Matthew McConaughey rang in his 48th birthday last week, and the Oscar winner was in the mood to help others rather than help himself to cake and ice cream. Matthew shared a Facebook live video while visiting the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, where he surprised a group of 250 volunteers to help them deliver 4,500 turkeys to local residents. A creative director of the bourbon brand since 2016, Matthew’s good deed was part of the company’s «Wild Turkey Gives Back» initiative, which aims to spread holiday cheer throughout the community.
«Thank you for being here and giving up your Saturday for this,» Matthew told volunteers in the video, before thanking Butterball for donating the turkeys. «We believe in our family that the more you’re thankful for, the more you’re going to create in your life to be thankful for.» Hear, hear!
When I woke up this morning to a tweet fromKathy Griffin saying, “If you have 17 minutes to spare, I have a hell of a story to tell,” I ran down to the nearest Big 5 Sporting Goods store to buy a life jacket and a kayak. Because I thought Kathy was going to spill more tea than the Boston Tea Party. But the tea she spilled could maaaaybe fill a Starbucks Tall cup. Okay, she claims that Andy Cohen is kind of a coke pusher, so her tea could fill a Grande.
Kathy decided to expose tricks left and right after Andy pulled a little cunty move on her. Andy is replacing Kathy as Anderson Cooper’s sidekick on CNN’s New Year’s Eve special this year. CNN fired Kathy for doing a photo shoot where she held a Trump mask covered with ketchup and Shirley Temple syrup. Andy was at LAX and TMZ asked him if he talked to Kathy and asked for her blessing before taking the CNN gig. The shady Godfather of the Housewives responded by stealing Mariah Carey’s signature line and saying, “Who? I don’t know her.” Andy later said on Twitter that he was just trying to dodge TMZ’s question with a joke. But Andy’s response still seemed to cut Kathy so deep that the knife got stuck, but she pulled that knife out and used it to cut back at him…. and TMZ’s head bitch Harvey Levin.
While sitting in what looks like the sumptuous waiting room of an expensive lawyer’s office (it’s probably her hotel suite) and working a pussy blow blouse, Kathy started off her video exposé by playing a voicemail from Harvey Levin. In the voicemail, Harvey tells Kathy to call him and he gives her his number. Kathy decided to put Harvey’s number out there because she says after the picture of her holding a “cut-off Trump head” came out, she and her family got telephone death threats. I started to slow clap for that beautiful act of pettiness, but then I Googled the number. It’s just Harvey’s production office number.
The video is 17 minutes long, and I’m not going to cover every millisecond of it, so I’ll just sum it up for you.
On Andy Cohen: Kathy recently called her ex-friend Anderson Cooper a “spineless heiress” and read a letter from a fan who called him a “fickle faggot,” but yet she seems to think that Andy’s street interview with TMZ was “vicious.” Okay. Kathy was hurt, because Andy was her boss when she did My Life On The D-List, which got Bravo two Emmys. She says that Andy treated her like shit, harassed her and she believes he wanted to be her. When she pitched a talk show to Bravo, they turned it down, but yet Andy got one. I saw Kathy do stand-up a while ago, and she talked about the Real Housewives a bit and seemed to be a big fan, but now she thinks it’s bad for women and that Andy is an evil gay mastermind for making millions off of ladies throwing lychee martinis at each other at a launch party for scented dog enemas (that hasn’t happened yet, but I’m sure it will).
Now about that coke bit. Kathy said that she’s done Watch What Happens Livetwice, and each time she was on, Andy pulled her into an office and asked her if she wanted to take her nostrils on a Lohan holiday by doing coke. Kathy says that Andy is going to swat her claim away and say he was joking, but she says he was totally serious.
On Harvey Levin: Kathy has said before that Harvey Levin’s mouth smells like Donald Trump’s ass since his tongue is always up that rotten naranja culo, but she really says it in this video. Kathy has heard that Harvey and Trump talk a few times a week. Kathy says that Harvey is such a giant Trump Tramp that he even tried to get her to come over to the orange side by supporting Trump. Kathy calls Harvey the gay dude version of Kellyanne Conway. Kathy says that on the TMZ show, Harvey pretends to be all open-minded and loving of everyone but he’s just a misogynist and deplorable.
Kathy also thinks that Harvey and Andy were in CAHOOTS and planned that video of Andy at LAX.
Andy and Harvey aren’t the only ones Kathy calls out. She calls out several female executives for not having her back and shits on her old boss at CNN Jeff Zucker for discounting her fee when she asked for a raise. Kathy says she knows she’ll never work at Bravo or NBCUniversal again, but if she took a blood test right now, it’d show that there’s zero fucks in her bloodstream. She doesn’t care. Kathy ends the video by saying that she may be back on the D-list, but because of the Trump picture, she’s also on other lists like the Interpol list and the Five Eyes list.
If Kathy’s mentor Joan Rivers was still here, she’d probably advise her to tell them all to fuck off and keep it moving. And I do think that Kathy needs to invest in a strong moisturizer to thicken up her skin a bit, but I still live for this kind of shit.
And that coke rumor isn’t a surprise. Sometimes when I’m watching Watch What Happens Live, my teeth start grinding from getting secondhand coke high. How else do you think Andy gets his guests to spill so much dirt? And now thanks to Kathy, I see WWHL as an elaborate front for Andy Cohen’s coke empire.
While all of you fiends spent your long weekend trying to watch every college football game without passing out, WWE’s Ravishing Russian, Lana, was hard at work in Bulgaria coming up with A+ content for “Total Divas”.
You gotta hand it to the producers giving the people what they want: Lana taking on farmhand tasks such as milking a cow… but in a bikini. We have no doubts that her man Rusev, who, again, is like the luckiest dude in the world, was impressed:
Also on Lana’s to-do list: herding sheep.
Not sure why she risked it all and climbed up this haystack, but hey, the WWE universe probably isn’t complaining:
Rusev also got down and dirty to milk some cows. Sorry ladies, no speedo:
You know how I can tell Dabo Swinney is really enjoying that brand new 8 year, $ 54 million extension he signed last Friday? Because no football coach is this happy heading into the first weekend of the season. Most of them have been up for the last 72 hours, they’ve been staying at the office overnight watching film, and making those last minute adjustments so they can start the year off on the right foot.
Dabo? He’s just cruising through the hallways on his sweet new customized Clemson segway.
That’s the face of a man who just got himself a fat ring back in January and has loads of cash rolling into his bank account every other week. Not a worry in the world, so he’s just going to F around on his new toy.
Did you know that Taylor Swift has been in self-imposed exile for 6 entire months? Here I thought she had been Taylor Swifting about town as usual. But no, according to People magazine, before her recent rebirth she’d been in hiding, coiled up like a snake, lying in wait, until just the right time to jump out and scare us all with her newfound ferocity.
We only saw the odd glimpse of Taylor, like Taylor sneaking into a private jet with her current boyfriend Joe Alwyn. Gome were the near-daily pap walks outside of her New York City home or strolls along the beach with whatever British boyfriend she was dating at the time. Well there’s a reason, and it was completely intentional. A source says:
“She felt like her personal life was spinning out of control. It was draining her and she needed to disappear to reinvent herself. It was time to change things up and take another approach.”
How does new Taylor differ from old Taylor? What metamorphosis was she able to achieve after spending 6 grueling months in the bad bitch incubator? According to People, she now “scathes.” She also “satirizes herself” and “hits back at her haters” (most notably The Wests). Ooh, how scintillating!
Confession time. I have, until now, successfully avoided knowing much of anything about Taylor Swift. If she was a drug, I’d guess she’d be a single 100mg ibuprofen; something the school nurse or a flight attendant would feel comfortable giving you. Please indulge my metaphoric tendencies a moment. In this scenario, David Bowie is really good acid, Prince is Ecstasy, Billie Holiday is a ½ a Xanax and a martini, and Freddie Mercury is shrooms followed by 2 lines of coke. You know, the good stuff.
According to People, a source says “She is a master at reinventing herself,” but compared to “good stuff” artists of reinvention like Madonna, Bowie and the Beatles? I don’t know. I watched the video for “Look What You Made Me Do“, and it looks like Taylor spent the last six months watching episode after episode of Gossip Girl, practicing Blair Waldorf faces in the mirror and doing eyebrow calisthenics. Taylor’s “reinvention” just seems like switching your ibuprofen from pills to gel caps.
I like to check with Jameis from time to time during the offseason to see what’s going on in his life now that it’s quiet and his Florida State drama is long gone. From what I’ve come to learn about the guy from his social media trail, Famous leads a very quiet life at his Florida house and really seems to enjoy hanging out with his doodle. I know, it’s still shocking to me too.
And that’s how he spent his Father’s Day. With his fur baby girl doodle doing what dog dads do: throw the frisbee and make videos of the dog cooling off in the pool.
I don’t know why, but I’m mesmerized by Jameis baby talking his doodle. It’s stuff you don’t see in the media. Now I know what FSU fans were talking about when they said the media doesn’t show the good or soft side of Jameis. It’s definitely a media bias.
Not me. I’ve been on this Jameis/doodle train from the beginning. And I can’t stop watching him interact with that dog. I smell a Fox NFL Sunday feature brewing.
In 1999, Richard Anthony Jones was given a mandatory sentence of 19 years after a witness identified him as one of three men who had stolen her cell phone in a Walmart parking lot. On Thursday, he was released after proving that he has a doppelganger with the same first name who lived near the scene of the crime.
Lawn stencils. And freelancing. That’s what’s going on this week with Cleveland fans and their lawns as they tried to pass the seven days off before the start of the NBA Finals. That’s plenty of time to buy stencils — you can buy team logo stencils — and get to work showing neighbors that they’re serious about this showdown with the Warriors.
It was a nice Memorial Day weekend to get some yard work done. Might as well add some art while you’re laying down that new layer of mulch.
Many students decide to take a year off between graduating high school and attending college. The «gap year» is something of a rite of passage for young adults, who can opt to spend the 12 months before college working, interning, volunteering, or just chilling out. One of the most famous recent high school grads, former first daughter Malia Obama, is currently interning with film producer Harvey Weinstein in NYC before she begins classes at Harvard in the Fall. Royal family members have also been known to participate in gap year programs, enjoying breaks between high-end boarding schools and fulfilling their philanthropic duties abroad. Prince William, his brother, Prince Harry, and his wife, Kate Middleton, all took gap years before university. Read on to see how they spent them.
Prince William spent his gap year traveling and volunteering in Belize, Chile, and several countries in Africa. In Chile, William helped build a playground in the coastal village of Tortel, painted houses, and helped local families with domestic responsibilities. He also worked on an English dairy farm, getting up before dawn to milk cows — and earning about $ 5 an hour.
Like his brother, Prince Harry also took a gap year; after completing his exams at Eton College in 2003, Harry traveled to Australia to work on a cattle station and participated in the Young England vs. Young Australia polo match. He also went to the African kingdom of Lesotho, where he worked with orphaned children stricken with AIDS. While there, he produced the documentary The Forgotten Kingdom and aimed to «carry on» the things that his mother, Princess Diana, didn’t get to finish after her death in 1997. After returning from Africa, Harry chose a military career, but his time in Lesotho stuck with him so strongly that in 2006 he founded Sentebale, a charity to aid children orphaned by HIV and AIDS.
In September 2000, after finishing her studies at Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England, 18-year-old Kate headed to Florence, Italy, to study Italian and art history. She completed a three-month course at the British Institute of Florence in Palazzo dello Strozzino. She lived in a flat with three other girls, studied three hours of Italian a day, and honed her passion and talent for photography — today, Kate is known to snap professional photos of her kids for the public.
The second leg of Kate’s gap year came in 2001, when she also went to Chile to volunteer; she worked with Raleigh International, an educational development charity, on environmental and community projects with underprivileged children. Little known to Kate, her future husband Prince William had completed the same program just weeks before she arrived. After her time in Chile, Kate moved to Scotland to study at the University of St. Andrews and lived in three areas of on-campus student housing. It was at one of them, St. Salvator’s Hall, that she met Prince William. She went on to graduate with a master’s degree in art history.
One of the perks of our jobs is that we occasionally get invited to various kinds of cocktail hours. Recently, we accepted an invitation to a celebration of the Fifty Shades Darker DVD release, not knowing what to expect. Below, Madeleine and Kate attempt to parse their night.