Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dear Gossips,

It was confirmed yesterday that Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show on February 3 in Atlanta. A safe choice. As many have said, it’s a milquetoast choice. It’s an inoffensive choice. This tweet pretty much sums it up:

 

 

And that’s exactly what the NFL thinks it needs: no clear lines, no edges, no heat. 

The heat, however, may come in the form of special guests. Already Billboard is reporting that Cardi B and Travis Scott are “on the short list” as guest performers. And there could be more. Because while the selection of Maroon 5 isn’t surprising or unexpected, it’s also not all that exciting, especially considering that they’re going to be in Atlanta, with its thriving music scene. In that sense, I wonder if Maroon 5 is going to be like how it was with Coldplay in 2016. Coldplay was, allegedly, the Super Bowl halftime headliner. They ended up being the backup band for Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. 

In other legitimately thrilling news – Serial is back! If you haven’t heard, two new episodes were released today and it’s an entire season about Cleveland’s criminal court system. I cannot wait to drive home from work later. It’s the only time I WANT the traffic to be bad.  

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Sex and the City: The Instagram Years

Maria Posted by Maria at September 20, 2018 13:49:34 September 20, 2018 13:49:34
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In honour of the Emmys, Vogue posted this throwback photo. A good choice, right? Sarah Jessica Parker “liked” it. When this photo was taken in 1999, HBO was the be-all and end-all of prestige TV. Sex and the City was provocative and a cause for panic (like the Who Needs a Husband? Time Magazine cover Full Story

What Else? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 19, 2018 21:33:33 September 19, 2018 21:33:33

Remember the Emmys proposal? How could you forget? It was probably the most-talked-about moment of the show. I was more excited about Leslie Jones’s reaction. Now it’s been a couple of days though… can we talk about this without the emotion? How practical are these kinds of proposals? The ones that happen at a sporting event or anytime it’s in front of a huge crowd. Full Story

Can Roma break through? 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 19, 2018 21:20:55 September 19, 2018 21:20:55
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Rich Fury/ Tara Ziemba/ Rodin Eckenroth/ Getty Images

(Lainey: the Oscar race is shaping up. Yesterday Variety listed ten possible contenders now that the Telluride, Venice, and Toronto film festivals have happened. Roma is on everyone’s list for the best films of the year. It will begin streaming on Netflix in December and will also have a limited theatrical release. Full Story

Kit Harington keeps his hair

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 19, 2018 20:46:50 September 19, 2018 20:46:50
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Kit Harington is still wearing his Jon Snow hair. He had it for his wedding and at the time, back in June, it was because even though most cast members had already wrapped on Game of Thrones forever, and the wrap party had already happened at that point, he was still shooting. Full Story

Harry Styles and baby animals 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at September 19, 2018 19:59:43 September 19, 2018 19:59:43
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Instagram/ Gucci

Harry Styles is one of the faces of Gucci and his new campaign features little baby farm animals and their 2019 men’s tailoring collection. He’s done this to us before – pandered to the general public’s love of small furry things and a hot man in suits. He did it with puppies and cupcakes in a music video Full Story

Smutty Social Media, September 19, 2018

Maria Posted by Maria at September 19, 2018 17:57:08 September 19, 2018 17:57:08
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Twitter

Duana wrote about Kirsten Dunst and Landry at the Emmys – I agree with every single point. They definitely left early, they definitely stopped for burgers, and they definitely ate them while watching the playback to see if they could find themselves crouching in the background after losing their seats. Full Story

Jessica Simpson’s Pink Wave

Maria Posted by Maria at September 19, 2018 16:11:33 September 19, 2018 16:11:33
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The Mega Agency, 247PAPS.TV/ Splash News

The gender reveal is like the “surprise album drop” for the Minivan Majority – they can’t get enough of it. It’s so prevalent that even celebrities can only come up with so many ways to reveal pink or blue: balloons, cutting into a cake, hitting a baseball, shooting confetti out of a cannon. Full Story

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