Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dear Gossips,

In his latest blog for the Huffington Post, after offering his Expert Artist Opinion on Denzel Washington’s performance in Flight and the film Sessions, starring John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, James Franco humble-brags about being nominated for a National Entertainment Journalism award for these vanity pieces in which he discusses, among other things, his advanced teaching methods and his love life, complemented by a photo of himself giving the finger. Near the end of his masturbation, Franco predicts that Gawker and the New York Post would not report on his nomination because they wouldn’t want to “publicize that an actor/Yale doctoral candidate” is receiving recognition for “something that they are doing themselves”. Yes, this is how James Franco refers to himself: actor/Yale doctoral candidate.

So, of course, Gawker answered. By reporting on Franco’s nomination and then casually but hilariously mentioning that other nominees include a PEOPLE Magazine writer who’s been recognised for a piece about How Kirstie Alley Lost 100 lbs!, and another dude, the sole nominee in his category, who live-tweeted  Whitney Houston’s death. Click here to read Gawker’s Franco tribute. 

Speaking of PEOPLE, the Sexiest Man Alive will be announced today. I’m on a 7am ET flight out of New York back to Vancouver, arriving at 1pm ET so I’ll miss the grand unveil. Several articles have been prepared overnight to roll out while I’m in the air and I’ll address the SMA after Smutty Tingles as soon as I land. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Yours in gossip,


Annie & Posh

November 14, 2012 23:13:30 Posted at November 14, 2012 23:13:30
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Anne Hathaway hosted the Women’s Media Awards last night in New York wearing Victoria Beckham. As you know, Annie is on the cover of the December issue of US Vogue. As you also know, Victoria has never ever covered US Vogue. She has to settle this year for being worn by the current cover girl, though not on the cover then. Full Story

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JLo Bella Swan

November 14, 2012 22:44:00 Posted at November 14, 2012 22:44:00
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Taking style risks is one thing, and although many people hated her sheer dress choice the other day at the LA premiere of Twilight 5, it was fitted to her body type and there was just enough edge and cool to make it a Kristen Stewart fashionable moment. This however... Here’s Stewart in London once again in Zuhair Murad with a sudden case of the JLOs. Full Story

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Trust Issues and Neediness

November 14, 2012 20:17:05 Posted at November 14, 2012 20:17:05
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Justin Bieber was pulled over last night for a minor infraction while driving his Ferrari in LA. Right before he was stopped by the cops he apparently Instagrammed a photo of the situation, which is exactly what I would do if my girlfriend just broke up with me and I wanted her to see that I didn’t miss her. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

November 14, 2012 19:29:20 Posted at November 14, 2012 19:29:20
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This should be a game show: how long can you last in a confined space with the Brange’s screaming children? (Dlisted)

The Gangnam has officially become the Macarena (Too Fab)

Justin Timberlake wants you to know he’s more man than Gerard Butler (The Superficial)

Check out Rihanna’s hilarious face when she has to choose between Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Sh-t vs Diarrhoea? (Just Jared)

Ashley Tisdale’s dress looks like it would be uncomfortable (Hollywood Tuna)

Oh I can’t wait for James Franco to start blaming everyone else for this one (Pop Sugar)

Kristen Stewart is tired of unemployment (Cele|bitchy)

Did loving John Travolta cost Kirstie Alley the vote? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

When a model falls asleep in a bikini, she dreams about wearing clothes (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)

Shia LaBeouf is still a bad drunk (Hollywood PQ)

Aaron Paul at the GQ party

November 14, 2012 18:12:37 Posted at November 14, 2012 18:12:37
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Maria wrote to me from Toronto last night, her first time there, bitching about the 3 hour time difference. It is indeed a tricky time difference. But by her own admission, she was being a baby about it, so, to make her feel better, maybe, here's Aaron Paul at the GQ Men of the Year party last night. Full Story

Emmy & Andrew coordinate schedules

November 14, 2012 17:14:48 Posted at November 14, 2012 17:14:48
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Really, really love what Emma Stone wore last night at the CFDA in New York. Peplum and sparkles! The navy and green look sharp together, non? While Emma was with the fashion people, boyfriend Andrew Garfield was at a different event in NYC. Here's Andrew showing his support for his favourite charity at the Worldwide Orphans benefit gala hanging out with Amy Poehler. Full Story

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Carey travels with the band

November 14, 2012 16:34:40 Posted at November 14, 2012 16:34:40
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Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford flew out of LAX yesterday. Mumford & Sons played the Hollywood Bowl the night before. Carey isn't working on anything right now after wrapping Gatsby and the Coen Bros movie. It's new bride down time and she's presumably spending it on the road with her husband. Full Story

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Ben goes to everything

November 14, 2012 15:58:50 Posted at November 14, 2012 15:58:50
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Pace yourself, Ben. It’s a long season. Here’s Ben Affleck at the GQ Men of the Year party last night. Part of the deal in getting the cover is to show up for the magazine’s event, although at the time of this writing (4am ET) I don’t see any photos of Channing Tatum, also Man of the Year. Full Story

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Bradley Cooper: from SMA to American of the Year

November 14, 2012 15:05:45 Posted at November 14, 2012 15:05:45
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PEOPLE Magazine will announce the 2012 Sexiest Man Alive today, ending Bradley Cooper’s uninspired reign just as he covers the new issue of Esquire in service of Silver Linings Playbook, considered by many to be a strong Oscar contender. It’s almost as if his SMA title was a year premature, non? And that makes sense seeing as, ahem, he was rumoured to not have been the first choice. Full Story

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November 14, 2012 - Smutty Shout-Outs

November 14, 2012 14:38:46 Posted at November 14, 2012 14:38:46
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Nealia! Happy Birthday from Simran who said you love the Ryan Gosling memes. Here’s one I wish someone would send to James Franco. And Happy Birthday Heather! So Meg told me about the Masters and the PhD and how you also manage to keep up with the TV and the gossip and this... takes courage. Full Story