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Intro for April 23, 2014

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Dear Gossips,

Been growing a small crush on Brian Williams for years – mostly because I love it when he’s on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. But now? After his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this week?

It’s hard.

For the Gin and Juice, sure. And the Rapper’s Delight before that, fine. But mostly it’s the interview. He is so f-cking great in this interview. One minute Williams is invoking Foxy Brown. The next he’s dropping news anchor phrasing, and all the gravitas that comes with it. News Anchors, ah yes. We’re supposed to take them seriously. We’re ONLY supposed to take them seriously. Most of them, almost all of them, wouldn’t get loose like this for fear that we’ll never again take them seriously.

But I know he knows his sh-t. I don’t doubt that he knows his sh-t. And I certainly don’t doubt it just because he’s questioning Lester Holt’s “flow”.

Can we add a news anchor to the Freebie Five List? Is that off-side? I don’t think it is. Let me know.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. THANK YOU New York for coming out last night to Barnes & Noble to support my book and my blog. Our gossip discussion was everything I hoped it would be. It was my privilege to get smutty with you. And it was an honour to spend time with so many of you, including those who’ve been visiting this blog from the very beginning. All my love and gratitude.

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Courtside priorities

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#WeTheNorth Jacek’s right. If I want a team to win, I have to get as far away from them as possible. As expected, Drake was courtside at the Raptors game last night to watch the Northern Uprising even the series against the Brooklyn Nets. Now I’m curious to know if he’ll travel with the team to New York for the next game on Friday. Full Story

 

Frankie Barrymore Kopelman.

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For someone who purports not to care about names, Lainey kind of nails it. Because when it comes to the newly-minted Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, while I had standard issue grumbles about “Ugh with the boys’ names for girls as though they’re better, nobody’s naming their sons Abigail” and “Wow, Olive is sure going to know which one Mommy thought was going to be the ‘fun’ daughter”, Lainey cut right to the quick of it: “Frankie is just so her. Full Story

 
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