Monday, October 22, 2018

Dear Gossips, 

I mentioned last week that I was worried about my binge bone, like maybe it had stopped working because I have so many shows paused through two or three episodes. Well. Not a problem anymore. All it took was a mandatory weekend of rest and Elite on Netflix. I started on Friday night and finished by Saturday afternoon, and then I started yelling at everyone else in my life to get on it so we could obsess together. 

F-cking Netflix and their magical algorithm. It’s not just that they’re making sh-t that you want to watch, it’s also that they’re releasing the sh-t they make that you want to watch WHEN you want to watch it. I don’t think I would have been as into Elite if it was, say, May or June. But this is October. Most of us of a certain generation, raised on a certain pop culture education, still have that one-month-into-school muscle memory. I call it my 90210 muscle memory. Which is my touchpoint to Elite and not some of the other teen shows it’s been compared to, although Elite draws from the formula that all of those other series leaned into. As Lu says in one of the early episodes, new blood changes an ecosystem – the Walshes, the Humphreys, Ryan Atwood. There are often siblings involved. One of the hot guys always has daddy issues, often criminal daddy issues. Sometimes the daddy ends up faking his death by explosion and entering the Witness Protection Program. All of it is ridiculous. And delicious. The first season of Elite is as delicious as any of its beloved predecessors. And I now intend to spend any free time I have writing fan-fiction about Omar and Ander. 


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OMG, stop. Between the cast of Elite and all the shipping that’s happening and our complicated relationship with Kathleen Zellner on Part 2 of Making a Murderer, aka Kathleen Zellner shows the sh-t out of her work, I’m having a hard time leaving my TV. Which has always been how I remember this time of year. 

Yours in gossip,


Friday, October 19, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Something really exciting happened this week: Judy Blume has finally agreed to have Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret turned into a movie. Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen, a movie I loved) will write the screenplay and direct.  Read Full Intro

What Else? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 19, 2018 19:32:36 October 19, 2018 19:32:36

Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner got married and now I’m looking forward to how the #Kaylor shippers will rationalise this wedding. Maybe the wedding was a cover for the fact that Karlie and Taylor Swift recently brought home their adopted baby and they needed the media to be distracted. Full Story

Naomi Osaka’s Birthday Bae

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 19, 2018 19:17:12 October 19, 2018 19:17:12

Naomi Osaka turned 21 on Tuesday. What do you get a 21-year-old who beat the GOAT at the US Open? If you’re Ellen DeGeneres, you get her crush– MY Michael Bae Jordan—to send her a shirtless photo. I stan a generous King. The last time I wrote about Naomi and Michael B Jordan, he was surprising her with a personalized video message Full Story

Harry & Meghan Day 4: barefoot on the beach

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 19, 2018 18:48:28 October 19, 2018 18:48:28
Wenn, Backgrid, The Mega Agency, Saeed Khan/ Kevin Mazur/ KCA2013/ Getty Images

Is it only Day 4 of this tour? It feels long for me, can you imagine how it feels for them?  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were back in Sydney today and started their Friday schedule with a visit to Bondi Beach where they kicked off their shoes and walked barefoot in the sand and sat in an energy circle with members from OneWave to talk about mental health. Full Story

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Robert and Orlando honour Katy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 19, 2018 17:48:44 October 19, 2018 17:48:44
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Katy Perry was honoured by amfAR last night in LA with the Courage Award, recognising her “profound commitment to the fight against AIDS, as well as countless other humanitarian causes”. Her boyfriend, Orlando Bloom, was there. And so was her rumoured boyfriend, for years, Robert Pattinson. Full Story

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Smutty Social Media, October 19, 2018

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 19, 2018 16:43:40 October 19, 2018 16:43:40

Julia Roberts is working with Alexi Lubomirski again. He’s the photographer who shot Prince Harry and Royal Meghan for their engagement and wedding portraits. Also Julia wants to have lunch with you and send you shopping. Rodeo Drive. And “big mistake, huge”. I mean… after all these years, it still works on me. Full Story

Zayn’s fingers

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 19, 2018 15:31:36 October 19, 2018 15:31:36

That sounds dirtier than I intended. Zayn Malik has a new single called “Fingers” and it’s all angst-ridden and rife for interpretation. The song isn’t great but I wish it was because the lyrics are perfect for 2018. Full Story

It’s not all Gaga

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 19, 2018 14:57:32 October 19, 2018 14:57:32

A Star is Born is a big movie. It has emerged as the Oscar Best Picture frontrunner – for now. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will receive multiple nominations. But that doesn’t mean that they’re running away with it. And they shouldn’t run away with it. Anybody running away with anything is no fun for anyone. Full Story

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