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Courtside Idris

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 16, 2015 16:36:15 January 16, 2015 16:36:15
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The NBA was in the UK last night. The Milwaukee Bucks played the New York Knicks. Even though the Royal Foundation has a partnership with the league, Prince Harry already met with Carmelo Anthony the day before – click here to revisit those pictures – so I guess that was enough to satisfy the royal involvement…? Maybe he just likes watching darts Full Story

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Thank you for all your emails and tweets about my chicken pox paranoia because I’ve never had it. Here’s what you all are telling me:  -Adult chicken pox is the worst -Shingles sucks more than chicken pox -You can get chicken pox again – many of you claim to have had it twice, first as a child and recently, mildly, as an adult -Angelina Jolie totally has chicken pox -Angelina Jolie doesn’t have chicken pox -Go get the shot, it works -Don’t go get the shot, it doesn’t work -Definitely do the antibody test to see if your body already has built up an immunity My appointment is on Thursday.  Read Full Intro

George Clooney Gladiator

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2014 15:39:19 December 5, 2014 15:39:19
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Check out George Clooney in costume on the set of Hail Caesar in LA yesterday. It’s a Coen Brothers movie. It’s about old Hollywood and a guy who did a lot of the dirty work back then to protect the stars when they f-cked up. I wonder if it’s based on a book I read last year called The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine by E J Fleming because Josh Brolin, who’s apparently the lead in the film, is playing Eddie Mannix. Full Story

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dear Gossips,

This fall I read Sheila Weller’s new book The News Sorority about Christiane Amanpour, Diane Sawyer, and Katie Couric. SO good. Empowering and dishy at the same time – like good gossip? A debate for another day.  Read Full Intro

Reese’s Big Little Lies but no Spirit

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 26, 2014 21:04:17 November 26, 2014 21:04:17
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In addition to Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon was also one of the surprise names left off the list of Independent Spirit Award nominees. Reese is considered to be in the second position, after Julianne Moore, for Best Actress Oscar nominee for her performance in Wild. And if we’re working on the McConaissance plan (his agent, Jim Toth, is her husband), ideally she’d be at the Spirits the night before Oscar Sunday. Full Story

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Scarjo & her twin

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2014 21:11:27 November 19, 2014 21:11:27
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I always forget that Scarlett Johansson is a twin. Here she is with her twin brother Hunter Johansson last night at a Hurricane Sandy benefit in New York. Do you have twin fascination? Duana is really, really into twins. Twins are one of (two of?) the most intriguing human occurrences, non? That’s pretty much why I was so into Sweet Valley High as a kid. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie holds the room

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 18, 2014 16:31:36 November 18, 2014 16:31:36
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I read a book earlier this year called The Confidence Code: The Science And Art Of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. If you haven’t already, you should definitely pick it up. Not because I want you to agree, or disagree, but because it promotes productive discussion on how female confidence is built and broken, and what the possible outcomes could be if we tweaked our perspective on the female experience ranging from school participation to sport activities to the workplace. Full Story

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JLO promises to go slow

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2014 16:31:47 November 7, 2014 16:31:47
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That’s what she always promises. And breaking that promise is how she ends up dating losers. So, as you’ve seen, Jennifer Lopez has been in New York all week hustling the release of her memoir True Love. Most of the headlines about the book have been about Ben Affleck. He was her first real heartbreak (despite the fact that she was married twice before hooking up with him) and Marc Anthony stepped into her life shortly after. Full Story

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Eternal Bennifer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 3, 2014 14:21:09 November 3, 2014 14:21:09
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Part of it is our fault, why we can’t get over Bennifer – that is, the precious Gossip Artifact that was Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Part of it is their fault. They can’t stop talking about it. JLO’s book True Love comes out tomorrow. You can’t call your book True Love without talking about your love life. Full Story

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JLO’s book countdown

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 29, 2014 20:01:05 October 29, 2014 20:01:05
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As posted earlier, Katie Holmes covers the new issue of PEOPLE Magazine and it’s so boring, even she can barely stay awake. Look at that shot on the cover. She’s half asleep. Like we are having to read the article:  Full Story

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Amy’s date with John Stamos

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 28, 2014 15:26:54 October 28, 2014 15:26:54
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Amy Poehler’s book, Yes, Please, comes out today. Have you bought it yet? I’m halfway through and so far, I love it. I think it’s her self-awareness. It’s the way she’s all like, f------ck my divorce suuuuuuucked. And, Jesus, I must be the only person who’s ever felt so defeated. Full Story

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