Friday, July 31, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?

This is the lyric from Drake’s Back To Back that everyone keeps talking about. But I prefer this one:

I don’t wanna her about this ever again
Not even when she tell ‘em that they better as friends

You know why that’s so good? Because it was pre-emptive. Because that’s the sh-t that they always say about Drake re: Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. That they just liked him as a friend. And it’s done in that signature Drake way. Uhhhh, I don’t want to do this, ok, I feel bad doing this, son, but… OK, I’m doing this. Hit ‘em with a prenup!

But that’s always been Drake’s game. He’s always called himself soft. He went soft on the first diss track, Charged Up. Like foreplay. So when Back To Back came out the other night, it felt like a good old fashioned hard pounding, drilling you into the headboard. And while he’s always said that diss tracks weren’t his thing, well, Meek Mill accused him of using a ghostwriter.

Back To Back made Drake look GOOD. The kind of good that makes them all fall back after a sick dunk at the all-star game.

It’s taken almost a week for Meek Mill to respond. And he did, last night, with a track called Wanna Know, featuring Quentin Miller, the rapper alleged to be Drake’s ghostwriter. Click here to listen. Meek’s had time to work on this. Dayyyys. The expectations were high. He’s the hard to Drake’s soft. It was supposed to be a demolition.


Weak. Practically half the song is voice recordings from other people, including Puffy, who had his own beef with Drake but who isn’t exactly known to be the world’s most talented rapper. Puffy, as I wrote a few weeks ago, is the world’s #1 hype man. Those aren’t the punches you want to be throwing. But maybe I’m just biased. Because I’m Canadian and because I live in Toronto. Or maybe, in the end, this all benefits Meek. Because before you knew him as Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend. And now you know him as Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend who picked a fight with Drake and couldn’t back it up. So we all win.

Girl Sh-t is the Best Sh-t. Boy Sh-t is the Best Sh-t too!

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,


Coach Taylor takes us to the weekend

July 31, 2015 20:38:35 Posted at July 31, 2015 20:38:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s a long weekend in Canada (but I’ll be posting on Monday). Before you go… And you might be going to the movies this weekend, long or not, in Canada or not, so here’s a message from Coach Taylor. Oh my God, I missed him SO much. I think I might have to marathon FNL this weekend just because of this. Full Story

Smutty Tingles

July 31, 2015 20:34:03 Posted at July 31, 2015 20:34:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey

They totally got Tom Cruise’s chest right (Dlisted

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel together for the first time since Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck broke up. Jen and Jess are close. OMG what do you think she thinks? (Just Jared

Tom Hiddleston was not the third party (Cele|bitchy)

Neville Longbottom’s sweet birthday dedication (Pop Sugar

Chace Crawford has been located (GossipGirl

Ew. Ick. Gross. (The Superficial

I don’t have a body like hers, but I don’t want to be a Do Nothin’ Bitch either (Hollywood Tuna)  

Way too much going on here (Go Fug Yourself

LOOOOVE this (Pajiba

Are Katy Perry and John Mayer still together?

July 31, 2015 20:08:16 Posted at July 31, 2015 20:08:16
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It was reported last week that Katy Perry and John Mayer had broken up again. Click here for a refresher. E! News was the outlet that was on that. And at the time, Katy was in some heat for tweeting her way into the Nicki Minaj Taylor Swift fight. Full Story

Jessica Alba’s Mean Mommy Detox

July 31, 2015 17:51:54 Posted at July 31, 2015 17:51:54
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Jessica Alba is promoting The Honest Co.’s new femcare line (which inexplicably boxes tampons to look like “artisanal chocolates”) so is of course pulling out her philosophies on parenting in a new interview. The thing about Jessica Alba is that she frequently talks out of both sides of her mouth, changing the narrative whenever it suits her. Full Story

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I’m happy for you but where’s Charlie Hunnam?

July 31, 2015 16:27:47 Posted at July 31, 2015 16:27:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As mentioned yesterday, Guy Ritchie married Jacqui Ainsley yesterday. That’s why Brad Pitt is in England. Click here for a refresher. The hashtag for the wedding was #jaxguyjuly on Instagram. So here’s a selection of guest photos. Full Story

Amy Schumer & Jennifer Lawrence: the new #Squad

July 31, 2015 15:45:34 Posted at July 31, 2015 15:45:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I just realised it’s Friday and I haven’t written once about Taylor Swift’s friend collecting. She’s gone an entire week without collecting a friend! Does that mean the backlash really is in full effect? In the absence of any updates to Taylor Swift Collection, we have Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence. Full Story

Kate Moss’s model rival

July 31, 2015 14:56:45 Posted at July 31, 2015 14:56:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

For a few weeks now, British gossips have been reporting that there’s trouble between Kate Moss and her husband Jamie Hince. Something about not spending time together and she hates a few of his friends. They’ve not been seen together in months. And now, these photos of Jamie in LA with model Jessica Stam. Full Story

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Johnny Depp is too exhausting to sustain interest in Black Mass

July 31, 2015 14:16:58 Posted at July 31, 2015 14:16:58
Sarah Posted by Sarah

The downside of Johnny Depp always doing weird voices and wearing elaborate makeup for his film roles is that it has killed the magic of his performances. I LOVED Johnny Depp for years and years—he was one of my favorites when I started writing for this site—but he has killed my appreciation for his art with his constant stream of weirdo performances and his scarfy evolution (scarfolution) into a parody of himself. Full Story

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Ben Affleck’s nanny problems

July 31, 2015 13:30:15 Posted at July 31, 2015 13:30:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Today is the last day of July. It’s been a great month in gossip. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry gave us Girl Sh-t. Drake and Meek Mill are giving us Boy Sh-t. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton gave us Country Sh-t. But the smuttiest sh-t belongs to Ben Affleck, often the creator of his own sh-t situation because this guy, this guy can’t help himself. Full Story

July 31, 2015 – Smutty Shout-Outs

July 31, 2015 12:55:52 Posted at July 31, 2015 12:55:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Amanda! Happy Birthday! Wishing you and Jen a lot gossip, a lot of drinks, no cars, and so much sunshine in the backyard. For you – Brandon Flowers (where the F-CK has he been???), Charlie Day, and Nicholas Hoult.  Full Story

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

Can’t go a day right now without hearing Where Are U Now at least a dozen times. So far, on my drive to work this morning, it’s already been twice. Justin Bieber told Ryan Seacrest he has a new track called What Do You Mean dropping in a month. It’s about not knowing what girls want: 

“Girls are often just flip floppy. They say something and then they mean something else. I mean, I don’t really know. That’s why I’m asking, ‘What do you mean?’”

What he means, when he barely moves his lips in the video for Where Are U Now, is that a new album is coming. And that he expects to have a career in his 20s.  Read Full Intro

Smutty Tingles

July 30, 2015 21:06:15 Posted at July 30, 2015 21:06:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Totally watching this. On board. (Dlisted

This makes sense: Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are new best friends – check that, Taylor Swift! (Just Jared)

Are Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez next? (Cele|bitchy

Big G at the beach! (Pop Sugar

Julia Roberts divorce rumours (Celeb Dirty Laundry

Wait. A lead singer and a model’s love might not be forever? I feel like we’ve never heard that before (OK!

Miley and her little sister hang out (Popoholic

This face, this attitude. For life. (College Candy

Celebrity summer love (Romance Beat