Beckham retires

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 16, 2013 14:59:22 May 16, 2013 14:59:22
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Wenn, FameFlynet

David Beckham has just announced his retirement. He’d been playing with Paris Saint-Germain, helping the team win its first French title in 19 years on Saturday. Here he is celebrating with his teammates at the victory parade on Tuesday. PSG was expected to ask him to stay for another year but he’s decided to turn it down, explaining: “I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level. Full Story

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Oh thank God it was a wig

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 16, 2013 14:40:21 May 16, 2013 14:40:21

Zhang Ziyi showed up with short hair last night at the Palais in Cannes and I recoiled in horror. The hair. It looked like she’d chopped it, and I was all ready to write an article today, finally with photo accompaniment, about why it’s hard for Chinese girls to do the pixie because of the way it grows out spikey and straight up out our heads. Full Story

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GET WITH GENERATION KNOW

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 16, 2013 14:26:28 May 16, 2013 14:26:28

Marcus was there but was there a bump?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 16, 2013 14:17:24 May 16, 2013 14:17:24
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ALBERTO PIZZOLI/ Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty

Many of you have been asking whether or not Marcus Mumford was in Cannes with Carey Mulligan last night at The Great Gatsby opening. He was. If you can get past Leonardo DiCaprio, he’s sitting behind Carey in the theatre. I wonder if she made it through the entire film without leaving. She says she can’t stand watching herself. Full Story

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dear Gossips,

Cannes kicks off today. The Great Gatsby photo call has already happened and people have been hard for weeks about a Baz Luhrmann production opening the festival. Already, even at the jury photo call, Granny Freeze showed up in sparkles so the dress porn tonight at the Palais will be... spectacular. Always. Here’s how Cannes isn’t like the Oscars: they’re not particularly discerning about who they let on their carpet. I’ve seen Phoebe Price on the Cannes carpet before. Several. Times.

Cannes is one of the few places in the world, maybe the only place in the world, where you might find Phoebe Price and Leonardo DiCaprio on the carpet at the same time. It’s outrageous excess, glorified cheese, and shameless star-f*ckery. God I love it. And by the end of it, even the spectators need to detox.

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Attached -- The Great Gatsby photo call and Nicole Kidman at the jury photo call.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Tom Cruise & JJ Abrams

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2013 20:44:52 May 15, 2013 20:44:52
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Wenn, Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty

Tom Cruise was at the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere last night. He did not walk the carpet but showed up for the after-party. As you know, it’s not his style to attend the opening of just anything. The official reason is that he was there to support his friends. But this was a strategic move too. Full Story

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Channing Tatum-ed and Hulked

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2013 19:56:34 May 15, 2013 19:56:34
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Steveston (just outside Vancouver) today shooting Godzilla. As you can see, he’s muscled up for the role. There’s a little Channing Tatum going on here, non? And a Hulk in his pants. Oh stop. I mean the rip, see? The rip at the crotch? ATJ and his wife Sam Taylor-Wood, together my obsession, have been in Vancouver for several weeks now with their children. Full Story

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Pippy thinks he’s Jimmy Darmody

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2013 19:48:24 May 15, 2013 19:48:24
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Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty, Keystone

Justin Timberlake is now in Cannes. So f-ck everyone because it’s ALL ABOUT PIPSQUEAK. Here he is on the Croisette promoting his next film Spinning Gold, the Neil Bogart biopic that’s just been acquired by Sony for foreign rights, which is why here’s there, in part, to tap dance for foreign money. Full Story

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Granny delivers in Cannes, but not Julianne

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2013 18:58:27 May 15, 2013 18:58:27
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Pascal Le Segretain/ VALERY HACHE/ Getty

As expected, Nicole Kidman killed it tonight in Cannes. Her best, best, BEST showing in years. This exquisite dress is Christian Dior from the Haute Couture S/S 2013 that I posted here in January. And I called it exquisite then too. Shocking that there wasn’t more of this at the Oscars. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2013 18:44:36 May 15, 2013 18:44:36

Sasha’s INTO new rain boots and more Cannes carpet arrivals in LifeStyle

Country Bitch’s beach body (Too Fab)

When the name of the company and the personalities running it totally don’t complement each other (Dlisted)

Kanye West’s girlfriend’s greatest fear, besides not having any cameras around (The Superficial)

Neil Patrick Harris’s cute twins (Just Jared)

Hate Alice Eve’s dress here (Hollywood Tuna)

What is Reese Witherspoon’s husband drinking? (Pop Sugar)

I guess I’ve been abusing my husband (Cele|bitchy)

Taylor Swift plays to assumption on New Girl (StarCrush)

Worst newlywed ever? (Romance Beat)

I want this green bangle (Hollywood PQ)