Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

I LOVE the MET Gala. I’ve covered it twice for etalk. It’s the best b-roll of the year. It’s the best dress porn. It’s non-stop fashion masturbation. And amazingly, even though the theme was China: Through The Looking Glass, and it could have been a disaster, it ended up being one of the strongest showings in a while, even though, as I predicted, there was a chopsticks incident. Thanks Nicki Minaj.

Before we begin (and argue), just a quick word on MET Gala criteria. This is not, as Joanna noted, a state dinner. Not the Oscars. It’s OK to play. Play!!! Some played by the invitation – which is why there was so much red, gold, and green. All lucky Chinese colours. And… um… verging on tacky? I’m OK with this for this year. Because, well, think of it like a Chinese wedding. Think of my ma, the Chinese Squawking Chicken. Think of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan. (Click here to read my new column at FLARE about Chinese extra and superficiality. And by the way… the last line of this piece? Read it. I’m boasting now.) We are a little tacky. Dragons? Fine. Phoenixes work too. And fish. Fish are very good luck. Ching-chong eye makeup however is not acceptable.

But if you don’t want to go Chinese, or risk offending, go fashion forward. Imagination. Statements. Theatre. Costumes! It’s the Costume Institute Gala. Boring is unforgivable.

And then… there’s Beyonce.

We have so much to talk about. And it’s so worth an all-nighter. Keep refreshing. There will likely be close to 50 posts overnight and into the morning. And definitely send us your thoughts.

I’ll begin with Gong Li, one of the co-chairs of this year’s gala, and one of the finest Chinese actresses of all time. Look at the exquisite detail at the back and how the fan almost becomes the head of a goldfish. She’s perfect.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

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.  Read Full Intro

Brangeless MET

May 4, 2015 20:28:14 Posted at May 4, 2015 20:28:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Not that it was a possibility. I don’t think Angelina Jolie has ever been to a MET Gala. But then again, when has fashion been her thing? (By the way, Jennifer Anison hasn’t either.) Would it be unseemly of the Jolie, given her brand now, to show up at an event like the MET Gala? The MET Gala is questionable but the little league soccer game with her daughters is totally on-brand. Full Story

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Smutty Social Media, May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015 20:19:06 Posted at May 4, 2015 20:19:06
Maria Posted by Maria
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Draper James is starting to become more active on social media, which means a launch is imminent. I’m actually very excited for this, but use Draper James Girl and not Draper James for an Instagram handle? Both seem to be legit, but DJ refers users to DJG. What does it all mean? Here’s Reese with a couple of… Storm Troopers? Oh god don’t yell at me I really don’t know!   You excited?! #SomethingBig #DraperJames Full Story

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Christian Grey by P Diddy

May 4, 2015 19:49:09 Posted at May 4, 2015 19:49:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Puffy is launching a new fragrance called 3 AM. Why 3 AM? Because, for him, the best sex is always happening at 3 AM. And, just to make sure you understand that, he’s showing you. Check him out with girlfriend Cassie in the 3 AM promo ad – getting mad at each other, chasing each other, and then, we’re supposed to believe, after all that foreplay, f-cking each other until the sun comes up. Full Story

The Royals 1.8: Ted continues to be employed

May 4, 2015 19:25:05 Posted at May 4, 2015 19:25:05
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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The Royals Season 1 Episode 8 Recap At this point, the most insane aspect of The Royals is that Ted continues to be the head security officer at the palace. The king has been stabbed while out walking alone in London and Ted reveals he had an agreement with Simon to let him take these unattended jaunts, and yet he is not immediately fired. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

May 4, 2015 18:32:06 Posted at May 4, 2015 18:32:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Best dressed at the Kentucky Derby (Dlisted)

I thought Kate Upton was Taylor Swift in some of these shots (Just Jared)

Tori Spelling and Kevin Federline Jr don’t know how to budget (Cele|bitchy)

Love the striped dress on Brooklyn Decker (TooFab)

One way to celebrate Star Wars (The Superficial)

Great top on Chloe Grace Moretz (Hollywood Tuna)

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder on their honeymoon (Pop Sugar)

Amanda Bynes’s comeback? (OK!)

Missing Perfection

May 4, 2015 17:47:45 Posted at May 4, 2015 17:47:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Tom Brady had the best weekend. But then again, why wouldn’t he? It’s Tom Brady. When isn’t it “the best” for him? So he was at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday afternoon. Then on Saturday night he was in Vegas for the fight. Remember what I wrote earlier about the grand magnum of showing off? Tom Brady won that game. Full Story

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Twigs & Pattinson’s first carpet?

May 4, 2015 17:04:28 Posted at May 4, 2015 17:04:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Robert Pattinson and fiancée FKA twigs flew to NYC from LA the other day so now people are assuming they’ll be at the MET Gala tonight together to walk their first carpet. Can you see it? I can see it. Not only because of twigs’s emerging style status but also because Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge are also expected. Full Story

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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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Jamie /Brian Prahl /Anthony J. Causi /AKM-GSI /Splash News

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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