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In The Unlikely Event

Duana Posted by Duana at June 2, 2015 15:18:39 June 2, 2015 15:18:39
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It’s a momentous day. There hasn’t been a day like this in almost 20 years. Today, Judy Blume releases her new book, In The Unlikely Event. I know a lot of you feel the way Lainey and I feel about that. That Judy Blume ushered you through your childhood, was accessible but not overbearing and condescending in your adolescence, and somehow seemed to be a friend who’d always been there in adulthood. Full Story

50 Shades of Repetition

Maria Posted by Maria at June 1, 2015 17:15:16 June 1, 2015 17:15:16

Well, we suspected it was coming, right? EL James has announced a new book, titled Grey, that will cover the same ground as 50 Shades of Grey, but from Christian’s perspective. Hasn’t it all been from Christian’s perspective? It’s not like Ana had a strong POV or was a fully formed character. Full Story

Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak are complicated and wealthy together

Duana Posted by Duana at May 22, 2015 14:46:38 May 22, 2015 14:46:38
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It was announced yesterday that Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak will be paid 7.5 million dollars for a book that explores the details of their complicated, untraditional relationship. Seven Point Five MILLION dollars.  Yes, publishing gives big advances to celebrity authors who are likely to sell well, and Kaling’s first memoir did well and to be honest, was maybe my favourite of the comedy memoirs that came out in the past few years – certainly the best since Bossypants. Full Story

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Buzzfeed posted a photo on Twitter yesterday that made me hug myself. The Khaleesi and Neville Longbottom!

 

 

It came from Matthew Lewis’s Instagram. They’re working together on Me Before You which, presumably, is the film adaptation of Jojo Moyes’s novel of the same name. I wrote about Me Before You in January 2013; after two more readings since then I still can’t decide how I feel about it. But as a movie, it has the potential to become what Nicholas Sparks books-to-movies used to be. You remember how you left the theatre ugly-sobbing after The Notebook? This is what will happen when Me Before You comes out.

By the way, Neville is not playing the male lead. He is, however, showing you his abs and his junk on the cover of Attitude Magazine. I don’t like my Neville when he’s trying to be Justin Bieber and/or Scott Eastwood.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

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Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult’s mutant summer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2015 16:07:38 May 19, 2015 16:07:38
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Yesterday while procrastinating on deadline and messing around on the internet (OK fine, creeping Brandon Flowers), I somehow came across this page, about whether or not Jennifer Lawrence could be the new Thor. Please don’t ask me how I went from Brandon Flowers to Jennifer Lawrence as Thor because I don’t even know the answer, the internet is a wild thing. Full Story

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Yesterday (over afternoon tea at The Langham – because what else do you talk about over finger sandwiches?), Lorella and I exchanged anecdotes about our favourite subject: Elvis. This is one of the bonds of our friendship.  Read Full Intro

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dear Gossips,

There’s a book coming out this week. It’s called We Oughta Know by Andrea Warner, considered to be one of the “strongest young voices in music journalism”. I previously highlighted Warner’s work last year when she wrote about the 25th anniversary of Milli Vanilli.  Read Full Intro

Anna Kendrick, Essayist

Duana Posted by Duana at April 17, 2015 17:16:15 April 17, 2015 17:16:15
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Sometimes the world gives and gives, and when you think ‘oh no world, this is too much’, the world gives you more.  Anna Kendrick will release a series of ‘autobiographical humourous essays’ in the fall of 2016. I love this for three reasons. Number one, I think they will be great. Full Story

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Nick to expose Mimi?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 2, 2015 19:56:22 April 2, 2015 19:56:22
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The Daily Mail is reporting exclusively that Nick Cannon has signed a book deal and will be writing about all the sh-t that went down between him and Mimi… OMG. Do you want to know? Of course you want to f-cking know. But I have some questions. Full Story