She might not be aware of it, but we've been beefing with Wendy Williams here at The Hollywood Gossip for many years now.
We simply haven't been able to stand the way she desperately seeks attention by making cruel, outlandish statements about her fellow celebrities.
Our point here is not to rehash these issues, but to actually call a truce and to wish Williams well.
Why? Because the talk show host has been hospitalized due to complications from Graves Disease.
“As Wendy Williams Hunter previously shared, she fractured her shoulder and has been on the mend. Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment," reads a statement from her family, which continues as follow:
"Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital
"Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being."
Williams broke her shoulder in December and then started to worry fans when she slurred her words on-air.
She later apologized and blamed the painkillers she was taking at the time.
Since then, Williams has delayed her show’s return on two occasions.
It was originally supposed to return shortly after the New Year -- but was pushed back to January 14.
It was then delayed another week and will now be on indefinite hiatus.
Concludes this most recent statement:
“Wendy thanks everyone in advance for their well-wishes and for respecting her and The Hunter Family’s privacy during this time.”
In early 2018, Williams also took an extended break after her diagnosis of Graves Disease
This is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism).
Symptoms often include anxiety, hand tremor, heat sensitivity, weight loss, puffy eyes and enlarged thyroid.
It's a pretty serious illness and Williams addressed her reation to the diagnosis last March.
"There's was just a mess going on inside my body," she said on Good Morning America.
Continued the polarizing TV personality at the time:
"We, as women, particularly if we have families, you know, we’re taking care of children, we’re taking care of our home, our husbands, we take care of everybody but ourselves.
"I'm not doing that anymore... Wendy first!"
Says the production company behind the Wendy Williams Show:
For over ten years, Wendy has been a vital part of the Debmar-Mercury family.
We wholeheartedly support Wendy in this decision to take the time she needs and we will welcome her back with open arms the moment she is ready.
Of course, because this is the Internet, gossip and innuendo abound.
With rumors swirling about her husband's affair, some are wondering whether Williams is simply shunning the spotlight for awhile and using her health as an excuse.
We're not saying that.
But some out there most definitely have been.
I watched You with my girlfriend a few weeks ago because she likes stories about emotionally unstable men and I’m no fool, I do what she says so we have sex instead of a fight. We’ve been together long enough that she’s gone from swooning over Twilight to us making jokes about how controlling these characters are. Occasionally, when she’s going out with her best friend I’ll tell her I was feeling jealous, so I disassembled her car’s engine to keep her safe, and she’ll jokingly reply “Aww, that’s so romantic!” That sort of thing.
If you haven’t watched You, which was on Lifetime in September but gained a huge following after being streamed on Netflix starting at Christmas, here are some spoilers for you: it’s about a crazy guy who meets a girl, stalks her, kills her boyfriend and then best friend and dates her. Then they break up and she turns out to be almost as crazy, stalking him to get him back and away from his new girlfriend while sleeping with her therapist. Then he locks her in a cage under his bookstore, kills her and pins the blame on said therapist. We were absolutely howling with laughter by the end, where the guy is narrating something to the effect of “I think Beck would be okay with me murdering her because I love her so much I had no other choice.”
Oh, and the dead best friend was also stalking the female lead. It’s a mess. Everyone is stalking everyone.
Millie Bobby Brown thought it was super romantic, because she’s a teenager and teenagers are dumb.
"He's not creepy, he's in love with her" is she really that stupid lmao pic.twitter.com/0QfMb6pOyb
— cait︽✵︽ 48 (@ivarsforbes) January 15, 2019
Oh honey, we’re going to judge you, it’s the internet. In fact, people are still judging her on Twitter right now
Also, keep in mind Brown had just started watching the show, so it’s not like she got to the part where he’s killing a bunch of people and went “Awww, how sweet!” In fact, her opinion changed after she finished the show. Shocking, I know.
so y'all do viral the video of millie bobby brown starting the series "you" where she thinks that joe is only in love but u ignore this video where she already finished the series and says that joe is a stalker, you just want to attack her! pic.twitter.com/zSgQCiUPDC
— luk ً (@strengthmillie) January 17, 2019
That’s kind of just the way the show is structured, you’re supposed to like the guy at first and be able to look past the fact that he’s a nutter. Even when he starts killing people, they’re not good people. Everyone loves it when Marvel heroes kill the bad guys, right? That’s what being a hero is, isn’t it? Yeah, think about that one for a while.
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But that was then. And now, Lochte — a few months fresh from successful treatment for alcohol abuse and still in the middle of training for the next Summer Olympics despite a 14-month ban — is ready for America to see a different side of him.
“He’s not how he is in the media,” his agent, Jeff Ostrow, tells PEOPLE. “He’s a great person, laid-back and down to earth.”
“I thought it would be nice for the 10 million people that regularly watch the show to get to see who Ryan is,” he says.
“People who want to see Ryan — what they think, he’s a party animal, crazy person, that’s not what they’re going to see and that’s not what Ryan is,” Ostrow continues. “And, in fact, he made a commitment to change his lifestyle a little bit and sought a little bit of help for alcohol and he doesn’t party like that.”
Lochte, 34, is one of the most decorated athletes in his sport and a superstar of past Olympics. But his prowess in the pool has often been overshadowed by his behavior on dry land, including a reality series on E! in 2013 that didn’t seem to miss a single moment of cluelessness or shenanigans.
And then there were more troubling incidents. Lochte falsely claimed he and other American swimmers had been held at gunpoint and robbed while at a gas station during the Rio Summer Games, touching off an international incident. He later apologized amid conflicting accounts of what his group had done and why security had felt the need to draw their guns.
Despite stiff punishment from U.S. Swimming, Lochte vowed to make it back to the Tokyo Summer Games in 2020 and was well on his way when he was barred last year from competition for 14 months because he received an illegally large IV infusion. (The substance itself was not banned.)
In October, Lochte underwent treatment for a years-long alcohol addiction after police were reportedly called to an incident at his hotel in California.
Ostrow, his agent, says now that the outpatient treatment lasted about a month and “went very well.”
“It was something that he voluntarily wanted to do even though many professionals would suggest that he didn’t necessarily need to,” he says of Lochte. “He needed to kind of take control over himself and his decisions better.”
There have been recent bright spots as well: Lochte wed former Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid in a lavish ceremony in September after a civil ceremony earlier in 2018. They are parents to Caiden Zane, born last June, and Kayla is expecting a baby girl this summer.
“They’re super excited, they always wanted to have two children,” Ostrow says.
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Lochte, particularly, “couldn’t be happier — No. 1 that he’s having another kid because he loves being a dad, but having a baby girl has always been part of his dreams.”
After all the ups and downs, Lochte is now set to join a house with 11 other celebrities from various fields (including former White House official Anthony Scaramucci and Lindsay Lohan’s mom) to compete for $250,000.
They will be cut off from the outside world and watched constantly by cameras. Unlike the other sports stars in the cast, such as Olympian Lolo Jones, Lochte is still competing.
RELATED: Ryan Lochte Met His Wife Kayla on Instagram and Knew ‘She Was the One’ After Their First Date
“Ryan always goes into everything to win. His mindset is to win,” says Ostrow. ” I think he’s going in there to try and win the game but not at the expense of making himself look foolish or doing things that are contrary to the type of person that Ryan is.”
One thing Lochte won’t stop doing is training. There will be a pool at the Big Brother house just for that purpose.
While he has brushed up a bit on the series, “He didn’t want to over think the process too much in terms of strategy,” Ostrow says.
“You’re thrown into that experiment,” Ostrow says, adding, “My advice is, ‘Go in and be yourself, obviously be mindful that unlike the rest of our life they’re going to watch everything you do. Just be you’ — and I know he’ll be fine if he’s him.”
Celebrity Big Brother premieres Monday (8 p.m. ET) on CBS.
On her show on Wednesday, the talk show host addressed the recent event in which a photo of a single brown egg claiming the top spot for most liked photo on Instagram. The egg (or its account holder really) first set out to surpass Kylie Jenner, who originally held the record with the first snapshot she shared of daughter Stormi five days after her birth in February 2018. Jenner’s photo garnered 18 million likes, but the egg has now reached an astonishing 45 million likes and counting.
“The egg’s life has completely changed,” DeGeneres joked. “I want that egg on the show. Egg if you’re listening… I want you on the show.”
Before revealing her plan to break the record, the comedienne couldn’t resist a very appropriate egg joke. “Now that this egg holds the record, everyone’s gonna try to beat the egg,” she said, “And you know what happens when you beat an egg? It’s an omelet.”
DeGeneres’ then showed off what photo she hopes will out rank them all: The egg decorated with Jenner’s face on it.
“I named it Eggward Shellington Jenner III,” she said.
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Though her combo post doesn’t exactly threaten to beat either Jenner or the egg (it has 4 million likes right now), it has become DeGeneres’ most-liked photo. It has more likes than her photos with Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson, Julia Roberts and the image of her receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom—but true to her form, DeGeneres isn’t getting discouraged.
“I think this is great, because with all the divisiveness that we have going on in the world, we found something that we can all agree on,” she said. “It’s a damn egg.”
Jenner responded to the controversy on Sunday with a video of herself cracking a brown egg on the hot pavement outside seemingly to watch it cook.
“Take that little egg,” she captioned the funny clip.
Chris Hansen, former host of To Catch a Predator, has been charged with issuing bad checks.
Hanson was arrested in Stamford, Connecticut on Monday and charged with issuing a bad check, the Stamford Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE.
In the summer of 2017, police said Hansen ordered several promotional items including t-shirts, mugs and decals from a local company for upcoming marketing events.
According to police, Hansen was given a bill totaling just under $13,000 and agreed to pay for the items in full before they were delivered, but the check he issued nearly three months after receiving an invoice bounced.
The owner of the vendor reached out to Hansen, who apologized and attempted to make a partial payment, police said. But after the television host wrote a second check in 2018 that also bounced, the owner contacted the police.
When investigators contacted Hansen, he refused to speak on the issue, police said. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
Hansen turned himself in to police on Monday and was charged with a class D felony, according to police. He was released without bond and signed a promise to appear in court.
A rep for Hansen did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.
On Wednesday morning, Hansen tweeted from Los Angeles, but didn’t mention the arrest.
“Weighing an early morning run while there’s a break in the LA rain…..but first coffee!” he captioned a photo of the city at dawn.
Weighing an early morning run while there’s a break in the LA rain…..but first coffee! pic.twitter.com/rm3zGHe6do
— Chris Hansen (@chrishansen) January 16, 2019
To Catch a Predator ran from 2004-2007 and saw Hansen and his team confront sex offenders.
Colton Underwood is a virgin. Did you know that?
ABC continued to hype this fact about its Season 23 star on the three-hour premiere episode Monday night, which featured Colton kissing two women and sending home seven more.
"I’m the first virgin Bachelor and it’s crazy to even think about that,” Underwood said early on. “I couldn’t be more hopeful and excited.”
Did his 30 suitors feel the same way, however?
How did they approach the fact that he's never slid his throbbing unit inside of any private parts?
Scroll down for everything you ever wanted to know about this lengthy season premiere -- and visit our section of The Bachelor spoilers to see who actually wins...
1. Ready to Meet the Ladies
2. They Were Ready to Swipe That V Card
3. Et Tu, Demi?
4. Okay. On to the Arrivals!
5. Yup, She's a Sloth
6. Pulled Over for Lameness
Megyn Kelly is out.
And her replacements are officially in.
On Monday morning, about three months after Megyn Kelly was fired for being naive, insensitive and also pretty darn racist, NBC went ahead and seemingly named her replacement.
Indeed, Megyn Kelly Today is no more.
Viewers should now prepare themselves for ... Dylan Dreyer, Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones And Craig Melvin Today?
Okay, the name may be a work in progress.
But Dreyer wrote the following to her Twitter followers a few hours ago:
Hope you don't mind these faces! You'll be seeing a lot of them at 9am.
Please join us! #3rdhourtoday #youvegotafriendinus #letthegoodtimesroll @TODAYshow @SheinelleJones @craigmelvin @alroker.
Aside from tagging her colleagues, Dreyer shared this photo of them along with her message:
Roker, meanwhile, posted the same snapshot and simply wrote:
"I love these guys."
It is worth noting, however, that NBC is yet to officially announce anything.
In fact, Jenna Bush Hager served as a co-host on the day Dreyer sent this message; and she has been a rumored replacement herself for Kelly.
Kelly, for her part, never found footing - or an audience - on NBC.
The network tried to act as if she was never a polarizing political pundit at Fox News prior to her hiring, shaving off all rough edges and re-introducing her as their own kind of harmless and fun Kelly Ripa.
The makeover never worked.
It actually failed miserably.
But Kelly wasn't shown the door until she ignited a controversy during a Halloween costume discussion in which she wondered why blackface was considered taboo.
"You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween," Kelly said during a panel discussion that got way, awy away from her, adding erroneously:
"Back when I was a kid, that was OK as long as you were dressed up as like a character."
She later wondered what makes something racist.
Once she learned the history of how demeaning and flat-out racist the concept of blackface actually is (something she, a seasoned journalist, didn't know beforehand?!?), Kelly issued an apology.
"I was wrong and I am sorry," she told viewers, continuing as follows:
"Sometimes I talk and sometimes I listen and yesterday, I learned.
"I learned that given the history of blackface being used in awful ways by racists in this country, it is not OK for that to be part of any costume, Halloween or otherwise."
But it was too little and too late.
And she had already been too unpopular at NBC for executives to fight for her job.
Kelly, of course, walked away with millions and millions (and millions!) of dollars, so no one is feeling to badly for her at the moment.
Elsewhere, NBC is yet to announce a replacement for Kathie Lee Gifford, who will be leaving her seat alongside Hoda Kotb in April.
"I have my idea of who might be absolutely wonderful, but there's a great pool of talent and beauty and heart around here, right within our own family," Kathie Lee said when confirming her departure.
"And if they come from outside the family they will soon become family because you all treat everybody that way..."
Gifford is exiting the program in a graceful manner.
The same cannot be said for Kelly.
Will you give the 9 a.m. hour of Today a shot again if the quartet listed above really are the ones to step into Megyn's shoes?
(As documented below, those shoes have so often been anti-African American.)
It’s going to be a very good year.
— HBO (@HBO) January 7, 2019
If you suffered through last night’s Golden Globes telecast, you likely saw this new promo for HBO’s 2019 programming, which includes some of the biggest events in the pay network’s history. Not only is Game of Thrones finally coming to an end after going dark in 2018, some other big shows will be returning to the network this year such as True Detective, Big Little Lies, Barry, and Veep.
The biggest revelation for many of us, however, was the first footage from the upcoming long-form follow-up to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal classic Watchmen. The number one reservation many of us have, of course, is that it’s coming to us from Damon Lindelof, who has screwed up more properties than you can shake a stick at including Star Trek Into Darkness, Prometheus, World War Z, the list goes on and on.
There’s definitely lots of interesting stuff in this promo to dig in to beyond the three scenes they show from Watchmen, as I’m sure the Game of Thrones fans are going nuts over that dialogue scene we get. Lots of fun stuff in here, and those of you with HBO or your mom’s HBO Go password are in for a big 2019!
The media loves nothing more than a celebrity spat, particularly a catfight (as much as I loathe that word). Sometimes it’s accurate, and other times it’s clearly a reach. And I believe that this particular case is almost definitely the latter.
Yesterday was the night of the Golden Globes, and both of the actresses in question were attending. During the pre-show, Chrissy Metz was being interviewed on the red carpet for a Facebook Live. After her interview, the hosts asked Chrissy to help introduce Alison Brie, who was next to be interviewed on the other end of the red carpet. The camera panned over to Alison Brie, and it was then people believed they heard Chrissy Metz say, “She such a bitch.”
— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) January 7, 2019
I listened to the video a few times to get an idea of what was said. The audio is practically indistinguishable. Some fans are speculating that Chrissy Metz didn’t realize that her mic was still on and spoke out of turn. Honestly, I can’t register what was said, and unless there’s a better audio out, I’m not buying it. In the video, she was holding the microphone the entire time. I doubt that she just forgot during that tenth of a second the camera moved that the mic was probably still on.
Chrissy Metz has already taken to Twitter and adamantly denied that she insulted Alison Brie:
It’s terribly unfortunate anyone would think much less run a story that was completely fabricated! I adore Alison and would never say a bad word about her, or anyone! I sure hope she knows my heart. https://t.co/IdeN2x2j9q
— Chrissy Metz (@ChrissyMetz) January 7, 2019
Again, I think this whole situation is a stretch this is a case of looking for drama where it’s not there. Chrissy Metz sounds jokey and amiable on the video. Plus, she and Alison Brie have been photographed together in the past and the two have appeared pretty friendly.
I mean for all we know, Chrissy Metz could have been kidding around. She could have been talking about Alison Brie in jest the way that some girlfriends will address each other and saying something like, “Oh my God, that bitch looks amazing in that dress, I want to rip it off her body!”
Yeah, female friendships can be a little weird sometimes, but it works for us.
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This week’s Mr. Skin Minute is shamelessly checking out the boob tube!
The boob tube was hotter than ever in 2018, and we’ve got the best of the breast on this Top 3 list!
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Domestic violence is never funny, but it’s also very hard not to laugh when someone from Jersey Shore gets beat up. Like that scene where the drunk guy punches Snooki at the bar? It’s like “That’s horrible… but she does call herself Snooki.”
This is why I have so much trouble deciding how to feel about Ronnie Ortiz-Magro getting beaten up by his girlfriend Jen Harley. I guess all that GTL doesn’t prepare you for getting cracked in the head with an ashtray. TMZ is reporting he called the cops on her.
As we reported, Ronnie and Jen got into a big fight shortly after midnight at a Las Vegas New Year’s Eve party at the Hustler Club, and that’s where she allegedly hurled the ashtray in his direction, striking him and cutting his nose, lip and forehead. When Jen got home, she found someone had ransacked the place, smashing a flat-screen TV and a vase. They also destroyed pictures and glass frames.
She called the cops and claimed Ronnie was the culprit. Cops named Ronnie a person of interest.
As for Ronnie’s police report, we’re told his motivation is that he wants Jen to get professional help. He’s also worried about the safety of their 8-month-old child.
If someone hit me in the head with an ashtray and all I did was smash their TV, they got off light.
Is anyone at all surprised that someone who was on Jersey Shore is dating the sort of crazy person that would smash them in the face with an ashtray? I’m surprised this has only happened to one of them.
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Remember Brian Dunkleman from American Idol? Neither does anyone else, and that’s why he’s driving an Uber. Dunkleman was the co-host of the first season of American Idol with Ryan Seacrest who decided to leave because he didn’t like seeing how the reality TV sausage was made. Of course, he was going to get fired anyway, so he didn’t actually shoot himself in the foot as badly as it seems even though his stand-up career didn’t work out.
Dunkleman is in the middle of a fairly acrimonious divorce, probably stemming from the fact that he was on American Idol and managed to turn that into no career at all. Even Justin Guarini has a job as the Dr. Pepper spokesman. Meanwhile, TMZ reported that Dunkleman’s financial situation looks more like what you’d expect from someone writing about Brian Dunkleman on a celebrity comedy blog.
Brian says he works about 45 hours a week and pulls in around $800 a week.
Dunkleman says he has $2,000 in his checking account. He pays $1,500 in rent per month and his expenses total $1,605 each month.
Brian and wife Kalea Dunkleman have also both accused the other of domestic abuse, because in California making up abuse allegations during a divorce is how you get sole custody of your kids.
The divorce has been dragging on for more than 2 years and the former couple has been locked in a bitter custody battle. He claimed Kalea was an out-of-control alcoholic who was a danger to their son. Brian also claimed she physically abused him. She claimed Brian was physically abusive toward her and called her a “useless bitch.”
The guy who played second fiddle to Ryan Seacrest is so insane that I’m assuming it’s true just by sheer willpower on my part. I’m wishing that exchange into existence with The Secret.
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One of my favorite things in the world is when people get mad about things that happened years ago and no one cared about. Like the people who insist that ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ is bad now even though it’s clearly good and basically everyone knows it. Or how people took some old James Gunn tweets out of context (without even understanding how retweets worked before there was a retweet button) and Disney fired him because the ten most easily-offended people in the world were offended.
There’s a cottage industry on social media for people who dig through old TV shows and movies and songs looking for things to be offended by, and the latest thing is a 2011 clip from HBO’s Talking Funny in which Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais and Jerry Seinfeld discuss using the n-word on stage and in general.
I know black folks who are completely comfortable with white people saying the n-word in their presence. Have had to tell a few white folks that I’m not that black person. Still it says something the only person who was uncomfortable was Seinfeld pic.twitter.com/8wrGGufBUS
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) December 23, 2018
If you watched the clip, you may or may not have gathered that they were actually discussing one of Chris Rock’s most famous bits. It’ll provide some context if you’ve never heard it before, you’ll know what Chris and Louis are talking about, at any rate.
But is it okay that Louis and Gervais said the n-word while discussing if it’s appropriate? I don’t think it’s anyone’s place to say. If people are offended by it, I’m not going to tell them they’re wrong. But this discussion was recorded seven years ago and no one gave a damn at the time, so maybe move along to things people have done recently. I think a good rule of thumb is that if a baby was born when something happened, if the baby can talk now, it’s too late to be mad at it for not being woke enough.
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The 2000’s have indeed been the age of reboots. For the last decade, it seems to be a competition among ’90s TV actors to see who can manage to get their old TV show revived. And the next show that’s due up for a makeover appears to be Beverly Hills 90210.
Tori Spelling was seen at CBS TV Studios with Jenni Garth back in March, but it now it seems that a revamped 90210 is inevitable as it’s currently being marketed to studios.
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My Monday Motivation? . That I get to work with my best friend. Been celebrating holiday seasons for almost three decades with @jenniegarth . . Your the Kelly to my Donna and the Yin to my Yang. A friendship that was created on television but a sisterhood for a lifetime. Work is always play when it’s with you. . PS… Don’t tell our studio that we were taking bestie selfies on their holiday decorated golf cart. We couldn’t resist. We see golf carts and tinsel and turn into sneaky teenagers again. . #mybestie #girlfriends #girlpower #empowerment #90210 #christmastime #holidayseason
According to recent news, the version of 90210 that’s being peddled to the networks isn’t necessarily a reboot, but more of a revival in the same vein as Gilmore Girls: A Year in A Life. In a nutshell, it sounds like the show is going to pick up the original characters’ lives who would now presumably be in their 40s.
Most of the actors from the original have already signed on: Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, Jenni Garth, and Gabrielle Carteris. Basically, all the actors who have a lot of free time on their hands right now
The only two original actors who are not on the roster are Luke Perry and Shannen Doherty. Right now, Luke Perry is currently busy with Riverdale and unlikely to abandon a good thing when he’s got it. Shannen Doherty has been fairly occupied since going into remission from her battle with breast cancer. Plus, given that Doherty’s character was written off on Season 4 after some backstage conflict (translation: Doherty hated everyone’s guts), she might not be particularly keen to jump back on that bandwagon.
I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of the show; I never watched 90210 as a kid, so I have no skin in this game. But a revival of 90210 just brings back the memories of the fan disappointment that came from the Gilmore Girls revival. I don’t have the enthusiasm about these characters, so I can’t speak for fans of the show, but did anyone really want to see a continuation? This cast will be 40-somethings living in Beverly Hills; isn’t that why we have Real Housewives? I don’t know, I feel like this would be the equivalent of going to your high school reunion, seeing the popular kids again, and realizing that they actually peaked at 18.
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Amber Portwood tragically hit a new low on the Teen Mom OG season finale.
She broke down on air and admitted that she had been thinking about killing herself.
The candid cast member actually called on Catelynn to fly in and offer assistance, considering this fellow Teen Mom had been through something similar in the not-too-distant past.
What did Catelynn say to Amber?
How did other stars tie up or continue their storylines this week?
Scroll down for an emotional recap...
1. A Candid Confession
2. The Thoughts Were Real
3. Please Help Me
4. Can I Go On?
5. Offering Assistance
6. A Separation is Needed
Even before Larissa exposed Colt's cheating this week, this couple was in the running for this season's most dramatic and most controversial couple.
This sneak peek of Sunday's new episode shows exactly why.
Colt responds to Larissa's complaint about his wandering eye by telling her that maybe she's just "bats--t crazy."
On last week's episode of 90 Day Fiance, Larissa got into a huge argument with Colt's cousin over her motivations for marrying him.
Now, the two are going out to dinner with a couple of Colt's friend, but it looks like a tense outing.
Larissa is pissed with Colt.
"Colt doesn't compliment me," Larissa laments to the camera. "A real man shouldn't act like this."
"It's ridiculous," Larissa declares.
What seems to get under her skin isn't just that Colt doesn't compliment her even though she put hours into her appearance.
Even when she brings it up, he instead gets defensive instead of just apologizing and assuring her that she's beautiful.
Colt's friends don't seem quite sure what to make of her, referring to Larissa as a "fiery spark."
Meanwhile, Colt pulls his usual shtick -- which was rubbing people the wrong way long before their current mess spilled over onto social media.
Larissa gets upset, and Colt adopts a painfully patronizing tone in an effort to convince the viewers at home that he's so reasonable, so rational.
In a voice intended to convey that he has the patience of mountains and the intellect of every great philosopher, Colt speaks to the camera.
"I can't believe that Larissa is so angry at me," he says, sounding astonished.
This has happened before, and she is often upset over this particular issue.
Doing his best to fill his voice with weariness, Colt says: "I don't understand."
Larissa spins a theory about why Colt doesn't seem to have the energy to say something nice to her when she gets all dolled up.
"You don't give me compliments," she guesses. "Because you talk to other woman."
These words, given this week's scandal, were oddly prophetic.
"You give her attention," Larissa accuses.
It can be difficult to hear a loved one compliment others but not you.
Colt explains that, somehow, a long day at work leaves him too emotionally drained to give her compliments or think about doing so.
He then suggests that their relationship problems are Larissa's fault.
"Have you ever thought that maybe it's you?" Colt asks confrontationally.
Colt then accuses: "You're bats--t crazy."
That is not a nice way to speak to ... absolutely anyone, let alone one's fiancee.
And there may be something more sinistar at work.
There exists a term: gaslighting, which is making someone believe that they're crazy, usually so that they'll believe only you will love them.
While the word has been overused in recent years, what Colt is doing in this video is giving off majorly bad vibes.
Compliment your fiancee. Compliment your girlfriend. Compliment your friends.
(If this doesn't come naturally to you, pick one thing that was a choice -- from hairstyle to leggings to shoes, etc, to say something nice about every day)
Earlier episodes made Larissa seem like she was overreacting to Colt complimenting strange women.
With the revelation that he's e cheater who allegedly DMs women about Larissa being nuts for sympathy ... maybe Larissa was the only one saying things clearly.
Just because someone gets emotional and flustered doesn't mean that they're wrong about everything.
Mika Brzezinski is trying very hard to extricate her foot from her mouth right about now.
But will it be enough to save her job?
The Morning Joe co-host is in boiling hot water at the moment after she used a homophobic remark to describe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on air.
Brzezinski was talking about Pompeo's interview on cable news rival Fox & Friends, where the very high-level Cabinet member explained his view on the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Pompeo said that while the killing a "tragic incident" that the United States doesn't approve of, the Saudis are still "an important ally" of this country.
Hence the lack of any action ordered against them by President Trump.
"I understand that Donald Trump doesn't care … But why doesn't Mike Pompeo care right now?" Brzezinski asked during an interview with Sen. Dick Durbin.
She then got in trouble by adding out loud:
"Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on Fox & Friends, is that a patriot speaking, or a wannabe dictator's butt boy?
"I'm dead serious. I'm asking, are these the words of a patriot?"
That second line may be the best part:
Brzezinski was dead serious in wondering: Is Secretary of State Pompeo a wannabe dictator's butt boy?!?
As you might imagine, Brzezinski garnered a whole lot of backlash for the use of this term, prompting a response and an apology on Twitter:
Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough were among the President's staunchest allies back in 2015 and 2016, around the time of the Republican primary.
They often interviewed the then-candidate.
But the hosts and the Commander-in-Chief have since had a major falling out, with Trump going off on Brzezinski last summer and sparking a bizarre social media feud.
Click on the above link to relive that rivaly and check out Mika's "butt boy" comment here!
On Teen Mom OG this week...
... Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer went at it once again, arguing over their relationship and its affect on their kids.
... Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra inched closer to their unusual and controversial trial separation.
... Amber Portwood snapped at Andrew Glennon, just like old times.
... Cheyenne Floyd and Cory Wharton stirred up even more drama as they grapple with their romantic future.
... Oh, and Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney were totally fine and normal.
Ready for a recap of the dramatic events? Scroll down and let's do this!
1. The Ballad of Bristol and Dakota
2. Can We Just Move On, Please?
3. Not Like This, We Can't
4. dakota v. bristol
5. How Was I Ever Married to Her?!?
6. Poor Catelynn
On this week's new episode of 90 Day Fiance, Eric chose someone he's known for approximately 90 days over someone he has known literally his entire life:
How did it even arrive at this point?
Leida said she was prepared to call it quits with Eric and head back to Indonesia because he refused to buy her new furniture.
That was the reason the pair started to argue at least.
Leida explained how was overly stressed about child support and also about Eric's daughter, Tasha, still living in the house with them. She claimed to be truly fed up and nearly finished with it all.
“I feel like I’m forcing myself to get married with you because I don’t want to leave this country cause I have a lot of opportunity to pursue my medical career here,” she told Eric.
After some cajoling, however, Leida accepted the child support.
However, after she arrived home and saw Tasha’s dirty room, she lost it once again.
“If you’re going to threaten to leave him, get the f-ck out of my country,” Tasha screamed at Leida, sick and tired of her threats.
But this was not the route Eric chose to go; nope, Leida actually got him to kick Tasha out, making Tasha feel like her father was selecting Leida over his children.
Because that's exactly what he was doing.
“I don’t know where me and my dad stand anymore,” Tasha cried. “I don’t want to just not see my dad anymore, but if this is how it’s going to be, then I guess it’s how it’s going to be.”
And also crazy sad?
Speaking of crazy, let's turn to Colt and Larissa, shall we?
The couple is MARRIED, in case you had not heard, but tension still exists between Colt's family and his now-wife.
In an attempt to do away with it, Colt wanted to host a barbecue in the hopes that Larissa, his mom, Debbie, and his cousin John could try to develop some kind of relationship.
However, the plan backfired when Larissa started talking about them moving out and leaving Debbie behind, which prompted a great deal of screaming and yelling.
You know, par for the Colt and Larissa course.
“Nobody will make me believe that just because she’s Colt’s mother she’s allowed to make my life a hell,” Larissa said to John, addng:
“I love him and I want to respect his mother, but I won’t put my head down and let someone control me.”
Sick of pretending he was in support of the marriage, John went right ahead and took aim at Larissa in response.
“You should feel like a damn queen with a rock like that but, no, you take advantage,” John said. “That bitch is here for his money. Period. … This is fake. It’s bullsh-t. That’s not true love.”
From there, Larissa disinvited John to her wedding and Colt tried to calm his fiancee down.
To no avail whatsoever.
“Take your f-cking ring,” Larissa yelled. “Marry the woman your mother like. OK, take the ring and f-ck you."
Were things any calmer for Ashley and Jay?
These two were feeling uneasy after they received a series of racist and violent threats against them and their wedding.
In response, they installed security cameras in their house, yet their friends and family member were dropping out of attending the nuptials because they felt unsafe.
The stars figured they had no choice but to elope in Las Vegas as a result.
“The racist comments on our website really rattled us,” Ashley said. “Sometimes I think that a scary situation makes you get closer in your relationship.”
Finally, we conclude with Asuelu and Kalani.
Their relationship was on the thin ice after they got into a heated exchange last week in front of Kalani’s sister.
Kalani felt as if she didn’t want to marry Asuelu anymore, while Asuelu simply grew quiet and shut down any time she brought this up.
On Sunday night, however, they tried to talk about their major issues.
“You’re not the person that I knew in Samoa,” Kalani said. “You don’t really talk to me. You don’t really try to fix problems.”
Asuelu responded with tears, saying he felt a lack physical affection from Kalani.
“He really believes that I don’t love him if I don’t want to cuddle him,” Kalani said, seemingly in shock that Asuelu could feel this way.
Thankfully, though, this discussed seemed to clear up some problems in their relationship and Kalani even admitted she was excited to plan their wedding.
After months of making cities jump through hoops and top each other with tax breaks and corporate welfare, Amazon finally decided to open its new headquarters in New York and Washington, D.C. Because of 2020 Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders, Amazon also made news by raising all employees’ pay to at least $15 an hour. Unfulfilled, tonight’s new episode of South Park, took a biting look at both the company and our reliance on it, and seems to bring a very unusual political viewpoint for the Parker and Stone series.
The episode opens with Butters working on his bike for a bike parade, hoping to win a cash prize, which makes his dad, as usual, get mad over nothing and start yelling about money issues. What I love about Butters is he just stands there and listens with the same goofy look on his face while his dad yells “Fuck you, Butters,” and storms out. We find out in the next scene that Butters’ dad, along with Kenny’s dad and a lot of other people, are working in a new Amazon fulfillment center in South Park.
There’s an accident in the fulfillment center which leads to a strike. The whole thing has a very UK miners’ strike feel to it, which seems intentional with the addition of a prominent Scottish warehouse employee, complete with a Tam O’Shanter. It’s an interesting position for the show as Parker and Stone have generally taken the side of giant, soul-crushing corporations, such as in Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes. The strike means that no one can get their packages delivered, which basically upends everyone’s life and causes Jeff Bezos to personally come to town to deal with it.
For some reason I have yet to discern, Bezos is portrayed as a Talosian from the Star Trek episode The Menagerie and communicates telepathically. This isn’t the series’ first reference to that Star Trek episode; the boys’ kindergarten teacher was in the same beeping iron lung/wheelchair that Captain Pike used in the episode. Also, the back of head looks like a giant ass, which I’m sure wasn’t an accident. It’s a good gag in an episode that’s full of them.
I’m not sure if I’m reading too much into this, but my favorite joke in the episode is the worker injured in the accident is packed inside a box which he can’t be removed from or he’ll die. He’s leading the striking worker and spends the entire episode giving far-left talking points, and the reporter covering the strike just keeps asking him about the box. It seemed to me that this was a reference to the media coverage of socialist Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which has focused mainly on her clothes and creepy dudes taking pictures of her ass as opposed to what she’s saying and doing.
Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman all come together in this episode, and even address how the show used to be about the four of them having adventures together and how far it’s drifted with the boys going their own way. They even address how Kyle doesn’t really have a role in the new series with the changes that have taken place. In order to secure parts for their bikes for the bike parade the boys travel to the mall, which is now an overgrown jungle filled with mutants, a thing that could very well have happened to your local mall. Would you even know? When was the last time you set foot in a mall?
The episode ends on a cliffhanger, to be resolved in next week’s season finale. I’m a bit apprehensive, because the last two-parter had a strong start and a weak ending, but I can’t find anything bad to say about this episode. It’s as solid an episode as the show has produced in years, and hopefully next week’s episode ends the season just as strong.
I’m taking a quick break from filming to tell you the best way to watch Mission: Impossible Fallout (or any movie you love) at home. pic.twitter.com/oW2eTm1IUA
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 4, 2018
There are few things in this world as aggravating to me as going over to someone else’s house to watch a movie and the god damned motion smoothing setting on their television is turned on. It’s a scourge upon mankind that needs to stop. If your movies look weird and other-worldly while you’re watching them, it’s because you need to turn off the accursed setting known as motion-smoothing or TruMotion or Motion Flow or whatever other buzzworthy marketing term they use to describe this plague on our movie watching.
Hollywood action movie superstar Tom Cruise is now putting out a video demanding that people stop watching movies with this setting turned on. He and M:I—Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie want you to understand why this setting is so detrimental to most movies, particularly well crafted action films like Fallout.
So listen to your friend Tom Cruise, he’s a cool dude, and if he wants you to turn this setting off, you turn it off. Simple as that. I think the only person who might be better equipped to yell at you about this might be Wilford Brimley. That guy could scare me into doing just about anything.
Teen Mom OG focused less on the (former) Teen Moms this week and more on their crop of children.
Bristol Palin had a talk with her son about Dakota Meyer... Amber helped her daughter achieve a major female milestone... and Catelynn and Tyler revealed their impending child's name.
It's an unusual one, we can say that much.
Let's begin our recap with this revelation and then go from there, shall we?
Scroll down now, Teen Mom OG fans!
1. Catelynn and Tyler are Expecting!
2. But Was It Welcome?
3. Where Were They at This Week?
4. There She Is!
5. Get to the Name, Please!
6. Guess What, Dad?!?
Danny Roberts, a former cast member on the The Real World: New Orleans, has revealed something very sad and very personal iin a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.
He is HIV positive.
“The reason I want to share this story is that I spent so long battling and beating myself up for my own misconceptions and bigotry,” the 41-year-old said this week, adding:
“It is difficult to admit the negative feelings you had about a set of people and state of being based on made-up stories.”
Roberts appeared on the aforementioned MTV reality series in 2000.
At that time, he was dating a military officer named Paul Dill, whose face was obscured by the network so he wouldn’t be discharged under the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
It was unusual for a prominent television show to depict such a relationship during that area.
Back then, Roberts famously spoke out against the since-repealed policy, which forced LGBT servicepeople to hide or lie about their sexual orientation.
Roberts shunned the spotlight for a number of years after making a name for himself on The Real World.
However, he recently moved to New York City, where he works as a digital design recruiter and is a dad to an adopted 2 1/2-year-old daughter.
He discovered his disease in 2011 after passing out and then waking up in a pool of blood.
Worried, he called his physician and explained what had transpired.
The doctor replied with the diagnosis (from a previous week's check-up that he had been waiting to reveal to Roberts until they met again in person) that would change his life forever.
“My first reaction was shock. Then I was angry, then lots of denial,” Roberts tells EW, elaborating:
“Those early years were very difficult and very lonely. You don’t know whom to turn to have conversation and people don’t know what to say. It’s not something that people have experience with.
"There’s also the potential likelihood of massive judgments about what behaviors led to this and what kind of people this happens to.”
At this point, there is good news, though:
Roberts says that he has been “undetectable” since being diagnosed, which means that he has a low level of the virus in his blood.
This also means it cannot be sexually transmitted to another person.
Danny adds that he's remained close with Real World co-star Kelley Limp, who is pictured with Roberts and company below.
"She’s my life sister,” he told EW. “She was one of the first people I turned to and talked to. She has been strong and helped me through this.”
In conclusion, meanwhile, Roberts does not want you feeling sorry for him.
He wants to emphasize that he isn't dying due to HIV; he is living with the illness.
"The last thing I ever want is pity. I just want people to know and be aware. I knew so little myself so I get it," he says.
We wish Danny Roberts the best.
For most of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 2, fans have been watching Ronnie get pounded on by girlfriend Jen Harley.
The two have a very unhealthy relationship.
On Thursday night, however, we were left to wonder whether this muscle-bound reality star stepped out on his violent baby mama and pounded another woman.
With his penis. In her vagina.
Did he really cheat on Harley?!?
The situation to do so presented itself because Angelina brought along her friend Lindsay (aka "Jewish Barbie") for a night out with the cast in Jersey.
While Pauly D and Vinny most certainly seemed interested in this special guest, Jewish Barbie set her sights on Ronnie from the start. That much was clear.
She Twerked for him. She joked about who's bed she'd be sleeping in that night. She got Ronnie's mojo going, big time.
During these interactions, though, Ronnie was also texting/fighting with Harley.
They starting having issues when she sent him photos of his ex (possibly Sammi Giancola?) to show him how happy women were without him.
Harley also allegedly told Ronnie she was going to find another guy to raise their daughter -- all over text message!
Ignoring Snooki's advice to "pass [Jewish Barbie] off" to Pauly or Vinny, Ronnie decided to tell Lindsay that the group had a hot tub at their place.
Once they arrived there, the girls and guys mostly separated.
Upstairs, the girls played a game of "F-ck, Marry, Kill," where Lindsay revealed she was interested in banging Ronnie. D'uh.
Meanwhile, the men were downstairs busting Ronnie's chops about the entire ordeal.
They were totally joking around, but when they realized Ronnie was actually considering hooking up with Jewish Barbie," they tried to talk him out of it.
"Women in hot tubs are Ronnie's Kryptonite, okay?" The Situation told the camera. "When Jewish Barbie comes out in her bathing suit, he will be left powerless."
Yup. That's exactly what transpired.
As the episode came to a close and the credits rolled, Ronnie and Lindsay went to his room and he told her she could sleep in his bed.
“There goes my life,” he joked before the the episode faded to black.
Elsewhere this week... Snooki thought she was pregnant!
She got this idea in her head because she actually vomited after many days in a row of drinking.
It's true: Snooki vomited!
"Nicole never throws up," JWOWW said in shock, leading her and her friend to assume Nicole was expecting.
So they ran out to get a pregnancy test.
"Me and Jionni are trying to have a baby, so maybe I'm pregnant!" Snooki said to the camera. "If it says no, I'm gonna be really upset. I really want a baby."
(Editor's Note: Maybe you shouldn't have been drinking SO hard if you were trying. Just saying/judging.)
In the end, the test came back negative, and Snooki was bummed.
"Why did I throw up like that?" she wondered, apparently forgetting that she had been gulping down vodka seltzers for four days straight.
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Chip and Joanna Gaines are about to take a new step in their professional lives.
And it's a significant one.
The former HGTV stars announced on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday that they will soon make their long-awaited return to television.
In what context? In what way?
The beloved couple remained mostly mum on the subject while chatting with the comedian last night.
“We signed a non-disclosure and it said quote unquote you can tell your mother but that’s it,” Chip joked on air, adding:
“So mom, I just wanted to make a quick announcement, we are coming back to television.
"You are going to get to see the kids grow up, you are going to see us, well maybe a six-month delay like the rest of the world, but we are excited to be back.”
Just over a year ago, Chip and Joanna announced that would be leaving Fixer Upper after five seasons.
Since then, the home renovation experts have been rather busy in their own home, having welcomed their fifth child in late June.
However, Magnolia spokesman John Marsicano talked to People Magazine and offered a lot more detail on what the future holds for his co-workers:
“We’re excited to share that we are currently in the early stages of talking with Discovery about a lifestyle-focused media network for Magnolia.
"The details surrounding this opportunity remain a work in progress, but together, our hope is to build a different kind of platform for unique, inspiring and family-friendly content.”
Speaking to Fallon, Chip did add the following:
"I think we’re really going to carve it out in a way that really makes sense to us and our families.
"It’ll be filmed a lot in Waco, Texas, so we don’t have to travel a whole lot. All things being equal, we could not be more excited."
Chip and Joanna hosted the top-rated show on HGTV prior to leaving the small screen.
Fans fell in love with how they remade various homes, but also with how they joked around and interacted with each other.
The upcoming new network will be the latest addition to Chip and Joanna’s gigantic list of successful businesses.
This includes their lifestyle magazine The Magnolia Journal, the new Magnolia Table restaurant and the couple's product line at Target.
Despite bidding farewell to Fixer Upper in April, Chip and Joanna have remained very active in the business world.
“The show was amazing and we are so thankful for it, but it’s also a whirlwind where, if you are not careful, it will flat run you over,” Chip told People in October.
Looking ahead, Discovery spokesperson David Leavy says the following:
"The Gaineses are exceptional people, true authentic storytellers and creative visionaries who will nourish millions of people with quality, family-friendly programming accessible on a 24/7 network and across all screens.
"Stay tuned…working out the final details…more to come soon!”
One of the things that people have been saying about South Park for decades is that they were fans of the show “until.” What followed was usually a specific episode that made fun of them or something they like. For a lot of people it was probably Douche and Turd, which made fun of voting and portrayed Republicans and Democrats as basically the same (they are). For others, it was probably one of the many, many episodes satirizing various religions. If I was one of those people, the episode that would have made me stop watching was ManBearPig.
The premise of the season ten episode was that global warming (represented by the eponymous ManBearPig) was a hoax and Al Gore was just exploiting people’s fear of something he made up for personal gain. Even in 2006 this was a bad take, and it was only a few weeks after Smug Alert!, an episode that admitted driving hybrids and electric cars is good even if the people who own them are smug assholes about it.
What really stuck with me, though, was that Parker and Stone never came out and said “oops, our bad, climate change is real and if we don’t do something we’re all going to die.” Sure, it’s not their responsibility, but when you get something that wrong, you’ve got to eat a little crow. South Park actually doubled down on the idea by having ManBearPig live with all the other fictional characters in the Imaginationland episodes. When Penn and Teller did a global warming denial episode of Bullshit in 2003, they later publicly admitted they were wrong and apologized. Parker and Stone never really did this.
That is, until this week. Time to Get Cereal features a plot about ManBearPig attacking citizens of South Park, and the boys have to find Al Gore to find out how to stop it. In probably the best line of the episode, and maybe the season, Gore tells them “You stop it all those years ago when I freaking warned you and you still had time!”
As the episode goes on, it lobs bombs at climate change deniers, like a scene with a guy explaining to his wife how ManBearPig isn’t real until ManBearPig bursts into the restaurant they’re eating in and starts killing people, at which point he admits ManBearPig is real and immediately starts saying there’s nothing they can do about it. It would be a lot funnier if Parker and Stone hadn’t been climate change deniers themselves until just now. I just had a conversation on Twitter last week about how disappointing it was that they’d never taken their stance back publicly. But better late than never.
The episode isn’t just Parker and Stone apologizing for being wrong about climate change (although there’s a lot of that), it’s also a really good episode in general with some of the shows best side characters. After ManBearPig kills one of the elementary school kids, Officer Yates investigates with his usual attention to detail: he calls it a school shooting and pins it on the softest target he can find, in this case Cartman and Kenny. He proceeds to ignore any other explanation because he just wants to arrest someone, hand the case over to the DA and go back to playing Red Dead Redemption 2. There’s also an appearance from Satan, who does a lot of the expository lifting. The bit of Satan showing up with a terrifying, booming voice and then calmly laying expository pipe to move the story forward will probably never get old.
Unlike the earlier episodes of this season, every gag and storyline works and it’s because Parker and Stone actually have something to say. A lot of episodes have sort of meandered forward and made half-made points about various issues. Giving the show a central thesis of “Hey, we fucked up and we’re sorry” made all the difference from earlier episodes like The Problem With a Poo. Time to Get Cereal is easily the strongest episode of the season, and it’s a good thing, because it appears to be the start of a three-part episode, which have historically been some of South Park’s best stories. I’ve always liked South Park and I even enjoyed the serialized seasons, but I haven’t been excited to see an episode end on a cliffhanger since season 17’s Black Friday trilogy, which punctuates what a home run this episode really was.
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Now that Breaking Bad has gotten the masterful prequel it deserves thanks to Better Call Saul, the only place left to go is forward in time with a sequel, which is exactly what we’re getting. It was announced yesterday that creator Vince Gilligan would be returning to write and executive produce a Breaking Bad film, but no other details were available.
Now SlashFilm has gotten the exclusive scoop on the upcoming film and they have confirmed that it will follow Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman and his life after Walter White more or less sacrificed himself to save him. The original announcement was dissected by fans and SlashFilm cracked the code, confirming that it will be a television movie, not another series…
It was also suggested that this will be a television movie, as it is being make through Gilligan’s deal with Sony TV, who produced the original show (which aired on AMC). There was even the briefest of brief loglines: the movie would “[track] the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”
And yes, Breaking Bad fans, you put two and two together correctly: we have confirmed that the kidnapped man is Jesse Pinkman and the movie will follow his escape from Albuquerque following the bloody events of the series finale.
Production is expected to begin in New Mexico relatively soon. It’s is unknown at this time if Gilligan will also direct the film in addition to writing and producing, but we can expect more announcements and confirmation soon.
There’s a baby on the way for Jess Weixler and her husband Hamish Brocklebank!
On Monday, the 37-year-old actress announced she’s expecting her first child in a very relatable — and funny — way.
“Just had some pizza (6 months),” Weixler captioned an Instagram post, joking that her baby bump is really just a food baby.
In the shot, The Good Wife star, dressed in all black, can be seen cradling her pregnant belly in a field full of apple trees.
A rep for Weixler did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Weixler and Brocklebank, a British businessman, got married in 2015 during a stunning ceremony on the beach.
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For the nuptials, Weixler wore an off-white, Grecian-style tulle gown and wore her hair in waves.
Rather than going the traditional route, Brocklebank wore a coral colored suit with a white shirt and a black tie.
Both opted to go barefoot for the sandy festivities.
“A lot of love on that beach,” Weixler captioned a photo from their wedding day.
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In addition to expanding her family, Weixler is starring in the upcoming movie It: Chapter Two.
In the film, which takes place 27 years after the original, Pennywise comes back to haunt the members of the Losers’ Club, who are all grown up.
Weixler is set to play Audra, the wife of “Stuttering Bill” Denbrough, played by James McAvoy, Entertainment Weekly reported.
The movie will hit theatres on Sept. 9, 2019.
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John Schneider is hoping he can mend his strained relationship with his three children.
In an exclusive clip of Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, the Dukes of Hazzard alum, who played Bo Duke on the comedy series from 1979-85, gets emotional while explaining how country music and DWTS has affected his life.
“What country music means to me is it’s three chords and the truth and it shines a light on things that happen in everyday life that are wonderful, not so wonderful, and that are heart-wrenching,” Schneider, 58, says.
“I’ve been going through a divorce now for four years and it’s awful. The worst part about it is that it’s wedged itself in between my three adult children and myself. Nothing I can do except hope one day one of my kids will call me up or show up. I look in the crowd every Monday thinking maybe tonight, maybe tonight.”
“If it weren’t for this music and now Dancing with the Stars, I don’t think I can survive it,” he admits. “It gives me great joy at a time where I desperately needed it.”
Earlier on in the season, Schneider briefly spoke towards his relationship with his children. whom he is not on speaking terms with.
“I’m hoping that I will do my family proud, I’ll do my love over there proud,” said Schneider told host Erin Andrews, referencing his girlfriend, Alicia, and added, “and maybe my children will speak to me again.”
After 21 years of marriage, Schneider’s estranged wife Elvira “Elly” Schneider filed for divorce in Los Angeles County on Nov. 14, 2014. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split, according to court documents.
In September 2016, Schneider — he shares adult children Leah, Chasen, and Karis with Elvira — was ordered to pay his ex $18,911 every month, TMZ reported.
But in June, Schneider was sentenced to three days behind bars in the Los Angeles County Jail in June for failure to pay more than $150,000 in owed alimony payments to Elvira. The actor was released on the same day as his initial booking because of California’s overcrowded prison system, but his legal woes were not done with that.
Schneider was also ordered to serve an additional 120 hours behind bars for contempt, but that sentence was suspended by the court on the condition that he fulfills a four-part list of conditions, including filing back taxes to help clear title to their property in Apple Valley so that it could be transferred to her, paying his ex half of his owed earnings from Maven Entertainment, and offering certain financial disclosures before the end of the year.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.