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Emily D Baker is everyone’s favorite legal commentator and the host of The Emily Show where she gives a fresh take on legal commentary in the news and pop culture stories you want to talk about. With her signature smarts, sass, and cursey words, you’ll laugh out loud as you learn how to think critically about the facts behind the headlines. Of course, it wouldn’t be The Emily Show if there weren’t some (okay many) stories from her 10+ years as a LA County Deputy District Attorney. As a YouTu ...
 
Podcast dedicated to quick hits & deep cuts on Housewives, gay pop iconography & NYC culture. Host Jess Rothschild invites fellow culture vultures to go deep on topics including Real Housewives, The Real World, Madonna, Britney, Mariah, The L Word, Gawker Stalker & the Fire Island Pines. Guests include Rosie O'Donnell, Margaret Cho, Rachel Dratch, Gina Gershon, Judy Gold, Dave Holmes, Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez, Matt Rogers, Bruce Bozzi, Jackie Warner, Ariana Madix, Mikey Minden, Brian M ...
 
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Jess welcomes back former LA prosecutor Emily D. Baker, Esq to understand the parallels between the Britney Spears and Tom Girardi conservatorships. We dig into: recent Britney court hearings & documents, risks of ending her conservatorship and a lot more. We then explore updates in the Tom Girardi / Erika Jayne forced bankruptcy/criminal investiga…
 
Jess is joined by friend of the show and our hometown hero in Beverly Hills, host of #NoFilter, Zack Peter! Together, Zack and Jess react to the freshly dropped Real Housewives of Beverly Hills trailer and compare our expectations to the upcoming RHONY season. We also discuss how Zack became an actual plot point on the season premiere of Summer Hou…
 
It's so hard....to say goodbye... to yesterday... I am kidding, kind of. In this episode I take a look at some of the cases we have covered that are all the way over. Nike v. MSCHF over the Satan Shoes settled and was dismissed. Taylor Swift v. Evermore and Evermore v. Taylor Swift both settled. Johnny Depp v. The Sun UK, he lost at trial and his a…
 
Wow, NYC Prep, wow! We are joined by husband to the pod, Ryan Bailey, for Jess’ virgin viewing (and Ryan’s hundredth) of Bravo’s one-season wonder, NYC Prep. Together, we explore the psychological depths of our fave Manhattan wannabe socialites: PC, Sebastian, Jessie, Camille, Kelli & Taylor. We catch up with where are they now, why NYC Prep was ca…
 
A lot has happened in the legal world in the last week. MSCHF announced the Satan Shoes collab with Lil Nas X, but used a Nike Air Max shoe for the collab. Nike doesn't approve of this shoe and has now sued MSCHF over the shoes. A court granted a temporary restraining order over it and this suit is pushing forward quickly. With the Erika Jayne and …
 
Jess welcomes Mohammed Bilal — the musician, poet and voice of reason on the groundbreaking third season of The Real World: San Francisco. Back in 1994, while Friends and Reality Bites were depicting Gen X as lazy slackers, The Real World: San Francisco cast its most racially diverse group of housemates who were trying to change the world (well, ex…
 
Since the recording of this episode the State Bar has filed charges against Tom Girardi Accusing him of Misappropriating millions from clients. I have linked the latest reporting down below. Currently, the most active courts in this case (due to the Bankruptcy stay in most courts), are the two Bankruptcy cases and the Conservatorship case. Some of …
 
The College Admission scandal showed everyone the lengths some parents will go to in order to further their children. While Parents in those cases used to access and money to steal opportunities for their children other parents have found different ways to try to do something similar. Both stories I cover in this episode are pending criminal prosec…
 
Jess is joined by fellow Long Islander ROSIE O’DONNELL for the kiki of our dreams. Rosie discusses the inception of The Rosie O’Donnell Show, the infamous episode where Whitney Houston no-showed, her experiences with Britney and reaction to the Framing Britney documentary, being in the studio as Madonna recorded “This Used to Be My Playground” for …
 
I still can't believe it's been a year since parts of the United States went into lockdown. We are all still dealing with Covid, lockdowns, distance learning, and sorting out what the next steps look like. In this episode, my husband and I talk about what the year of lockdown has been like for us. Lockdown in Los Angeles was a very strange experien…
 
Jess is joined by iconic Survivor castaway Jerri Manthey, known for her three season arc (spanning 15 years) appearing on The Australian Outback (season 2), All Stars and Heroes vs. Villains. Dubbed “The Black Widow” due to her love-hate relationship with Colby Donaldson, Jerri goes deep about the publicity surrounding The Australian Outback which …
 
On international women's day, Burger King tweeted "Women belong in the kitchen"... later they subtweeted (tweeted under the original tweet) that only 20% of professional chefs are women and that they are giving scholarships to support women. It was poorly done...it caused a lot of outrage...that may have been the point. But it raises the question, …
 
Jess welcomes Housewives Empath Jamie Stein back to the pod, this time to dissect the unconscious fears and desires of the Summer House cast. Jamie goes deep on the personal journeys and interpersonal relationships of Carl Radke, Kyle Cooke, Lindsay Hubbard and Hannah Berner. We then transition to The Real World: New York and review the landmark re…
 
Jess is joined by friend of the show Kate Casey for some predictions on Housewives All Stars (aka Mash-Up) and what to watch this week (Real World New York) + (It's a Sin, HBOMax). Kate also shares a story about the Housewife interview she never aired and why she no longer cares to interview Bethenny or Andy Cohen. Finally, Kate explains why we sho…
 
Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce from Kanye West. The divorce paperwork has some interesting information about the structure of their divorce and their prenuptial agreement. There has been talk online that the leaks to Page Six were to help establish the date of separation because Kanye West is facing multiple class-action lawsuits over Sunday…
 
We finally get to bask in the glory of a deep dive on Logo’s gay bachelor show, Finding Prince Charming. We are joined by TWO of our fave suitors: Brandon Kneefel and Justin Roisom. We go behind the scenes of casting and production, Brandon and Justin’s reaction to the rentboy controversy surrounding their “prince” Robert Sepulveda, Jr., before we …
 
The Screen Actors Guild will be allowing YouTuber's, TikTockers & Instagram Influencers. Have influencers replaced celebrities? Talking through this topic and life stories with Scott Whyte answers those questions and more. Have you wondered what it’s like to be an Actor? Scott has been successful in so many different aspects of the entertainment in…
 
Jess is joined by the one... the only... Gina Gershon!! Gina Gershon is a legitimate gay icon for her back-to-back iconic roles as Cristal Connors in Showgirls and Corky in Bound. We chat about everything --- Bound, Showgirls, NYC vs. LA in the 90s, high school w/ Lenny Kravitz, appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm as the Hassidic dry cleaner + her …
 
Quote “It’s Britney Bitch” - Britney Spears “ In my opinion, Jamie is a total Dick” Sam Asghari (Britney’s boyfriend) Framing Britney Spears shines a light on aspects of a culture of misogyny, dehumanizing celebrities, and shaming mental health. The documentary looks at what lead up to Britney ending up in the conservatorship but also points finger…
 
Jess is joined by Tony Trius and Stefan Mreczko, hosts of MLVC - The Madonna Podcast - for the deep dive of your dreams. Together, we pour through each of Madonna’s albums and reveal our fave “deep cuts” from each. We also discuss our favorite live tour performances and which “single” is criminally under-appreciated. The taste WILL. JUMP. OUT. Foll…
 
I had a feeling so peculiar That this pain would be for Evermore Taylor Swift Hopefully, the pain of this lawsuit won’t be Evermore. Utah Larping and Fantasy theme park Evermore has sued Taylor Swift and her businesses over the Evermore Album. Evermore Park alleges that the album and the merch are infringing and damaging the Evermore trademarks and…
 
Jess welcomes back PetShopBoy, aka “B,” to review the four-hour Wendy Williams extravaganza on Lifetime. We also discuss Ramona Singer’s jaunts to St. Barth and Mar-a-lago while Sonja Morgan is home recovering from COVID. Finally, we put PetShopBoy to the test with “But Now We Said It: Unpopular Opinions” where he gives his unpopular takes on each …
 
Tom Girardi and his Law Firm Girardi Keese were sued 11 times in 2020 in Los Angles alone. That isn’t counting the Divorce filed by his wife Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Erika Jayne, or the federal case involving the Lion Air disaster. The wave of cases in December 2020 pushed creditors to file an involuntary chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, which…
 
Jess is joined by her high school classmate: actress, singer, performer Jackie Tohn! Jackie Tohn moved to LA at 18 to pursue her Hollywood dreams after growing up on Long Island and appearing on “The Sopranos” and "The Nanny” (as a young Fran Drescher). Jackie reminisces about her experiences on those shows, plus her stints on "American Idol,” Brav…
 
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a viral TikTok creator with millions of followers and still be super down to earth and working your day job? I have an amazing conversation with the incredible and hilarious Christines Snaps. She has grown her TikTok following to over 4.5 million followers, with over 650K on Instagram. So get your messy bun, headpho…
 
Jess is joined by stand-up comedian and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8, Bob the Drag Queen! Bob tells stories about actress Kathy Najimy calling RuPaul directly to recommend him, why Whoopi Goldberg is his #1 influence, the story behind the “Bob” drag name and his reign in New York City nightlife headlining at Barracuda. We also discuss why …
 
‘That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’ -Shakespeare. Bridal Couture company JLM Couture has sued one of its most popular designers, Hayley Paige, for ownership of her name and her social media accounts including TikTok, Instagram, and Pinterest. Shortly after the complaint was filed in this case JLM Couture asked for a p…
 
Jess is joined by friend of the pod and The People’s Couch fave Emerson Collins for an epic re-watch of Bravo's one-season wonder Princesses: Long Island. We discuss: cast favorites and most hated, show highlights, why the show was canceled and where they are now. Jess also sheds light on the truths displayed in the series, having grown up a fellow…
 
Jess is joined by New Jersey’s own Anthony Lario to gauge our reactions to the RHONJ trailer which dropped today. We also discuss the psychology surrounding the whistleblower Instagram account @GaysOverCovid, what Anthony has learned from working for Housewives like Dorinda, Braunwyn and Margaret Josephs + Anthony’s new podcast “Sh*tShow.” Follow @…
 
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” – Socrates So much has changed over the last week, we are here to talk about it. Talking about what is happening around us shouldn’t require people picking sides. That is why the Law Nerds are such a powerful community who are h…
 
Let the ranting begin… Jess is joined by veteran Housewives podcaster Grant Rutter of "Grants Rants" to go deep on his recent move from West Hollywood to the West Village. We then move onto the current State of Housewives, weighing in on SLC, RHOA & RHOD and take a temperature check on what's in the oven for RHONY & RHOBH. We also dip into the late…
 
Welcome to The Emily Show! Season 3! It was time for a little bit of a new vibe over here. This week I talk about why there is a change from Get Legit Law & Sh!t to The Emily Show, the direction of the show and a bit about where the election stood as of the recording of this episode...you know....before everything gets wild. Connect With Me Join th…
 
Bravo's "Work Out" star Jackie Warner returns to the pod! In her second appearance, Jackie chats about training A-listers including Alanis Morissette and Pink at her iconic Beverly Hills gym “Sky Sport & Spa.” Jackie shares her life-long passion for Stevie Nicks as her #1 influence and we go deep on the female-centric ‘90s music scene that shaped u…
 
2020 has been a wild year. So let’s take a look back at a few different categories. The stories that captivated us this year Things I loved this year Things that confused me this year Things I let go of in 2020 My January Reset Resources Audible Trial → http://www.audibletrial.com/GetLegit *This is an affiliate link for your free trial, new members…
 
Jess is joined by Emily D. Baker, Esq, former LA prosecutor and current Housewives fan to help us understand the specifics of the federal lawsuit and criminal investigation currently underway regarding Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi. We dig into: the frozen assets, Judge Tricia Bigalow, the lien and judgments on the law firm building Tom owns, the for…
 
Check Out my streaming service StreamYard! HTTPS://www.emilydbaker.com/streamyard It's almost the end of 2020 and so much has changed for all of us. It was amazing to sit down and answer all your questions. From Law & Life to ADHD and Skin Care you asked amazing questions. I love the Law Nerd community so much and I hope you enjoy this episode as m…
 
Jess interviews Walter Afanasieff, the Grammy-winning songwriter and producer responsible for co-writing and producing the majority of Mariah Carey’s ‘90s hits, including “Anytime You Need a Friend,” “My All,” “Hero,” “One Sweet Day,” and of course “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Afanasieff walks us through the creation of the modern Christmas c…
 
So much has happened since last week. Tom Girardi & Erika Jayne have had their assets frozen by a Federal Court. That same Judge referred the case for criminal investigation and the US Attorney’s office has moved the court for documents to be released to their office. If that wasn’t enough a new judgment was entered against Tom for $7.5 Million and…
 
Jess welcomes Housewives Empath Jamie Stein back to the pod for a deep dive into the subconscious psychology surrounding the Erika Jayne / Tom Girardi divorce and RHOC Baunwyn’s alcoholism & coming out. We then move on to the star shows of the hour: Real Housewives of Potomac & Salt Lake City. Jamie channels Ashley & Michael Darby, Monique & Candia…
 
Jess is joined by our buddy Zack Peter, gossip king and host of #NoFilter to understand what the hell is going on with Vanderpump Rules. Together, we recap the timeline of events in the past week, including a Zoom meeting between Bravo/NBC Universal, Evolution Media and Lisa Vanderpump, Jax Taylor’s firing, the cast’s contracts about to expire and …
 
From MTV and Wondery, Catfish: The Podcast. Adapted from the MTV docu-series, Catfish: The Podcast exposes the truths and lies of online relationships. Sometimes the connections people forge online aren’t always what they seem. For eight seasons, hosts Nev Schulman and Kamie Crawford have been helping people sort out what’s fact, and what’s fiction…
 
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Erika Jayne first caught our attention with eye-popping club music like Pretty Mess, Painkiller, and How Many Fu*ks. She has been on RHBH since 2015. Her husband is well-known attorney Tom Girardi who had numerous billion-dollar wins and settlements and whose PG&E case was made famous in the movie Erin B…
 
Jess welcomes back the host of So Bad It’s Good - Ryan Bailey! Jess & Ryan hunker down for a good ole Bravo retrospective where we revisit the Bravo shows of yore. We trace the history of Bravo, from Andy Cohen joining the network as VP of Original Programming to the 2nd tier shows we loved (NYC Prep, Being Bobby Brown, Princesses Long Island, Blow…
 
In honor of Britney’s 39th birthday today, Andy Bellatti (@astrologywithandy) is here to take you through the milestones in Britney’s life and career, through her astrological birth chart. We start with her Sun (Sagittarius), Moon (Aquarius) and Rising (Libra) signs and go through the various transits that were happening during the major moments th…
 
In a lengthy ruling in the Johnny Depp v. The Sun UK case a Judge rules against Johnny Depp determining that the Sun’s statement that Johnny Depp was a ‘wife beater’ was substantially true and therefore the Libel case was denied. Depp has been ordered to pay the Attorney Fee’s for The Sun UK, the ruling Judge has denied an application for an appeal…
 
Jess is joined by actress Sasha Morfaw from @thebravobreakdown to break down where we stand with Real Housewives of Salt Lake City & Potomac. We dive into Heather Gay, Mary Cosby, Meredith Marks and the rest, as well as how we're feeling as we round home base with Potomac. Finally, we dive into the new Ariana Grande “Positions” and Miley Cyrus “Pla…
 
Since last week shit has popped off! I really didn’t want to cover the election lawsuits again. But it’s as crazy as Suenami 2020 and even though most of the lawsuits have been dismissed it hasn’t stopped the Trump legal team from leveraging massive allegations, then disavowing one of their own. I don’t even know how to summarize it. I am frustrate…
 
Jess welcomes back writer/actress Jill Kargman! Jill was born and raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, creating the perfect setting and inspiration for her novel Momzillas, which was eventually adapted into the Bravo scripted series “Odd Mom Out" (stream it on Peacock!). We discuss: her father’s role as the President of Chanel, attending hig…
 
Trump Election Lawsuits There is a lot happening in the election...still. I am breaking down the current lawsuits that are being waged in multiple states….you know, still. This episode was recorded before two different courts in Pennsylvania ruled against the Trump campaign in their allegations that vote counting was not properly observed and that …
 
Jess is joined by the one and only RACHEL DRATCH, known for her 7 seasons on SNL, beloved for the Boston Teens (w/ Jimmy Fallon) and bringing the name “Debbie Downer” into the pop culture lexicon. We go deep on Rachel’s long-standing friendship with Tina Fey, her SNL audition, getting cast (and then replaced by Jane Krakowski) on 30 Rock and discov…
 
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