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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?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 2, 2016 21:30:22 March 2, 2016 21:30:22
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at March 2, 2016 19:48:17 March 2, 2016 19:48:17
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 2, 2016 18:18:35 March 2, 2016 18:18:35
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 2, 2016 14:59:52 March 2, 2016 14:59:52
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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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Olivia Munn: the Oscar discussion I don’t want to have

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 29, 2016 13:11:40 February 29, 2016 13:11:40
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I don’t want to talk about this. But where Olivia Munn is concerned, everyone is talking about this. SHE is talking about this. About her face. And why it looks different. Apparently people started commenting about her looking different and then she went on Instagram and listed four reasons why she’s looking different. Full Story

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Taylor donates to Kesha

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 22, 2016 14:44:57 February 22, 2016 14:44:57
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Taylor Swift announced this weekend that New Romantics will be the next single off 1989. I’ve written several times about New Romantics. It’s a really good song. Taylor, however, as we all know, has already won Album of the Year for 1989 which, as we also all know, was what she wanted all along. Full Story

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