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The Swoki lobsters

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 27, 2016 17:42:42 June 27, 2016 17:42:42
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The (debatably unfair) perspective on Taylor Swift has always been that she’s the girl who falls in love in five minutes and the next thing you know she’s ordering her lover’s initials on her stationery and planning the wedding. Full Story

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Justin Timberlake was #Inspired by Jesse Williams

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at June 27, 2016 16:16:26 June 27, 2016 16:16:26
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As Lainey already discussed, Jesse Williams gave the wokest speech in the history of speeches at the BET Awards last night. It was a speech that made me cry, shout, cheer and throw sh-t at my television. It induced urgency, frustration and a call to arms. It was soaked in brutal honesty. Most importantly, it was unapologetically BLACK. Full Story

Beyoncé & Kendrick’s opening Freedom

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 27, 2016 14:04:04 June 27, 2016 14:04:04
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Beyoncé was not announced to perform at the BET Awards last night. As we’ve seen, surprise is her thing. And the song she chose to surprise with to open the show was Freedom. If you’ve been to the Formation tour, you know this performance. It comes near the end and takes place at the end of the Beyoncé runway, in a water pit where B and her dancers thrash around to tight choreography, one of the most exhilarating moments of a two hour spectacle full of exhilarating moments. Full Story

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Swoki: handkissing at dinner

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 24, 2016 15:54:38 June 24, 2016 15:54:38
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Before we get to the glorious gossip gift (alliteration is so earnestly Swoki, non?) that is Swoki Love, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the loser with four names. These comments showed up on Instagram yesterday:  Full Story

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Ben Affleck’s “wife”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 23, 2016 15:40:52 June 23, 2016 15:40:52
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As mentioned in the previous post, Ben Affleck actually sounded pretty lucid during his appearance on Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons before Tom Brady came up in conversation and he felt the need to go full Perry Mason in support of his friend with the potentially shady cell phone. Full Story

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Swoki in Nashville

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 22, 2016 17:12:30 June 22, 2016 17:12:30
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The first couple of dancing like everyone's watching was in Nashville last night and couldn't keep their hands to themselves. Yes. I just wrote a totally cliched sentence. But given that the subjects announced their love while waves crashed on the rocky shores with the wind whipping through their hair during their kiss, isn't that kind of allowed? Selena Gomez's tour stopped in Nashville Tuesday. Full Story