Amal Alamuddin Gossip

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

I didn’t think I’d be so into George Clooney’s wedding. But I think I might be more into his wedding than I was the Brange wedding. And that, obviously, has everything to do with Amal Alamuddin.

Whether you love her or hate her, you cannot deny we’ve been given a new gossip star. Not unlike Carolyn Bessette, as many have already suggested. Except it took Bessette a long time to get comfortable in that position and, sadly, it was just as she was easing into it that she was lost. Which, afterwards, only added to her enigma. It was before social media. It was before TMZ. She kept a lot of her secrets. And we still can’t seem to get enough of wanting to know them.

That’s what’s fun about this going forward: watching how she maintains some mystery in this world of exposure, giving us just enough to be intrigued, and not enough to intrigue us some more.

The most interesting ones are always the most polarising. And polarising is so much better than boring. Wouldn’t you rather inspire an emotion – any emotion! – than be regarded with indifference? Or is that the mark of true modesty?

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Amal Alamuddin 101

October 1, 2014 14:25:15 Posted at October 1, 2014 14:25:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

More details every day from PEOPLE about the Amal Alamuddin-George Clooney wedding. Blah blah blah they love each other, blah blah blah it’s a fairy tale romance. What’s most fascinating to me is the insight into what Amal’s like. We don’t get that upfront with quotes and observation but we do get some clues from her friends. Full Story

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

Would love to know how it works when it comes to wedding photo negotiations. Like does George Clooney tell PEOPLE and HELLO! that "I won't take anything less than what Brad got"? Or does he say "If you give me x percent more, I'll give you x percent more - more photos, more quotes, more access"?

And is there a photo checklist from the publication that has to be satisfied? Like do PEOPLE and HELLO! specify that they want:

- The Dress, front and back
- The Cake
- Bride and Groom together, must be touching
- $100k bonus if you give us a kiss
- $100k bonus if you give us a photo of celebrity guests
- at least one group family shot
- at least one sappy quote

Who has the power here? The seller or the buyer? The buyer ended up getting shafted for the Timberlake wedding when all the pictures came back low quality and not all that impressive.  Read Full Intro

Who is Amal Alamuddin?

September 30, 2014 21:05:03 Posted at September 30, 2014 21:05:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey

So here’s what’s been coming up a lot in my inbox about Amal Alamuddin after the weekend wedding Spectacular! Spectacular! 1.She loves the attention, therefore she must be a famewhore 2.If she’s a famewhore, she can’t do her job. 3.When is she doing her job? Amal Alamuddin’s credentials speak for themselves. Full Story

What Amal changed into

September 30, 2014 19:35:57 Posted at September 30, 2014 19:35:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
INF

Also Oscar de la Renta. The paps were able to get a shot of Amal Alamuddin during the reception but after the ceremony and, as you can see, it’s silver with some fringe and, frankly, I like it a lot better than that snore she ended up choosing. But VOGUE is blowing it all up with an exclusive behind-the-scenes fitting feature with her that they posted today. Full Story

Amal Alamuddin's wedding dress

September 30, 2014 14:42:54 Posted at September 30, 2014 14:42:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As I reported yesterday (click here for a refresher), Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney's wedding photos were sold to PEOPLE and HELLO! and not VOGUE as initially reported. VOGUE doesn't have that kind of money. What, really, was there left to see though? Well, obviously, the dress. Full Story

Where’s the honeymoon?

September 29, 2014 17:22:47 Posted at September 29, 2014 17:22:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
Wenn, FameFlynet

I suppose that’s the other mystery, apart from the dress. Maybe not anymore? A few European media outlets are reporting that Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney are heading to Marrakesh for their honeymoon. A Moroccan honeymoon? It’s so Mimi! You think they’re taking us there too? Are we invited on the honeymoon? Am attaching more shots today of the two of them making it legal. Full Story

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The Amal & George wedding photos

September 29, 2014 16:13:38 Posted at September 29, 2014 16:13:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Here’s a quick update: Everyone’s thinking VOGUE because Anna Wintour was there but it’s looking like PEOPLE and HELLO! are publishing the Amal Alamuddin-George Clooney wedding photos, just like it was with Brange. One source told me that VOGUE simply couldn’t pay that much money and that only a PEOPLE/HELLO! joint bid would both satisfy the financial requirement (to be donated) and also the “nice reporting/nice gossip” demands. Full Story

Amal fashion

September 29, 2014 15:25:39 Posted at September 29, 2014 15:25:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
Wenn, FameFlynet, Pacific Coast News

She started off the weekend in black and white on Friday – click here  and here for a refresher. On Friday night for the rehearsal dinner it was a red McQueen. Gorgeous.  On Saturday, Amal Alamuddin was kept hidden. Full Story

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Everything but the dress

September 29, 2014 13:23:25 Posted at September 29, 2014 13:23:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
FameFlynet

At this point, it’s really the only detail we don’t know: what did Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress look like? Since Anna Wintour was there, VOGUE will likely tell us in the next month or so. Fine. At this point, I actually feel sated. He gave us enough, don’t you think? More than enough. Full Story

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Taking over Venice

September 26, 2014 17:29:18 Posted at September 26, 2014 17:29:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
WENN

You know, I kinda love that he’s just letting us see. He’s letting us see everything. I mean, if you choose to get  married in Venice, you can’t expect to be not exposed. You simply can’t go underground. So they’re just embracing it. There’s no attempt by his security to put up umbrellas or block paps or shield them from view. Full Story

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Shooting Clooney’s wedding

September 26, 2014 14:58:53 Posted at September 26, 2014 14:58:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, Splash, INF, Keystone

This photo showed up on Twitter today. It’s George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin on a boat in Venice with Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford. Does that mean Rande’s the best man? Note there’s an official photographer on board with them documenting the moment. Full Story

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Here comes the bride

September 25, 2014 15:02:10 Posted at September 25, 2014 15:02:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
Keystone

It’s an obvious title. But I feel like we have to get obvious here. Because, well, nothing has been subtle about the Amal Alamuddin-George Clooney wedding roll-out. He told us when and where. We know the hotel, we know the designers, we know the officiant. In two days, George will marry Amal in Venice. Full Story

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An Alamuddin wedding

September 17, 2014 19:29:05 Posted at September 17, 2014 19:29:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
Andrew Goodman/ Getty Images

I feel like I know more about this wedding than the Kanye West wedding. That said, you know who would agree with making the wedding as big of a f-cking deal as possible and broadcasting it far and wide? My ma, the Chinese Squawking Chicken. It’s a celebration. You don’t hide a celebration in a corner. Full Story