Whenever I’ve dealt with a breakup in the past, it’s usually involved sitting in pajamas for a few weeks eating pints of ice cream and sipping bourbon while a sad playlist plays on a loop. Y’know – the normal way to do it! If you’re Ariana Grande, I guess you write a song, get into some First Wiives Club cosplay and perform in front of Ellen DeGeneres’ audience. Ariana performed “thank u, next” and “breathin’” while on Ellen’s show, but she seemed to get a little weepy and even tripped during her latest song that’s a surprisingly positive song about her list of exes.
There are few things more American than the enduring tradition of daytime talk show Halloween hi-jinks. You take a bunch of middle-aged talking heads, a squad of professional makeup artists and costume designers, and a squealing studio audience; put ‘em in a pop culture blender on puree and voila! Whoopi Goldberg dressed as a purple baby vampire. And there’s no getting out of it at this point. It’s a whole thing now, everybody must participate. Do you think Ryan Seacrest enjoys sitting in a makeup chair for three hours and getting cinched up in a corset? I don’t know his life! But he does it whether he likes it or not.
Last month, Kelly Clarkson filmed a pilot for a syndicated daytime talk show, which was all the information we had at the time. Now Deadline says that she’s bumping Steve Harvey out of his regular slot. If this was Family Feud, Steve Harvey might be asking you to name something that might have Steve Harvey anger-sweating into his mustache today.
Pull up a chair by the fireside, it’s time for Kathy Griffin to regale us with another dramatic story from her Big Book of Famous People Feuds. She’ll just flip past the chapters titled Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Demi Lovato, Kevin Hart, and the Secret Service, all the way to the one marked Ellen DeGeneres. If there was even the slightest chance Ellen might bury the hatchet and dance with Kathy on her show, it’s definitely dropped down to 0% now.
One could argue that Portia de Rossi is most well-known at this point in her career as playing Lindsay Bluth-Fünke on Arrested Development (Ally McBeal fans just shrieked at me, I know it). And I’m sure if she only appeared in sporadic seasons of Arrested Development for the rest of her life as an actress, nobody would wonder why she wasn’t really appearing in too much else. As it turns out, Portia has pretty much quit acting, and she came very close to throwing in the towel completely.
Oprah’s BFF Gayle King sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to promote a slew of shit like hosting six hours of royal wedding coverage this weekend, but somehow she managed to drop in there that Mama O likes that good kush. Snitches get stitches, Gayle! Continue reading