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Intro for December 18, 2014

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Dear Gossips,

What I really want to do here is to write about Serial. But it’s 9 o’clock in the morning and many of you probably haven’t listened to it yet, the final episode. Fine. Can we talk about how and why there are only 12 episodes?

Why not extend it all season like a network television show? Who says Serial has to be cable? Who says Serial has to be HBO? It’s not like we WON’T RUN OUT OF QUESTIONS, GODDAMMIT! If I could figure out how to do that, I would have posted that last sentence in ever increasing font sizes so you could appreciate how I’m gradually getting louder and Louder and LOUDER.

At what point does something become a hate-listen the way a television show becomes a hate-watch? And are we there yet with Serial?

Am tempted, when it slows down next week, to do a live-blog about this so we can all yell our theories at each other and end up blueballed and unsatisfied. Full Story

 

Ethan’s award season hair

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Oh hey look at that, it’s turned into a Great Expectations day. Ethan Hawke is in London. Here he is at ITV studios earlier and then tonight he was featured at BAFTA A Life In Pictures: Ethan Hawke. This is new hair. Two weeks ago it was longer. So will this be his award season hair? You’ll see a lot of him. Full Story

 

Gwyneth didn’t graduate

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Jonathan, a long time reader of this site, and co-founder of our Gwyneth Paltrow Love Club (we are the only two members), sent me a note about Gwyneth today. It’s from the new NYT article on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Before you read that though, you should read Vanity Fair’s profile Full Story

 
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