I didn’t think I’d be so into George Clooney’s wedding. But I think I might be more into his wedding than I was the Brange wedding. And that, obviously, has everything to do with Amal Alamuddin.
Whether you love her or hate her, you cannot deny we’ve been given a new gossip star. Not unlike Carolyn Bessette, as many have already suggested. Except it took Bessette a long time to get comfortable in that position and, sadly, it was just as she was easing into it that she was lost. Which, afterwards, only added to her enigma. It was before social media. It was before TMZ. She kept a lot of her secrets. And we still can’t seem to get enough of wanting to know them.
That’s what’s fun about this going forward: watching how she maintains some mystery in this world of exposure, giving us just enough to be intrigued, and not enough to intrigue us some more.
The most interesting ones are always the most polarising. And polarising is so much better than boring. Wouldn’t you rather inspire an emotion – any emotion! – than be regarded with indifference? Or is that the mark of true modesty?
Yours in gossip,
More details every day from PEOPLE about the Amal Alamuddin-George Clooney wedding. Blah blah blah they love each other, blah blah blah it’s a fairy tale romance. What’s most fascinating to me is the insight into what Amal’s like. We don’t get that upfront with quotes and observation but we do get some clues from her friends. Full Story
"Happy Birthday to the fabulous Kathleen Turner (KTurn) who introduced me to smut. Wishing you lots of gossip in the year ahead! Hugs, Lynn" No photos were requested for this shout-out but my mind automatically went to the obvious so I hope you don’t mind me reminding everyone here how great the love theme for Jewel Of The Nile is. Full Story
Would love to know how it works when it comes to wedding photo negotiations. Like does George Clooney tell PEOPLE and HELLO! that "I won't take anything less than what Brad got"? Or does he say "If you give me x percent more, I'll give you x percent more - more photos, more quotes, more access"?
And is there a photo checklist from the publication that has to be satisfied? Like do PEOPLE and HELLO! specify that they want:
- The Dress, front and back
- The Cake
- Bride and Groom together, must be touching
- $100k bonus if you give us a kiss
- $100k bonus if you give us a photo of celebrity guests
- at least one group family shot
- at least one sappy quote
Who has the power here? The seller or the buyer? The buyer ended up getting shafted for the Timberlake wedding when all the pictures came back low quality and not all that impressive. Read Full Intro
Today in Paris at the Paris Saint-Germain F.C. vs Barcelona F.C. football match. Sitting together. Hanging together. Laughing together. Unfortunately no Posh. The last I saw Posh was back in London at her flagship which isn't even a week old. Maybe David's inviting Beyonce and JayZ to come check it out. Full Story
So here’s what’s been coming up a lot in my inbox about Amal Alamuddin after the weekend wedding Spectacular! Spectacular! 1.She loves the attention, therefore she must be a famewhore 2.If she’s a famewhore, she can’t do her job. 3.When is she doing her job? Amal Alamuddin’s credentials speak for themselves. Full Story
I left Leonardo DiCaprio’s name off the list yesterday when I posted about Tom Cruise being the single guy standing after George Clooney’s wedding…and how unexpected that was. Click here for a refresher. Here’s Leo in LA yesterday walking around with some friends and that beard that takes 6 months to grow. Full Story
Also Oscar de la Renta. The paps were able to get a shot of Amal Alamuddin during the reception but after the ceremony and, as you can see, it’s silver with some fringe and, frankly, I like it a lot better than that snore she ended up choosing. But VOGUE is blowing it all up with an exclusive behind-the-scenes fitting feature with her that they posted today. Full Story
Drama at The View already or is that what they want you to think? (Dlisted)
Michael Phelps, a real winner (Just Jared)
Fontrum from Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Superficial)
The Jolie-Pitts seem to want to be in the news this week. Wonder why… (Cele|bitchy)
If you want to stop the rumours, maybe don’t bring “pressures of marriage” into the public explanation? (Too Fab)
Gwen Stefani is back to solo (Pink Is The New Blog)
Matt Bomer is a great choice to play Montgomery Clift (Towleroad)
Sofia Vergara and Joe Meatball hanging out with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan (Pop Sugar)
This is what Selena Gomez looks like when she thinks she looks good (Popoholic)
YASSSS Cate. YASSSS. The colour of these shoes is the crowning moment of this outfit (Go Fug Yourself)
Pascal Le Segretain/ PATRICK KOVARIK/ Getty
Normally I’d post this in LifeStyle but Chanel’s always a spectacle and every other runway has been cockblocked by Amal Alamuddin so Karl had to do something extra, as he does. The clothes were secondary to the messages. A rally. A protest rally. And that becomes fashion. Full Story
Jeremy Renner’s new movie, Kill The Messenger, opens on October 10 (against RDJ’s The Judge—do you think they’re giving each other a hard time about box office competition?), and as such Renner is giving us the hard shill. Kill The Messenger is opening in a crowded October dominated by a lot of flashy titles like Gone Girl and Fury, so he’s got to hustle to draw attention to his movie. Full Story
It was announced earlier this year that Gwyneth Paltrow was collaborating with Blo. It’s a hair bar. The link for more information is below. Earlier this month, they revealed that they would be releasing a new lookbook of Blo signature styles. Stylist David Babali and Gwyneth created the vision together and they brought on an illustrator, Megan Hess, who’s had experience drawing for Chanel, Dior, etc. Full Story
A quick programming note: there was a major delay on the subway this morning and I had that appointment at the eye clinic (I’m a good candidate for laser eye surgery) and so I’m just trying to catch up between preparing for The Social which goes live in a couple of hours. Going to hit you up with a few quick posts and photos and then focus on heavier analysis – including George Clooney’s wedding details – later on this afternoon. Full Story