For Natasha from Melissa who is thinking of you at this difficult time and who requested Taylor Kitsch… as a temporary distraction. Clear Eyes Full Hearts. Full Story
I can see! I am also really mad at Duana because she’s gotten me full-blown addicted to the Serial podcast. All I did yesterday was podcast. Ira Glass’s voice is now my inner monologue because I’ve caught up on so many episodes of This American Life. Read Full Intro
This is good news. I stopped watching the NFL and now I really don’t have to watch the Super Bowl. (Dlisted)
You know, just in case there was any doubt that Katherine Heigl was difficult. (The Superficial)
SJP supported Matthew Broderick last night. No sign of RDJ. (Just Jared)
I would buy tickets to this next time it happens if they are available. Please make them available. (Cele|bitchy)
How long before Jennifer Lawrence shows up on Beyonce’s Instagram? (Pop Sugar)
Chelsea Handler’s burden is being friends with Jennifer Aniston. (Too Fab)
Don’t you think this should have happened fifteen years ago? (Pink Is The New Blog)
JLO if you need post Thanksgiving motivation. (Hollywood Tuna)
The new Bond girl – and it’s not Rihanna. (Pajiba)
Gwyneth’s double day white. (Go Fug Yourself)
HTGAWM Season 1 Episode 3 Recap Well, I guess we have our answer on whether or not we’re going to see some of the flash-forward every episode. Looks like that’s happening whether we like it or not, although this week seemed to have a lot of action. Like we went from being in a room with the pretty princess where she’s trying to cling to the bookcase, like it never did her wrong, to sometime later when her ring is missing. Full Story
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The Chicago International Film Festival kicked off last night, and over the next couple weeks I’ll be reviewing some festival season stragglers, beginning with the opening night film, Miss Julie, which blew chunks. But first we need to talk about Colin Farrell, who was on hand along with writer/director Liv Ullmann to introduce the film. Full Story
The Imitation Game opened the London Film Festival the other night and Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley showed up looking all kinds of glamorous. Cumberbatch is at his best in Sherlock drag, but the suit porn is good, too, and this is some prime suit porn. If Cumberbatch is your flavor, then you’ll enjoy these photos as they’re like the double-chocolate malt equivalent of The Batch. Full Story
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Which is, honestly, more interesting to me than his wedding. New York Comic Con is underway, and while it isn’t as important from an industry perspective as San Diego Comic-Con, it is rising in prominence thanks to some high-profile projects that have eschewed Hall H for New York’s west side. Full Story
Scandal Season 4 Episode 3 recap Parents and Children, in this episode. Mommies who don’t pay enough attention to their daughters, even as they go through the motions of dropping them off at school or bringing them along on interviews with former classmates whose daughters have in turn gone missing. Full Story
At 9:20am this morning, they’re sticking a laser into my eye so that I (hopefully) won’t have to wear contact lenses and glasses anymore. Pre-op starts an hour before that. And after the procedure, I have to keep my eyes closed (sleep is strongly recommended) and/or avoid reading or watching TV and light, at least until the follow-up appointment 24 hours later.
The blog won’t be happening today. There may be a chance that it won’t happen tomorrow, although many have come back quickly, in just a day, and have been able to resume their regular lives. I’m hoping I’m one of the bionic ones.
Am very sorry about the inconvenience to your gossip schedule and will try my best to voodoo and feng shui everything I can out of my cells for quick healing. I’ve been ginseng-loading on the Squawking Chicken’s soup all week.
Please note however that Sasha’s fashion posts will still be up on LifeStyle later today – check back later this morning/early afternoon.
But… if you’d like to do some gossip homework…
Here are a few suggestions:
Read the full Jennifer Lawrence profile in Vanity Fair. I’ve just finished it and… we have a LOT to talk about… after you come out the coma that was induced by the series of eyerolls you’ll experience while making your way through it. Let me give you a taste:
Though Chris Martin, at 37, is 13 years Jennifer's senior, it's not surprising that she may have fallen for him. For one thing, she loves music--she played the oboe in middle school. "I can't really remember how to play anymore," she confessed.
WHO DOESN’T LOVE MUSIC?
And if that’s the case, why isn’t Kanye West in love with Chris Martin?
Next – read Lena Dunham’s book, Not That Kind Of Girl, if you haven’t already. Because she can write. And because even if you don’t agree with her, and even if you find her exhausting, she’s talking about the sh-t we should be talking more about.
Then… read Anne Helen Petersen’s first book, Scandals Of Classic Hollywood. AHP is a gossip. She’s a real life PhD gossip and not some old crusty c-nt who free-barfs all over her blog (me, obvs). The old school gossip is just as dirty and depraved. And she breaks it all down like a business case study. Click here for more information.
If you’d rather watch and not read, I’ve attached a video below. Some of you may have already enjoyed it, and if you have, well, then you understand why I want you to enjoy it again. For those of you who haven’t, I’m putting you on edge for 45 minutes while you sit through a party for Gwyneth Paltrow. Come on. She picked up on a Mozart beat WHILE SHE WAS IN THE WOMB. Why am I justifying this for you?
Finally…if you’re like me and you temporarily can’t use your eyes, there’s a podcast that Duana breathlessly recommended to me that I’ve already become addicted to. It’s from the people who gave us This American Life. And I was supposed to start AFTER my surgery but I cheated and opened it last night instead and now I’m addicted and – yay! – there’s a new installment! Click here but BE WARNED. You will not be able to stop. This is how I imagine it was like when people gathered around the radio in the living room – before we tweeted and swiped and downloaded while watching Scandal and the hockey game at the same time. It’s addictively intimate and warmly nostalgic, like story time in elementary school. With my eyes closed, then, I’ll be picturing us listening together at our virtual gossip daycare.
Hope to be back tomorrow.
But if I’m not…
Have a great weekend! And HAPPY THANKSGIVING Canada!
Yours in gossip,
PS. Thank you so much - AGAIN - for donating to my #FearlessChallenge in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Click here for a refresher on why my challenge was to visit a haunted house . Like I said the other day, it was an old, abandoned home over a 100 years old in the middle of nowhere-f*ck. The guy in the video with me is a spirit-chaser, one of those spirit chasers. By the end of it, I basically begged him to let me go home. And I did get to home, safely (I think).
But for those who are fighting cancer, they have to be fearless every day. The #FearlessChallenge is meant to honour them and to stand with them. Your donations to the #FearlessChallenge are a symbol of solidarity as they face this disease -- and beat it. Thank you for your generosity.
Click here to learn more about the #FearlessChallenge.
And click here to watch the video of me at the haunted house. I'm not embedding it on my blog. You understand.