Friday, August 17, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Thank you for all your emails the last couple of days with your reactions to seeing Crazy Rich Asians. I can’t wait for more of you to see it on the weekend…because I really, really want to talk about the mahjong! Let’s talk now, though, about the soundtrack.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 17, 2018 21:09:47 August 17, 2018 21:09:47
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It’s rom-com weekend! So…if you’re going to see Crazy Rich Asians and you still need a rom-com fix afterwards, don’t forget, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, adapted from Jenny Han’s book, is now streaming on Netflix. I’m watching it tonight. I’ll probably have seen it three times by Monday. Full Story

Ben Affleck’s dinner date 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 17, 2018 19:59:28 August 17, 2018 19:59:28
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Ben Affleck celebrated his birthday earlier this week. He had dinner with his kids. Lindsay Shookus wasn’t there. We haven’t seen Lindsay with Ben in a few weeks. Saturday Night Live hasn’t started up again yet so… in theory… she’d have to time to be in LA with him. Full Story

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Mark Wahlberg in Mile 22

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 17, 2018 17:14:59 August 17, 2018 17:14:59
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Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg have enjoyed a productive and mostly successful creative partnership. Berg likes making movies about macho All-American Heroes who Get Things Done while the nerds around them make no meaningful contributions, and Wahlberg likes playing macho All-American Heroes who Get Things Done while the nerds around them make no meaningful contributions. Full Story

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Janet Jackson: for now, forever

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 17, 2018 14:17:05 August 17, 2018 14:17:05
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Janet Jackson has released a new single and accompanying video, her first in three years. The song is “Made for Now”. This is the first thing I listened to when I woke up this morning, angry at my phone for going off at 5am even though that’s when I told it to go off last night. Like you, probably, it’s been a long week, I’ve had a lot to manage at home, at work, at everywhere. Full Story

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The Gospel of Aretha

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 17, 2018 13:39:30 August 17, 2018 13:39:30
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The church gave us Aretha Franklin. No matter how you feel about religion, no matter what church you grew up in or didn’t, that is a fact. Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, is synonymous with spirituality. Studies say that this generation is less spiritual than the last and that we’re done with religion. Full Story