Until this morning, I didn’t know it was possible for me to look up in the sky at any given moment and see a helicopter overhead with Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani inside drinking Coors Lights and doing awkward over-the-clothes stuff, but it is. And that repulses me.

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While chatting with Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night, Shelton revealed that he takes Stefani on “Bachelor-style helicopter dates” all the time. I know this because Kimmel asked him, “Do you take Gwen on Bachelor-style helicopter dates around the area?”

Shelton responded to that perfectly normal question by saying, “We do. We use that thing a lot. It gets a lot more use than you would think.”

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Doing that even once would qualify as “more than I would think”! SO yes, Blake. Taking a helicopter out for a romantic date so frequently that you casually refer to the helicopter as “that thing”—like it’s an old, rust-covered Ford F-150 that’s missing two hubcaps and a tailgate but still gets you from point A to point B most of the time—is unexpected to me.

He kept going:

“I don’t fly it. I don’t know how to fly it. So we use somebody else because in order to fly in it you need to be drinking. In order to be able to settle in and really enjoy, you gotta have some drinks and you shouldn’t be flying. Everybody knows you shouldn’t be drinking and flying.”

I mean...sure. I guess everybody does know that, even if they’ve never actively considered it. You got me there, Blake. By the way, please don’t ever tell a talk show host what goes on in the fantasy suite. My nightmares have been bad enough since the election.

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[Us Weekly]


The Today anchors played Never Have I Ever last night at the NBC holiday party. Unfortunately I couldn’t be there to witness it, but other people were, and one of them gabbed about the game to Page Six.

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Executive producer Don Nash later played “Never Have I Ever” with Guthrie and fellow anchors Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Carson Daly, Willie Geist, Tamron Hall, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford. “When asked if they had ‘ever been in handcuffs,’ all said they had, except for Guthrie,” a spy said.

Matt Lauer has been in handcuffs. Al Roker has been in handcuffs. Carson Daly has been in handcuffs. Tamron Hall has been in handcuffs. Hoda freaking Kotb has been in handcuffs! Kathie Lee GIFFORD of all people has been in handcuffs. But my king Willie Geist? Willie Geist has never been in handcuffs.

Is this amusing to anyone but me? Probably not.

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“Proud is a pitiful word to describe how I felt today.” - Blake Lively


  • These images, presumably taken with a Nokia 6230 from 1000 feet away and then enhanced using Photoshop 1.0, are some of the best paparazzi photos ever published. [Radar Online]
  • It’s like they always say, any food is sexy as long as you’re wearing a “thong 80s bodysuit.” [People]
  • How much is the ticket to get into Mariah Carey’s candy room? I’d pay $100. [Us Weekly]
  • Why is he so obsessed with getting her to admit this? [Celebitchy]
  • Amanda Bynes is looking good. [People]
  • RUN, CHRISTIE. [Page Six]