Venus Williams is 35. Serena Williams is 33. They met on Centre Court at Wimbledon yesterday and while it wasn’t a classic match, the significance here is that it might not happen again. The Williams sisters have dominated this sport for almost 20 years. Between them, they hold 27 grand slams – and that number only includes singles titles! It also doesn’t count Olympic gold medals. Also, if you count how many doubles and mixed doubles championships they share, it’s over 50. You cannot overstate their impact and influence. Sometimes though, I feel like people don’t care enough – about how they became who they are in a sport that wasn’t exactly welcoming, and what they fought through: themselves and everyone else. I’ve linked to it before but I’ll never get tired of this article so I’m going to link to it again – in my opinion the best piece ever written on Venus and Serena Williams, by John Jeremiah Sullivan for the New York Times. Click here.
For all that they’ve done, and how much they’ve won, do you think they get enough respect?
Yours in gossip,
Blake Lively discovers a heart-shaped mountain. But is it artisanal? Holy cow! A heart shaped mountain. Nothing more perfect than nature. Time to protect it!!! @livelokai and @world_widlife are helping to save our animals #LetsDoOurPart #livelokai #IStillCantBelieveTheresAHeartShapedMountain--WaitTilNirvanaHearsAboutThis Full Story
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A curious thing has happened to Comic-Con over the last few years. Despite being a huge engine that drives pop culture, it has become crystal clear that there is no value in Comic-Con. It’s one of the weirdest things I have ever seen happen in the film industry—no one denies how big Comic-Con is, but its actual value is nil. Full Story
Oh come on! He has a cute ass! (Dlisted)
Ariana Grande kissing a new guy … wait, you just stopped caring, didn’t you? (Just Jared)
Lupita in red in Paris (Cele|bitchy)
Cody Simpson is scared of Justin Bieber? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
This is a cute outfit (Hollywood Tuna)
Jessica Alba’s dress is cute. The boots are not. (Popoholic)
Don’t love this dress on Cara Delevingne. Because maybe Kanye West’s wife would wear it? (Go Fug Yourself)
Why are raccoons suddenly the all purpose animal? (Jezebel)
I’d want my phone…but not the dinner (College Candy)
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s divorce is big news. So, of course, people have been talking a lot about the first Jennifer, the first Bennifer: Ben and JLO. JLO spent the weekend in the Hamptons with Slum Bear. He was riding around in his douchey scooter-segway the other day while shopping with her and the dog – click here Full Story
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I was not expecting to like Magic Mike XXL, let alone love it, but I do kind of love it. What I like about Magic Mike is that it looks like a smutty movie but really it’s about the frustration of the American Dream, although based on the number of times Lainey has complained about Magic Mike being too talky, I think I may be alone in appreciating that it’s actually a fairly character-driven film. Full Story
Pop Sugar has the exclusive photos of Jennifer Garner on Monday on the set of her new movie Miracles From Heaven. Click here to see. Her hair is lighter and there’s a ring on her finger. Just like there was a ring on Ben Affleck’s finger in the totally not staged, super candid photos that PEOPLE Full Story
Nunavut. Don’t get a lot of celebrities in this part of Canada. And few expected to see Leonardo DiCaprio there this weekend. Leo wasn’t partying in Portofino on a billionaire’s yacht on Independence Day? He wasn’t in Vegas? Or a rager in Miami? Not even the Hamptons? No. Full Story
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Marvel’s Doctor Strange is slated to begin production late this year, but so far the movie is operating on a relatively low key. This is Kevin Feige’s pet project, with extra scrutiny on its security as they go about casting, so take this with a grain of salt, but the latest rumor is that Rachel McAdams has been offered the female lead opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. Full Story
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It’s Haute Couture week in Paris. This morning it was Chanel. And Karl had all his muses there. The setting: a casino. The collection was presented while celebrity high rollers played cards in a four-table pit at the centre. Kristen Stewart was the first star to enter the room, followed by her close friend and reigning Best Actress Oscar winner, Julianne Moore, on the arm of Gabriel Kane Day-Lewis whose father is Daniel Day-Lewis. Full Story
There were a lot of women. Oklahoma was a few years ago. But Oklahoma was certainly not the one who was the most recent, although the most recent, professional turned personal, that I know of at least, is also not that recognisable, for now. She’s waiting for her moment. Still, these affairs were not the biggest problem. Full Story
Did you know that Hello Kitty lives just outside of London and has a twin sister called Mimmy? She also bakes and collects goldfish. No? No idea. Me neither. But now I do because Hello Kitty is becoming a movie.
And it’s not like I never went through a Hello Kitty phase. Every summer, I’d go back to Hong Kong to stay with my ma. Every year I’d come back to school with Hello Kitty gear – pencil cases, erasers, notebooks, lunchboxes. But that’s it. I’d never write in my Hello Kitty binder and wonder about Hello Kitty’s personality. Didn’t give a sh-t about her life. Hello Kitty has a life?!? Hello Kitty has to matter to me beyond the fact that Mimi dedicated an entire room to her in her apartment?
Hello Kitty, the movie, is planned for release in 2019.
Yours in gossip,
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Victoria and David Beckham celebrated 16 years of marriage this weekend. She posted this family photo on Instagram as a tribute to her husband and their family: Happy anniversary, I love u so much x I'm so proud of our beautiful family x Full Story