There Was A Mini ‘Clueless’ Reunion, And We Have Questions

It’s been almost 25 years since Clueless came out, which makes me feel like the oldest person on the planet. Lucky for us, the cast still gets along, and they reunited over the weekend at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. Paul Rudd, Alicia Silverstone, Donald Faison, and Breckin Meyer sat down for a panel discussion together, and obviously everyone freaked out over it.

At the panel, they reminisced about their days making Clueless, and Paul Rudd was also asked about his secret for literally never looking older. He said that it’s all due to “total darkness. And a little moisturizer,” while Breckin Meyer joked that he sucks the life out of babies. Honestly, I would try anything at this point to get skin like Paul’s, so they really shouldn’t joke about that. There was no discussion of a Clueless reboot or sequel, but maybe that’s for the best. Basically everything else from the ’90s has already been brought back, so we should probably ease off the reboots for a while.

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We. Have. No. Clue.

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First, I have to address the most hilarious part of this post. Paul Rudd doesn’t have Instagram (I would follow him in a second), so Breckin Meyer instead tagged him as Chris Hemsworth. Lmao, classic mix-up! This is definitely an Avengers joke, but it also feeds into my theory that all white men basically look the same. A quick scroll through Breckin’s Instagram shows that he loves to troll people (especially his famous friends), so I’m loving this.

Obviously, there was one important person missing from the reunion (I don’t consider Stacey Dash important, and you’ll soon see why). We can’t talk about Clueless without bringing up Brittany Murphy. She tragically passed away in 2009, cutting short a career that included classics like Uptown Girls and 8 Mile. At the C2E2 panel, her costars remembered her fondly, with Alicia remembering how she was in awe watching Brittany’s audition for Clueless, and she told the director that they needed to hire her.

Let’s take a look at what all of the other stars of Clueless have been up to lately:

Paul Rudd

Out of everyone in Clueless, Paul Rudd has obviously risen to the top in the last two decades. These days, he’s making major money playing Ant-Man in all of the Marvel movies, which is basically a Hollywood golden ticket. I don’t need to go through his whole resume, because you already know. I will add that I randomly saw Paul in NYC last year, and he looked like a damn snack in person. Paul Rudd, you’re doing amazing sweetie.

Alicia Silverstone

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Such a sweet reunion last night at dinner with my pal #PaulRudd. I love this guy! I mean he ordered vegan for both of us….. Swoon ? One more day to go at #c2e2, hope to see u tomorrow!

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I will always have a soft spot for Alicia Silverstone, but Cher Horowitz in Clueless is definitely still her most iconic role. She obviously isn’t an A-list star like Paul Rudd, but she still works consistently these days. Last year, she starred in Kyle Richards’ show American Woman, which no one actually watched, but I feel like I did from sitting through all the drama around it on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The show sadly got canceled after one season, so Alicia has plenty of time to focus on her activism. By that, I mean that she’s a vegan and an anti-vaxxer. SMH.

Stacey Dash

It’s unclear why Stacey Dash wasn’t at the reunion, but I still love her as Dionne. After starring in the movie, Stacey Dash spent three years playing Dionne in the TV spin-off of Clueless, but her career has been, um, interesting since then. She was in a Kanye West video, she broke a rib on the reality show Celebrity Circus, and she’s gotten involved in politics as a Republican. She supported Trump in 2016, and briefly ran for Congress last year, saying she wanted to “free people from the shackles of a plantation mentality.” Yikes. Stacey has also been married four times, and she got married to her current husband just 10 days after meeting him. Bleak.

Donald Faison

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Tucked in by 8:30pm and so happy about it. Goodnight.

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First, I need to point out that Donald Faison’s Instagram photos look like they were taken on a selfie camera in 2011. It’s been so long since I’ve seen this filter, I almost forgot what people used to look like before FaceTune. As you probably know, by far the biggest role of Donald’s career was Christopher Turk on Scrubs, which ran from 2001-2010. He also starred in a sitcom called The Exes from 2011-2015, which I heard of for the first time approximately 30 seconds ago. In the past few years, he’s mostly just done guest roles on TV shows, including Ray Donovan, House of Lies, and Drunk History. Oh, and how could I forget, he also had a voice role in the critically acclaimed Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II. Sounds awesome.

Breckin Meyer

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Sleepless. (we ate Rudd)

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Let’s be honest, this Clueless reunion is the most attention Breckin Meyer has gotten, like, maybe ever. Good for him. He usually keeps it pretty low-key, but as I mentioned before, his Instagram is pretty funny. Breckin ALSO voiced a role in Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II, and has been in several other Robot Chicken specials. Am I the only one who hasn’t heard of these? Currently, Breckin has a main role on a new ABC show called The Fix, that just premiered last week. This is obviously a big time for him, so congrats to him on going viral with these Clueless photos.

So it’s pretty obvious that Paul Rudd is doing the best out of all the Clueless cast, but it’s interesting to see what they’ve all done with their careers in the past 24 years. I still can’t believe it was that long ago. If you’re old enough to have seen Clueless in theaters, it’s time for a massage and a face cream right now.

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The 5 Craziest Brittany Murphy Conspiracy Theories

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Brittany Murphy passed away tragically nearly nine years ago, but the details of her death are still super sketchy and the basis of some of the internet’s finest conspiracy theories to this day. If you haven’t accidentally stayed up until 4am watching Brittany Murphy conspiracy videos on YouTube, you haven’t lived. Before I dive into the five craziest theories surrounding her death, it’s important to know a few “facts.” (Ugh, I’ve always wanted to put some shady quotation marks around the word facts in an article. Bless up.)

Brittany Murphy collapsed in her bathroom on December 20, 2009, when she was only 32. She had been dealing with flu-like symptoms for a few days, and her death was ruled an “accident”. (Throwing in some more shady quotation marks, you guys.) Basically, the police were like, “she had pneumonia, anemia, and she had multiple prescription drugs in her system, and that’s why she died.” OKAY, sure.

At the time, Brittany lived with her mother, Sharon Murphy, and her husband, screenwriter Simon Monjack. Unlike most celebrity relationships, Brittany and Simon had actually known each other for eight years and had been married for two at this point. Still, when she died, people pointed fingers at him because he was kind of a creepy-looking dude. Then, five months later, Simon died of the exact same cause, also in their Hollywood Hills home. Uh, WTF?! Here are the five most insane theories about what happened.

1. It Was Basically ‘American Horror Story’: Murder House

I’m going to be totally transparent here: I’m obsessed with this conspiracy theory because it was kind of my first foray into watching sh*tty YouTube conspiracy videos. The conspiracy that Brittany lived in a haunted, sinister, or whatever-creepy-term-you-want-to-call-it house sent me into an internet blackhole in 2016 when the home went on the market after a complete rebuild.

According to The Daily Mail, Brittany Murphy bought the Hollywood Hills home from Britney Spears in 2003. Britney Spears lived there with Justin Timberlake, and apparently thought it was spooky as f*ck.

Simon had said that the whole time Brittany Murphy lived there, she was vocal about how much she hated it.

It’s kind of impossible to point to anything that could prove the house was haunted, other than rumors that both Brits felt that there was something off. A more likely explanation for Brittany and Simon’s deaths in the home is that there was toxic mold. (That has not been proven.) Of course, how the mold got there is another story. Brittany’s mother apparently thinks the builders of the home were to blame for it, but nobody knows for sure. Some reports also suggest that the couple were total hoarders, and their house was kind of a pack rat situation, which could have resulted in some molding. 

2. She Was Poisoned

After Brittany and Simon’s deaths, Brittany’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, ordered a toxicology test. The lab report revealed that Brittany had really high levels of heavy metal in her hair, which could have been a result of ingesting rat poison. Apparently, the symptoms that both she and Simon suffered before their deaths (a headache, dizziness, and confusion) are consistent with the symptoms of being given rat poison. The report did suggest that the substance could have been administered with criminal intent, but there has yet to be a follow-up investigation to see just who could have done it. Then again, many argue that things like hair dye could also cause metals to show up in the report. Hmmm…

3. It Was The Government

I mean, has there ever been a sketchy occurrence in history that someone didn’t try to blame the government for? You had to know this was coming.

Top Priority: The Terror Within is a documentary about a Homeland Security breach that Brittany was apparently wrapped up in. According to The Huffington Post, the documentary asserts that Brittany and Simon were on a government watch list and that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were trying to kick him out of the country.

The documentary also claims Brittany was friends with a whistleblower, Julia Davis, and that Brittany got caught in the crosshairs trying to defend her. The couple was apparently convinced that the government was spying on them. This theory suggests that Brittany and Simon were prob poisoned by the government. Sound crazy? It is. We delve deep into this theory on the second episode of Not Another True Crime Podcast, which you can listen to below.

4. Brittany’s Mom Did It

Brittany’s father, Angelo, thinks that her mother is to blame for the mysterious death. And he’s been pretty vocal about it. It’s why he ordered testing to see what was really in Brittany’s system when she died.

“There are many unanswered questions that have to be addressed,” Angelo said in an interview. “Out of three people living together in the same house, only one survives and benefits financially.”

Before Brittany died, Sharon apparently had her execute a will and leave everything in her name. Simon was obv left out of the whole thing. Then, after Brittany’s death, Sharon started selling all of her sh*t in auctions. Even her passport and clothing from movies she’d starred in were up for grabs. So sus.

5. Harvey Weinstein Did It

Okay, this one is probably a major stretch, but isn’t that what you all came here for? This Reddit thread suggests that Harvey Weinstein did it, and honestly, you don’t need to do much to convince me on this one. The dude f*cking sucks.

There’s pretty much no basis to this theory, other than the fact that Salma Hayek has said that Harvey has threatened to kill her, as well as some whispers that other stars have backed up these claims with their own Harvey horror stories. Some other Redditers also theorize that there was also potentially some beef between Harvey, Simon, and Brittany.

And just to round this article out, here’s a video of Taryn Manning playing a DJ set where she gives a shoutout to her 8 Mile co-star and friend, Brittany Murphy, right as the music and equipment suddenly shut down. SpOooOoky.

If you love conspiracy theories, cults, and true crime, listen to the newest Betches podcast, Not Another True Crime Podcast, where we talk about all that sh*t! Listen here.

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