Between dealing with kids, dealing with work, and dealing with Take Your Kids to Work Day, you may have missed some of the most insane things celebrities did this week. Well, have no fear — because Kashmere is here with his finger on the pulse and his eyes on every Instagram account of anyone worth talking about. From Oscar winners to reality TV royalty, to even actually royalty; here are the craziest stories going on this week. Welcome to our newest series, “Did You Hear? With Kashmere!”
Kashmere (also known as Danny Murphy) is a comedian, writer, and pop culture connoisseur (despite not really knowing how to spell connoisseur). He currently writes for Betches and Marie Claire and has also been featured in Glamour, Seventeen and Town & Country. When he’s not drinking red wine or iced coffee while watching Bravo, he’s performing around New York and hosting PASS THE AUX at The Stonewall Inn and DO I SEND IT? at Branded Saloon. Follow his fake reality show AKA his Instagram stories, @kashmeredanny.
How is July halfway over? I feel like it was just yesterday I was sweating and Yelping places to see if they have Froze — probably because that was yesterday. I’ve stopped using plastic straws, can the weather go down to a bearable temperature now?
While the summer is heating up, I don’t want to brag — but so am I. No, I’m not a medium at Zara YET, but I’ve been pretty busy. Most importantly? I just started working at Page Six, which means my Dish and Did You Hear stories will be PIPING hot with all the latest gossip. It’s still insane to me that my brother is a doctor and it’s my job to stalk Countess LuAnn, but I’m not complaining. On top of that I’ve been busy recording my podcast with Betches and getting ready for my BEYONCÉ THEMED SHOW at Union Hall on July 25th. Buy tickets! I did it in Philly and can I just say, we got silly. I’ll stop rhyming now because it’s time to round up some of the craziest stories of the week!
Jennifer Lopez Loses Power at Concert. If you didn’t hear, New York City had a little blackout moment this weekend (which happens to the best of us). I was actually on a subway when it happened and thankfully was able to get off of it immediately because if I was stuck underground without water, wine, and Thai food — the entire state of New York would be hearing from my lawyer. After I found one on Craigslist. While my night was relatively normal after the blackout, people at Madison Square Garden had some more issues. JLo was performing that night and the power fully gave out on her — and something tells me she’s not a girl who just needs a guitar and can sing “Waiting For Tonight” acoustically. Everyone had to evacuate and she’s planning on rescheduling it, so who’s coming with me? Read more here.
ScarJo Makes Another “Uh Oh”. Another day, another controversy that Scarlett Johansson falls into. Seriously, who is letting her talk and talk roles she shouldn’t and… do all the things she does. This time, it’s a double whammy, because she’s under fire for an interview where she said she should be allowed to “play any role, even a tree”. Which, sure, I was one in my high school production of Into the Woods, but I think people were more so mad that you were playing trans characters and characters of colors. Nature doesn’t give a shit. Her (and her publicists) are saying it was all misquoted, but I’m not so sure. Read up about it here.
Keep All Dogs Away From Jenelle Evans. Teen Mom is my blindspot. I know so little about it besides the fact that I feel like it would just make me feel so good about myself. On second thought, I might binge all of it. Well, I would if it didn’t seem like everyone on the show was The Full Worst — especially Jenelle Evans, who apparently has either killed a dog, lied about killing a dog, or lied about having a dog? She just got two new puppies and all I have to say is TAKE THEM AWAY FROM HER THIS INSTANCE I WILL PET THEM. Read up on her and this scandal.
Royalty Met Royalty: AKA, Meghan and Beyoncé. While the movie hasn’t been getting the best reviews, the press junkets leading up to The Lion King has been shattering the Internet. Most recently? Meghan Markle and Prince Harry meeting Bey and Jay. I mean, talk about true powerhouses getting together. I can only imagine what they talked about… tea, when Suits was coming to On Demand, other kinds of tea… regardless, the pictures were awesome. Take a look at them here.