Where to begin?
Before I started writing for Dlisted, I was flying solo in my love for celebrity and entertainment. Sure, I have some friends who’ll entertain my gossip, but there are only so many times you can bring up Bethenny Frankel in conversation before you actually become more repetitive than Bethenny Frankel. Now here I am, five months after joining Dlisted, seduced by the fun of having a big, vivacious community to talk shit and laugh with, and I’m just going to miss this so SO much. I want to thank all of you for this wonderful and special experience- the writers, the readers, and of course, the man behind the curtain, Michael K! You’ve created such a special place.
Well, friends, in the words of Countess Luann de Lesseps, “Be cool, don’t be all uncool.”
One year after Dlisted: The Podcast’s last episode, we’re back and rustier than ever! Allison and I have reunited on the podcast to talk about the end of Dlisted and why I decided it was time for us to give up our corner on the gossip blog stroll. But before we get into the sadness, Allison tells me what she’s been up to in the past year and gives a highly accurate account (read: the opposite of that) of Vanderpump Rules‘ Scandoval and other gossip stories she missed while away. We also answer questions from listeners before my cold dead heart starts to thaw and warm as we say goodbye.
Thank you to everyone who listened to us and supported us. We may be back, but the bad news is, we may be back with our podcast on the life and times “Schena Schaeffer.” Sorry, you have to listen to get it. That’s called marketing!
It’s only fitting that the final Hot Slut of the Day post be about the original: Dr. Dorian Cramer Lord Vickers Buchanan Callison Santi Hayes Laurence from One Life to Live!
The soap opera One Life to Live, which ran for over 40 years on ABC, was an essential part of my childhood and teenhood because it’s the show my mom watched at work during her lunch break. So I tried to keep up with the show so I could talk about it with her, and obviously, one of my favorite characters was the villainous goddess of pure glamour Dorian Lord. Dorian was the main nemesis of the show’s protagonist Victoria Lord (mainly played by Erika Slezak), and she was the hottest thing that little gay me had ever seen. I mean, she was a doctor and a vision of potent seduction, so she could steal your mean while doing heart surgery (I honestly don’t know what kind of doctor she was).
Not long after I started Dlisted, my friend Lahoma, who also wrote for this site once upon a time and knew I was an OLTL fan, said to me, “Make Dorian Lord Hot Slut of the Day; she’s the most gorgeous woman in the world!” So I did just that. On January 31, 2005, Dorian Lord became the first HSOTD. And the rest was HSOTD history. Dorian has been played by Nancy Pinkerton, Dixie Carter (yes, THEE Dixie Carter), Claire Malis, and Elaine Princi, but Robin Strasser’s portrayal of Dorian Lord is the standard. Robin bodied that role for 23 years. After I made her HSOTD, I got one of my most prized possessions:
I always keep it by my front door because if there’s ever a fire, I can grab it while running out. Oh wait, I just heard you say, “But Michael, you stupid fuck, what if the fire starts the front of your house.” Shit, great, now I have to spend my day digging a hole in my front yard to keep this precious artifact safe forever!
Pic: ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content
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Two years after Naomi Campbell welcomed her first child, a daughter, she has announced that she’s now a mother of two. 53-year-old Naomi announced on Instagram that her daughter now has a baby brother. Naomi didn’t give any details but wrote, “It’s never too late to become a mother.” Well, if Al Pacino can bust out a baby at 83. And I’m not a parent (“Thank all the deities for that” – everyone), but I would think that the whole “it’s never too late to become a parent” thing only really comes into play when you’ve got money, more money, more money, some more money, and even more money. Did I mention money? – SOW
Meanwhile, in London, Princess Kate probably thought she was serving on-trend Barbiecore twee-ness, but to me, she looks more like a Mary Kay sales rep if Mary Kay existed in the 1950s – Lainey Gossip
The douchebag concert-goer strikes again! Entertainment Tonight says that while performing on stage at Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden yesterday, singer Kelsea Ballerini was struck directly in the eye with a bracelet that was hurled at them mid-song, making her the latest victim on a growing list of artists getting assaulted on stage, along with Bebe Rexha who had a phone thrown at her face cause some asshole “thought it would be funny.” Then an even bigger asshole slapped crashed the stage at an Ava Max show and slapped her!