Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Cannes 2019 isn’t over yet but the festival’s biggest story is and will likely continue to be Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood. So the Cannes love affair with QT continues. They adore him there and, apparently, since the reviews have been outstanding so far, he’s delivered on the Croisette once again.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 23, 2019 20:43:13 May 23, 2019 20:43:13
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It was reported recently that Princess Kate’s nickname for Charlotte is “Lottie”. My first reaction to that was… really? Like the Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh song? You people are probably too young to remember but it’s a f-cking CLASSIC. And for a long, long time I thought it was “Lottie Dottie, we like to party”. Full Story

Brad & Leo side by side

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 23, 2019 19:58:23 May 23, 2019 19:58:23
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Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Quentin Tarantino cover the new Esquire promoting Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. This was my first takeaway from the interview – and it relates to Brad and Leo talking about Luke Perry. Here’s the quote: LD: And for that matter, you know, Luke Perry! [Perry plays Scott Lancer, another fictitious TV actor. Full Story

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Why do we love Westeros and Avengers?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 23, 2019 19:08:01 May 23, 2019 19:08:01
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Over the last decade, twin forces emerged to fuel the pop culture realm of film and television: the Avengers and Game of Thrones. This is the decade that saw the rise of binge watching, a new Batman AND a new Superman, and the return of motherf-cking Star Wars, and yet the biggest things to happen in film and TV was that the C-list superhero team and a densely plotted fantasy show rich in lore and backstory took over our cinematic culture. Full Story

Game over: Marion Cotillard’s outrageous outfit has won Cannes

Joanna Posted by Joanna at May 23, 2019 18:27:27 May 23, 2019 18:27:27
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, and Brad Pitt may have brought the throwback glamour to Cannes, but it’s Marion Cotillard who completely stole the show and the festival in my eyes. The photos and background reactions of her in a midriff-baring Balmain look at the premiere of Xavier Dolan’s Matthias et Maxime are something ELSE. Full Story

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Celebrity Social Media, May 23, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at May 23, 2019 17:30:13 May 23, 2019 17:30:13

This is the first photo Miranda Lambert has posted of her husband since the wedding announcement in February (it’s the last photo in the album). They’ve been married 4 months on May 26. Do you think they celebrate monthly anniversaries? For sure.          Full Story

Show Your Work: Riverdale Writer Michael Grassi Takes Us To School

Duana Posted by Duana at May 23, 2019 16:55:48 May 23, 2019 16:55:48

He’s a real-live showrunner! This week’s Show Your Work is a special pleasure for both of us; for me, because our guest, Michael Grassi, is not just a writer and co-executive producer on Riverdale AND the showrunner of the upcoming CW show Katy Keene, also based on a character from the Archie Comics universe – but also a good friend of mine who’s been in the writer trenches with me for years. Full Story

Natalie Never Dated Moby

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 23, 2019 15:51:44 May 23, 2019 15:51:44
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(Lainey: this piece was written by guest contributor Jessica Goldstein. Jessica is currently the Culture Editor for ThinkProgress and she’s written for Vulture and The Washington Post. That’s how I met Jessica – she wrote a profile on me and for WaPo last year Full Story

Scent of a Bieber

Maria Posted by Maria at May 23, 2019 14:00:18 May 23, 2019 14:00:18

I’ve been writing about the intersection of celebrity and lifestyle for a few years, back when Goop and The Honest Company were the two big players, and celebrity clothing lines (like House of Dereon and Sweetface) were literally out of style. The late 2000s is when branching out to other kinds of products – décor, alcohol, eye glasses, hair products, cookware – seemed like a good idea. Full Story