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Let's Escape the Dumpster Fire That Is 2018 With a Visit to the Early 2000s Let's Escape the Dumpster Fire That Is 2018 With a Visit to the Early 2000s

Another year, another group of disappointing It Girls. Nothing has lived up to the golden era of 2000s celebrity gossip, the wild triumvirate of Paris, Lindsay, and Britney. So why not just relive it?

How This Dangerous 'Spiritual Guru' Is Like an Instagram Influencer How This Dangerous 'Spiritual Guru' Is Like an Instagram Influencer

On this very spiritual episode of DirtCast, Madeleine Davies and Megan Reynolds get the behind-the-scenes dirt on Gizmodo’s crazy new podcast The Gateway, with host Jennings Brown and producer Jessica Glazer.

We Sat Down with a Gallery Girl to Revisit Bravo's Forgotten Reality Shows We Sat Down with a Gallery Girl to Revisit Bravo's Forgotten Reality Shows

Ever since Bravo created The It Factor in 2002, the network has been churning out reality shows like they’re practically free to make (because they are). While many of these shows have made their stars into household names—in all the households that matter, at least—others have drifted into obscurity, seemingly…

DirtCast Investigates What Makes a Summer Anthem  DirtCast Investigates What Makes a Summer Anthem 

Picture the best and most beautiful summer’s day: A slight breeze, medium humidity, the sun shining on only part of your face as you sit half-in, half-out of the shade. Perhaps there’s a popsicle in your hand, or maybe an iced beverage. A car blows past you on the street, its windows wide open. What song do you hear?

The Magnificent Meghan Markle  The Magnificent Meghan Markle 

Meghan Markle has already stepped into her role as the Duchess of Sussex with the ease, grace, and dignity befitting a Suits star, but we at Dirtcast are not quite ready to let these beautiful, British nuptials go into that good night.

Wintour of Our Discontent: What Does It Take to Get Into the Met Gala? Wintour of Our Discontent: What Does It Take to Get Into the Met Gala?

With this year’s Met Gala, in all its heretical glory, solidly in our rearview, we—your humble DirtCast hosts—decided to take a closer look at this curious cultural institution and its role in the celebrity ecosystem.

I Believe YouTubers Are the Future I Believe YouTubers Are the Future

Like with any age demographic, it’s hard to characterize teens with one blanket description. Some are smart and some are dumb. Some are polite and some gather in groups and heckle you (okay, me) on the subway. There are those, like the Parkland teenagers, who are informed and brave activists and then there are others…

What Makes a Horror Movie Good? What Makes a Horror Movie Good?

Horror movies—schlocky, gory, full of jump scares, and shrieking violins—are rarely “good” by critical standards. But now that Get Out’s Jordan Peele won an Oscar, and Jim Halpert’s The Quiet Place is set to spend another week at the top of the box office charts, it is time to take a closer look at the genre.

Talking to the Delightful Creators of the 'Lea Michele Can’t Read' Conspiracy Talking to the Delightful Creators of the 'Lea Michele Can’t Read' Conspiracy

In 2017, podcasters Jaye Hunt and Robert Ackerman of “One More Thing” posted a Facebook Live video presenting a slideshow they’d made to elucidate a theory of their own creation: that Lea Michele, the star of Glee, can neither read nor write.

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Shiplap, French Doors, and Fixer Upper It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Shiplap, French Doors, and Fixer Upper

This week’s very special episode of Dirtcast comes via listener request!

2 Teams, 2 Days, and Many Tears: Revisiting the Joy of Trading Spaces 2 Teams, 2 Days, and Many Tears: Revisiting the Joy of Trading Spaces

It is difficult to remember a time before home renovation shows dominated the airwaves, but stretch the limts of your memory all the way back to the early 2000s, when a little show called Trading Spaces made its debut.

The Terminally Delightful BenDeLaCreme Tells All! The Terminally Delightful BenDeLaCreme Tells All!

BenDeLaCreme’s charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent shines as bright as the top of the Chrysler Building. So naturally, we had to sit her down for a chat.

Let's Explore the Giddy, Joyous Escapism of Korean TV Dramas! Let's Explore the Giddy, Joyous Escapism of Korean TV Dramas!

If American teen TV isn’t juicy enough and British teen TV is too real, please divert your attention to the romantic and melodramatic stylings of the K-drama and prepare to be taken on a journey.

Skins Alive: The Agony and Ecstasy of British Teen TV Skins Alive: The Agony and Ecstasy of British Teen TV

What do Daniel Kaluuya, Gilly and Gendry from Game of Thrones, and Dev Patel all have in common?

Give mother! an Honorary Oscar for Making Us All Scream in Frustration and Agony Give mother! an Honorary Oscar for Making Us All Scream in Frustration and Agony

The Academy Awards are imminent, breathing down our collective necks with their gowns and speeches and glad-handing, and we at Dirtcast are ready and willing and able to discuss every single facet!

The Creator of Jersey Shore On Being a Proud 'Guidette' and Making The Best Reality TV in the Biz The Creator of Jersey Shore On Being a Proud 'Guidette' and Making The Best Reality TV in the Biz

“This’ll be fun, we can talk a lot of smack,” SallyAnn Salsano, self-identified Guidette said at the start of our rollicking conversation about her reality show empire that includes Jersey Shore and the forthcoming and insanely entertaining (sorry!) Winter Break: Hunter Mountain. I am happy to report that she was…

This Valentine's Day, Let's Remember When All the Pop Stars Swore They Didn't Fuck This Valentine's Day, Let's Remember When All the Pop Stars Swore They Didn't Fuck

it’s a very special day! A day where love in all its various forms is celebrated, for eating chocolate, and for remembering that time in the early 2000s when pop-lebrities loudly declared that they would wait...for sex.

DirtCast Is Back and We're Digging Back Decades to the Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood DirtCast Is Back and We're Digging Back Decades to the Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood

After a long and restorative recharge, DirtCast is back and better (maybe) than ever!

Dave Matthews's Crush or Drew Barrymore's Pinot: Which Celebrity Wine to Bring to Your Holiday Dinner Dave Matthews's Crush or Drew Barrymore's Pinot: Which Celebrity Wine to Bring to Your Holiday Dinner

It’s the holidays, which means it’s the time of the year when many of us will be turning to the bottle—either to complement our Christmas dinners or make it through our hometown visits. So what celebrity wine (because why drink a pleb wine when you have the celebrity option?) should you turn to first?

All I Want For Christmas Is Another Episode of DirtCast All I Want For Christmas Is Another Episode of DirtCast

Mariah Carey is many things to many people: mother, daughter, occasional PR disaster, and, above all, an elusive chanteuse. But is she the Queen of Christmas? We at Dirtcast know the answer in our hearts, but felt it necessary to interrogate what has now become a central question during the holiday season for…

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