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,


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

Luckiest Girl Alive

July 30, 2015 20:39:07 Posted at July 30, 2015 20:39:07
Maria Posted by Maria

I first saw Luckiest Girl Alive on Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram feed, and I knew that she was obviously going to buy the book’s film rights – would she be promoting it otherwise? Tracy Flick knows what she’s doing. So when I found myself on a 5-hour flight, I knew that was the book I wanted to read, because Reese’s acquisition skills have been pretty solid: Gone Girl and Wild, so far, with Big Little Lies to come (with Nicole Kidman). Full Story

Brange family business and a wedding

July 30, 2015 19:51:48 Posted at July 30, 2015 19:51:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Brad Pitt was papped in London last night. He went to see Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man. But the main reason he’s there is to attend Guy Ritchie’s wedding. Guy’s getting married today. Other guests include David Beckham and Jason Statham. The Daily Mail is rumouring that George and Amal Clooney and also Gwyneth Paltrow have been invited. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart before Ultra

July 30, 2015 17:00:54 Posted at July 30, 2015 17:00:54
Sarah Posted by Sarah
Pacific Coast News

Kristen Stewart’s new movie, American Ultra, opens in a few weeks, which means she will shortly be hitting the road to promote it—with Jesse Eisenberg. If ever there was a press tour with a high probability of going off the rails,  it’s this one. Full Story

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Room the movie

July 30, 2015 16:06:14 Posted at July 30, 2015 16:06:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Have you read Emma Donoghue’s Room? I reviewed the book a few years ago – click here to read that post. I met Emma Donoghue. Heard her speak at an event at my alma mater, Western University. She was asked to talk for 7 minutes about creativity. Full Story

A Chris Hemsworth/Will Ferrell comparison in Vacation

July 30, 2015 15:45:37 Posted at July 30, 2015 15:45:37
Sarah Posted by Sarah

There are seven movies in the Vacation franchise—can you name them all?—and only two of them are any good: National Lampoon’s Vacation, and Christmas Vacation. John Hughes wrote both (and he co-wrote European Vacation), and the first Vacation movie—the best of the bunch—was directed by Harold Ramis. Full Story

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The nanny loves Ben Affleck

July 30, 2015 15:14:19 Posted at July 30, 2015 15:14:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

US Weekly published an exclusive yesterday about Ben Affleck’s affair with former nanny Christine Ouzounian, scooping PEOPLE Magazine. PEOPLE followed shortly after with a strong denial from Ben Affleck; his rep claimed that they were considering legal options. Sure. But in that same post, PEOPLE goes on to reiterate their earlier report from a couple of weeks ago from a source who claimed that Ben hadn’t been “committed” to the marriage. Full Story

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