Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Last night I hosted the first #AudibleBookClub in Canada featuring Rachael Allen’s book A Taxonomy Of Love. Rachael came in from Atlanta to join us and one of the biggest highlights of the night, for me, was introducing Rachael to Sahara, 16, a big fan of young adult fiction, and a big, big, big fan of A Taxonomy Of Love.  Read Full Intro

Beyoncé: more dates, more photos

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 21, 2018 19:47:08 March 21, 2018 19:47:08
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The last time we saw Beyoncé was on the weekend, at the Wearable Art Gala to receive a reward but, really, to honour Miss Tina. There were a couple of low-quality fan videos updated to social media of Beyoncé that night. Full Story

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt Release Found/Tonight

Duana Posted by Duana at March 21, 2018 19:06:05 March 21, 2018 19:06:05

Last week I almost caused a traffic accident. We were on a four-hour drive and had been listening to Hamilton for about an hour and a half, but then in the middle of Act 2, the thing that happens happened. Which I have never made it through without crying, even though I know it’s coming. I started sobbing so hard I couldn’t see and had to blindly stab at the volume button to have a prayer of driving properly. Full Story

Smutty Social Media, March 21, 2018

Maria Posted by Maria at March 21, 2018 17:42:20 March 21, 2018 17:42:20

Chris Evans isn’t on Instagram… yet. He should join. I’m actually curious as to why he hasn’t as he’s pretty active on Twitter. The new Avengers movie would be the perfect reason. Not that it needs the promotion. I don’t have Instagram. All accounts are fake. Full Story

Tiffany Haddish and some other people

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 21, 2018 17:24:49 March 21, 2018 17:24:49
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Tiffany Haddish, as Duana noted after the Oscars, is a Star. She has It. When Tiffany Haddish is around, all you want to be looking at or listening to is Tiffany Haddish. And she is beginning to have projects built around her, as Stars do, including one called The Kitchen. Full Story

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T’Challa and Pepper

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 21, 2018 16:10:27 March 21, 2018 16:10:27
Donato Sardella/ Stefanie Keenan/ Han Myung-Gu/ Albert L. Ortega/ Samir Hussein/ Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

Chadwick Boseman and Gwyneth Paltrow were also at the THR Power Stylists event last night. I wrote about THR’s 2018 list earlier today and G’s stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, who also works with Saoirse Ronan, is ranked 2nd Full Story

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Can’t catch Jeremy Renner

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 21, 2018 15:17:35 March 21, 2018 15:17:35

One of the more high-concept (mainstream) comedies in the works is Tag, based on the idiotic but true story of a bunch of guys who played a game of tag for thirty years. Any story that wacky is destined to be optioned, and indeed, the rights were snapped up and now we have the first trailer for Tag, the movie about a bunch of guys playing tag. Full Story

Cardi B and #MeToo in hip-hop

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at March 21, 2018 14:36:00 March 21, 2018 14:36:00
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Cardi B does not fit the mold of the “perfect victim.” The “perfect victim” is not an ex-stripper. She’s not a woman of colour. She doesn’t dress the way Cardi B dresses or talks the way Cardi B talks. We’ve seen it time and time again in sexual assault cases and Lainey has written about it on multiple occasions– victims must be perfectly chaste and obedient or rich or famous or white before anyone starts to pay attention. Full Story