Bradley & Suki’s bad hair go public

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2014 15:12:22 January 20, 2014 15:12:22
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Bradley Cooper did not bring his mother to the SAG Awards on Saturday… WHY??? She better be coming to the Oscars. I need to see her at the Oscars. Instead of his awesome mom, Coop had his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse with him – which is the first time she’s joined him so publicly at a major event. Full Story

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Jeremy Renner’s forgotten hustle

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 20, 2014 14:57:27 January 20, 2014 14:57:27
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Jeremy Renner was at the SAG Awards, nominated for best ensemble along with the rest of the cast for American Hustle. Let’s take a moment to celebrate a victory over his Shiny Suit Problem—he looked great in a non-shiny pewter tux (so great that Rita Moreno hit on him during her lifetime achievement speech). Full Story

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The Depp-Heard engagement

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2014 14:29:26 January 20, 2014 14:29:26
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Let’s rewind back to Friday afternoon when it was reported that Amber Heard is indeed engaged to Johnny Depp and it wasn’t important enough for me to come back to the blog because I’d already wrapped up the day. Why? Because there is NO GAME to this. Depp and Heard spent last week together on the celebrity circuit at Sean Penn’s Haiti fundraiser and then at the Globes. Full Story

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The Batch is back as Sherlock returns

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 20, 2014 14:17:37 January 20, 2014 14:17:37
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Benedict Cumberbatch was enjoying himself at the SAG Awards. I mean that sincerely, no side-eye. Every time I caught a glimpse of him in the audience, he was smiling and laughing, sitting at the 12 Years a Slave table but making time for his August: Osage County co-stars, too. It had to feel nice, being a double nominee as part of the 12 Years and Osage County ensembles—it’s a positive footnote to the year that didn’t go quite as originally planned Full Story

Is Rob Lowe an incubus?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 20, 2014 13:50:16 January 20, 2014 13:50:16
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It isn’t that Rob Lowe is aging gracefully—Matt Damon is aging gracefully. Rob Lowe doesn’t appear to be aging AT ALL. There has to be an explanation for how he looks so impossibly young and fresh on the cusp of his fiftieth birthday. I’ve narrowed it down to five things. 1) Rob Lowe is drinking unicorn blood. Full Story

Brad Pitt’s working weekend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2014 13:37:32 January 20, 2014 13:37:32
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Finally. Brad Pitt showed up in LA on Friday. He attended the SAG Awards to support his film 12 Years A Slave on Saturday. It was the surging American Hustle that took home the Best Ensemble Award that night. Last night, however, at the Producers Guild Awards, an unprecedented tie: 12 Years A Slave and Gravity both won Best Picture. Full Story

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January 20, 2014 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2014 13:16:39 January 20, 2014 13:16:39

“For Ginny -- congratulations on turning 20 and becoming a bona fide member of the gossip club. And the job - your first job - what a great thing! 2014 will be just fine. From your mom – ‘Nothing I hate more than a flogging rooster’ I have lost count of how many times we have watched Jude and Nicole K. Full Story

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Flowers In The Attic reminds me of my mother.

I know, isn’t that the most horrible thing anyone could say? But she gave me the books (not knowing what was in them, obviously) and then, when someone told her they were lurid garbage, defended my right to read them.  

You’d think parental permissiveness would have turned me off. But how can you possibly resist the 60s “seductive femininity” narrative? The long, smoldering glances? The “tight and resisting flesh?” Spoiler, sorry.

I am no longer 11 years old and so it seems weird to be so excited about this pervy, creepy story.  But if it sticks so firmly with all of us 20 years later, doesn’t that mean something?  -- Duana

Flowers In The Attic reminds me of …well… it reminds me of me, before what was right and wrong complicated what I thought. Do you remember your first, pure reaction to reading it? Would you ever admit to what you really felt in certain scenes? Certainly not as an adult who’s supposed to know from right and wrong.

That’s just one of the reasons this television event is an event. It’s not just a smutty story. It’s THE smutty story we read THEN. So we’re liveblogging starting at 8pm with our friend Courtney who just hosted a Flowers In The Attic book club earlier this week for an upcoming article in The Globe & Mail. You can, um, imagine the discussion, some of which might be touched on tonight. – Lainey

Thanks for joining us!

Yours in gossip,

Duana & Lainey

PS. I’m reattaching the US cover of my book baby because, like all pregnant women, I will mention my pregnancy at times when pregnancy has nothing to do with anything.




Friday, January 17, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Lupita! So gracious, so charming, so popular – easily the most popular last night at the Critics’ Choice Awards as everyone wanted a moment with her…because Lupita Nyong’o is definitely having a moment right now.  Read Full Intro

Meet my American baby!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 17, 2014 21:16:01 January 17, 2014 21:16:01

Yesterday I posted the Canadian cover of my upcoming book, Listen To The Squawking Chicken. As I mentioned, it's like I'm pregnant... And having twins! So I get to have two cover reveal parties! Because my twins are fraternal! Here's what the book will look like in the United States. Full Story