Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

What I really want to do here is to write about Serial. But it’s 9 o’clock in the morning and many of you probably haven’t listened to it yet, the final episode. Fine. Can we talk about how and why there are only 12 episodes?

Why not extend it all season like a network television show? Who says Serial has to be cable? Who says Serial has to be HBO? It’s not like we WON’T RUN OUT OF QUESTIONS, GODDAMMIT! If I could figure out how to do that, I would have posted that last sentence in ever increasing font sizes so you could appreciate how I’m gradually getting louder and Louder and LOUDER.

At what point does something become a hate-listen the way a television show becomes a hate-watch? And are we there yet with Serial?

Am tempted, when it slows down next week, to do a live-blog about this so we can all yell our theories at each other and end up blueballed and unsatisfied. Well sh-t. That’s the holiday spirit.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. What is this world? A sh-tty Hollywood movie might provoke an international diplomatic crisis!?!? 

Angelina’s Cleopatra determination

December 18, 2014 15:24:10 Posted at December 18, 2014 15:24:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Gawker continues to analyse all the information coming out of the Sony hack, in particular Amy Pascal’s emails with and between Angelina Jolie and Scott Rudin. It’s a lot of back and forth over several months. I’ll post the link below for you to go through it piece by piece but, basically, even after Rudin called her “minimally talented” and “spoiled” in February, he and Pascal continued to engage Angelina about the Cleopatra movie. Full Story

The Interview pulled after Sony Hack turns threatening

December 18, 2014 14:57:16 Posted at December 18, 2014 14:57:16
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The Sony Hack took a turn for the dangerous earlier this week when the hackers released a statement threatening violence should people go see the movie when it was to open on Christmas day. Following the threat, Sony said it would allow theater owners to back out of booking deals and not show the movie, if they should so choose. Full Story

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

It’s been reported all week that Amy Pascal will be losing her job at Sony imminently. At press time, this hasn’t happened yet. It’s such a mess over there right now, firing Pascal would be yet another major headline, another bad news story for a company that is balls deep in bad news. So, if they do end up letting her go, I’m not sure they’ll make that announcement while the spotlight is on them. Best to do it quietly, when people are distracted by Christmas, non?

Or maybe she won’t leave at all? According to TMZ, many major industry players are on her side. We already know how George Clooney feels about her and supposedly Jack Nicholson, Tyler Perry, and John Singleton are too.  Read Full Intro

Selena came down with the drama

December 17, 2014 21:49:09 Posted at December 17, 2014 21:49:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I have a friend, H, and she has an expression. It’s the best. She dropped it on me once when we were at a work meeting years ago, before I started blogging full-time. One of our colleagues, P, was upset about some negative feedback. She sulked for the rest of the session, then at the very end, when everyone was getting up to leave, she let the tears fall down her face and ran to the bathroom. Full Story

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“Wassup!” Shiloh

December 17, 2014 21:05:06 Posted at December 17, 2014 21:05:06
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Angelina Jolie, the “rule breaker” covers the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, the issue that members of the Academy will have during the holiday break. It’s a very strategic, very fortuitously timed release. Because it’s been kinda sh-t for the Jolie the last week or so. Full Story

Conscious Uncoupling everywhere

December 17, 2014 20:00:01 Posted at December 17, 2014 20:00:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Last night on etalk we counted down the Top 10 gossip stories of the year, as many other programs and outlets are doing right now. How can you have a list without Conscious Uncoupling? Gwyneth’s breakup gave us a new expression, an expression everyone used, as a joke, mostly, but still… when you add a phrase to pop culture vocabulary, it’s a thing. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

December 17, 2014 19:21:29 Posted at December 17, 2014 19:21:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Kristen Stewart gets one last finger in before the new year (Dlisted

Anna Kendrick talks about sex toys with David Letterman (Just Jared

Would you want to open up a Lindsay Lohan every day? (The Superficial

No. No Benedict Cumberbatch. I’ve seen how you kiss. I don’t want to see you in a kissing movie (Cele|bitchy

It left a stain (Hollywood Tuna)

Pregnant Blake Lively in the kitchen (Pop Sugar

Totally Leonardo DiCaprio in 15 years. Maybe less (Too Fab

When your tooth falls out on television (Hollywood PQ

The single girl’s Christmas card (Romance Beat

Do you really think this a Will and Kate snub? (Celeb Dirty Laundry
 

Worst of 2014: Martin Lawrence

December 17, 2014 18:06:28 Posted at December 17, 2014 18:06:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wasn’t it? The Jennifer Lawrence Chris Martin hookup was the Pippa Middleton of celebrity couples. They could have given us so much …everything. Instead, it was a f-cking bore. But, just like Pippa, we should have known. Because HE is a bore. Because his music (now) is bland. Full Story

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Mrs Timberlake goes pregnant shopping

December 17, 2014 16:36:57 Posted at December 17, 2014 16:36:57
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Mrs Timberlake was photographed shopping in New York yesterday. She’s pregnant. Because Joey Fatone confirmed it to IN TOUCH Weekly. Which probably means JT won’t speak to him for 5 years. IN TOUCH is so low rent. As far as Mrs T goes though, given that, you know, she’s not exactly subtle about self-promotion, her early pregnancy has actually been kinda low key. Full Story

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Back for the action

December 17, 2014 15:57:38 Posted at December 17, 2014 15:57:38
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Lindsay Lohan is back in Los Angeles. Didn’t I just read an article  the other day about how she’s all about London now because she can go for a run and watch the BBC and not get papped all the time? She’s been papped a LOT in England, like several times a week, but whatever. Full Story

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Best of 2014: Adele Dazeem

December 17, 2014 15:07:49 Posted at December 17, 2014 15:07:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s that time. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be reviewing some of the best and worst gossip stories from 2014. If you have suggestions, send them! Sometimes the best is the worst. For instance, how would you classify Beyonce, Solange, and JayZ in the elevator? The right answer would be to say that it was terrible. Full Story

Princess and the Scouts

December 17, 2014 14:52:00 Posted at December 17, 2014 14:52:00
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Princess Catherine visited the 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony yesterday in London. She wore jeans and a Scouts hoodie and hung out with the kids. Um. Look at that camp counsellor (we’ll just call him this since I don’t know what his official title is) sitting next to her. With the glasses? Is he cute? From some angles, kind of, right? Does she notice sh-t like that anymore? If she does, who does she tell? She couldn’t possibly say it to her handlers. Full Story

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