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A weekly pop-culture breakdown show based on Jezebel's daily column Dirt Bag. Each week Madeleine Davies digs deep on the shallow industry of celebrity gossip, giving you an inside look at how famous people, publicists, tabloids, and even things like Scientology come together to create the celebrity news you love to hate.

A weekly pop-culture breakdown show based on Jezebel's daily column Dirt Bag. Each week Madeleine Davies digs deep on the shallow industry of celebrity gossip, giving you an inside look at how famous people, publicists, tabloids, and even things like Scientology come together to create the celebrity news you love to hate.
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A weekly pop-culture breakdown show based on Jezebel's daily column Dirt Bag. Each week Madeleine Davies digs deep on the shallow industry of celebrity gossip, giving you an inside look at how famous people, publicists, tabloids, and even things like Scientology come together to create the celebrity news you love to hate.

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English


Episodes

Nip/Tuck: A Century of Actors Fucking with Their Faces (RECAST)

12/27/2017
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Splinter’s Dodai Stewart joins Madeleine and Megan to talk about two of their favorite subjects, celebrities and plastic surgery! From the early facelift that left silent movie actress Mary Pickford unable to smile to the not-so-secret nose jobs of the Mickey Mouse Club, we’re exploring the trends in and ramifications of the elective cosmetic surgeries and dermatological procedures of the rich and the famous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:13:03


What Is a “Rape Choreographer” and Why Do Movie Sets Need Them? (RECAST)

12/20/2017
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With rape scenes more prevalent in TV and movies than ever before, it’s become all the more important for directors to insure a safe set in which all performers (whether they’re portraying the victim or the rapist) feel safe and supported. LA Weekly film critic April Wolfe joins us on this week’s episode to discuss the dangerous history of rape in film and how sets are evolving to correct the violations committed by actors and directors of the past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration: 00:54:00


What Celebrity Wine to Bring to Your Holiday Dinner

12/13/2017
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Celebrities are good at many things (sponcon, achieving the effortless beach waves etc.), but is making decent, drinkable wine one of them? Joined by our friends Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen of the Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum, we debate whether Dave Matthews’ Dreaming Tree is good for a BBQ, if Madeleine Davies is a secret wine expert, and the THNK 1994 Museum’s latest exhibit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:03:48


It’s Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Mariah Carey’s Christmas

12/6/2017
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Is Mariah Carey the queen of Christmas? Or is she--as she says (now)--unworthy of such a lofty, made-up title? This week, we’re joined by Jezebel Senior Writer and Mariah Carey superfan Rich Juzwiak to discuss Mimi’s love of the holiest of days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:01:48


The Stassi Schroeder Apology Tour

11/29/2017
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This week, we sat down with Jezebel staff writer Ellie Shechet to dig through the mountains of fresh, loamy celebrity gossip--Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged! Lena Dunham is apologizing for something, as is Stassi Schroeder of Vanderpump Rules!--for an extended, apologetic game-filled edition of the Dirtiest Dirt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:03:07


Let Me Be Your Rock of Love, Part II

11/22/2017
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Continuing our conversation with reality TV greats Mark Cronin and Lisa Lopez (of The Surreal Life, Flavor of Love, and Rock of Love), we delve into the darker side of reality television, discussing the 2009 murder of Jasmine Fiore by Megan Wants a Millionaire contestant Ryan Alexander Jenkins, the following fallout with VH1, and how they’ve evolved their casting process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:43:58


Let Me Be Your Rock of Love, Part I

11/15/2017
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On the next two episodes, we sit down with the father and mother of celeb-reality television, real life couple Mark Cronin and Lisa Lopez, whose shows The Surreal Life, Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, and all their spin-offs dominated VH1 from 2003-2009. Now working on their latest creation, Bravo’s Below Deck, the pair indulge us in looking back and dishing dirt on casting and corralling volatile people, being friends with New York, and all the tawdry delights that they’ve given us...

Duration: 00:58:12


How Can We Help Sexual Harassment Victims in Hollywood?

11/8/2017
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A chat with Caroline Heldman from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media about how best to handle and report sexual assault and harassment on film sets and what resources should be made available for women. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:59:15


Just Xenu It: a Special (Suppressive) Scientology Episode (RECAST)

11/1/2017
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This is a recast of the episode where Bobby and Madeleine take an in-depth look at the criminal accusations surrounding actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson and the cover-ups that happen within the favorite religion of the rich and the famous. Episode features interviews with Tony Ortega, journalist and renowned critic of Scientology, and former Scientologist Chris Shelton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:07:20


A Hollywood Forever Halloween

10/25/2017
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This spooooky pre Halloween week, we’re joined by Karina Longworth, host and creator of the excellent podcast You Must Remember This, to talk about three celebrity (or celebrity adjacent) deaths of the 20th century, starting with suspect carbon monoxide poisoning of Thelma Todd in the ‘30s and ending with the horrific murder of actress/model Dorothy Stratten in 1980. During our discussion, we also delve into the macabre cultural fascination with famous, young dead women and why everything...

Duration: 01:04:51


The Casting Couch

10/18/2017
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The Harvey Weinstein scandal has brought new focus to an old concept that never fully went away: the casting couch, the sexist and harmful trope of female actors having sex with producers for movie roles. Joining us in the studio is Jezebel staff writer and resident historian Kelly Faircloth to talk about the history of the casting couch--and the association of actresses and sex work--that dates as far back as the restoration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:57:09


How to Unmake a Pop Star

10/11/2017
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We sit down with Jezebel’s own Clover Hope to talk about Iggy Azalea and how the music industry banded around one blonde girl from Australia to make--and then unmake--a star. And, special guest from Jezebel's sister podcast Big Time Dicks, Joanna Rothkopf joins for a special Big Time Dicks: Hollywood edition of the Dirtiest Dirt, featuring Harvey Weinstein and the multiple allegations against him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:03:39


I'm with the Band with Pamela Des Barres

10/4/2017
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Pamela Des Barres is known to many as the world's most famous groupie, having slept with Mick Jagger, babysat for Frank Zappa, and more. She is also a highly talented memoirist, musician and rock historian whose debut memoir, _I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie_, turns 30 this year. This week on DirtCast, Pamela joins us from Los Angeles to tell some of her best stories, touch on controversial topics like the "baby groupies" and explain what it takes to put your life on paper....

Duration: 00:56:49


Are You There God, It’s Me, Hollywood

9/27/2017
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On this week’s episode, we talk to E! News anchor and veteran entertainment reporter Ken Baker about his new book The Ken Commandments: My Search for God in Hollywood, in which he embarks on a spiritual journey in what some consider the most godless place on earth, Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:04:19


The Wokest Emmys Yet Is Barely Awake

9/20/2017
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We break down the Emmys with Vulture staff writer E. Alex Jung and talk about the start of award season, Sean Spicer's cameo, diversity in the tv industry, and, of course, Scientology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:08:03


Maybe She’s Born With It, Maybe It’s Her Brand Story

9/13/2017
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Talking about the successes --and failures-- when celebrities stop being celebrities and start making contour kits, lip kits, and baby products to sell to the masses. On this week’s episode of DirtCast, we’re joined by Jezebel senior writer Clover Hope to discuss Fenty Beauty by Rihanna and other celebrity beauty lines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:09:22


The People’s Princess

9/6/2017
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It’s been an improbable 20 year since the untimely and tragic passing of Princess Diana, a woman who changed the face of modern celebrity’s relationship with the paparazzi forever. In honor of her life, we’re talking with Jezebel’s very own royals expert, staff writer Kelly Faircloth about Diana’s legacy and the cult of celebrity that surrounded her in the hectic year leading up to her death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:55:16


Nip/Tuck: A Century of Actors Fucking with Their Faces

8/30/2017
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Splinter’s Dodai Stewart joins Madeleine and Megan to talk about two of their favorite subjects, celebrities and plastic surgery! From the early facelift that left silent movie actress Mary Pickford unable to smile to the not-so-secret nose jobs of the Mickey Mouse Club, we’re exploring the trends in and ramifications of the elective cosmetic surgeries and dermatological procedures of the rich and the famous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:11:58


Celebrity Death Match

8/23/2017
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This week, we’re talking about our favorite (or at least the most memorable) celebrity feuds--from Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick to Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera to Ryan Adams and The Strokes--with help from our friend Allie Jones, Senior Writer at New York Magazine’s The Cut. Also discussed: Joss Whedon’s alleged misdoings and why you should never trust an overly outspoken male feminist.

Duration: 01:01:46


It Wasn't, Like, The Crime of the Century

8/16/2017
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On the occasion of Taylor Swift winning her court case and taking a stand against sexual assault, this week’s DirtCast is about celebrities on trial. Joining us in the studio to talk about everything from the Bling Ring to Winona Ryder’s shoplifting escapades is Jezebel’s very own Bobby Finger.

Duration: 01:04:07

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