Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dear Gossips, 

Mariah Carey is releasing a new album November 16 called Caution. Which means she’ll be on a promotional push for it through the holidays, her favourite season. Her own season. The first two songs off the album, “GTFO” and “With You”, didn’t do much. A third song, “The Distance”, dropped last night. It’s the best of the three so far. I’m not sure it hits that sweet spot, for me at least, but it’s definitely the strongest out of what we’ve gotten to date. I do have some questions though…

“The Distance” is about having a love that’s stronger than the haters. Like when you’re in love so hard, it’s the two of you against the world, and you think, you believe, there’s no doubt in your minds that you’re going to make it. When I was listening to it this morning, I tried to remember when I’ve ever seen Mimi in that kind of relationship. Like all-consuming, obsessive love. Say what you will, for example, about Cardi B and Offset, but there’s no doubt, she is infatuated with him. Same goes for Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin. And definitely Prince Harry, there’s no doubt how he feels about Meghan Markle. That’s the intensity that “The Distance” is about. So… which one of Mimi’s relationships has been that way? 

Mimi is currently on tour in Asia. Yesterday she posted a video from Taipei of her and Dembabies making dumplings. Monroe and Moroccan are getting old enough now where they can’t help but troll each other, take jabs at every opportunity. In this one, Roc is making fun of Roe for thinking they’re online, or something. Mimi has no idea what they’re up to because part of growing up is that you start creating your own space, space for your own secrets, your own language, your own world. And by the time they become teenagers they’re basically like aliens. What is Mimi going to be like with two teenagers in the house?! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Yours in gossip,

Lainey 
 

Tessa and her Chris 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 18, 2018 14:31:38 October 18, 2018 14:31:38
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If there’s anyone who could make me re-evaluate my Chris rankings, it’s Tessa Thompson. Pine is still my number one but watching Tessa and Chris Hemsworth hang out while shooting the new Men in Black is really strengthening Hemsworth’s stock. He only slightly edged out his brother Liam as my best Hemsworth after Thor: Ragnorok, thanks again to Tessa (and Taika Waititi), so this is high praise from me. Full Story

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What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2018 19:42:15 October 17, 2018 19:42:15

Is it considered an act of violence to throw food in someone’s face? I suppose it matters, what kind of food. This reminds me of the new season of American Vandal and the “Fruit Ninja”. I’m only two episodes in. Don’t tell me what happens. For some reason, I’m having such a hard time bingeing TV this year. Full Story

Pusha’s side

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 17, 2018 19:31:19 October 17, 2018 19:31:19
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The tea is hot and the plot is THICK. Pusha Tea is delivering on his nickname once again. On Monday, I wrote about Drake’s version of the events leading up to best rap beef of summer ‘18 (I’m putting Cardi and Nicki squarely in the fall season). Full Story

Harry & Meghan Day 2: hugs, rain, and banana bread

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2018 18:57:49 October 17, 2018 18:57:49
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were in Dubbo today. As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, there’s been two years of drought in Dubbo and it rained on the day that the Sussexes visited. Which is why the headlines have been all about how Harry and Royal Meghan are makin’ it rain on a community that much needs it. Full Story

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Busy Philipps’s gossipy book 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2018 16:36:19 October 17, 2018 16:36:19
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Busy Philipps’s book, This Will Only Hurt a Little, came out yesterday. I can’t wait to read it this weekend. And I was trying to avoid reading the excerpts but some of these are so good that it’s impossible to look away. This is a gossipy book because Busy is a gossipy person – a redundant statement since we all gossip and they, celebrities, gossip more than they admit to, but that’s also what we love about Busy: she’s never pretended to be above it and when given the opportunity, she will f-cking serve it. Full Story

Natalie Portman: “gossip well”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2018 15:53:11 October 17, 2018 15:53:11
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Natalie Portman was honoured at Variety’s Power of Women event last Friday alongside Tiffany Haddish, Emma Gonzalez, Regina King, and Lena Waithe. She said something during her remarks that I really appreciate and Natalie Portman hasn’t, in the past, exactly been an all-star on this site. Full Story

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