Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

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. No surprise. Like that asshole gives a sh-t.

In this case, if you're the buyer, are you a little pissed that Amal and George were basically on display every single day of their wedding weekend? Like I said yesterday, I kinda feel sated already. They gave us a lot for free. They gave us enough.

I'm not sure when the deal was negotiated for the images but I wonder whether or not the buyers expected the couple to be so...available. Because now when they tell me it's all "exclusive", I'm like, really?  Because I feel like I was on a gondola in Venice from Friday to Monday so whatever you're showing me better be extra special, special like, oh hey, look at the bump under this dress. Which, no, didn't happen.

The dress, by the way, looks so much better in that one shot from her fitting in VOGUE than it does in both PEOPLE and HELLO! Don't you find that images often seem cheapened in celebrity weeklies? Is it the paper? Is it the tacky layout?

More analysis to come.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

September 30, 2014 – Smutty Shout-Outs

September 30, 2014 13:45:03 Posted at September 30, 2014 13:45:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey

“To our feisty, funny, and flawless Denise on her birthday. Whether you are raising the next generation of comedians, wrangling donation baskets (and donors) for your kids' school, battling the flood, being a foster mom to guide puppies, or dealing with last-minute family descending upon your house, you handle life's crises with humour and a ruthless efficiency. Full Story

Monday, September 29, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

George Clooney’s wedding ended up being more of a spectacle than Beyonce’s and Beyonce is the queen of spectacle. Things you thought you’d never say…

Things that happened in 2014:

George Clooney got married.

Brad Pitt got married.

Kanye West got married.

When we check back with all three in five years, what will be the update? God I wish I had a time machine. If I had a time machine I’d check in with them in 2019 and I’d also fast forward to two weeks from now because I’m a chicken sh-t.

There’s a mole I’ve had on my upper lip, right where the bows meet. Over the last couple of years, a cyst has grown under it. And it won’t stop growing. I’m attaching a picture. From some angles, it looks like a pimple.  Read Full Intro

Adam Levine’s gross video

September 29, 2014 20:13:43 Posted at September 29, 2014 20:13:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We are nearing the end of Adam Levine’s reign as Sexiest Man Alive. Thanks God. I don’t get it. I have never gotten it. Not the music, not him. The video for Maroon 5’s Animals was just released today featuring Adam’s real-life wife, Behati Prinsloo. Full Story

Tom Cruise: single man standing

September 29, 2014 19:58:11 Posted at September 29, 2014 19:58:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Tom Cruise is working Mission: Impossible 5 in London. No breaks on the weekends, I guess, as he was seen on set yesterday double-fisting a Blackberry and an iPhone/Pod. Me too! So here’s what I was thinking today. List the top movies – universally considered to be Top Movie Stars, male: Denzel Washington, married Will Smith, married Robert Downey Jr, married Brad Pitt, married George Clooney, married – GEORGE CLOONEY IS MARRIED Johnny Depp, engaged Tom Cruise… Tom Cruise…? Single man standing. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

September 29, 2014 19:45:07 Posted at September 29, 2014 19:45:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The downside (apart from those hands) of dating Robert Pattinson (Dlisted

What Megan Fox’s kids look like (TooFab

Is it becoming a shrug now? Finally? So that the value is taken away from this kind of sh-t? (The Superficial

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski head out after George Clooney’s wedding (Just Jared

Avril Lavigne is looking more and more like Lindsay Lohan (Hollywood Tuna)  

Ben Affleck had to work while George Clooney got married (Pop Sugar

Benedict Cumberbatch and his girlfriend went to a wedding but not George Clooney’s (Cele|bitchy

Mrs Timberlake showed up to the 7th Heaven reunion (Socialite Life

Selena and JB went on vacation and didn’t storm off on each other (Celeb Dirty Laundry

Fergie’s new song (I'm Not Obsessed
 

Where’s the honeymoon?

September 29, 2014 17:22:47 Posted at September 29, 2014 17:22:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, FameFlynet

I suppose that’s the other mystery, apart from the dress. Maybe not anymore? A few European media outlets are reporting that Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney are heading to Marrakesh for their honeymoon. A Moroccan honeymoon? It’s so Mimi! You think they’re taking us there too? Are we invited on the honeymoon? Am attaching more shots today of the two of them making it legal. Full Story

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Gwyneth’s birthday party

September 29, 2014 16:32:45 Posted at September 29, 2014 16:32:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, Splash, INF

I like to pretend that my Gwyneth and I share a birthday, even though we were born a year and a day apart. Mine is September 26, hers is September 27. Whatever. We all fool ourselves in different ways. On Saturday, there was a party to celebrate. Many of G’s celebrity friends were there including Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy (an actress-rocker couple that’s still intact), Nicole Richie who came with Rashida Jones, Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer, Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson, and also… Chris Martin was seen arriving earlier in the day. Full Story

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The Amal & George wedding photos

September 29, 2014 16:13:38 Posted at September 29, 2014 16:13:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Here’s a quick update: Everyone’s thinking VOGUE because Anna Wintour was there but it’s looking like PEOPLE and HELLO! are publishing the Amal Alamuddin-George Clooney wedding photos, just like it was with Brange. One source told me that VOGUE simply couldn’t pay that much money and that only a PEOPLE/HELLO! joint bid would both satisfy the financial requirement (to be donated) and also the “nice reporting/nice gossip” demands. Full Story

Chris Pratt’s SNL was a charm offensive

September 29, 2014 16:00:46 Posted at September 29, 2014 16:00:46
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Is everyone on the Chris Pratt train at this point? Is there anyone left uncharmed? Does anyone object to Pratt becoming a Movie Star? As I predicted back in January, Pratt blew up huge this year, and this weekend he capped his breakout year by hosting Saturday Night Live, and this was not just any episode. Full Story

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Amal fashion

September 29, 2014 15:25:39 Posted at September 29, 2014 15:25:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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She started off the weekend in black and white on Friday – click here  and here for a refresher. On Friday night for the rehearsal dinner it was a red McQueen. Gorgeous.  On Saturday, Amal Alamuddin was kept hidden. Full Story

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Throw a Brick Through The Window

September 29, 2014 14:55:45 Posted at September 29, 2014 14:55:45
Duana Posted by Duana

Masters of Sex Season 2 Episode 12 recap. Ohhhh. There. That’s what we’ve been building toward. Satisfying, terrifying, and nauseating like the best of all the golden age of television. I was uncomfortable and upset for most of the episode, which paradoxically feels good, and right. Full Story

The “unreachable” Brad Pitt…with Shia as his wingman

September 29, 2014 14:42:28 Posted at September 29, 2014 14:42:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Brange was not photographed at the Clooney wedding. Some are hoping they were there, just incognito. But you know what? It’s not like they hang out a lot. You see Clooney with Damon, Krasinski, Murray… Since Oceans, you don’t see him with Brad. Their friendship has been overblown… maybe because of wishful thinking. Full Story

Reese does a backflip

September 29, 2014 14:31:27 Posted at September 29, 2014 14:31:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Reese Witherspoon is the latest celebrity to be featured in VOGUE’s 73 questions. And she’s letting you see her house. So. Before you rush off and press play, just a few notes… The best part is the backflip. In a skirt! The worst part is her answer about dinner with female senators. Full Story

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