End Times Update 5/15/2021: SNL, the Gas Crisis, and Courtney Stodden

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Unreasonably Hot Couple Kat Dennings and Andrew W.K. Announce Engagement

The pair began dating shortly after meeting just earlier this year.

Kat Dennings via Instagram

Bad news for everyone who has a crush on Kat Dennings: the actress is officially off the market.

Less than a month after the 2 Broke Girls and Big Mouth star revealed that she was in a relationship with rocker Andrew W.K., it's been confirmed that the two are engaged. Congratulations to the happy (and very, very hot) couple!

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What do you get when you combine drag queens and Shakespeare on Rupaul's Drag Race?? A first class ticket on the hot mess express!

The episode started with a mini challenge where the queens has 15 minutes to get in their best old lady drag, complete with wrinkles and walkers that had them looking like the cast of Cocoon. The two winners were Max (cuz she’s essentially an old lady) and Kennedy Davenport.

Max and Kennedy were then team captains for the main challenge where the queens had to put a twist on two Shakespeare classics—“Romy and Juliet” and “Macbitch.”

Side note, Shakespeare actually coined the term drag back in the day when men played all the roles and even Dressed As A Girl.

This was a major issue for more than half of the queens who knew absolutely NOTHING about Shakespeare.

“Call me young, call me illiterate, I’ve never heard of Macbeth,” Pearl confessed. Fine bitch, you’re young and illiterate.

Rupaul and Michelle Visage directed the plays, and first up was team Max. They all did a great job except for Jaidynn Dior Fierce who realized she can’t act for shit. She had a mini meltdown, but pulled herself together and they finished “Romy and Juliet” relatively easily.

Team Kennedy, not so much. Things got off to a terrible start when Kennedy didn’t think that the girls needed to rehearse together before the actual production in front of Ru and Michelle. Jasmine couldn’t remember any of her lines and she looks like Janice from The Muppets. Basically everyone stunk up the room. Bad.

“In 7 seasons of doing drag race, I’ve never seen a car crash like this before,” Ru said. “This is Not. Good.”

At the main runway show, the queens were challenged to be “Bearded and Beautiful” and the guest judges were Mel B and Kat Dennings.

Max’s team won the challenge and Max won overall for the night, taking home two latex couture gowns as a prize.

All of Kennedy’s team was up for elimination, and Ru was really pissed at all the bullshit she was hearing from them about their pitiful performance.

“I don’t want to hear and goddamn excuses,” Ru yelled.

“It was a mess from top to bottom,” Michelle said. “I don’t like messy bottoms.”

Eventually team leader Kennedy and Jasmine Masters lip synced for their lives to Kylie Minogue’s I Was Gonna Cancel. WHAT a shitty song. In the end, Ru decided that Kennedy was the one to stay.

Jasmine Masters, sashay away.

What did you think of Rupaul’s Drag Race? Sound off in the comments below!

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Award show season is back and better than ever! The stars in Hollywood hit the red carpet Wednesday night for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards.

All the hottest celebs in movies, television, and music gathered together to honor the latest and greatest actors and musicians picked by YOU! And, what’s an award show without a few show stopping trends, right?

Well, judging by last night’s red carpet, 2015 is gearing up to be the year of the jumpsuit. Onesies ruled the night—with Portia de Rossi killing it in a royal blue cutout jumpsuit by Zuhair Murad. Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo also hopped on the jumpsuit train with a super-chic beige lace number by Ellie Saab. Con Air actress Monica Potter rocked an elegant and simple black Diane von Furstenberg halter neck jumpsuit; while, Kaley Cuoco put an original twist on the trend with a flared leg, black and white cut out crop leg version.

It wouldn’t be a night in Hollywood though without a few sparkles. Rightfully so, sequined dresses have remained an award show staple. Hollywood IT girl and star of Modern Family, Sarah Hyland, looked adorable in a silver sequined strapless dress by Christian Siriano. The show’s host, Allison Janney, was one hot mama in a plunging silver sequined Rani Zakhem gown.

Kat Dennings sported a gorgeous black lace gown by Ludmila Corlateanu. Paired with strappy heels, the starlet looked super gothic chic.

Katherine McPhee kept it simple, yet sexy in a black and white cut out Balmain number. Keeping with the black theme, Bella Thorne looked ready for business in a slim-fitting Armani suit. Amy Adams was also keeping it short and sweet, looking stunning in a blue strapless Gucci shift.

Beg For It songstress Iggy Azalea combined two trends of the night in one. She wore a gorgeous black embroidered crop top and wide leg pants. She said it best herself—she’s so fancy.

Meanwhile, both Gabrielle Union and Viola Davis were pretty in pink—the Being Mary Jane star looked drop dead gorgeous in a raspberry colored Honor gown with a deep V-neck. The color popped against her skin and had every man at home wishing he was Dwayne Wade— while the How to get Away with Murder actress kept it classy in a classic soft pink Escada gown.

Last, but most certainly not least, Giuliana Rancic wore a T-length mint green dress by Tony Ward. The retro style looked perfect on the hostess with the mostess.

Award season is just getting started, folks!

Take a look through Popdust's pick of the best red carpet looks from last night—and, stay tuned for more fashion favorites from the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday!

Kat Dennings and Josh Groban are dating! Does anyone else find that super weird?

The 2 Broke Girls star and Josh went public at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills on Saturday, and apparently made a very sweet couple.

"They were so cute together!" a source told E!. "They were adorable on the carpet. She was whispering in his ear a lot and they seemed really happy."

Kat later Instagrammed a picture of her new man with the caption "I ship it". Josh has also dated major hotties like January Jones AND Katy Perry -  just what is going on here that he keeps scoring chicks like that?

Behind that slightly nerdy exterior is Josh a sex beast women can't get enough of?

the answer MUST be yes. Yes he is.



I ship it.

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Hollywood’s hottest stars Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Lady Gaga were very busy this week, taking bikini selfies, kissing others girls (and liking it) and just being downright vain.

As usual, they weren’t shy about sharing their shenanigans on social media, for better or for worse.

If you're too busy to scour all the social media sites for celebrity pics, Popdust has the rundown for you of the all the week's coolest, not-so-cool and WTF social media photos in our regular Friday feature.

PHOTOS: Check Out All The Best, Worst And WTF Celeb Social Media Pics Of The Week