Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

The New York Times is trying to apologise about that Shonda Rhimes article. Click here for more information about how they’re explaining themselves. They claim it was never their intention to offend. But is that enough? Can ignorance be excused by the absence of intent?

And, furthermore, there’s been no clarification about how poorly researched Alessandra Stanley’s piece was to begin with. Shonda Rhimes is a producer on How To Get Away With Murder but she didn’t create it. But if we’re talking about what she does or doesn’t create, in her own likeness, how reductive is it to posit that she’s “reclaimed” the “Angry Black Woman” by giving her a voice? Stanley’s misguided praise of Rhimes presupposes that she only writes for people of her own culture – at the expense of the other wonderful characters she’s created that don’t actually meet Stanley’s argument.  Read Full Intro

John Mayer’s new pants

September 23, 2014 17:41:14 Posted at September 23, 2014 17:41:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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We’ve featured so many douchebags today, I didn’t want to leave out John Mayer. Mayer played a show in Chicago this weekend. In fairness to him, he’s kept his douche rather muted lately. Very quiet. Smart move. Just put your head down and sing. And he does this, John Mayer. He knows how to do this…on a limited time basis. Full Story

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Like Bieber, like Leo

September 23, 2014 17:06:26 Posted at September 23, 2014 17:06:26
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Justin Bieber partied in Cannes this year. One night, at a club, he took the mic and dropped a few verses. Because, you know, in his head, he’s a badass. Here’s the video. Are you impressed? Is that the kind of cool you want to be around? You know who else was there that night? At the same club? Leonardo DiCaprio. Full Story

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“I’m not a Feminist, but…”

September 23, 2014 16:05:00 Posted at September 23, 2014 16:05:00
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Lainey sent me the Billboard article about Meghan Trainor because she likes to see me rage. HEADLINE:  “I don’t consider myself a feminist” CONTEXTUAL QUOTE:  "I don't consider myself a feminist, but I'm down for my first opportunity to say something to the world to be so meaningful. Full Story

Like Bieber, like Timberlake?

September 23, 2014 15:39:41 Posted at September 23, 2014 15:39:41
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I read the best story on Dlisted (original source uproxx) yesterday. You remember Ashton Kutcher’s Punk’d? And one of the best episodes was when Ashton played Justin Timberlake? JT came home to find government employees taking over his home because he hadn’t paid his taxes. Full Story

SNL’s new season: Chris Pratt + Ariana Grande

September 23, 2014 15:10:24 Posted at September 23, 2014 15:10:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Chris Pratt was photographed at LAX yesterday on his way to New York. He’s hosting the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this weekend, an understandable choice. Pratt has had an amazing summer – Guardians Of The Galaxy has turned him into a major star, and he’s worn it well. Full Story

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September 23, 2014 – Smutty Shout-Outs

September 23, 2014 14:28:58 Posted at September 23, 2014 14:28:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Lynne! It’s a milestone birthday for you today – Happy Birthday with love from Leslie! Have the greatest time in London and Paris. Here are Clive Owen and Colin Firth celebrating you. Happy Birthday Cheryl! I’m sorry I missed you last night at the Caitlin Moran event. Duana and I were there and we still can’t stop analysing. Full Story

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Monday, September 22, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

Shonda Rhimes is underrated. People fall on their knees for the Matt Weiners and the Vince Gilligans but Shonda Rhimes? Duana posted about Shonda not too long ago in a piece called How To Get Away With An Empire – click here for a refresher. I posted about her amazing Dartmouth commencement speech in the summer – click here for a refresher.

THIS WOMAN.

But for all This Woman has done, she still doesn’t get the kind of love reserved for the heavy hitters, the men behind shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad. So the New York Times tried to give her some.  Read Full Intro

Martin Lawrence: the first photos

September 22, 2014 19:53:30 Posted at September 22, 2014 19:53:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Coldplay performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Vegas this weekend. Jennifer Lawrence was seen backstage. In the first photo I’ve attached, Chris Martin is in the background, so this represents the first picture of the two of them together, in the same frame. New shots have just come out of the two of them getting off a private jet together in Van Nuys. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

September 22, 2014 19:13:27 Posted at September 22, 2014 19:13:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey

“F-ck it. I quit.” For pot! (Dlisted

Pacey Witter did not show up for the Mighty Ducks reunion (TooFab

Everyone is quitting Ariana Grande’s good side of the face (The Superficial

Taylor Swift baked for her fans (Just Jared

The worst light ever (Hollywood Tuna

Prince William went to Malta and… did you care about this? (Pop Sugar

Julianne Moore on noisy gym sessions and juice cleanses (Cele|bitchy

Look at this animal’s face. Do you have the same expression? (Socialite Life

Why is everyone so sure it’s a girl? (Celeb Dirty Laundry

Sarah Silverman does not want to get married (I'm Not Obsessed

Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs holding hands

September 22, 2014 15:36:12 Posted at September 22, 2014 15:36:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey

A few weeks ago, Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs were papped in New York together. Click here for a refresher. Then US Weekly reported that they’re definitely dating. I wondered if that just meant that they’re f-cking. They’re young, they’re hot. Full Story

Shonda Rhimes and the Question

September 22, 2014 15:26:14 Posted at September 22, 2014 15:26:14
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Lord knows I am usually long-winded. But I am so anxious to have you read the article I just read that brevity is essential. On Friday morning, the NYT article about Shonda Rhimes was published. There was immediate outcry and, most tellingly, there were three or four tweets from Rhimes herself which maybe indicated that this was not the way she had anticipated spending her Friday morning. Full Story