I don’t usually side with Bethenny Frankel, but after watching the most recent episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, she’s officially my favorite cast member of the franchise. For those that don’t watch the show, Luann de Lesseps has let her newly successful cabaret show go to her head, and her friends/co-stars are fed up with her unbearable narcissim.
In the clip below, you’ll see Bethenny finally say what everyone else is thinking. According to Bethenny, Luann never checked in after Bethenny’s then boyfriend died of a drug overdose, which is especially awful given that Bethenny put her life on pause to help Luann get sober.
Taylor Swift has reached that sweet spot in her career where she can pretty much do no wrong with her fans, as evidenced by the unconditionally positive response to her newly released single, “You Need to Calm Down.” It certainly helps that it’s an anthem against anti-gay bullies. While I support GLAAD, I don’t support the song. Why? Because it simply isn’t good. The melody is nearly as terrible as “ME!.” I realize the irony in expressing distaste for a song that’s all about being kind in the form of “calming down.” Just know that I’m perfectly calm. Also know that the song is subpar. As an aside, it seems as if Swift has made a conscious choice to veer away from singing about her personal life. Since her entire career was based on publicizing her personal life, I imagine it’s going to take some time to find other inspiration besides social media trolls and celebrity “snakes.”
Impressions are a dime a dozen these days, but accuracy is far less impressive than originality, and Dana Carvey has both. The former Saturday Night Live star is a frequent Howard Stern guest, and Stern’s team created this genius compilation video of all of Carvey’s spot-on impressions during their interview. It’s not just how he does it, it’s the material surrounding it. Watch below to see him in action.
If you believe Chelsea Handler, she’s had some sort of spiritual awakening, and that specific awakening is documented in her new book, Life Will Be the Death of Me. She credits her healthier perspective to intense therapy, and her book goes into detail about her painful childhood and the grief surrounding the loss of her brother.
Though I appreciate authenticity in any form, Handler’s recent book tour seems more about drug use than book promotion. In fact, she’s gearing up to launch a marijuana company, and she’s happy to help any and everyone who’s in need of advice about “microdosing” harder drugs. I had never heard the term microdosing prior to Handler, but I’m now aware, whether I like it or not.
It’s worth noting that marijuana is not technically legal in any state. If you want to argue that with me, google the Supremacy Clause. Additionally, if Handler was encouraging wine use to cope with life, I’d be equally outraged. Therapy is an excellent tool to better one’s life, but if you find yourself talking more about drugs than therapy, perhaps you missed the message. It’s important to note that I support prescription medication as a tool to combat depression, but Handler is not a doctor, and her loose drug endorsement is dangerous.
I have zero inside intel on Julianna Margulies, but she left a bad taste in my mouth during her stint on The Good Wife when she filmed her final scene with Archie Panjabi via green screen because their relationship had apparently grown so contentious they could not be in the same room with one another. As for Archie, she insisted she was ready and willing to film, which suggests the camera trick was at Margulies’ request.
Constance Wu dug a deep whole for herself. And given her girl-next-door branding on the heels of Crazy Rich Asians, it’s going to take a lot of time to dig herself out. For those late to the party, Wu was none to please to find out that her hit ABC series Fresh off the Boat was renewed for a sixth season, and she made her objection known on social media, writing “dislike” under an Instagram post about the renewal. She also wrote “fucking hell” on twitter followed by the words “no it’s not” in response to a fan saying it was “good news.”
Can Pete Davidson catch a break? While I understand he invited a world of backlash when he publicly discussed his relationship with superstar Ariana Grande, the time has come to let it go. He’s been honest about his mental health issues, and the man is trying to move on with his life. During a recent standup comedy gig, Davidson bailed because the comedy club owner was allegedly under strict instructions from camp Pete not to mention Pete’s famous exes — and he went ahead and mentioned them anyhow.
There’s one very important lesson I learned from my mother: When people brag about their relationships, there’s trouble afoot. Note that I learned many other lessons from my mother, but that one holds particular importance today, because of 50 Cent’s beef over money with Randall Emmett, the executive producer of the Starz series, Power. According to 50, Randall owes him one million dollars, and according to Randall’s girlfriend/Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent, Randall has that money to give.
Fans of the Bravo series know that Lala continuously brags about her fiancé’s financial status, including private jets, Gucci slides, and a Rolls Royce. That doesn’t bode well for a man like 50, who makes the most of social media shaming. Perhaps there is trouble in paradise for Randall and Lala, the perfect May-December pair?
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While I usually frown upon other men commenting on a woman’s appearance, I condone Andy Cohen’s callout of Lala Kent, whose overuse of botox represents a very troubling problem with women in their twenties — their faces are all freezing! Cohen also once asked Khloe Kardashian, “What is going on with your ass?!” when it became extremely obvious that something big had changed. I once overloaded a concealor that I realized was far-too-light when a co-worker innocently asked “why my eyes looked so bright.” Sometimes you need a bit of a push to put a stop to poor decisions, and if it’s something that can be changed — all the better.
When Kim Kardashian announced she was studying to become a lawyer in an interview with Vogue Magazine, I was immediately impressed and elated. That might surprise some, given my love/hate relationship with the Kardashians and the fact that I myself am a licensed attorney. In the past, I’ve taken issue with some of their business choices, particularly the alleged copy of other independant designers for their own product lines and their hawking of ridiculous products on Instagram. That being said, I take absolutely no issue with Kim Kardashian studying to become a lawyer. In fact, I embrace it. Continue reading “Kim Kardashian Studying to Become a Lawyer — My Thoughts”