Exclusive Two months ago Katie Holmes was a dead-eyed joke. Do not pretend you don’t remember it. But it’s getting harder and harder to remember it, isn’t it? In two weeks Katie Holmes has gone from robot to independent asskicker. It’s an extraordinary image overhaul, similar perhaps to Angelina Jolie’s. Full Story
As expected, the weeklies are still going hard on Tom & Katie this week. PEOPLE’s story is relatively tame, especially compared to Us Weekly. I’ve just had a look at the Us Weekly pages and, as you can see from the cover, where PEOPLE has so far avoided the Nicole angle, Us is bringing Kidman into the conversation. Full Story
If I could shove things in my pockets without looking like I have things shoved into my pockets I would. That’s one advantage men have over women. Our clothes just aren’t designed to accommodate all the crap we carry around. When was the last time you put your keys in the side pocket of a pair of skinny jeans? Or anything in the side pocket of a pair of skinny jeans? Dentyne Ice has a solution with their new Split2Fit packs. The new Split2fit pack is designed for maximum portability. Simply split the pack into two sleeker, separate packs and drop one in your pocket, bag or wherever else you want. It fits almost anywhere, so you can take it everywhere. See all the ways Dentyne helps you Practice Safe Breath here Full Story
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Ok, not really. But check him out from the side in the first photo attached. Doesn’t that look like Will Wales? It’s obviously not Will Wales. This is Chet Haze. Or, rather, Chester Haze. Or, rather, Chester Hanks. The son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Now, apparently, a smooth operating rapper? Please. Full Story
Rumor Est Immortalis
Gossip Is Immortal, especially when it’s in Latin.
You’ll note, if you’re reading in Canada, today’s blog is sponsored by vitaminwater zero. Have you seen my bottles?!?! I wrote the labels for go-go, resilient-c, and xoxox - attached! Part of this collaboration includes a travelling series for the Faculty of Celebrity Studies (more on this below). Also, twice a month I’ll be posting a series of how-to articles - click here for the first on wedding etiquette because I still don’t understand why people have trouble with the “guest or no guest” procedure and how the white dress question is still coming up! We’ll be doing this on video too. If you need my opinion on anything email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet your question with #asklainey. Click here for details. My on-camera responses will be posted to the vitaminwater tumblr and YouTube page every month.
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Heads up Halifax, Ottawa, and Calgary! The Faculty of Celebrity Studies is travelling and hitting you up first. Dates and times are as follows:
Halifax - Monday, July 30 from 6pm to 9pm
Ottawa - Tuesday, July 31 from 6pm to 9pm
Calgary - Thursday, August 2 from 6pm to 9pm
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Discussion topics include Tom, Katie, Scientology, Blind Riddles, the one we trusted who, as it turns out, can’t actually be trusted, and more. Students will be graded on participation and preparation. A basic understanding of smut principles and theory is recommended.
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Where’s your Segway??? Cavalli on a Segway is a personal happy place. Click here if you’ve never had the pleasure. But Roberto was in Milan today and not only was there no Segway... He had to CARRY HIS OWN BAGS!?! And plastic! Can you imagine Karl Lagerfeld carrying his own (plastic) bags? Please. Full Story
I am not a tall person. In my head I am 5 ft 5. At least. In reality I am 5 ft 3. And I can accept this. (Some people - ahem, Sasha - cannot separate their height fantasies from their height reality.) Because it’s hard to keep up the illusion when you stand next to your husband and you fit neatly under his chin. Full Story
Should the modern marriage allow for electronic transparency? (Dlisted)
Adele hid her baby like Katie Holmes hid her divorce (The Superficial)
“Hey, me just met you” is a really good pick-up line (Too Fab)
Diane Kruger in dove grey - good or really bland? (Pop Sugar)
Why don’t I love Kristen Wiig as intensely the way I do Amy Poehler and Tina Fey? Will think on this and let you know soon (Cele|bitchy)
Who Blake Lively will be kissing next year (Just Jared)
God, Euros get SO dressed up for dinner (Hollywood Tuna)
Tom Cruise is a deity (Amy Grindhouse)
Kate Beckinsale must sleep in leather pants. She wears them well. (Popoholic)
Hey Marlo! If you’re out there, you wore this dress to Duana’s wedding, and we think it looked better on you than on Victoria Beckham. (Go Fug Yourself)
Many of you have written today requesting commentary on Jessica Biel’s InStyle cover and interview, specifically this quote: “I had no say whatsoever (in my engagement ring).” Her words are being interpreted as a sign that she’s a second class citizen in her relationship with Justin Timberlake. Full Story
I guess this is the end of the world. Right? We are there. Because the rage about Kate Upton’s appearance in a lingerie fashion show on a blog called SkinnyGossip (I will refrain from comparisions in said blog’s title, design and colour scheme to another blog we know) is possibly the craziest thing I’ve seen this year. Full Story