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Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

TIME has released its annual list of 100 Most Influential People. The categories are: Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Icons. So who’s a Titan?

Beyonce, of course.

To me, what’s been most interesting on this list isn’t necessarily who’s on it but the people who are chosen or have volunteered to write the piece that accompanies the entry. Beyonce’s, for example, was written by Sheryl Sandberg. Pharrell, who is also a Titan, was honoured by Justin Timberlake – who did it last year for Jimmy Fallon and made it all about himself (click here for a refresher). JT managed to restrain his ego this time.

Under the Icon category, we find…Carrie Underwood. Ohhhh…kayyyy. Underwood is an Icon alongside Donna Tartt who just won the Pulitzer for The Goldfinch. God, The Goldfinch. There were times when I was reading The Goldfinch when I would just look at the page like, ARE YOU KIDDING ME HOW ARE YOU THIS GOOD, HOW, HOW, HOW!?!?

I’ve made my way through a quarter of the list this morning and my favourite so far has to be what Colin Firth wrote in support of Benedict Cumberbatch’s inclusion on the list:

“When I was about 25 years old, I worked with two very good actors. The encounters were brief, but I’ve remembered them both with great admiration. Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton both embodied qualities which one is fogyishly tempted to look at with nostalgia. Along with very considerable talent, they had elegance, glamor, wit, kindness and decency.

I didn’t know at the time that they were married or that they had a son of about 10 who was quietly gestating all the same attributes. And now, 30 years later, the boy has been let loose. He has taken the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.

His parents’ qualities are on rampant display. It’s rare to the point of outlandish to find so many variables in one actor, including features which ought to be incompatible: vulnerability, a sense of danger, a clear intellect, honesty, courage — and a rather alarming energy. I take no pleasure in feeling humbled, but there’s no getting around it.

He must be stopped.”

He’s delightful, non? Firth, I mean. Obviously.

Click here for the full TIME Most Influential list.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. Chicago! Hope to see you tonight at Anderson’s Bookshop! Come squawk and gossip!

The Mr & Mrs Carter Show?

April 16, 2014 15:05:48 Posted at April 16, 2014 15:05:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevork Djansezian/ Getty

Page Six is reporting exclusively that Beyonce and Jay-Z will tour together this summer: 20 cities in the US starting in June and they may do the Fourth of July in New York. Because it’s New York and “4” is their favourite number. Full Story

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“I want them to see me”

March 28, 2014 15:58:41 Posted at March 28, 2014 15:58:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Beyonce played her final show last night in Lisbon. She cried from all the emotion. “Ugly cry” is what she called it. Oh please. While the wind machine was blowing (her hair looked really good last night)? After she called for the spotlight to come up because “I want them to see me”? There’s no “ugly” in that. Full Story

Irish Blue

March 11, 2014 15:36:29 Posted at March 11, 2014 15:36:29
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WENN

Beyonce performs in Dublin tonight. Yesterday she and Jay Z took the Blue Ivy Carter to the playground. F-ck me, she looks good in those black jeans under the bomber, doesn’t she? Jay’s been travelling with her for a couple of weeks now. (Just like Rihanna’s been travelling with Drake, ahem. Full Story

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Beyonce’s double pom-pom

February 4, 2014 16:53:01 Posted at February 4, 2014 16:53:01
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EMMANUEL DUNAND/ Getty

I’ve said it many, many times: I’m all about a pom-pom hat. But a DOUBLE pom-pom hat? My world is changed forever. Naturally, Beyonce’s the one wearing it (Eugenia Kim). And I just ordered it. Too bad it doesn’t come in white. B and Jay Z were at the Nets game last night where they met up with Russell Wilson, the Super Bowl winning quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, West Coast represent! (Although it picks my ass that Eli Manning has more rings than his brother. Full Story

Beyonce’s fatty opens the Grammys

January 27, 2014 13:52:29 Posted at January 27, 2014 13:52:29
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JOE KLAMAR/ Kevin Mazur/ FREDERIC J. BROWN/ Kevork Djansezian/ Getty

We’re so used to the signature elements of a Beyonce production – the tight choreography, a dance army, the SPECTACLE, the grandeur – that the stripped down intimacy of her Drunk In Love performance with Jay Z totally worked for me. And to be honest, I’m never going to hate on that dance move. Full Story

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Beyonce & Bo

January 20, 2014 15:59:13 Posted at January 20, 2014 15:59:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey

While everyone else was on the award circuit and at Sundance this weekend, Mrs Carter went to Washington. She just woke up like that… in the White House. As you know, Beyonce and the Obamas are tight. So she was invited to Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party this weekend where she also sang some songs – Irreplaceable and Single Ladies – and hung out with Bo. Full Story

Jay, Jake, Bey, and Blue

January 17, 2014 17:06:26 Posted at January 17, 2014 17:06:26
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AKM-GSI/ Splash

Jay-Z and Jake Gyllenhaal met up for lunch yesterday. The paps are calling it a “meeting”. But these two have been friends for a while. It’s not the first time they’ve hung out. Unfortunately Beyonce and the B.I.C. were not with them. They had their own plans in the city. Blue joined her mother at work and was seen being carried out of an office building late in the day. Full Story

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Vintage Beyonce Girl Sh-t

January 3, 2014 15:03:22 Posted at January 3, 2014 15:03:22
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People were criticising Beyonce earlier this week for using the Challenger audio in one of her songs. And they’re criticising her today because she posed like Jesus in front of The Last Supper and posted it on Instagram:  Full Story

They be all night

December 30, 2013 16:04:27 Posted at December 30, 2013 16:04:27
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You know what would be unacceptable? Unacceptable is Yeah, But-ing after a Beyonce show. She wouldn’t allow it. I’ll drop it again, one of my favourite celebrity factoids: THEY’RE THE SAME AGE, Beyonce and Britney. The.Same.Age. So anyway, imagine you’re at the club one night and Beyonce and Jay-Z show up? That’s what happened on Friday at Reign in Atlanta. Full Story

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Beysus doesn’t settle with anyone

December 23, 2013 15:53:56 Posted at December 23, 2013 15:53:56
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Beyonce’s visual album Beyonce has now topped one million copies. When she first dropped her flawlessness on iTunes, Target and then Amazon declared that they wouldn’t stock the card copy because she chose to partner with Apple. So what did B do? Oh she dropped in on a Walmart in Boston the other day and gifted 750 shoppers in the store with $50 gift certificates each, spending $37,000 on her “fans”. Full Story

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800,000 surfboards

December 16, 2013 20:04:09 Posted at December 16, 2013 20:04:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The numbers were just released late morning -- over 800,000 albums sold in just 3 days. Beyonce set some records. Don't ask me what records. Some kind of record. 3 days! With no promotion! Did you? I did, obviously. And happily. You know why? Value. It's not just the songs, it's also the videos. Full Story

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Friday, December 13, 2013
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Dear Gossips,

I mean...what else is there to talk about?

We could, I suppose, talk about another satisfyingly crazy episode of Scandal. How about how deliciously depraved these people are? A man died...and grief is basically an afterthought. Grief takes a backseat to scheming and strategy. When Leo's reaction to Sally's confession was all about "hey don't call the White House, I can clean up your messes", I felt the pleasure all the way to the back of my knees...I think. I don't know. I can't remember.

Because now?

There's nothing else.

There's no one else.

But Beyonce.

Only Beyonce. Can do. Beyonce.

I’ve been bingeing on Beyonce all through the night and morning. I’ll be bingeing on Beyonce all day.  Read Full Intro

One B

December 13, 2013 15:36:08 Posted at December 13, 2013 15:36:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey

How does she keep her sh-t so tight? 14 new songs, 17 new videos – an entire “visual” album… and not one f-cking leak. Nothing. No press, no hype, no previews, no Justin Timberlake teasers to teasers to trailers… Just Beyonce by Beyonce. And why? Because Beyonce LOVES a mic drop. Full Story