Kara! Happy Birthday! Lynn thought you’d love a picture of Jon Snow as a gift. Here he is. And congratulations on the promotion… in Amsterdam! Christina Archambault is mother two boys battling breast cancer for the second time. The first time around she was 25 years old, in 2011, and had just met her future husband, Marc. Full Story
Blake Lively’s The Shallows performed well at the box office this weekend after the studio smartly moved it up as counterprogramming. Reviews of The Shallows were pretty solid too, as critics judged it by B movie standards, appreciating it for the camp and schlock and overlooking it for the “only white lives matter” undertone.
After all, it’s summer. Summer is about fun at the beach and hot blondes in bikinis. When that hot blonde is so good at eating burgers and looks, basically, like a Disney princess come to life, nobody wants to think so hard about it. Is that the key to the success of Blake Lively? Last week, MTV posted an article called The Unbearable Blakeness of Lively, a hilarious read, calling her the “perfect woman” because she’s “all blonde and no edges, so smooth it’s like she’s not even there”.
Do you feel bad for her? It’s going to be OK, don’t fret. Because, as the writer notes, “Blake Lively is indestructible and she will be famous forever”. Vox takes it even further, declaring in a new post yesterday that Blake is “the greatest success story the movie industry has ever seen”. Blake Lively is a survivor. As Vox notes, she’s “not a great actress”, and that hasn’t stopped her. She’s “openly dull”, and that hasn’t stopped her. Her business went down, that didn’t stop her. She was critised for idealising style in the time of slavery, and it didn’t stop her.
So, again, you needn’t come defiantly in defence of Blake Lively. She doesn’t need your support. Blake Lively will always win. And so will Maria Sharapova who got caught doping and is suspended from tennis for two years and is now – guess what?! OMG such exciting news! – going to Harvard Business School and still has the support of her sponsors Nike, Evian, and Head. I told you not to worry about Maria.
Yours in gossip,
When you’re not wearing pants, but you’re wearing a leather jacket, this means you are modest and demure…according to exactly no one except our Mimi. And why? If you actually asked this question seriously I can’t even talk to you because the reason is obvious: I’ve been telling you for how many months now that Mimi is SKINNY. Full Story
When Barack and Michelle Obama became the most media savvy and best-dressed First Couple in our collective memories, we all nodded, sage. It made sense. Sure, Barack would want to keep his Blackberry, and obviously Michelle Obama wore Lululemon. (OMG, that last sentence. Were we ever so young? Now he has a toddler phone Full Story
You have to admire this girl’s tenacity. She wanted that title as much as Taylor Swift wanted her Grammys (Dlisted)
Did I miss that Victoria Beckham took out her extensions? (Just Jared)
Is Her Majesty on Team Regrexit? (Cele|bitchy)
A single status bikini shot (The Superficial)
An Olivia Munn bikini shot (Hollywood Tuna)
Gabrielle Union in one shoulder at the BET Awards (Go Fug Yourself)
Justin Bieber’s video girl got married (Gossip Girl)
Vancouver Gossips! Thank you SO MUCH for coming to Project Skin MD a couple of weekends ago for our SkinCeuticals mingler. I’m honoured that so many of you took time out of your Saturday to hang out, gossip, try some product, and have a few cocktails. Please find attached photos from the event below as well as a recap video here: SkinCeuticals has an extensive line of skin products that are ideal for post-skin-treatment care. Full Story
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As Lainey already discussed, Jesse Williams gave the wokest speech in the history of speeches at the BET Awards last night. It was a speech that made me cry, shout, cheer and throw sh-t at my television. It induced urgency, frustration and a call to arms. It was soaked in brutal honesty. Most importantly, it was unapologetically BLACK. Full Story