The Nepo Baby Wars (feat. Emily Alford)

New York Magazine Cover, Headline: "Aww, Look! She Has Her Mother's Eyes. And Agent." Sub-header: "Extremely overanalyzing Hollywood's nepo-baby boom. By Nate Jones"

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While the nepo baby panic rages on with no end in sight, everyone tip-toes around that rather obvious pile of class anxieties 🤔 So join us and special guest Emily Alford this week in search of an answer to the ancient question: What’s up with rich and famous people?! Featuring cameous from our favorite friends and enemies, like Allison Williams, Lena Dunham, Anderson Cooper Vanderbilt, Edith Wharton, and so much more. 

Links: 

  • We’re Making Nepo-Baby Merch for Actual Babies, Jan. 18 2023 [The Strategist]
  • All the Nepo Babies Who Are Melting Down Over That New York Mag Exposé [Daily Beast]
  • Lottie Moss Tweets [Twitter]
  • Eve Hewson, the daughter of U2 frontman Bono [Twitter]
  • Jamie Lee Curtis [Instagram]
  • O’Shea Jackson Jr., son of Ice Cube [Twitter]
  • Lily Allen, daughter of Keith Allen: [Twitter]
  • Hailey Bieber pap shot [Instagram]
  • What Is a ‘Nepotism Baby’? [New York Times]
  • Ben Stiller Asserts Hollywood Is Meritocratic, Rejects Claims Of Hollywood Nepotism In Twitter Debate With Black List Founder Franklin Leonard [Deadline]
  • Billie Eilish brother Finneas Assures Critics That His Parents ‘Knew No One In The Record Industry’  [MTV]
  • Elizabeth Olsen said that she is ‘very aware’ of nepotism and its impact on her career [Grazia]
  • 17 Nepotism Babies from Least to Most Popular Based on Instagram Followers [Gizmodo]
  • Lily-Rose Depp Is An Idol Rising [Talks of nepotism in the article) [Elle]
  • ‘Nepo babies’ in Hollywood: What do famous families say about industry equity? [USA Today]
  • Nepo Babies know what you think of them. They have some thoughts. [The Washington Post]
  • Stop Blaming Lena Dunham’s Success On “Nepotism”, Oct 4, 2012 [Buzzfeed]
  • The Big Upside of Hollywood Nepotism, JUNE 26, 2013 [The Atlantic]
  • Emma Roberts: Talk of Nepotism Is “So Ridiculous”, June 16, 2011 [Us Weekly]
  • ‘We have to work twice as hard’: Robin Williams’s actress daughter Zelda hits back at claims of nepotism in blog post, 7th March 2012  [Daily Mail]

About:

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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  • Joan Summers: Twitter: @laracroftbarbie
  • Matthew Lawson: Twitter: @_matthewlawson

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