Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

Judy Blume is currently in Toronto promoting her new book In The Unlikely Event. Duana wrote about it a few weeks ago – click here and click here for a refresher. This is exciting. Actually, it’s the MOST exciting. And I know many of you understand. I know many of you feel the same way: that she saved us, didn’t she? I was an awkward Chinese kid living through my parents’ divorce and finding new reasons to hate myself every day, like many of you when you were growing up, and Judy’s books were always there, not necessarily to explain or to fix it, but to tell you that you should keep trying to figure it out, that she trusted that you would figure it out.

As of this post, I just finished the first (for etalk) of two interviews with Judy Blume. She’ll be live on The Social later today. In case there was any doubt, I want you to know: She’s everything you imagine/want/hope her to be. She’s thoughtful. She’s honest. She’s smarter than all the people in the room. But most importantly, she’s so, SO kind. I’ve only spent 20 minutes with her – so far – and already I can feel her kindness, her empathy. And you would have to be next level kind, next level GOOD, to have had this effect on so many of us. As Duana said in her review of In The Unlikely Event, Judy Blume helped us to be adults. Is still helping us in adulthood.

Today, and every day, I love Judy Blume.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Grey is Beige

June 30, 2015 16:15:14 Posted at June 30, 2015 16:15:14
Maria Posted by Maria
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Yesterday, Lainey wrote about the #AskELJames hashtag hijacking (click here for a refresher) and, having read the book, I can understand where (and who) those tweets are coming from. People like me who spent $11.99 on Grey. I’ll start with the bad and get to the worse (things won’t get better): Grey is not the worst book I’ve ever read. Full Story

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Brange & Chris Martin

June 30, 2015 15:54:58 Posted at June 30, 2015 15:54:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Sunday in London. At a recording studio. Chris Martin and Guy Berryman (I think? It looks like Guy Berryman, right?) were there. And then Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived. Maybe they were working independently at the same place. But then again, Angelina and Chris have worked together before. Full Story

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Paul Rudd’s ageless face premieres Ant-Man

June 30, 2015 15:33:18 Posted at June 30, 2015 15:33:18
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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The (first) premiere (of many) for Ant-Man was last night in Los Angeles, and Paul Rudd and his time-defying face were there to christen his new superhero movie. This is being billed as Rudd’s “first” leading-man role, because he’s known best to general audiences for being an ensemble player in comedies like The 40 Year Old Virgin and Anchorman. Full Story

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Gwyneth’s monogrammed travel

June 30, 2015 14:56:25 Posted at June 30, 2015 14:56:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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After spending a couple of weeks in England, Gwyneth Paltrow and her kids arrived back in New York yesterday carrying two monogrammed bags. As you know, Jennifer Lawrence has been in New York. So… perhaps Chris Martin will be in New York too. And they’ll all celebrate Independence Day weekend at their home in the Hamptons? That seems to be where G and family will be, especially since they could have flown direct from London to LA. Full Story

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Monday, June 29, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

Younger, faster, stronger? Most of the time, I guess.

But if you watched the BET Awards last night and the tribute to Janet Jackson, that choreography not only still holds up, it’s a challenge for the new generation. And the drop-step-walk from Rhythm Nation will never, ever, ever not look good. So, no, that is definitely not the end. Janet is back. And she more than made up for the excessive amount of Chris Brown during the show.

Smokey Robinson did too. First Smokey lectured the audience about being too far up their own asses and to stop being so spoiled. “So don’t be so full of yourselves.” And this happened right after Diddy introduced him after bigging himself up first. Then Smokey performed and I almost got pregnant. Like, if I had any interest in having a baby, Smokey would have made that happen.

More BET Awards coverage to come.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Smutty Social Media, Monday June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 21:06:18 Posted at June 29, 2015 21:06:18
Maria Posted by Maria

So on Fridays, Guy Ritchie usually posts a picture of Charlie Hunnam on set. This Friday was no exception, but it was after we had wrapped up for the day. I won’t deprive you of your Charlie Hunnam, we get so few photos. (But why is he wearing so much clothing?)   Waiting for the snow Full Story

#AskELJames

June 29, 2015 19:45:30 Posted at June 29, 2015 19:45:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Have you been following this on Twitter? If not, do a search for #AskELJames. E.L. James, the author of Fifty Shades Of Grey, decided to participate in a Twitter chat today, I guess to promote the new book, Grey, and, well… That’s kind of Twitter is for, isn’t it? Here’s a sample: Will you be rewriting the book from Stephenie Meyer's point of view next time? #AskELJames Full Story

Smutty Tingles

June 29, 2015 18:33:11 Posted at June 29, 2015 18:33:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Rihanna’s BET attitude (Dlisted

Olivia Munn’s sword skills (Just Jared

Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy are invited to join the old white man movie club (Cele|bitchy

Sofia Vergara, bridesmaid (TooFab

A lot of people think this was mean. I really enjoyed it. (The Superficial

Mimi and a teddy (Hollywood Tuna

Channing Tatum and thong. Go. (Pop Sugar

The next year for Cameron Diaz (OK!

Jennifer Lawrence cropped

June 29, 2015 17:36:11 Posted at June 29, 2015 17:36:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Lawrence was photographed today in a cropped top in NYC. Is that what happens when 20-something sweethearts move to New York? Crop tops? Like Taylor Swift before her, Jennifer is looking for an apartment. Like I said last week, I hope they take turns hosting book club. Like we’ve seen with Taylor, every time Jennifer leaves to go anywhere it’s a pap situation. Full Story

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Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2

June 29, 2015 17:08:00 Posted at June 29, 2015 17:08:00
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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It’s not like I expected greatness from Ted 2, but I did have some expectation that it would be amusing, at least. Ted was surprisingly funny, and though it had plenty of signature Seth MacFarlane poop humor, it also had a nice little story about friendship at its center, and more jokes landed than didn’t. Full Story

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Brange & the Cambridges

June 29, 2015 16:29:43 Posted at June 29, 2015 16:29:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt met with Prince William and Catherine on Friday at Kensington Palace. According to US Weekly, they all got on “splendidly”. And Big G was there too although we don’t know if he managed to rip Brad’s glasses off his face and give him a bloody nose. Full Story

MC Shia

June 29, 2015 15:57:36 Posted at June 29, 2015 15:57:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Shia LaBeouf freestyle rapping, have you seen the video yet? If no, please enjoy. If yes, please enjoy again. I’ve enjoyed it several times already: He raps at the speed of a turtle but still. When he’s not plagiarising and, you know, punching people, I can’t help it. Full Story