Toronto has a Crack-Mayor. And San Francisco? San Francisco has Batkid! In case you missed it – little Miles Scott was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just 18 months old. He’s now 5, in remission. Miles’s hero is Batman. So the Make-A-Wish Foundation turned him into Batkid for the day. On Friday, Miles woke up and saved Gotham. He rescued a woman who was strapped to an explosive device by the Riddler. He thwarted a bank robbery. He punked off the Penguin. The police chief was involved, the President sent an encouragement video, even Christian Bale and Ben Affleck posted their support as thousands of volunteers and citizens lined the streets to help Miles realise his dream.
It’s enough to make you hate people a little less. And that’s a promising start to the week. So far it looks good. Read Full Intro
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Have a great weekend!
Lindsay Lohan’s showing side tit. Is it a sign? (Dlisted)
I broke out into a sweat watching this (The Superficial)
Rihanna. Possessed. (Too Fab)
Sienna Miller exercising (Pop Sugar)
Daniel Day-Lewis is frugal (Cele|bitchy)
I’d rather see Miley Cyrus shirtless (Just Jared)
Do you like this green leather jacket? (Hollywood Tuna)
This model wasn’t feeling Taylor Swift (IDLYITW)
I will watch, but I predict that I will be bored (Evil Beet Gossip)
It’s like…Samantha Micelli can’t wait to be 50 (Go Fug Yourself)
This black dress. It’s vintage Gaultier. She could never have pulled it off 3 years ago. Even 2 years ago? But now it’s perfect. Miley Cyrus wears a lot of provocative sh-t these days. But when she’s not trying to shove it in your face, she’s also fronting some interesting fashion, interesting pieces. Full Story
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Like the guy who brings a stick of butter to nuclear weapon fight, Harry Connick Jr. is now trying to throw down with Mariah Carey and failing hard. In case you missed it, the backstory is that Mariah was on Hot 97 the other day and said that working on Idol was “hell”, which is very believable and the most interesting thing anyone who works for American Idol has said since 1962. Full Story
Yesterday was one of those days when everything just piled up. I was overly busy and felt like I wasn’t getting stuff done and just spinning my wheels, mostly due to a lot of family visiting at once. Which, of course, makes you feel like you’re a teenager again, and very much not in the good way. Full Story
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It is a new day. And Mayor Rob Ford is at City Hall in Toronto. The morning is full of possibilities. Yesterday morning Ford talked about eating pussy and how much pussy he gets at home with his wife. Right now, as I write this post, I’m listening to him speak live on television about his executive committee. Full Story
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Karl Lagerfeld presented Victoria Beckham with a Bambi Award last night in Berlin. The Bambi Awards are distributed to visionaries and creative artists who’ve inspired the German public. How many Bambi Awards does David Hasselhoff have? Anyway, as you can see, Posh posed the sh-t out of herself. Full Story
Scandal Season 1 Episode 7 recap The question isn’t whether that’s a spoiler, but who I’m talking about in this explosive episode. Because it could be just about anyone, and that’s saying a lot. Let’s get the nonsense out of the way first, although even the nonsense is deeply compelling. Full Story
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Rihanna and Drake… Please don’t tease. Because I want this too much. I want there to be a Rihanna + Drake. Is it time, finally? The way I’ve scripted them in my imagination, Rihanna is the reason Drake hasn’t had a bonafide in so long. He’s been waiting for her to be ready. Full Story
Liz! Happy Birthday from your “sister from another mister” Shirley who also wants to wish you and Matt all the best for your upcoming wedding. And I’m supposed to tell you that you should have more than one bridesmaid. OK, but would you let me pick them? The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society is currently looking after a puppy called Nero. Full Story
The Recording Academy and CBS announced yesterday that a two hour special is being planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles will air on February 9 at 8pm. How fortunate that February 9 half a century later falls on a Sunday, non?
Something like 75 million people watched The Beatles that night. Most consider it to be the first night of the British Invasion, a watershed moment in entertainment history. I worry sometimes that my two nephews and my niece, ages 15, 13, and 11, won’t have a Beatles song for every occasion that way so many of us do.
Today feels like an All My Loving day.
Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you
Tomorrow I’ll miss you
Have a great weekend!
Yours in gossip,
Matthew McConaughey should write a Chicken Soup for Jennifer Aniston (The Superficial)
Here’s a couple I find more tolerable than Elizabeth Hurley and gross Shane Warne (Fish Wrapper)
Miranda Kerr was in Asia instead of Victoria’s Secret (Pop Sugar)
Gisele Bundchen doesn’t need mascara (Cele|bitchy)
Jakey’s so skinny…and now he’s injured (Just Jared)
Catsuits: for stage or can you just walk around in them, no problem, like jeans? (Hollywood Tuna)
Marky Mark says he’s not like the Kardashians (Reality Tea)
Blonde Ashley Greene looks like everyone else (Emily VanCamp) but herself (Popoholic)
Juliette Lewis’s most sedate red carpet look? (Go Fug Yourself)