Best and Worst of 2011 Articles

Not Best Not Worst of 2011: Ryan Gosling

December 29, 2011 15:31:24 Posted at December 29, 2011 15:31:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Flynet

I mean on paper for him it’s been a great year: three movies, several more to come, major acclaim, a new meme every week, the actor onto which every thinking woman can project all her mate ideals. On the contrary, I think I have Ryan Gosling fatigue. Oh but we are hard to please. I want to go back to the time when I didn’t know that Ryan Gosling takes his girls to Disneyland. Full Story

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Best of 2011: Coach wins... and forgets

December 28, 2011 12:49:12 Posted at December 28, 2011 12:49:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

I considered calling it “Best & Worst” but I’m not sure “worst” is the right word. And besides, to see Connie Britton’s face when Kyle Chandler forgot to thank you - it was the kind of eyeroll reserved for a family member, the kind of eyeroll Tami Taylor gave Eric. A lot. Like, OF COURSE he’d forget me. Full Story

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Best of 2011: Your Voice In My Head by Emma Forrest

December 22, 2011 20:03:42 Posted at December 22, 2011 20:03:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

My favourite book of the year. Forrest is an awesomely gifted writer. It’s not just the story, but the way she tells it, the words that describe it, so that you can feel so acutely her joy and her sadness and her gratefulness for the person who helped her go forward. I’ve probably read this book 3 or 4 times this year just to review some of Forrest’s most beautiful passages. Full Story

Best of 2011: Neville Got Hot

December 16, 2011 22:54:18 Posted at December 16, 2011 22:54:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Splash, Getty

The blooming of Neville, or, more accurately, should we say metamorphosis?, was a wonderful distraction from the sadness of The End. Neville got hot!And not just in pictures. In person, Neville was super, super cute. And wore his suit very, very well. I’ve not seen much from Matthew Lewis since summer. Full Story

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The Great Disappointment of 2011: Pippa Middleton

December 16, 2011 21:53:51 Posted at December 16, 2011 21:53:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Flashback to April 29, 2011…Pippa’s ass alighting at Westminster Abbey, perfectly packaged in that white Alexander McQueen. And all the happy intrigue of that day (even though it was bullsh-t) between her and Prince Harry. A new Gossip Star is introduced!And then…Oh My God, Pippa Middleton is So. F-cking. Full Story

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Worst of 2011: Gross Rebounds

December 15, 2011 22:44:04 Posted at December 15, 2011 22:44:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Happened way too often this year: single women emerging after serious relationships only to rebound into the arms of gross dudes. Like, over and over and over again.  Elizabeth Hurley & that vile Shane Warne - why are his lips always gooey? I admire those of you who tend to look for the best in every person/story/situation. Full Story

Best of 2011: Hot Harry cuddles the dog

December 14, 2011 23:27:03 Posted at December 14, 2011 23:27:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Bauer, Splash

Hot Harry is so hot to me that sometimes, when he’s being extra hot, like over and above his standard hot, I let out a gross pervy groan. I am not proud of this. But it is true. And it’s what I just did when reviewing these photos of Prince Harry at Ascot in May. Mostly because he’s being so f-cking cute with the dog. Full Story

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Best of 2011: Tall Is Not Cute

December 14, 2011 22:25:33 Posted at December 14, 2011 22:25:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Splash

One of the articles that elicited the most response all year - Duana’s piece, inspired by Blake Lively, on how Tall Is Not Cute. We heard from A LOT of tall girls that week. An overwhelming majority fist pumping in agreement. If you missed it, I’ve reprinted it below. (Also I just had to revisit the part where Duana addresses Sasha’s height. Full Story

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Worst of 2011: Melissa Leo’s Oscar ads

December 14, 2011 22:15:50 Posted at December 14, 2011 22:15:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Kevin Winter/Getty

I interviewed Melissa Leo like 2 hours after she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She was really, really lovely. We were at Sundance. She said she was on her way that afternoon back to LA to start getting styled. And then a couple of weeks later her Oscar ads came out ... Sarah, at the time, compared them to a “foot wound”. Full Story

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Worst of 2011: Cowgirl Heigl

December 13, 2011 23:52:56 Posted at December 13, 2011 23:52:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

Remember this? No?Well them I’m sorry for reminding you. Because as I said that the time, some things you can’t UNsee. And this is an outfit you want to unsee.You can always count on Katherine Heigl to put on some f-cked up sh-t but this time, she outshat even herself. The fringed skirt, the animal bag, the slouchy suede boots, her old lady hairstyle. Full Story

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Best of 2011: Alan Rickman’s letter

December 13, 2011 23:39:25 Posted at December 13, 2011 23:39:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

As it appeared in EMPIRE: I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time. On the screen were some flashback shots of Daniel, Emma, and Rupert from ten years ago. They were 12. I have also recently returned from New York, and while I was there, I saw Daniel singing and dancing (brilliantly) on Broadway. Full Story

Best & Worst of 2011: Lohans at the Kardashian wedding

December 12, 2011 23:37:12 Posted at December 12, 2011 23:37:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM Images

Worst because obviously.Best because, don’t lie, seeing these two pieces of sh-t taking third place at a loser’s wedding gave you a lot of joy. Here’s a refresher: Lindsay Lohan wearing what I called a knock off of a knock off of a Cavalli barely containing her middle age tits looking older than her mother. Full Story

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