Rita Ora, Katy Perry & Travis Kelce Together in the VIP Tent

Eva Longoria has joined the cast… Caroline Manzo officially filed a lawsuit… Wendy Williams’ diagnosis… Joe Exotic’s shocking words… and Rita Ora, Katy Perry & Travis Kelce together in the VIP tent

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In casting news, Eva Longoria is joining Season 4 of Only Murders in the Building. This will be a recurring role. She joins new recurring cast member Molly Shannon, and Meryl Streep is coming back, as well. Suits: LA has added Josh McDermitt to the cast. You may remember him as Eugene Porter from The Walking Dead. In a complete 180, Josh is playing one of the lead roles in Suits: LA. He and Stephen Amell play partners in a law firm that specializes in entertainment and criminal law. Filming begins late next month in Vancouver. And Hulu has ordered a series based on an Eli Manning Sketch that aired on ESPN+! Chad Powers is a half-hour comedy that follows a hotshot quarterback whose college career ends over his bad behavior. He then disguises himself as the talented and friendly Chad Powers, who walks onto a struggling Southern football team. And the blossoming Glen Powell has signed on to play Chad!

For Real Housewives fans, the Ultimate Girls Trip to Morocco will most likely never see the light of day. Caroline Manzo is suing Bravo, claiming they created an environment which led to Brandi Glanville sexually harassing and assaulting her. Just a few months ago, Brandi talked about how wonderful Andy Cohen had been to her throughout this ordeal, saying they’d had several encouraging conversations. But Brandi must’ve finally realized her days at Bravo are behind her, because now she’s filed a lawsuit against Andy, claiming he sexually harassed her. Brandi claims that back in 2022, Andy sent her a drunken video asking if she wanted to FaceTime with him while he hooked up with another Bravo-lebrity. Page Six got a copy of the legal letter, which said in part, “Mr. Cohen was Ms. Glanville’s boss at the time and exercised complete and total control over her career. This was an extraordinary abuse of power that left Ms. Glanville feeling trapped and disgusted. It is inconceivable that Mr. Cohen remains in his post in spite of this behavior and harkens back to the bad old days of Matt Lauer and NBC News when profits were prioritized over people.” Andy addressed it on X yesterday, “The video shows Kate Chasten and I very clearly joking to Brandi. It was absolutely meant in jest, and Brandi’s response clearly communicated she was in on the joke. That said, it was totally inappropriate and I apologize.” And with that, the final nail has been put in Brandi’s Bravo coffin.

We already knew Wendy Williams was dealing with Graves’ Disease, Lymphedema, and alcoholism. Now her team has released a statement saying she’s been diagnosed with the same disorder affecting Bruce Willis — frontotemporal dementia (FTD). According to John Hopkins, “FTD, a common cause of dementia, is a group of disorders that occur when nerve cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain are lost. This causes the lobes to shrink. FTD can affect behavior, personality, language, and movement.” Just as this news broke, Wendy’s niece was a guest on The View and told the women that despite the diagnosis, Wendy sounds really good and can still hold full conversations. Meantime, Wendy’s court-appointed guardian — who isn’t named in the Where Is Wendy Williams? Lifetime documentary but we now know is a woman named Sabrina Morrissey — filed a sealed lawsuit against Lifetime trying to get a temporary restraining order that would prevent the documentary from airing. The hearing on this lawsuit isn’t scheduled until next week, but it’s possible the judge could make a ruling at the last minute today. In the documentary, Wendy accuses her guardian of taking her money, and her son and sister accuse her of keeping Wendy away from them.

Machine Gun Kelly debuted his new blacked-out body tattoo earlier this week. He said he did it for spiritual reasons, but a source told the Daily Mail that he also did it for Megan Fox. The source said, “He wants her to know that no matter what one does with their own body, they both share each other, and his body is her body. And he also wants to remove so much confusion from his previous tattoos.” But what the source says next only adds to MY confusion. He said, “(Machine Gun Kelly) wanted to let her know that the new ink was also a testament to her and where they can go from here, that as much joy they have had with each other, he wants it to be a blank space and make new memories and make a new love bond with each other. It sounds very deep, but it is genuine and Megan is eating it up and loves it.” Someone else who is also eating it up and loving it is the Tiger King. Joe Exotic is serving 21 years for animal abuse and putting a hit on Carole Baskin. From his prison cell, Joe posted a photo of a shirtless MGK showing off his new blacked-out body art and captioned it, “A tiger and a little bit of meth I can make MGK gay.” He added, “Anyone remember that line from Tiger King? @machinegunkelly” If you remember, in The Tiger King Netflix series, Joe Exotic claims his two former husbands were both straight before he tempted them with drugs and tigers. Joe went on to tweet at MGK, “Once you go Tiger King you’ll forget about the Fox. Now that we’re practically a new item. Help me get the hell out of here.” By the way, on his X banner, Joe Exotic is asking that we write his name in on this year’s presidential ballot. If you’d like to get involved in his campaign, visit JoeExotic2024.com.

Travis Kelce was handing out high fives and stacking on friendship bracelets as security led him to the VIP tent, where he joined Katy Perry and Rita Ora for Taylor Swift’s first of four concerts in Sydney last night. Lighting strikes caused the show to start about 2 hours late, so Sabrina Carpenter got bumped as the opening act. But still, a good time was had by all! As one person tweeted, Taylor singing Bad Blood in front of Katy Perry in 2024 wasn’t on my bingo card.” And in case anyone was wondering, Taylor did change the lyric in her final song Karma, singing “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, coming straight home to me.” And right after concert, cameras caught Travis waiting for her as she exited the state. She ran up, threw her arms around his neck for a great big kiss, and then she had her arm around his back as they walked off together.


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