February 26, 2020
The highly anticipated studio album from global K-Pop sensation BTS, ‘Map of the Soul: 7,’ is finally here! Our resident K-Pop fans are joined by Ikran Dahir from BuzzFeed News to review the album in its entirety. (Spoiler: We loved it.) Host: Kate Halliwell Guests: Ikran Dahir, Isaac Lee
February 25, 2020
Megxit is getting exhausting: Harry and Meghan have reportedly given up their royal titles and may be moving to Malibu (1:50). Meanwhile, Gigi Hadid took to Twitter to defend her boyfriend, Zayn, against the YouTuber Jake Paul (13:40). Taylor Swift and her boyfriend, Joe Alywn, celebrated his birthday with a copy of ‘A Month in the Country’ in tow (21:30), and Ben Affleck tries honesty in a New York Times profile (28:00). Plus, stars showed up in Los Angeles this week to commemorate the life of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and the seven other people who died in a helicopter crash last month (34:00). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
February 21, 2020
Ben Affleck was profiled in The New York Times this week and we're officially thinking this might be his comeback year (1:26). We revisit the ensemble movie 'Valentine's Day' 10 years later (18:16). Chris Pratt, please stop leaving a trail of napkins around your house (35:08). And does Robert Pattinson actually smell like crayons (40:54)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
February 20, 2020
In the first episode of our ‘Survivor’ recap podcast, we run through the biggest story lines and moments of Season 40, Episode 2 (2:23). Then we explain the role of the “Social Butterfly” in the game (44:37) before handing out awards for Best Move, Worst Move, and Front-runner (51:03). Host: Riley McAtee Guest: Mallory Rubin
February 18, 2020
Jeff Bezos is officially an Angeleno after purchasing a $165 million home from none other than David Geffen. The purchase continues his supercharged midlife crisis (3:05). We have mixed feelings about Harry and Meghan’s new non-royal lifestyle (8:19). Somehow Justin Bieber’s new YouTube series was viewed by 800 million people in just 24 hours (20:12). Plus: Adele’s album news (16:18) and some celebrity sightings (27:32). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
February 14, 2020
'Tea Time' got the chance to see a few Quibis before the streaming service launches and we have some thoughts (1:35). 'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You' has us rethinking our love for Noah Centineo (15:01). Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are having a baby together (28:30), and if you inherited Cindy Crawford's face, why would you mess it up with a face tattoo (43:14)? Hosts: Kate Halliwell, Liz Kelly, and Amelia Wedemeyer
February 12, 2020
Though Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio were there, the 2020 Oscars lacked the star power of years past (1:33), and the most interesting part of the show was that DiCaprio’s girlfriend, Camila Morrone, wore a wedding dress (11:58). Plus: Tina Brown is working on a new book about the royal family (16:09), Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting blowback after attending a JP Morgan event (23:21), and Pitt and DiCaprio are definitely not doing late-night ceramics together (29:48). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
February 10, 2020
We break down all of the best celebrity moments from the 2020 Oscars, including the best and worst dressed from the evening (1:30), best reaction shots (20:09), and the highs and lows of the night (25:06). Hosts: Juliet Litman, Kate Halliwell, and Liz Kelly
February 7, 2020
Kylie Jenner threw her daughter Stormi a second birthday party and it was even more overdone than her first birthday party (1:19). We learned a lot from Jessica Simpson's new memoir, including some juicy tidbits about her relationship with John Mayer (16:06). Zendaya was spotted out in public with her boyfriend Jacob Elordi for the first time and that led us to some questions about their height difference (26:55), and believe it or not, there was an actual celebrity on 'The Masked Singer' (33:57). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
February 5, 2020
With four Grammys and a Vogue cover, Billie Eilish is definitely having a moment, but who is her fan base made up of (5:36)? We check in with Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez (12:03). Please, we need to know who is writing Brad Pitt's awards speeches (18:27), and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's interior design choices continue to baffle (23:29). Read the New York Times article about Jeff Bezos here. Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
January 31, 2020
'The Masked Singer' Season 2 ended just one month ago, which means it's already time for 'The Masked Singer' Season 3, this time with even more costumes (1:25). The "Dolly Parton Challenge" is the worst meme of 2020 so far (10:14). We make some predictions for the Super Bowl, i.e., which songs Jennifer Lopez will sing and what the best and worst commercials will be (16:46). And we need to know: Is Billie Eilish's brother, Finneas, the most successful 'Glee' cast member (36:44)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
January 29, 2020
Jam Session is coming to you live from the Sundance Film Festival. Amanda and Juliet talk about some exciting celebrities they have seen while in Park City (1:38) before diving into everything 'Miss Americana' reveals (9:07) and doesn't reveal about Taylor Swift (27:47). Then, Juliet sits down with Lana Wilson, the director of 'Miss Americana,' to talk about her process for creating the biopic (42:24). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Lana Wilson
January 27, 2020
Chen of nine-piece K-pop boyband EXO surprised many fans by announcing that he is engaged and that his fiancée is pregnant. Hyun-su Yim of The Korean Herald joins to discuss the unprecedented controversy between the two EXO fandom factions (0:34). Plus: the Produce 101 scandal, a potential Big Hit–Pledis acquisition, power couple Heechul and Momo, and February comeback watch (18:31). Host: Kate Halliwell Guests: Hyun-su Yim, Isaac Lee
January 24, 2020
Gwyneth Paltrow's new show 'Goop Lab' is out on Netflix and 'Tea Time' went deep on their favorite episodes and its weirdest wellness methods (1:15). Stavros Niarchos got married and Amelia is here to tell you who exactly Niarchos is (9:40). Halsey is having a tough week after she accidentally called for the collapse of One World Trade Center (18:40), and would you want someone to surprise you with a house (26:01)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
January 22, 2020
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt set the internet on fire on Sunday night when they were photographed together at the SAG awards (1:17). Rihanna and Hassan Jameel broke up and she was spotted in New York City with Drake shortly after (13:43). Someone watching Adele’s YouTube page noticed that she posted a new video and then immediately made it private (15:12), and a perfect Daily Mail wedding (18:57). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
January 20, 2020
The royal family announced over the weekend that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be stepping back from royal duties completely and renouncing their HRH titles. So what happens now? Juliet and Amanda break down what this means for the royal family (2:24), Harry's statement (24:57), and what comes next for the couple (37:26). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
January 17, 2020
Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue came out this week and two of the three celebrities featured on the cover did not get nominated for Oscars (1:15). The Jonas Brothers recreated the iconic "don't be rude" scene from 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians,' and honestly we would have liked to have seen a little bit more effort (6:01). Jessie J and Channing Tatum might be getting back together, which means Amelia's prediction could still come true (14:48). And are Ugg boots making a comeback (31:15)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
January 15, 2020
With BTS’s much anticipated album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ on the horizon, we celebrate the iconic K-pop boy band’s discography thus far by offering up our personal top five songs and music videos with the help of ‘BTS: The Review’ author Youngdae Kim. Host: Kate Halliwell Guests: Youngdae Kim and Isaac Lee
January 13, 2020
Following Monday’s royal summit, we take a look at the queen’s statement (00:45), the financial fallout for Meghan and Harry (07:30), Prince William’s statement via his friend (07:30), Harry’s awkward interaction with Bob Iger that may have led to Meghan’s Disney voice-over contract (18:15), who knew before Buckingham Palace (24:45), and the astounding differences in press coverage between Kate and Meghan (32:45). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins Check out the Buzzfeed article here.
January 10, 2020
Gwyneth Paltrow has a new wellness show coming to Netflix that looks … interesting (1:19). People have a lot of questions about the way Kim Kardashian stores her food after she took an Instagram video showing off her liquids fridge (8:16). The 'Tea Time' streaming recommendations for January include a lot of stuff you should probably not watch (24:59), and who's a weirder couple, Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara or Elon Musk and Grimes (37:54)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
January 8, 2020
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced online that they will “step back” from the royal family. We break down how their role in the public eye will change, how the ways in which they make money will change, how media will cover them, and more on this emergency episode. Disclaimer: The first half of this podcast was recorded before Buckingham Palace released a response. Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
January 8, 2020
Adele was spotted in Anguilla with Harry Styles and James Corden and while some think that Adele and Styles are dating, we think she's blowing off steam before she releases her next album (4:30). After being photographed together in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bill Hader and Rachel Bilson made their couple debut on the red carpet of the Golden Globes (12:36). Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio made an appearance on Marc Maron's podcast (15:49), and Steven Soderbergh released his media consumption diary for 2019 (24:03). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
January 6, 2020
Join Juliet Litman, Kate Halliwell, Liz Kelly, and Amelia Wedemeyer as they break down all of their favorite celebrity moments from this year’s Golden Globes Awards. They talk about the best (1:31) and worst dressed (11:05), their favorite speeches (30:38), and the most uncomfortable Ricky Gervais jokes (46:08). Host: Juliet Litman Guests: Kate Halliwell, Liz Kelly, and Amelia Wedemeyer
January 3, 2020
We go over the best and worst celebrity relationship news that came out over the holidays (1:17). In the first few days of 2020, social media has already gifted us a debate about the best seat on the subway and a 'Project Runway' contestant shading Karlie Kloss (15:35). Zac Efron was actually almost killed on his Quibi show, 'Killing Zac Efron' (34:18), and is Josh Duhamel getting paid too much to be the face of North Dakota (45:25)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
December 30, 2019
We reflect back on some of our favorite celebrity moments of the 2010s, including moments we can't believe happened this decade (3:47), our top-five favorite moments (16:50), and what we're ready to leave behind as we enter the 2020s (42:59). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
December 27, 2019
We review some of our favorite pop culture moments from 2019, including the best memes (1:12) and the best celebrity moments (16:58). Then, we make some outlandish celebrity predictions for 2020, including which celebrity couples will stay together and which will call it quits (27:37) and who's poised to make the biggest comeback in the new year (31:40). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
December 23, 2019
We take a look back at the most significant celebrity moments of 2019, including our top five favorite of the year (15:01), honorable mentions (35:44), and what we would like to leave behind in 2019 (37:06). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
December 20, 2019
The trailer for 'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You' was released this week and we must admit that Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky is still great (1:20). Mary Kate and Ashley wishing Ashley Benson a happy birthday might be the weirdest video of 2019 (6:28). A lightning round of holiday traditions along with a special Christmas gift from Liz (19:07). Plus: Step aside, Kumail Nanjiani, there's another jacked Marvel star we need to talk about (32:16). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
December 18, 2019
Diddy had a 50th birthday blowout bash (two months after his birthday) and gave us a lot of great celebrity content along with it (0:38). Emma Watson has been mysteriously missing from the 'Little Women' press tour (12:18). Kate Middleton was caught on camera shrugging off Prince William's touch during a Mary Berry Christmas special (19:14), and Billy Eichner's 'Billy on the Street' with Mariah Carey reminds us that the pop superstar is actually underrated at this point (26:07). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
December 16, 2019
It’s the holiday season and so we’re ranking Christmas music. Amanda Dobbins, Kate Halliwell, and Andrew Gruttadaro each give their top five favorite Christmas songs (1:00). They talk about favorites like “Please Come Home for Christmas” (8:44), “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (17:32), and “The Nutcracker Suite” (24:42). Hosts: Amanda Dobbins, Kate Halliwell, and Andrew Gruttadaro
December 13, 2019
Both the Golden Globe and the SAG Awards nominations were announced this week, so we check in on awards season, but mostly J.Lo’s campaign for her Oscar (1:16). Chrissy Teigen did a Twitter Q&A and we learned a few things about life as a celebrity (9:57). We take a look back at 30 years of Kardashian Christmas parties (25:01), and congratulations to Joaquin Phoenix for being named PETA’s person of the year (31:51). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
December 11, 2019
Greta Gerwig graced the cover of Vogue, and we learned more about her relationship with Noah Baumbach as well as our relationship to celebrities we admire (6:32). Brad Pitt gave an interview to The New York Times Magazine and didn't reveal much other than that he had a lot of fun in the '90s (19:22), and Hugh Grant is waging an anti-Brexit campaign and looking hot while doing so (23:09). Lastly, our theory that celebrities put their homes in Architectural Digest to raise the value before they sell them is proven correct (26:55). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
December 11, 2019
Not to be left behind by Hallmark and Lifetime, Netflix is cranking out their own “so bad they’re good” original Christmas movies. We hand out awards for "Most Problematic Netflix Christmas Original" (4:57), "Hottest Santa" (18:51), "Best Winter Outerwear" (23:31), and the definitive best Netflix original Christmas movie (34:21). Host: Kate Halliwell Guests: Jordan Ligons and Miles Surrey Read Miles on ‘A Christmas Prince’ here.
December 6, 2019
Another year, another nonsensical Forbes 30 Under 30 list. We break it down (1:09). Jason Derulo got in trouble with Instagram for posting a revealing photo of himself on the app (9:37). It's been 10 years since 'Jersey Shore' premiered; we reminisce on some of our favorite moments and catchphrases from the show (25:57). Plus, an extremely robust "Not Worth the Tea" category (34:24). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
December 4, 2019
In a viral celebrity moment, Dakota Johnson appeared on 'The Ellen Show' and called out Ellen for not attending her birthday party (1:02). Matt Smith and Lily James may or not have broken up and he may or may not be dating his 'Crown' costar Claire Foy now (5:33). Plus: Our first-ever official 'Jam Session' Holiday Gift Guide (11:03). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
November 30, 2019
Zoe Simmons, 14, and Liz Kelly, 25, team up to discuss their unique perspectives on teen culture in 2019, including: Disney+ as an addition to the streaming rotation, YouTubers branching out, new Christmas movies, avoiding awkward conversations at the Thanksgiving table, and more! Hosts: Liz Kelly and Zoe Simmons
November 26, 2019
For the first time ever, 'Tea Time' is opening up the mailbag to answer listener questions. We talk about who would be our dream guest for the show (7:19), our favorite celebrity couples of all time (18:02), what celebrity we would like to give a social media tutorial to (26:43), and which animals will have viral moments in 2020 (34:02). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
November 26, 2019
Prince Andrew is officially stepping away from all of his royal duties after a disastrous interview with the BBC about his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein (1:13). Justin Timberlake was caught by the tabloids holding hands with his co-star Alisha Wainwright in New Orleans (14:32). Brad Pitt is being continuously spotted out and about in Los Angeles with Alia Shawkat, this time at a Kanye West concert at the Hollywood Bowl (16:46). Plus, in her memoir, ‘My Life So Far,’ Jane Fonda takes us through her years of activism and celebrity relationships (22:36). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
November 22, 2019
The full trailer for 'Cats' has been released and somehow it's even worse than the first one (1:13). Brad Pitt and Alia Shawkat are not dating and other fake celebrity relationship news (15:41). Zac Efron will have a survival show on the streaming service Quibi called 'Killing Zac Efron' (28:26), and could we have made a better 'Charlie's Angels' movie (37:57)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
November 20, 2019
In a disastrous interview with the BBC last weekend, Prince Andrew attempted to defend his relationship with Jeffery Epstein. We break down the interview and what it means for the future of the royal family (1:19). Taylor Swift is once again feuding with Scooter Braun about whether or not she can perform some of her songs at the American Music Awards (16:59). Plus: Serena Williams is an Instagram influencer now (29:09) and David Harbour's New York loft that is actually one floor of a brownstone (33:48). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
November 19, 2019
The Official Post–One Direction Power Rankings | Ringer Dish It’s been eight years since One Direction released their first album and four years since the band split up. We evaluate how successful each member of the boy band has been in pursuing a solo career—taking into account the music they have released, their personal life, and their social media presence. Host: Kate Halliwell Guests: Amelia Wedemeyer and Juliet Litman
November 15, 2019
John Legend is this year's People's Sexiest Man, and people on Twitter, mostly Barbara Corcoran, had some thoughts (1:27). Please don't ever propose to us the way the Fat Jew proposed to his wife (15:16). The Goop Gift Guide is finally here, and some ideas include a trip to space and a $16,000 caviar bar (22:08). Plus, where is Jennifer Lopez putting all these candles that she spends $4,000 a month on (33:57)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
November 13, 2019
We saw ‘Last Christmas’ last week and have a lot of thoughts, mostly about where Emilia Clarke’s career is supposed to go after this (1:00). ‘The Crown’ is back on Sunday with Olivia Colman as the Queen of England (16:04), and when will the Phoebe Waller-Bridge fever end (19:04)? Plus: another edition of Wish Them Well (26:37) and some personal recommendations (27:56). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
November 11, 2019
A safe space to air our feelings about ‘Love Actually,’ including why this movie is actually good (1:33), how Hugh Grant’s character caused Brexit (12:26), some feelings about the sign guy (21:11), and the only pure story line of the movie (32:42). Host: Juliet Litman Guests: Jordan Ligons, Amanda Dobbins, Andrew Gruttadaro, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
November 8, 2019
The hottest new celebrity invite is to get arrested with Jane Fonda while protesting climate change (1:25). Matthew McConaughey joined Instagram with an extremely strange video (7:56). Why Emma Watson being "self-partnered" is actually a good thing (17:10), and 10 questions about Katy Perry's 35th birthday celebration (30:07). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
November 6, 2019
'The Morning Show' is here and Billy Crudup is back in our lives and also apparently dating Naomi Watts (1:39). The internet went wild this week when Keanu Reeves showed up to a gala with a woman only nine years his junior (16:24). Demi Moore is still out here promoting her book and talking about her past relationship with Ashton Kutcher (22:01), and we introduce a brand-new segment (38:48)! Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
November 4, 2019
We track Jennifer Aniston’s career and celebrity life from her breakout role as Rachel on ‘Friends’ (2:18), to her marriage and divorce from Brad Pitt (15:36), to her new role on ‘The Morning Show,’ her first foray into prestige TV (28:23). Hosts: Amanda Dobbins and Andrew Gruttadaro
November 1, 2019
It's November, which means it's officially Christmas season and also time for Vanessa Hudgens to star in another Netflix Christmas movie (2:55). Congratulations to Bill Murray on his new job at the P.F. Chang's in the Atlanta airport (10:30). The Casamigos Halloween party no longer attracts A-list celebrities and honestly we're devastated (11:27), and our favorite celebrity Halloween costumes (15:29). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
October 30, 2019
Carly Simon wrote a memoir about her friendship with Jackie Kennedy that is actually just a memoir about being friends with famous people (1:08). Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s 'Vanity Fair' cover discusses being a celebrity in the age of Trump (19:13) and Instagram (27:38). Gabrielle Union has won Halloween so everyone else can stop trying now (35:40), and it’s officially Knicks' celebrity row season (38:28). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
October 28, 2019
After many false alarms, Kanye West’s newest album, ‘Jesus Is King,’ dropped on Friday. We talk about the rollout of the album (3:12), how the last three years of West’s career have brought us to this point (11:56), and what could be next for the rapper (31:35). Hosts: Donnie Kwak and Andrew Gruttadaro
October 25, 2019
Cody Simpson apparently used to date Lindsay Lohan's younger sister, and Lohan had a few words to say about that on Instagram this week (3:34). Mike Posner's completing his walk across America was the only pure thing to happen on social media this week (6:25). Pete Davidson was seen having lunch with 18-year-old model Kaia Gerber (13:18), and why is Christian Bale's son nicknamed "Burrito" (24:38)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
October 21, 2019
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed a lot about themselves in an hourlong TV documentary that premiered on Sunday night (1:00); the movie was ostensibly about their tour through Africa but really about how the couple feels about the British press (8:04). Jennifer Lawrence got married to art gallerist Cooke Maroney over the weekend and their guest list was truly star-studded (24:42). Plus, Jake Gyllenhaal might officially be our favorite New York celebrity (34:40). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
October 18, 2019
It’s October, but that hasn’t stopped Netflix from hyping its Christmas movie lineup (even though it did nothing to promote ‘Tall Girl’) (1:22). Meanwhile, over on social media, Apple+ may or may not have forced Jennifer Aniston to join Instagram, and Kylie Jenner’s melodious wakeup song for Stormi is the alarm we deserve in 2019 (6:30). Then we investigate BULKING SZN, reflect on Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann’s screaming match outside Katsuya, and ask whether we’re living in an ‘Oliver Twist’ fever dream starring Rita Ora (17:50). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, Amelia Wedemeyer
October 16, 2019
‘Succession’ wrapped up its second season with an episode almost entirely set on a massive yacht, and the war of the WAGs saga between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney continues (0:30). Then, David Harbour of 'Stranger Things' fame is reportedly dating Lilly Allen, and a reporter for Vogue showed up to interview Rihanna with no questions (20:15). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
October 14, 2019
Self-dubbed “The Avengers of K-pop,” SM Entertainment’s supergroup SuperM made their grand debut in North America last week. We discuss the team’s composition, the controversy around its formation, the history of Korean artists venturing into the American market, and the music of SuperM. Host: Kate Halliwell Guests: Isaac Lee, Donnie Kwak
October 11, 2019
Bindi Irwin is set to walk down the aisle with a koala, and Justin Bieber decides it’s a great idea to make fun of Taylor Swift’s post-surgery video. This week’s biggest relationship news involves two former Disney Channel stars: Miley Cyrus, who was caught making out with probable ‘Masked Singer Australia’ contestant Cody Simpson, and Bella Thorne, who has found herself in another throuple. And finally, what the heck is ‘The Ranch’ and how can we never hear about it again? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
October 9, 2019
We provide context and details on what's going on between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy, break down Rooney’s account that Vardy is leaking her private stories to tabloids via Instagram, and examine Rooney’s investigatory work. Host: Amanda Dobbins Guest: Chris Ryan, Kate Lloyd
October 9, 2019
An image of Ellen and George W. Bush at the Packers-Cowboys game spread around Twitter this weekend, prompting Ellen to address her friendship with the former president on her show. Plus, the “Are they dating?” frenzy around Ben Affleck being seen in public with Laurene Powell Jobs, and an ode to the Instagram activity feed function. Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
October 4, 2019
When a YouTuber crashed the Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week, it was Gigi Hadid who forced her off the runway (1:21). A photo of Post Malone getting flashed at his concert is going viral and of course being memed (7:50). Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have split (13:33), and why won't celebrities just tell us their real skin care routines (29:13)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
October 2, 2019
Meghan Markle is suing the British tabloid Mail on Sunday for publishing a letter she wrote to her father. Prince Harry issued a scathing statement comparing the British tabloid press’s treatment of Markle to that of his mother, Princess Diana (1:04). Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber had a second wedding in South Carolina on Monday night and we have some questions (14:00). Adele may be dating the British grime rapper Skepta (25:28). Plus: October reading recommendations (41:25). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
September 27, 2019
Diplo hacked into the Jonas Brothers' social media accounts for the most obvious PR stunt ever (10:16). Lana Del Rey is dating a celebrity police officer and Brad Pitt is definitely not dating a jewelry designer (14:55). Fantasy football expert Danny Heifetz joins the show to answer some questions about the Avengers fantasy football league (20:19), and unfortunately we must ask this question: Is it toe-sucking fall (34:04)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer Guest: Danny Heifetz
September 25, 2019
A video of Jennifer Lopez closing the Versace fashion show in the iconic green dress went viral last week for all of the right reasons (1:00). Misha Nonoo, fashion designer and noted friend of Meghan Markle, got married in Rome over the weekend. The guest list included Gayle King, Karlie Kloss, and Paul McCartney (13:55). For reasons unbeknownst to us, Jennifer Lawrence has published her wedding registry on (22:30). Plus, celebrity real estate corner (29:46). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
September 23, 2019
We rank our highs and lows of the 2019 Emmy Awards including the fashion hits and misses (1:30), Phoebe Waller Bridge beating out Julia Louis-Dreyfus for outstanding lead actress in a comedic series (6:09), the in-memoriam segment featuring Halsey (20:07), and Juliet accidentally spoiling ‘Last Christmas’ for Amanda (38:04). Hosts: Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and Kate Halliwell
September 20, 2019
Felicity Huffman was sentenced to two weeks in jail for her role in the Varsity Blues scandal. We try to figure out how she'll spend her time while she's there (1:31). It's 2019 and Sharpay from 'High School Musical' is finally getting her due (8:29). Summer is over and celebrities are debuting some questionable looks for fall (26:29), and how does Victoria Beckham consume four avocados a day (36:51)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
September 18, 2019
Brad Pitt is GQ's October cover star and the magazine's senior staff writer Zach Baron joins the show to tell us what it was like to profile the actor. We talk about Pitt's inability to take a bad photo (2:26), his transformation as an actor throughout the years (21:15), and his love of sculpting (34:51). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Zach Baron
September 17, 2019
Who is Caroline Calloway and why did media Twitter light up after her former friend published an essay saying that she cowrote Calloway’s Instagram captions (1:13)? New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz joins the show to discuss this and more, including how we turn scammers into celebrities (21:34). Host: Alyssa Bereznak Guest: Taylor Lorenz Read Natalie Beach’s essay in The Cut here.
September 14, 2019
You heard it here first—Jennifer Lopez will win an Oscar for her role in 'Hustlers' (1:50). Kobe Bryant may be the worst person to coach a fourth-grade girls basketball team (7:41). Joaquin Phoenix has an extremely weird pet name for Rooney Mara (22:40), and why did Hailey Bieber get "lover" tattooed on her neck (26:47)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
September 11, 2019
Photos of Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp making out on a yacht in Venice went viral last week (1:14). Celebrities are turning out for New York Fashion Week and you can watch it all through Instagram (11:19). Plus: congratulations to Jenny Slate on her engagement (26:55) and a Varsity Blues check-in (33:43). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
September 10, 2019
It’s the most important month of the year for magazines and we honor that by giving a brief history of the September issue (1:01), picking our favorite September covers and interviews from this year (7:33), and discussing what the future of these covers looks like in the unsteady industry of print journalism (38:09). Hosts: Amanda Dobbins, Juliet Litman, and Alyssa Bereznak
September 6, 2019
Jeremy Renner's app was shut down this week after issues with trolls. Where do Rennerheads go from here (1:22)? We dive into Scarlett Johansson's storied past of putting her foot in her mouth (14:02). Please don't try Bella Thorne's skin-care routine at home (30:00), and previewing the Hallmark Christmas movie lineup (35:15). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
September 4, 2019
Justin Bieber took to Instagram over the weekend to share what it's like to grow up as a child star (1:00). None other than Brad Pitt showed up at Kanye's Sunday Service in Los Angeles (15:28). Ellie Goulding held a very royal adjacent wedding in London (20:58), and Pete Davidson and Margaret Qualley are Hollywood's newest couple (29:53). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
September 2, 2019
We celebrate the end of summer by handing out some awards to our favorite celebrities, including Biggest Comeback (3:03), Best Yacht Photo (10:12), Most Surprising Couple (19:18), and Winner of the Summer (45:22). Host: Amanda Dobbins Guests: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer
August 30, 2019
Our favorite moments from the VMAs include John Travolta's not knowing who Taylor Swift is and Alyson Stoner's dance routine (1:33). Justin Bieber has adopted a cat and already is creating cringe-worthy content around it (8:29). Martha Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow may have beef and we don't know whose side to be on (21:20), and is Matthew McConaughey going to be a good college professor (35:49)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
August 29, 2019
Zoe Simmons, 14, and Liz Kelly, 25, team up to discuss their unique perspective on teen culture in 2019, including: 'Jane The Virgin', MTV, 2000s TV reboots, the stereotypical teenage girl's room, upcoming movies, Taylor Swift's new album, starting high school, when your dad meets your boyfriend, and more!
August 27, 2019
The VMAs are not what they used to be, but we still got some good moments in the form of the Hadid sisters and Lizzo (1:00). Harry Styles is on the cover of Rolling Stone this month and continues to be extremely charming (13:51). Meghan Markle is once again facing backlash, this time for using a private jet (21:30). Plus: summer streaming recommendations (27:20). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
August 26, 2019
‘Lover’ is better than ‘Reputation,’ and that’s really all we can ask for. We break down our favorite and least favorite songs of the album, do some close reading of “Forgot That You Existed” and “London Boy,” and pick the six songs we’d cut from the album. Host: Juliet Litman Guests: Amanda Dobbins and Andrew Gruttadaro
August 23, 2019
Taylor Swift's newest album, 'Lover,' was released on Friday and spoiler alert: it's good (0:30). Julia Roberts, Rob Lowe, and Tom Holland were among the celebrities that got duped by an Instagram hoax (14:24). Why are so many celebrities so bad a Photoshopping their Instagram photos (20:50)? Plus: 'The Bachelor' vs. '90 Day Fiancé' (30:41). Hosts: Kate Halliwell, Amelia Wedemeyer, and Jordan Ligons
August 21, 2019
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are splitting up and now Brody Jenner’s ex Kaitlynn Carter is involved (1:37). The timeline for Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx’s breakup is very strange (13:51). In celebration of his 60th birthday, Magic Johnson released lists of his favorite movies, R&B artists, and more (19:29). Plus: our favorite books we’ve read this summer (33:32). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
August 19, 2019
Taylor Swift's newest album, 'Lover,' drops August 23. Here's everything you need to know about her before then, including: the singles from the album she's released so far (1:31), potential relationships she might allude to (23:27), and what 'Lover' has to do to revive her image and career (35:16). Host: Kate Halliwell Guests: Liz Kelly and Amelia Wedemeyer
August 16, 2019
The 'Little Women' trailer debuted this week, which means Timothée Chalamet season is about to begin (1:19). Emily Ratajkowski may or may not be faking her armpit hair on the cover of Harper's Bazaar (7:11). We reflect on the beloved Netflix rom-com 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' one year after its premiere (27:42), and Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have split after eight months of marriage, which, for us, means love is dead (33:21). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
August 14, 2019
In another edition of Mystery Bag, we talk about where the 'Crazy Rich Asians' cast is one year after the movie was released (1:00), where celebrities choose to live in Los Angeles (30:44), and bucket hats as a trend (35:41). Plus: an updated summer reading list (42:28). Host: Amanda Dobbins Guest: Donnie Kwak
August 12, 2019
Inspired by the 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time list that set Twitter on fire last week, we set out to craft our own list: the 50 Greatest Celebrities of All Time. Picks include: Michelle Obama (19:10), Will Smith (32:28), and Oprah (53:29). Host: Amanda Dobbins Guests: Kate Halliwell and Andrew Gruttadaro
August 9, 2019
Taylor Swift on Vogue, 30-50 Feral Hogs on Twitter, and Rose Petals on Kylie Jenner's Floor | Tea Time Taylor Swift is the cover star of Vogue's September issue, and she teased some collaborations for her upcoming album (1:13). An explainer on all of the current drama happening in Bachelor Nation (12:43). We investigate celebrity siblings who live together (25:10), and who did Camila Morrone think she was standing next to at the HFPA Grants Banquet (30:10)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
August 7, 2019
Oprah and a gang of other influential people were spotted on David Geffen’s yacht last week which means yacht season is officially in full swing (1:15). We celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ (18:06). Plus, Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, and Cardi B are in this week’s Mystery Grab Bag (29:31). Host: Amanda Dobbins Guest: Justin Charity
August 5, 2019
Almost a decade after 'The Hills' ended, Heidi, Audrina, and Whitney are back along with a slate of new cast members in 'The Hills: New Beginnings.' We talk about why the original iteration of the show was such a phenomenon (5:07), the overarching sadness of the new version (14:03), and the losers (21:57) and winners of the show (43:07). Host: Amanda Dobbins Guests: Liz Kelly and Bill Simmons
August 2, 2019
Jordyn Woods and Kylie Jenner's friendship seems to be officially over (1:16), some August streaming recommendations from the 'Tea Time' crew (13:56), Keke Palmer seems to be everywhere these days (27:20), and the worst movies we've ever suffered through just because the actors and actresses were hot (42:12). Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
August 1, 2019
Zoe Simmons, 14, and Liz Kelly, 25, team up to discuss their unique perspective on teen culture in 2019, including: a Tik Tok explanation, SnapChat's resurgence, the "Storm Area 51" group, Kardashians, summer TV shows (SPOILERS) 'Dead to Me' and 'Stranger Things 3,' pop music, Sister Corner, and more! Hosts: Liz Kelly, Zoe Simmons
July 31, 2019
David Geffen was finally photographed on his yacht, ‘The Rising Sun,’ which means yacht season is in full swing (1:00). Meghan Markle guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue and received some blowback for it (7:53). Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez both had birthdays this week and commemorated them on social media (20:31), and Glen Powell really loves an American flag T-shirt (37:24). Host: Amanda Dobbins Guests: Kaya McMullen, Andrew Gruttadaro, and Kate Halliwell
July 30, 2019
It’s 1999 Music Week here at The Ringer, which means we’re taking you back to the event that defined music in 1999, the MTV Video Music Awards. We talk about Chris Rock’s opening monologue (10:24), Diana Ross jiggling Lil’ Kim’s boob (14:35), Paul McCartney mispronouncing Lauryn Hill’s name (17:03), and other iconic moments from the show. Host: Andrew Gruttadaro Guests: Kate Knibbs and Rob Harvilla
July 26, 2019
It's the dog days of summer, and so celebrity news outlets are really reaching for headlines (1:52). Gigi Hadid just followed 'Bachelorette' breakout star Tyler Cameron on Instagram, which means it's over for all of us (7:33). Tea Time's favorite vegan couple, Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara, are engaged (21:19), and how did a perfectly intact In-N-Out burger land on the streets of New York City (36:10)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Amelia Wedemeyer, and Jordan Ligons
July 24, 2019
A seemingly random group of celebrities showed up for the ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’ premiere, including Britney Spears and John Stamos (1:00). Bradley Cooper is enjoying his summer spent in New York City, but is in desperate need of a stylist (20:38). Plus, a Jake Gyllenhaal update, the ‘Cats’ trailer (30:54), and recipes that go viral on Instagram (45:47). Host: Amanda Dobbins Guest: Alison Herman
July 22, 2019
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are undoubtedly two of the most famous movie stars of a generation. We trace their careers, from Leo's run as a '90s teen heartthrob (3:10) to Brad Pitt's time as a leading man (26:27), and discuss where their careers have taken them these past five years (37:22). Host: Amanda Dobbins Guests: Kate Knibbs and Andrew Gruttadaro
July 19, 2019
We're just as terrified of the 'Cats' movie as you are, but very excited for 'Hustlers' (1:34). Pictures of your favorite celebrities looking like they had aged 50 years swept social media this week (11:27). Leonardo DiCaprio really doesn't want to talk about that 'Titanic' door controversy (31:04), and is beekeeping the latest Hollywood trend (35:34)? Hosts: Kate Halliwell, Amelia Wedemeyer, and Liz Kelly
July 17, 2019
Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon were spotted together on a yacht in Ibiza with their wives (1:00), Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the U.K. premier of ‘The Lion King’ last weekend (12:15), and a second edition of Wimbledon Watch 2019 (17:41). Plus, we play another round of “Mystery Grab Bag Celebrity News” (25:49). Host: Amanda Dobbins Guest: Andrew Gruttadaro
July 15, 2019
We rank our favorite up-and-coming celebrities in Hollywood (1:00) and break down what it means to have staying power in the industry (11:40). Plus, how important is social media presence for overall star power (24:06)? Host: Amanda Dobbins Guests: Kate Halliwell and Amelia Wedemeyer
July 12, 2019
Irina Shayk is on the cover of Harper's Bazaar this month and seems to be winning the breakup between her and Bradley Cooper (1:47). The USWNT is celebrating their World Cup win like only champions could (13:57). Zac Efron has a YouTube channel if you want to learn about how he got those abs (23:41), and how can we get a job as a "nostalgia consultant (28:17)? Hosts: Amelia Wedemeyer, Kate Halliwell, and Liz Kelly
July 10, 2019
Watching the U.S. Women’s National Team celebrate their World Cup win is just as fun as watching them play (1:00). Plus: Celebrities are in the stands to watch the Wimbledon tennis tournament (12:14), Celine Dion has been quietly killing it at Paris couture week (23:26), and Jake Gyllenhaal may or may not be running an Instagram account for his cat (29:17). Host: Amanda Dobbins Guest: Alyssa Bereznak
July 8, 2019
We dive deep into Cameo, the app that lets celebrities send you personalized messages (1:12). We take a look at the most expensive and least expensive celebrities to book (13:07), which celebrity is the most highly rated (21:10), and the weirdest celebrity "cameos" (28:14). Host: Liz Kelly Guests: Alyssa Bereznak and Amelia Wedemeyer
July 5, 2019
The Bottle Cap Challenge has taken over social media and our very own Liz Kelly attempts (7:24). Summer may be halfway over, but there are still several summer movies coming your way (16:00). We express our love and devotion to the U.S. women's national team (23:47), and who is best equipped to portray Elvis in an upcoming biopic (38:48)? Hosts: Liz Kelly, Kate Halliwell, and Amelia Wedemeyer
July 3, 2019
Four separate celebrity couples were married this past weekend: Zoë Kravitz and Karl Glusman (3:46), Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas (10:02), Katharine McPhee and David Foster (15:52), and Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor (19:48). Plus, some new additions to Celebrity Real Estate Corner (25:11). Hosts: Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins
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