Monday, May 4, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

The only conversation I want to continue about The Fight is about the coverage. And specifically the two prominent female journalists who’d been critical of Floyd Mayweather and were not initially issued credentials. Several journalists, in fact, were allegedly banned by Team Mayweather because they called him out for his pattern of domestic abuse.

Michelle Beadle was then subsequently attacked on social media for… speaking up? This is a woman who has a voice and is willing to use it to remind us that we’ve glorified a man who has repeatedly abused women, a man who once compared women to cars

“Even though you can’t drive ten cars at one time, you got people that got ten cars. So, you’re able to keep maintenance on ten cars. So, I feel that as far as it comes to females, that same thing should apply. If you’re able to take care of 20, then you should have 20.”

Mayweather reportedly made as much as $180 million on Saturday night. And Michelle Beadle isn’t allowed to shake a fist at the sky. Click here for the background on the story. It’s 2015. And it’s still so easy to silence a woman.

A hard turn now…

MET Gala tonight! We take it very seriously here, as seriously as a major award show. So it’ll be an all-nighter. Join us if you’re staying up late! And send us your comments – bitch away, judge away, and, by all means, please… YELL.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Next-Gen Star Wars

May 4, 2015 16:24:57 Posted at May 4, 2015 16:24:57
Sarah Posted by Sarah

It’s Star Wars Day—yes, that’s a real thing—and to celebrate, Vanity Fair has released some of the photos from Annie Leibovitz’s cover shoot from the set of New New Star Wars. The photos are lovely, showing off the intricate, detailed costumes and sets JJ Abrams is bringing to life in Episode VII. Full Story

Beyonce: The Fight & The MET Gala

May 4, 2015 15:56:42 Posted at May 4, 2015 15:56:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Double entendre! Sorry. Had to. While some people were in track suits, Beyonce and JayZ went full gala for the fight on Saturday night. Like when royals show up at some race or whatever. No, seriously. Her cape had a train.   Leaving Las Vegas💋 Full Story

Harley Quinn and Some Randoms

May 4, 2015 15:44:26 Posted at May 4, 2015 15:44:26
Sarah Posted by Sarah

On Sunday everyone was complaining about how Avengers: Age of Ultron only made a huge fortune, instead of a mega-huge fortune, at the box office. By that evening, despite Ultron swallowing money like a ravening monster, the thinkpiece machine was in motion, cranking out essays about superhero fatigue (not happening), what went wrong with Marvel this weekend (nothing), and should we consider a movie that raked in $188 million, bagging the second-biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, a disappointment (no). Full Story

Leading Men at The Fight

May 4, 2015 15:32:08 Posted at May 4, 2015 15:32:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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If you have social media, you’ve used it to show off. Come on. How do you resist the temptation? Are you on holiday somewhere awesome? Are you posing on the beach? Are you at that concert that everyone wants to go to? Did you get into a super exclusive party? While out for dinner, did you run into a celebrity and boast about it to all your followers? For celebrities on Saturday night, being at The Fight was the grand magnum of showing off. Full Story

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Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Zzzzz

May 4, 2015 15:03:02 Posted at May 4, 2015 15:03:02
Duana Posted by Duana
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Right? In case you didn’t know. There have been rumours all week, and my friend L even indicated that her secret sources said it was going to be Charlotte all the way back mid-last week. But I didn’t want to think that it was true until, you know, now. I am disappointed. I am frustrated. Full Story

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Jennifer Lawrence pre-MET

May 4, 2015 13:51:05 Posted at May 4, 2015 13:51:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Lawrence is one of the co-chairs of tonight’s MET Gala. The theme is China: Through The Looking Glass. Not entirely sure how she specifically relates to that theme but whatever. She’s a big name. She’s a big draw for the event. And, given her association with Dior, I can’t imagine she’ll be wearing anything but Dior…as “inspired” by Chinese culture? Oftentimes MET Gala attendees don’t bother with the theme at all. Full Story

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Genie covers FLARE

May 4, 2015 13:41:49 Posted at May 4, 2015 13:41:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Genie Bouchard covers the new issue of FLARE. It’s been almost a year since Genie made it to the Wimbledon final. As you know, she lost. And she was devastated. She was also criticised for the way she reacted afterwards. Here’s how she explains it now, with some perspective: “I’m very hard on myself. Full Story

Knock ‘Em Dead, Birdie

May 4, 2015 13:31:40 Posted at May 4, 2015 13:31:40
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Mad Men Season 7 Episode 12 recap You know, last week Matthew Weiner gave an interview about the endless analysis (hi Matthew!) of the show, and dealing with people who don’t like where he’s taken the last seven episodes, and basically saying people who want to complain should get their own show and see what decisions they make. Full Story

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Game of Thrones 5.4: “Go and sing me a song”

May 4, 2015 13:10:12 Posted at May 4, 2015 13:10:12
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 4 Recap Slightly boring episode this week since there isn’t a strong theme uniting the different narrative threads. We do get to catch up with the agenda down in Dorne—chiefly that Ellaria Sand and the super awesome kickass Sand Snakes are going to f*ck some Lannister sh*t up—but mostly it’s just table-setting for future episodes. Full Story

Friday, May 1, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

If you’ve been reading this blog a while, you know I like to get down with a good horny book. And I’ve recommended several. Yesterday on The Social we interviewed filmmaker Laurie Kahn whose documentary Love Between The Covers is screening at Hot Docs this week. 

Love Between The Covers is about horny books – the women who write them and the women who read them. Romance is the most lucrative genre in publishing. Romance authors are regarded as the most inclusive community of writers, supporting and promoting each other and their audience.  Read Full Intro

Smutty Tingles

May 1, 2015 20:30:36 Posted at May 1, 2015 20:30:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Thanks for all your messages about Sasha. She’ll be back soon. She’s just been taking a break. Keep emailing her though at sasha@laineygossip.com or tweeting her @sasha_tong. She’s still online!

While you’re watching this, make note of the fact that his rep said he was just tired (Dlisted

JLO & Slum Bear are still together. As if you had any doubt (Just Jared

Chris Pratt is already thinking about retirement (Cele|bitchy

Katy Perry should consider this a permanent hairstyle. She looks great like this. (TooFab

Ryan Phillippe might have failed a Marvel secrets test (The Superficial

Miley’s bikini thumbs-up (Hollywood Tuna

Vera Wang’s edgy wedding dresses (Romance Beat

Reese Witherspoon’s daughter grew up SO fast! (Pop Sugar
 

Eddie arrives for the MET Gala

May 1, 2015 19:33:46 Posted at May 1, 2015 19:33:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe arrived in New York today presumably ahead of Monday’s MET Gala. He’s been before. But never as the Best Actor. The MET Gala will be the first major red carpet he’s been on since winning the Oscar in February. And before that, you’ll recall, it was MONTHS of red carpets and screenings which, obviously, paid off. Full Story

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