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Where’s Aunt Viv?

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at March 28, 2017 17:45:18 March 28, 2017 17:45:18

"The first Aunt Viv was the best Aunt Viv." Not only is this an undeniable fact about The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, it’s also a line in The Hate U Give. I had been meaning to read it. It was on my list. Then, on Saturday, Lainey basically threatened me over text to start reading. So, I hopped on the Angie Thomas bandwagon Full Story

Monday, March 27, 2017

Dear Gossips,

There’s a book bandwagon that’s been steadily gaining momentum over the last few weeks. I just hopped on that bandwagon this weekend. Calling someone a “bandwagon follower” is generally not a compliment.  Read Full Intro

Chris Evans is “surrendering”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 15, 2017 19:50:53 March 15, 2017 19:50:53

That’s what he was reading when he spoke to Esquire for their new issue to promote the upcoming Gifted – The Surrender Experiment. Have you read it? It was a book people were talking about a couple of years ago, in short about letting life lead you. I got through half of it. And then I started reading Shonda Rhimes’s Year Of Yes which, at least for me, because we all interpret differently, was more resonant. Full Story

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dear Gossips,

When was the last time you saw A Room With A View? For me it’s been years. I forgot most of it. I forgot how funny it was. Or maybe it’s funnier to me now in different ways. TIFF kicked off its 7th annual Books On Film series last night with a screening of A Room With A View followed by a discussion with Zadie Smith.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dear Gossips,

Yesterday Roxane Gay tweeted out a link to the full text of the keynote address she recently delivered at Winter Institute about diversity – or, rather, how conversations about diversity have instead become conversations about absolution and will be meaningless without active learning and work, which requires us to be “uncomfortable”.  Read Full Intro

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Last year I spent a week stalking Paula Hawkins, the author of The Girl On The Train, the bestselling book of 2015. I interviewed Paula four times over a period of days, starting on etalk, then on The Social, then at a bookstore, and finally I moderated her session at Vancouver Writers Fest in front of a crowd of about 200 people.  Read Full Intro

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dear Gossips,

New Zadie Smith interview! New Zadie Smith interview! Her book, Swing Time, came out this week. Have you started? Do you love it? I’ve about 100 pages to go to the end, don’t want it to end, and I didn’t have a highlighter with me on my trip so I keep folding over corners.  Read Full Intro

Taylor has to tell

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2016 16:42:15 November 15, 2016 16:42:15
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Dimitrios Kambouris/ Larry Busacca/ Getty Images

Andy Cohen’s new book Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries came out today. Andy is tight with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kelly Ripa. He hangs out with John Mayer. So as much as he says he’s telling Hollywood tales, the tales he can safely tell are nowhere near as good and as gossipy as the ones he has to hold back. Full Story