Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dear Gossips,

As is tradition here at, through the month of December, alongside regular gossip, I’ll be posting Best & Worst articles from the year. We’ll start today with Princess Catherine. There is a best was also a worst.

Please send me your suggestions for Best & Worst from 2012. I’ve a feeling there will be a lot of Blake Lively.

Programming note: I have a really f-cked up day today. Just got in to Toronto this morning on a red-eye from Calgary. Have to host a luncheon at noon for 3 hours. Then I’m shooting with etalk from 4-7pm. Working to bank several articles early to roll out through the day and I’ll try to write on the road. Duana, Sarah, and Sasha are all contributing today too. Sorry in advance for the inconvenience. If you’re crusty though, um, have you seen Mimi’s new video with Justin Bieber? More on that later but I promise you it will make you happy. SO happy.

Yours in gossip,


Smutty Tingles

December 1, 2011 22:32:22 Posted at December 1, 2011 22:32:22
Jacek Posted by Jacek

Lainey’s tied up in shoots still so I’m coming out of Smutty Tingle hibernation to wrap up the day.  Tomorrow will be an early start and we’ll have a full day so please come back.  She basically hasn’t slept since yesterday.  What’s another day?  I Don’t Know How She Does It.

Also, Sasha finds moisturizers, cat-eye sunglasses and desert boots over in Lifestyle

– Jacek

Pregnancy to Porny’s boobs.  Like the rich getting richer! (The Superficial)

Ashton broke Demi’s heart and clearly her gaydar at the same time (Dlisted)

Ryan Gosling is man-approved (Pop Sugar)

Aniston’s on a strict baby-making schedule (Cele|bitchy)

Megan Fox’s face has changed even from a distance.  Her ass…has not (Hollywood Tuna)

Sexiest Man in Paris (Just Jared)

Olivia Yumm in FHM (Popoholic)

You will NOT believe this is Hanson (Evil Beet Gossip)

Kate Moss as David Bowie (Hollywood PQ)

Piper Perabo channelling retired NHL vet Brian Engblom (Go Fug Yourself)

Mad Men countdown

December 1, 2011 20:07:41 Posted at December 1, 2011 20:07:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Flynet, Splash

I'm still hosting the luncheon so I can't get to my laptop but I saw these photos this morning and you don't need much from me anyway since it's Jon Hamm and, well, look at him. He's Don Draper. On set of Mad Men. Which is allllllmost back. After the holidays, we come right out of the gate into award season where Jon will no doubt factor, especially at the Globes, and then it's the season premiere. Full Story

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Ringer Midseason Finale

December 1, 2011 19:20:16 Posted at December 1, 2011 19:20:16
Duana Posted by Duana
Courtesy of the CW

Ringer Season 1 Episode 10Okay, Ringer, don’t fail me now.   I want a lot of fun in short order.   Without focusing solely on fashion, I do wonder how Bridget decides which of Siobhan’s outfits are appropriate for which type of potential espionage.  Sweater and statement necklace? Sure! So, Bridget and Andrew love each other, huh?  I mean, so much so that there’s a candle-lit montage of loving-and-staring in the first six minutes of the episode, and only after the afterglow does Bridget don some I-mean-business shoulderpads. Full Story

They are a happy family

December 1, 2011 18:20:57 Posted at December 1, 2011 18:20:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Wenn, Flynet

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were out with their daughter Seraphina yesterday and came across paps from pretty much every agency. By my count, at least 6. Despite knowing they were being shot, Ben still managed to lean in and give his wife some sugar, prompting her to smile delightedly - a smile of such genuine happiness, and therefore infectious, even I, programmed to be cynical and skeptical, choose to believe that he was doing it just to amuse her and not for an added publicity bonus. Full Story

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Compromise at Christmas

December 1, 2011 17:29:32 Posted at December 1, 2011 17:29:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Ashley Greene, whose acting was almost worse than Kellan Lutz’s in Twilight 4, has been dating Broadway Spider-Man Reeve Carney for a few months now. Surprisingly, she hasn’t been able to talk him into any Jonas-style candid pap shots.Perhaps it was a Christmas compromise then last night in New York at the Rockefeller tree lighting ceremony. Full Story

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Gary Oldman’s Oscar chances

December 1, 2011 16:48:28 Posted at December 1, 2011 16:48:28
Sarah Posted by Sarah
Andy Kropa/Getty

We started talking about Oscar odds yesterday during the liveblog, and I made the assertion that Gary Oldman would win Best Actor for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Let’s break down how I got there.1) No one is a lock this yearBy this time last year, it was clearly “Colin Firth’s year”. Full Story

Stick it out, suck it in

December 1, 2011 16:07:29 Posted at December 1, 2011 16:07:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Alfie Goodrich/Splash

Tom Cruise wore a very tight shirt yesterday in Tokyo at a press conference for Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, not unlike his Junior Mint Taylor Lautner only...well... Taylor Lautner is, like, a teenager.Is that the GMD sticking out his chest and sucking in his handles? In a way he’s becoming like Mariah Carey for me. Full Story

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On Parenthood.

December 1, 2011 16:02:39 Posted at December 1, 2011 16:02:39
Duana Posted by Duana

I was up late last night.   Couldn’t fall asleep.  There are any number of reasons why this could be, not least of which was listening to a public radio report about insomnia yesterday.    The most likely candidate, though, is something my mother said. Of course. ‘They f*ck you up, your mum and dad/They may not mean to but they do”  goes the poem, and I love that no matter what changes, some things stay the same. Full Story

Mary Kay Mimi & Baby B

December 1, 2011 15:23:21 Posted at December 1, 2011 15:23:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You know when you build something up so hard you doom it from the start because it can never possibly live up to your expectations? And then Mimi comes along and always lives up to your expectations? This video with Justin Bieber...It’s the greatest 4 minutes of my life. It’s the greatest 4 minutes of your life. Full Story

December 1, 2011 - Smutty Shout-Outs

December 1, 2011 15:14:55 Posted at December 1, 2011 15:14:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Today is World AIDS Day. And the good news is that they do have the resources to stop the spread of the disease. Eradicating AIDS is possible. The problem? Complacency. A new campaign has been launched to increase awareness and promote effective treatments with the goal of “Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Full Story