Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About Podcast: AJ Benza

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AJ Benza is our guest today. Our jaws dropped throughout the entire interview listening to him talk about his early days at E!, the Reelz Channel, Old Hollywood vs Millennials, The Kardashians, New York, being a gossip columnist at The Daily News, Mickey Rourke, The Gossip Show, Mysteries and Scandals, his podcast Fame Is A Bitch, Howard Stern, AJ After Hours, High Stakes Poker, being a father, bathroom drama at his son’s school, coaching sports, Artie Lange, Harvey Weinstein, the film he produced So B. It, being a parent and so much more.

And yes, he names names and spills tons of secrets.  

Also, I was very jetlagged and totally allowed myself to geek out for this interview.

Listen to AJ’s podcast, Fame Is A Bitch

Check Out So B. It

Follow AJ on social media

https://twitter.com/realajbenza

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Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About Podcast With Kate Casey

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Here are the show notes for the latest episode of Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About with guest Kate Casey. Listen on Listen on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherAudioBoom, or download/stream below.

We were blown away at how amazing of a guest Kate Casey was. If you think you know her from her podcast, Reality Life With Kate Casey, you will learn about an entirely new side of this incredible woman. Things get real! She talks to Ali and Amanda about boarding school in Pennsylvania, her career in politics, Hollywood, being in US Weekly on the reg, comedy, life as a wife and mother to four kids, her favorite reality shows and so much more. Equal parts fun and inspiration, you will love listening to this episode. Kate Casey is seriously #goals. 

Read Kate's blog Love And Knuckles.

Follow Kate on Twitter and Instagram.

Don’t forget, you can EARN EXTRA KARMA POINTS by subscribing and leaving us a five-star review on iTunes. All you have to do is click the Ratings and Reviews tab. Then, Click Write A Review. Then actually write a review.


In the Podcasts App, search for the podcast even though you already subscribe, then click Ratings and Reviews. Click Write A Review. Write about how much you love being a Blogette. It might not show up immediately, but just Ali going to an event, she’ll get there eventually.

Dressing Like The Stars: SAG Awards 2017 Edition

To summarize the 2017 SAG Awards in one word, I have to say it was inspirational. And it wasn’t just the speeches. It was the styles. Every single outfit was so incredibly unique. I started the Dressing Like The Stars series as a way to find versions of celebrity award show dresses that would be accessible to people who don’t have entourages or American Express Black cards. But, last night’s outfits were just so super custom that there was not one dress dupe to be found. Trust me, I look EVERYWHERE! But don't be disappointed, there are many dresses that share similar elements. So once you put your own spin on these celeb looks, you're guaranteed to be mistaken for a movie star. Remember to smile when the paparazzi try to take your picture.  

Julie Lake

Julie Lake was styled by my favorite celeb stylist, Ali Levine, who put her in a custom dress by Matthew Christopher. Red can be your new black in Amsale's Jaycie Drape Strapless Chiffon Gown.

Viola Davis

In what was my personal favorite look of the night, Viola Davis simply stunned in Vivienne Westwood. While not an exact dupe, this strapless Jill Stuart dress is pretty darn close.

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush looked marvelous in a magenta dress by Marchesa. Look pretty in your own pink dress from Laundry By Shelli Segal.

Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic rocked the red carpet in Yousef Al-Jasmi, but you can rock any kind of flooring in this blush beaded gown by Adrianna Papell

Shannon Purser

Shannon Purser looked anything but strange last night in a full on tulle gown. Betsy & Adam's Lace-Trimmed Hi-Lo gown captures her glam in a way that won't terrify your dry cleaner. 

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman wasn't kidding around in her ready for the runway Gucci gown. Dress The Populations's Elizabeth Sequin Midi
will have you ready for any event

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek was a ray of sunshine in Gucci. Apiece Apart's Reina One Shoulder Ruffle Dress steals the flounce neckline just a few shades away. Choose pink accessories to further Samlafy your look. 

Natalie Portman

Mommy-to-be Natalie Portman looked radiant in this bell sleeved Christian Dior dress. Luckily, you don't need a bump to appreciate her maternity style because we all just want to be comfortable sometimes. This ASOS dress is a bit shorter and more casual, but shares a high neckline, bold bell sleeves and has an equally forgiving shape.

Yara Shadidi

Yara Shadidi's Naeem Khan dress was a fashion risk that paid off. While I've rarely seen stripes that work, unless they're Missoni of course, her dress was the exception to the rule. Phoebe Couture's Sleeveless Halter Striped gown has a fun, but sophisticated vibe with vertical stripes, which are frankly more flattering for most body types.

Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams amazed in Charlie Braer. It was one of the most talked about looks of the night. Trust me, people won't shut up when you wear this Faux Wrap Satin Dress by Band of Gypsies. 

Style Inspired By The Late Zsa Zsa Gabor

Last week, Hollywood icon/actress/outspoken woman Zsa Zsa Gabor passed away. Perhaps her greatest accomplishment was being the first person that was famous for being famous. Before the days of Paris Hilton (Gabor was actually her great Aunt), Lindsay Lohan and all of the Kardashians, Gabor made headlines for her antics, jaw-dropping jewelry and unforgettable style.

So, take a lesson from Zsa Zsa and let her look influence yours. Here are some modern favorites inspired by Gabor’s old-world glamour. But unlike Zsa Zsa, you don’t need to marry a millionaire (nine times) to afford these looks.

“I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.”

-Zsa Zsa Gabor (Never Ask A Lady Her Age-2016)

Zsa Zsa always looked purr-fect in a leopard coat. Darling, you can look just as fabulous in your own from Michele ($68) or Hilfiger Denim ($179.99).

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With all the money you save on this ASOS dress ($38), Zsa Zsa would tell you that there is plenty of cash left over for diamonds. Or splurge guilt-free on this off the shoulder frock from  Nicole Miller ($440, right). Better yet, buy both!

Whether you prefer a knit dress like this one from ASOS on the left ($64) or a graphic t-shirt dress by Moschino on the right ($598), Zsa Zsa would say, they're both fabulous, darling! 

Zsa Zsa was all about putting a ring and a bow on it. Go for less of a bow with the Eliza J dress on the left ($98.90) or full-on fancy from DSquared ($2,260).

Zsa Zsa always made unforgettable statements and wore unforgettable statement necklaces. Make your own with Sterling Forever ($52).