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Yara & Chanel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 24, 2018 17:21:55 January 24, 2018 17:21:55
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It’s Paris Fashion Week right now. Chanel presented yesterday. And Yara Shahidi was there, wearing Chanel, of course, and pair of plastic boots which look great on her but that’s because she’s Yara. These are not boots for everyone, Karl. Speaking of Karl, Yara is obviously on his radar. Full Story

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Dear Gossips,

I’m so excited for tonight. Tonight is the series premiere of grown-ish, which is the spin-off of black-ish, a show I love SO MUCH, starring Yara Shahidi as Zoe Johnson who goes off to university. And, of course, many people, including creator Kenya Barris, are comparing it to A Different World. As he told Vanity Fair:  

A Different World, for me, was in a lot of ways responsible for me going to college,” Barris admitted. “I wanted to go to a black college, and I wanted to get out of Los Angeles. It’s just a natural part of all of our journeys, that idea of leaving home.” 

So even though black-ish took Kenya’s career to the next level, it sounds like, right now, grown-ish is the series that he wants to define his work around: 

“For me, personally, this show matters more career-wise than Black-ish,” Barris said. “It’s not my family story. This is, contemporarily, a little bit in its own lane. I’m very, very excited about it, but it is scary.”

This is a big statement, to say that grown-ish “matters more career-wise” than the one that is the hit network TV comedy, nominated for all kinds of awards, consistently a ratings performer and a critics’ favourite. But this is a series about the “generation coming of age in Donald Trump’s America”. And we’ve seen both the influence and the statement that Teen Vogue has made on and about a rising class of young people, in particular young women, with something to say and a desire to learn. Grown-ish hopes to be the television series manifestation of that movement, centred around, as Yara Shahidi describes to Vanity Fair, “an imperfect woman of colour who still thrives”, surrounded by a diverse cast, both in background and in thought, all of them aiming to explore what it means to on the cusp of adulthood right now. 

I can’t f-cking wait. Set your PVR for a series recording!

Yours in gossip,


Show Your Work: Prince William – laziness or self-preservation? And how can marriage “work” in Hollywood?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 20, 2017 20:13:51 March 20, 2017 20:13:51
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I told Duana at the top of this week’s episode of Show Your Work that I never thought that we’d be kicking off one of our shows with Prince William. But here we are, doing a podcast about Work, so how can we not talk about the future King of England whose work ethic and productivity has been increasingly questioned? The Guardian published an extensive piece the other day about London Bridge Full Story

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Yara Shahidi: spinoff please

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 30, 2017 21:20:02 January 30, 2017 21:20:02

If you’re a regular visitor here at LaineyGossip, you know how much I love black-ish. If you’re new to this site, please know that I love black-ish, SO MUCH. Black-ish is about the Johnsons, their kids, and their extended family. Bow and Dre have four kids, with one on the way, so with such a big cast, we don’t get to spend much time with each of the children individually, which is another reason why the show is so great because even still, every character is fully formed and individual. Full Story

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Glamour's all-star stage

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2016 17:54:22 November 15, 2016 17:54:22
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Glamour's Women of the Year event concluded last night with a tribute to Hillary Clinton as many of the celebrity and activist attendees, including Shonda Rhimes, Elizabeth Banks, Adam Scott, Zendaya Full Story

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Yara’s Emmy repeats

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 19, 2016 16:14:59 September 19, 2016 16:14:59
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If I had my pick of any Emmy dress last night, for my own personal style, it would be Yara Shahidi’s dress. Worn with my silver stacked combat boots and a really tight topknot. The question is: would I wear it two nights in a row? On Saturday, Yara wore a very similar dress to the BAFTA Tea Party. Full Story

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Black-ish at the TCAs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 5, 2016 15:22:23 August 5, 2016 15:22:23
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I think I’ve made it pretty clear here on this site how much I love Black-ish. It’s my favourite comedy. It takes up space that I don’t give out easily on the PVR. Jacek and I watch Black-ish together every week. He actually gets pissed if he’s out and I start it without him. Full Story

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dear Gossips,

I have pre-set recordings for probably a dozen shows. Mostly I try to catch up on all of it on the weekend. There are exceptions though. Game Of Thrones I always watch on the night. And Black-ish has become a show I watch as close to the air date as possible.  Read Full Intro