‘Gossip With Celebitchy’ podcast #44: Male celebrities we think go downtown

Intro: Minutes 0 to 5:00
This episode gets explicit starting around minute 12:00. Please do not listen to that part around kids at all! I’m feeling better and Chandra is feeling ok too. She’s been napping and going for walks in the afternoon. We’re both gym people and miss the controlled environment of a gym. Chandra’s mom is in an assisted living facility and they’ve banned eating in the communal living facility. She’s ok though. My mom has been sick with a cough but doesn’t have a fever. I’m concerned about how many people aren’t taking this seriously and have misconceptions about the pandemic. I’ve been eating so much in quarantine. Chandra isn’t eating more because she’s not working out as much. You can listen below!

Vanessa Hudgens and Evangeline Lilly: Minutes 5:00 to 10:00
Chandra is surprised at how few bad incidents there have been with celebrities in the wake of the pandemic. I mention that Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas just did a paparazzi photoshoot where they went shopping. Vanessa Hudgens talked on Instagram Live about how disappointed she was that Coachella was postponed. She made some really tone deaf and offensive comments including “even if everybody gets it, people are going to die, which is terrible, but like, inevitable?” She issued a follow up video in which she claimed she was taken out of context and said she was home on lockdown. She didn’t apologize at all!

Evangeline Lilly posted a photo of a cup of tea with the hashtag #businessasusual saying she’d dropped her kids off at gymnastics camp and wasn’t going to practice social distancing, essentially. Her follow-up comments were awful and referenced freedom and “marshall” [sic] law. Chandra mentions Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, who wisely told their fans to take this seriously and stay inside. Ariana’s tweet about hip hop yoga was hilarious.

Trump’s racism: Minutes 10:00 to 11:20
We make fun of the way Trump says “China” when using his racist language to refer to the coronavirus. Chandra says it’s like he’s saying “vagina,” which is accurate. As Chandra mentions, “it’s racist and he has a terrible accent.” He’s trying to change the conversation from how the US and his administration absolutely botched their response. This is his racist comfort zone.

Male celebrities who probably go downtown: Minutes 11:20 to 18:40
We talk about the Twitter thread where people speculated which male celebrities go downtown. You know what that means! Jodie Turner Smith confirmed that her partner, Joshua Jackson, is good at it by posting a clip of Rick James doing “Superfreak.” I get really embarrassed during this conversation! Here are the celebrities we discuss:
Justin Timberlake: No
Leonardo Dicaprio: No
Colin Farrell: Yes
The Rock: Yes, he confirmed it
Robert Pattinson: Yes, Chandra is iffy about it
Kristofer Hivju (Tormund): Yes
Robert DeNiro: Yes, Chandra thinks he’s too old, I disagree
Jake Gyllenhaal: I think he does, Chandra does not
Andrew Lincoln: Yes
Prince Harry: Yes, Prince William: No
Oscar Isaac: We disagree. I think he does, Chandra does not
Adam Driver: Yes
Tom Hardy: Yes
Ben Affleck: You have to listen to this part (15:40)
Michael Fassbender: Yes
Clive Owen: Yes
James McAvoy: Yes
Gerard Butler: Yes
After that Chandra talks about Stan Wawrinka and his face and I can’t! Plus we talk about John Mayer and Diplo. Ew that’s all I’m saying.

User Feedback: Minutes 18:40 to 22:00
Barb in SoCal is an MD in California and tells us it sounds like we have COVID-19 based on the symptoms we described. She told us not to go out of the house, which we have been taking seriously. To be clear I did not go to pilates classes last week, I took classes on demand. I go off on businesses which are still staying open and Chandra says she understands small businesses which are just trying to stay in business. We got a nice email from Mary who has been reading us for 13 years! We got a text message from Dog Obsessed Girl about Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ portmanteau. (I’m sorry I didn’t credit you, I only saw the email with the message and didn’t check the app!)

Comments of the Week: Minutes 22:00 to 24:00
My comment of the week is from Me on the post about Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas needing to be in self isolation after going overseas. Chandra’s comment of the week is from S808 on the post about Princess Beatrice having to postpone her wedding for the third time.

Thanks for listening bitches! You can text us or leave us a voicemail at 434-218-3219. Also if you are bored or lonely and just want to text me I will totally text with you! I work from 5am to 1pm and take a nap until about 3pm EST. Anytime after 3pm until about 9pm I’m usually available for texting.

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24 Responses to “‘Gossip With Celebitchy’ podcast #44: Male celebrities we think go downtown”

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  1. Esmom says:

    Aw, lol at your list of celebs who may or may not go downtown.

    I’ve also been reading for at least 12 years…I know because I can picture myself firing up my computer in the office of my old house where I haven’t lived in that long. You were and continue to be the first place I go every morning. It’s times like these that I appreciate your humor, insight and compassion more than ever. And I love your willingness to be even more accessible. Stay well!

    • Celebitchy says:

      Oh thank you so much Esmom! That is so nice to hear. 😭😭😭

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      I’m right there with you Esmom. I was a reader forever. When I started deleting so many social accounts, this site continued to be the first place I came to every morning. And still is.

      • dj says:

        I am also a very long time reader. This is where I come right after the news (if, I can tolerate any that day) or after work. You are performing a public service! I need this site so much in my life as I am a mental health therapist. These are stressful times. I will stay tuned.

  2. Cobra says:

    When I started reading celebrity gossip online, i couldn’t find anything that vibes with me. I accidentally came here and remember thinking to myself ‘I found my people’. Respectful, eloquent, intelligent,kind and loving people – both the writers and readers. I love it here. I read everyday, its my morning routine. CNN and Celebitchy. I have been reading it for 8 years. Great job you guys!!

  3. f. Fantyfan says:

    I think I’ve been coming to your site for at least 10 years, but I normally don’t comment because I’m supposed to be working and am at work…..But I love you all and hope everyone is at home and being safe and well

  4. Faithmobile says:

    I was really sick yesterday, and Your podcast made me laugh out loud. Feeling better today and grateful that it’s Monday and there are new articles. Keep up the good work!

  5. Celebitchy says:

    Ok so now I’m crying at my desk. You guys mean a lot to us and we appreciate you so much.

  6. Gelya says:

    Reading the comments I realized I have been snooping over here for twelve years. Found you through Dlisted which I discovered at the same time. You all got me through some tough times. Love you guys. Stay super safe.

    • Anners says:

      Same! Either D-listed or Gallery of the Absurd. I can’t remember anymore, but I found this site when I was in Taiwan and it felt like a bit of home. This is the only site I read anymore and I’m grateful for the humour and nuanced approach the the writers and (most of) the commenters take. Love this place – thanks for letting me lurk for so long.

  7. Lucy says:

    Did you really need to use McAvoy as your header????? Uggggghhhhhh. That thought alone will get me through the quarantine.

    • ichsi says:

      Right? I was like “ooohhhh, an old pic of James, what are they talking about?” and then that xDD
      And yes, he totally does.

  8. Normades says:

    Agree with most of this list especially Justin and Leo! But Robert deNiro, I would guess no. Oscar Issac oh please yes!

  9. Truthiness says:

    I don’t think Jake G goes downtown in the way that you mean. He bats for the other team and is probably great at whatever he puts his mind to. I can listen to the podcast because my state is on lockdown, my company has sent us home with our computers to keep on as if everything was the same old, same old. The bad news is that for 2 days I have pretty bad fatigue, muscle aches and I keep going hot and cold, cold and hot. And I officially hate hoarders now. :)

  10. Zoe says:

    Why would any woman get with a man (or woman) who doesn’t go downtown, celeb or not?!

    • CherryL says:

      Some women are not that into it. I don’t think there are many men out there who don’t.

  11. Thats_Ms_J says:

    Thank you thank you so much for this. Your site has kept me sane working a bazillion hours in my old firm and now as a solo-entrepreneur dealing with this crisis. Loving the podcast , you guys crack me up. I keep yelling GYNA GYNA at the tv when our orange overlord is on. And now you started a whole group chat on which celebrities are champions at going down. It’s made our day. God Bless you ladies and Jodie Turner Smith. Also – thoughts on Pedro Pascal? I dream of a Pedro Pascal, Oscar Isaac sex sammie with a side of Colin Farrel.

  12. Kaye says:

    Regarding Trump saying “china”:


    This is something that can always make me laugh.

  13. Flying fish says:

    Robert DeNiro…😂.

  14. My3cents says:

    Just wanted to send out a quick thank you as well.
    Especially in these times were so many people are at home, with not much to do (except eating of course) your posts and podcasts really help put a smile on my face, and keep moral up.
    “Escapism can be smart “- was never truer!
    Stay healthy everyone.

  15. Adele S. Macmillan says:

    I loved loved hot guy Friday posts but you got burnt out on those I think! But I need a good laugh and distraction and you are the remedy! Good luck and take care.

  16. Slacker says:

    I think Sparkles definitely does. If his relationship with Kristen Stewart was real I doubt she would have put up with him if he didn’t. He also seems like a dirty boy who would have no problem with that. He used to claim he licked KStews armpits (gross). I think he’s a f*ckboy just not as nasty as Diplo.