Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

This fall I read Sheila Weller’s new book The News Sorority about Christiane Amanpour, Diane Sawyer, and Katie Couric. SO good. Empowering and dishy at the same time – like good gossip? A debate for another day. The News Sorority is Weller’s follow-up to Girls Like Us, a triple bio of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. I was OBSESSED with it. Click here for my review.

Girls Like Us was supposed to be turned into a movie. Two years ago, it was reported that Taylor Swift was in talks to play Joni Mitchell. Click here for a refresher and my thoughts at the time which were, basically, please don’t let Taylor Swift play Joni Mitchell.

Turns out Joni Mitchell didn’t want Taylor Swift to play Joni Mitchell. Or anyone to play Joni Mitchell. In a new interview, Mitchell reveals that she shut it down:

"I squelched that! I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones'. It's just a lot of gossip, you don't have the great scenes."

"There's a lot of nonsense about me in books," Mitchell added, "assumptions, assumptions, assum¬p-tions." (Source)

When Joni Mitchell says she doesn’t want to be put out there, she’s not just pretending she doesn’t want to be put out there but, really, wants to be put out there. No. She actually isn’t into it. So it’s not happening. It’s not personal, I don’t think, but it’s not happening.

And that’s fine. Because while 1989 is the soundtrack of my life right now and I just got tickets to the tour and I’m all about her music, Taylor Swift CANNOT act. Just like Madonna cannot act. Like Justin Timberlake cannot act. Their personas are too big for acting. The only character they can play is themselves.

Here’s Taylor doing Lonely Starbucks Lovers on The Voice this week.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

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Jurassic World: The park is open for business

November 26, 2014 14:15:55 Posted at November 26, 2014 14:15:55
Sarah Posted by Sarah

It’s been 22 years since Jurassic Park failed its safety inspection, and Jurassic World, the culmination of John Hammond’s dream for a living-dinosaur theme park, is now open for business. What could possibly go wrong? I mean, besides the dinosaurs getting loose—again—and eating people touring the park—again—and then escaping the island—again—and eating people on the mainland—again. Full Story

Eva Mendes confirms she had a baby

November 26, 2014 14:07:31 Posted at November 26, 2014 14:07:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Technically Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling never confirmed that they were expecting and they never confirmed that a daughter arrived on September 12. I mean we knew because TMZ published the birth certificate – click here for a refresher – but there were no photos of her pregnant, there’s been no photo shoot of her holding her baby, and there was no social media announcement of her name. Full Story

November 26, 2014 – Smutty Shout-Outs

November 26, 2014 13:48:50 Posted at November 26, 2014 13:48:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Nancy! Happy Belated Birthday with love from Natasha who creatively tried to get me to eat the blame for her for being late. Then she begged me with beagle eyes. I feel like you’d approve of me calling her out here…? She requested some Grey’s Anatomy in your honour. How about these shots of Patrick Dempsey at the American Music Awards? Lihsuan and Peter were married on November 9th and enjoying their honeymoon in Colombia a week later when she suffered a massive intraventricular brain hemorrhage. Full Story

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

Yesterday I posted an article about Brange smoking on a balcony in Australia and the Photo Assumption on the situation was that they were having an argument. Click here for a refresher. Thank you for your emails and tweets in response to the story.

Those of you who do not think they were fighting unanimously posited that they were actually rehearsing a scene together from their film By The Sea. It’s a good theory. But…what if By The Sea had already wrapped before they went to Sydney for the Unbroken premiere? According to this release  Read Full Intro

Angelina in London for Unbroken

November 25, 2014 21:06:25 Posted at November 25, 2014 21:06:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Tonight was the UK premiere of Unbroken. Angelina wore white. With a mini-cape. I wish she'd gotten more creative with the footwear but, then again, it's not supposed to be about "fashion" with her. On this night, Angelina Jolie is a filmmaker, a crusader, and a friend to military personnel. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

November 25, 2014 20:28:29 Posted at November 25, 2014 20:28:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey

My beagles would crush this competition (Dlisted

Was Jennifer Aniston supposed to be on this list? (Just Jared)  

Bette Midler was too specific about I Can't Ariana Grande. She's annoying and ridiculous, period. Nothing to do with whoring. (The Superficial

Benedict Cumberbatch's fiancee loves him. Um. I hope so? (Cele|bitchy

Paul Rudd's 80s hair (Too Fab)   

Why is Bella Thorne. Is that a real name? Have I asked these questions before? (Hollywood Tuna)

Katy Perry's super lame Super Bowl promotion  (Towleroad)  

Meryl Streep gets another award (Pop Sugar

Emma Stone doesn't seem to mind the cold (Popoholic)   

Good white collar and white pumps on Reese Witherspoon (Go Fug Yourself

First look at Pan

November 25, 2014 19:46:33 Posted at November 25, 2014 19:46:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Joe Wright is a good director. And I did like Hook, with Robin Williams. But this first look at Pan…an origin story… I have some concerns. One concern is Hugh Jackman’s hair. Can you see the wig line – glaringly – across the top of his head in several shots? These are the kinds of details that can become distracting. Full Story

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Rihanna, Brad Pitt, JayZ, and Grandpa

November 25, 2014 18:33:26 Posted at November 25, 2014 18:33:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rihanna was in New York yesterday for a meeting with JayZ. She had her grandfather with her. There have been reports for a while now that she’s been readying a new album. Some rumours had it dropping before Christmas. So far it’s all just speculation but even she has said that it’ll be “soon” and giving hints on social media about #R8. Full Story

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The Battle for Fifth Place

November 25, 2014 17:48:42 Posted at November 25, 2014 17:48:42
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Much like Jake Gyllenhaal (for Nightcrawler), Bradley Cooper is currently off the conventional Oscar circuit (for American Sniper) and is making a starring turn on Broadway in The Elephant Man until February.  I saw The Elephant Man last week – B. Coops was incredible in it. His scene partner Patricia Clarkson outshined him, but that’s hardly a reflection of his talent or complete immersion in the role. Full Story

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Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch confirmed for True Detective 2

November 25, 2014 16:59:11 Posted at November 25, 2014 16:59:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Two out of the three cops on the new season of True Detective will be Canadian as, finally, HBO has officially confirmed Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch to the cast. Now you can start rubbing the sh-t out of your Gossip Genie. The release came out yesterday and, you’ll recall, last week when Rachel was seen arriving at LAX (click here Full Story

Oscar Isaac gets Apocalyptic

November 25, 2014 16:32:11 Posted at November 25, 2014 16:32:11
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Already part of New New Star Wars, Oscar Isaac is adding another huge franchise to his roster as he is joining X-Men: Apocalypse as the titular villain. Isaac’s been on the brink for a few years now, and it’s really feeling like he’s ready to make the leap and hit the mainstream in a big way. Full Story

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Princess Catherine’s “uncanny ability”

November 25, 2014 15:27:06 Posted at November 25, 2014 15:27:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Katy Cambridge was at East Anglia Children’s Hospice today to launch a fundraising campaign. She’s in red, seems well and healthy, and, now that I’m aware of it… never looks at a camera. My friend Lorella brought this to my attention just yesterday. She lives in in London now and she’s been watching that 3 part BBC special Posh People: Inside Tatler which is what I’ll be doing tonight. Full Story

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