Monday, September 22, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

Shonda Rhimes is underrated. People fall on their knees for the Matt Weiners and the Vince Gilligans but Shonda Rhimes? Duana posted about Shonda not too long ago in a piece called How To Get Away With An Empire – click here for a refresher. I posted about her amazing Dartmouth commencement speech in the summer – click here for a refresher.

THIS WOMAN.

But for all This Woman has done, she still doesn’t get the kind of love reserved for the heavy hitters, the men behind shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad. So the New York Times tried to give her some. By praising her for reclaiming the Angry Black Woman.

WTF?

People have been talking about Alessandra Stanley’s article all weekend. It was criticised in Vulture, in Salon, pretty much everywhere for being lazy, offensive, patronising…YES. All those things.

But what’s most disturbing to me is the idea that Stanley would have filed this piece with a lot of pride. She wasn’t cackling over her laptop when she was typing this out, the evil racist knowingly spewing out her ignorant bullsh-t. No. Not at all. That would be the devil you know.

What’s scary is that she thought she was doing Shonda Rhimes a favour. She thought her words were complimentary. She actually believed that she was gifting Shonda Rhimes with her approval. It’s the racism version of a sheep in wolf’s clothing, in many ways much more dangerous than a man in a white pointy-hooded robe with the eyes cut out. At least with that guy you can identify him right away. At least with that guy you can arm yourself in advance. It’s not as easy to defend yourself against a stereotype that’s shoved in your face by the New York Times, the paper of record. How the f-ck did this get past the editorial board at the New York Times? And since it did, what does it say about the braintrust over at the New York Times???

Here are Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, and Ellen Pompeo this weekend promoting ABC’s Thursday night lineup. As previously mentioned – click here for a refresher -- I’ve been waiting all summer for How To Get Away With Murder. Only 3 more sleeps!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Morning Wood Got You Down?

September 22, 2014 14:48:59 Posted at September 22, 2014 14:48:59
Duana Posted by Duana

Masters Of Sex Season 2 Episode 11 recap Here lies the Cal-o-metric plotline. Not only is it clumsy and completely beside the point, but in this episode (as well as the last) we completely abandon the pretense that any of these Cal-O-Metric characters exist in the same world as Bill and Virginia. Full Story

Emma Watson, crusader

September 22, 2014 14:26:31 Posted at September 22, 2014 14:26:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Six months ago, Emma Watson was named UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. She spoke at the UN in New York yesterday to promote a campaign called HeForShe, encouraging men to advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. Her speech was thoughtful and inclusive, arguing that gender stereotyping disadvantages men too – in their roles as fathers, and/or if they are dealing with mental illness, and/or if they are pressured to conform to the social expectation of how a Man should be. Full Story

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September 22, 2014 – Smutty Shout-Outs

September 22, 2014 13:39:09 Posted at September 22, 2014 13:39:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

To Heidi and Jason from Sue and Ernie – CONGRATULATIONS on your stealth wedding! I’m told your sh-t was tighter than Brange and the Beygency? Here they are by request, the Brange and the Carters and the most romantic Mark Darcy.   Full Story

Friday, September 19, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

I wrote yesterday in the open about Matthew McConaughey not returning for the Magic Mike sequel and wondered whether or not Channing Tatum could carry it with Matt Bomer and Joe Meatball supporting him.

Deadline is reporting that Jada Pinkett Smith is in talks to join the cast as the owner of a strip club. It’s a role that was initially meant for a man. I like where we’re going here. I like the chemistry that can potentially come from this with Tatum having to play off a woman who can challenge him. Because most of us seem to agree that giving Meatball more lines wasn’t going to do it.

Here’s Jada earlier this week at the Gotham premiere.

Have a great weekend! And if you’re in Halifax, see you at Word On The Street on Sunday! I’ll be at Wonderful Words at 4pm

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Smutty Tingles

September 19, 2014 19:02:40 Posted at September 19, 2014 19:02:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Duana Names a Little German and Sasha Finds celebrity outfits in LifeStyle

Of course Beyonce would cockblock another Destiny’s Child (Dlisted

Gwyneth Paltrow got told off about her scooter (The Superficial

Anastasia Steele is not blonde anymore (Just Jared

M. says Benedict Cumberbatch is a gentleman (Cele|bitchy)

How Nicole Richie has changed (Pop Sugar

Reese Witherspoon remembers the 90s (Too Fab

Madonna’s throwback calendar (Pink Is The New Blog

Sofia Vergara as Princess Fiona (Hollywood Tuna

Tom Hardy’s accents (Pajiba

Lorde covers ELLE (Go Fug Yourself

Oscar on his bike

September 19, 2014 17:28:06 Posted at September 19, 2014 17:28:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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These pictures of my #1 Oscar Isaac came out a few days ago but I didn’t have anything besides “OMG, can I have some of your yummy-ness?” to say about him so I decided to hold. It paid off! The first trailer for his upcoming A Most Violent Year was released yesterday. Full Story

Ryan Gosling is “madly in love”

September 19, 2014 16:26:56 Posted at September 19, 2014 16:26:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Why are articles on babies so f-cking stupid? Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling had a daughter a week ago today. Officially this is unconfirmed, because they wouldn’t even announce that she was pregnant. And they kept it really, really undercover the whole time. There are no belly-cupping shots of Eva. Full Story

Ryan Reynolds back in the superhero saddle

September 19, 2014 15:47:50 Posted at September 19, 2014 15:47:50
Sarah Posted by Sarah

A couple months ago a test reel for a potential Deadpool movie leaked—accidentally on purpose—onto the internet. It featured Ryan Reynolds as the talkative mutant mercenary Deadpool (aka Wade Wilson), the beloved character that was so brutally murdered by X-Men: Origins: Wolverine (Punctuation!). Full Story

Here comes Amy

September 19, 2014 15:10:22 Posted at September 19, 2014 15:10:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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“I think she’s the best actress in the world right now” – what Jacek just said to me while I was watching the first trailer for Tim Burton’s Big Eyes about Amy Adams. And he was only listening. He didn’t even see her on the screen. But ever since American Hustle, which he compulsively plays on re-run, he’s been her #1 fan. Full Story

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The fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy

September 19, 2014 14:58:15 Posted at September 19, 2014 14:58:15
Sarah Posted by Sarah

I’ve been trying to tune out everything surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII by declaring my person to be a Zone of Willful Ignorance. It’s all just rumors and innuendo and mystery boxes and the JJ Abrams School of SECRETY SECRETS drives me f*cking nuts. Is Adam Driver the villain Full Story

JLO has short hair

September 19, 2014 14:17:31 Posted at September 19, 2014 14:17:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The entire video is about ass and I’m talking to you about her hair… But after about 30 seconds, with all that ass in your face, you start to zone out of the ass and focus on other things. It’s the full-length video for Jennifer Lopez’s Booty featuring Iggy Azalea who, frankly, looks like sh-t next to JLO. Full Story

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Oh my god—THE GUEST

September 19, 2014 13:48:34 Posted at September 19, 2014 13:48:34
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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That was my only thought after I finished watching The Guest, starring Dan Stevens (and his abs). I had a visceral reaction to this movie. As soon as it was over I wanted to watch it again because I kind of couldn’t believe what I just saw. Full Story

Rely on the hair

September 19, 2014 13:32:57 Posted at September 19, 2014 13:32:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jennifer Aniston’s Cake was not acquired coming out of TIFF even though she received a standing ovation and didn’t wear a bra. So why won’t anyone spend any money on what’s being called her finest performance? Well, you don’t spend money unless you think you’re going to make money. Full Story

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