"Happiest of birthdays to our resident makeup artist/petsitter/daycare provider/etc, etc, Angelica! We know you're probably cleaning your apartment like a…well, like you…in preparation for the arrival of the best birthday gift ever, two visiting Austrians (remember, there's no gift receipt, you're stuck with them). Full Story
Today is September 1. Do you know what that means?
There’s a train waiting for us at King’s Cross Station. Time to head back to Hogwarts. You know who’s going to Hogwarts for the first time this year?
James Sirius Black. We know this because JK Rowling reminded us of it on Twitter:
I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today. #BackToHogwarts— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2015
As of this writing, #BackToHogwarts is the #1 trending topic worldwide. And new students will be getting sorted tonight into their respective houses. Which is the source of most of my arguments with Duana because while I’ve always been firmly Slytherin, whenever she goes onto a sorting app, it always puts her in Hufflepuff.
At first Duana was like, pffft, I don’t trust any of these sorting things. Now she’s trying to tell me on text that Jo has been defending Hufflepuff and that Tonks was Hufflepuff. And Tonks was a f-cking badass. Are you Hufflepuff? If so, hit us back. Let’s see some of that Hufflepuff pride.
Have a great ride to Hogwarts.
Yours in gossip,
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Many outlets are reporting that Jay Z joined Instagram and quit after one post. I think more social media would be good for Jay, considering that he’s trying to keep Tidal afloat. It lives on social media, so he should too. The account @hovsince96, is gone, but here is his one and only photo. Full Story
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Emma Stone’s been shooting La La Land with Ryan Gosling. And there have been all kinds of rumours that she and Ryan are going to happen. If they didn’t happen the two previous times, I’m thinking it’s unlikely to happen now. Also, she’s still with Andrew Garfield, even if they don’t get papped once a week. Full Story
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Brad Pitt was in England yesterday at the MotoGP British Grand Prix. He narrated the documentary Hitting The Apex about motorcycle racing that comes out this week. While I think Brad is totally underrated as an actor (he lets everyone else around him be their best, which is an often overlooked talent), I’m not convinced he’s effective as a narrator. Full Story
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Who keeps letting this person into things? (Dlisted)
Are Kate Mara and Jamie Bell dating? (Just Jared)
Serenity and her matchy matchy twins! (Cele|bitchy)
What Katy Perry was doing on VMA weekend (Pop Sugar)
SJP in a one piece (TooFab)
Selena Gomez’s VMA dress was underwhelming …but good (The Superficial)
Shark! (Hollywood Tuna)
I feel like I’d like this dress a lot more if it were styled differently (Go Fug Yourself)
Yes, Oscar Isaac (Pink Is The New Blog)
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You think a Hollywood feud lasts long? How about Tom Brady vs the NFL? It’s been 7 months. And today both sides are back in court to make their final arguments before the judge decides on whether or not to overturn his suspension. It’s also a second chance for an artist. You remember a couple of weeks ago when that sketch of Brady went viral because…well… see for yourself: Full Story
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What was your first reaction when you saw what Vanessa Hudgens wore to the VMAs? Mine was… “Oh f-ck off!” We know you had to miss Coachella this year because you were on Broadway. This doesn’t mean you have to spend the next 11 months dressing like an asshole. Full Story
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According to Kanye West and those of us who represent Scarborough, Ontario, The Weeknd delivered the best performance last night at the VMAs. Kanye was really feeling it. The Weeknd brought out the Taylor Swift in Kanye West: This is what you're missing if you're not watching our All Access streams at the #VMAs Full Story
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Here’s how Duana described Britney Spears to me on text last night: “She’s of our generation. B is an elder here tonight.” Why are we so old?! Did you know any of the people on that pre-show? Like that guy who kept performing other people’s songs the whole time? Trotsky…or something? Of course, I know he wasn’t named after a Marxist politician and the inspiration behind Snowball but that’s what I kept hearing. Full Story
Justin Timberlake didn’t bend over and start heave-sobbing after a performance at the VMAs. But his weeping did get a shout out last night – and not because Ashton Kutcher punked him while he was high. As mentioned earlier, Kanye referenced JT’s tears during his Vanguard acceptance soliloquy. Full Story