Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Grammy nominations. As I’ve been anticipating for a while now, it’s all about Beyoncé and Adele. As I’ve been hoping for a while now, would it be too much to wonder about that collaboration? All Night and Hello? With 9 nominations, Beyoncé is now the most nominated woman in Grammy history…although she’s never won the biggest prize, album of the year. She and Adele are up against Drake, Justin Bieber, and Sturgill Simpson in that category. More on the Grammys later.

In other Beyoncé news, whenever we talk about Beyoncé, which is not an infrequent occurrence, Duana always remembers a particular piece of footage from when Beyoncé was about 10 years old, rehearsing in the backyard, and Mathew Knowles is telling them that their moves are no good because they didn’t practise enough the day before when they went to an amusement park or something. It’s one of Duana’s favourite early Beyoncé clips because it shows you what that life was and how her life now has been shaped. The footage is hard to find, buried in some MTV documentary from the Destiny’s Child era. And of course you know now that most of Beyoncé’s early material is stored in that infamous personal archive/vault that she meticulously curates and deliberately releases on her own schedule.

But now…the Lost Tapes…

Uproxx reports that there’s a UK based auction house that’s apparently come into possession of some early and rare “never before seen” Beyoncé footage that they’re now selling for almost $4 million. It’s 12 tapes, over two and a half hours, performing as part of Girls Tyme, the predecessor to Destiny’s Child, and all of it representing what would go on to become the BEYONCÉ. I don’t know how much longer this is going to live online for, considering how understandably territorial Beyoncé is about… well… herself. I’m not even sure how this happened. And whether or not these people will survive it. So watch this now while you can.

Blue Ivy looks SO much like her, non?

Yours in gossip,


December 6, 2016 – Smutty Shout-Outs

December 6, 2016 15:34:21 Posted at December 6, 2016 15:34:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Meggy! Happy Birthday with love always from Susie and Stacy because no one could be a better little sister than you. By request, here are some pictures of James McAvoy!  Full Story

Monday, December 5, 2016

Dear Gossips,

The LA Film Critics Association named Moonlight the Best Picture of the year yesterday, followed by La La Land as runner-up. Barry Jenkins, who directed Moonlight, won Best Director. He also won Best Director from the New York Film Critics Circle last week while La La Land was Best Picture.  Read Full Intro

Mimi’s busy weekend

December 5, 2016 22:01:59 Posted at December 5, 2016 22:01:59
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Mimi performed at VH1’s Divas Holiday on Friday. Then last night she attended the world premiere party for her docuseries Mariah’s World. Did you watch? Are you even more worried about Stella now than you were before? We’re not going to see the Stella effect immediately. Full Story

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Jaden Smith’s potential

December 5, 2016 21:05:14 Posted at December 5, 2016 21:05:14
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Jaden Smith has been in the family business since he was five years old. He starred in The Karate Kid when he was 11. He released his first mixtape when he was 14. So, he’s attempting to be a Rapper Slash Actor, just like his dad. Full Story

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Working Class? Casey Affleck, Taraji P Henson, and the making of Oprah

December 5, 2016 20:25:38 Posted at December 5, 2016 20:25:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jeff Bezos, the head of Amazon, and Matt Damon hosted a holiday party for Manchester By The Sea this weekend in LA. That’s officially what they’re calling it, a “holiday party”, which, I guess is a new euphemism for “campaign event”? It’s not like they’re actually exchanging gifts there. Full Story

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Amy Schumer is Imperfect Barbie

December 5, 2016 18:52:34 Posted at December 5, 2016 18:52:34
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Friday it was announced that Amy Schumer will star in a live-action Barbie movie, slated for 2018. A Barbie movie has been kicking around for a while, and the current treatment comes from Hilary Winston, a veteran of TV shows like My Name is Earl and Community, and who is also scripting The LEGO Ninjago Movie as part of the LEGO cinematic universe. Full Story

Smutty Tingles

December 5, 2016 17:58:04 Posted at December 5, 2016 17:58:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Madonna wouldn’t remarry Sean Penn. He’s too old for her. (Dlisted

Jay Z’s birthday dinner (Just Jared

As IF Taylor Swift would give anyone a heads-up on her lyrics (Cele|bitchy

Matthew McConaughey’s daughter wearing the cutest suit (TooFab
Justin Bieber tells the paps how he’d prefer to be papped (TMZ

Jennifer Lawrence disrespects the rocks and… are we supposed to laugh? (The Superficial

What to expect from the Britney Spears Lifetime movie (Pajiba

Kate Mara in Dior (Go Fug Yourself

Why The Weeknd cut his hair (Jezebel)