Smushy baby number two is on the way for Scandal‘s Kerry Washington. E! News reports a source has confirmed the pregnancy, but don’t hold your breath for an official announcement. The notoriously tight-lipped actress is more likely to group text close family and confidantes a photo of a note using ransom-style magazine and newspaper letter cutouts spelling out “BABY IS HERE” from a burner phone than to change her “I don’t talk about my personal life” ways.
That leaves the Internet speculating wildly in a few directions. Crazy Days and Nights guru Enty, who regularly features blind items about Kerry, her on-record husband Nnamdi Asomugha and a rumored clandestine, longtime affair with co-star Tony Goldwyn came out swinging Maury Povich-style with a Twitter poll about the baby’s paternity.
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TVLine‘s Michael Ausiello speculated that Kerry’s útero ocupado may delay the start of Scandal‘s sixth season to early 2017. The show declined to write her first pregnancy with daughter Isabella into the show. Barring a massive backpedal of logic given Olivia Pope had an abortion in the midseason finale this year, writing in baby bump number two doesn’t make a lot of sense, either. Plus, a midseason start would give the writer’s room a nice, long time out so they can sit in the corner and think about what they’ve done with the storylines during the show’s last few seasons. As I’ve said before, I was ride-or-die until the umpteenth time they broke up Olivia and Fitz, made B613 a never-ending thing, had every character on the show kill a bitch, then decided it was realistic to consider everyone and their left nut (or) tit a viable candidate for the presidency of the United States.
Kelly Ripa returned to the set of Live! with Kelly and Michael today after a short tantrum/hiatus after being blindsided by Michael Strahan‘s announcement he’s jumping ship to Good Morning America. The two came out onstage holding hands and Kelly said on air she needed a few days to regroup and get assurances from the network that the show is still a priority. Rumor has it things are still tense behind the scenes, and a source that reads like it’s from Team Michael told PEOPLE via Just Jared he will leave the show next month instead of in September when his gig with GMA officially starts.
“He’ll take the summer off and GMA can integrate him early before September, and this will give Live! more time to find the co-host. He’s totally fine [with] that. Now he can enjoy his summer.”
“They admitted that they handled it wrong and put him in a terrible position. The network decided and the show decided that they wanted more time to find the cohost. He’s fine either way…this is not about feeling awkward with Kelly. He was willing to stay until the fall, but the network is saying this gives them more time to find the co-host. He’s a team player. He will do what they ask.”
Other sources have said GMA is doubling Michael’s $10 million per year salary, so I’m happy to hear he’ll have a whole summer off to rest up before buckling down to pull in $20 million. I added up the amount I’ll be making doing daycare and have determined that I can afford to take a summer off about fourteen years after I die as long as I make it to the current life expectancy for a woman of 85.6 years and don’t take a day off before then.
Please join me in a horribly off-key celebratory karaoke session where I sing “Another One Bites the Dust” with no small amount of glee and pettiness. I’m going to need some back-up singers, a few dancers, someone to haul my ass back onto the stage when I fall off trying to enthusiastically resurrect my 1992 Running Man skills, and a hot, hung guy in a loincloth to feed me purple Skittles backstage.
I’m pleased to announce TMZ is reporting Khloé Kardashian will be joining her mother Kris Jenner in the ranks of failed talk show hosts. A source says Kocktails with Khloé is on “indefinite hold” but that is just industry-speak. The show will officially be canceled by the FYI network at some point when everybody’s had enough time to save face. Both sides are reportedly unhappy and want out. Khloé supposedly wants to focus on her “other jobs” (insert gif of me wildly looking around and mouthing “bitch, where?” here) and the network feels like she has already checked out even though the show has only been on three months.
The show has been plagued with rumors of behind-the-scenes discord and the potential for a short life span since February. Some sources said at the time Khloé thought she’d have a lot more creative control over the show and was bummed it wasn’t an instant hit. I’m shocked the formula of watching a boozed-up Khlo-Khlo talk about dick and cycle all 47 of her famewhoring relatives and their ilk through as guests didn’t stay fresh and interesting. About as shocked as I am to see the show never managed to snag any family or family adjacent celebrities of much caliber. It’s as if anyone with a solid career and at least four brain cells swirling around doesn’t want to associate with a Kardashian.
Season 2 of Outlander is fast approaching after a mind-numbing, soul-sucking, ball-shriveling, tit-elbowing hiatus. The show is back April 9 on Starz (a.k.a. sliiiiiightly out of reach for a slore that isn’t the most basic of cable bitches, but close) and the cast and powers that be hit up the red carpet for the premiere last night in New York.
Pretty people are pretty. I’m not saying I’ve thought about being the meat in a Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan sandwich, but I’m also not saying I haven’t. No offense to on-and-off-screen third wheel Tobias Menzies. The ladyboner wants what the ladyboner wants.
I tossed some pics from the premiere below the cut, including more of Sam and Caitriona, along with Tobias, costume designer Terry Dresbach, showrunner Ronald D. Moore and executive producer Maril Davis. Caitriona’s shoes make my eyeballs sad, but everything above the ankles more than makes up for it, and I’d wear a maxidress version of that striped dress in a heartbeat and 25 lost pounds.
While the plebs of the world are ignoring weird growths, seriously considering dumpster diving at Pfizer for prescriptions, and crossing their fingers everything below the equator looks A-OK because they’ve avoided the bills that come with routine checks of the hootie and the pootie, some Real Housewives got the kind medical treatment reserved for those whose networks are picking up the bill after a dune buggy accident.
While filming for the reality show, Orange County housewife Tamra Barney rolled a Polaris RZR, suffering minor injuries. TMZ reports passenger and fellow housewife Vicki Gunvalson ended up getting airlifted to a hospital for treatment and was released the next day, also with minor injuries. A source said neither woman was in grave danger and were transported in “an abundance of caution” to check for leaking silicone and shifted cheek implants.
Although Vicki was reportedly throwing up and had numb hands at the scene of the accident, she managed to hold off the voms and find the necessary dexterity to snap a photo of her air ambo to put on Instagram. She thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers and tossed out an #itwasntourtime hashtag.