Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dear Gossips,

Only one headline worth discussing today:


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 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,


Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2012 21:00:12 January 18, 2012 21:00:12

Heading to catch a flight, in a big rush and I forgot my f-cking passport. Sorry about the light day. Will be back tomorrow!

Suddenly Mark Wahlberg is way more annoying than Tom Cruise (Dlisted)

Popping pills to lose weight (The Superficial)

Kate Hudson sells Ann Taylor, but will she actually wear it? (Just Jared)

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield for the hello kitties (Pop Sugar)

Olivia Munn’s outfit is really cute (Hollywood Tuna)

Is this another questionable man choice for Adele? (Cele|bitchy)

Did Jay-Z really write this poem for Blue Ivy? (Evil Beet Gossip)

Megan Fox travels in sweats (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)

Summer trashes Marissa! (Celebuzz)

Cam is really sickening me with this Diddy thing (

Closer to Peeta?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2012 20:01:04 January 18, 2012 20:01:04
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Is there a Hunger Games club you all belong to that I don't know of? Because I've received a lot of email in the last day or so with the same video link and even the same wording, from different senders (I think), about how a recent interview appearance in Australia has now convinced them that Josh Hutcherson will be a great Peeta, although one person did stress that he's sitting down. Full Story

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The Perils Of Being The Best Actress

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2012 18:08:34 January 18, 2012 18:08:34

Many of you have written asking for commentary on the Michelle Williams GQ cover and interview. The story made headlines everywhere yesterday. This is most likely what you saw:Michelle Williams talks about and cries over Heath Ledger.It wasn’t totally misleading, no. That did indeed happen. Most of you who’ve written to me did not have kind words about Williams in this piece, particularly since you would have only read the excerpted sections and not the entire article for its flow. Full Story

The Vow is coming

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2012 17:07:42 January 18, 2012 17:07:42

Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum were both in London today to promote The Vow, opening February 10. She looks delicious, right? Love the nude and black heels, how they look against her bare leg. And that dress. And the coat. And, of course, her face. Such a bright, sweet face. Rachel McAdams is irresistible. Full Story

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Career Motherhood by Jessica Alba

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2012 16:10:04 January 18, 2012 16:10:04
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This article was supposed to be posted directly to LifeStyle because originally I was just writing about her shoes. (Groove Is In The Heart - is that coming back?) Then I read the caption: Jessica Alba visits FOX & Friends in Manhattan.FOX & Friends???Is this what we’re doing now? And how was Jessica Alba introduced on FOX & Friends?Here was her intro:  “Jessica Alba, the trend-setting superstar who’s proudly put motherhood before Hollywood. Full Story

Justified 3.1: “Sorry about your tablecloth”

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 18, 2012 16:02:53 January 18, 2012 16:02:53
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Justified Season 1 Episode 1 recapIn case you haven’t been watching Justified, here’s a quick primer on who’s who and what’s what.Raylan Givens: Deputy US Marshal and all-around badass. Reassigned to his home state of Kentucky after he killed a dude in broad daylight over lunch at a hotel with a room full of witnesses. Full Story

Vanessa is done with Johnny ...or vice versa?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2012 15:23:46 January 18, 2012 15:23:46

You know PEOPLE Magazine. They don’t go with a story like this, and about such a major celebrity, and on the cover no less, without being actively encouraged, without being guaranteed that there will be no subsequent repercussion. As you know, PEOPLE is not Star. To their credit, incredulously, Star Magazine, and Radar, its online stepsister, had this story first - that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis were over - only they embellished it with so much bullsh-t, it was harder than usual to take them seriously, especially given their track record: one hit in a hundred, if that. Full Story

January 18, 2012 - Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2012 14:41:53 January 18, 2012 14:41:53

RIAN! Su says you’re, like, a super advanced gossip! Well you should have come to say hi that time at the restaurant then - we could have converted your wife TOGETHER! Thanks so much for your support; it meant a lot when Su told me you’re a regular reader. And that you advertise your passion for celebrity gossip, even at work. Full Story

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dear Gossips,

BAFTA nominations were announced this morning in London. The Artist led the way, followed by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. No huge surprises, but there are certain differences between the British list and its American counterpart(s).  Read Full Intro

Always Be Closing

Duana Posted by Duana at January 17, 2012 22:27:06 January 17, 2012 22:27:06
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I have a colleague, who used to say to another colleague, usually on a Monday morning, “Hey – did you close?“  This of course referred not to business acumen but whether or not he got the amount of action he was hoping for on the weekend.  If they’re not already reading this, I bet money they both would love this show. Full Story