I could not quite put my finger on my issue with Drew Barrymore’s new daytime show — but luckily SNL did it for me. Her sugary sweet approach is much like a Pepsi versus Coca-Cola taste test. Pepsi wins in a one-sip competition, but no one wants to drink the whole can. In the video below, you will see the very brilliant Chloe Fineman deliver one the best impressions I’ve ever seen.
Fans of The Hills have long wondered why Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad lost touch and as it turns out — Whitney wondered it too. The former costars reunited for Whitney’s podcast, WITH WHIT, and Whitney dove right in.Continue reading “Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad Bury the Hatchet on ‘With Whit’ Podcast”
The Real Housewives franchise is cleaning house, and many of the toxic OGs are getting the axe. The latest casualty might not be an OG, but she certainly deserved the heave ho. Teddi Mellencamp joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a fresh, down-to-earth alternative to the series’ highfalutin energy. As the daughter of John Mellencamp she brought the cool factor but as time went on, she spent more time trying to emulate the other ladies, thereby resulting in awkward outfits, forced storylines, and fake outrage. But that’s not what cost her the diamond.Continue reading “RHOBH Exit Stage Left: Teddi Mellancamp”
Stassi Schroeder sat down for an interview with Tamron Hall to resurrect her image after being fired from Vanderpump Rules, and it didn’t go so well. For those too busy to follow the failings of D-list reality stars, Stassi engaged in a series of racist behavior, such as erroneously reporting Faith Stowers, a black fellow cast member, to the police for a crime she did not commit, wearing a hat with the caption “Nazi Chic,” and making a series of racist comments on her podcast.Continue reading “Stassi Schroeder Comeback Interview Fails — And She Blames Tamron Hall”
I’d never have guessed that MTV would fare better with two hands tied behind their back than they would with complete freedom, but their Covid-19 shackles actually set them free from the routine that has plagued them for the last decade. With the universally beloved Keke Palmer as its emcee sporting a digitally generated backdrop of New York City, the show featured outstanding outdoor performances, dancers donning masks, a drive-in audience, virtual and in-person acceptance speeches, and much more. In short, MTV hit it out of the park. Enjoy the highlights below.Continue reading “VMAs Recap: Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, BTS and Other Standouts”
NPR’s Tiny Desk Series has always been a personal favorite, and Billie Eilish is a next-level get for a format in which she’s bound to thrive. She’s proven her stripped-down capabilities, and the video below punctuates her prowess. Watch and enjoy.
For friends of The Dishmaster who have been missing my daily posts, hopefully my pop-culture podcast will hold you over. On this week’s podcast we’ve got lots of reality-TV recaps along with some very fun dating stories. Enjoy!
He’s on a different level, and, you know, I ticked a box. I got to run on-screen with him, but he told me no at first. He said, “Nobody runs on-screen [with me],” and I said, “But I’m a really good runner.” So, I would time my treadmill so that he’d walk in and see me run. And then he added all these running scenes. So, that was it. It was, like, better than an Oscar. I was so happy! (Laughs.) I was so happy that I got to run on-screen with Tom Cruise. But I don’t think it ever goes away and I hope it never does. It’s so wonderful to be excited by someone and in awe of what they’ve achieved in their lives. Yeah, good on him. And I hope the questions never stop. I love talking about him. It’s really cool.Annabelle Wallis on working with Tom Cruise in The Mummy
In case you’ve ever wondered whether women are truly better multi-taskers than men, then watch the video below to see Alanis Morrissette to perform”Ablaze”with her daughter on her hip equipped with adorable, impromptu interruptions. Literally never missing a beat, she graced the virtual stage of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to debut the beautiful new tune. the album, Such Pretty Forks in the Road is Morissette’s first album in eight years.
When Nick Cannon took to his podcast to spout anti-Semitic conspiracy theories alongside a known anti-Semite — former Public Enemy member Richard Griffin (“Prof. Griff”)— outrage followed. ViacomCBS dropped him and his upcoming television show was shelved.
Cannon’s first reaction included a lengthy non-apology, claiming that people “misused an important moment for us to all grow closer together and learn more about one another.” Instead, he furthered, ” the moment was stolen and hijacked to make an example of an outspoken black man. [He] will not be bullied, silenced, or continuously oppressed by any organization, group, or corporation. [He is] disappointed that Viacom does not understand or respect the power of the black community.” When Cannon finally seemed to take some level of responsibility, he claimed that doing so turned his own community against him. If his community includes Richard Griffin — then I’d say he’s better off.
I hurt an entire community and it pained me to my core, I thought it couldn’t get any worse. Then I watched my own community turn on me and call me a sell-out for apologizing. Goodnight. Enjoy Earth🙏🏾💙— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 17, 2020
Unfortunately, Cannon is not the only offender. Chelsea Handler landed in hot water when she shared a video on Instagram, which quoted Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation Of Islam and a widely known anti-Semite. Both the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center have identified Farrakhan as anti-Semitic, and the Nation Of Islam as a hate group. Handler’s influence proved dangerous, as many celebrities with large platforms also shared the video. When confronted, Handler double down, insisting his message Farrakhan’s message was powerful and that she didn’t even consider the fact that he was anti-Semitic when she posted it — thus illustrating the recklessness of her actions. After unending uproar, she finally relented — but the damage was done.
There are many other offenders as of late, and I have held an extensive discussion on my podcast diving deeper into anti-Semitism and many of the conspiracy theories being spouted.
Listen below (the conversation begins at minute 30 if you’d like to skip the pop-culture portion of my podcast).