Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Received a few emails yesterday asking what I thought after seeing Taylor Swift on tour in Toronto on Friday night. I was waiting because last night I was at Madonna’s Rebel Heart and I wanted to see if I was ready to betray my generation, the original 80s which saw the rise of Madonna, for the homage to the 80s which is Taylor Swift.

I knew the words to every single Taylor song performed during 1989. It was a good show. I knew the words to only maybe 65% of the songs Madonna performed during Rebel Heart. It was a better show. And I’ve seen Madonna on tour several times over the last 25 years (holy sh-t). To me, the greatest tour of all time is Blonde Ambition. Rebel Heart, in my opinion, is second only to Blonde Ambition. Think then of 1989 as Taylor’s Who’s That Girl world tour. Who’s That Girl directly preceded Blonde Ambition. Taylor’s Blonde Ambition is still to come. That’s exciting.

For now though, it’s about Madonna’s return to tour form. And for some reason, I was feeling it, even before we got to the arena. I think it’s because of the preparation. I think it’s because I kicked off the night at the gayest Madonna pre-party in the city. Eleven of us held hands in a prayer circle around a Rebel Heart cake while Adamo Ruggiero, always and forever an actor, performed a monologue he wrote himself, obviously, in honour of M. (He was not sucking on a lozenge though. And if you don’t get that reference, you haven’t watched Truth Or Dare enough times.) I’ve attached a photo of his tribute next to my breakfast wrap below. It was an auspicious beginning. But I’m not ready yet to write the details because I’m going again, tonight. More on M tomorrow.

Yours in gossip,


Rihanna covers Vanity Fair

October 6, 2015 14:38:40 Posted at October 6, 2015 14:38:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We are still waiting on confirmation about Rihanna’s 8th album. It’s still not ready. And this cover shoot and interview may have been booked at a time when they all thought it would be ready by now. But that doesn’t take away from how open Rihanna is with the magazine in sharing what her life is now, or at least how she wants us to see her life now. Full Story

October 6, 2015 – Smutty Shout-Outs

October 6, 2015 14:21:25 Posted at October 6, 2015 14:21:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey

“Happy Birthday to Kristen from Tracy! Hope that you have a great day and that your next year is better than the last-- and surgery free! Here's some Russell Brand to keep you company while I'm on Mat leave!” And for Cara – Happy Birthday and congratulations on your working through your MFA alongside all your other responsibilities. Full Story

Monday, October 5, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Had a good time at Taylor Swift on Friday night although that’s probably the first and last time in my life I’ll ever hope for Drake and end up with Keith Urban. As fun as it was to be there though, Taylor was not the best entertainment of my weekend.  Read Full Intro

Zuma on camera

October 5, 2015 20:40:26 Posted at October 5, 2015 20:40:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
FameFlynet, Splash News

Gwen Stefani took her kids to church this weekend. And while her jumpsuit is amazing, her son, Zuma, totally took over the photo opportunity. Look at this kid. First of all, his hair is the best. Second, his glasses are even better. And third, he obviously loves his life. Or, in that moment, he loved his life. Full Story

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Jennifer & Justin’s first married red carpet

October 5, 2015 20:08:10 Posted at October 5, 2015 20:08:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
C Flanigan/ Tim Mosenfelder/ Getty Images

The Leftovers season 2 premiere in Austin on Saturday – Jennifer Aniston was there to support her husband on their first ever red carpet as a married couple; it happened exactly two months ago today. Two month anniversary? That’s wrong because an anniversary is annual. I once asked a smartass friend what the word for “month-iversary” was and she told me there isn’t one because it’s a stupid thing to celebrate. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

October 5, 2015 19:09:46 Posted at October 5, 2015 19:09:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Hugh Grant’s sperm gun hit the target again (Dlisted

Khal Drogo and Khaleesi got back together (Just Jared

Really love Jared Leto’s poncho (Cele|bitchy

Lady Gaga looks amazing in this dress (Pop Sugar

Donna and Brandon did it, it’s true. And I heard they left a stain on the hotel bed spread in Vancouver? (TooFab

Demi Lovato goes nude for Vanity Fair (The Superficial

I’d never seen this before. But the orgasm + her accent still can’t rival the time Marky Mark fingered Reese Witherspoon on a roller coaster (Hollywood Tuna

They’re going to two completely different parties, right? (Go Fug Yourself)  

Totally Taylor Swift’s shoes (Gossip Girl

Julianna, what’s good?

October 5, 2015 17:18:49 Posted at October 5, 2015 17:18:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Craig Barritt/ Getty Images

Girl Sh-t is the Best Sh-t. Especially when one girl tries to deny the sh-t and the other asks her… what’s good? via GIPHY As you know, the final scene on The Good Wife between Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi was spliced together, presumably – but totally – because they hate each other. Full Story

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Alicia was there

October 5, 2015 15:48:54 Posted at October 5, 2015 15:48:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Wenn, Gilbert Carrasquillo/ Getty Images

A couple of weeks ago, US Weekly reported that Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender broke up. I wrote about how I wasn’t sure about how legit that was at the time – click here for a refresher. Alicia showed up at the Steve Jobs premiere on Saturday. Full Story

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Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs

October 5, 2015 15:21:54 Posted at October 5, 2015 15:21:54
Joanna Posted by Joanna
Wenn, Grant Lamos IV/ Getty Images, Luis Yllanes/ Splash News

If Michael Fassbender wins an Oscar for playing Steve Jobs in the film of the same name, he has Ashton Kutcher to thank for it. That’s a joke, of course, but it’s one that Fassbender already made himself at the NYFF Steve Jobs press conference on Saturday. He’s referencing the Kutcher-led Jobs, which was released two years ago Full Story

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Matt’s big weekend

October 5, 2015 14:41:29 Posted at October 5, 2015 14:41:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Jesal/ Tanna/ Splash News, JUSTIN TALLIS/ Eamonn M. McCormack/ Neil Mockford/ Getty Images

The Martian won the box office this weekend with a $55 million debut on strong reviews, reaffirming Matt Damon’s movie star power and popularity and lifting the Mars curse. The numbers also improve The Martian’s Oscar chances at being included among the 10 possible Best Picture candidates, just like Gravity. Full Story

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