Kaitlyn is 8. She loves soccer and dancing and hanging out with her little sister Lauren. These days though, Kaitlyn can’t go to school and see her friends. She’s been fighting leukemia, so bravely for 5 years. Kaitlyn now needs a second bone marrow transplant; if they can find a donor she’ll be able to beat leukemia for the third time. Full Story
Guess who’s getting expelled from the hospital today? My ma, the Chinese Squawking Chicken! She’s been in since April and while she’s had weekend passes for a couple of months now, today, finally, she’s going home where she’ll continue therapy. Read Full Intro
As you know, the Squawking Chicken is celebrating her departure and throwing a party at the hospital today. And your Gossip has been sucked into the festivities. Pictures. Fanfare. Oh, and fried chicken. The real kind. So we leave you a bit early with Tingles Jacek edition today. See you all tomorrow.
Threenip is a hero in his own mind (The Superficial)
JLo’s boy-man is a tweeting poet (Dlisted)
Avril and Brody. Awwww. (The Daily What)
Rihanyaa! (Hollywood Tuna)
John Hamm as the Ford guy gone designer (Pop Sugar)
Fassy’s bare pecs…just click the link already (Just Jared)
Miranda is definitely hotter post-baby (Popoholic)
Kelly should actually say she DID drink and we might excuse her for that night (Celebuzz)
Breathe easy ladies … you have a chance with a Jonas (Towleroad)
This dress reminds me of Lorella’s 3rd place (of 5) gingerbread house (Go Fug Yourself)
So you read this headline, right? That Katherine Heigl ‘would love’ to go back to Grey’s Anatomy? It’s become a bit of a sport to bash Heigl for things she says in the press, so let’s take this one apart a bit. The Generous AngleKatherine Heigl knows Grey’s Anatomy was the project that brought her enough fame and acclaim to go on into movies. Full Story
Let’s address the superficial first. Michael Fassbender visited Letterman last night. Here are a few shots of him arriving. Those jeans... are really, really not working for me. Those jeans, they’re almost leggings hitched up to his waist, right? If I had any boner for Fassy, and, as noted the other day, it hasn’t been easy to find, the way he’s wearing his jeans would have killed it. Full Story
One of the arguments against the fact that Beyonce was really carrying the Throne Child was that she was wearing heels during her pregnancy all the time. Many a sanctimonious mother insisted that “when I was pregnant, there was NO WAY I could get my feet into heels”. Victoria Beckham did it. Blue Ivy’s mother did it. Full Story
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Blake Lively stepped out in New York last night to attend a screening for Haywire, directed by Steven Soderbergh. As reported last week, Blake has been confirmed as the lead in Soderbergh’s next project, The Side Effects. So she’s being nice to her director, helping him pimp his latest work, so that he, and she too, are in good position for the next. Full Story
The top ten highest-grossing films of 2011 were all sequels/franchises, and two superheroes (Thor and Captain America). I don’t see that trend changing too much in 2012, but I do think that this is (mostly) our fault. People complained so much about a lack of quality at the cinema in 2011 and then the top ten backs up the idea that there’s nothing original or interesting happening in filmmaking, but neither of those things are true. Full Story
Couple weeks ago I wrote in relation to Chloe Moretz that she’s always in a hurry. That she can’t wait. It’s a teenage compulsion, right? You’re never old enough to do and be x,y,z. Being young and rushing will never go away. To me it’s how the people around them manage their impatience and desires that can make the difference. Full Story
To Amy, happy birthday from Crystal (your sister from another mister)! The years have been kind to us both, and I am just as proud as you are to call you my friend. You're making all those dreams we had over crab dip and home cooking come true, and I love being part of the vicarious ride! I'm hoping Lainey can post a picture of our favorite, Justin Bieber, to remind us all what happens when small town kids like us dream big. Full Story
Only one headline worth discussing today:
JOHNNY DEPP LIVING SINGLE
On the cover of PEOPLE Magazine...?
We have a lot to talk about. Including the machinery behind how something like this goes down and the prospect of an available Johnny Depp at 48. What does that look like to you?
Five days to Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon. Are you ready? Thank you for your emails and messages re: preparing for the arrival of the Dragon. As you know, the Chinese Squawking Chicken, my mother, usually arranges for lucky pockets to be given away to bring good luck but more importantly...protection. More on this later.
Is it Sundance already? Sarah’s preview is on the way. And check LifeStyle later for Hayley’s Reese Witherspoon Waist workout and how Sasha is getting through her cleanse.
Yours in gossip,