BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #59: Lindsay Lohan, Tara Reid, Hoku, and Other Failures

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker ( and Lisa Timmons (@timmonslisa) talk extensively about such pop culture failures as Lindsay Lohan, Tara Reid, and Hoku. Who’s Hoku? Exactly. Along the way, we naturally tackle racist controversies from Paula Deen and Big Brother 15, and revisit one of our favorite movies, “Jurassic Park,” yet again. Come listen!

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA: Paris, Marathons, and the Olive Garden

Banter with Ben and Lisa is back! We had a little hiatus for various personal scheduling conflicts, but I’m happy to announce that the podcast is back on track. On this week’s episode, we discuss a wide variety of topics, starting with my recent trip to France, Lisa’s training for the LA marathon, and all the scuttlebutt surrounding a giant boulder being shipped into Los Angeles. Plus, we discuss Internet sensation Marilyn Hagerty and her Olive Garden review, and we also take on Snooki, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, and Shia Labeouf, among others. Take a listen!

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AND WHATNOT: Britney’s New Video, Britney’s Biggest Fan’s New Career, and Denim Diapers

Fourfour: “I Wanna Go” video review hakiu
Popbytes: Chris Crocker is doing gay porn now!
Socialite Life: Chris Brown Angers Justin Bieber
TVLine: The Voice Semifinal Results: Did the Right Four Singers Advance to the Finale?
TVLine: Gossip Girl Exclusive: Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr Not Returning For Season 5 (how did I miss this?? Vanessa ruins EVERYTHING, even her own presence!)
Reality Blurred: Fox’s MasterChef faked crowd shot
I Am The Arbiter: Collector’s Item (denim diapers)
D-Listed: This Dumb Bitch….

QUICK HIT: Lindsay Lohan Failed Another Drug Test


Since I’m sometimes too lazy to compile the ‘And Whatnot’ feature, starting today, I will insert quick little items here and there as I come upon them. I will still do the And Whatnot too, but probably not until next week. I’m just trying to put up more content y’all!

This just in: Lindsay Lohan reportedly failed another drug test. This begs the morbid question: who will live longer at this point? Lindsay Lohan or Fyvush Finkel?

Further details here:

Socialite Life: Oops. Lindsay Lohan Fails Drug Test

AND WHATNOT: The Fate of ‘Anchorman 2’; Also, Lindsay Lohan’s Changing Face, Violent Whales, and Deadly Fashion

Us Magazine: Lindsay Lohan’s Face: How It’s Changed
Bedford-Katonah Patch: PR Firm Spins Web for Clients
Y! Music: Vampire Weekend’s Cover Art ‘Contra’-versy: Model Sues Band for $2 Million
Vulture: CBS Builds Its Own Version of The View, With Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, and More (thanks Neil!)
Gawker: BP Photoshops Another Official Image Terribly (thanks jash)
Newsweek: Fashionably Dangerous: Beauty trends with risky side effects
The Upshot: Beware of jumping whales if you’re sailing off South Africa
New York Times: With Apology, Fired Official Is Offered a New Job

AND WHATNOT: Jeremy Piven Recounts His Sushi Ordeal; Also, Lindsay Lohan Is Going To Jail!

Diana Takes A Bite: Vintage Enoteca: Wine bar or the coolest family room in existence?
OMG! Judge sends Lohan to jail for probation violation
Vulture: Last Night on Late Night: How Julianne Moore Discovered Her 30 Rock Boston Accent at the Howard Johnson
Socialite Life: Better Late Than Never, Levi Johnston Apologizes to the Palins
LAist: Operators of The Must Speak Up About Surprise Shut-Down
Roger Room: Roger Room’s New Summer Menu Debuts Tomorrow