Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday. I have three gift recommendations. The first one is self-serving so I’ll start with it. My book: Listen To The Squawking Chicken. Which is now available on trade paperback and it’s about my ma, the Chinese Squawking Chicken. For the Squawking Chicken in your life, and not necessarily the Chinese kind, because I’ve heard from a lot of you with Jamaican Squawking Chickens and Portuguese Squawking Chickens and Texan Squawking Chickens.

And for the Fangirl in your life, The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy by Sam Maggs. True story: boys don’t get to own geekdom. Do you know the House colours of Slytherin? Do you know who lives at Casterly Rock? Are you Dauntless? Do you know your District?

Fangirls are driving pop culture.  Read Full Intro

Taylor Swift kicks off

May 6, 2015 17:31:32 Posted at May 6, 2015 17:31:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Taylor Swift was not at the MET Gala this year because she was in Tokyo, kicking off the 1989 tour. Are you going? Do you have tickets? I have tickets. I gave Taylor Swift my money for my niece’s Christmas present (she’s going in August in Vancouver) and I’ll be at the show in Toronto. Full Story

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Hey y’all, Draper James is here

May 6, 2015 16:07:59 Posted at May 6, 2015 16:07:59
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Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle site, Draper James has been gestating for about a year, and a few days ago I mentioned an uptick in social media activity. Now, in the midst of promoting her new movie, Hot Pursuit, it has launched. So what’s the deal, y’all? Well, it’s hard to talk about Draper James without mentioning Goop, the OG celebrity lifestyle site, and Preserve, Blake Lively’s plucky attempt at making each house a mason jar-filled home. Full Story

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Bradley Cooper & Irina Shayk after the MET Gala

May 6, 2015 15:11:41 Posted at May 6, 2015 15:11:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Bradley Cooper was at the MET Gala even though he skipped the carpet. Inside, he and Irina Shayk kept their distance. He was seen talking to JLO before leaving. Afterwards though he and Irina were both at Rihanna’s party with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Madonna, Miley, JB… And at one point, according to Page Six Full Story

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PLEASE be Captain Britain

May 6, 2015 14:40:25 Posted at May 6, 2015 14:40:25
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Yesterday Marvel announced yet another person to add to the pile of people already appearing in Captain America: Civil War, and it’s Sherlock star Martin Freeman in an undisclosed role. Everyone’s making dog pile jokes and wondering how there could possibly be any time for Captain America with so many co-stars, but let’s be real. Full Story

Katy Perry & John Mayer after the MET

May 6, 2015 14:17:49 Posted at May 6, 2015 14:17:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Katy Perry changed wigs after the MET Gala on Monday night and hit up on the after-parties with designer Jeremy Scott…and then John Mayer was spotted arriving right behind her. So Diplo is not a thing. The thing is still Katy and John. Some people deserve each other, you know? And I mean that in the best way. Full Story

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Please stop talking, Jeremy Renner

May 6, 2015 13:58:46 Posted at May 6, 2015 13:58:46
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I’ve always said Jeremy Renner is good for gossip, and he is certainly giving us something to talk about recently. The Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour was famously peppy, and during an interview Renner and Chris Evans stepped in a pile of internet dog sh*t when they called Black Widow a “slut Full Story

The last few days of Leo

May 6, 2015 13:38:21 Posted at May 6, 2015 13:38:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As you know, Leonardo DiCaprio was in Milan last Thursday for Mr Armani’s 40th anniversary party. Click here for a refresher. Two days after that he was in Vegas on Saturday night for the fight. Leo was that guy who watched the event through his phone. Full Story

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

I LOVE the MET Gala. I’ve covered it twice for etalk. It’s the best b-roll of the year. It’s the best dress porn. It’s non-stop fashion masturbation. And amazingly, even though the theme was China: Through The Looking Glass, and it could have been a disaster, it ended up being one of the strongest showings in a while, even though, as I predicted, there was a chopsticks incident. Thanks Nicki Minaj.

Before we begin (and argue), just a quick word on MET Gala criteria. This is not, as Joanna noted, a state dinner. Not the Oscars. It’s OK to play. Play!!! Some played by the invitation – which is why there was so much red, gold, and green. All lucky Chinese colours. And… um… verging on tacky? I’m OK with this for this year. Because, well, think of it like a Chinese wedding.  Read Full Intro

Smutty Tingles

May 5, 2015 17:05:41 Posted at May 5, 2015 17:05:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Just a quick note about today – there are a lot of articles spread over several pages. Please scroll down all the way, click View Older to get to all of them. The first post I put up last night was Anna Wintour. Once you see her, you’ll know that’s the beginning!

Thanks for all your comments and tweets today! Keep sending to us! This is a wrap on the MET Gala until tomorrow. I have to shoot a live show now and then crash. Back early on Wednesday!

Madonna is not forgiving Drake (Dlisted

Colin Firth and Edward Norton at the MET Gala (Just Jared

Naomi Campbell in Burberry at the MET Gala (Cele|bitchy

LeAnn Rimes’s hair alarm (Celeb Dirty Laundry

Selena Gomez in a good mood before the MET Gala (Hollywood Tuna

LOVE Hilary Duff’s bag (Popoholic

Chloe Sevigny was a mess at the MET Gala (Go Fug Yourself)  

Robin Thicke: DTF on the plane (Jezebel

Justin Bieber: Co-Best at the MET Gala

May 5, 2015 16:59:02 Posted at May 5, 2015 16:59:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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We can fight about everything else. But we can’t fight about this. There’s no debate. Even though it’s Justin Bieber… What he’s wearing here, custom Balmain by Olivier Rousteing is everything that the MET Gala was supposed to be last night. Double dragons up the sleeves? The double-breasted shirt?!?! The DOUBLE-BREASTED SHIRT!!! THE DOUBLE BREASTED-SHIRT!!! The fit of the pants? There is no Chinese person on this planet who isn’t down with this. Full Story

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Sarah Jessica Parker: Co-Best at the MET Gala 2015

May 5, 2015 16:46:16 Posted at May 5, 2015 16:46:16
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Bless her. She gets it. She gets it so much that she jokes about it. She jokes about all the crazy sh-t she’s worn in the past. She laughs about having to do yoga moves in the car on the way there just to accommodate the outrageous pieces she’s put on her body…on her head. So of course it was SJP who wore a Philip Treacy headpiece inspired by a ceremonial Chinese bride. Full Story

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Reese Witherspoon: MET Gala 2015 Worst Dressed

May 5, 2015 15:33:41 Posted at May 5, 2015 15:33:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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She’s the one I’ve been alluding to the whole time when asking the question – why are you there if you’re not there to play? Joanna described it as a state dinner dress. She’s right. Reese Witherspoon, in this red column, is going to the White House. It’s a fine dress for a White House dinner. Full Story