Following a Twitter stunt in which fans had to tweet the hashtag #AvengersAssemble in order to “unlock” a new trailer—I imagine people at Marvel, drunk on their own power, screeching, “Dance monkeys, dance!” and cackling maniacally—yesterday Marvel released the final trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it’s all our dreams come true. Full Story
Nicholas Hoult was photographed on the set of Top Gear yesterday in Sussex for the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment. There was a training session with the Stig. And then he did his laps. The final time, obviously, will air on the show. Like you, I tell myself that I would kick ass on this challenge. Full Story
Justified Season 6, Episode 7 recap We’re officially halfway through the final season. IT’S NOT ENOUGH. So much of Justified has been defined by allegiances and legacy, and now more than ever a person’s loyalty is what matters most. Ty Walker is injured and on the run, and his Tigerhawk crew is no more. Full Story
Michael Buckner/ Jason Kempin/ Getty Images
Gwyneth Paltrow was out in LA yesterday supporting her very good friends, Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld, at the Inaugural Los Angeles Fatherhood Lunch to benefit Baby Buggy. They’ve been close for years. They hang out together in the Hamptons. They compare stone wood whatever pizza ovens in the backyard. Full Story
Gillian! Happy 40th Birthday with love from your sister Andrea! By request, your “midget” RDJ. And for Anita – you’re finished with the treatment and now it’s a dog party! Katie asked me to post pictures of all these beautiful (but sometimes bratty, right?) faces: Parker, Piper, and Hunter. Full Story
Remember when I wrote yesterday that I was banking some goodwill?
Here's why: having surgery on my arm this morning. For those of you who are new to this blog, I f-cked it up in Cannes in 2008 after Mischa Barton bailed on an appearance that we were supposed to be covering. Click here for the full story. I blame her.
Anyway, at the time they inserted a rod to reattach my elbow which had fractured off and was floating away down my forearm. The rod itself is now, sort of, sliding out. See it on the x-rays? How close it is to my skin?
So I have to be at the hospital at 7am. Surgery starts at 10am, is expected to last 90 minutes if all goes as planned. And I'm going under which means there's a 3 hour recovery before they'll let me go home.
What I'm trying to say is that I can't blog today. Which sucks because Leonardo DiCaprio had his publicist issue a statement to let you know that he's single because people really want to believe he and Rihanna are doing it. Well, now I'm offended. His entire career there have been rumours up and down that he's banging this model or that model. There were a LOT of rumours that he was banging Miranda Kerr, remember? When she was still married to Orlando Bloom too. If there was any time to issue a statement, that would have been it. Silence from him then, though. But he can't handle a few weeks of speculation that he's hooking up with Rihanna? Everyone wants to hook up with Rihanna! Why the shame, asshole?
See? I'd much rather be working today. Unfortunately I couldn't get a late afternoon surgery appointment.
The surgeon says I should be good to go tomorrow though, back to writing, back to everything.
Sorry for the interruption to your gossip schedule and for the inconvenience.
Yours in gossip,
Did you know that it’s Chinese Valentine’s Day on Thursday? The Chinese Squawking Chicken gave me a list love matches and mismatches that I’ll post later this week. Speaking of the Squawking Chicken… I wrote a book called Listen To The Squawking Chicken that was released last year. Read Full Intro
Eagle Eyes/ Splash, Paul Zimmerman/ Neilson Barnard/ Kevin Mazur/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images
Idris Elba is shooting a new series of Luther. IDRIS ELBA IS SHOOTING A NEW SERIES OF LUTHER!!! At least that’s what the paps are saying. Oh, and guess what? Gidget is in it! That’s Rose Leslie, from Game Of Thrones. Because I can never say her character’s name. Idris & Gidget! Over in New York last night, some major stars showed up for the SeriousFun Children’s network: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Danny DeVito, all smiles, friendly and fun with each other, but no Amal. Full Story
James Devaney/ Getty Images
Will Smith’s career over the last few years has been kind of a sh*t show. In between foisting his offspring on an unsuspecting public he’s starred in a series of bad movies (Men in Black III, After Earth, Winter’s Tale), and he lost some public goodwill along the way—as evidenced by his diminishing box office returns Full Story
I would have paid as much for this show as I would to see Britney Spears lip-synch and half-dance (Dlisted)
Natalie Dormer is so sexy in this video (Just Jared)
The font for ORGASMS is bigger than Hilary Duff’s name (The Superficial)
Benedict Cumberbatch is on his honeymoon (Cele|bitchy)
Come on. Taylor Swift really does a LOT for her fans (Too Fab)
Love this Selena Gomez Adidas gear (Hollywood Tuna)
Will Smith’s updated prom photo (Towleroad)
Princess Catherine in Erdem (Pop Sugar)
Great jacket and glasses on Gwen Stefani (Popoholic)
This f-cking fringe on Lea Michele (Go Fug Yourself)
AKM-GSI/ INFphoto.com/ Splash, Robin Marchant/ Getty Images