Been growing a small crush on Brian Williams for years – mostly because I love it when he’s on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. But now? After his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this week?
For the Gin and Juice, sure. And the Rapper’s Delight before that, fine. But mostly it’s the interview. He is so f-cking great in this interview. One minute Williams is invoking Foxy Brown. The next he’s dropping news anchor phrasing, and all the gravitas that comes with it. News Anchors, ah yes. We’re supposed to take them seriously. We’re ONLY supposed to take them seriously. Most of them, almost all of them, wouldn’t get loose like this for fear that we’ll never again take them seriously.
But I know he knows his sh-t. I don’t doubt that he knows his sh-t. And I certainly don’t doubt it just because he’s questioning Lester Holt’s “flow”.
Can we add a news anchor to the Freebie Five List? Is that off-side? I don’t think it is. Let me know.
Yours in gossip,
PS. THANK YOU New York for coming out last night to Barnes & Noble to support my book and my blog. Our gossip discussion was everything I hoped it would be. It was my privilege to get smutty with you. And it was an honour to spend time with so many of you, including those who’ve been visiting this blog from the very beginning. All my love and gratitude.
This is what I always say about Avril Lavigne: her fan base never grows with her. So she has to keep going back to mining from the 14 and under demo. That’s the only age range that will appreciate –if that’s the word – her new video for the song Hello Kitty, which actually includes this line: “Like a fat kid on a pack of Smarties. Full Story
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The Cambridges, William and Catherine, continued their tour of Australia today in Adelaide where they got down with the young people, visiting a skate park and the youth community centre. Part of the day included a DJ lesson and both Will and Kate practised scratching. Here’s the video: People who aren’t DJs look like idiots when they try to DJ. Full Story
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As you know, it was Amber Heard’s birthday yesterday. So her fiancé, Johnny Depp, had a lot of roses delivered to her. Fine. Then, last night, he took her to Bauman Rare Books. They picked out some poetry. After that, they probably went back to the hotel to watch black and white movies. Full Story
#WeTheNorth Jacek’s right. If I want a team to win, I have to get as far away from them as possible. As expected, Drake was courtside at the Raptors game last night to watch the Northern Uprising even the series against the Brooklyn Nets. Now I’m curious to know if he’ll travel with the team to New York for the next game on Friday. Full Story
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For someone who purports not to care about names, Lainey kind of nails it. Because when it comes to the newly-minted Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, while I had standard issue grumbles about “Ugh with the boys’ names for girls as though they’re better, nobody’s naming their sons Abigail” and “Wow, Olive is sure going to know which one Mommy thought was going to be the ‘fun’ daughter”, Lainey cut right to the quick of it: “Frankie is just so her. Full Story
PEOPLE Magazine’s Most Beautiful issue has been released. And who is the Most Beautiful of them all? Lupita Nyong’o! Could there be anyone else? It’s been a good couple of days for Lupita. Sh-t, it’s been a great year for Lupita. Six weeks ago she won the Oscar. Full Story
“Happy Birthday Martina from S.” (By request attached – Paris and Fassbender.) To Michelle with love from your sister Catherine – Happy Birthday! She says she’s worry that your card and present are late again but perhaps this will make up for it? Or Taylor Kitsch will make up for it? And for 14 year old Scooter, a grand dame who’s saying goodbye – just looking at your photo I know you’ve been well loved and that you’ve loved back equally hard in return. Full Story
I gave birth again! My book, Listen To The Squawking Chicken, was released in the United States today! Thank you so much for all your support so far. For the second week in a row, Listen To The Squawking Chicken was #3 on the bestseller list in Canada. Click here to see. Again, as I’ve mentioned a few times already, the final acknowledgement at the back of the book is for you, the gossips. You are everything. Gossip is everything.
I’ll be at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th Street) in New York tonight at 7pm to squawk and smut. See you there? And in Chicago on Thursday at 7pm at Anderson’s Bookshop. And in LA on Friday at 7pm at Book Soup. Read Full Intro
It’s gorgeous in New York today. I f-cking love it here. But if you didn’t know how nice it is, Taylor Swift will show you. She wore a springtime dress while out in the city. She wore a springtime headband and carried her bag like a basket. And the flowerbeds just appeared. Can you imagine life like that? Every day is a fairy tale turned into a video. Full Story
Check out these low quality shots of Charlize Theron, with her son Jackson, and Sean Penn at the baseball game the other day. They weren’t even sitting in a box. They risked being among the people. The rowdy people. The ones who’ve been in the sun all day drinking beer. That is not usually a safe environment for crusty old Sean Penn. Full Story
The Carters will have declined the Wests (Dlisted)
Apparently all of Lindsay Lohan’s friends – she has friends? – are joining me in the C-nt Corner too (The Superficial)
Andrew Garfield buzzed his head (Just Jared)
Henry Cavill and Gina Carano are still together and in Chicago (Cele|bitchy)
Katy Perry doesn’t have a boyfriend, ok? (Too Fab)
Nicki Minaj looked so good last night (Hollywood Tuna)
Nick Jonas turned into a meathead (Towleroad)
Gisele & Tom are Boston Strong (Pop Sugar)
Jessica Alba’s ice cream dress (Popoholic)
Great coat on Lupita (Go Fug Yourself)
Cameron Diaz’s The Other Woman opens on Friday. I would see it this weekend if I wasn’t travelling. And while the reviews aren’t amazing, they’re actually a lot better than Johnny Depp’s Transcendence. So… Cam’s been giving a lot of candid interviews in support of the movie. Full Story
There’s a behind-the-scenes video of a photo shoot featuring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender for DETAILS making its way around today. Obviously for the upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past release. Both are squinting real hard through their shots. The furrowed brow. The stern expressions. Full Story