Cancel Me, Baby!
By Taylor Ferber
Cancel Me, Baby!May 19, 2023
Ep 196: We're Not Gonna Take It
Women are now the bad guys. Gay and drag icons are evil. Inclusion is censorship. And basic scientific facts are hate speech. Take this wild journey with me that starts back with '80s hair bands and a gay tennis legend, to a peculiar 2015 article on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, to where we are now in the diversity clusterf*ck no one asked for. Don't try too hard to make any of it make sense, guys. You'll break your brain. But mark my words: "representation" in the guise of stepping on and punishing other people? It won't go so well. Twisted Sister with "We're Not Gonna Take It" had it right all along.
Ep 195: Josh Duhamel & Co-Stars Applaud Boobs & Biology When "Everything Is Asexual"
We're not here for a long time. We're here for a good time... a good time for unreasonable woke warriors to have a seat. Josh Duhamel's raunchy new buddy comedy "Buddy Games: Spring Awakening" is packed with social commentary, hitting EVERY hot-button, taboo topic -- from a dog's pronouns to racism, sexism, all the isms -- encouraging the masses to lighten up. The director/star and his co-stars Kevin Dillon (Entourage) and Dan Bakkedahl (VEEP) talk to me over a beer about: the art (and necessity) of making fun of the otherwise unspeakable, men's biological fixation on boobs, the timeless dick joke, and what this is all about at the end of the day: the primal desire for freedom. Pour me another round.
Ep 194: When the Met Gala Theme Is Double Standard Couture
Perpetually disgruntled person on social media, actress Jameela Jamil, called out Hollywood for being big, fat hypocrites at this year's Met Gala. For once, the lady has a point. And I let her know it. In addition to my online interaction with her regarding the issue and my stance (eerily similar to the one I had with Chrissy Teigen a few years back), I detail how she's spot on in their true hypocrisy when it comes to selective cancelling. However, her reasoning of WHY in this case (regarding this year's Met theme of late designer Karl Lagerfeld), I feel, is a stretch. Almost as big of a stretch as your sweatpants, which Karl despised. Listen now.
Ep 193: Turning Infidelity & Monogamy on Their Head, It's Batwoman Javicia Leslie
Santa came early because your much-needed breath from the psychosis of the news cycle is here. But who needs Santa when you have... BATWOMAN. Tune into this inquisitive yet fun, provocative conversation with actress Javicia Leslie here to talk about her new Paramount film "Double Life." Javicia, who you've seen on The CW's "Batwoman" as the title role and "The Flash," gives super thoughtful takes on the infidelity trope as she plays the other woman. Both on and off screen, she leads by example with her non-victim mentality. She asks: Why NOT indulge woman-on-woman drama since it's real? And of course you'd expect to hear "monogamy isn't natural" coming from a dude. But to change things up: enter, Javicia.
Ep 192: Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon, & the News Media's Poppin Unemployment Office
Fox News and CNN's golden boys are fired out of nowhere on the same day. BuzzFeed, Vice, and Paper Magazine start to go under days later. In the apocalypse of the news media landscape, Cancel Me, Baby is the last man standing.
Ep 191: I'm No Algebra Teacher, but the Gender Math Ain't Mathing
Remember the society in which Tampax wanted their products promoted by individual who doesn't have periods? Where elite athletic orgs encouraged biological men to smoke their female competition? Where you were called crazy for thinking it was all crazy? Same. But nothing to see here, folks, just good ol' gaslighting and female mockery at its finest! It's not The Twilight Zone. It's another Monday in the American news cycle.
In today's episode, I dive into the continued chaos around trans TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney and an issue much bigger than an unused tampon: the line of celebrating trans women and stepping on all other women -- and where the line is not only blurred but ignored harder than your taxes. I ask: Is this really your trans female hero? ('cus it ain't mine), while reflecting on my Riley Gaines interview experience, trans women we should be looking up to, and feminist of our time Emily Ratajkowski's part in Marc Jacobs' new "genderless" campaign.
My common sense can't help but wonder: Isn't genderless and individuality an oxymoron? Why can we do this identity abandoning and fluctuating with gender but not race? And why are these conversations ALWAYS.around.women for crying out loud?
Ep 190: Your AI Can Go Home Now. This Trailblazing NFT Artist Is Outsmarting Its Ass.
Reality check: AI is about to take over more than your chats and sex lives, earthlings. This shit is on its way to making human roles and creativity obsolete. Well not if this game-changing artist has anything to do with it. What, like it's hard?
Jeremy Cowart's been named one of the most influential web photographers by HuffPost and also featured in TIME, Forbes, AdWeek. His portraits include the Kardashians, Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, Sting, Garth Brooks, and Britney, bitch, with clients like Nike, Sports Illustrated, and ABC. Following his NFT renegade "Block Queens" (which sold out in seconds), he talks about his historic, upcoming project AURAS -- creating 10,000 unique NFTs in 20 minutes without AI in front of a live audience.
In our sit-down from his Nashville studio, we talk: NFT naysayers, what IG was *intended* for, why the female form just hits different in art, control and freedom in creating, and of course, beating AI art at its creepy little game.
Ep 189: Beers, Bears, or Boobs. Pick Your Political Poison.
While I may be wondering why a biological male who doesn't have tits yet is enlisted by Nike to sell us women sports bras, I'd still argue we have bigger fish to fry. In the continuous news cycle from Hades itself (don't tell The Daily Wire I said that!!!), I'm here to talk about how objects that used to be associated with fun and joy -- like beer and teddy bears -- are now used as political tools to trigger chaos and all out war. I wish I was kidding. I wish I could reminisce on my first Build-A-Bear in peace. But no. It's 2023. And from trans influencers to drag queens, prominent forces on either side frankly aren't doing anyone any favors in this battle around gender identity. With some of my celeb trans and drag queen experiences, and a will to effing go another day in this godforsaken mess, I'm here to help.
Ep 188: The Hero, The Whore, & My Place In the Political Firestorm(y Daniels)
Stormy Daniels. You may have heard the name. Especially if you've been a conscious, breathing being with ears over the last week, chances are pretty high! Well, four years ago, I was featured right next to Stormy in the opening Playbill of Playboy's Anniversary Issue dedicated to, of all things, freedom. I had a feature about women being free to break out of the "brains or beauty" boxes. She had a feature on the heels of speaking out about her affair with Trump about being free to break out of the "hero or whore" boxes the media put her in. Now, she's the center of Trump's unprecedented, explosive, and politicized potential indictment and arrest.... and here we are. Here's my view of it all that no one seems to get.
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Ep 187: Cancel Culture Deniers to the Left of Me, Trump Absolutists to the Right: Michael Loftus PT 2
Here I am, I'm stuck in the middle with you lovely people. In Part 2 of this podcasting extravaganza, regular Fox Nation talent Michael Loftus (@theloftusparty) and I continue -- and I got some q's for my guy. Number 1: What is with conservatives' tendency to fear EVERYTHING as a conspiracy designed to ruin kids? #JUSTICE4HARRYPOTTER. 2: Isn't this Dominion lawsuit proving how both sides of media giants just pander to their base? 3: Does the right *really* give a shit that Ilan Omar was antisemitic or are they just being petty? 4: Do both sides have their own version of rewriting history? 5: Should I sleep with one eye open to watch for Trump absolutists? All this, plus: Nikki Haley, quotas, the status of cancel culture in comedy, how Michael was "soft cancelled" from Hollywood, and SO MUCH MORE.
Ep 186: The Horniest Fox Pundit You'll Ever Meet: Michael Loftus PT 1
This is about to be the best International Women's Day you've spent... with a dude. Veteran standup comedian, writer, and "Gutfeld" regular Michael Loftus (@theloftusparty) is here and in Part 1 of this glorious day, we pull the panties, and the curtain, back on all things: distorted sexuality (and sexism) on both sides of the aisle, convoluted trans issues colliding with other human rights, what women represent in the world (to sane thinkers, at least), and the time Pam Anderson hypnotized Michael with her tits, I mean wit, and charm.
Ep 185: Country Music Is a White Man's Game, My Ass! ft. Trace Adkins' Ex & Daughter
They say behind every great man is a great woman. Or in this case, women. Meet the no-holds-barred, business-savvy badasses behind country music icon Trace Adkins: his ex-partner (who discovered him), talent manager Rhonda Forlaw Adkins, and daughter Mackenzie. The walls of their swanky Music City business office Rhonda & Company have never heard a chat quite like this before. Myth-busting includes: women's suppression in entertainment, the real Morgan Wallen story, old white men running country, and the genre being a band of MAGA-loving nutbags. Confirmations include: unabashedly using your sexuality in business, oversensitivity being a copout, entertainment's No Fun Club sucking the life out of it, and the real pandemic that is entitlement. Brace yourselves to be obsessed. You're a lucky man, Trace. You're a lucky man.
Ep 184: Both Sides Box Women. Try Boxing This.
Don Lemon says a 51-year-old woman is past her prime. A Fox News guest blames cat ladies who can't back up trucks for the undoing of society. And I think they all have small weiners. In great timing, we have a certified dating coach, Lilli Bewley (@lillybewley), in the house to turn the tables, taking a look at the hot mess of both women AND MEN, sexuality skewed on both sides of the aisle, and the real Big Lie: that society's actually taught our women how to be "boss babes."
Ep 183: Will You Be My Only Fan? ft. Barstool's Glenny Balls
On this Valentine's Day, I sit down with Glenny Balls of Barstool's Only Stans show to really take romance to the next level. So screw your chocolates. Screw your jewelry. And most certainly screw your flowers. I have an announcement of the ages and let's just say this lame Hallmark holiday is about to get a lot more sexy and interesting -- Cancel Me, Baby style. Nothing to see here, folks. Except actually, there is.
Ep 182: Don't Let the Media Win
This impromptu episode -- difficult, but necessary (I know, even on a Friday) -- was fueled by the news of a 14-year-old student who died by suicide after being bullied and beaten in a video caught on camera. Given my background in mainstream media, I try to make sense of our sick, violent culture and the way almost every instance (from this to Tyre Nichols and George Floyd, and Uvalde to Monterey Park) is politicized, distorted, or both, and is hurting us as a society even more.
Ep 181: The Only Convoluted State of the Union Address You Need
From a Grammys performance, to a new Netflix "comedy" (will fact check this), and your throwback Pam Anderson centerfold, we have no idea how to feel about anything anymore. And I blame the lovechild of our psycho media and culture.
Ep 180: Land of the Free, Home of the Deranged ft. Jack Kilmer
Another guest who's attractive, smart, and talented. Ugh - not again!!! Val Kilmer's son Jack is here to talk about his starring role in the final shebang of Bruce Willis's iconic action film career, Detective Knight: Independence, the last installment of the franchise. In just 15 minutes, we manage to tackle: our twisted, dark, and trigger-happy culture, the suffering anti-hero like The Joker in all of us, empathizing with and humanizing the bad guy, and themes around police, freedom, the American dream, and violence that wouldn't necessarily be in his dad's films, aka a simpler time. Your happy ending is nepotism and his thoughts on Hailey Bieber's "nepo baby" shirt.
Ep 179: In Velma We Trust
Your Cancel Me, Baby guide to the wild "Velma" controversy. How my personal story with Mindy Kaling, the insane and nonsensical backlash from both conservatives and wokes, and my own viewing experience not only shaped my view of Mindy, but my belief that the satire is also some of the most genius TV I've seen in a minute.
Ep 178: How He Directed J.Lo's Bare, Famous Booty Amid "Male Gaze" Craze
Here at Cancel Me, Baby, we're in the business of giving the people what they want. A sexy look at the iconic, OG booty is no exception. Enter Jason Moore, director of the new rom-com action flick SHOTGUN WEDDING (starring J.Lo, Josh Duhamel, your best friend Jennifer Coolidge, and your sex god Lenny Kravitz), who's also here to do just that. We talk about how J.Lo manages to OWN her bare butt... and simultaneously the whole damn room, navigating that in the "male gaze" meltdown era, what's really behind Lenny Kravitz's infamous sunglasses, the real-life dichotomy of his rockstar persona, and how J.Lo's in on the scrutiny of her love life. Putting the ASS in badass, everyone.
Ep 177: This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
A Christian TV network gets flak. Celebrating Japanese culture is appropriation. Harry Potter books are mutilated. Normal body image is considered toxic. Demi Lovato's bondage album cover is deemed the antichrist. This is why we can't have nice things!
Ep 176: From NASA to the Pentagon: a Busty Blonde in a Boys-With-Hoodies Market
A modern-day, female Forrest Gump, Carla White is a tech world renegade who's taken her blondness AND savvy to entities including: the Olympics, Microsoft, NASA, the US Government, and Oprah's couch. While many assume her Chinese husband is the brains and she's the bimbo, she's over here running multimillion dollar businesses -- all while whipping up a mean-ass casserole, bitch! Now the CEO of Hiro.fm, Carla has SUCH real and refreshing views of male-female work dynamics so go ahead and eye her tits while she outsmarts you all day long.
Ep 175: It's Barbie's World & We're Just Living in it
Up in your chimney is Santa's sweet little ass along with this Xmas week solo ep drop. First thing's first is a follow up from my last ep with Lou Ridley about something that's been weighing on my mind regarding the p-word. (Privilege, you dirty minds.) Speaking of privilege, is Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 3/DCU fallout really a function of being a woman? I revisit my past interviews with her during milestone moments in her career to discuss. Then we hit all things Barbie, my Barbie alter ego, and why the Barbie movie better.not.be.preachy. Lastly is Elon and Twitter and the media folk's diagnosis of short-term memory loss. Splash some of this in your eggnog and enjoy.
Ep 174: Free Think Barbie Meets Revenge Barbie
She's beauty and she's grace, she's here to cut you with her words like a knife. On this special Sunday Service ep, musician Lou Ridley is an artist with a message and is the embodiment of truly giving no fucks what you think while also caring and giving the most fucks about her beliefs, know what I mean? As someone who's able to empathize and also take issue with both sides of the destructive political divide, her art is poignant and intentional. With boobs and hella brains, we get into: religion in pop culture, the icon of Barbie, messaging for men without male-bashing, victim mentality, and a moment where Lou psychoanalyzes me on my own show that I can't stop thinking about and will CERTAINLY be revisited so stay the eff tuned. Take us to church or something like it, Lou.
Ep 173: A VERY Bad Santa. Or Is He? It's Paul Johansson
According to the court of public opinion, you're either a sinner... or a saint. Because nuance can't compute in the minds of 2022 folk, everybody. This phenomenon is something Paul Johansson and I discuss regarding his dark and twisted character in "Detective Knight: Redemption" (out now) -- the action trilogy in which Grandma Dan Scott (my One Tree Hill lovers) stars alongside icon Bruce Willis. This short chat ain't like the others in Paul's junket circuit experience. We get deep about society's obsession with judging everyone and behind the scenes of working with Bruce Willis in the last bang before his retirement amid all the headline chaos around the actor's aphasia (a cognitive and language disorder) diagnosis. After this you'll think twice about how society labels people: naughty or nice. You decide.
Ep 172: I Done Got in Trouble With Blake Shelton
Tourists from all over the country flock to Nashville eager to experience and snap pics at Blake Shelton's downtown Broadway bar Ole Red. But not everyone is backstage at said establishment causing a ruckus with important entertainment folks... like I was. Here's the story of what actually happened behind the scenes interviewing Blake and his Barmageddon co-stars Nikki Bella and Carson Daly and how I wound up in quite a pickle, but a pickle with a few important takeaways and as always, a bigger message for us all. Bottoms up.
Baby Ep 171: Blake Shelton Says There Ain't No Room for PC in Country Music
And much to your surprise, I'd agree!
I'm taking you behind the scenes of my time at Blake's Nashville bar Ole Red where I talked to him and his Barmageddon co-stars Carson Daly and Nikki Bella while celebrating their new USA show... Cancel Me, Baby style, but of course. In the new USA game show, celebs go hard at bar-themed challenges giving your fraternity a run for its money, and further, showing that in a time of pure divide and chaos, we can all come together to throw one back and play. And if not do you even have a soul. Check out snippets of my talk with: Blake about Luke Combs's recent sentiment about traditional-sounding country, Carson Daly about the culture clash cure, and Nikki Bella about being a great wrestler and tv host -- not just a "female wrester" or "female co-host." Chin chin.
Ep 170: Balenciaga. FTX. Iran. The media's not biased? Sure, Jan.
Lady in the street, Balenciaga in the... trenches of Sam Bankman-Fried's closet, prob. In this first solo ep in a hot minute, I'm looking at the complete and utter clown fest that is the mainstream from my experience on the inside and as someone with eyeballs. This media epidemic is running rampant but I'm looking at: bizarre coverage of Balenziaga's gross spring campaign, Dave Portnoy and FTX con artist SBF, and tumbleweed of attention around the horrible women's crisis in Iran. And of course, why this all matters. So who's more vindictive: the hot blonde bully cheerleader in an 90's movie... or the media? You decide.
Ep 169: This Ep with MGK's "Taurus" Co-Lead Is a Hot Mess. You'll Love it.
Welcome to the glorious chaos that is my sit down with Machine Gun Kelly's "Taurus" co-lead, Maddie Hasson. Why is it as such, you ask? It's like dating, sweetie, and I don't give it up that easy. So stay tuned as the ghost of Steve Jobs possesses Maddie's devices while we ALSO dive into: power dynamics and bitches vs. dicks in the workplace, Peter Pans: an epidemic beyond Hollywood, narcissism, ego, and insecurity among superstars, Disney gone woke, Maddie's sexual awakening via co-star Megan Fox, and how behind MGK's provocateur persona is actually the sweet little emo boy who needs a hug. Enjoy.
Ep 168: Attention Whores or Media Geniuses? Enter Machine Gun Kelly's New Film Director
Look out Zuckerberg, shit's about to get real meta up in this bitch. Welcome TAURUS director Tim Sutton, who wrote and helmed the new film starring Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox, and Ruby Rose in which MGK plays a self-destructive rockstar plagued by the demon that is... fame. Megan Fox even plays his ex and the two have an on-screen moment that will have Meryl shaking. Tim and I get into: the pair as global provocateurs vs the individuals and the artists, celebs who fuel their media attention then complain about the spotlight, and the darkness where drugs and success collide. How much of the film is fact vs. fiction? Choose your own adventure, hun, because you may never know.
Ep 167: I am Woman, Hear Me Roar... then Dominate My Ass like Megan Fox
She's the OG TikToker on femininity. But don't you dare call her Boss Babe. Alexi Turner, creator of the Empress Collective (former employee for Gaga and booking agent for Victoria's Secret, GQ), is an expert on all things female/male archetypes and honoring traditional gender roles. Cancellable, HONEY! In all of its Nashville in-person glory, we talk: Who hurt you, Andrew Tate?, the sexuality battle of Madonna vs. Cardi B and Britney vs. Selena, is modern America where men have it worse & traditionalists are edgy?, is feminism bad?, what's "toxic masculinity," REALLY?, Candace Owens treating sex as the antichrist, do men really get more money and pleasure?, Gisele and Tom's power dynamic, and why successful female millionaires wind up with gay men. Ladies who lunch, INDEED.
Baby EP 166: Brandon Jenner & His Last Name Heard 'Round the World
Jenner. The name. You may have heard of it. In this short but sweet baby interview, I talked with Caitlyn Jenner's son (and David Foster's stepson) Brandon about his personal experience with nepotism, or lack thereof, in Hollywood and breaking out of his very famous name as an individual pursuing his love of music. He may not be a starving artist like the rest of us (seriously, Netflix, back the eff off our account sharing TY), but even resources don't solve his different, own relative struggle of proving himself worthy. Counting pennies or automatically being judged: Which would you rather deal with?
Brandon was promoting his new and upcoming reality music series Project Supergroup from the Embassy Suites in Nashville. Rock on.
Ep 165: I Would Do Anything for Followers, But I Won't Do That
Isolated, lost in the sauce, craving affection and connection? This isn't another night of your diary. It's a new modern fairytale and horror-comedy "The Loneliest Boy in the World." Joining me to make your Halloweekend spookier than your DMs (or lack thereof) are the stars Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Max Harwood. In spirit of the movie and the despair of our black mirror lives, I chat with the mid-20s actors about: disillusion of IG followers, "My job is to be an actor, not a social media influencer," the dichotomy of social media allowing connection and utter isolation, not fitting in, and community. The movie also stars Ashley Benson, Evan Ross, is in theaters and on demand, and is retro, fun, and twisted, so hop on it.
Ep 164: What's Karen Got to Do With it?
There may be wine. There may be hors d'oeuvres. But this ain't your typical dinner party. Join me for a brief conversation with director Patty Ivins about her documentary "Deconstructing Karen" (exec. produced by True Blood star Anna Paquin) that's getting attention from various film fest organizations. In the film, a group of white women in Colorado sit around the dinner table for a brutally honest dialogue on the elephant in the room: racism. Patty and I touch on issues like the white liberal woman, CRT, buzzwords, and race as it pertains to pop culture on the whole.
Ep 163: Kanye, Jews, and Beyonce Stole from Who?: a Poem
Brace yourselves for this unique force entering the Cancel Me, Baby fun house of your dreams: a true leftist who hates woke culture. Welcome Niko House, everybody, journalist, founder of MCSC Network on Rokfin, button-down-chest-bearing enthusiast, and tell-it-how-it-is advocate. Niko for the people is well-versed in politics, sports, culture, entertainment and pulls zero punches sharing his thoughts on: the male force behind Beyonce that'll leave both the Beehive and feminists shaking, mommy issues and the "toxic masculinity" label, Kanye's beef with the Jews, my personal fave: "latte liberals," and even more. PS- no one tell Kanye where I live so this Jew doesn't have to sleep with one eye open tonight ty for your service.
Ep 162: The "Old School" Creator Is Back for Ppl Who Can Still Laugh
Remember laughter? What a time that was. Here to reignite comedy for people whose sticks aren't too far up their asses is Court Crandall, the writer and creator of the 2003 classic "Old School." Promoting his new movie "Bromates" (NOT to be confused with "Bros," which we discuss, of course), executive produced by Snoop Dogg, Court and I reminisce on the lost art of the iconic, raunchy comedy, the unmatched '00s era vs the current PC police, Judd Apatow's recent comments on 40-Year-Old Virgin, looking at Old School in hindsight given this climate, why Frank "The Tank" could fly but Dave "The Perv" in Bros was axed, and the Ricky Gervais-not-giving-a-shit of it all.
Ep 161: Do You Even TikTok, Bro?
A Meta employee has entered the chat. This is Ukraine native Tommy Petrov, Creative Director at Meta (formerly Creative Dir. at Snapchat) who's also keen on the NFT space and shares his insightful thoughts on: social media trends, news consumption, the ADD of it all, China's TikTok versus the good ol' USA's, US content vs global content, Trump's social media platform, app shelf lives, are we at the point of no return, are memes the future, are Americans just dumb, fat, and lazy? As a Ukrainian he weighs in on celebs' involvement in the war, Zelensky's screen acting charisma, and yes, his Vogue cover. Tommy's also an Emmy-voting member of Academy of Television Arts & Sciences so we share our experience at said awards shows -- ironically, the great equalizer once inside.
Ep 160: Black, Gay, and Over It. It's Amir Odom.
There's uppity conservatives, stick-up-their-ass woke people, and somewhere in between. That somewhere has arrived. Welcome to our FIRST in-person Nashville ep of Cancel Me, Baby! fittingly with fellow thought criminal and IG superstar Amir Odom. In a convo that isn't for the PC faint of heart, Amir and I talk: my personal fave WOKE AMNESIA!, Kanye's White Lives Matter situation, political pawns, hypocrisy on both sides, pearl-clutching conservatives, BLM's mansions, Amir's experience being black and gay in the south, being the G in LGBTetcetc, statistics of tough subjects, media derangement, what the trans movement means for his identity as a gay man, "no homo, bro," Billie Eichner's baby bitch fit over his flopped Bros movie, and more. Hide your kids, wives, and everyone you know because it's about to go down and no one is apologizing.
Ep 159: You're About to PSL Your Panties
Spooky season has indeed arrived, bitches. And here's an extra jolt if your pumpkin spice latte ain't quite doing it. Welcome Rachel Belofsky, film producer and founder of the iconic SCREAMFEST in LA -- the biggest and longest-running horror film festival in the US where films like Paranormal Activity and Human Centipede were discovered. These guys are sticking it to the suits while making you scared sh*tless in your suit. Going on its 22nd year and located at the legendary Chinese Theater, Rachel and I gear up for this year's festival and killer (ha, ha) lineup by diving deeper into the genre and talking: indie horror filmmaking, nepotism, tropes and theme trends, and creative freedom.
Ep 158: Ladies of The View, Step Aside. The New Wave Is Here.
3 young, hot broadcasters walk into a bar... the bar that is this Zoom. Brace yourselves for this VERY candid conversation with the talented media movers and shakers who both come from traditional hard news and sports backgrounds -- Eryn Cooper (@onairwitheryn) Top 40 radio host at Nashville's Hot 106.7 and Lindsey Nance (@lindz.nance) lifestyle correspondent for Jay Cutler's Outsider platform. This ain't your father's morning show, as we give true experiences and unabashed opinions on: gender in the workplace, men and women being two sides of the same coin, being told how to dress, liberating ourselves from dino networks, rapid-style input on Adam Levine's mistress and Rihanna's Super Bowl hoopla.... and more. Going live in 3, 2, 1...
Ep 157: "How to Make White Women Fall in Love With You" Is a Thing, Guys.
Hide your nudes, hide your wives. And not just from Adam Levine's DMs. Welcome David "cool guy turned internet nerd" McClellan to the chat. He's a tech and marketing expert (just ask Toyota, CBSViacom, and CNET.com) and FOUNDER of SocialCatfish.com. We talk about the catfishing phenomenon, deeper root causes underneath like our society's desperation, loneliness, and pure stupidity, tech lord worship, and the real security of your privacy that will have your camera roll shaking in fear. And to all you PSL-holding, LL Bean-wearing white bitches -- BEWARE because the scammers are coming for you.
Ep 156: Live From Adam Levine's DMs, It's Saturday Night
He may be a sleaze. But she ain't naive. A different and deeper look into the Adam Levine affair hoopla that is literally and figuratively coming for Queen Elizabeth and the throne of her death's spotlight. Also, the bigger picture of how conservative, anti-women pundits are just as self-righteous as woke, anti-men celebs (funny how that works), and how Armie Hammer's ex-wife was somehow the voice of reason above it all this week.
Blended Fest PT 2: To the window, to the wall, to the real talk down our balls
Tell me how you really feel. This episode is ALL things real versus fake with interviews from Blended Fest Nashville about: influencer culture, honest dynamics between men and women vs. the PC mainstream version, social media outings vs. real life, and our obsession with image, filters, and plastic surgery. Interviews include: Blended executive sommelier Matthew-Loren (@thelordofwine), Top 40 radio host Eryn Cooper (@onairwitheryn), artist & TikTok star Michael McCrae (@michaelmccraemusic), top-ranked influencer Jody Slevin (slevin_couture), and beauty influencer Britney Moya (@rockmeupmakeup). Filter me, I dare you.
Blended Fest PT 1: Make mine a double with a side of culture clash
It's a hot mess world and we're just living in it. Here are my interviews about the ongoing culture clash in country music, politics, pop culture, social media and beyond with the following movers and shakers on the ground at BLENDED FESTIVAL in Nashville: artist Honey County (@honeycounty), Top 40 radio host Eryn Cooper (@onairwitheryn), top-ranked influencer Jody Slevin (@slevin_couture), Twisted Sistuhs Wine (@twistedsistuhs), and beauty influencer Britney Moya (@rockmeupmakeup). And I'll take it on the rocks, thanks.
Ep 155: She Saw Their Privates in the Locker Room & Went on to Tie Them in the Pool
You've heard of the trans athlete Lia Thomas. My guest Riley Gaines is the woman who competed against and tied with her in the arena. Then, she was robbed of the accomplishment and recognition. Riley's vulnerable and authentic Op-Ed detailing her experience was published yesterday on a national platform and today the 12x NCAA All-American and Olympic qualifier joins me for an honest discussion on women's rights, labels, common sense, and the twisted form of misogyny happening in sports culture and beyond. Safe to say, locker room talk just got a whole new meaning.
Ep 154: Save a Horse, Ride an Ideology
Saddle up, cowboys, cowgirls, and cowthems, because Cancel Me, Baby is on the ground in Nashville JUST in time for Music City's explosive battle between Brittany Aldean and Maren Morris. As it turns out, the death of having an opinion in this scenario actually coincides perfectly with the unfolding events around the death of the Queen. You read that right. Long live the queen and your earbuds about to take you on this journey.
Ep 153: Putting the Bomb in Bombshell with Nicky Whelan
You ready for a blast down under? Not the kind you think ;) The gorgeous, real, and lively Nicky Whelan is here to talk about her new shark thriller MANEATER, baby (with Shane West and Jeff Fahey -- in theaters and on demand). In the short but very sweet chat, we dive right into the lost appreciation and allure of the timeless vintage bombshell woman, call out society's contradictory and convoluted body image messages, as Nicky reveals her own body journey and why it's not always what it seems, and reflects on her very sexy Men's Health feature from 10 years ago that I have a feeling wouldn't go over so well with the woke folk today.
Ep 152: Barbies, Tomboys & Theys with Lake Bell, Sarah Cooper
Kids say the darndest things. Actresses Lake Bell and Sarah Cooper are here to talk about this and more themes around their Sundance-selected film Summering. It's a modern coming-of-age story about four pre-teen girls in what would otherwise be a breezy, carefree summer adventure.... if it weren't 2022. We get into it about heavy issues kids have to deal with that we didn't, the film's peculiar line about the patriarchy, media's tendency to box women as pretty or smart, and why Lake got flak for posing nude. Plus, her input on our fave Pam & Tommy from her experience directing eps!
Ep 151: In Defense of the Butt Stare ft. Joe Francis
Back by popular demand, it's none other than Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis. Joe was dragged by the media last week and called a creep after posting an old photo with his buddy Kylie Jenner and her notorious ass. In a provocative battle of the sexes convo, not for the woke faint of heart, we get into men and women objectifying each other, biological impulses and men's visual nature, women's autonomy, what he'd say about his own daughters doing Girls Gone Wild, Steven Spielberg's daughter doing porn, and studs verses creeps like Jeffrey Toobin. Eat your heart out, tabloids.
Ep 150: Hot, Smart, & Making Critics Uncomfortable. It's Actor James Morosini
Some called his movie "psuedo incestual." To actor/filmmaker James Morosini, it's his art. The 32-year-old up and comer (Sex Lives of College Girls, American Horror Story) is here to talk about his provacative, funny, and twisted film, SXSW Prize Winner, I Love My Dad. We talk being a renegade in Hollywood, what masculinity means to him in the midst of culture clash around manhood, and marching to the beat of his own drummer in a judgemental business. Big things are ahead for this guy and I'm psyched he's not only a fan of the show but was able to come on. Disclosure: he's hard to look at OK so beware!!!
Ep 149: Good Luck Me Tooing the NFL
If anyone has its shit together... it's not the NFL. An eye-opening look at the organization, Deshaun Watson, and priorities. Here's the conversation people aren't having and the questions worth exploring around the NFL's current and "most egregious" case of alleged ongoing sexual assault by the Cleveland Browns star quarterback. We've seen it in entertainment and in politics, and yet again it's a David and Goliath situation -- one that involves optics, race, Hollywood cowardice, money, entitlement, fame, elitism, power, and the underdog. Joining me for the unfiltered convo are: longtime sports exec David Meltzer and LA sports journalist Nick Hamilton.
Ep 148: Does This Bikini Make My Brain Look Big?
Your local great white shark ain't got shit when going up against a capable hottie. Aussie Teressa Liane (The Vampire Diaries) is here to talk about her summer thriller, the very Jaws-esque The Reef: Stalked, as we hit: hot girl horror tropes, the viral bikini meme that made everyone feel a type of way, survival mode of going up against a great white.... the great white that is our lives, and more. The Reef: Stalked is in theaters and streaming on Shudder.
Ep 147: On Behalf of Busty Blondes, Sydney Sweeney Does Not Represent Us
Just call me Christina Aguilera because I'm a genie in a bottle giving you the ep you've been wanting. As someone who's literally bonded with Euphoria's Sydney Sweeney over our big boobs, I'm dissecting, well, the Sydney Sweeney of it all and why her statements ain't doing millennials, women, or the blonde stereotype any damn favors.
Ep 146: When Don Draper No Longer Excites Your Nipples
Former Hollywood actress (Modern Family, New Girl) turned marketing extraordinaire (featured at SXSW, by Glamour, etc) Kelsey Formost is back for PART 2 of our fascinating conversation on the inner working of manipulation and power in none other than... show business, baby!!! Kelsey reveals why she full-on walked out of an audition for a famed horror franchise. She openly speaks to pissing off your reps, dicey Me Too situations, looking at Mad Men in a different light, the return of Entourage (will boys be boys?), art mirroring reality no matter how much they want to erase that, and do gay men give away their gayness in straight on-screen scenes? If so, can you blame 'em?! And lastly, the state of womanhood -- whatever that even means right now.
Ep 145: Ronan Farrow Is Shaking
She’s been on numerous sitcoms. Was in a movie alongside your ab king Zac Efron. Took a van ride alone with a famous actor. And she gives zero effs airing it out. After over a decade as a successful actress in Hollywood, Kelsey Formost joins me for Part 1 of a fascinating convo on the inner working of Hollywood elitism, low key Me Too scumbag energy, neurotic celebrities, and more. Ronan, who?
Follow this VERY thoughtful and awesome little treasure at @kelsey.writes as she continues to thrive, winning awards and speaking at events like SXSW, as a branding genius helping others find their non-sleaze marketing voice and be seen.
Part 2 coming next week grab your overalls because we’re talking current state of womanhood in all its shit show mixed messages both in pop culture and politics and it's going down.
Ep 144: Let's Talk About Race, Baby
You've thought about it. You may have awkward encounters over it. But have you openly talked about it? Not the sex talk, people. It's time we talk about race (in Salt-N-Pepa style)... baby.
After speaking at a Mastermind Q&A, I was approached by a phenomenal businesswoman in the audience with a pitch that was unlike any other. Yes! Coach Lisa approached me to have an OPEN convo across racial lines on these ever-relevant taboo topics -- to say what we were thinking without fear, name-calling and boxing, and yes, with levity and fun.
And that's what we did.
You will love @lisaembracefitness, who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as a former Jersey federal prosecutor and civil rights coordinator and current CEO of Embrace Your Fitness as a coach of the people to say fuck it and live their lives honestly without judgement.
We navigate issues like: Roseanne Barr, the country singer who used the n-word in real life and rappers using it in music, do Kardashian braids and butts = appropriation?, awkward grocery store interactions, CA's proposed bill separating school kids on race, and more. Lisa sees both sides of every coin and it's as refreshing as it is eye-opening.
Get out of the shadows, Say Yes! and let's do this. And if you feel so inclined... cancel us, baby.
Ep 143: Good Luck Getting Laid, Pal
The official Cancel Me, Baby stab at the Roe v. Wade of it all. Left or right, celeb or peasant, I'm not tiptoeing around any of you hoes so you've been warned. PT 1 is a digestible overview of the overturn fallout and where I stand on the issue given a personal story, PT 2 takes a look at each side's hypocrisies, and PT 3 will address celebrities like Olivia Rodrigo, Halsey, and Pink getting in on the incredibly polarized and heated debate and as per uj, thoughts on the big picture. Now pass the booze pls & ty.
Ep 142: Not Your Father's Locker Room Talk
Do men really call the shots or do women have them by the balls? What's with our society's skewed way of looking at body image (praising the Lizzos vs. shaming the gym rats)? Besides Tristan Thompson, can famous athletes really keep it in their pants? These are some controversial questions I explore with sports and pop culture reporter/commentator Nick Hamilton, founder of Nitecast Media and contributor to MLB Bro with appearances on NBC LA, BBC, and iHeart. We also deep dive into the pool of Lia Thomas's speedo with a nuanced look at trans competitors in sports, the BET Awards and Stacey Dash of it all, and when it comes to Diddy uncancelling Morgan Wallen and Travis Scott... is one actually unlike the other? For the road, let's not forget Ariana Grande, hip hop's low-key thief in the night, and my interview with her co-writer. You may never 34+35 the same again.
Ep 141: You Lost Your Woody for Buzz Lightyear
Disney had the flop of a Lightyear, Netflix is getting killed harder than Squid Game, late night TV is sleepwalking, comedy is on its deathbed... and Beyonce's having a renaissance. Wall Street shark Marc LoPresti (a CNBC, Bloomberg reg), is here to dissect the hot mess that are trends in the media landscape, the audacity of these streamers to be charging us half our rent, and where it's all going.
Ep 140: Like You, Trump and Biden Have Masturbated, Too.
A gay Asian on a sexploration meets Cancel Me, Baby. Alex Liu is here for an unabashed conversation on American sex and his brilliant documentary Sexploration (which he directed and stars in), as these two 30-somethings talk sex taboos and liberating our own power (me = bra-less, him = flirting with straight guys and masturbating for science). We talk about the bizarre dichotomy of guilt/shame versus our unprecedented oversexualization, have trans cannibilized the gays?, pro life, pro choice, and a priest, and our society trying to box people in more than ever -- but isn't sex the great equalizer? A refreshingly HUMAN conversation. And for the regulars, Operation: Sex Goddess has commenced.
Ep 139: Big Tech but Small Dick Energy
It's the Erin Brockovich of it all in today's episode with recovering "Big Law" attorney Ashley Fillingim @KickAshLaw who takes 20 years of repping Fortune 500 clients to speak to the toddlers in government, news, and social media making up rules for us. We talk: misogynistic Avengers(?), Disney, DeSantis and their dick-off, the sitting president getting the boot from Twitter, Kylie Jenner's questionably defiant nipples, the most ridiculous post of Ashley's that was censored, her friend getting de-platformed for talking about vitamins, and..... can Chrissy Teigen sue me? She's a little spitfire so get ready because court is in session.
Ep 138: Bitcoin Me, Baby
Did you know your IG, your Gmail, your Facebook... aren't really yours? Someone had to break it to you, sweetie. Consider this Decentralization for Dummies in today's Cancel Me, Baby chat featuring entrepreneur Justin Rezvani. His endeavor Zion is backed by influential figures like Tony Robbins, Aaron Rodgers, and internet star JP Sears as he leads the charge in innovating how we communicate, take ownership of our work, and make money in the digital world moving forward. We talk about the layers of Big Tech cock-blocking our speech with made up rules, the cashflow (or lack thereof) of it all, his naysayers, and get into hot-button issues to see how uncancellable Justin really is. How free are you, really?
Ep 137: Like Johnny Depp's Bed, This Guest Is the Sh*t
Media's distorted police narratives. Loud LeBron James. The cancelled housewife. Welcome to the conversations people have behind closed doors with police vet Chris Sherwin (3 Cops Talk podcast, TheCoachingCop.com). Chris served over 20 years outside Chicago and brings soul and boots-on-the-ground perspective to every topic re; law enforcement. He's as real as it gets and gives insight on: out of touch elites, how it feels being a cop right now, why the Will Smith slap was "100 percent battery," how BLM got it wrong and his experience in the riots, uncontrollable crime in cities like LA, and his view of the Depp/Heard spectacle after responding to domestic abuse cases. Chris isn't afraid to look at the ugly truths and best of all, offer SOLUTIONS.
Ep 136: Her Relative Was Killed in Uvalde. She, Too, Thinks Everyone's Missing the Point.
Another horrifying mass shooting, another politicized argument over guns ensues. But why isn't our obvious mental illness crisis at the forefront of this dialogue? Today I had the honor of sitting down with Amber Ybarra, whose loved one, Eva Mireles, was one of the teachers and heroes tragically killed this week in the Uvalde, Texas elementary school shooting. Also frustrated by the perpetual left-right gun debate that's come from this, Amber is here with an unabashed point of view, shedding light on the deep-rooted, underlying issue of the sickness permeating our culture that's far too often overlooked and left out of this conversation.
Uvalde Victims GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mtdrdc-texas-elementary-school-shooting-victims-fund?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer
Ep 135: James Maslow With a Sermon like the Hot Rabbi You Never Knew You Needed
James Maslow stars in the awesome, non-preachy new indie rom-com We Need to Talk. And that's exactly what we did. The actor (former Big Time Rush boy band-er) has some words about the oversensitive politically correct, and may just bring you to temple... the temple that is common sense. Your fave new jew talks about being freed up from Hollywood's controlling tendencies with irreverent indies like this, the absurdity of punishing comedians, getting political, and receiving unnecessary flak for his recent trip to Israel. So let James Maslow part your sea and stay tuned for a little of my solo commentary afterwards.
Ep 134: It's My Party & Bill Murray Can Tug My Ponytail if He Wants To
PT 2: Consider this Unpopular Gender Opinions Anonymous. Connection expert, speaker, and author Unni Turrettini and I continue our fascinating dialogue by airing out virtually every controversial take one could have about: sex, women's manipulative power in workplace, THE FORBIDDEN gender norms, the straight man struggle ("there's nothing worse than being a young, white man," she says), women's role in consent and accountability, feminism gone wrong, showing your tits on screen then complaining about it, when women are abusers in Me Too, pregnant men having audacity in Calvin Klein, and more. And the big question: Why does one group of people have to annihilate another to feel better about themselves?
Ep 133: The Nobel Peace Prize Exposed, Hoes
PT 1: In the words of my guest Unni Turrettini: "It's not empowering to believe people are stupid." And contrary to the media person-feeding us (lol) information like we're toddlers, ain't that the damn truth. Unni is a speaker and connection expert, and a gal after my own heart, has put herself out there by publishing a book EXPOSING the inner working and corruption within the Nobel Peace Prize organization. She's also opinionated AF so need I say more. In PART 1 of our convo, we talk about how the thought-controlled narratives are actually making us (and kids) more lonely in daily life and affecting us in work and play, why mobs are having mental breakdowns over people like Joe Rogan, and HOW to gain confidence to stand against the Big Brothers in your own life.
Ep 132: If You're Desperate & You Know It Clap Your Hands (ft. Alexxis Lemire)
It's not just dudes and their dick pics anymore, guys. We're all pretty desperate these days. This is a theme explored in the new, fun horror flick Torn Hearts about two country singers trying to make it in Nashville, and star Alexxis Lemire (also in Netflix's The Half of It) is here to talk about it. Alexxis and I get into: the lengths we'll go for success, true fakeness of IG, anxieties people in showbiz don't talk about, the Hilary Duff/Britney Spears nude photo autonomy debate, toxic femininity, the line of propping up women vs male-bashing, when (and if) celebs take their IG flaunting too far, and meeting your Hollywood heroes. Think Desperate Housewives but make it country, y'all.
Torn Hearts is released Fri, 5/20 on digital Paramount Home Entertainment.
Ep 131: You May Never See It the Same
Porn, that is. Join me for a conversation with Sofia Kappel, star of the new film Pleasure (out in LA & NY today) about an ambitious, up-and-comer's journey in the LA porn scene as she's determined to be the next big star at any cost. Sofia and I have a vulnerable conversation about women and agency, complexities of the porn industry that the media doesn't capture, grey area around consent and Me Too, Sofia's experience holding it down in an ensemble of adult film's most high-profile figures (one of whom I know), and more. Plus, my solo analysis with some additional thoughts.
Ep 130: May the Fourth Be With Common Sense for Women's Sake
In a galaxy far, far away, the fight for women made sense. But to be quite frank, both sides are effing it up. In an episode you don't want to miss, I'm here today to expose ironies and hypocrisies on both sides of the explosive Roe v Wade debate. Plus, I address the big picture everyone's missing, because they're too caught up being mad over a Kim Kardashian dress, to shed light on who's really being left out of the culture war dialogue and how those are the most important with the most to lose. She's on one today, folks. Get ready.
Ep 129: Move Over Depp Trial, I Have My Own Amber Heard Recordings
A conversation I had with none other than Amber Heard in 2017 (smack in the middle of her Johnny Depp marriage and the infamous Op-Ed) just hits differently now. In this ep, I play the recordings and reflect on them in hindsight, diving into themes around women, men, victimhood, and the boxes we’ve created around it all.
Ep 128: Going to Revolve Fest in Abercrombie & Fitch, bitch
From the display of shameless influencers at Coachella's Revolve Fest gone south, to Abercrombie's rebranding comeback (with a lil Musk and JK Rowling sprinkled in, of course), a look at our society's desperation - and lack thereof - of having a good image.
Ep 127: Eat Your Heart Out, IG Live
They say if you can't take the heat, get out the kitchen. Well, IG Live couldn't take the heat of our convo so here we are in the kitchen that is an uncensored podcast ep. Successful spiritual mentor Alyse Breathes joins me for a super engaging dialogue to give her unique lens on: media dysfunction, a spiritual breakdown of wokeness, why so much turmoil is happening in our culture, spiritual people getting labelled as conspiracy theorists, society rewarding soul-sucking desk jobs (vs. entrepreneurs?), is toxic masculinity a myth?, and PC schooling. Friyay is right.
Ep 126: It's a Small World Ride Just Got Real
From being on red carpets to meet the celebs (in my case), to transforming the stars for their movie shoots and events (in my guest's case), here are two gals exploring the mindf*ck of being in Hollywood to now seeing it in all its post-pandemic, sad little bubble form. Celebrity stylist turned podcaster Ali Levine is here to expose these hoes and we further get into experiences with controlling entities like Disney (and why they feel the political need to make The Little Mermaid a Sex Ed show) and the clash of the women's and trans rights in pop culture. (Because even Caitlyn Jenner didn't ask for this shit.)
Ep 125: What's More Extinct, T-Rex or the Mainstream?
He's sat down with Shaq. He's been endorsed by a Shark Tank OG. Now, he's here for the Cancel Me, Baby interview. Podcasting aficionado Travis Chappell, host of Build Your Network and founder of Guestio, and I dig into acknowledging first impressions, dinosaur networks trying hard to become fossils, the crap (yet ugly truth?) that is internet fame, Howard Stern and the shade of it all, pulling a Chris Rock in a shameless world, and... the fall of the woke empire??? SJWs be shaking.
Bonus Ep: Making the Unpopular Will Smith Take... Popular?
A Hollywood insider, who was on a red carpet Oscars night, reached me eager to come on the pod and give their no holds barred take on the slap. I had no idea what they were going to say. Here's what ensued.
Ep 124: Paging Chris Rock's Jaw, Do You Copy?
It gets weird. It gets raw. And it's unlike anything you've seen this week. I ain't talking Oscar slap. I'm talking the Cancel Me, Baby ep about it. I relive meeting Jada, my own experience with award show security, the fact that I interviewed one of the world's most notable life gurus about male violence... at a Jada Pinkett event, and take a look at the big picture of what Hollywood gets its panties in a wad about (or doesn't), and the Will Smiths of it all.
Ep 123: Get Your F*cking Ass Up & Watch This Ep
Kim Kardashian gives tough love to women in business while Tik Tok stars teach us about the Ukrainian crisis. It's the OG influencer and the new wave. All basically the same, right? Nah, bitch. Not in the slightest.
Ep 122: I Shall Name Her... Woke Amnesia
Someone resurrect Dumbledore so this man can concoct a spell to cure our woke culture's forgetful tendencies. In the spirit of this year's International Women's Day, we begin this journey with once feminist icon turned Voldemort spawn, JK Rowling, and then explore the once women hater turned Me Too feminist poster girl, Pam Anderson. Confused already? Precisely. The narratives flip flop harder than your morning flapjacks, so I ask: Does the media even realize its constant shapeshifting? When does it become problematic? What does it say about the bigger picture? And for the love of god, why is Pam & Tommy ending?
EP 121: It Ain't a Putin Poem, But It's the Next Best Thing
It's classy, it's sassy, it's inspo, and it's tough love. Here's the one and only Cancel Me, Baby take on the unfolding Ukrainian-Russian crisis -- a digestible, sane look as it pertains to pop culture and the Joy Behars of it all. The episode is a nuanced take of Twitter poet AnnaLynne McCord's dreams, and ties in a surprising SAG Awards takeaway, my time with Maksim Chmerkovskiy (who's been documenting from his home country Ukraine), media's true power, one of my most impactful celebrity experiences, and what we've lost as a society (plot twist, can Hollywood help bring that thing back?). It goes somewhere unexpected and uplifting, and Oprah's Super Soul Sundays had no idea this shit was coming.
Ep 120: Kill, Do, Marry Me…. or actually don't
In a world of Marry Me’s, be a Pam and Tommy. Both of these buzzy projects explore the world where celebrity, sex, and privacy collide, and in this ep we cannonball harder than shallow Hal’s girlfriend into these themes, how the media treats one versus the other, and my personal J. Lo story that ties it ALL together. Kumbaya, bitch, and may your week bring more excitement than the entirety of J.Lo’s romcom that has sexual chemistry equivalent to a grain of sand. Cheers.
Ep 119: The Author of "Shameless" Meets "Sex & the City" (for a shameless convo, indeed)
What happens when you get two tri-state chicks who've worked in Hollywood, may (or may not) have dated celebs, and truly give very little f*cks in speaking their mind? This surprise Friday ep drop, baby. Welcome Kerry Schwartz (@comfywithkerry), a writer/director/former reality TV star/all-around hustler, as we discuss her new book, Series of Unfortunate Men, and truly flip EVERY "acceptable" narrative around masculinity, victimhood, women's sex lives, and mental health on. its. head. TGIF is right.
Ep 118: Nothing Says Rock n Roll Quite Like Being the Mob’s Bitch
Sticking it to the man never looked so embarrassing. Just ask your friends in the fashion industry at Levi’s or your pals in the music biz like Neil Young. Here’s what’s happened now that the taste makers in pop culture, once known as anti-establishment badasses, have traded groupies and pushing the envelope for appeasing and tucking Twitter in at night. Leave it to Kanye to be the last man standing when it comes to sticking it to the man, and even he can’t catch a break. Smh.
Ep 117: He's Hot and a Thought Criminal. You're Welcome, Ladies.
Joe Rogan. Whoopi. Language. Pros and cons of Hollywood. Candace Owens's baffling war with feminism. And for the finale: the Adidas titty campaign I didn't ask for. Conner Moore, host of Politically Homeless, is here. He arguably gives even less f*cks than I do... and we hit it all, if you know what I mean. Happy Freaky Friday, bitches.
Ep 116: But Where's Hollywood's Quota for Dudes in Grey Sweatpants? (ft. new rom-com star)
^ It's an honest question, people. And it's among the many I have during and after this very candid chat with star Clark Backo of Amazon's new (ACTUALLY funny) rom-com I Want You Back. We go there and talk about: the line of impact vs. virtue signaling (NO place in a rom-com, ty), cringey Hollywood quotas and when Clark was cast because she was "the right kind of black," why she calls BS on sentiments Joe Francis recently shared on my show about Me Too, and, yes, balls in sweatpants.
Ep 115: The One With Dave Portnoy
While getting ready to sue part of the mainstream media's ass, the Barstool founder and I get into the nitty gritty of Me Too, masculinity vs. respect, women's sexuality vs. exploitation... and has cancel culture caused him to reel it back? Welcome to Cancel Me, Baby to the Pres himself.
Ep 114: Whoop(i) There It Is...
Tom Brady's Patriots snub, Whoopi's views of the Jews, Sean Penn's shade to men, and the Joe Rogan Spotify uproar. Each case shows us how people are set in their views, one way or another. And while the growing thought control is scarier to me than my upcoming taxes, I also wonder: how much is it up to us to meddle with those views?
Ep 113: Opinionated Playmates, Housewives, and Podcasters, Oh My!
On this sneaky Sunday morning ep drop, I'm emerging from your Keurig to discuss why my conversation with an OG housewife has me feeling a type of way about Bravo firing one of their own last week AND I reflect on a part of my Playboy feature I haven't discussed and why it gives a unique view of A&E's new docuseries about Hef. Pass me a pipe and/or latte. And network interns, beware. (Recorded Wed, 1/26)
Ep 112: Even Girls Gone Wild Wasn't Ready for This
Raging misogynist? Truth-telling genius? You decide. The media mastermind behind Girls Gone Wild is here for a convo that is most definitely NSFW. (Not suitable for wokeness.) We discuss: why the famous franchise would never fly today (how ironic given Only Fans and IG), sexual differences between men and women, Me Too's adverse effect in Hollywood, how the Kardashians allegedly *really* feel about the movement (yikes), overbearing lesbians, who controls who in showbiz, his theory on our culture's REAL misogynists, celebs' behind-the-scenes disdain of woke lyfe, the actual advice he got from Harvey Weinstein (VILE), and more. It's Joe Francis, everybody.
Ep 111: Don't Go Joss Whedonin' My Heart
My reaction to Vulture's viral new profile on the controversial Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and why it got me thinking: Does one have to be a lil crazy to be a true artist? Or is it just that in Hollywood, the unhinged are in plain sight?
Ep 110: It's Called Journalism, Sweetie
David Yontef of Behind the Velvet Rope interviews everyone from drunken reality stars to legendary A-listers and all the while he has the the Vogues, the Vanity Fairs and the like shaking in fear. David has the balls to give controversial guests a platform to air out their unpopular opinions and... wait for it.... doesn't censor or argue with them. THE HORROR!!!!!!! Today he tells his side. (Thoughts and prayers can be made to his DMs, ty.)
Ep 109: Like Sense of Humor, We've Lost It
What is "it" you ask? Our brains, thanks to the media and its audacity, celebs on their bullshit, contradicting information, Whoopi Goldberg, and the loss of Hollywood's one true gem. Honestly, can you blame us?
Ep 108: No One:_ No One At All:_ Modern Women: Why You So Obsessed With Me?
What the recent events around AOC, Candace Owens, and Betty White say about this entitled generation's views of sex, each other... and, but of course, themselves.
Ep 107: Is Sexual Appropriation a Thing?.. and More 2022 Predictions
End of 2021 PT 3: From sending women's rights off the Titanic, to Vogue's woke outrage about Pam & Tommy, the ever-changing dictionary, to celeb politicians, nothing has or will make sense. But god damn it, we're going to try our best.
Ep 106: Oops!... I Called It Again. (The 2021 Finale, PART 2)
Like Clark Griswold's jelly of the month club, my red carpet interviews prove to be the gift that keeps on giving. In the Cancel Me, Baby! 2021 finale, I'm looking back on hot-button topics I discussed with celebs before they became more explosive than your local Karen. In Part 2, we hit: masculinity (where'd it go doe), physical interaction (metaverse sex, amiright), AND the young star I talked to about labels and boxes who ultimately came out as trans in TIME this year(!!!) Time to rock out with your crystal balls out.
Ep 105: I Called It. (The 2021 Finale, PART 1)
You'd rather off yourself Mr. Big style than attend another ugly sweater Zoom party, and your drunk aunt is about to pester you about your wretched love life. Lucky for you, Christmas came early with this dose of escapism, sanity, nostalgia, and a lil bit of the unhinged. In Part 1 of the Cancel Me, Baby 2021 end-of-year series, I revisit talking with celebs about hot-button topics a bit before their time, when they were yet to be as mainstream, controversial, and divisive as they are today. A self-proclaimed ancestor of Nostradamus himself, topics in Part 1 are: censorship and cancel culture (how real is real?), Me Too (too far gone?), and sexual expression (empowerment or stupidity?). Look out, Miss Cleo (...from the grave). There's a new bitch in town.
PS- I realize I said Spider-Man: Far From Home instead of No Way Home, get over it
Ep 104: Mr. Big's Ball Sack Is the Last 2 Years Personified
You don't have to be a Sex and the City fan to know that this new reboot -- like living in the past -- isn't doing us any good.
Ep 103: My Forbidden New Op-Ed No One Would Publish
I'll show you mine if you show me yours. I'm talking Op-Eds are that too controversial and theories as to why the media sucks... why, what did you think I meant? In this ep, I give an oral reading of my Portnoy/Business Insider/Me Too op-ed that no outlet would take with a preface on behind-the-scenes backstory, an updated timeline, and insight on just how shitty the MSM really is. It's show and tell time, bitches.
Ep 102: He Is (or Was) Friends With OJ, Kobe, & Portnoy. Gird Your Loins.
Entrepreneur, speaker, and sports exec extraordinaire David Meltzer (host of "The Playbook" podcast and Bloomberg's "Office Hours") is here and yes he's a successful, straight, white man I've given the floor to today for a super interesting conversation SO DEAL WITH IT. And as always, enjoy ;)
Ep 101: What's Easier: Breathing, or Blaming the Patriarchy?
Emily Ratajkowski went from feeling empowered to exploited by capitalizing off her sexuality. Bella Hadid seems to have crippling mental health struggles due to the perfect IG feed culture she's helped create. Are modern women just a bunch of masochists?
Ep 100: This EP Hits Harder Than Dave Portnoy's DMs
After having personal and professional experience with both Dave Portnoy and Business Insider *and* being on the frontlines of Hollywood when Me Too first started..... a bitch has some thoughts on this new Business Insider "hit piece" on Portnoy that Ronan Farrow probably didn't ask for.
Ep 99: And Then a Hero Comes Along... and Is Told to F*ck off
From Hollywood to the NBA to the FDNY, these mandates are showing one thing and one thing only: That it's time to separate the men from the boys, folks. Because when it comes down to it, are these celebrities really worth being your heroes?
Ep 98: Kid Rock Fat-Shamed Me & I Lived to Tell the Tale
Sarah Fraser is a successful podcaster, former red carpet host, one hilarious motherfucker, and a girl after my own heart who says what she thinks. In Part 2 of our discussion, we talk about when Sarah accidentally got cancelled at her news network, guys on the cover of Playboy, and why she has no personal vendetta against Kid Rock despite him low-key fat-shaming her years ago. Catch Part 1 on The Sarah Fraser Show if you know what's good for ya.
Ep 97: Barbie and Ken Are Shook, and So Are You
From Disney's Drag Queen kids' Halloween party to a Kentucky high school's harmless "man pageant," the internet is spiraling harder than Pete Davidson without a famous girlfriend and as per uj, both sides are too in their feelings to see the bigger more concerning picture.
Ep 96: Your Halloween Costume Has Another Thing Comin'
Name of the game: What costumes *won't* be deemed offensive this Halloween season? This is the story of how a real-life teacher's suspension got me thinking about all the mob people who will have something to say about most harmless costumes this year -- and if they do, feel free to throw your Three Musketeers at them because chances are they have a bigger problem.
Ep 95: If Being Honest Is Cancelled, We're F*cked
She calls Dave Chappelle "brave." She spins Me Too on its head. And she thinks Woody and Buzz should stay where TF they are in the boys' toy store section. Sonni Abatta is a TV vet, an Emmy-nominated journalist, and host of the podcast "We Gotta Talk." And while she seems anti-woke on the surface, her outlook is the most progressive of them all.
Ep 94: You & Me Baby Ain't Nothin' But Mammals... But This Actually Ain't About Sex
Carrie Bradshaw once asked: What does sex got to do with it? When it comes to mental health, IG models, Superman, Squid Game, and pop culture at large.... the answer is nothing, and everything.
Ep 93: These Kids Will Never Know...
I know a place where G Unit was a lullaby and Eurotrip was a bedtime story. It's the 2000's. IG Reels and Tik Toks about discovering the true, dirty meaning of '00s hits are all the rage right now, and here's the NSFW version of that concept. Kids these days are scared of their own shadow, imagine if they had to put the work in to actually burn a CD off Limewire... about hoes in different area codes nonetheless? It's called spooky season for a reason, everybody.
Ep 92: Will You Be the Chappelle to My Netflix?
Some view "progress" as pulling Dave Chappelle's Netflix special. Others, like myself, view progress as actually making a joke. Our society seems to want to dictate not only what we can think but what we can laugh at, and all I can say is icons like Richard Pryor are looking down on us from comedy heaven wondering wtf is going on. Throw Christopher Columbus in there too since he's fucked anyway.
Bonus Ep: Power in a Pushup Bra ft. Misha Reeves
Male gaze, shmale gaze as far as I'm concerned. Check out this fun, short and sweet chat with rockstar actress Misha Reeves, star of the new edgy, horror, dark comedy VAL -- that, btw, has an old Hollywood glam vibe that is the aesthetic of your gothic wet dreams. We talk about indie movies getting away with more than the mainstream, the glory of channeling classic Mae West hotness, and more. VAL is in select theaters tomorrow, Oct 1 and on demand Oct 5. Trick or treat, bitch.
Ep 91: Be Hotter or Be Cancelled
In the social event of your lives, Cancel Me, Baby! meets Behind the Velvet Rope for a discussion on Hollywood, its PR machines, and blacklisting for non-hot people that'll blow the lid off this joint that is entertainment's inner working yet AGAIN. Featuring David Yontef, the mastermind behind the super successful show Behind the Velvet Rope, we're going there and we're not scared. And yes I meant for that to rhyme you hoes.
Ep 90: I Get By With a Little Less F*cks From My Friends
Your local high school is Hollywood. The movie industry the unattainable, cool, bad boy while the music biz is the dude stuffing dick pics in your locker. Point is, we can smell desperation from a mile away, and on this special Friday ep I debrief my new Amazon junket interview and further explore why things like Bridgerton keep me drooling but the VMAs sex show leaves much to be desired, with a bigger message that ties it all together and can be applied to your daily lives.
Bonus Ep: Doing Black Swan's Lesbian Scene Proud with "Birds of Paradise" Stars
Join me in a brief chat with stars Diana Silvers (Booksmart), Kristine Froseth (Hulu's Looking for Alaska), and writer/director Sarah Adina Smith (FX’s Legion, HBO’s Room 104), about their edgy new Amazon Prime movie Birds of Paradise. In a world that is SHAMEless (see: VMAs in ep. 88), I give them kudos for not delivering gratuitous sex scenes for shock value. This chat definitely gave me inspiration for thoughts and future eps so stay the eff tuned!
Ep 89: Make Hollywood Watchable Again
Award show ratings are getting dragged more than Nicki Minaj by the mean angry mob, but FEAR NOT you dinosaur networks, I have some ideas. Can't wait for my royalties xo
Ep 88: Tax the Person Advising Celebrity Ideas
What AOC's Met Gala dress, constant celebrity tonsil hockey, and Tik Tok influencers have in common: a thesis.
Ep 87: You Gotta Fight! For Your Right!..... To Virtue Signal I Guess
My body, my choice! .... but wait, let’s mandate that other stuff. Um, what? It feels like causes celebs support (or don't) are constantly at odds and keeping up with their horseplay is starting to feel more convoluted than all 2 hours and 28 minutes minutes of Inception. Someone make it make sense.
Ep 86: Gen Z: Team No Fun, or 2 Cool 4 You?
Hide yo filter, hide yo Tik Tok. We have a Gen Z in the AIM (if only) chat. This week I'm getting cancelled with Sophie Beren, CEO and founder of the platform The Conversationalist... and boy oh boy, do we converse. From celeb virtue signaling to Tik Tok fame and Gen Z's existential dread, the hot takes make your favorite Bridgerton sex scene look tame.
Ep 85: Why the Eff(boy) Are We the Way We Are?
FBoy me once, shame on you. FBoy me twice, you're a reality TV internet superstar. The latest obscure dating competition fad, HBO's FBoy Island, has me asking all sorts of questions about our reality TV trajectory (and weird effing obsession), how shallow our culture is, and if spotlighting these f-boys is really feminist or good for women. Time to face the music, ladies. Or in this case... your dms.
Ep 84: Spotted: Andrew Cuomo's Emmy at My Local Tag Sale
Despite political lines, can't we all agree the losers need to go? Silly Taylor. It seems that no, no we cannot. Your huckleberry tea is scorching today as I unveil stories of my firsthand experiences in Hollywood and with celebs when Time's Up first came about, and why, especially in the Cuomo saga, they continue to make me feel less optimistic about the "movement" than I should be. Wide-eyed 2018 me is shaking.
Ep 83: Mo Money, Mo Problems, a Disney Original Soundtrack
So Disney screwed over ScarJo's finances from her work on Black Widow, eh? Well that makes two of us. Come along with me on this unexpected journey through Mickey's fun house as I get to the ugly truth of this lawsuit war that'll leave all seven dwarves shaking in their sad little boots.
Ep 82: Bennifer Upstaging Your Life Photoshoots: The Audacity
You can judge J.Lo and Ben Affleck for putting all their personal shiz out there (again), but are you really that much better? In this ep, I share my intimate experiences meeting and reporting on both of these celebs and ask: Is it the chicken or the egg when it comes to consuming and perpetuating this obsession with sharing every detail of our personal lives with the world?
Ep 81: Is That a Gun in Your Pocket, or Are You Just a Hot Old Man?
Dolly Parton's fire Playboy cover recreation this week got me thinking about age and sex. Ageism is a constant talking point in Hollywood, especially in men versus women. But is there merit in the double standards, cliches, and taboos?
Ep 80: Time To Actually Hear Britney, Bitch
If running with narratives was a sport, the media would be an Olympic superstar. And in this #FreeBritney moment, it's time we actually listen to what Britney Spears is saying and quit making her conservatorship about something it's not.
Ep 79: The Therapist Couch... With a Twist (ft. VH1's Dr. Jenn)
Reality star Courtney Stodden has become the face of Chrissy Teigen's bullying fallout and her therapist from VH1's Couples Therapy, Dr. Jenn Mann, has entered the chat. The celeb psychotherapist and I dive deeper into some of the mainstream media's favorite narratives and why they just. won't. quit. Why do people like Chrissy get away with it? What makes certain public targets "OK" to shit on? Are powerful men worse than women? And of course: the "men are trash" vs "feminism sucks" debate. Confidentiality not promised ;)
Ep 78: Move Over PizzaGate, This Is PsychicGate
The stars have aligned, and they're telling us our current culture isn't trash for nothing. No-BS celebrity medium Chris Medina -- not your father's psychic -- sheds light on why we're dealing with this PC, cancellation climate chaos and where it's all going. Chris is over the woke, and he's over coddling you. So grab your crystals and your panties, cover your tarot cards' ears, and brace yourselves.
Ep 77: The Teen Mom Who Won't Be Cancelled (ft. Farrah Abraham)
Farrah Abraham's been two things: controversial and on both sides of cancel culture. She's one of the women Chrissy Teigen publicly attacked. But she's also someone people have called a "homophobic, racist, bully." In this revealing, no-BS chat, the OG Teen Mom tells her side of her past behavior, not wanting Chrissy cancelled, fake Hollywood feminists, and her overall growth. PLUS, Britney's conservatorship and the toxic, powerful Hollywood puppet masters Farrah knows very well.
Ep 76: Lost My Victoria's Secret Angel Wings In The Heights
The Victoria's Secret Angel is becoming a thing of the past... like my prior wokeness. Yes, folks. I used to be woke. Like, the wokest. It's a personal discovery that started with angels in the VS heavens and took me through Lin Miranda-Manuel's (recently criticized) Washington Heights. And it leaves me wondering: Did I, and others like me, change? Or did the woke just forget what it wants to be?
Ep 75: 3 Dudes and a Chick Walk Into a Bar...
Listen in to a no holds barred talk on masculinity, Me Too, objectification, and more (ft. two media professionals and a listener). We go there. And watch how these guys of different races, ages, professions, situations, AND political affiliations see eye to eye on so many current topics around men. Together we'll smash the patriarc-- the... you know, the thing.
Ep 74: Talking With a Black Widow, Baby
How my new sit-down interview with the director of Marvel's Black Widow got me thinking about the future of movies, art, society, relationships, and yes, our lives. (Disclosure: No Avengers were harmed in the making of my sex dreams discussed in this ep.)
Ep 73: All Aboard from Appropriation Station
What do Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, and Nicki Minaj have in common? For one, they're cooler than you. But they've also all been accused of the a-word. It's like we need an instruction manual to navigate appropriation these days, but when all we want is for our cultures to be seen and appreciated, is this really helping?
Ep 72: In a World of Karens, Be a Thelma & Louise
It's been 30 years since the revolutionary Thelma & Louise premiered. Let's celebrate! Wait..... mainstream media says not so fast. (We haven't come far enough since then, they say.) Are women just always going to see themselves as victims? These two are rolling in their fictional grave.
Ep 71: Got Cock Blocked By Candace Owens, But It's Not About That
This week, Candace Owens took the credit for exposing Chrissy Teigen's bullying behavior -- behavior I called out years ago on a mainstream platform, which led me to get public blowback from Chrissy. You could see my predicament. But this story isn't about Candace, about Chrissy, or about me... moreover, it's about social media, ego, and where we're all failing.
Ep 70: Give Me Entourage, or Give Me Death
Boys will be boys. Well, not if the PC mob has anything to do with it. The Entourage creator recently defended the early 2000's series, which has been criticized in our post-#MeToo era, and all I can say is: Victory.
Ep 69: Woke Avengers, Assemble
When it's 2021, we're tired AF, and all we want to do is ride Dr. Strange's cape into oblivion, will going woke make Marvel broke?
Ep 68: Gettin' Jiggly Wit It
Male celebs showing their bodies are "funny." Women showing their bodies are "brave." And advocating for fitness or anything in between is "body-shaming." What's wrong with this picture?
Ep 67: Name a Bigger Media Whore Than Fauci, I’ll Wait
Our lives are in his hands, and his concern is being the Hollywood elite's homecoming queen.
Ep 66: I Lasted 36 Minutes, Where's My Oscar?
How can something be so out of touch and woke at the same time? Leave it to Hollywood, baby.
Ep 65: I Nearly Motorboated Caitlyn (But That's Not the Point)
I polled you guys and 80% of you thought Caitlyn Jenner should butt out of politics and stick to being a celebrity. Believe it or not, I actually disagree. Check it out.
Ep 64: They'll Cancel Cartoons But Not FaceTune.
What's worse: the fact that influencers like Khloe Kardashian tweak the hell out of their photos and pass them off as real, or that the media is too scared to call it out?
Ep 63: I Love You Like the Mob Loves Its Tweets
Welcome to the first listener appreciation ep of Cancel Me, Baby. It's time we celebrated coolest group of badass mofos on the internet, so I took some of my favorite comments (although it was hard to pick!! why you all so smart tho..) and went to town, responding without much of any prep. Pop some bubbly and let's get cancelled, lovers.
Ep 62: Getting Unsolicited Life Advice from Lady Gaga
Athletes do it. Actors do it. Singers do it. You guessed it: Give us unsolicited advice on politics and preach about social issues... all the way from their mansions. But at the same time, we get pissed when they're censored. So where's the line?
Ep 61: My Body-ody-ody, My Choice
Digital passport or no Billy Joel serenade at MSG for you, my friend. The conversation that, for some reason, can't be had. Until now.
Ep 60: True Life: Chrissy Teigen Tried to Cancel Me
Five years ago this month, I wrote a piece calling Chrissy Teigen a bully and Twitter's biggest hypocrite. She then came after me... on Twitter. Now, she quit the bird site, citing negativity. It's a full circle moment in this bitch, and one that I think is super telling of where our culture, and its cancellations, are headed.
Ep 59: When Hot Girl Summer Is Also Science Camp
Alas, the Instagram Model discussion. Like a glass of wine in your shower, it had to happen. I've talked about this in my work on and off the red carpet for years, and today had an open convo with former model and fellow PSU alum @theofficalamandanicole to hash out the conundrum. End of ep includes interview bites with stars like Lea Michele, Stephanie Beatriz, Olivia Holt and more to prove we all think about it.
Ep 58: To WAP, or Not to WAP. That Is the Question.
The world didn't have enough buckets, or mops, to deal with the hype from Cardi B's "WAP" Grammys performance. I talk about it with entertainment biz pros, Bobby Jones and Kiyra Lynn, and ask: Is this female empowerment? Can men objectify women in art, too? And since it's become political, how truly silly and hypocritical both sides are :)
Ep 57: I Didn't Want To Talk About This...
...but here we are. An open dialogue about race in pop culture with the kickass woman behind @DifferentVoiceX. From Chris Harrison to Sharon Osbourne, and "digital blackface" to Cardi B, we go there. Get your WAPs ready.
Ep 56: Khloe, Lola, & Meghan: a Ménage à Trois, Alright
What do Khloe Kardashian's changing face, Lola Bunny's desexualization, and Meghan Markle's big interview all have in common? I connect the dots and take an unexpected turn to show you how -- if we're not careful -- our divided culture will cause problems bigger than Pepe Le Pew's sex chamber.
Ep 55: Are You a Sensitive Sally or Lola Bunny?
Because our society has zero chill, cancel culture has also become a divided issue. Some get pissed. Others write it off as a myth. So how real is it, actually? I talk about it and get a business perspective from entrepreneur and influencer Kasi Santarelli of @prettyinnewyorkcity. Sensitive Sallys beware.
Ep 54: I'm Too Sexy for My Potato Head
A sexless Potato Head. Demi Lovato hating your baby parties. Our culture is trying to erase gender, and when all we want is to feel is free and sexy... this is anything but.
Ep 53: Baby Yoda Deserves Better Than This
Disney just Skywalker'd all over our dreams. Because the firing of Gina Carano shows us a bigger problem: Hollywood's track record of shutting women up. I explore the issue and bring out stories and footage of me with celebs that prove this very thing. So if you have an unpopular opinion and work in entertainment? May the force be with you.
Ep 52: The Ghosts of Cancelleds Past
What was fun and games yesterday is grounds for life sabotage today. This special episode includes cameos by me with stars like Michael Douglas, Cuba Gooding Jr, Danny DeVito, and many more as we explore how fast cancel culture is taking everyone, and everything, down. What and who will be left? At the rate we're going, your cat's not even safe.
Ep 51: Before We Drop the Hammer...
I've interviewed R. Kelly survivors, penned think pieces on it, and have never shied away from my support of #MeToo. Now, in light of the Armie Hammer situation, I bring to the table what I see as a slippery slope and potential downside of the movement that people aren't really publicly discussing... one that could impact your brothers, husbands, dads, and any man in your life. And for the love of god, may we get some cheerier news this week.
Ep 50: Man! I Feel Like a (Non-Women-Bashing) Woman...
What do Olivia Wilde, Candace Owens, Chrissy Teigen, and Tomi Lahren have in common? What, like I’d give it all away in the description? ;) Without spoiling, my special 50th episode is dedicated to the REAL ones who are actually "women supporting women," and not just using it as some BS tagline. This one is for you.
Ep 49: MILFS: 1, Teen Vogue: 0
Gone are the days of lava lamps and boy band posters because Teen Vogue is basically the Kama Sutra. The woke media and schools are pushing kids to be 13 going on sex-expert-social-warrior, and I talk about it with moms Amber Nichole Miller (model and partner of UFC champ Tito Ortiz) and Kiyra Lynn (entertainment journalist and producer of Hollywood First Look Features). I recommend listening with your NSYNC tee on for a glimmer of simpler days.
Ep 48: The Mob Just Cannibalized Vogue Like Armie Hammer
Between Demi Lovato, Armie Hammer, and Vogue, it's 50 Shades of Crazy this week when it comes to input from the sacred land of Twitter. And it's only Tuesday.
Ep 47: Frankly, My Dear, They Don't Give a Damn
"They" in this case means the media, the government, and basically all of Hollywood. Any questions?!
Ep 46: Hate: the Biggest Boner Killer Since COVID
If you're a troll, lose my info. The PC mob has made our lives hell 'til the bitter end of 2020, and in the final episode of the year, Mrs. Rogers has officially entered the chat as I discuss how these woke antics are impacting every aspect of our culture - from movies to mainstream news, and now even books. Because if there's one thing that is the absolute biggest boner killer and SHOULD be cancelled in the new year... it's hate.
Ep 45: You're the Rosetta Stone To My Hilaria Baldwin
The mob is so mad at Hilaria Baldwin, they're ready to ship her ass back to Spain where she didn't even come from. Will the woke keep eating their own kind until there isn't anyone left? Ay, caramba.
Ep 44: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's the Woke Missing the Mark on WW84
Like Wonder Woman 84, the woke doesn't know how to pick its battles. After being ON the set and meeting the cast many times (anecdotes and interviews included), let's just say the movie left me as excited as I am about the next stimulus package. From The Cheetah being as sexy as your grandma's couch, to Pedro Pascal now haunting my REM cycle -- here are my honest thoughts.
Ep 43: The Woke Is Dictating Your Sex Life
Fauci is telling us how to have sex. Teachers are fired for talking about it. Gender isn't allowed to exist. And you thought quarantine was the only thing effing your love life. Between my years studying psychology and gender roles, and a few of my risqué celeb interviews sprinkled in, here's a little Sex Ed class, 2020 edition, that would have the mob in a book-burning frenzy. Take notes, and don't be late.
Ep 42: Let the Rich Lesbians Have Their Xmas Movie FFS
Happiest Season made history as the first studio-backed, holiday rom-com about a gay couple, made BY a gay woman. A triumph!..... Well, not if you ask the Woke Police. This holiday season they're making the rounds harder than Santa and I call out the madness with my fellow entertainment reporter Sade Spence as we even talk about our encounters with Kristen Stewart... sexual, to say the least.
Ep 41: NBC Is on the Naughty List
Keeping business open = bad. Locking down = good. It's not so black and white. If you're over the "grandma killer" argument and question the effectiveness of lockdowns during the pandemic, this brief ep is for you. Shoutout to NBC who's getting coal this year for downplaying the hit on small businesses and perpetuating the grandma killer narrative.
Ep 40: Unless Newsom Is Picking Up the Tab, You Ain't Going
Guess it's French Laundry or bust. On the heels of the LA Mayor's latest round of lockdowns breaking the internet and the ban on outdoor dining, I talk with LA restaurateurs Peter Garland (Porta Via) and Bobby Roshan (Cafe Demitasse) on the lockdown vs. opening debate and the hypocrisy of our emperors, I mean... elected officials. Despite our differing opinions, we can all agree this situation is effed. Chin-chin.
Ep 39: Thoughts on Wokesgiving
Calling out the ADD woke police (including celebs) who blew up our feeds this Thanksgiving. Is the Easter bunny next?
Ep 38: What a Mighty Good Man (Can I Say That Anymore?)
Pronouns, Harry Styles' dresses, J.K. Rowling. Are the PC police going overboard when it comes to sexuality? This week, I have the conversation with LA-based sexual empowerment coach Christie Federico (who even calls me out!). May the woke and non-woke unite. * HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY DEETS: Comment on IGTV ep with your thoughts + tag a friend who'd enjoy for chance to win the sexiest gift of your life *
Ep 37: Jack Dorsey Is (Not) Your Daddy
May I have your attention, please? Will the real non-robots please stand up. The only thing more stifling than your Christmas sweater this holiday season is the excessive censorship going on in this country. Someone call the thought police because entertainment pro Claire Friday and I have words for the media and Big Brother.... I mean Big Tech lords. If you're reading this, Zucky, it's too late.
Ep 36: Stop Calling Each Other Sluts and Whores (AKA Racist and Ignorant)
From IG Live stream on Nov. 10. COVID hypocrisy, election fraud, celebrations, “news.” We have to stop calling each other names for simply wondering about these things that we SHOULD question and openly talk about. And thank you Mark Zuckerberg for probably censoring this stream, you're the best!!!
Ep 35: Houston, We Have a Problem (Hint: Houston Is Code for the Media)
From IG Live stream on Nov 4. Regardless of your political stance, this is impacting all of us so man up and accept it. And if this gets backlash then I take it you don’t want fair news... and if you don't want fair news, lose my number, hun!
Ep 34: Personally Victimized By the Kardashians
An IG Live Emergency Cancel Conference à la Dave Portnoy to get something off our chests. A discussion on the tone deaf Kardashians (WHY did I need to know they went to a private island and swam with whales during COVID????), big tech's censorship (testing, testing, is anyone even seeing this?), Lady Gaga's kooky Biden endorsement, and special treatment of the Hollywood elite. Is the civil war we're afraid of actually between celebs and us??? Honestly, not far off.
Ep 33: Celebrity Horror Story: "She Threw My Equipment"
It's 2020. You thought you've seen some scary stuff. Well, bitch, you're wrong. To really give you a fright this Halloween, I go into my PTSD archives along with my fellow red carpet reporter Sam Davidson to share our most horrifying celebrity encounters to date. But seeing as how the only person more tone deaf than a celebrity in 2020 is Helen Keller (bless her soul), we're OK calling it out. As stated by Catherine Zeta Jones.... they had it comin'.
Ep 32: If Loving Kanye Is Wrong, I Don't Wanna Be Right
A white reporter and black reporter walk into a bar.... then call BS on it all. This week, I have a raw dialogue with my friend and fellow red carpet correspondent Evan Jackson about celebrity's place in media right now and becoming irrelevant in the overarching PC culture. From Chris Pratt's Twitter tirade to lame ass reboots, and Kanye to Stan Lee, we're pulling no punches and calling it as we see it. Suck on this, big tech.
Ep 31: California: Jail But Make It Fashion
Seven months without work in an imploded entertainment industry passed. So, eventually, I made the tough decision to pick up and leave LA. At some point, draining your savings in a place that shows no signs of job prospects or reopening becomes riskier than diving head first into a completely unknown adventure. Featuring hosts Brielle Galekovic and Matt Dillon, here's a glimpse into the human side of the California exodus. Brought to you by Gavin Newsom.
Ep 30: Imma Let You Finish... Said No Mainstream Media Ever
Biased CNN and Fox News was one thing. But now we have entertainment sites like Vogue and Variety Vanilla Wafer Cone Magazine telling us what to believe and who to vote for. Step out of line, and you're hated. I take a middle-of-the-road (YES, MIDDLE) approach to show you how brainwashed, divided, and hateful we're letting mainstream media make us. How "woke" are you, really?
Ep 29: I Now Present The 72nd Hunger Games, I Mean Emmy Awards
Coming to you live from District 12. By popular demand, a genuine unpacking of the 2020 Emmy Awards. Did the show really need to happen in a year that's made us wish we had amnesia? Did celebs REALLY have to set up red carpets in their own back yards? Did E! go as far as COVID-ing their own hosts to get better ratings? I'm someone who's not only sat between celebs and ordered drinks with them AT the Emmys, but is now seeing it from all sides. Let the games begin.
Ep 28: If You Work at Fox, You Ain't Black
He's young, he's good-looking, he's black, and he's definitely not what you think when you picture a Fox News journalist. Well, think again, bitches. My fellow red carpet reporter and think-for-yourselfer Julius Young joins me to talk about being judged as a black man at Fox, the double standards in the media, CNN vs Fox News, celebs who've ghosted us on the red carpet (and why), and more. Don Lemon is shaking.
Ep 27: You Wanna OnlyFans? You Better Work, Bitch (You Too, Bella)
Bella Thorne hit OnlyFans and everyone got screwed. (Pun intended, hoes.) In a cock block of the century, the former Disney star inadvertently caused hundreds of sex workers to lose their cash flow. Sure, you may want to kick her back to Mickey Mouse's house, but the controversy is much more complex. Bringing in my experience reporting on Bella and being in Playboy, I have a fascinating convo with sex worker and OF creator Rebecca Madison as we peel back layers like: What were Bella's intentions? Who's to say celebs can't OF to make money? Are IG models considered sex workers? (BONUS: Rebecca's rituals before shooting solo porn.)
Ep 26: The Only Box I Like Is My Own
Left, right, black, white, and everything in between, we love nothing more than picking sides, labeling one another, judging, and cancelling. And based on what? I sit down with Joy Villa, an AfroLatina musician known for her controversial Grammys dresses and upcoming book "Kickass Conservative," in a refreshingly raw dialogue, from BLM to WAP. And if you want to cancel us, go ahead. Because those boxes we're put in that suggest who we are and what we really think? They can eff off.
Ep 25: Because WAP Is More Accurate Than Your IG Feed
We are all falling apart, yet our Instagram feeds are still as pristine as Cardi B's pussy. But alas, one is not like the other. In a year that has taken away our sanity, our jobs, our money, our freedoms, and our dignity, why are we still trying so hard to look perfect on social media? With interview bites from Tyra Banks and Marvel's Olivia Holt, Taylor explores why portraying the perfect image in 2020 is actually screwing each other harder than China did the world.
Ep 24: Unemployment Checks or a Job at "Ellen" Pick Your Poison
Three gals in entertainment aren't the least bit shocked by the news of Ellen DeGeneres treating her staff like they're descendants of the Wuhan bat -- here's why. This week Taylor gets into it with fellow pop culture journalist Sade Spence (whose friend worked at the show) and actress Chelar Vale. The ladies break the fourth wall about what REALLY goes down on TV and movie sets, as they get into a much larger, taboo issue: Why working for a woman (as a woman) is still more hellish than the year 2020.
Ep 23: Your Opinion Is Like a Penis, I Don't Have To Like What I See
Think of your opinion like a dick pic: You can be proud of it, but do I need it on my head? Probably not. Turns out, Taylor isn't the only one in Hollywood questioning elitist narratives (we'd take the unwarranted dick pics at this point, tbh). This week, a dude enters the chat as Taylor has an honest convo with publicist Frankie Conti -- a conservative (GASP) guy in Hollywood who lived to tell the tale. How aggressive are the thought police? What happened to Tara Reade? Why are celebs suddenly mute about sex trafficking? Look out, Ellen execs, shit's about to get even more real.
Ep 22: What’s More Fake, Your Nails or the News?
If you thought Fake News was reserved for CNN, you're sorely mistaken, sweetie. With our experiences reporting on celebrity news and on the other side as a publicist in a PR fiasco, the Blondes know a thing or two about the lengths entertainment media will go to manipulate facts and make a headline. From getting cock blocked by editors, to our celeb interviews that made us wish we were in the Bermuda Triangle, this shit is about to be exposed faster than you can say Ghislaine Maxwell.
Ep 21: It's a Love Lockdown and Not the Kanye West Kind
Breaking up is hard to do... unless you're a celeb in quarantine. It seems that not enough banana bread could save the slew of famous couples who called it quits so far in 2020, but The Blondes aren't having it. Reflecting on recent interactions with said celebs about their love lives, some of the breakups seem more baffling than Kanye's plan for presidency. It leaves us with one question and one question only: Where is the lie, guys? Where is the lie.
Ep 20: Back Reporting Is the Karen of Hollywood
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And if you're missing your cubicle and pointless water cooler chat with Susan, you're not alone. The Blondes are taking you into some of the wildest, most obscure things they've done to make a dollar -- things that honestly seem pretty appealing right now in this economic drought. From stalking celebrities at family-friendly restaurants to crashing funerals, our dignity is something money can, in fact, buy. Welcome to the world of back reporting.
Ep 19: Can't Get a Text Back But at Least Mark Wahlberg Is in My DMs
Working out with Mark Wahlberg still won't get you in his pants. Trust us, we've tried. In Hollywood, you never know just which A-lister you'll bump into while you meditate in a Soul Cycle séance that's simultaneously a sound bath. If it sounds insane, that's because it is. From juice cleanses to an athlete awards show, celeb trainers to hot yoga with Josh Duhamel, LA will stop at nothing to glorify looking hot. And now that you all may or may not be getting back to the gym mid-Corona for that summer bod, allow this to motivate you back to your normal regimen that does not entail candles nor kale.
Ep 18: Nochella 2020 Is The New Fyre Festival
The grass is greener on the other side... except for Coachella cus technically there's just dirt. Because Nochella is officially sold out and popping this year, the Blondes have the real, VIP Coachella of your dreams -- from run-ins with C-listers to the tragic bathroom situation. While influencers 'round the world cry over their flower crowns and deactivated wristbands, we're giving you the honest, down and dirty (we mean that literally) experience as we question our culture's obsession with this event, and all festivals for that matter. Fyre Festival happened, guys. Never forget.
Ep 17: You're So Canceled, I Bet You Think This Ep Is About You
Heavy are the hands that hold the Burn Book. And in 2020, it's heavy as hell. Cancel culture is as out of control as Elon Musk's child's name, and the blondes simply won't stand for it. From athletes to CEOs, writers to reality TV stars, NO ONE is safe from the next take down in the toxic culture the internet seems to get off to these days. Join us for a refreshing and raw take on the madness, as we relive some of our favorite celebrity experiences that would be canceled faster than you can say Stassi Schroeder. Because by today's standards, we'd be canceled AF.
Ep 16: An Open Letter to the Kardashians Stuck in the Sunken Place
Two white chicks, a black badass, and a whole lot of brutal honesty. In the wake of George Floyd's death and unrest across the country, Taylor and Emily sit down with fellow entertainment reporter Sade Spence for an open dialogue about the current state of race and its impact on pop culture -- and all of us. From singing the n-word to navigating cancel culture, and Hollywood's hypocrisy to wondering why the Kardashian-Jenners won't acknowledge their own black babies and partners, the conversation may not always be comfortable, but it's necessary.
Ep 15: Jay Gatsby Walked So G-Eazy Could Run
If you thought Frat Row was wild, you’re in for a rude awakening. One minute you’re boarding a mysterious shuttle on Santa Monica Blvd, the next you’re in a mansion on top of the Hollywood sign. Because we’re living through the apocalypse, take an escape with this walk down memory lane as Taylor and Emily detail some of their wild Hollywood party stories and the absurd antics of the elite. From joining G-Eazy’s entourage to painting Karrueche’s nails, step away from the solo cup and grab yourself a champagne flute, 'cause things are about to get real boughie... and weird.
Ep 14: Suitman and Aunt Becky: A Legal Match Made in Heaven
Shit went down this week and all we have to say is: Will Suitman be taking care of Aunt Becky's representation from prison or not? While cross-legged on the floor of the fancy studios that is Taylor's apartment, The Blondes weigh in on the Call Her Daddy fallout drama, Lana Del Rey's spicy Instagram manifesto, and Doja Cat's Jewish mom. No one is safe, but you've been warned.
Ep 13: A Plea: Elon Musk, Send Gavin Newsom To Mars
As this real-life Handmaid's Tale continues in Southern California and our economy dies faster than our will to live, we propose for Elon Musk to send CA governor Gavin Newsom to Mars. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti can join as well as this pandemic's latest tone-deaf celeb Molly Simms. Blastoff, bitch!
Ep 12: Nikki Reed Has 'Twilight' Amnesia So Don't Even Try It
A conversation with Nikki Reed about "Twilight"? Over Edward Cullen's non-dead body. This week, Taylor and Emily are joined by vet reporters Scott Huver and Alex Cramer to get a male POV on things -- and by "things" we mean that celebs aren't having any of your shit. The guys talk about how sexuality may or may not help in interviews, what the Playboy mansion was ACTUALLY like, and when Nikki Reed busted Alex's balls. Vampires may be immortal, but their memory sucks.
Ep 11: #JennerLivesMatter (And We Mean Brody)
PART 2: One minute you're roasting s'mores with Kylie Jenner at summer camp, the next you're getting stomped on by all 6'2'' of Caitlyn Jenner in an interview. Don't say we didn't warn you. Part 2 of our Kardashian-Jenner family experiences are so intimate, you'll feel like you're Kris's accomplice and Kanye's priest. And while you thought Kendall and Kylie were the golden children of this family, you're about to see why the other Jenners are the real RiSe aNd ShiNe(ing) stars of our lives. Stormi, who?
Ep 10: I Went To Camp With Kylie Jenner & Made That Bitch Famous
PART 1: Gather 'round the campfire, kids, because Taylor and Emily are giving you part one of their personal Kardashian-Jenner stories. Some go so far back that Caitlyn was still Bruce, Kim was a virgin, and Kylie was bunkmates with Emily at summer camp. These tales will stick with you longer than your lip kits. You bring the s'mores, we'll bring the tea.
Ep 9: The Real Housewives of Wuhan
Screw the travel bans because the blondes are taking you straight to the 90210, baby. In honor of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills return, Emily and Taylor are here to tell you what your favorite housewives are really like when the cameras aren't rolling as they detail their crazy, behind-the-scenes experiences with the ladies (and house husbands and ex-house husbands) of Beverly Hills. From casual chats with Denise Richards to fashion shows with Lisa Rinna, brace yourselves for an adventure because you are about to be as up close and personal as the ice cube in Lisa Vanderpump's rosé.
Ep 8: And The Oscar Goes to No One Cus You're All Canceled
Emily and Taylor reflect on the future of red carpet reporting because eventually Zoom interviews will get as old as conversations with our house plants. Detailing recent interview experiences with celebs like Whitney Port and Mischa Barton, the blondes wonder if celebrities are taking this time in their mansions to connect with Jesus and their crystals and realize they should be a little damn nicer to the press.
Ep 7: Talk To Me Once You're Unemployed, J.Lo
Celebrities suck at COVID-19 and clearly their wealth can't buy them self-awareness. Unless the Hollywood elite are going to pay our rent, then shush. In an open letter to Chrissy Teigen and her 12 nannies, to J. Lo and her child servant, and Meghan and Harry in their Malibu compound, Emily and Taylor call the BS on celebrities' "contributions" to the coronavirus pandemic because if they're not taking our Venmo, then we don't want to hear it.
Ep 6: Corona V Is Such a B
Welcome to the great equalizer that is Coronavirus. Emily and Taylor pull no punches shedding light on how Hollywood isn’t even immune to the pandemic mess. From Taylor’s experience at the Mulan worldwide premiere to Emily’s whirlwind trip home from Europe amid the travel ban, grab your quarantini because your minds are about to be blown all the way to Australia to Tom Hanks’ isolation. We may all be unemployed but good thing George Clooney’s Italian fortress is still being financed by Casamigos, who still manages to steal the spotlight from a global health crisis.
Ep 5: Whatever, Joaquin Phoenix, I'm Getting Cheese Fries
Hollywood’s elite really soaked up their 15 minutes at the Oscars this year and somehow reached an all-time level of extra -- and we saw it first-hand. From our Oscars night experiences covering the exclusive Vanity Fair and Mercedes Benz parties, we weigh in on the craziness fans did - and didn’t - see. From the behind-the-scenes truth about Joaquin Phoenix's vegan sermon, to the contents of the $225,000 Oscars gift bags that the Academy forgot to send us, it’s a take on Oscars night that you won't get anywhere else.
Ep 4: Time to Quarantine "Female Empowerment"
Plain and simple: The term “female empowerment” has got to go. And this is coming from two badass, millennial entrepreneurs. But from our vantage point, a lot of celebrities preaching this concept and talking the talk, don’t walk the walk. Given our personal experiences, we’re calling out the hypocrisy and taking names as we do it. We even play powerful interview audio from celebrities including Mira Sorvino and R. Kelly survivors in a provocative take on #MeToo. Here’s what “female empowerment” should really look like from the Hollywood elite...
Ep 3: The Show Goes On: the Frontlines of Kobe Bryant's Death
This episode takes on a more serious topic, the death of Kobe Bryant, and our incredibly atypical experiences on Grammys day, with Taylor covering the awards at the Staples Center, the epicenter of Kobe’s life, while Emily reported live from the crash site minutes after the accident happened. We give listeners an eyewitness experience of the historic event that you won’t hear anywhere else. But, of course, the show must go on, so we also provide moments of levity revealing wacky, behind-the-scenes moments from the day, like the blackout at Steven Tyler’s Viewing Party and DJ Khaled’s uncomfortable backstage moments.
Ep 2: Throw Me a Bone, Robert Downey Jr
It's the day after the 2020 Critics Choice Awards, and boy oh boy, do we have treats for you. From Emily's plus one getting mistaken for the lead in "1917" to Taylor having to conduct interviews from an actual bush, it won't be a night you'll soon forget. As an introductory episode to the show, we give you an overview of the chaos in red carpet reporting life -- like getting blown off by Robert Downey Jr. and lost on the way to Golden Globes on #ShuttleGate. You'll come for the red carpet stories and stay for Emily's award-winning rant on Meghan Markle's vagina.
Ep 1: Break Up With Your Publicist, I'm Bored
Times they are a-Changin’, and celeb access sure isn’t what it used to be. From publicists treating us like we’re on an FBI watch list, to encountering Leonardo DiCaprio and his anxiety, our personal stories take you directly into the industry madness that intensifies by the day. We reveal challenging interactions with Kristen Bell and Scott Eastwood, expose the questionable behavior of the HFPA (and how the Golden Globes are likely rigged), and give you a rare view into celebrity culture, why it’s become paralyzed by censorship, and how reporters - and the public - are the ones paying the price.