Friday, May 15, 2015

Dear Gossips,

I’m sorry, I can’t stop. Last night before bed, Jacek was watching the news and I had my headphones in, cranked up loud. He was asking me something and I couldn’t hear. Then he tapped me and I still didn’t react. He finally had to shove his face into the side of my head before I noticed.

“Are you creeping Brandon Flowers again?”

What?

I’m obsessed with this album, not unlike how obsessed I was with Taylor Swift’s 1989. Because both are so unapologetically, gleefully POP. The thing with pop, and my relationship to it, is that it came first for me. It was mine. I grew up in an immigrant home. My Chinese parents didn’t have a music library. They didn’t, couldn’t, introduce me to whatever it is you want to call “classic rock”. Pop was on the radio. Pop was what was there for me to discover. Pop was the first love. And it was a door too. Because pop isn’t snobby. Pop doesn’t tell you that you can’t go and learn about punk afterwards and then move on to soul, folk, metal, and on. I’ll never not have an iPod without New Order on it. Or Duran Duran. And in this new interview Brandon Flowers just addressed rumours that he might be collaborating with one of the bands, or both. OMG.

Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. Photos and recap on Monday. Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

I’ll switch with Guy Ritchie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2015 20:41:05 May 15, 2015 20:41:05

Let me leave you with this for the weekend…because this actually distracted me for a few minutes from my obsession with Brandon Flowers. PS. Brandon is performing tonight on Graham Norton. He’s doing I Can Change. OK but back to Charlie Hunnam and his lap. Guy Ritchie posted this on Instagram. Full Story

Emma’s Cannes wedding

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2015 20:30:50 May 15, 2015 20:30:50
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Andreas Rentz/ Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/ Luca Teuchmann/ George Pimentel/ Getty Images

OK so the fashion moment we were waiting for… Emma Stone at the Palais tonight in Cannes... And… Le sigh. Of course. She’s gorgeous. She’s wearing the hell out of it. She’s just so lovely. And I love how playful and fun she was, hamming it up for photographers. Full Story

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Geri gets married

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2015 19:48:17 May 15, 2015 19:48:17
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FameFlynet

A Friday wedding! I love Friday weddings! Probably because we were married on a Friday. Ginger Spice became a wife today. In a very conservative dress. A surprisingly conservative dress. First wedding dresses usually are. Also…um… maybe it has something to do with the gossip around the situation? Christian Horner’s parents reportedly refused to attend. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2015 18:53:19 May 15, 2015 18:53:19

In Cannes? This would be considered OK for a carpet (Dlisted

David Beckham tries to be ugly (Just Jared

Fan Bingbing makes Marchesa tolerable but still… not great (Cele|bitchy

Selena Gomez on social media stress (TooFab

Do you want to throw up? (The Superficial

The cat and the bat (Hollywood Tuna)

Lea Michele + Emma Roberts will make you scream…but maybe not in the way they’re intending (Towleroad

Anna Kendrick isn’t impressed with Princess Charlotte (Pop Sugar

Natalie Never is back

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 15, 2015 18:16:26 May 15, 2015 18:16:26
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Tony Barson/ Getty Images

Back in 2011, when she was campaigning for an Oscar, I dubbed Natalie Portman “Natalie Never” because her combination belly-cuppy pregnancy and aggressive trophy hunting turned me off so hard I couldn’t deal with her at all. A proto-I Can’t Full Story

Emma’s Cannes debut

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2015 17:53:12 May 15, 2015 17:53:12
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Wenn, FameFlynet

Woody Allen’s Irrational Man photo call and presser in Cannes today. And Emma Stone’s Cannes first time. Maybe that’s why Emma went with a cocktail dress? I mean it’s not a gown. But I feel like it’s a dress you might see at a party. And also a lot more formal than we’ve seen from her before at this kind of event. Full Story

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Sad Captain America

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 15, 2015 17:22:33 May 15, 2015 17:22:33
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AKM-GSI/ Splash News

Filming for Captain America: Civil War is underway in Atlanta, and a batch of set photos has popped up showing Chris Evans dressed in a Sad Suit, Looking Sad, and carrying a casket. Who died?! Well, since Emily Van Camp, who plays Sharon Carter, is also present and dressed in black, my guess is Peggy Carter, Cap’s star-crossed love. Full Story

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Jake’s Oscar plans

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2015 16:50:12 May 15, 2015 16:50:12
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Wenn, FameFlynet, Splash News, Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty Images

Jake Gyllenhaal wasn’t at the Palais last night. The jury wasn’t required. Here he is today around town. And pictures of him from opening night on Wednesday looking very smooth in that tux. While Jake had no official engagements to attend on Thursday, he was part of the Weinstein annual Cannes presentation – not necessarily in person but in performance. Full Story

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Slum Bear’s new job

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2015 15:49:30 May 15, 2015 15:49:30
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Childrens Miracle Network/ Corbis/ Splash News

As you’ve heard, JLO’s going to Vegas, officially. The residency begins in January at Planet Hollywood. As I said before, JLO’s a good show. But there aren’t that many hits. So the spectacle might be more important than the songs, you know? The clothing, the makeup, the hair, the choreography. Full Story