You can interpret that a number of ways… If you’ve been reading my blog regularly the last few weeks, you know that Blake Lively’s Martha Stewart Weddings issue is…like Christmas for me. And for some of you too. We can’t wait to see it. We’ve been waiting for so long, and she’s played us so beautifully, the magazine’s release is almost like a proper EVENT. Full Story
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Tom Cruise was on Jimmy Fallon last night. They had a water fight. And he talked, again, about go-carting and motorcycles. It was better than the night before on Letterman, slightly, but Top Gun is still, these days, painfully uncool, “for real”. You know those commercials when they dress some dork up in a suit and he comes upon the cool kids all like, hey, yo, what’s up in the hizzy and I’m down with the bros? Cringe, right? You cringe. Full Story
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Ben Affleck is in Washington today at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the situation in Congo. He’s been advocating for awareness in the region for a while now. Did you ever see State Of Play? Did you find him convincing? I did. Very. And in real life Jennifer Garner would be so much more effective than Robin Wright because of the cookie-baker exterior. Full Story
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Apparently this is fake and whyyyy would anyone waste their time faking this sh-t??? Can we somehow blame Dina Lohan for this? (Dlisted)
Chris Pratt is cut…and then isn’t cut… (Too Fab)
I guess it’s not Christmas unless this child and her husband gross you out (The Superficial)
Leslie Mann is all one colour (Just Jared)
Hayden Panettiere as a vampire which reminds me of the time she lost out to Kristen Stewart in Panic Room -- Hollywood Sliding Doors! (Hollywood Tuna)
Ben Affleck seems like a super hot boyfriend in this trailer (Pop Sugar)
The camera loves Kerry Washington (Cele|bitchy)
The best in-flight entertainment (Towleroad)
Selena Gomez finds an older man (Hollywood PQ)
Justin Bieber’s hooking up with Victoria’s Secret models again, allegedly (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
In her first ad for Weight Watchers, Jessica Simpson was only shot from the neck up, presumably because she’d not reached her goal. Which, you know, is a lovely message, non? If you don’t reach your goal, it means you are hideous and no one wants to see you between your shoulders and your knees. Full Story
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OMG, will they make it? Taylor Swift and Harry Styles spent most of last week in England together. He showed her around the countryside and gave her 23 gifts to celebrate her 23rd birthday and it was several movie montages combined into one long music video. Time for a location change... Full Story
Michael Buble’s wife Luisana Lopilato arrived in Vancouver from Argentina yesterday with her family. Michael Buble and his family were at the airport to pick them all up. It’s becoming an annual tradition. Buble brings flowers, there’s a lot of hugging, and they all get into a shuttle van and go home. Full Story
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By helicopter. But first... How was 2012, Your Majesty? Mostly good, if not great, right? With the exception of that ginger grandson taking off his clothes in Vegas, this was a very strong year for the Queen, and a wonderful follow-up to 2011 when Prince William married his Catherine as a prelude to her Diamond Jubilee. Full Story
Last year there was no question Your Voice In My Head by Emma Forrest was my Best Book of the year. I didn’t have one in 2012. There were several books I liked, a lot, but it wasn’t love; I didn’t fall in love. It’s ok, right? To go a year without falling in book-love?
Many of you have emailed for a holiday reading recommendation. Have you heard of the Daughter Of Smoke And Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor yet? The first book is pretty average, but it will pay off in the second, just released last month, called Days Of Blood And Starlight. Then you’ll just be mad at having to wait another year for the final installment.
Also, giving or receiving Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman will make you very happy. It might even be required reading if I’m ever the Dean of the Faculty Of Celebrity Studies at a liberal arts university somewhere in New England.
Yours in gossip,
PS. What’s your New Year’s Resolution? My Christmas gift to myself is also my New Year’s Resolution. Click here to read about it. God I really love multi-tasking.