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. Which…you know what? I wouldn’t write that off just yet. Where Are U Now has taken him into the clubs. This is the transition. And it’s what an artist like, for example, Avril Lavigne couldn’t do – secure a fanbase that would age with her, and attract a new fanbase that isn’t 14 years old.

Anyway, my friend Liz introduced me to a new song yesterday that I can’t stop listening to. It’s Kaskade feat. Ilsey. Disarm You. My summer jam this long weekend. I’ve attached below.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

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
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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
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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
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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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July 30, 2015 – Smutty Shout-Outs

July 30, 2015 14:49:45 Posted at July 30, 2015 14:49:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Allison! Happy Birthday with love from Michelle! For you by request – Charlie Hunnam and vintage Johnny Depp. Thanks to you I’ve just wasted 15 minutes getting horny on Google looking at photos of CH.  Full Story

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

The nanny!

Oh my God, Ben Affleck is so…basic.

The nanny is pretty much the MiniVan Majority’s worst nightmare – it’s either Angelina Jolie or the nanny.

So the poor decision making continues. Ben Affleck cannot help himself. More on this in today’s first post.

Last night I went to the Nicki Minaj concert in Toronto. Was a really, really good show. She’s sexy as f-ck. She’s SO cute. She’s playful. She has enormous stage presence. In person, that star power is undeniable. By the end of it, I was in love with her. And afraid of her. When she tells you she’ll beat your ass, believe it.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Michelle Williams is in love because she reads

July 29, 2015 20:33:52 Posted at July 29, 2015 20:33:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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A couple of years ago I blogged about my obsession with writer couples: Zadie Smith and Nick Laird, Vendela Vida and Dave Eggers, Nicole Krauss and Jonathan Safran Foer. Click here for a refresher. Jonathan Safran Foer you know, likely from Everything Is Illuminated. Full Story

Spotlight at the top

July 29, 2015 20:03:30 Posted at July 29, 2015 20:03:30
Sarah Posted by Sarah

We must be approaching award season because the fall festivals have announced their lineups, led by TIFF, and now we’re starting to get trailers for the Oscar baity movies we’ll be watching in the fall. There’s a lot of good-looking stuff coming up, but the one film I’m most looking forward to—and have been since it was first announced—is Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, about the Boston Globe breaking the story of the Catholic priest sex abuse scandal. Full Story

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