Last week Lainey and I were talking about our anxiety dreams: mine always revolve around math class. And this is because I’m painfully, embarrassingly bad at math. It’s awful. When out for dinner with friends, they know to calculate my share and tip because it takes me too long. I’m from the Barbie “math class is tough!” generation. Full Story
Celebrity Gossip as a proper academic discipline? Why not? When done right, gossip is a study of human behaviour. In way many ways, there’s more value in it than the analysis of hockey statistics, and the person who does that for a living doesn’t have to deal with the smirk that accompanies the revelation of that particular pastime or profession. Full Story
Taralynne! Happy 30th Birthday! I hear you, I’m sorry about James Franco and all his poetry. You were right to break up with him. And you’re right - what’s a birthday without a little Bridget? I couldn’t find an embeddable clip for the tarts & vicars party scene but how about when she has to introduce Mr Tits Pervert? Even after oh probably close to 20 viewings, I still laugh when she “oy!”s the crowd. Full Story
It’s Tabloid Wednesday! At the writing of this open, I’d not seen all the covers for the new weeklies. But Jennifer Aniston has to be on at least three. After all, in announcing the engagement on Sunday, she gave them enough time.
Today is tricky as I’m travelling and my flight leaves early which means the entire column was pre-written between 2am - 7am PT. Will address any urgent stories when I land in Toronto late afternoon.
I was shouted at a lot yesterday by some tall people over my disparaging of the kitten heel. We will continue this fight today. Or, rather, because I am a height-challenged coward, Duana is fighting my battles for me.
Am still in Olympic withdrawal. Never thought I would miss weightlifting this much.
Yours in gossip,
Lainey’s touching down in Toronto in about a half hour. If anything big breaks, expect more when she lands. Otherwise, we sign off for the day with what our friends are saying…
Anderson Cooper’s man-toy played in someone else’s sandbox (Dlisted)
Amanda Bynes drives like Lilo (The Superficial)
Kate Hudson’s fine angles on Glee (Just Jared)
Mmmmmiranda Kerr on the Katwalk (Hollywood Tuna)
Carrie Underwood’s little shorts on stage (Pop Sugar)
6 week marriage! I’m sure his teammates are hardly surprised (Cele|bitchy)
Celebs read tweets about themselves on Kimmel (Hollywood PQ)
Cindy Crawford still looking plenty hot (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)
They’re stills, and it’s still clear Xtina’s face no longer moves (Too Fab)
A fine Olympic beach volleybutt send-off (IDLYITW)
(Lainey: I was shouted at yesterday by tall people in response to this article about Nicole Kidman’s f-cking kitten heels -- I am not qualified to hate them because I am short. Duana is 5 ft 9. She’s previously written about height in a popular article from last year that you can access here Full Story
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Ryan Lochte arrived in LA last night presumably to start work on his guest role on 90210 and also to take meetings for a variety of Dancing Bachelor reality shows he’s trying to be a part of. Hollywood Lochte! A proper LA boy now! How long before that pose-harding famewhore AnnaLynne McCord attaches herself to him? Let me put my hand in your face but not in a rude way to interrupt you when you say - she wouldn’t go for Ryan! She has a boyfriend now! Dominic Purcell. Full Story
My trainer Hayley is always on me about calories in alcohol, especially when I’m working towards an event. When I do want to drink it means I have to extend the cardio. Leading up to TIFF now, I will not let myself have a cocktail unless I’ve been for a gruelling run. They’ve had lite beer for years. Full Story
Jon Stewart had the luxury of going first. And now everyone else is following with the same line of questioning. As Robert Pattinson makes the rounds on the press circuit to promote Cosmopolis, this is what they’ve been asking him. On CNN, on Good Morning America, they all want to know if Robert Pattinson is OK. Full Story