Friday, December 14, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Let’s open today with Zendaya, because it’s been a minute. She’s kept a pretty low profile the second half of the year, spending most of it working on Spider-Man: Far From Home. Last night she attended the worldwide launch of new jewelry brand, Âme in LA and… well… she made it worth the wait.  Read Full Intro

Best of 2018: Peter Noah Kavinsky Centineo 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at December 14, 2018 20:32:13 December 14, 2018 20:32:13
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Lainey asked me whether or not Noah Centineo belongs in the Best or Worst category of 2018 and without hesitation I said “BEST.” Peter Kavinsky was 100% one of the highlights of 2018. The character that Jenny Han created is one of the best rom-com boyfriends of all time. In the weeks and months after To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before started streaming, it felt like the only things people were tweeting, meme-ing and/or GIF-ing about were Peter Kavinsky and his love for Lara Jean. Full Story

Best of 2018: Hannah Gadsby

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 14, 2018 19:58:21 December 14, 2018 19:58:21
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Hannah Gadsby burst onto the international stage this year with her blistering not-comedy special Nanette. It feels like Nanette came out nine years ago because we live in a nightmare time warp where everything is happening all of the time, but it’s just been six months since Gadsby gave us a new lexicon for talking about trauma and comedy and processing trauma with comedy. Full Story

Top 10 Movies of 2018

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 14, 2018 19:37:08 December 14, 2018 19:37:08
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2018 was a good year for film—a REALLY good year. Narrowing down a Top 10 was difficult and came down to which films left the biggest mark, whether it be creating a cultural phenomenon or lingering in my mind for the better part of a year. I looked for films I found myself recommending over and over, and the ones I couldn’t wait to revisit. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, December 14, 2018

Maria Posted by Maria at December 14, 2018 18:31:35 December 14, 2018 18:31:35
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He’s not jumping on a couch, but Chris Pratt is declaring his love in a big way. I would like to draw your attention to the bottom right corner; Katherine is holding a wooden Jesus plaque. Do you think he whittled it for her? He must have, why else would he have included it in the montage. Full Story

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A Quiet Place (and Team Blunt) cranks up the volume

Joanna Posted by Joanna at December 14, 2018 17:45:12 December 14, 2018 17:45:12
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Chris Pratt hosted a special screening of A Quiet Place in LA on Wednesday with John Krasinski. It’s not like their friendship is a secret; they’re super bro-y on Instagram and support each other’s charity efforts. Plus, Chris was so taken with A Quiet Place that back in April, he recorded a reaction video from his car that John later laughed about on Seth Meyers Full Story

Janet Jackson: Hall of Fame…finally

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2018 16:46:03 December 14, 2018 16:46:03
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It was announced yesterday that Janet Jackson will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. Finally. And this is good news, of course. But it’s also an opportunity to talk about why it’s late news. Because Janet has been eligible for induction since 2007. She wasn’t nominated until 2016. Full Story

Kanye vs Drake, the saga continues

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at December 14, 2018 16:02:20 December 14, 2018 16:02:20
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As Lainey mentioned in her intro, The Social: Year in Gossip airs tonight in primetime on CTV.  We shot it last week. It was the last show I produced on my last day at The Social. It’s a recap of all the scandal, fashion, romance, and drama of the past year. Full Story

Harry & Meghan’s year-end fireworks

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2018 15:11:31 December 14, 2018 15:11:31
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Those fireworks could be a metaphor for, well, everything: their intense relationship, falling in love quickly, getting engaged and married, the drama around the wedding, the major publicity around the pregnancy to kick off their first overseas tour, and the recent gossip about the supposed tension between the royal courts. Full Story

Casual Cambridges …but no Lupo

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2018 14:31:40 December 14, 2018 14:31:40
Matt Porteous/ Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace released the photo that’s featured on the Cambridges’ Christmas Card today and look at Big G in his big boy pants! Royal boys, as you know, are supposed to wear shorts until, I dunno, some prescribed age like… 7? 8? 10? That’s why little Louis Trey is in shorts, with tights. Full Story