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Past articles by Claire:

Florida, Gulf of Mexico Brace for Stinking Seaweed Blob

A massive blob of seaweed is making its way toward Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexico, where it will lie on the beach and rot, producing a hideous egg stench and threatening tourism and local ecosystems alike. → Read More

A-Rod Is Writing His ‘BOOK’ on a Stack of Loose Letterhead

Alex Rodriguez is writing a ‘BOOK,’ or so we have gleaned from a photo he shared in mid-February of a stack of loose, A-Rod Corp.-branded letterhead propped up on his bare legs. Whether it will address his breakup with Jennifer Lopez is a mystery. → Read More

4 Americans Were Kidnapped While Seeking Cosmetic Surgery in Mexico

Four Americans were attacked by gunmen and kidnapped on March 3 after crossing into Matamoros, Mexico. One was reportedly getting a tummy tuck, and two have now been confirmed dead. → Read More

Will King Charles Invite Prince Harry to the Coronation?

King Charles III will be coronated on May 6, and post-Spare — which saw Prince Harry overshare in ways sympathetic, zany, and potentially hurtful — some have wondered whether his second son will make the guest list. Here’s what we know. → Read More

King Charles May Be ‘Evicting’ Harry and Meghan for Andrew

King Charles is said to be “evicting” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from Frogmore Cottage, which they lease, to make room for Prince Andrew, whose disastrous finances and damaged reputation make it hard for him to hold on to the Royal Lodge. → Read More

Tabloids Still Trying to Ship Gigi Hadid and Leo DiCaprio

The tabloids still seem intent on flinging Gigi Hadid and Leonardo DiCaprio together, reporting that they “met up for an intimate date” which was actually “a massive group dinner” for Edward Enninful. Kendall Jenner and Dakota Johnson also attended. → Read More

R. Kelly Has Been Sentenced to 20 Years for Sex Crimes With Minors

After being found guilty of sex crimes, including child-pornography charges and coercing minors into sex, R. Kelly was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He will serve all but one of the years concurrently with his prior 30-year sentence. → Read More

Ben Affleck Plumbs New Depths of Existential Despair

Ben Affleck attended the 2023 Grammys and hated every minute of it, to judge from photos of his anguished mug. Honestly this is understandable. The Grammys are too long, particularly for a spouse’s work function. → Read More

Princess Eugenie Is Pregnant With Her Second Child

Buckingham Palace confirmed today that Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are expecting their second child. Congrats to them, and thanks for this welcome break from Prince Harry news. → Read More

Vivienne Westwood Has Died at 81

She “continued to do the things she loved, up until the last moment,” her foundation said. → Read More

Bill Cosby Is Once Again Threatening a Comeback Tour

Bill Cosby, the comedian who was convicted of rape and later walked out of prison on a legal technicality, says he plans to tour again in 2023, despite having just lost another sexual assault lawsuit, and despite the fact that another is pending. → Read More

The National Holiday Travel Nightmare Continues Apace

Southwest Airlines has been cancelling flights at a chaotic rate, apparently after brutal winter storms swamped its scheduling systems and overtaxed outdated technology. It’s creating confusion and inconvenience for passengers. → Read More

That’s (Reportedly) a Wrap on Emily Ratajkowski and Pete Davidson

Emily Ratajkowski and Pete Davidson, the newly single model and comedian whom paparazzi have spotted hanging out these past few weeks, are reportedly not hanging out anymore. A “Page Six” source claims “their fling has moved into the friend zone.” → Read More

Are Cher and Her New Boyfriend Engaged or What?

Looks like Cher’s new boyfriend got her a massive diamond ring for Christmas, a gift many online are interpreting as a possible proposal. Seems like a reasonable assumption, though Cher has not confirmed anything yet. → Read More

Over 100 Migrants Were Sent to Kamala Harris’s House on Christmas

Three buses carrying more than 100 migrants arrived near Vice President Kamala Harris’s house at the Washington, D.C., naval observatory on Christmas Eve. Local volunteers believe Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent them. → Read More

What to Know About Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles Trial

Disgraced producer and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is headed back to court for a second sexual assault trial, this time in Los Angeles. It will cover much of the same ground as his 2020 trial in New York — here’s what to know. → Read More

Will and Kate’s Big Night Out (in Boston)

Prince William and Princess Catherine are arriving in Boston on November 30 to award the Earthshot Prize on Friday, and also to stir up some goodwill for the monarchy among former subjects. → Read More

Alex Jones Owes Sandy Hook Families Nearly $1.5 Billion

Alex Jones will face three separate jury trials to determine how much money he owes Sandy Hook victims’ families in damages after the Infowars host lost a string of defamation cases last year. → Read More

The Queen Loved Her Big Singing Bass

‘The Crown’ is correct: Queen Elizabeth II had a Big Mouth Billy Bass and, if contemporaneous reports are correct, absolutely loved it. Certain monarchy-loving Brits have been concerned about season five’s factual accuracy, but it got this one right. → Read More

Why On Earth Is Johnny Depp in the Fenty Show?

Rihanna is reportedly giving Johnny Depp a guest slot at her Savage x Fenty Vol. 4 show, according to TMZ, which claims that he is being given a “cool and chic” treatment by the designer. One lingering question: Why, though? → Read More