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  • About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

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    'Vanderpump Rules'' Lala Kent to Release Memoir, 'Give Them Lala', About Her Most Vulnerable Moment, 01/28/21 [People] Lala Kent Gives Birth to First Child With Fiancé Randall Emmett, 03/15/21 [ET] The King of the Geezer Teasers: Inside Randall Emmett’s direct-to-video empire, where many Hollywood stars have found lucrative early retirement, 3/31/2021 [Vulture] Lala Kent Says Randall Emmett Is ‘Ready to Start Trying’ for 2nd Baby 2 Months After Daughter’s Birth, 5/20/21 [USMag] Did Lala Kent And Randall Emmett Secretly Get Married? Vanderpump Rules Spotted Ring On His Finger, 05/25/21 [RealityTea] Director Randall Emmett on Season 9 of ‘Vanderpump Rules’ And How Martin Scorsese Inspired ‘Midnight in the Switchgrass’, 06/20/21 [Variety] 'Vanderpump Rules' ' Lala Kent and Fiancé Randall Emmett Break Up: Report, 10/18/21 [People] REPORT: Lala Kent Has Split From Randall Emmett, Moves Into Hotel With Daughter After ‘Liking’ Post About Him Cheating, 10/19/21 [RealityBurb] LALA KENT & RANDALL EMMETT SPLITSVILLE ...3-Year Engagement Off, 10/30/21 [TMZ] Lala Kent Says She Had Her 'Head in the Sand' About Issues with Randall Emmett 'for a Really Long Time', 12/01/21 [People] Lala Kent Calls Ex Randall Emmett the 'Worst Thing to Ever Happen' to Her, 12/21/21 [People] Lala Kent says there is ‘proof’ of Randall Emmett cheating, 12/27/21 [PageSix] Lala Kent Says Randall Emmett 'Started Relationship' with 23-Year-Old the Same Month Daughter Ocean Was Born, 03/03/22 [People] Lala Kent says relationship with Randall Emmett ‘wasn’t ever real’, 03/24/22 [PageSix] Randall Emmett Is Still Friends With Jax Taylor And Tom Schwartz After Split From Lala Kent, 03/28/22 [RealityTea] Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent’s ex Randall Emmett sued for ‘refusing to pay off $287K loan’ amid major money troubles, 04/08/22 [TheSun] Randall Emmett Lists Bel Air Home He and Lala Kent Lived in While Together for $6.3 Million, 05/17/22 [People] Lala Kent: Randall Emmett threatened to call cops when I wanted to leave, 05/26/22 [PageSix] The man who played Hollywood: Inside Randall Emmett’s crumbling empire, 06/30/22 [LATimes] Lala Kent Breaks Down as LVP Asks How She Didn't See Randall Emmett Warning Signs, 02/15/23 [TooFab] ‘The Randall Scandal’ Uncovers Lala Kent’s Role in ‘Vanderpump’ History, 05/25/23 [Daily Beast] Lala Kent on ‘Vanderpump Rules’ and life after Randall Emmett, 04/22/23 [LAT]
  • About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources [may cutoff in certain apps]:

    Intro Clip: Vanderpump Rules: Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute Fired For Racist Actions [ET - YouTube] Inside the Underground Market for Fake Amazon Reviews [Wired] Stassi Schroeder: My Friends Will Complain About Attending My Destination Wedding—And That’s Okay, 01/08/20 [Glamour] Stassi Schroeder: Why Being Basic Is Good Business, 02/27/20 [Forbes] You know her as ‘Crazy’ Kristen Doute on ‘Vanderpump Rules.’ Now she wants you to know her on her own terms., 06/02/20 [WP] Vanderpump Rules' Faith Stowers on Her Experience as the Only Black Cast Member: 'It Was a Lot', 06/04/20 [People] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Fires Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute For Racist Actions, 06/09/20 [Variety] Brittany Cartwright Speaks Out on Faith Stowers' Vanderpump Rules Claims, 06/08/20 [E!] Jax Taylor once accused Faith Stowers of committing crimes, 06/09/20 [Page Six] Faith Stowers feels ‘vindicated’ after ‘Vanderpump Rules’ firings, 06/09/20 [Page Six] Faith Stowers Says Jax Taylor Should Be 'Reprimanded' Too as 4 Vanderpump Rules Stars Are Fired, 06/11/20 [People] Stassi Schroeder & Kristen Doute Hire Crisis Management Rep After ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Firing, 06/12/20 [Deadline] 'Vanderpump Rules' Alum Stassi Schroeder Expecting First Child with Fiancé Beau Clark, 06/16/20 [People] Kristen Doute Speaks Out in First Interview Since Vanderpump Rules Firing, 07/15/20 [E!] Stassi Schroeder, Beau Clark reunite with ‘Vanderpump Rules’ cast on houseboat, 08/16/20 [Page Six] Lala Kent and Randall Emmett on Their 'Breakup,' the Future of 'Pump Rules' and Matchmaking for Megan Fox, 08/06/20 [ET] Stassi Schroeder Reveals the “Hardest Part” of Vanderpump Rules Firing in First Interview, 09/17/20 [E!] How Stassi Schroeder Really Felt About Her ‘Awkward’ Interview With Tamron Hall (Exclusive), 09/18/20 [Us Weekly] Kristen Doute Claims She Wasn’t Fired From Vanderpump Rules and Insists She Never Turned Faith Stowers in to Police or Put Her in “Harm’s Way,” Says She’s Sick of Rumors, 09/18/20 [Reality Blurb] Tamron Hall Speaks Out About Her Interview With Former ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Stassi Schroeder, 09/22/20 [Variety] Faith Stowers is happy Jax Taylor is off ‘Vanderpump Rules’, 12/17/20 [Page Six] All the Bombshells From Vanderpump Rules Alum Stassi Schroeder's New Book ‘Off With My Head’, 04/26/22 [E!] The Future of Vanderpump Rules Revealed, 11/12/20 [E!]
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  • About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources [may cutoff in certain apps]:

    Lala Kent's Married Boyfriend Randall Emmett Is Officially Divorced From Actress Ambyr Childers, 12/26/17 [E!] I Never Thought ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Would Deliver a Feminist Hero, but Here We Are, 01/22/18 [Glamour] Vanderpump Rules Star Lala Kent Believes Tupac 'Took Over' Her Body After His Death, 02/22/18 [People] Lala Kent Responds to Jennifer Lawrence Calling Her a "C--t" on TV, 03/06/18 [E!] Lala Kent Continues to Slam Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Leave the Trash’ to Reality Stars, 03/20/18 [Us Weekly] Vanderpump Rules’ Lala Kent on What the Deal Is With Her Baby Bottle, 04/18/18 [The Cut] Lala Kent Rubs Elbows With A-Listers At The Cannes Film Festival – Photos, 05/16/18 [Reality Tea] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Lala Kent Joins ’70s Era Crime Pic ‘Vault’, 06/14/18 [Deadline] 'Vanderpump Rules' ' Lala Kent Engaged to Boyfriend Randall Emmett, 09/02/18 [People] How Lala Kent Became the Booty Clapping, Bottle-Sucking Breakout Star of Bravo's Guilty Pleasure Hit 'Vanderpump Rules', 12/03/18 [Cosmo] 'Vanderpump Rules' ' Lala Kent Engaged to Boyfriend Randall Emmett, 09/02/18 [People] How Lala Kent Became the Booty Clapping, Bottle-Sucking Breakout Star of Bravo's Guilty Pleasure Hit 'Vanderpump Rules', 12/03/18 [Cosmo] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Lala Kent Breaks Down Her Whole Love Story With Randall Emmett (Exclusive), 12/10/18 [ET] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Lala Kent reveals she’s an alcoholic, 03/18/19 [Page Six] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Lala Kent Celebrates 6 Months of Sobriety: ‘I’m Feeling Blessed’, 04/22/19 [Us Weekly] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Lala Kent and 50 Cent Have NSFW Instagram Exchange Over Her Relationship With Fiance Randall Emmett, 04/26/19 [Us Weekly] ala Kent says 50 Cent is trying to "silence" her because of her relationship with Randall Emmett [People] Lala Kent’s Fiance Randall Emmett Heads to Hospital With Heart Attack Symptoms Amid 50 Cent Feud, 04/27/19 [Us Weekly] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Lala Kent Announces Wedding Date to Randall Emmett After 50 Cent Drama, 05/01/19 [Us Weekly]
  • About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources [may cutoff in certain apps]:

    James Kennedy Reveals the Inspiration Behind His "Lit" New Single, 02/16/17 [Bravo] Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine Names Lisa Vanderpump New Editor-in-Chief, 03/08/17 [PR Newswire] How Pride Became the Cornerstone—and Emmy Hopeful—of Vanderpump Rules, 06/26/17 [VF] Reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump’s latest L.A. venture is simply for the dogs, 08/26/17 [LA Times] Scheana, Ariana, and Lala Know ‘Vanderpump RULES’ and SeaWorld SUCKS, 11/30/17 [PETA] Lala Kent Spills on Her New Lipgloss Line, ‘Vanderpump Rules’ and Her Relationship Status (Exclusive), 12/04/17 [Us Weekly] Stassi Schroeder of 'Vanderpump Rules' Is the Most Loveable Villainess on Reality TV, 01/11/17 [Complex] ‘Rules’ Bombshell! ‘Suicidal’ Stassi Schroeder Confesses Drug Use During Filming, 01/11/2017 [Radar] ‘Pump Rules’ Stassi Schroeder Sick Of Talking About Race: ‘Why Is It Always African Americans?’, 03/05/17 [Hollywood Life] Doomed From The Start? Inside Ariana & Jeremy Madix's Heartbreaking Childhoods, 2017 [Radar] / Does Lisa Know? New 'Rules' Server Arrested For Beating, Threatening To Kill Ex! [Radar] Ariana Madix's Brother Jeremy Will Always Be Her Baby Bro — No Matter How Many Fans Think He's Hot, 03/01/17 [Bravo] Vanderpump Rules” Star and “Straight Up with Stassi” Podcast Host Dishes on All Things Reality, 08/12/17 [Locale] Reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump’s latest L.A. venture is simply for the dogs, 08/26/17 [LA Times] 'Vanderpump Rules' ' Stassi Schroeder Dumped By Advertisers For Allegedly Criticizing #metoo Campaign, 11/24/17 [People] 'Vanderpump Rules' Star Stassi Schroeder Apologizes for Controversial '#MeToo' Remarks: 'It Was Irresponsible', 11/26/17 [ET] Vanderpump Rules’ Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix Tease Season 6: ‘Old Habits Die Hard’ (Exclusive), 12/04/17 [Us Weekly] Stassi Schroeder on Her Sexual-Harassment Podcast Disaster, 12/06/17 [The Cut] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Lala Kent and married mystery lover caught kissing, 12/09/17 [Page Six] Reddit about Ariana’s brother [Reddit]
  • About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources [may cutoff in certain apps]:

    The Eat Sheet: ‘Real Housewives’ Star Lisa Vanderpump Puts Her Stamp on West Hollywood Nightlife, 11/23/11 [THR] EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Lisa Vanderpump Named CNN Special Correspondent For Royal Wedding, 04/14/11 [Radar] Hear Scheana Marie's Single 'What I Like', 02/05/13 [Bravo] Lady Gaga Sounds Off on 'Vanderpump' Drama, 02/18/13 [Bravo TV] Happy NYE! Here's Another 'Vanderpump Rules' Song, 12/21/13 [Bustle] Our g***** goddess & cast member of Vanderpump Rules, Ariana Madix, open heartedly sat down with us to do a little Q&A. Let’s just say she’s more than just a pretty face! We love this girl! Enjoy loves!, 01/08/14 [Flower G******] 'VANDERPUMP RULES' STARS VIOLENT TV CATFIGHT WAS REAL, 01/29/14 [TMZ] Stassi Schroeder Serves Up A Reality Check, 04/09/14 [Pinky to Posh] Vanderpump Rules lothario Jax Taylor says his love life is a 'shambles', 10/11/14 [SMH] Pumped up: Melbourne's Ariana Madix joins 'Vanderpump Rules', 11/05/14 [Florida Today] I Chugged Sauv Blanc With Kristen, the Villain of Vanderpump Rules, 03/18/15 [Jezebel] The Los Angeles Resident Speaks of Her Experience on ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ Taking a New Direction in Her Life, and Her Time as a Stalker, 04/15/15 [Millenium] Scheana Shay Isn’t Afraid to Tell It Like It Is, 01/08/16 [Sharp] 'Vanderpump Rules' star Scheana Shay no longer just the 'other woman', 01/15/16 [FOX The Villain of 'Vanderpump Rules', 03/02/16 [Complex] We Asked Music Critics to Review Tom Sandoval's Single from 'Vanderpump Rules', 03/09/16 [Vice] EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Vanderpump - I will end slaughter of 10,000 dogs at Chinese festival where animals are tortured before death because it 'improves men's sexual performance', 03/26/16 [DM] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Tom Sandoval Shares His Blues Brothers-Esque Musical Ambitions, 04/28/16 [Billboard] Lisa Vanderpump on Vanderpump Rules and What Makes a Great Reality TV Star, 11/07/16 [TIME] We Asked Lisa Vanderpump If the 'Rules' Cast Actually Works at SUR, 11/07/16 [Thrillist] EXCLUSIVE: A Day in the Life of Stassi Schroeder, the Loveliest, Bitchiest, Realest Reality Star of Them All, 11/07/16 [ET] TALKING STYLE WITH STASSI SCHROEDER OF 'VANDERPUMP RULES', 11/08/16 [Fashionista] Kristen Doute on Slut-Shaming, Adderall, and Doing Vanderpump Rules Forever, 12/07/16 [The Cut] James Kennedy Reveals the Inspiration Behind His "Lit" New Single, 02/16/17 [Bravo] Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine Names Lisa Vanderpump New Editor-in-Chief, 03/08/17 [PR Newswire] How Pride Became the Cornerstone—and Emmy Hopeful—of Vanderpump Rules, 06/26/17 [VF] Reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump’s latest L.A. venture is simply for the dogs, 08/26/17 [LA Times] Scheana, Ariana, and Lala Know ‘Vanderpump RULES’ and SeaWorld SUCKS, 11/30/17 [PETA] Lala Kent Spills on Her New Lipgloss Line, ‘Vanderpump Rules’ and Her Relationship Status (Exclusive), 12/04/17 [Us Weekly]
  • It's 2012. 5 people (& friends) are cast by Bravo on Lisa Vanderpump's new show, centered on her scandalous eatery SUR. The gaggle of models, actors and sketch comedians have no idea they're about to blow their lives up for fame, or even nothing at all!

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources:

    Lisa Vanderpump Gets 'Real Housewives' Spin-Off, Jan 18, 2012 [HuffPost] ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump Dishes [Daily Beast] Love Lisa Vanderpump's Honesty? Wait 'Til You Read This! [OK!] The Vanderpump Rules Tell Us All the Behind-the-Scenes Gossip (Including the Crazy Story of How Jax and Stassi Met!) 02/13/13 [Glamour] “Meet Stassi” Video [Bravotv.com] EXCLUSIVE: A Day in the Life of Stassi Schroeder, the Loveliest, Bitchiest, Realest Reality Star of Them All, 11/07/16 [ET] 'Race' Preps One Family For Storm, 09/27/05 [CBS] Vanderpump Rules: Exclusive Interview with Katie Maloney, 02/14/13 [Reality Wanted] Utah actress lives a reality-TV life on 'Vanderpump Rules', 11/01/13 [SLT Tribune] Channing Tatum, Vanderpump Rules’ Jax Taylor Were Roommates! [Us Weekly] 'Vanderpump Rules' Star Jax Taylor’s ‘Boyfriend' Reveals The Truth About The Gay Rumors, 01/13/15 [Radar] Sorry, Jax! Taylor’s ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Costars Believe He Hooked Up With Male Roommate, 01/16/15, [Radar] Eddie Cibrian's Wife Splits! 07/21/09 [Extra] Meet John Mayer's New Gal Pal 04/24/09 [People] Scheana Marie Jancan: Former Aspiring Hooters Girl, 04/24/09 [THG] 'I lost everything I had': Brandi Glanville comes face-to-face with 'Eddie Cibrian's former mistress' in explosive confrontation, 01/08/13 [DM] Vanderpump Rules' Scheana Marie sits down with Jerry Nunn [Chicago Go Pride] What the Bartender Knows, 05/13/09 [New York] Mark Sanchez a flirting machine, 10/22/09 [Page Six] Ariana Madix: New York Majesty [Lingerie] Cute College Girl of the Week: Ariana Madix, 10/25/06 [College Humor] NYU recruiting for Web show, 10/31/09 [Page Six]
  • New York, 2003. Nobody model Tom Sandoval hops off the bus to chase his dreams. After he's robbed, though, Tom finds himself living in a hostel with fellow actor Jax Taylor. Together, they hatch a plan to escape to LA, where he's convinced destiny awaits.

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources:

    How Tom Sandoval Became the Most Hated Man in America [NYT] St. Louisan and 'Vanderpump Rules' cast member Tom Sandoval is hosting Ballpark Village's New Year's Eve party [STL Mag] I Was Ripped Off and Left Homeless in New York | Making a Portrait - Tom Sandoval [YouTube] The Actor’s Audience - Tom Sandoval: Part 1 [YouTube] The Actor’s Audience - Tom Sandoval: Part 2 [YouTube] 2002: Bon Jovi’s “Misunderstood” [YouTube] Which Vanderpump Rules Cast Member Was Homeless at One Point? [Bravo] 'Vanderpump Rules' ' Tom Sandoval Once Starred In a Bon Jovi Music Video with Camila Alves [People] Vanderpump Rules: Exclusive Interview with Tom Sandoval, 01/31/13 [Reality Wanted] Tom Sandoval’s Mom: [Instagram] Tom Sandoval on The Hills (2006) [Youtube] Gay Horror Films: The Pit and the Pendulum [Gay Horror Films] 2010: Puppet Master: Axis of Evil [Fullmoon Direct] 2011: Behind Your Eyes [Reddit] Trailer for Behind Your Eyes [Youtube] 23 Minutes to Sunrise (2012) [DTV Connoisseur]
  • It's 2010. WWHL dominates late night TV as "Scary Island" rocks RHONY and Luann de Lesseps drops "Money Can't Buy You Class," the pop anthem of gay bloggers.

    Suddenly, Lisa Vanderpump struts into frame, armed with a bald Pomeranian and a sinister dream!

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources:

    Andy Cohen To Become First Openly Gay Late Night Host?, 06/24/09 [Mediaite] Andy Knows Best, 09/09/09 [Advocate] Villa Blanca Opens in Beverly Hills With Patio Seating and Room for 350, 05/12/09 [BizBash] Over the hill [Page Six] Giggy the Pom dot com [Giggythepom.com] The Natural, 01/07/10 [New York Magazine] 'Real Housewives' Star NeNe Leakes Slams Potential 'Beverly Hills' Cast 02/15/10 [Fox News] Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live" Scores Series High with Nearly Two Million Viewers and Helps Power Most Watched Monday in Network History, 06/15/10 [Futon Critic] INTERVIEW Countess LuAnn’s “Money Can’t Buy You Class” video was leaked!, 06/01/10 [Starcasm] Woman on the Verge: Kelly Killoren Bensimon, 07/13/10 [Bazaar] For ‘Housewives,’ Wallflowers Need Not Apply, 10/10/10 [NYT] Women of 'SNL' Spoof 'Real Housewives', 11/02/10 [Extra] Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Spill Their Plastic Surgery Secrets, 11/05/10 [RADAR] Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live': On the scene with Andy Cohen, 12/13/10 [EW] Lisa Vanderpump Gets 'Real Housewives' Spin-Off, Jan 18, 2012 [HuffPost]
  • It's 2005. An upstart TV exec with a flashy new job picks up the pilot of a no-name reality TV producer about "bitchy tennis wives" in America's largest gated community. Neither knows that the landscape of pop culture is about to change forever.

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources:

    Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' to premiere March 21 [Reality TV World] [Jan 6, 2006] ‘We were ready to kill the show’: How Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives’ made it to TV [NYP] [Oct, 2012] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ executive producer Alex Baskin on ‘Scandoval’ and what’s in store for Season 11 [LA Times] [Jan 28, 2024] The Ringmaster [WP] [Sept 26, 2019] Andy Cohen Revels in His Rise From CBS Intern to Bravo Star [Variety] [Feb 4, 2022] ‘Real Housewives’ trying to create some new realities [via LA Times] [East Bay Times] [Mar 3, 2007] 'Housewives' franchise comes to Atlanta, [South Coast Today] [Oct 2008] INTERVIEW WITH ANDY COHEN, [Youtube] [Oct 2008] The Affluencer, [NY Times] [Oct 2008] Decay at play in the O.C. [LA Times] [Feb 10, 2009] Andy Cohen To Become First Openly Gay Late Night Host? [Mediaite] [Jun 209]
  • The year is 1982. A young video vixen named Lisa Vanderpump works the door of a club, and unknowingly flirts with its enigmatic owner. They marry just six weeks later, and over next 3 decades, build a gay club empire that would span from London to WeHo!

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources:

    #BeMyGuest @VillaBlancaBH [Youtube] FUNKY BUT CHIC: ROXY IN KENSINGTON CHURCH STREET + THE KEN TODD CONNECTION [Paul Gorman] Lisa Vanderpump: ‘I don't know how I got here but I'm so glad I did’ [Express] Naomi Campbell and Lisa Vanderpump Were Apparently on the Same ’70s British Kids Show [W Magazine] Baywatch babe turns club queen [Standard] At 28, Lisa Vanderpump Traveled The World & Went On Tour With The Rolling Stones [Bustle] British housewife who's the real queen of Beverly Hills: Lisa Vanderpump went from a south London suburb to a £40 million fortune and a starring role in reality TV [Daily Mail] SUCCESS THROUGH PERSISTENCE: ACTOR AND RESTAURANTEUR GUILLERMO ZAPATA PAVES HIS WAY IN THE CITY OF ANGELS [LA Dreams] Zapata Rules: The American Dream Alive and Well at West Hollywood’s Sur [WehoOnline] Lisa Vanderpump, Inc.: The Art of Leveraging Reality TV and Growing a Modern Hollywood Empire [THR] Bravo Launches Most Aggressive Slate of Original Programming for 2005-06 Season [Futon Critic]
  • Raise your glasses high for Vanderpump Fools!🍸💃🏼

    For the next 10 weeks, we're tearing into the phenomenon that changed Bravo forever. It's a tale of failed acting careers, tabloid affairs, criminal investigations, burned down gay bars, and so much more.

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources:

    The Name on Everybody’s Lips Is Gonna Be Ariana Madix, 01/29/24 [Vanity Fair] Ariana Madix on Her Broadway Debut & Relating to Roxie Hart’s Resilience (Exclusive) 01/09/24 [Extra] Reality Star of the Year Ariana Madix on Surviving Heartache, ‘DWTS’ and Finding Love Again (Exclusive), 10/18/23 [Us Weekly] Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney Laugh About 'Feral Energy' at BravoCon, Say Tom Sandoval Boos Were 'Expected' (Exclusive), 11/04/23 [People] Raquel Leviss details how ‘a–hole’ Tom Sandoval manipulated and betrayed her throughout their shocking tryst, 01/26/24 [Page Six] Vanderpodrecaps [Reddit] Rachel's fan-driven revelations, 01/18/24 [LaineyGossip] Scheana Shay’s husband Brock Davies breaks down in tears over not seeing his kids during Australia trip, 01/13/24 [Page Six] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ executive producer Alex Baskin on ‘Scandoval’ and what’s in store for Season 11, 01/28/24 [LA Times] Scheana Clarifies Comments About How "Hard" It Was to Be a "Present Mother" Amid Tom and Ariana's Split, 01/25/24 [Bravo] Vanderpump Rules Producer Shuts Down Potential Rachel Leviss Return in Future, 01/29/24 [Reality Tea] Scheana Shay Distracts From Raquel Leviss’s Tell-All Interview With a Scathing Diss Track, 08/19/23 [Glamour] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Fans Call Out Scheana Shay for Making Tom Sandoval Cheating on Ariana Madix ‘All About Herself’, 12/12/23 [Parade] Howie Mandel Confronts Andy Cohen After 'Jackhole' Label for Tom Sandoval Interview: 'Don't You Respect Me?', 01/18/24 [People] Tom Sandoval Says He “Fought So Hard” to Be With Rachel Leviss After ‘Scandoval’ Affair, 12/07/23 [Cosmopolitan] Tom Sandoval Is ‘Glad’ Filming on ‘Pump Rules’ Season 11 Is Over, Doesn’t Want to ‘Relive’ Drama, 11/30/23 [Us Weekly] Tom Sandoval Says It Was ‘Immature’ and ‘Thirsty’ of Raquel Leviss To Block Him on Instagram, 09/13/23 [Variety] Tom Sandoval Is Chaotic on Nick Viall’s ‘Viall Files’ Podcast: A Recap of WTF Moments, 01/30/24 [Us Weekly] ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Loses 2023 Creative Arts Emmys Award to Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Welcome to Wrexham’, 01/07/24 [Us Weekly]
  • Shamira's Instagram, Twitter, and website!

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson
  • Gay men want to colonize the Med? 🤨🕵🏼

    The hellish "New Fire Island" promises "iconic" gay gentrification with beach front views! The only downside? It's backed by a controversial venture capitalist once linked to the Boogeyman of Gawkers... iykyk! 😱

    Tickets to Joan's RHOSLC Dramatic Reading! [C'mon Everybody!]

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources:

    Website [New Fire Island] Twitter Page [X] Australian Trademark Website [Australian Government IP Australia] Nigel Smith Career [LinkedIn] About Dr. Aron D’Souza [AronDsouza.com] Dr. Aron D’Souza Book Review: “No Room for Small Dreams” [AronDsouza.com] Dr. Aron D’Souza Book Review: “Coddling of the American Mind” [AronDsouza.com] Brett Fraser Real Estate [Compass] Brett Fraser Career [LinkedIn] DOPING OFFENCE - Roland Schoeman (RSA) [WorldAquatics] The Enhanced Games – a drugs Olympics where cheaters can prosper [TheGaurdian] This Man Helped Peter Thiel Demolish Gawker, 02/23/18 [Buzzfeed News] Peter Thiel is totally gay, people [Gawker Archive] A doping free-for-all Enhanced Games calls itself the answer to doping in sports. Opponents say it poses a danger to health, 11/2/23 [CNN]
  • Breaking! Club Chalamet reports a second private jet owned by Taylor Swift has flown into Selena Gomez's mental health!

    Behind the whisper heard round the world at the Golden Globes is a curious web of secrets & scandals! Let's untangle it together 🤫🕸️

    Tickets to RHOSLC Dramatic Reading! [C'mon Everybody!]

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Sources:

    Kylie Jenner 'Is Not with' Travis Scott Currently, Source Says: She's 'Focused on Her Kids and Business', 01/11/23 [People] Kylie Jenner Denies “Silly” Claim She Shaded Selena Gomez: See the Singer’s Response, 02/23/23 [EOnline] Selena Gomez Announces She’s Taking a Social Media Break: ‘I’m Too Old for This’, 02/23/23 [Billboard] Selena Gomez Asks People to 'Be Kinder' amid Hailey Bieber, Kylie Jenner Drama: 'My Heart Has Been Heavy', 03/06/23 [People] Proof Kendall and Kylie Jenner Had the Best Time With Gigi Hadid at Vanity Fair Oscar Party, 03/13/23 [E!] 'They were comfortable together': Selena Gomez and Zayn Malik walked into restaurant 'holding hands and kissing' during secret dinner date as romance rumours continue [DailyMailUK] 03/25/23 Selena Gomez Asks Fans to Stop Sending Hailey Bieber Death Threats – But It Goes Beyond That, 03/24/23 [RollingStone] Selena Gomez & Sister Dress Up as Taylor Swift Eras for Saturday Night’s Show in Texas, 04/01/23 [Billboard] Fans go wild over Kylie Jenner, Timothée Chalamet dating rumors, 04/07/23 [Page Six] PICTURED: Kylie Jenner's luxury car rolls up to 'new beau' Timothee Chalamet's Beverly Hills mansion amid rumors the pair have been secretly dating for MONTHS following her split from Travis Scott, 04/14/23 [DailyMail] Kylie Jenner and Timothee Chalamet keep rumored romance under the radar as they hit a taco stand in Culver City amid reports they have been secretly dating for MONTHS after her split from Travis Scott, 04/15/23 [DailyMail] Inside Kylie Jenner and Timothee Chalamet’s ‘New’ Romance: ‘Things Aren’t That Serious’ Yet [Us Weekly] / Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet 'Are Hanging Out and Getting to Know Each Other' [People] Kylie Jenner Is Still Seeing Timothée Chalamet, but 'It's Not Serious' (Source), 05/29/23 [People] Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet have been 'hanging out' at his Beverly Hills home - despite 'taking things slow', 06/01/23 [DailyMail] Hailey Bieber Looks to Beat Beauty Brand Fatigue With Rhode Label, 06/30/23 [Bloomberg] KYLIE & TIMOTHÉE STILL A THING Despite Split Reports, 08/02/23 [TMZ] Selena Gomez, Laminated Brows, 08/15/23 [Instagram] EXCLUSIVE: Kylie Jenner rolls up to Timothee Chalamet's Beverly Hills home in her $200k Mercedes Maybach following casual shopping trip in jeans and tee... after insiders revealed romance is still on, 09/05/23 [DailyMail] KYLIE JENNER & TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET ROMANTIC NIGHT OUT AT BEYONCÉ CONCERT ... Lots Of Hugs And Kisses, 09/05/23 [TMZ] Timothée! Kylie! Sofia! All The Stars at Haider Ackermann and Augustinus Bader’s NYFW Dinner, 09/09/23 [Vogue] US Open, 09/10/23 [Instagram] Timothée Chalamet Goes Electric, 10/17/23 [GQ] Selena Gomez ‘concerned’ Taylor Swift is ‘moving too fast’ with Travis Kelce: source, 10/30/23 [PageSix] Selena Gomez Announces Social Media Break Due To ‘Hate, Violence and Terror’ Around the World, 10/31/23 [Billboard] Hailey Bieber pokes fun at her ‘Mean Girls’ reputation with new Halloween costume, 10/31/23 [Page Six] Kylie Jenner Is 'Incredibly Happy' with Timothée Chalamet: They 'Attend Important Events for Each Other' (Source), 12/04/23 [People] 2023 PERSON OF THE YEAR: Taylor Swift, 12/06/23 [Time] Selena Gomez seemingly confirms she’s dating ex Justin Bieber’s pal Benny Blanco, posts cozy pic with producer, 12/07/23 [Page Six] Benny’s involvement with justin, [Justin Bieber Fandom] Kylie Jenner Supports Boyfriend Timothée Chalamet at Wonka L.A. Premiere — Alongside Mom Kris (Source), 12/10/23 [People] Selena Gomez attempts to shut down Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet drama as star claims she was telling Taylor Swift 'about two friends hooking up' during Golden Globes gossip session, 01/09/24 [DailyMail] Selena Gomez Announces Departure from Social Media to Focus on ‘What Really Matters’, 01/10/24 [People]
  • In which we catch up on the holiday break, the latest in RHOSLC and pop culture, and our plans for 2024!

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Skips:

    Selena Gomez Says She Has ‘One More Album’ in Her: ‘I’m Tired’ [People] KENDALL JENNER & BAD BUNNYREUNITE WEEKS AFTER SPLIT … NYE Trip With Friends [TMZ] ‘RHONY’ star Erin Lichy and husband sued for $44K in unpaid rent, claim they didn’t pay because of rat infestation [PageSix] Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper down tequila shots after CNN’s New Year’s alcohol ban: ‘Does daddy get his juice?’ [NYPost] Brandi Glanville blames facial disfigurement on stress from Caroline Manzo scandal [PageSix] Ghislaine Maxwell breaks silence via an attorney on impending Epstein list release: "It’s all about men abusing women for a long period of time… and it’s only one person in jail—a woman." [DailyBeast]

    Main Stories:

    Sophie Turner Declares 2023 'Year of the Girlies' After Joe Jonas Split [JustJared] Ariana Grande slams ‘assumptions’ about her love life after Dalton Gomez, Ethan Slater drama [PageSix] Amanda Bynes Pauses New Podcast After One Episode, Reason Why Reveal [JustJared] Britney Spears taps Charli XCX, Julia Michaels to write for first album in nearly a decade [PageSix] Grimes addresses being called a Nazi as custody battle with Elon Musk rages on: ‘I want my children to be brave’ [PageSix] Vanderpump Rules Alum Stassi Schroeder Discovers She's Related to Gypsy Rose Blanchard: 'I'm Unwell' [People]
  • What you're about to hear is a Patreon exclusive episode, in which we recap Justin Bieber's Youtube documentary series. The episode slots in right before our final episode in Child Star Hell, and gives you a sneak peek of what happens over on Patreon.

    Subscribe now for many more episodes like it!

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson
  • What you're about to hear is an exclusive Patreon bonus episode, which slots right after the first episode from our Child Star Hell series from earlier this year.

    Subscribe now on Patreon to hear this and many more like it!

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson
  • VIRGIL'S READING RECOMMENDATIONS!!!!!!

    IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER! SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU EMAIL VIRGIL@BIGSOYNATURALS. WORLD, SAY YOU WANT TO "BORROW" A "COPY"

    The Colonial Present by Derek Gregory Palestine Speaks by Cate Malek Let Me Stand Alone by Rachel Corrie My Name Is Rachel Corrie by Rachel Corrie The Iron Cage by Rashid Khalidi Letters From Palestine by Kenneth Ring & Ghassän Abd Allh Zionism And Its Discontents by Ran Greenstein Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History by Norman G. Finkelstein The Holocaust Industry by Norman G. Finkelstein Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape by Raja Shehada Language of War, Language of Peace by Raja Shehadeh My Father Was a Freedom Fighter by Ramzy Baroud Israel's Dead Soul by Steven Salaita Uncivil Rites by Steven Salaita Inter/Nationalism by Steven Salaita The Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship With Apartheid South Africa by Sasha Polakow-Suransky Journal of an Ordinary Grief by Mahmoud Darwish The Invention of The Land of Israel by Shlomo Sand Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History by Nur Masalha Married to Another Man: Israel's Dilemma in Palestine by Ghada Karmi

    Episode Sources:

    Bob the Drag Queen Tweet [Twitter] Know what to boycott [BDS] A DOUBLE VICTORY AT EVERGREEN [Socialist Worker] 5 Olympia Food Co-op members who sued to end Israeli boycott must pay $160K 07/12/12 [BDS] The nation's first and only boycott of Israeli products by a food co-op ignites a fiercely personal, community and legal battle in Olympia, Washington, the hometown of Rachel Corrie. 07/2021 [Campus Watch] Judge agrees with Olympia Food Co-op, says no members hurt by boycott of Israeli goods, 03/13/18 [The Olympian] Israel advocates lose legal battle over Olympia Food Co-op boycott, 02/28/20 [BDS] Edward Said on the Death of American Activist Rachel Corrie [Lit Hub]

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson
  • In which we talk Goerge Santos cameos, celebrity amputations, Ozempic housewives, and much more!

    Skips:

    Paris Hilton and Demi Lovato Prepare for the Holidays by Making Their Dogs Pet-Friendly Cakes [People] Bhad Bhabie Is Pregnant! Rapper, 20, Expecting First Baby with Boyfriend Le Vaughn [People] Paris Hilton Reveals She Didn't Change Son Phoenix's Diaper for One Month After His Arrival: 'I'm Scared' [People] Felicity Huffman finally speaks out about Varsity Blues admissions scandal after 11 day prison stunt for bribing her daughter's way into college: 'I had to break the law to give her a future' [DailyMailUK] Taylor Swift on re-recording her old albums: “I’m collecting horcruxes. I’m collecting infinity stones. Gandalf’s voice is in my head every time I put out a new one. For me, it is a movie now” [Time]

    Hot Topics:

    George Santos Joins Cameo After Being Expelled from Congress [Variety] GEORGE SANTOS TAKING LEGAL ACTION OVER HBO FILM 'F*** 'Em & Their Chicken S***!!!' [TMZ] Ariana Madix Will Make Her Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago: 'The Biggest Dream Come True' [People] ‘RHONJ’ star Jennifer Fessler hospitalized for an ‘impacted bowel’ due to Ozempic use [PageSix] Alexis Bellino, John Janssen ‘not boyfriend and girlfriend’ amid new romance: ‘Still getting to know each other’ [PageSix] Former ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Rachel Leviss Returns to Tell All With New Podcast ‘Rachel Goes Rogue’ [Variety] Britney Spears’ estranged dad, Jamie, has leg amputated after ‘terrible infection’ [PageSix] Britney Spears dances in lingerie and heels after news of dad Jamie’s leg amputation [Page Six] Taylor Swift’s Publicist Slams Deuxmoi Over Posts Claiming Swift and Ex Joe Alwyn Were Married [THR] DeuxMoi Series ‘Anon Pls’ at Max Hires Diablo Cody, Ryan O’Connell to Write (EXCLUSIVE) [Variety] Margot Robbie Stood Up to 'Oppenheimer' Producer Who Wanted 'Barbie' Release Date Moved [ET] ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Announces Season 16 Cast — and New ‘Rate-A-Queen’ Twist [Variety]

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson
  • We're back! From talking about The Jonas Brothers that is... In this week's hot topics special we talk about Jamie Lynn Spears' flop era, the end of #Scandoval, and the dystopian irony of the Squid Games reality show.

    About:

    Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

    You can also find us on our website, Twitter, and Instagram. Or buy our merch! Any personal, business, or general inquires can be sent to [email protected]

    Joan Summers’ Twitter: @laracroftbarbie Matthew Lawson’s Instagram: @_matthewlawson

    Skips:

    Meghann Fahy, Leo Woodall share ‘sloppy’ kisses at Bowery Hotel: ‘You could literally hear them’ [PageSix] Travis Kelce reveals cute nickname for Taylor Swift while thanking her for social media love [Page Six] KYLIE JENNER IN LONDON FOR TIMOTHÉE'S WONKA PREMIERE … Secret Trip, Super Sweet GF! [TMZ] 2 Royals Allegedly Commented on Prince Archie's Skin Color, Names Accidentally Published in Dutch Translation of 'Endgame' [Just Jared] Fans Zoomed in on a Photo of Anne Hathaway and Realized She's a Lana Del Rey Fan [MarieClaire] Kyle Richards puts Kathy Hilton feud aside as she attends half-sister’s Christmas party at $55M mansion [Page Six]

    Main Stories:

    JoJo Siwa Is Ready to Be an 'Idiot with Love' After a 'Messy' Breakup and a Year of Being Single (Exclusive) [People] Vanderpump Rules' Tom Sandoval Weighs in on Ariana Madix's New Boyfriend Daniel Wai [E!] Ariana Madix Is 'Reclaiming' Her Power, 1 Cocktail at a Time, to Prove 'People Wrong' Who Doubted Her (Exclusive) [People] Tom Schwartz Is No Longer 'Ashamed' to Have Guests in His Post-Divorce Bachelor Pad: 'Major Rebrand' (Exclusive) [People] Squid Game: The Challenge' Players Allege Injuries, Threaten Legal Action [HuffPost] Andy Cohen explains why he stopped showing his kids’ faces on social media [Page Six] ‘Broke as a joke’ Kim Zolciak dragged for posting daughter Brielle Biermann’s fake sonogram for clicks [Page Six] Jamie Lynn Spears Leaves 'I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!' on Medical Grounds [ET] Taika Waititi Had No Interest In Directing ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ & Only Took The Job For Financial Reasons [Deadline]