Lea Michele and Beanie Feldstein’s Crisis Control Center for Dramatic Tricks (feat. Olivia Craighead)

Links: A Gawker story dropped, and we have the writer who dropped it, Olivia Craighead! [Gawker] Even more Gawker [Gawker] And then there’s this Instagram: [Instagram] The Daily Beast story [Daily Beast] “Glee” Star Samantha Ware Responded To Lea Michele Being Cast To Replace Beanie Feldstein In “Funny Girl” And Said Broadway “Upholds Whiteness” [Buzzfeed News] Critics reviews of Funny Girl [Gawker]

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We Sealed Armie Hammer Inside His Haunted Cayman Islands Timeshare

Links: Andy Cohen Clarifies His Comments on RHOSLC Star Jen Shah’s Guilty Plea [E!] 2 Men Injured After Catching Fire Following Explosion at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Hamptons Store [People] Armie Hammer Is Working as a Timeshare Salesman in the Caymans, After All (Variety) James Franco to Star in Bille August’s Post-WWII Drama ‘Me, You’ Wendy Williams liked ‘nothing’ about end of her…

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Bette Midler Saw My Giant Transgender Knockers and Gagged a Little

Links: Macy Gray and Bette Midler face backlash for comments criticized as transphobic, CNN Bette Midler Tweet, Twitter The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don’t Count, The New York Times Michael Powell Screenshots via Tom Scocca, Twitter Michael Hobbes on Michael Powell, Twitter Christopher Rufo Tweet Screenshot via @BusinessmanLego, Twitter The Wendy Williams Show’s Official YouTube, Website…

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Nailing Chris Pratt to His Easter Crucifix For Pride Month

Links: Britney Spears’ ex Jason Alexander to remain in jail after wedding break-in [Page Six] Britney Spears claps back at mom Lynne’s wish for her to ‘be happy’ [Page Six] Machine Gun Kelly Says He Had a Suicide Attempt While on Phone with Megan Fox: ‘I Just Snapped’ [People]  Harry and Meghan hire leftie director to helm Netflix reality show [Page Six]…

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Britney Spears Said Fuck the Police and Her Cop Family

Links: ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ Officially Ending After 13 Years In Syndication [Deadline] Wendy Williams Placed Under Financial Guardianship, TV Host Claims Misconduct by Wells Fargo [THR] Britney’s Wedding Thread [Twitter] Here’s Everything We Know About Britney Spears’ Fairy Tale–Inspired Wedding To Sam Asghari, Including All The Celebs Who Attended [Buzzfeed News] Inside Britney Spears and Sam Asghari’s Wedding at Home in…

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Did Lizzo DESTROY Liam Payne In Logan Paul’s One Direction Death Match?

Links: Johnny Depp Thanks ‘Unwavering Supporters’ After Amber Heard Verdict: ‘We Did the Right Thing Together’ [People] Angelina Jolie: ‘I just want my family to heal’ [Guardian] ‘The most problematic member of One Direction’: Liam Payne SLAMMED by fans for labelling Zayn Malik a ‘d*ck’, mocking Yolanda Hadid ‘altercation’ and claiming to have outsold former bandmates on Logan Paul’s podcast [Daily Mail]…

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Michelle Visage’s Oreo Pride Collab Will Save Gay People Everywhere!

Links:  Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Oscars Slap For First Time Hopes Will & Chris Can ‘Heal, Talk This Out’ [TMZ] Cardi B Reacts to Watching a Yacht Sink While on Vacation: ‘That S— Is in Bikini Bottom’ [People] [CLICK FOR VIDEO] Owen Wilson My Tesla’s Got No Tires!!! Victim of Grand Theft [TMZ]  Camila Cabello Addresses ‘Rude’ Soccer Fans Who Sang Over…

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We Sank Kourtney Kardashian’s Dolce & Gabanna Superyacht Wedding (feat. Emily Kirkpatrick)

Links: Meghan McCain Says She and RHOBH Star Erika Girardi ‘Bond Over Being Hated’ [People] Ramona Singer Alien v. Predator vibes: [Carey O’Donnell Twitter] Dave Chappelle ‘attacker’ admits he was inspired by Will Smith slap of Chris Rock at Oscars [NY Post] Director James Gray invokes Soviet Union with Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong at Cannes: [Twitter] About his new movie: [The…

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Listener Letter Happy Hour: Famous Pokemon Fans, Evangelical Emos, and Sonja Sightings!

About: Obsessive about the dark underworld of Instagram influencers, celebrity-induced conspiracy theories, and modern media shenanigans? You’re in the right place! Hosted by Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly investigative podcast reporting live from the absolute edge of the internet. We’re a new wave of gossip sleuths at a time when our culture is increasingly chaotic and…

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Live! From the Crunch Wrap Carpet At Dolly Parton’s Taco Bell Musical

Obsessive about the dark underworld of Instagram influencers, celebrity-induced conspiracy theories, and modern media shenanigans? You’re in the right place! Hosted by Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly investigative podcast reporting live from the absolute edge of the internet. We’re a new wave of gossip sleuths at a time when our culture is increasingly chaotic and mass…

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Does Dr. Phil Pay Child Support to TikTok Psychologists?

Obsessive about the dark underworld of Instagram influencers, celebrity-induced conspiracy theories, and modern media shenanigans? You’re in the right place! Hosted by Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly investigative podcast reporting live from the absolute edge of the internet. We’re a new wave of gossip sleuths at a time when our culture is increasingly chaotic and mass…

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We Sank The NFT Superyacht At Bitcoin Miami 2022 (Part 2)

Obsessive about the dark underworld of Instagram influencers, celebrity-induced conspiracy theories, and modern media shenanigans? You’re in the right place! Hosted by Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly investigative podcast reporting live from the absolute edge of the internet. We’re a new wave of gossip sleuths at a time when our culture is increasingly chaotic and mass…

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We Sank The NFT Superyacht At Bitcoin Miami 2022 (Part 1)

Obsessive about the dark underworld of Instagram influencers, celebrity-induced conspiracy theories, and modern media shenanigans? You’re in the right place! Hosted by Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly investigative podcast reporting live from the absolute edge of the internet. We’re a new wave of gossip sleuths at a time when our culture is increasingly chaotic and mass…

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Rihanna is Pregnant With Drake’s Baby… Also We’re Lying

Obsessive about the dark underworld of Instagram influencers, celebrity-induced conspiracy theories, and modern media shenanigans? You’re in the right place! Hosted by Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly investigative podcast reporting live from the absolute edge of the internet. We’re a new wave of gossip sleuths at a time when our culture is increasingly chaotic and mass…

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Selena Gomez’s Mental Health Vibes Machine Also Mints NFTs

About: Obsessive about the dark underworld of Instagram influencers, celebrity-induced conspiracy theories, and modern media shenanigans? You’re in the right place! Hosted by Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly investigative podcast reporting live from the absolute edge of the internet. We’re a new wave of gossip sleuths at a time when our culture is increasingly chaotic and…

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Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood’s favorite pastime. The truth, they’ve found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.


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