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Intro for May 16, 2014

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Dear Gossips,

I’m reading a book right now called Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days by Bill Whitfield, Javon Beard, and Tanner Colby. Whitfield and Beard were MJ’s bodyguards at the end. They were with him always. And the children too. And they saw everything.

This is not about the controversy. It’s not the salacious details about MJ’s life that make the story compelling. What’s compelling is the culture. The culture of protecting and indulging. The powerless observation. How contradictory, right? They are hired to look after him. To use brawn and aggression to take care of him against threats from the outside, when the greatest threat was happening inside. Celebrities are so afraid of what’s going on around them. They seem to never understand that what hurts them most is what’s killing them from within. That, too often, they are their own killers. 

It’s required course material for the Faculty of Celebrity Studies.

Also on my Easter reading list:
Still making my way through Emma Donoghue’s Frog Music, Flash Boys by Michael Lewis, Abroad by Katie Crouch, and of course some New Adult smut, Samantha Young’s Out Of The Shallows, the sequel to Into The Deep.

And you?

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

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I Don’t Want To Wait…

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Have you exercised your nostalgia muscles this early on a Wednesday? No? Get ready. This is an interview about the series finale of Dawson’s Creek in a series of creators talking about finales. It's very enjoyable.  Kevin Williamson has always been honest about how writing is fun and also hard for him, how he has to get deeply involved in series and then leave them. Full Story

 

Katy Perry & Diplo

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Are dating. Apparently they were all about each other at Coachella. I feel like this is a pattern. She breaks up. She hooks up. At Coachella. In 2012 there was a musician. F-ck, what was his name. Hang on, I have to Google. Got it. Robert Ackroyd. Florence + The Machine. You remember? Click here Full Story

 
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