So, you guys, what is the 411? What has everybody been up to? What is the hot gossip? Tell me everything! What are you guys listening to? What’s the cool jams?
Here’s some stuff that famous people have been doing – you know, having babies, cancelling and renewing shows, filing bankruptcy, the uzhe.
Whitney Cummings, star of the obnoxious Mad About You reboot, Whitney (and co-creator of 2 Broke Girls), is getting a Chelsea Handler style talk show on Chelsea’s network, E! You know how there’s that saying about too much of a good thing? Is it possible that someone at E thinks too much of an obnoxious thing somehow becomes good? I have defended Whitney before as being “not-awful-in-comparison-with-Rob-Schneider ,” but I don’t feel it needs to be overstated that this isn’t high praise. Whit, if your kudzu-like career gets its tentacles onto a Food Network deal, we may have to turn to drastic measures here.
Production is on hold for Khloe and Lamar so that Lamar can focus on his “career” in basketball. You went from Lakers sixth man to Mavs reject to “free agent” (read: unemployed) in one calendar year, so your solution is to quit the one thing that’s generating income? Hey, Lamar, I have some investment opportunities to discuss with you. Have you ever been to Nigeria? I’m actually a little bummed, TBH. Khloe and Lamar are the least obnoxious of the Kardashian brood and I think they’re kinda sweet in that Ice Loves Coco sort of way. I’ll miss having them on in the background while I work.
HBO has renewed its newest sitcoms, Girls and Veep. Despite the overwhelming whiteness of the two comedies (although at least Veep HAS two people of color playing recurring characters), there’s stuff to like about both shows, which are very different despite their woman-led casts. Veep is better, though, with hilarious performances from
Vada from My Girl Anna Chlumsky and Buster Bluth Tony Hale. Also, an honorable mention goes to Timothy Simons, who plays the douchey White House liaison, Jonah. If you have and HBO subscription, you should definitely stick around after Game of Thrones.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Saarsgard now have a new baby girl, whom they’ve named Gloria Ray. Gylenhaal gave birth April 19, but their reps are only just now confirming the birth, not that it’s any of our business, I guess. Gloria Ray is the couple’s second child, whose older sister has another delightfully normal-but-not-boring name—Ramona. Thank you, Maggie and Peter, for being beacons in Hollywood’s mad, mad, mad, mad, mad, mad world of post-pregnancy bikini photo shoots and babies named Morroccan and Bear Blu. You and the Jennifer Garner/Ben Affleck brood give us all hope.
Octomom Nadya Suleman has filed Chapter 7, having incurred over $1 million dollars in debt. If you currently work as a life coach or school guidance counselor, take note. It would appear that using fertility treatments to produce 14 children whom you can’t afford to support is not a sound career path to recommend to your students, just in case you were waiting to see how that entrepreneurial venture would pan out. Nadya’s reported $50,000 in assets will be sold off in order to pay some of her creditors, who include her landlord, her father, her childrens’ private school, and the municipal water department. I guess it’s back to the vision board, Nadya. Here’s the T: I really want you to do well in life, if only to support those 14 kids who had no say in the whole being born business. Please, do right by them and find some sort of solution that puts them first.