Today in celebrity gossip: Lena Dunham has said negative things about Rihanna, Bethenny Frankel's divorce gets uglier, and all the Bonds might soon be together.
Oh lord. So, Lena Dunham, star and creator and writer of Girls, was on Alec Baldwin's WNYC podcast Here's the Thing recently. Let's just let that particularly New York-showbiz fact sink in for a second. Because of course Lena Dunham, published New Yorker writer, was on Alec Baldwin's podcast. Why else would Alec Baldwin's podcast exist but to have someone like Lena Dunham on it? So yes, Dunham and Baldwin got together, and while talking, Dunham started talking about fame and being a role model and she said the following: "I used to be really into Rihanna, that pop star, and then it's like -- again, I don't want to ever throw stones from my glass house -- but I follow her on Instagram and I just think about how many little girls beyond what I could even comprehend are obsessed with Rihanna. Like, you know, she left Barbados, she's had this amazing career, she's won a Grammy. . . She's talented. And then she gets back together with Chris Brown and posts a million pictures of them smoking marijuana together on a bed. And it cracks my heart in half in a way that makes me feel like I'm 95 years old." So that was a lot of quote, I know, but let's just take a second to appreciate what a potential sh-tstorm it could create. I know we're not helping by leading with this story, but what can you do. The point is, we all kinda get what Lena Dunham is saying about Rihanna, and we all know that she's not really judging her, right? So let's just acknowledge that this was said and move on, yes? [Us Weekly]
It seems that Bravo reality star turned lite margarita mogul Bethenny Frankel might have something of a tough divorce ahead of her, as her husband Jason Hoppy has filed response divorce papers that demand primary custody of the couple's daughter, along with child support and coverage of medical and dental expenses. That's what Frankel is asking of Hoppy too, so the two are pretty evenly squared off against one another. Obviously it's shocking that a marriage that was so fully documented on reality television would end so roughly, but we need to get over our surprise and deal with it. This is what's happening. One hopes that whatever judge figures thing out will make some sort of requirement that whomever gets custody of the kid will be legally barred from putting said kid on reality television. That's about the best thing anyone can hope to get out of this, right? Let's just get these people off TV, for good reasons. [TMZ]