Yesterday was Prince Day marking the 32nd anniversary of the theatrical release of Purple Rain, and the first since the passing of the Purple One. Can you believe it’s already been 3 months of life without Prince? I spent last night in between DNC speeches reading all kinds of articles celebrating his genius and his cultural influence.
My favourite piece is about Prince’s love of basketball and, specifically, Prince’s love of women’s basketball. It’s the story of Prince and the Minnesota Lynx. He was their biggest fan. And when they won their third championship last fall, he surprised them, not only with his Presence, but with a Party at Paisley Park, all of it organised in super stealth signature Prince style.
Prince made those female athletes feel important, just as important as their male counterparts. He made them feel like their accomplishments were just as worthy of adulation and glory. “Prince often challenged the notion that women aren’t meant for certain (musical; athletic) spaces and recognized them whenever he could.”
If you haven’t already and you have the time to savour some of the best writing on Prince, The Undefeated posted a curation of essential Prince reading. It’s a great way to spend the day.
Yours in gossip,
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Meryl screams (Dlisted)
Joker Jared takes his shirt off (Just Jared)
Will and Kate’s secret holiday (Cele|bitchy)
The inevitable Jennifer Garner pregnancy rumours (The Superficial)
Gigi’s cropped hoodie (Hollywood Tuna)
I actually love this jumpsuit (Go Fug Yourself)
This is a true statement (Pajiba)
“I like knowing things” So do I, Rory Gilmore. I like knowing what I’ll be doing on November 25th, the day after American Thanksgiving, when the four ‘seasons’ of Gilmore Girls drop on Netflix. I like knowing that, though Lorelai’s kitchen table is intact, and still cluttered enough to give me anxiety, you both appear to have grown up. Full Story
Complex is the name of the magazine with a new Mimi interview. But, don’t laugh, it could also be a word we can use to describe how Mimi is portrayed in the interview. I know. You’re laughing. Because, well, Mimi, with all the not-walking and the general Mimi-ness of her elusiveness is not often known for being, um, complex. Full Story
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New cover of PEOPLE Magazine features Big G to celebrate his 3rd birthday. He turned 3 last Friday and the Cambridges released several new photos to commemorate the occasion. The PEOPLE story isn’t much, at least not on the website. Just one notable quote from a source describing him as a “proper little chap”. Full Story