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

Jesus Bale is back!

October 1, 2014 16:54:10 Posted at October 1, 2014 16:54:10
Sarah Posted by Sarah

One of my favorite things ever is Jesus Bale, or what happens when Christian Bale gets particularly hirsute. How can you not love this? It cracks me up every time. So I’m really excited to see in the new Exodus: Gods & Guyliner trailer that Jesus Bale is making a comeback, and yes, I did little happy claps to see him once again. Full Story

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Brad Pitt and his kids

October 1, 2014 16:03:20 Posted at October 1, 2014 16:03:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Brange did not attend the Amal-George wedding this weekend. But every day since they’ve been making headlines. She bought him some crazy expensive watch. Click here for more details. Then PEOPLE ran a feature about their first month of marriage. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch gets ahead of the game

October 1, 2014 15:49:24 Posted at October 1, 2014 15:49:24
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Benedict Cumberbatch has a GREAT new interview with TimeOut London in which he talks about both his Oscar chances and the kingmaker grooming him for center stage. The Batch is always an interesting interview for several reasons: 1) He’s 38 and fame came late-ish for him, striking in his mid-thirties after he’d had a chance to fully form—they’re better when it happens that way, as Lainey recently pointed out Full Story

Michelle Williams Star Trek

October 1, 2014 15:25:35 Posted at October 1, 2014 15:25:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Christopher Peterson/ Splash

Michelle Williams showed up at the Louis Vuitton show for Paris Fashion Week today. She represents the brand. And today she represented the brand in a Star Trek inspired top. At least that’s what I see. Do you? LOVE it. Love the way she’s wearing her hair. Love the double strap shoes. Full Story

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Ben Affleck’s dick and superhero swirl

October 1, 2014 14:46:32 Posted at October 1, 2014 14:46:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ron Asadorian/ Splash

Ben Affleck has been all over New York promoting Gone Girl, opening this weekend. I was just making plans to see Gone Girl on Friday with my cousin Cat and her husband who’s celebrating a birthday. All depends on how it goes when they cut my lip open and take out my cyst-mole that afternoon. Full Story

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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

October 1, 2014 – Smutty Shout-Outs

October 1, 2014 13:37:07 Posted at October 1, 2014 13:37:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey

"Happy Birthday to the fabulous Kathleen Turner (KTurn) who introduced me to smut.  Wishing you lots of gossip in the year ahead! Hugs, Lynn" No photos were requested for this shout-out but my mind automatically went to the obvious so I hope you don’t mind me reminding everyone here how great the love theme for Jewel Of The Nile is. 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

The Carters & Beckham

September 30, 2014 21:27:45 Posted at September 30, 2014 21:27:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Today in Paris at the Paris Saint-Germain F.C. vs Barcelona F.C. football match. Sitting together. Hanging together. Laughing together. Unfortunately no Posh. The last I saw Posh was back in London at her flagship which isn't even a week old. Maybe David's inviting Beyonce and JayZ to come check it out. Full Story

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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

Leo & Tom: single together

September 30, 2014 19:58:40 Posted at September 30, 2014 19:58:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

I left Leonardo DiCaprio’s name off the list yesterday when I posted about Tom Cruise being the single guy standing after George Clooney’s wedding…and how unexpected that was. Click here for a refresher. Here’s Leo in LA yesterday walking around with some friends and that beard that takes 6 months to grow. Full Story

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What Amal changed into

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

Smutty Tingles

September 30, 2014 18:55:13 Posted at September 30, 2014 18:55:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Drama at The View already or is that what they want you to think? (Dlisted

Michael Phelps, a real winner (Just Jared

Fontrum from Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Superficial

The Jolie-Pitts seem to want to be in the news this week. Wonder why… (Cele|bitchy

If you want to stop the rumours, maybe don’t bring “pressures of marriage” into the public explanation? (Too Fab

Gwen Stefani is back to solo (Pink Is The New Blog

Matt Bomer is a great choice to play Montgomery Clift (Towleroad

Sofia Vergara and Joe Meatball hanging out with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan (Pop Sugar

This is what Selena Gomez looks like when she thinks she looks good (Popoholic

YASSSS Cate. YASSSS. The colour of these shoes is the crowning moment of this outfit (Go Fug Yourself