Saturday, April 01, 2017

It's Snarkurday!

I loves me some RuPaul’s Drag Race; drag is an art form and the men, and women, who do it, are amazing. So, yeah, I’ve been watching forever and was surprised when the show left Logo this year for VH1; but it must have been a good move because viewership is way up.

What isn’t good about the new season: Wendy Williams. See, in addition to airing the show, VH1 has added Fierce Fridays, a live Drag Race viewing party with host Wendy Williams and frequent Drag Race judge Ross Matthews, but not everyone is happy about that.

This week, former Drag queen Detox Instagrammed a Facebook post by drag performer Stephanie Stone who, like me, is none too happy about Williams having anything to do with drag, with gay people, with the LGBTQ community. Stone reminded Drag Race fans that in 2009, on an episode of The Wendy Williams Show, audience member and drag performer Erick Atoure Aviance was threatened with expulsion from the crowd if she attempted to appear on-camera or draw attention to herself while wearing a dress and high heels. [The show issued an apology after the incident became news.]:
“All I remember is when Wendy Williams had Erick Atoure Aviance removed from her studio audience for being in drag … now she’s doing the pre-show for drag race, when are folks gonna realize not everyone’s your ‘friend of the community.’”
I used to find Williams funny and quirky and enjoyed her show every so often, but then she began appearing a little transphobic during Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn. She often used the name ‘Bruce’ and the pronoun ‘him’ when talking about Jenner, even long after anyone with a brain knew better. And that’s offensive, plain and simple.

When a person transitions, you call them by the name they prefer and use the gender pronouns with which they identify, and if you don’t, as Williams did more than once—which is why I stopped watching and wrote to tell her so—you are an ass.

Anyhoo, since Stone’s remarks, other Drag Race stars have started to complain about Williams being a part of the franchise. Alaska Thunderfuck also took issue with William’s treatment of Caitlyn Jenner during her transition:
“Frankly, I think the decision to make Wendy Williams one of the hosts of the weekly spots framing commercial breaks for RuPaul’s Drag Race’s weekly broadcast is tone deaf, untimely and incorrect. I used to watch Wendy’s Hot Topics daily, and some of the things she said during Caitlyn Jenner’s very public transition were beyond questionable. At that time, much of the nation was learning to navigate trans visibility for the first time and needed guidance and clarity from the media. But instead Wendy repeatedly spouted ignorance and transphobic rhetoric to a daily audience of millions. I don’t watch her show anymore. And I certainly don’t think she is the right person to be hosting our community’s flagship television program.”
Word. And so maybe y’all who watch should let Ru and VH1 know that Williams is no friend of the LGBTQ community and we know so because she says so.
So, earlier this month, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardastrophe found themselves in the middle of an ugly custody battle over their daughter Kream Dream.

But now Chyna has taken aim at another old beau, and Baby Daddy, Rob’s half-sister’s boyfriend, Tyga, claiming that Tyga doesn’t pay child support—no surprise, since he’s being sued for not paying his rent and every car he “buys” gets repo’d. But maybe Chyna should have thought twice about opening this second can of words because it looks like Rob and Tyga are teaming up to take her down—ordered to do so, no doubt, by That Woman.

Sources—and it’s clearly Khloe—say Tyga and Rob became close after Rob and Chyna imploded, and now Chyna says the two Baby Daddies are ganging up and spreading lies about her ... like the one from Tyga where he says she wants him back.

Chyna says the only reason she speaks to Tyga is to ask for more coins for their son and that when she called him to ask about nannies and salaries he obviously thought she was asking for a hook-up.

Look, here’s the deal ... that family is a clusterfuck that hooks up with clusterfucks—Lamar, Scott, Kanye, Tyga, Blac Chyna—to keep themselves in the news and on TV, whether it’s Chyna and Rob, or Chyna and Tyga, or Chyna and Kylie and Rob and Tyga.

That’s their game and they are masters at it.
Janet Hubert played Aunt Viv on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air from 1990 to 1993 until being replaced by Daphne Reid for the show’s last three seasons. Back in 2009, Hubert aired her laundry saying she’d been replaced because she overshadowed Will Smith and refused to suck up to him or take a pay cut.

I tend to believe that, and the fact that Hubert cannot move on ... I mean, it’s been over twenty years, girl, switch to a new story.

Anyway, recently there was a Fresh Prince of Bel Air cast reunion at an event for Karyn [Hillary] Parson’s charity, Sweet Blackberry and everyone was there except for James [Uncle Phil] Avery who passed in 2013, and Janet Hubert. And when Alfonso [Carlton] Ribeiro posted a photo of the castmembers together with a message about James Avery, Hubert was livid and, as celebrities who are over tend to do, took it to Facebook:
“I know the media hoe Alphonso Ribero [sic] has posted his so called reunion photo. Folks keep telling me about it. He was always the ass wipe for Will. There will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince. I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level. I am not offended in the least, by this photo… it was an event for Karen’s [sic] charity. It does however prompt me to take some meetings in Hollywood to pitch my memoir PERFECTION IS NOT A SITCOM MOM, and tell of the behind the scenes story before I leave this earth.”
Honey, please, you need to channel your anger into a new direction say towards learning how to spell the names correctly of the people you used to work with and are now dogging on social media.

Failing that, please keep quiet.
Gwyneth Paltrow took to her lifestyle blog to tell women what they should do if they want to enjoy anal sex and my first thought was “WTF does GOOP know about anal sex?”

Then I remembered ... she's a tight ass.
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Last week, George Lopez was scheduled to appear on “The View” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers” to talk his new TV show but apparently cancelled both appearances. His team says he’s “taking a break from traveling after being on the road. He injured his knee and he didn’t go to New York because of his health, but he’s fine.”

But is there truth to the rumor that Lopez canceled “The View” to avoid addressing a lewd comment he’d made to one of his fans on social media regarding Ivanka Trump?

After posting a photo of two dogs mating to Instagram, a fan asked Lopez when they were going to "pimp Ivanka because backpage is calling her name right now."

Lopez said, "She's ready!"

Not very nice and it makes one wonder if he cancelled The View so he wouldn’t be forced to explain his rude comment to a table filled with women.
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Cuba Gooding Jr. experienced the TwitterRage last weekend after a photo surfaced of him lifting up the dress of “American Horror Story: Roanoke” co-star Sarah Paulson at LA’s PaleyFest.

As Kathy Bates was being introduced, Paulson greeted the actress and then Gooding grabbed her sheath from behind; Paulson initially shrieked but then seemed to shrug it off.

Social media wasn’t so kind ...
“@cubagoodingjr hi, dude. did you apologize to Sarah? you should if you didn’t bc what you did was Gross and Disrespectful.”
“FYI the reason @MsSarahPaulson is smiling is bc @MsKathyBates, then screams out of shock at the disrespectful actions of @cubagoodingjr.”
“Um… so is @cubagoodingjr allowed to get away with lifting @MsSarahPaulson skirt at @paleycenter? Total disrespect to a woman.”
This is not new for Gooding Jr. His erratic behavior has raised eyebrows before, like when he gave an expletive-filled speech at the Footwear News Achievement Awards in December, while presenting an award to designer pal John Varvatos. Or when he drunkenly hits on strange women in bars.

Methinks Cuba needs to lay off the sauce and stay away from women. Or become besties with George Lopez?
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Luckily for Full House Fuller House’s Jodie Sweetin that she found out, now ex, fiancé Justin Hodak is kind of a douche before making him her fourth husband.

Last week, Jodie’s rep confirmed that she and Hodak were done after being together for over three years, though the rep failed to elaborate. But maybe it’s because he was arrested three times in nine days ... ?

Arrest #1 – On March 18, Jodie called police after Justin showed up to her house and threatened to kill himself. When cops arrived they found Justin—a convicted felon who cannot possess a firearm—had a gun. He was arrested and Jodie got an emergency protective order against him.

Arrest #2 – On March 24, Justin went back to Jodie’s house and was arrested for violating the order.

Arrest #3 – On March 27, Justin was arrested a third time for violating the order again by driving past Jodie’s house.

And so now Jodie is talking, saying that Justin has thrown stuff at her during fights, fought with security guards at the studio where Fuller House shoots and even showed up to her children’s school. She also claims Justin “abuses” weed and booze, and recently started doing roids, which elevates his anger to new levels of scary.

Three years in and you just found this out. Jodie? Maybe after three marriages you should be single and celibate for a while.
Sad news ... in 2012, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, one of Hollywood’s more endearing long-term couples, announced they were separating after 30 years of marriage. But then a few months later they called it off and all seemed right with the world until this week ...

Danny and Rhea are separated again, and though they might never get together again, he says they are still great friends:
Oh, absolutely, we’re really close. Well, we’ve been friends for 40-something years. We love each other.”
He did not go into details about what lead to the split, though the 2012 split may have been due to Danny’s wandering penis.

And that’s an image I’ll be trying to Silkwood Scrub from my brain for the rest of the day.
Remember when Michael Strahan left Kelly and Michael for GMA and everyone assumed it was because Kelly was a diva?

Maybe not so much, because now folks are saying Strahan is “ruffling feathers” at GMA and the other hosts are tired of him receiving preferential treatment:
“They roll out the carpet for [Strahan] while seasoned talent is treated like dirt. He’s been given a lot of opportunity, flexibility, when the others who have been working there longer don’t get that kind of treatment.”
Strahan signed a special deal that allows him to continue to analyze football at “Fox NFL Sunday” and host ABC’s “$100,000 Pyramid” though he was forced to drop most of his lucrative endorsement deals when he joined the show.

And now Pop News Minion, Lara Spencer ALLEGEDLY feels like her role has been minimized to make room for Mike, who is now doing a lot of what Lara used to do on the show while she does some garage sale show on HGTV.

And now it looks like pint-sized cutie George Stephanopoulos is also over Mike because he’s “bored with the fluff. He goes into work, does the show and leaves by 8:57 a.m. He doesn’t interact. He’s been phoning it in for quite some time.”

An ABC News exec says Spencer has fully welcomed Strahan into the fold and that “they get along great.” He also says Lara gets a bigger shot in the after 8AM segment and so there is no rift.

An ABC rep also added:
“We’ve tripled our lead over the ‘Today’ show [in total viewers]. The show has never been better.”
And since it’s all about ratings and ratings are dollars, don’t expect big changes, or a Strahan-free GMA anytime soon.

8 comments:

Helen Lashbrook said...

What is it with Gwynneth Paltrow; doesn't she realise it would be better for us all if she kept her mouth firmly closed?

Jim said...

Danny DeVito ... still remember him as the sleazy Cabbie dispatcher Louie in the TV sitcom "Taxi"

anne marie in philly said...

geeze, all smelly trash...except for the drag queens! GO GURLS!

the dogs' mother said...

Glad for increased viewership of RuPaul. WW :-(

mistress maddie said...

I never cared for Wendy Williams, but I also assumed she was a drag queen. I ignore the spots where she on, and I can't stand Ross Matthews either, so the two together in one night is too much. But glad the show moved to another network...so many wanted to watch, but couldn't get Logo, which to me, could do another more better programing then repeats of the same movies and reruns of shows already on other networks. RuPaul did a smart thing moving just in case that ship stinks.

And Gwyneth and anal in the same sentence? yuckkkkky

Blobby said...

who would ever fuck Danny DeVito? Willingly, that is.

Robb Delman said...

Regarding your lament about not having any noticeably hot men on the tube this week; you owe it to yourself Google Daniel Di Tomasso, the 'new guy' on "Major Crimes" (TNT).
His parts -speaking parts, that is- are relatively few and far-between, but lordy how the property values go up when he enters the frame.

Bob Slatten said...

@Robb
Take a gander at Random Musings from a few weeks back ... I put Daniel Di Tomasso on my Hot List!