Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dear Gossips,

What I really want to do here is to write about Serial. But it’s 9 o’clock in the morning and many of you probably haven’t listened to it yet, the final episode. Fine. Can we talk about how and why there are only 12 episodes? Why not extend it all season like a network television show? Who says Serial has to be cable? Who says Serial has to be HBO? It’s not like we WON’T RUN OUT OF QUESTIONS, GODDAMMIT! If I could figure out how to do that, I would have posted that last sentence in ever increasing font sizes so you could appreciate how I’m gradually getting louder and Louder and LOUDER.  Read Full Intro

Ethan’s award season hair

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 18, 2014 21:12:22 December 18, 2014 21:12:22
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Rocky /WENN

Oh hey look at that, it’s turned into a Great Expectations day. Ethan Hawke is in London. Here he is at ITV studios earlier and then tonight he was featured at BAFTA A Life In Pictures: Ethan Hawke. This is new hair. Two weeks ago it was longer. So will this be his award season hair? You’ll see a lot of him. Full Story

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Gwyneth didn’t graduate

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 18, 2014 20:37:24 December 18, 2014 20:37:24
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Monica Schipper /Rachel Murray /Getty Images

Jonathan, a long time reader of this site, and co-founder of our Gwyneth Paltrow Love Club (we are the only two members), sent me a note about Gwyneth today. It’s from the new NYT article on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Before you read that though, you should read Vanity Fair’s profile Full Story

Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 18, 2014 19:47:31 December 18, 2014 19:47:31

Sasha Finds rainboots under $100 in LifeStyle

What Kanye spent on his daughter for Christmas (Dlisted)

Christina Aguilera goes to Disneyland (TooFab)

Madonna’s poor choice of words (The Superficial)

Amal and George Clooney go out for dinner again (Just Jared)

Cute bra (Hollywood Tuna)

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden arrive in New York (Pop Sugar)

How Charlie Hunnam describes himself is not how I would describe him
(Cele|bitchy)

Mrs Timberlake’s baby bump revealed (OK!)

Nina Dobrev’s new boyfriend (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

LOVE what Gwen Stefani is wearing here (I'm Not Obsessed)

Santa Harry

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 18, 2014 18:43:24 December 18, 2014 18:43:24
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James Whatling /Splash News, Max Mumby/Indigo /Getty Images

Prince Hot Harry was seen arriving at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Christmas lunch yesterday. Prince William and Catherine too. It was a royal convoy. On December 5 however Harry was in Lesotho for his foundation Sentebale. The pictures have just been released. And they’ve been selected by Harry himself…with captions. Full Story

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Sony Hack: Racism edition part 3 starring Denzel Washington

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 18, 2014 16:34:18 December 18, 2014 16:34:18

So a new batch of emails from the Sony Hack now involve Denzel Washington. It’s a message from an unnamed producer to Michael Lynton, Chair & CEO. According to Radar, the producer writes that it’s bad business to keep casting Denzel Washington in movies because international audiences don’t want to watch black actors. Full Story

The Last Colbert Report

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 18, 2014 16:09:23 December 18, 2014 16:09:23

It’s a day for lasts. The last Serial, and tonight, the last episode of The Colbert Report. Tonight Stephen Colbert signs off as his fake-conservative persona and next year, he’ll re-emerge as simply himself, taking over David Letterman’s Late Show. For nine years The Colbert Report has been a late-night comedy staple, but I’m excited to see what Colbert does next. Full Story

Jennifer Aniston’s like Taylor Swift

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 18, 2014 15:52:25 December 18, 2014 15:52:25
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Kevin Mazur /Getty Images

You know how for a while there we were calling Taylor Swift the “friend collector”? Look at how Jennifer Aniston is working this Oscar campaign. There are celebrities everywhere jumping up on top of each other to host Cake screenings and events and interviews etc for her, to help her push for a nomination. Full Story

Angelina’s Cleopatra determination

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 18, 2014 15:24:10 December 18, 2014 15:24:10
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Jeff Vespa /WireImage

Gawker continues to analyse all the information coming out of the Sony hack, in particular Amy Pascal’s emails with and between Angelina Jolie and Scott Rudin. It’s a lot of back and forth over several months. I’ll post the link below for you to go through it piece by piece but, basically, even after Rudin called her “minimally talented” and “spoiled” in February, he and Pascal continued to engage Angelina about the Cleopatra movie. Full Story

The Interview pulled after Sony Hack turns threatening

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 18, 2014 14:57:16 December 18, 2014 14:57:16
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Sharky / Splash News

The Sony Hack took a turn for the dangerous earlier this week when the hackers released a statement threatening violence should people go see the movie when it was to open on Christmas day. Following the threat, Sony said it would allow theater owners to back out of booking deals and not show the movie, if they should so choose. Full Story