Gossip Nostalgia Articles

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Dear Gossips,

The read of the day yesterday was definitely the New York Times article on Britney Spears titled:

Is Britney Spears Ready To Stand On Her Own? 

CLICK! Immediately!

Britney has been showing more and more personality on social media over the last few months. She’s also been expressing a lot more confidence, the only way she knows how – her body. And earlier this week she apparently testified on her own behalf in a deposition for a lawsuit brought by Sam Lutfi. So now some people are wondering whether or not Britney’s father needs to be her guardian anymore. And if not, why this arrangement continues, and whether or not there are ulterior motives at play in order to keep the conservatorship in place.

The piece doesn’t answer the question, at least not for me. Instead, it presents another dilemma: who, actually, can Britney trust? Can you really trust the sources talking to the NYT about why Britney doesn’t need the conservatorship… like David Lucado, her boyfriend with the not-quite-clear employment history, who denies cheating on her but was, supposedly, removed from her life by her guardians because he cheated on her?

Everybody sounds shady!

And, as always, in the middle of this we find Britney, 8 years removed from those dark times, 2 years into a successful residency in Vegas, and, seemingly, as healthy as she’s been in a while. Do you attribute that to the “protective bubble” that her guardians have built around her? Or does that take away her agency?  

Last night I texted this article to Duana and she responded with “chills, chills, chills”. My next question was why Britney’s mother is barely mentioned at all. And Duana, always wise, was like, “because the men have the money”.

Click here to read the Britney piece in the NYT. Let me know your thoughts.

Yours in gossip,


Friday, April 29, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Five years ago today, also a Friday, I was positioned at the Duke of York monument in London reporting from the royal wedding live on CTV, waiting for Will and Kate to pass by on their carriage after getting married at Westminster Abbey.  Read Full Intro

Gwyneth … Babe?

April 14, 2016 19:28:11 Posted at April 14, 2016 19:28:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Cindy Ord/ Astrid Stawiarz/ Getty Images

Every couple of years ago, I get re-obsessed with Truman Capote. When I do, I go back and read everything. I read his books. I read the biographies. I re-watch the interviews. And I always, always fantasise about the Black and White Ball. Truman is one of the few legitimate writer-celebrities. There will never not be a time when I don’t wonder why he sabotaged himself the way he did. Full Story

View All 15 Photos

Gwyneth, Ben, and Jen

April 7, 2016 17:30:31 Posted at April 7, 2016 17:30:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Kevin Mazur /LUCY NICHOLSON /Jeff Kravitz /Getty Images

An email with the best headline just arrived in my inbox from the National Enquirer, claiming an exclusive: Gwyneth Paltrow Plays Peacemaker To Ben Affleck And Jen Garner! It’s the National Enquirer, so by the time you read this post, there’s probably going to be a denial. And, yeah, you shouldn’t believe the story, but not just because the source is so sketch. Full Story

View All 9 Photos

What it means to “Leo”

April 1, 2016 15:56:37 Posted at April 1, 2016 15:56:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s April Fools’ Day. So all kinds of pranks are showing up on the internet. Oxford Dictionaries is getting in on it too. Most of them are kind of lame. But then there’s this one, a new verb: Leo, verb to achieve something after years of trying: “I feel like I’ve Leoed this morning; I finally passed my driving test. Full Story

Monday, March 28, 2016

Dear Gossips,

While Batfleck dominated the box office this weekend (more on that later), Jennifer Lopez is making headlines for talking about their relationship. In an interview with Jess Cagle, editorial director for both PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, she confirms that there was “genuine love” between them.  Read Full Intro