Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Yesterday was a good day for internet reading.

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the release of Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black. Some albums, over time, they lose their power. Some albums not only resist time, they defy it. Back To Black will defy time. “Back To Black is overrated” is never going to be a thing that anyone says, not after a decade, and not in 5 decades. What is it about Amy? Spencer Kornhaber wrote in The Atlantic that it’s The Enduring Sadness of Back To Black that makes it unforgettable. Like, “you shrug, and it’s the worst” will always be devastating, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

Inferno, starring Tom Hanks once as Robert Langdon, opens this weekend. Two think-pieces about Tom’s career were posted yesterday. Anne Helen Petersen focused on Tom’s “Dadness”, which he himself acknowledged on Saturday Night Live last week as the core of his appeal, but posited that Tom’s paternal charm represents a value system that might, uncomfortably, not be as progressive as we’d hope. Sam Adams, writing for Slate, in his own article about Tom’s career suggested that America needs Tom Hanks to make comedies again, citing his nuanced performance as a Donald Trump supporter in SNL’s Black Jeopardy sketch as an example of how Tom Hanks’s humour might be an effective way to challenge that very value system. 

Also, my selfish takeaway from AHP’s piece, even though she doesn’t actually go there at all, and I get told I’m a stupid c-nt for this all the time: Shakespeare In Love totally holds up more than Saving Private Ryan. For me, a film about words made more of an impact than a film about war. Please start yelling at me now.

Yours in gossip,


October 27, 2016 – Smutty Shout-Outs

October 27, 2016 13:51:50 Posted at October 27, 2016 13:51:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Duana Taha, The Name Therapist, is doing at TED Talk today! She’ll be at TEDx Toronto, scheduled to speak at 2:45pm. You know how in movies they often go to Eminem’s Lose Yourself as the hype song? Duana being Duana, this is what she texted back when I asked her this morning how she’s feeling, and whether or not she’s ready to f-cking kill it: “I AM NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT” My Shot is her hype song. Full Story

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Sumner Redstone has been one of the most powerful men in Hollywood for years. He’s a billionaire. His assets include CBS and Viacom. Ten years ago he fired Tom Cruise which used to be my primary gossip association with him.  Read Full Intro

Smutty Tingles

October 26, 2016 21:00:10 Posted at October 26, 2016 21:00:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Tom Cruise’s true love (Dlisted

Ben Affleck brings back the Boston accent (Just Jared)   

I’m too stupid to figure out if Jaden Smith is speaking in metaphors (Cele|bitchy

Lady Gaga gets to drive on Carpool Karaoke (TooFab

Did Donald Trump try to, um, “grab” Kelly Preston? (The Superficial

Justin Bieber’s drivers drive the wrong way (TMZ

Naomi Campbell in a one shoulder white caped dress (Go Fug Yourself

Chris Martin’s kids hit the high notes better than he can (Jezebel

Seth Meyers’s election coverage is amazing (Pajiba

Jackie's jeans

October 26, 2016 20:41:27 Posted at October 26, 2016 20:41:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
TPG/ Splash News, Getty Images

Jackie Chan's legend is not just limited to Asia. We're not fighting about this, are we? He's a legend around the world. But please don't ask me how he can look exactly the same after all these years. Full Story

View All 9 Photos

Smutty Social Media, October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016 19:08:50 Posted at October 26, 2016 19:08:50
Maria Posted by Maria

Is this considered a honeymoon baby, or was it shortly thereafter? It’s been just under 4 months since they got married. I can’t wait to see these pregnancy photos (and I never say that about anyone). Russell will be so into it.   On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family.. and I'm excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give... 👶🏽🍼💃🏽☺️❤️ Full Story

Katy Perry votes on her birthday

October 26, 2016 16:14:19 Posted at October 26, 2016 16:14:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Bauer-Griffin/ Getty Images, Pap Nation/ Splash News
View All 12 Photos