come out of this with a deeper understanding of how women can connect to the feeling of having to fight extra hard for an even playing field. The ground isn’t even. Maybe it’s improving, but still it isn’t even. When a woman watches that tape — and this is what really hit me — they may be asking themselves, “Is that what happens when I walk out of a room? When I walk out of a meeting, is that what they’re saying about me? Are they sizing me up?” I can’t live with that. If a moment like that arose again, I would shut it down quickly. I am in the women-raising business, exclusively. I have three daughters — Mary, Lillie, Josie — and I care very much about the world and the people they encounter.

So should we forgive Billy Bush, and is this enough? Though it might be a controversial claim, I like this version of Bush a little better. For starters, I am fundamentally put off by press robots with no personality, and seeing a man at his knees, begging for forgiveness, is good enough to take him out of that space. I believe he’s contrite, and if it took losing a job to do that — then fine. A man’s livelihood is often tied to his job, and even though Billy Bush walked away from all of this a very rich man, he also walked away unemployed. I also believe him when he likens the conversation in question to Andrew Dice Clay. He likely thought Trump was being outrageous for shock value, rather than an actual account of how he physically and literally “grabs women by the pussy.” According to Bush, “if [he] had thought for a minute that there was a grown man detailing his sexual assault strategy to [him], [he’d] have called the FBI.” The issue; however, will always lie in Bush encouraging the host to physically hug Trump AFTER Trump made those comments. That moves his participation from passive to active, which is the key problem. I’d guess Bush knows that, and he does not need me to remind him. Though even in my very young days, I’ve never let a bully win, and I’ve never let my desire to be liked overpower my integrity, I’ve certainly been guilty of saying and doing things of which I’m not proud, and the only thing that has caused substantial character growth is age, experience, and tongue-lashings of my more evolved peers. Fortunately, you’ll never know about those character digressions because I’m not a public figure, and because my peers are a select group of people I trust, not the entire world. I think Billy Bush has had enough. If all our issues left us permanently unemployed, the economy would tank.

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