Mary Kong-DeVito invites Gigi Smith of DC Life Magazine to co-host and rant on this episode on celebrity news, including why Olivia Jade is innocent, how parents are to blame for Michael Jackson, why everyone forgot R. Kelly married a 15-year-old, and no, Kylie Jenner is NOT a self-made billionaire.
[3:14] Gigi can see where Lori Loughlin and other parents are coming from regarding the college scandal, but says college isn’t for everyone.
[4:38] Mary wonders how much responsibility Olivia Jade has when all teenagers can’t see past their noses.
[8:40] Gigi says Kylie Jenner is not a self-made billionaire.
[11:12] Gigi says the victims’ parents are to blame in the Michael Jackson sex abuse cases.
[12:52] Mary explains the complicated case of Wade Robson who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse, and the heavy price of his fame.
[19:44] Mary recalls when R. Kelly illegally married a 15-year old Aaliyah, and how his sexual appetite was the worst-kept secret in the music industry.
Mary was born and raised in New York City where her family owned restaurants. Instead of eating dirt on the playground, she ate duck blood, beef tripe and pork belly. She cut her teeth at The Mandarin Oriental and The Ritz-Carlton hotels, working with Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe, LeVar Burton, Jane Krakowski and others. Mary founded Girl Meets Food in 2009 as a cover for her debilitating addiction to fried chicken and was named Washington Post’s “Favorite Local Foodie.” After 13 years in hospitality, she started freelance writing for USA Today, The Washington Post, Eater, Washington City Paper, and more. Today, she provides digital marketing for hospitality clients as a content creator who’s contently creating content.