Today's pop-culture roundup includes inane speculation, Lana Del Rey talking about her sex life, yet another heroin-based death, our mystery music video and much more.
REALLY, JENNY?: You really want to go there?, per The Wrap, "It seems like Jenny McCarthy is going to just let it all hang out during her last few weeks on "The View." Tuesday's show was barely three minutes old when McCarthy let loose with some idle speculation about Hillary Clinton's sexuality. While discussing a tell-all book written by a former secret service officer on the Clinton detail, the hosts addressed a nickname they had for a supposed frequent visitor and alleged Bill Clinton mistress: "The Energizer."
"Amid the usual "it's none of their business" type of responses, McCarthy decided to toss a little bomblet into the discussion: "Maybe he has his girlfriends and she has hers." BOOM! "You're just putting stuff out there!" replied Sherri Shepherd. To his credit, guest host Jason Biggs took the bait and made an off-color Energizer joke. We'd repeat it, but ABC dropped the audio for at least ten seconds." http://bit.ly/WBG5dJ
THE BEST MAN: Of another sequel, per Deadline, "Malcolm D. Lee is back to write and direct the third film in the series, which Universal has titled and slated for April 15, 2016. The studio says the ensemble cast is returning for The Best Man Wedding, which features the group getting back together for a most unexpected nuptials." http://bit.ly/UsCvRb
SEX: And Lana Del Rey, per the Daily Mail, "She has caused a stir by recording a new song called F****d My Way Up To The Top. And Lana Del Rey has admitted there is an element of truth to the title of the song which appears on her newly released album Ultraviolence. However while she says she has had plenty of sexual relations with men working in the music industry, she denies it helped her career." http://dailym.ai/1nfJ85j
PEACHES GELDOF: Just the facts, per Us Weekly, "Three months after the untimely death of Peaches Geldof, the socialite's cause of death has been revealed. The TV personality and model passed away on April 7, 2014 at the age of 25, and the coroner ruled on Wednesday, July 24, that it was due to a heroin overdose.
"Pathologist Peter Jerreat said in a inquest held in Kent, England, that Geldof's body showed puncture wounds on the elbows, thumbs, and wrists, and she had heroin levels in the "fatal range" in her system. Her blood stream also held traces of methadone, codeine, and morphine. The daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches was found in her home by her husband, S.C.U.M rocker Thomas Cohen. He went to check on his late wife after he had been unable to reach her while out of town." http://usm.ag/1pcx9oq
BEYONCE & JAY Z: Of the chattering class, per Celebuzz!, "If you believe what you read, Beyoncé and Jay Z are splitting up. But on Monday, Bey shared an adorable photo of she, Jay and their daughter Blue Ivy, as if to hush the haters.
". . . Breakup rumors have dogged the couple since Bey's sister Solange attacked Jay Z in an elevator following the Met Gala back in May. While the family released a statement saying they had put the incident behind them and moved on, the rumors of a split have not gone away." http://celeb.bz/1pcPEcu
ROYAL BIRTHDAY BOY: Wonder if they let him attack the cake, per People, "Prince George had a party fit for a king on Tuesday. Celebrated by his grandparents, godparents and, to top it off, his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth - as well as uncle Prince Harry - the royal infant marked his first birthday in style at the Kensington Palace home of his parents, William and Kate." http://bit.ly/1nfKRr7
BEATLES AND BEETLES: And the late, great George Harrison, per the Associated Press, "A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be replanted in the fall." http://bit.ly/1npsyza
'GLEE' MATRIMONY: Off the set, per Perez Hilton, "Naya Rivera has married Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas this past July 19th and the Glee star sounds like she's on top of the world! The couple released a statement concerning their wedding that said: "We feel truly blessed to be joined as husband and wife. Our special day was fated and everything we could have ever asked for." Naya wore a Monique Lhuillier gown for the nuptials while Dorsey had on a Dolce & Gabbana suit a fresh couple indeed!" http://bit.ly/1kUetWw
SELENA GOMEZ AND A NEW BOY TOY: Or something like that, per X17, "Selena Gomez turned 22 Tuesday, and rather than moping about her recent split from Justin Bieber, the singer/actress celebrated by hanging out with her hot new beau Tommaso "Tommy" Chiabra on a yacht in St. Tropez!
"Chiabra, 28, is the founder of Royal Yacht Supplies, and though he was linked to Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr in June, it certainly seems as though he's hooking up with Selena this month! Selena laughed and wrapped her arms around Tommy when the two hopped on a jet ski together, and later they were seen holding hands and sharing the same towel while drying off. Get it, girl!" http://bit.ly/1rKzMyP
DOWNTON ABBEY: But this also is a harsh reminder of winter, per USA TODAY, "Come winter, PBS is heading back to the Abbey. The fifth season of Masterpiece's biggest hit, Downton Abbey, will arrive on PBS on Jan. 4. It will have already finished its British run by then but now and then the Downton folks are determined to keep a tight lid on spoilers.
"Which means that pretty much all you're going to get out of someone like Joanne Froggatt, an Emmy nominee for her role as Anna, is generalities. She and a few of her fellow cast members were on a panel talking to members of the Television Critics Association late Tuesday." http://usat.ly/1kTZYlA
AND FINALLY: Today's mystery music video. http://bit.ly/1gxKz7j