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Intro for October 1, 2014

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Dear Gossips,

I didn’t think I’d be so into George Clooney’s wedding. But I think I might be more into his wedding than I was the Brange wedding. And that, obviously, has everything to do with Amal Alamuddin.

Whether you love her or hate her, you cannot deny we’ve been given a new gossip star. Not unlike Carolyn Bessette, as many have already suggested. Except it took Bessette a long time to get comfortable in that position and, sadly, it was just as she was easing into it that she was lost. Which, afterwards, only added to her enigma. It was before social media. It was before TMZ. She kept a lot of her secrets. And we still can’t seem to get enough of wanting to know them.

That’s what’s fun about this going forward: watching how she maintains some mystery in this world of exposure, giving us just enough to be intrigued, and not enough to intrigue us some more.

The most interesting ones are always the most polarising. And polarising is so much better than boring. Wouldn’t you rather inspire an emotion – any emotion! – than be regarded with indifference? Or is that the mark of true modesty?

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

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October 1, 2014 – Smutty Shout-Outs

"Happy Birthday to the fabulous Kathleen Turner (KTurn) who introduced me to smut.  Wishing you lots of gossip in the year ahead! Hugs, Lynn" No photos were requested for this shout-out but my mind automatically went to the obvious so I hope you don’t mind me reminding everyone here how great the love theme for Jewel Of The Nile is. Full Story

 

Intro for September 30, 2014

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Dear Gossips,

Would love to know how it works when it comes to wedding photo negotiations. Like does George Clooney tell PEOPLE and HELLO! that "I won't take anything less than what Brad got"? Or does he say "If you give me x percent more, I'll give you x percent more - more photos, more quotes, more access"?

And is there a photo checklist from the publication that has to be satisfied? Like do PEOPLE and HELLO! specify that they want:

- The Dress, front and back
- The Cake
- Bride and Groom together, must be touching
- $100k bonus if you give us a kiss
- $100k bonus if you give us a photo of celebrity guests
- at least one group family shot
- at least one sappy quote

Who has the power here? The seller or the buyer? The buyer ended up getting shafted for the Timberlake wedding when all the pictures came back low quality and not all that impressive. Full Story

 
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