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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dear Gossips,

I can’t wait until tonight. JK Rowling’s giving us a bedtime story tonight. By the time you read this, it will be past 2pm GMT and the first installment of the History of Magic in North America – basically a study guide ahead of the November release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them – will be published on Pottermore  Read Full Intro

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey win The Dark Tower lottery

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 1, 2016 20:06:59 March 1, 2016 20:06:59
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Stephen King’s Gunslinger series—which spans books, short stories, and comic books—is finally coming to the big screen after a long and convoluted development process that saw it pass through JJ Abrams and Ron Howard, who wanted to do a film franchise/TV series combo to tell the hellishly overcomplicated story that Stephen King just kept writing because no one ever tells him enough. Full Story

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Kate Hudson doesn’t mind the question

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2016 18:06:34 February 18, 2016 18:06:34
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Kate Hudson has been on press tour since the year started. First for Kung Fu Panda 3 and now for her book, Pretty Happy. Click here for my previous post about that. This week Kate’s in New York, making the talk show rounds. On Tuesday on CBS This Morning, Gayle King and Charlie Rose asked her about Nick Jonas. Full Story

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dear Gossips,

It was announced yesterday that on July 31st, which is JK Rowling’s birthday and also Harry Potter’s birthday, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts I & II will be published, immediately following the stage production.

Relief.

Because when the announcement first came out last October, I was one of probably millions of whiney babies who moaned about not being able to get to London’s West End to see the play and whyyyyyy couldn’t it have been a book? Click here for a refresher.

Well now it is a book. NOT A NOVEL.


The story is set 19 years after the end of The Deathly Hallows. Like the Battle of Hogwarts, I’m assuming, and not the epilogue at King’s Cross. And the darkness, it comes back in unexpected places. Well of course it does. What’s life without some darkness, even for those who live among magic? So, basically, there is no happily ever after. There are just stretches of happiness balanced out by challenges. Sound familiar? That’s what good luck, bad luck, and feng shui is all about too!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Kate Hudson’s Pretty Happy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 2, 2016 16:20:07 February 2, 2016 16:20:07

Gwyneth did it. Cameron did it. So, naturally, it’s Kate Hudson’s turn. To write a book, giving you advice on how to love your body. Were you waiting for this? Before you answer, please consider the synopsis from the publisher: “I didn’t just wake up one day understanding how to take care of myself. Full Story

Cameron’s first anniversary

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 28, 2016 22:07:50 January 28, 2016 22:07:50
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I can’t find any photos of Cameron Diaz on a red carpet in 2015. The last I remember her being on a red carpet was to promote Annie in December 2014. Two weeks after that she got married. And then Cam, one of the most well paid actresses in the world for a while, went quiet for a year. She hasn't actually been on a film set since Annie. Full Story

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Shonda Rhimes deserves it

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 25, 2016 14:42:20 January 25, 2016 14:42:20
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After 10 days of #OscarsSoWhite, Shonda Rhimes accepted the Norman Lear Award for Achievement in Television on Saturday night from the Producers Guild Association. Have you read her book Year Of Yes yet? WHY NOT!?! We reviewed Year Of Yes on The Social last week. During the segment, I read a couple of comments from our viewers. Full Story

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Nicole Kidman is Celeste

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 13, 2016 15:08:58 January 13, 2016 15:08:58
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Nicole Kidman attended the UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills last night. If she’d been at the Globes on Sunday wearing this? It would have been my Best Dressed. Spectacular. Nicole’s in LA right now working on the HBO adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies. You read it, right? It was confirmed last year that Nicole and Reese Witherspoon acquired the rights to the book and that David E Kelley would be writing it. Full Story

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First look at The Girl On The Train

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 4, 2015 22:16:20 November 4, 2015 22:16:20
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The Girl On The Train is the bestselling book of the year so far according to the New York Times. In April, the Daily Beast called it the fastest selling adult novel in history. So I’ve no doubt that a lot of you know the story, know the characters, and will see the movie. Full Story

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Beyonce, Jay Z, and Rihanna

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 23, 2015 16:05:52 October 23, 2015 16:05:52
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For years people have been rumouring about whether or not Jay Z and Rihanna had a thing and whether or not Rihanna had anything to do with what when down in that elevator. There’s an unauthorised biography about Beyonce that’s come out called Becoming Beyonce and the author, J Randy Taraborrelli, claims to have finally solved the mystery. Full Story

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