Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

It’s Big G’s first birthday! His parents have urged the public to refrain from sending gifts, not only because that child has everything he could possible want, but also because that child only wants things he can crush. Like butterflies.

More images have been released from Big G’s visit to the butterfly exhibit, his parents gifting us with two more shots of the Bruiser Prince. As you can see, he’s fascinated by them, and at one point, reaches out to touch one on his father’s hand. That poor butterfly must have been like F-ck Me, how did I get chosen to hang out with the Gregor Clegane of the Windsor line?

And then there’s Blake Lively who launched Preserve late yesterday, reportedly two days ahead of schedule, clearly not intimidated by the royal milestone. I have some thoughts on Preserve from a gossip perspective. And Maria will be analysing it from the lifestyle business side with the experience she has as Managing Editor of Vitamin Daily.

It’s time for the Nerd Herd too. Comic-Con begins this week. Sarah’s preview will be post today.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Blake Lively’s Preserve: a lifestyle analysis

July 22, 2014 14:55:54 Posted at July 22, 2014 14:55:54
Maria Posted by Maria

I’ve been so looking forward to the Preserve launch as I’ve worked in the digital lifestyle sphere for years, both as a freelance writer and in-house managing editor for Vitamin Daily. I can’t remember a website unveiling that has caused such a kerfuffle. Full Story

Blake Lively’s Preserve: Anti-GOOP

July 22, 2014 14:36:18 Posted at July 22, 2014 14:36:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey

In its first year, 5% of the profits from Preserve, Blake Lively’s new lifestyle site, will go towards Covenant House. It was already established in her VOGUE cover story that Ryan Reynolds’s fingerprints would be “all over” her new enterprise. Reynolds has supported Covenant House Vancouver in the past – click here Full Story

July 22, 2014 – Smutty Shout-Outs

July 22, 2014 14:06:03 Posted at July 22, 2014 14:06:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Erin! Happy Birthday with love from Phaedra! “Happy Belated 40th to Sara-sorry I'm such a slacker and haven't mailed your present yet. I prefer to look it as extending the celebration. I hope you enjoyed your weekend celebration in Victoria! Looking forward to many more years of solving the riddles and of course planning our trip to see Britney! Love you tons munchkin-Jodi” And for Melina because your Messi gone… Lucia tells me you’re heartbroken, and I can imagine. Full Story

Monday, July 21, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

How much do you think Universal paid Beyonce to be involved, somehow, in Fifty Shades Of Grey? When you work with Beyonce, it’s not just a song on the soundtrack either. It’s whatever Beyonce wants. If Beyonce wants to be the one to post a new teaser for the movie on Instagram, that’s what Beyonce gets. Worth it?

When Sarah from Cinesnark asked me about it yesterday, I told her that Fifty Shades Of Beyonce suddenly seems a lot more appealing to me. Beyonce + Sam Taylor-Johnson? Even better. Most of the time, a film is not better than the book. This time, the film will DEFINITELY be better than the book. Not that it would be hard, because you can’t get worse than that book and the “inner goddess” but it seems like Universal has the sense to spend money were it matters, complementing the property with the kind of ancillary support – in the form of Beysus, no less – that suggests that what we might be seeing in the movie is a lot more high quality than what we had to endure in the writing.  Read Full Intro

Rafa at a wedding

July 21, 2014 20:46:03 Posted at July 21, 2014 20:46:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rafael Nadal and girlfriend Xisca Perello were at a wedding this weekend in Spain. Cuuuuuute! I love him! I love them! Rafa is enjoying some down time before he prepares for the final slam of the season, the US Open. Mostly they care about the title, but he and Novak Djokovic are #2 and #1 on the tour and the tournament will likely also determine who’s on top to end 2014. Full Story

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I can be friends with a model, too

July 21, 2014 20:13:32 Posted at July 21, 2014 20:13:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, Splash

Taylor Swift has been living her New York life, hanging with her New York friends – among them Karlie Kloss, the model. As you know, things have been strained between Taylor and Selena Gomez, supposedly over Justin Bieber and also Selena’s behaviour and habits. And now Selena’s like, well I can be friends with a model, too! She was photographed today in Saint Tropez with Cara Delevingne. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch enters the Oscar race

July 21, 2014 19:25:41 Posted at July 21, 2014 19:25:41
Sarah Posted by Sarah

In 2011 the Black List was topped by a script for a biopic of Alan Turing, the computer scientist who developed the early computer that the British used to break the German’s Enigma code. You might also recognize his name from the Turing Test, a series of questions meant to determine if a machine is capable of fooling a human interrogator into thinking it’s human. Full Story

Smutty Tingles

July 21, 2014 18:53:13 Posted at July 21, 2014 18:53:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I really like “rappelling” (Dlisted)

Porny gushes and her tongue is out (TooFab)

Lindsay Lohan pops a zit on a boat (The Superficial)

Henry Cavill in Detroit (Just Jared)

OMG Theo Huxtable is going to be on Sons Of Anarchy! (Pink Is The New Blog)

Gisele’s birthday cake (Pop Sugar)

Anna Paquin on monogamy and sexuality (Cele|bitchy)

Michael Buble’s kid has really good hair (Socialite Life)

If this is true, Drake, what the f-ck are you doing? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

Porny’s 3rd kid? (I'm Not Obsessed)

George Clooney is “marrying up”

July 21, 2014 17:23:39 Posted at July 21, 2014 17:23:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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GSI

George Clooney spoke to Variety the other day to sh-t on The Daily Mail some more. Click here to read the article. I understand that he wants to treat them like they treat others and it is indeed kinda funny that they have to just eat all his punches bent over. Full Story

The smartest celebrity on Twitter

July 21, 2014 16:15:42 Posted at July 21, 2014 16:15:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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And here he is… According to TIME Leonardo DiCaprio is the smartest celebrity on Twitter based on the fact that his tweets use big words with more than 2 syllables. Seriously. That’s their measurement. Apparently the reading comprehension level of Twitter users averages at a fourth grade level. Full Story

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Nikki, Ian, and The Code

July 21, 2014 15:52:34 Posted at July 21, 2014 15:52:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder were out together this weekend at the Farmers Market looking very close. He had his face in her neck. He had his arms around her. At one point they hooked up with another woman and Ian appeared to be rather tactile with her too. It could be that they are tight, like friends tight, affectionate friends tight. Full Story

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Big G on his feet

July 21, 2014 15:16:14 Posted at July 21, 2014 15:16:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Big Prince G turns 1 tomorrow and to commemorate the milestone, his parents have released a photo of him for the first time on his feet, all by himself. It was taken a couple of weeks ago at the National History Museum in London where they were visiting the Sensational Butterflies exhibition. Um. Full Story

Star Wars plot: Luke needs a hand

July 21, 2014 14:51:56 Posted at July 21, 2014 14:51:56
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Turn away if your eyeballs are a pristine, spoiler-free environment. We’re discussing potential Star Wars Episode VII plot details, so if you don’t want to know, go no further. It’s nothing particularly revelatory—it’s not like, “and then everyone at the wedding died” territory—but I know some people are special snowflakes who don’t like to know anything about a movie before they see it. Full Story