Yesterday, in an interview in Sports Illustrated, Alex Rodriguez (Mr. Jennifer Lopez) shared his “Met Gala gossip.” He sat between Idris Elba and Donatella Versace, so you’d expect he’d have something good! But it was Kylie Jenner, from across the table, that caught his attention. As he recounts, “We had a great table. We had Kylie [Jenner] and Kendall [Jenner]. Kylie was talking about Instagram and her lipstick, and how rich she is.” It was an interesting anecdote, if not expected and slightly boring, until Kylie Jenner caught wind and responded with a “clapback.”
I can only imagine the phone call between their camps, because within an hour Alex Rodriguez issued the most deranged retraction I’ve seen since John Cusack blamed his failures on anti-Semitic bot hackers (last week!).
Some followup questions: What was the threat that sent Alex Rodriguez running? Did Kris Jenner place a call to NBC-Comcast-Universal and turn the heat up on the World of Dance stage? Did she threaten to leave negative reviews on his Shark Tank product’s Amazon listings? Is Alex Rodriguez keeping a secret from that night, and only Kylie Jenner knows the truth? Will an I Know What You Did Last Summer reboot starring the two debut in theaters early next spring? The further I look, the more this conspiracy spins wildly out of control! Thank god that we can tune in to Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s after their brief summer break for a heavily-redacted, overly-produced version of events that neatly places the blame on anyone but themselves!
A new lawsuit has been filed against the Church of Scientology by a woman anonymously described as Jane Doe. As Us Weekly reports,
Jane Doe, who’s believed to be around age 40, is suing the church [...] for kidnapping, stalking, human trafficking, false imprisonment, libel, slander, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. “The Church of Scientology presents a facade to the outside world to disguise what, in reality, is nothing more than a cult built on mind control,” the lawsuit alleges.
The notoriously elusive church, which would never let a lawsuit like this lead a news cycle, has been quick to respond: “We are confident the lawsuit will fail. The church will vigorously defend itself against these unfounded allegations.” And as is expected of Us Weekly, the “reporting” quickly devolves into speculation on what the many celebrities who still attend the church might know.
It’s an interesting, if not slightly horrifying, train of thought. Consider: members like Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kelly Preston have kept their personal lives (and affiliations with the church) tightly under wraps. If the suit moves forward, it’s possible that they’d testify in court considering their high rankings. (A source even claims that Tom Cruise is David Miscavige’s “right hand man” and “brother in belief.”) Regardless, I’ll be waiting on more definitive filings from both parties as the suit unfolds. And, if anything, the next season of Leah Remini’s Scientology and the Aftermath will surely be illuminating.
Here is a photo of Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw as Sarah Jessica Parker, standing with the “must be seen to believed” Hudson Yards.
- Heather McDonald, host of “Juicy Scoop,” is being sued by Alexis Bellino’s ex-husband. [The Blast]
- Mary J. Blige is grateful. [People]
- Emma Stone slipped on a floor. [Just Jared]
- Reese Witherspoon is now a land baroness. [Page Six]
- Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about her “depleted” years with Will Smith. [People]
- The Hills: New Beginnings is already off to a rocky start. [Us Weekly]