Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dear Gossips,

It was great seeing Sinead Burke sitting front row at the Gucci show in Milan yesterday and wearing Gucci, obviously. Sinead was also all over London Fashion Week last week. Here she is hanging out with Victoria Beckham:


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And here she is at the British Vogue party – you’ll note in her caption that she’s all about Succession… and fashion, shouting out Daniel Lismore’s TED Talk about why clothes can be important and an extension of identity. 


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Speaking of British Vogue, that’s where I first knew of Sinead as she was one of the “Forces For Change” featured on the cover of the September issue, guest-edited by Meghan of House Sussex and when I wrote about Sinead last summer, many of you shared that that was also how you found about her. And her profile has, clearly, been steadily rising ever since with appearances on late night US talk shows, an interview with Vogue Brasil, on top of her previous partnership with Burberry, and now Gucci is obviously interested in working with her, oh and she was front row at Max Mara too. 

This is not what the front row at a fashion week presentation used to look like. And it could, of course, be a lot more inclusion. But there is movement. And Sinead is part of it. 

Yours in gossip,


Are you obsessed with McMillions?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 20, 2020 15:11:33 February 20, 2020 15:11:33

I am OBSESSED with McMillions. I loved it two years ago when it was a dramatic long read on The Daily Beast, and now that it is a documentary series I adore it even more. In case you’ve been under a rock for the last few weeks, McMillions is an HBO docuseries about the McDonald’s Monopoly scandal, in which a security specialist stole almost all the winning game pieces from McDonald’s popular 1990s Monopoly giveaway game, which included prizes like Dodge Vipers and a one million dollar cash prize. Full Story

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Dear Gossips,

One of the unexpected stars to emerge from this recent award season was not, technically, a star at all. But she definitely is now. Award season is over but we are still obsessed with Sharon Choi, right? Not surprisingly, after Parasite’s successful Oscar run, everyone wanted to talk to Sharon.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2020 22:14:50 February 19, 2020 22:14:50
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I have questions. How is “stunt porn” different from regular porn? Isn’t all porn… stunty? Like all porn is made to be watched and accessed, to elicit a reaction, right? Why I am I dedicating valuable brain time thinking about this? This would be the “stunt porn” that happened at a library and everybody is offended. Full Story

Duana Names: Embrace The Clonk

Duana Posted by Duana at February 19, 2020 21:17:29 February 19, 2020 21:17:29
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Dear Duana, Before finding out we were having a girl, we had two very solid boy names selected which, although I am very excited to be having a girl, am a little bummed I will not be using these names I love so much. The first is Jack Wallace (Jack after my PopPop) and the second Jonathan Rupert (Jonathan after my cousin who passed away of cancer some years ago). Full Story

Lizzo & Harry Styles: The Internet’s New Favourite

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2020 20:53:11 February 19, 2020 20:53:11
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The BRIT Awards happened in London last night and I’m not talking about anyone else’s fashion other than Lizzo because… LIZZO. Everything Lizzo. All the outfits. But especially when she decided she was a snack. THE snack. Levels, as they say in England. Levels. Lizzo owns all the levels. Full Story

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Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Downhill

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 19, 2020 19:55:54 February 19, 2020 19:55:54
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Poor Downhill. If ever there was an example of the dangers of remaking a nearly perfect foreign-language film into English, it is the case of Downhill. Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure is a pitch-black comedy that is almost pure drama, about a family that crumbles when faced with a staggering act of cowardice. Full Story

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Celebrity Social Media, February 19, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at February 19, 2020 18:27:59 February 19, 2020 18:27:59
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The read of the day is Vulture’s Anonymous in Hollywood, tales from assistants in NYC and LA. All of the players work in entertainment (film, TV, news) and some of the stories (assistants lasting no longer than 3 months) sound typically nightmarish, but even more diabolical is the boss who made their assistant drive across town for ice. Full Story

House Sussex: royal or not? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2020 18:03:34 February 19, 2020 18:03:34

Since Sussexit was confirmed last month, much speculation has focused on whether or not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be able to keep “Sussex Royal” as their brand. Prince Harry will always be a prince. House Sussex, which includes Harry, Meghan, and Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, will always be part of the British royal family. Full Story

Matt Damon’s mullet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2020 16:28:04 February 19, 2020 16:28:04
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As noted in the previous post, Ben Affleck is currently promoting The Way Back. When that’s done, he’ll likely return to production on The Last Duel, alongside Matt Damon. It’s scheduled to be released at Christmas which is ambitious. Because Christmas movies are either for the box office or for the Oscars. Full Story

Ben Affleck comes back with a comeback movie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2020 15:09:44 February 19, 2020 15:09:44
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Ben Affleck’s new film, The Way Back, comes out in a month. He plays a former high school basketball player who’s lost everything to addiction and is finding his “way back” by coaching the team from his alma mater. Obviously he knows something about his character, Jack Cunningham. Full Story