Friday, August 26, 2016

Dear Gossips,

You excited for the VMAs? I am. According to The New York Times, the VMAs might be extra special this year because Music Videos Matter Again. For me though, this year, I’m excited about the women.

More often than not, if it’s a good VMAs, Beyoncé is involved. When she went solo with her first album? Dangerously In Love dropped in June 2003. Two months later she came out upside down and gave us Baby Boy and Crazy In Love at the VMAs. Remember when she mic-dropped her pregnancy? VMAs. When “Imma let you finish”? VMAs. And Beyoncé’s Vanguard acceptance performance? VMAs, obviously.

The Vanguard Award this year is going to Rihanna who first performed at the VMAs in 2008 with Disturbia and that iconic short haircut. More on Rihanna later today. Britney Spears’s career is also all tied up in the VMAs. And Britney will return to the VMAs on Sunday to hype the release of her new album Glory. Of course, Adele will be there too, as Hello is nominated for Video of the Year.

So. Question: is it the women who make the VMAs? Not just lately but since Janet Jackson and Madonna, it’s the women who take the VMAs to the next level, non? 

Enjoy the VMAs. I’ll be live-tweeting and we’ll have full coverage starting early, early, early Monday morning.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dear Gossips,

It was reported yesterday that Ryan Lochte is negotiating a deal to appear on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. So, you know, he may have lost several sponsors this week, but there are many people out there who don’t think that what Ryan Lochte did was that big of a deal.  Read Full Intro

Mimi, Beyoncé, and the laptop

August 25, 2016 20:10:17 Posted at August 25, 2016 20:10:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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This week, many of you have been emailing me about a story that came out of Australia – James Parker tried to get Mimi to have sex with him by playing Beyoncé Full Story

Josh & Ruth’s infinite date

August 25, 2016 19:55:07 Posted at August 25, 2016 19:55:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Not quite the same flow as Nick & Norah. By the way, if you read Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, the Dash & Lily sequel, The Twelve Days Of Dash & Lily, comes out in October. So. Joshua Jackson and Ruth Wilson. Of The Affair. And Joshua is freshly single after a decade with Diane Kruger. Full Story

Smutty Tingles

August 25, 2016 19:43:42 Posted at August 25, 2016 19:43:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The most popular leader of our time (Dlisted

Sofia Richie is 18 now and Justin Bieber was there to celebrate (Just Jared

John Krasinski’s favourite rom-com (Cele|bitchy

John Krasinski’s improved sex life (TooFab

Would the Queen really be mad at Princess Kate for making more royals? (Celeb Dirty Laundry

Thor and Loki visit the kids (Pop Sugar

Britney gets the Lifetime treatment (The Superficial

I love the back message on Bella Hadid’s jacket. I need one. (Popoholic

What will Kanye do with all that stage time? (TMZ

Jamie Oliver drops Baby Name…

August 25, 2016 18:55:10 Posted at August 25, 2016 18:55:10
Duana Posted by Duana
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…and it’s Richard! Okay, no. Nor would you expect it to be. For review, and fodder for people to talk about ‘crazy Hollywood names’ for the next 10 years, the fact that the Olivers are in London notwithstanding, Jamie Oliver and wife Jools Full Story