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Big G in the snow!

March 7, 2016 15:57:12 Posted at March 7, 2016 15:57:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Prince William and Princess Catherine have taken some heat lately in the press for being lazy and not participating as much in the royal obligation as their really, really old grandfather Prince Philip. This wouldn’t be a problem if they were more accessible to the media. But since they’ve restricted access and have been rather particular about how often the public gets to share in their lives, certain members of the press have started to complain. Full Story

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Leo’s one week with Oscar

March 7, 2016 14:58:04 Posted at March 7, 2016 14:58:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris. They seemed happy. But not happier than Leonardo DiCaprio who celebrated his one week with his one true love, Oscar, in LA, out for lunch with friends. Full Story

Katie is not engaged

March 4, 2016 16:55:43 Posted at March 4, 2016 16:55:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There’s a rumour going around that Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes are engaged because he was spotted wearing a ring. I don’t even need Gossip Cop to debunk it for me because that’s the dumbest make-a-story ever. He won’t even take her out in public. Full Story

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dear Gossips,

You know that TMZ piece a few weeks ago in The New Yorker? Click here for a refresher. It was kinda underwhelming in a way because we’d been waiting so long for it and, well, if you live on the internet, it probably wasn’t new for you that celebrities call the paps and work on their own leaks.  Read Full Intro

Missing Emma?

March 2, 2016 21:30:22 Posted at March 2, 2016 21:30:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Many of you have written to say that you thought this year’s Oscars was low on star power and major fashion moments. I feel you. Some of you mentioned that you wished Emma Stone could have been there, because she’s always good for a style conversation. I hear you. But Emma’s been keeping a low profile and I can’t complain about that either. Full Story

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Jennifer Garner’s video is a Huge Move

March 2, 2016 19:48:17 Posted at March 2, 2016 19:48:17
Duana Posted by Duana
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When we watched the Oscars the other night there were a few times—maybe more than a few—where Lainey and I and our friends rolled our eyes at a moment or mocked a technical bobble, and then immediately said “oh, but we’re cynical TV assholes”. There is a lot that I know we criticize that other people are not worrying about (but how could you miss the guy holding up part of the Lady Gaga set?!). Full Story

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Michael Keaton goes for 3 in a row

March 2, 2016 18:18:35 Posted at March 2, 2016 18:18:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Spotlight won Best Picture on Sunday at the Oscars. It was one of my top films coming out of TIFF. Yes for Spotlight. Last year Birdman was Best Picture. So that's two in a row for Michael Keaton. Will it be three? Michael's next major role will be Ray Kroc, of McDonald's, in The Founder. Full Story

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The best/worst gossip dilemma

March 2, 2016 14:59:52 Posted at March 2, 2016 14:59:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rihanna’s been quiet since the BRIT Awards last week. Which is good. Because the tour starts in 10 days. And they had to build in an extra two weeks for her to be able to have enough time to rehearse. Full Story

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