Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dear Gossips,


Good luck or bad luck? The Chinese Squawking Chicken says it’s OK, especially for those working in creative industries. Does that mean we’ll have a good day for gossip? Maybe George Clooney will pick more fights with people.

Mimi released her new single The Art Of Letting Go yesterday. And I spent the whole day telling people to “Go to Mimi on your contact, press delete”. The problem with this song is that she doesn’t bring it home. You expect it to be one of those old school jams where she really gives’er on the chorus right? Well, it never comes. What she does instead is drop vocabulary. The Art Of Letting Go … of Mimi’s favourite words is what she should have called it. Quick sample: trifling, exceedingly, audacity. I bet you she tried to fit “bleak” in there and couldn’t find room.

Click here to listen if you haven’t already.

Yours in gossip,


I wrote a book

November 12, 2013 20:38:53 Posted at November 12, 2013 20:38:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Shameless self-promotion here but this was the deadline I’ve been referring to. I was writing a book. I WROTE A BOOK!  The book is called "Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter To Do? A Memoir (Sort Of)”. So now you know who the true star is here: the Chinese Squawking Chicken. Full Story

Gwyneth’s weekend with RDJ

November 12, 2013 20:32:02 Posted at November 12, 2013 20:32:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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And Jason Bateman and Joel Silver and Reese Witherspoon and Jon Favreau and Maya Rudolph and Gwen and Gavin… Oh and Justin Theroux. But not Jennifer Aniston. I guess she was busy. Because she and G are friends post-Pitt. Proof!  Full Story

Smutty Tingles

November 12, 2013 19:40:41 Posted at November 12, 2013 19:40:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Angelina Jolie’s new horn poster (Dlisted)

Well, she got paid! Obviously! (The Superficial)

Jennifer Lawrence on Miley Cyrus (FishWrapper)

MK and Ashley Olsen something something something about you being too dumb if you think they have it all (Cele|bitchy)

Ethereal Jessica Chastain on the cover of VOGUE (Just Jared)

Miley in wet slick pants (Hollywood Tuna)

How could they do this to Kerry Washington (Amy Grindhouse)

OK Jennifer Lawrence, you can wear the Smarties dress (Pop Sugar)

Uma Thurman in red (Popoholic)

I like the Flintstones hem on this dress (Go Fug Yourself)

Certain Friends Are Gross

November 12, 2013 19:02:32 Posted at November 12, 2013 19:02:32
Duana Posted by Duana

When Lainey asks me to write a Julia Roberts article I tend to know what I’m doing.   Find the most obnoxious comments, squee as I (legitimately) find the most positive spin on them, a winsome wink and a nod at the reader, job done. But this Marie Claire article is not that. It is written by Ryan Murphy, and it is the most fawning, awful, obsequious, grody blowjob and I bet it would embarrass her if she ever read it. Full Story


November 12, 2013 18:04:06 Posted at November 12, 2013 18:04:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Scott Barbour/ Getty

Reality is an asshole. We live in a world where Robsten could not survive but Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne are still happening. Or happening again, depending on how you see it. Rumour has it she took a break from him because he was being a pig over text with other women. Him? HIM? Shocker. Full Story

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Emma Thompson Forgives Helena Bonham-Carter for Affair

November 12, 2013 17:01:18 Posted at November 12, 2013 17:01:18
Dean Posted by Dean
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Thespian drama! How British is this sh*t? Today news has broken that Emma Thompson has forgiven Helena Bonham-Carter for having an affair with Kenneth Branagh. The story goes that back in the ‘90s these three were involved in the most English love triangle since crumpets, marmalade and tea, with Helena and Kenneth boning on the set of Frankenstein, effectively destroying his 6 year marriage to Emma. Full Story

Taking a sh-t on Justin Timberlake’s face

November 12, 2013 16:16:03 Posted at November 12, 2013 16:16:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Those are his words, not mine. Justin Timberlake is one of five men featured in GQ’s Men of the Year issue. And the interview happened just as critics were eviscerating his movie Runner, Runner and Part 2 of The 20/20 Experience. You remember, don’t you? Variety’s headline was “Why Justin Timberlake Should Stop Acting”. Full Story

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Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, and Suri

November 12, 2013 15:25:26 Posted at November 12, 2013 15:25:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey

More information from that deposition is being leaked. In case you missed it, Tom Cruise is suing IN TOUCH for saying he abandoned Suri. Click here for my initial post about it last week. During the deposition, in addition to blaming Scientology for his alleged estrangement from his daughter, the magazine’s lawyers suggested that Tom was so disconnected from Suri that he went to Cameron Diaz’s birthday party instead of being with his child. Full Story

Isn’t it A-n-a-e-s-t-h-e-s-i-a?

November 12, 2013 15:04:12 Posted at November 12, 2013 15:04:12
Duana Posted by Duana

Masters Of Sex Season 1 Episode 7 recap. So. Suppose I told you I was watching this show, um, not on broadcast channels. As such, sometimes there are, er, anomalies. To cut to the chase, this is the first time I’ve seen the credit sequence, and I don’t know if that’s because it’s new as of this episode, or because of other…reasons. Full Story

George wants to be friends with Leo but not Russell Crowe

November 12, 2013 14:47:20 Posted at November 12, 2013 14:47:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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George Clooney called out Leonardo DiCaprio in ESQUIRE for having bullsh-t friends. Click here for a refresher from yesterday. His publicist wants to clarify now however that George wasn’t commenting on Leo’s posse. Rather, it was just about basketball. Full Story