Happy New Year, Hugh Jackman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 28, 2011 12:38:30 December 28, 2011 12:38:30
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Doug Meszler/ Splash News

It’s the final week of Hugh Jackman’s hugely successful run on Broadway. Did you go? Only 4 performances left, not including today. And, as anyone who has seen it will tell you, soooooo worth it, which is why he’s been breaking house records and charming crowds and critics. Here’s Hugh with his family on Christmas Day in New York before that evening’s show. Full Story

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dear Gossips,

Many thanks to the major players for their Christmas kindness - no eloping, no divorcing, no adopting, no getting caught cheating, no super scandal to interrupt the long holiday weekend giving the gossip business an extended break. Is Matthew McConaughey considered a Major Player anymore? Was he ever? Not being facetious. Just really curious about how you’d rank him. In some conversations, “Major Player” includes a Kardashian. I’d like to believe that that sh-t peaked in 2011.

It’ll be a light week of posting until everyone resumes a normal schedule right after the New Year. For those of you who keep asking about Blake and Ryan though, and there are a lot of you, yes, I do have exclusive details about their multi-destination Christmas. More on that later.

Wouldn’t it have been great to have been in Ireland, at the entrance to St Stephen’s Park in Dublin, to see Bono and Glen Hansard busking for charity on Christmas Eve?

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 27, 2011 18:55:54 December 27, 2011 18:55:54

At first I thought this was Scarlett Johansson which… is a terrible thing to say about Scarlett Johansson (Dlisted)

This is a really ugly almost-bikini (The Superficial)
 
This Little One is smarter than all of us (Towleroad)

What are you really saying when you tweet your own bikini pic? (Hollywood Tuna)

Elle Macpherson will probably still look like this when she’s 80 (Pop Sugar)
 
Looking rough, Spittle. Looking rough. (Just Jared)
 
Oh look, who else does Daniel Craig hate? (Cele|bitchy)

I guess this means Taylor Lautner’s getting a new girlfriend (Socialite Life)

How I imagine Paz de la Huerta spent Christmas - CAUTION: Super raunchy and NSFW (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)
 
What geeks got for Christmas: The Hobbit production diary (I'm Not Obsessed)

Friends on holiday

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 27, 2011 18:42:15 December 27, 2011 18:42:15
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Bauer-Griffin

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski were spotted with Jimmy Kimmel and his girlfriend Molly at LAX. They were all getting on the same flight. Can we assume then that they’re off on holiday for New Year’s? At one point, accordingly to the photographer, all of them hit up the cash machine. Separately. Jimmy and Molly taking out money independently, it’s understandable. Full Story

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A Fassy-free ass

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 27, 2011 18:19:11 December 27, 2011 18:19:11
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Flynet

I totally get Zoe Kravitz’s appeal. There’s a sullen pouty mystique about her, even more pronounced in person, that many people find very sexy, including Michael Fassbender, with whom she ended a year long relationship just recently ...so as to free herself for Penn Badgley...? Zoe and Penn spent part of the holiday on the beach in Miami together. Full Story

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Leo picks another from the catalogue

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 27, 2011 17:40:19 December 27, 2011 17:40:19
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Ramey

Here’s Leonardo DiCaprio with Erin Heatherton. She is - what else? - a Victoria’s Secret model. Erin was previously seen with Leo in Sydney a couple of weeks ago. These photographs were taken in LA, implying that, since their hook-up has traversed multiple cities, Leo’s situation with Erin is more serious, if that’s the right word, than any of his other one-two-time model situations post-Blake Lively. Full Story

Blake & Ryan’s first Christmas

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 27, 2011 16:36:23 December 27, 2011 16:36:23

As I first reported last week - click here for a refresher - Blake Lively accompanied Ryan Reynolds home to Vancouver to spend time with his family and I wondered whether or not she’d be able to engineer a photo opportunity with her favourite photo agency while she was in town. Full Story

Channing Tatum is really growing on me

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 27, 2011 15:39:17 December 27, 2011 15:39:17

And it feels really bizarre to say that. (Lainey: Please note this article was written by Sarah.) It all started with a radio interview with him and Jamie Bell during promotion for that Eagle movie they made. I listened and found myself thinking, You know, Channing Tatum isn't that bad. Since then, I've gained an appreciation for him. Full Story

Catherine Cambridge’s First Christmas

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 27, 2011 15:18:23 December 27, 2011 15:18:23
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Goff/Bauer-Griffin and BEN STANSALL/ Chris Jackson/ Getty

Senior royals traditionally spend Christmas at Sandringham. Despite the worrying news that 90 year old Prince Philip was recovering from heart surgery, a crowd of thousands, the biggest it’s been in recent years, greeted Her Majesty’s Family on their walk to church on Sunday, Catherine’s first time. She chose plum for the occasion. Full Story

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Dear Gossips,

Thank you for your messages yesterday re: Your Voice In My Head by Emma Forrest as my best book of 2011. For those of you asking, my review of the book, originally posted in February, is here  Read Full Intro

Happy Christmas Mimi is skinny

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 23, 2011 18:44:40 December 23, 2011 18:44:40

Can you think of a better send-off? Mimi posted this on her Twitter yesterday:In Aspen, wearing the outfit I wore for my first ever Christmas video!!As you know, Mimi had twins this year. But the way she’s going on about it, her greatest accomplishment was to get thin again. Full Story