Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dear Gossips,

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 [email protected] 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.

Every proper school has a proper school crest, right? Even a Gossip School should have a proper school crest. So we made one. You like it?

Rumor Est Immortalis!

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

Location information to follow.

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.

You coming?

Enrollment is extremely limited. I’m giving away 10 pairs of admission passes in each city. If you are interested, please email [email protected] with the NAME OF YOUR CITY as the subject. Cut-off (pencils down) is this Friday.  We'll confirm enrollment with those drawn on Monday.  See you there!

Yours in gossip,


James or Mark?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2012 21:00:38 July 10, 2012 21:00:38
Wenn, Brian Prahl/Splash

Thank you for your messages today in reference to the Mark Ruffalo article. I’m so happy we agree. Mark Ruffalo replaces Johnny Depp on the Lifetime for real. But can James McAvoy join him there? There’s a lot to love in James McAvoy. He’s talented, of course. Full Story

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Roberto Cavalli carries his own bags?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2012 20:19:21 July 10, 2012 20:19:21
Antonella Foglia/Splash

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

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The tall boyfriend and the paps

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2012 19:59:59 July 10, 2012 19:59:59

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

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Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2012 19:27:55 July 10, 2012 19:27:55

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)

Jessica Biel hates her ring too

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2012 19:06:47 July 10, 2012 19:06:47

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

Kate Upton. That Fatty.

Duana Posted by Duana at July 10, 2012 18:07:04 July 10, 2012 18:07:04

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

Mommy Carey?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2012 17:36:02 July 10, 2012 17:36:02

Exclusive This is Carey Mulligan in Beverly Hills last Thursday. This weekend she was spotted in New York, shopping at the Bowery Whole Foods with some friends. The friends had a baby. Carey, as she is in these photos, was also wearing a very loose fitting maxi dress, described to me as more of a “giant caftan”. Full Story

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Keep leaning

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2012 15:56:44 July 10, 2012 15:56:44
Wenn, Miles Diggs/Splash

Mark Ruffalo can lean up against my car any time. All the time. At no point during Magic Mike did any of that greased up gyrating muscle action do it for me. Not once. But the sight of Mark Ruffalo, fully clothed and greying all over, with a cigarillo between his lips, wearing a rumpled blazer and a pair of not particularly stylish shades? Please. Full Story

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Michael Fassbender risks the video game curse

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 10, 2012 15:40:11 July 10, 2012 15:40:11

Video game movies scare me. Historically, they’re not successful. There have been a few modest wins here and there, but mostly they’re bad bets, costing way too much and earning little, and not one has ever equaled the kind of critical acclaim their comic book-based cousins are capable of achieving. Full Story

Tom & Katie’s quick divorce

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2012 15:18:21 July 10, 2012 15:18:21

A friend of mine who is also an entertainment reporter emailed me yesterday. “Am I a dick? This is so anti-climactic.” She left him and divorced him, all of it signed, in 10 short days. I feel like that might be a record. Can we at least have a chance to process it all? TMZ Full Story