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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 22, 2020. 15 comments

Hillary Says She'd Back Bernie, After All

Hillary Says She'd Back Bernie, After All

We are trapped in a time loop in which it is always 2016, except I have 30 percent more grey hairs and I can’t see words on my phone up close with both eyes anymore because all the New York Times push notifications ruined my vision. So, here’s this: Hillary Clinton says she will, in fact, back Bernie Sanders if he is the nominee. Will this be the last word? Very doubtful!

As

reported ...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 22, 2020. 5 comments

CMT Says It'll Start Giving Equal Video Airplay to Men and Women Artists

CMT Says It'll Start Giving Equal Video Airplay to Men and Women Artists

Not that this will make up for CMT

canceling Nashville—NO I AM NOT OVER IT I DO NOT CARE IF IT WENT DOWNHILL AFTER THE FIRST SEASON—but the channel says they’ll commit to playing an equal ratio of videos by men and women artists. I mean.......it is 2020, so no awards from me here, but country music has a serious gender gap problem, and progress is progress.

CMT announced the change on its...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 22, 2020. 13 comments

The Saudi Crown Prince Allegedly Did Hack Jeff Bezos's Phone

The Saudi Crown Prince Allegedly Did Hack Jeff Bezos's Phone

A phone hack that

unleashed Jeff Bezos’s dick pics and sexts upon the world was allegedly committed by the Saudi Crown Prince himself, according to a new report in the Guardian. Some folks floated that theory last year, and it seems they were correct.

The outlet says Bezos’s phone was hacked on May 1, 2018 via a video file sent from a WhatsApp number traced back to Mohammed bin Salman....

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 22, 2020. 15 comments

Timothée Chalamet Went to Bed, Bath & Beyond With Zendaya, Without Tiny Goatee

Timothée Chalamet Went to Bed, Bath & Beyond With Zendaya, Without Tiny Goatee

It appears America’s two favorite teens [Ed note: They are not teens] [Ed note II: By the way, this is still Rebecca, hello] are now best buddies who team up to shop for home goods.

Indeed, E! Online reports that a fan spotted Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet this week at a Bed, Bath & Beyond in Manhattan, where they were reportedly shopping together like normals. Timmy wore sunglasses, but he...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 15, 2020. 20 comments

Man Challenges Ex-Wife, Lawyer to a Duel

Man Challenges Ex-Wife, Lawyer to a Duel

In what is somehow one of the least

bonkers stories in this week’s news cycle, a Kansas man requested that a judge in Iowa allow him to engage in a trial by combat against his ex-wife and her attorney, apparently because they had “destroyed (him) legally.” He would also like the judge to give him enough time to pick up a few Japanese samurai swords for the aforementioned combat, which seems...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 15, 2020. 14 comments

What the Hell Is Going on With Michael Bloomberg's Campaign Twitter Account?

What the Hell Is Going on With Michael Bloomberg's Campaign Twitter Account?

Michael Bloomberg—or “Mike” per his rebrand, now that He’s Running—is using his own many billions of dollars to fund his campaign and therefore didn’t qualify for Sunday night’s debate. But for a minute it seemed that either the staffers running the Team Bloomberg official campaign Twitter account decided to go rogue during the debate, or the account got hacked by the Mike Gravel teens, or El...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 15, 2020. 11 comments

Tennessee Senate Approves Bill Permitting Faith-Based Agencies to Stop LGBTQ Couples From Adopting

Tennessee Senate Approves Bill Permitting Faith-Based Agencies to Stop LGBTQ Couples From Adopting

On Tuesday, Tennessee’s State Senate gave its final approval to a bill permitting adoption agencies with specific “written religious or moral convictions or policies” to discriminate against LGBTQ couples applying as prospective parents. Tennessee’s governor, Bill Lee, is expected to sign the legislation into law.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the bill, sponsored by Republican...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 15, 2020. 9 comments

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler Are Done

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler Are Done

I’m sorry to report that Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have broken up, after nearly nine years and one act of federal property

damage together.

Us Weekly got the news from an “insider,” who confirmed the split. “Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup,” the source told the tabloid. Apparently, they hadn’t popped up...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 13, 2020. 16 comments

I Bow Down to Billy Porter's Butterfly Sleeves & Gigantic Pantsuit

I Bow Down to Billy Porter's Butterfly Sleeves & Gigantic Pantsuit

Billy Porter has never met a red carpet he didn’t murder, and I am pleased to announce that not even the red carpet at Sunday night’s Critics’ Choice Awards was safe from his slaughter. I don’t know why they even bother inviting other celebrities to these events, honestly.

Porter showed up in a two-tone seafoam/forest green Hogan McLaughlin ensemble that looked like a gown, but was in fact a...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 13, 2020. 14 comments

Cardi B 2028?

Cardi B 2028?

Noted Bernie Sanders

supporter Cardi B loves history and politics, so much so she might consider running for office. Though I am certainly not for encouraging celebrities to seek the presidency, at least Cardi seems to know more about the government than our current president, so, IDK, why not, what else are we doing.

Cardi made a bunch of tweets about it on Sunday, according to Billboard:

No...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 13, 2020. 19 comments

Elton John Now Implicated in Megxit

Elton John Now Implicated in Megxit

As the fallout from last week’s explosive Megxit news continues to wreak havoc on royal families and group chats worldwide, it’s worth taking stock of which celebrities are and are not involved in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s

decision to “step back” from being official senior members of the royal family. For instance, (allegedly) not involved : Oprah. Involved: Elton John. Elton John!

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 08, 2020. 9 comments

Emmy Rossum Will Star in a Show About L.A. Billboard Icon Angelyne

Emmy Rossum Will Star in a Show About L.A. Billboard Icon Angelyne

Emmy Rossum will portray Angelyne, the Los Angeles icon who famously made herself famous by popping up on sexy billboards all over the city in the 1980s and ’90s, in an upcoming series on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service (yes, of course, that’s happening). The Hollywood Reporter reports that Angelyne will be a limited series adapted from a 2017 Hollywood Reporter story on...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 08, 2020. 9 comments

Hustlers' Real Life Ramona Is Suing Jennifer Lopez's Production Company

Hustlers' Real Life Ramona Is Suing Jennifer Lopez's Production Company

Hustlers, a great film outwardly about a group of strippers who drug and extort wealthy strip club attendees but actually about class war, was a

hit with critics, moviegoers, and me. It was not however, a hit with Samantha Barbash, the real-life inspiration for Jennifer Lopez’s Ramona.

In September, Barbash

told Vanity Fair she was not impressed with the film, and disputed some of the events...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 08, 2020. 12 comments

Gwyneth Paltrow on Chris Martin's New Girlfriend, Dakota Johnson: 'I Love Her'

Gwyneth Paltrow on Chris Martin's New Girlfriend, Dakota Johnson: 'I Love Her'

At last, Gwyneth Paltrow and I have something in common: a shared love of Dakota Johnson. Although Johnson isn’t

boning my ex, so I guess it’s still a little different.

Paltrow made her love for Johnson known this week in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, after the interviewer brought up photos taken of her and husband Brad Falchuk hanging out with Johnson and Chris Martin in the Hamptons...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 06, 2020. 6 comments

Accused Rapist Harvey Weinstein Thinks He's Going to Make a Comeback

Accused Rapist Harvey Weinstein Thinks He's Going to Make a Comeback

Harvey Weinstein, a simultaneously accused rapist of women and

self-declared savior of them, starts his criminal trial in Manhattan on Monday, having been charged with five counts of predatory sexual assault, criminal sex acts, and rape.

It was a long road to get here—decades, according to the women accusing him of assault, and several years and many trial date pushbacks since the New York...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 06, 2020. 13 comments

Please Caption This Photo of Fleabag Meeting Logan Roy & Don Draper

Please Caption This Photo of Fleabag Meeting Logan Roy & Don Draper

I have watched so much television in the last year that I’m having trouble remembering that actors aren’t their fictional counterparts. TV shows aren’t real, never meet your anti-heroes, etc., and yet, I’m still struggling to reckon with the revelation that Fleabag and Logan Roy actually exist in the same universe.

Indeed, Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Succession’s Brian Cox met at the...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 06, 2020. 21 comments

Elizabeth Warren Says What We're All Thinking

Elizabeth Warren Says What We're All Thinking

On Meet the Press on Sunday, Elizabeth Warren pointed out that the timing on Donald Trump’s

ordered assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani seems just a tad fishy.

“We are not safer because Donald Trump had Soleimani killed,” Warren told host Chuck Todd. “We are much closer to the edge of war. The question is, why now?”

Indeed, why now? What could possibly be happening that might...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 06, 2020. 11 comments

Adele and Harry Styles Went to the Beach

Adele and Harry Styles Went to the Beach

Next time I go through a bad breakup (any day now!) I hope I come out the other side exactly like Adele, who seems to be handling her

divorce from Simon Konecki much better than I handle waiting two hours for a text back.

For instance, People reports that she just went to the beach. On Anguilla! With Harry Styles! And James Corden, but much more importantly, Harry Styles! Rude of no one to...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 05, 2020. 24 comments

Saturday Night Social: At Last, Someone Is Standing Up for White Men

Saturday Night Social: At Last, Someone Is Standing Up for White Men

Terry Gilliam, erstwhile Monty Python and infamously cursed director, seems as intent on canceling himself as bad luck is intent on canceling his films. Here are some choice lines from his recent interview with the Independent:

“People work so hard to be offended now,” he says with a grin. “I don’t know why I’m doing it. It’s not fun anymore.” He seems to be enjoying himself today, though....

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jan 05, 2020. 21 comments

Republicans Want Don Jr. to Run for President, for Some Terrible Reason

Republicans Want Don Jr. to Run for President, for Some Terrible Reason

So far, 2020 has been an endless parade of fresh hell—potential war, destructive Australian bushfires,

attacks on Roe v. Wade, and this fucking thing, to name a few nightmares. And now this: a new poll circulating among Republicans and Republicans who lean independent has Donald Trump Jr. listed as a top presidential pick for 2024. Yes, this one!

The Guardian reports that the poll,

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