Phew! Richard Simmons has responded to claims that he’s being held hostage in his home by an alleged witch-maid by telling both Today and Entertainment Tonight that he is not being held hostage in his home by an alleged witch-maid.

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In a phone interview with Savannah Guthrie, Simmons told fans to stop sweatin’ to the gossip, saying:

“No one is holding me in my house as a hostage. You know, I do what I want to do as I’ve always done so people should sort of just believe what I have to say because like I’m Richard Simmons!”

As for Teresa Reveles, the maid accused of practicing “black magic,” Simmons added:

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“That’s just very silly. Teresa Reveles has been with me for 30 years. It’s almost like we’re a married couple . . . I just sort of wanted to be a loner for a while.”

Because one statement is not enough when it comes to allegations of this nature (by which I mean allegations about being held hostage in one’s own home by a witch-maid), Simmons also gave this statement to Entertainment Tonight:

“I am not kidnapped, I am just in my house right now. No one should be worried about me. The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me.”

Simmons went on to say he loves his worried fans “with all [his] heart.”

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[Us Weekly]


Zendaya and Julie Klausner are feuding? (Is it possible to write that without a question mark? Let me try again.) Zendaya and Julie Klausner are feuding? (Yep, that sentence rejected the period and added a question mark.)

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Anyway, Julie v. Zendaya has become the third nonsensical celebrity feud (after Dustin v. Sam and Bette v. Kim) of 2016, and it all began during the Kids’ Choice Awards? (Oh look, another question mark!) Klausner, star of Hulu’s Difficult People, referenced Giuliana Rancic’s 2015 comments about Zendaya’s hair by tweeting:

Later, Zendaya saw the tweet and responded:

Klausner’s mentions were soon flooded by angry tweets from Zendaya fans and people who were offended by her tweets, including Roxane Gay.

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It ended here:

And now I’m exhausted.


Here’s Sally Field telling Andy Cohen that she dumped Johnny Carson by faking a mental breakdown, which is apparently the most effective way to dump Johnny Carson.

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  • All Charlie Puth wants is for Justin Bieber to fuck off. [People]
  • All Madonna wants is for someone to fuck her. [Page Six]
  • All Yolanda Foster wants is David Foster. [Radar Online]
  • All Mariah Carey’s siblings want is her attention. [Radar Online]
  • All Gwen Stefani wants is a livestream of the Kids’ Choice Awards. [Us Weekly]

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