Elon's Burnt Hair perfume, Shein's resale tool & Fyre Fest II? 👀🍿🧃
Hi Wrecklings! For those of you still following the Olivia Wilde drama— the nanny spilled all about her breakup with Jason… anddd now the dog walker wrote a piece for Gawker- albeit lacking in the same level of drama. No matter how your week is going, remember that you’re not having to lead the search for Adidas’ Director of Brand Communications during a huge brand crisis.
“Fyre Festival 2.0? Fraudster Billy McFarland is hatching a comeback with mysterious new business venture where he promises 'this time, everyone is invited' - just a month after being released from four-year prison sentence”- HOW IS THIS HAPPENING AGAIN? The phone message isn’t clear about what’s supposed to happen after it automatically hangs up on you. I’m predicting that this is going to be some virtual Amazing Race nonsense where they sell all the participant data to advertisers.
“Tens of Thousands of Idiots Bought Elon Musk's 'Burnt Hair' And Now It's Sold Out”- I’m convinced this is becoming an internal game of whether there’s a limit on what Elon and co. can market and promote.
“It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' actor said Tesla 'lost a customer' after his car was stuck in a parking garage for days when his key fob broke”- High-tech is fun until it’s not.
“Try Guys Wife (No, Not That One) Spills on Another Alleged James Corden Restaurant Meltdown”- Despite his apparent apology, it’s debatable between James Corden doesn’t feel like he’s done anything wrong and he actually feels badly. My vote is he feels badly his reputation is taking a hit.
“NDAs, Obsessive Buyers, and $400 for Sublime: Inside the Baffling Revival of the Cassette Tape”- Truly, there seems to be an argument as to why we should never throw away anything—because old tech will always come back as an overpriced product at Urban Outfitters.
“Netflix cracks down on freeloaders: Streaming giant mulls extra charges for account sharing - after trialing extra $3-a-month scheme for additional accounts in South America”- With new Law & Order episodes no longer on Hulu, I’m really wondering how many streaming services I want/need… because it’s getting insane and expensive.
“Parler Accidentally Doxxed Its Most VIP Members When It Announced Kanye's Acquisition”- A whole who’s who of people I’d never want to be in a room with!
“Sorry you went viral”- This entire piece made me sad, especially the ending mentioning how Vine shut down. RIP Vine, love you, miss you.
“A TikToker accidentally bought a 'hideous' $4,000 Salvador Dalí print because she was 'bored' and had 'FOMO' at an auction she never expected to win”- A friend’s boyfriend who works in art says she’s going to have to have a tough time reselling this print because it was overvalued.
“A Billionaire Is Demolishing a Perfectly Good $110M Mansion. Locals Aren’t Happy.”- This feels a lot like the time NYC’s Washington Square Park underwent a ton of construction to move the fountain 20-something feet so that it would be aligned with the arch.
“Inside the Heartbreaking Cons of America’s Most Prolific Romance Scammer”- This is like the Tinder Swindler without the glitz or glam.
“What the Fuck Is Wrong With Bret Easton Ellis?”- He wrote American Psycho, this doesn’t feel terribly shocking.
“2 men arrive to pick up their daughter from school, discover it's the same girl”- And this entire situation was facilitated by the mother’s (former) best friend? Brutal.
“Meta shareholder writes critical open letter saying the company needs to slash headcount and stop spending so much money on the ‘metaverse’”- Only $5B a year on the metaverse? We’ll never get legs at that rate!
“Shein Launched A Resale Platform Days After An Investigation Shed Light On Just How Bad The Brand Is For The Environment. How Convenient”- I’m going to be seriously impressed if anything purchased from Shein survives two washes, much less two owners.
“Has your Gmail spam filter gone to sh*t recently? You aren’t alone”- Trying to reclaim my personal email from bulk emails feels like a battle I’m never going to win, even more so recently.
“You Can Buy Hyped Sneakers for Your Horse Now”- If your horse is too big for shoes from Build-A-Bear, you now have options!
“Meet President Baugh — the self-proclaimed 'dictator' of a micronation in Nevada you've probably never heard of”- Idk this micronation’s politics but everything from their navy to their time zone and currency is hilarious.
More Serious Stories
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“Right-Wing Media Stars Promote Anti-‘Woke’ AT&T Rival That’s Actually Just AT&T”
“Miss USA vice president, who is husband of pageant director Crystle Stewart, was forced to quietly step down after 'sexually harassing young models' and sending video of his p3n1s to a former contestant in 2018”
“Conspiracy theorists are blaming the government for Hurricane Ian”
“How a Diabetes Drug Became the Talk of Hollywood, Tech and the Hamptons”
“Armie Hammer is sued by American Express over unpaid balance of almost $67K”