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Prince Harry’s first Father’s Day

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 17, 2019 14:41:52 June 17, 2019 14:41:52
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Chris Jackson/ Getty Images

House Sussex – Meghan Markle, really – continues to flex on social media, grammar aside. For Father’s Day yesterday, it was another major exclusive: a new shot of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in the arms of his sire, Prince Harry. Full Story

Bradley & Irina: it’s over

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 7, 2019 15:45:47 June 7, 2019 15:45:47
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Backgrid, Splash News

Weren’t we being bread-crumbed to this point all week? I think “bread-crumbing” means something else entirely in the Tinder age but I’m talking about gossip rollout and how, for the last few days, the sourcing and the leaks have brought us to this point: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are no more. Full Story

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Brad’s Dad Life

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 6, 2019 14:46:49 June 6, 2019 14:46:49
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Us Weekly

Last week, Brad Pitt was seen in Venice with his friend, Thomas Houseago, all about that art life. But it also happened to be Shiloh Jolie Pitt’s 13th birthday and we learned later that Angelina took Shiloh and the other kids, along with some friends, to celebrate at an escape room Full Story

Master Archie receives the Cambridges

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2019 14:37:53 May 15, 2019 14:37:53
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WPA Pool/ Getty Images

Prince William and Catherine visited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle yesterday at Frogmore Cottage for their first visit with Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. That’s all we know. The only statement released by the royals about it was that “it was a private visit”. Obviously this isn’t going to shut down rumours of a rift between House Cambridge and House Sussex but, right now, the UK media is focusing its venom solely on Meghan herself, still bothered by how she masterfully rolled out Master Archie’s introduction last week Full Story

Taylor Swift + Game of Thrones 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 10, 2019 15:12:12 May 10, 2019 15:12:12
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Peggy Sirota for EW

Taylor Swift covers the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. This is basically a takeover. Taylor is a huge get for EW. They’ve dedicated several features in addition to the cover story to Swift content. And it’s a proper magazine interview – not an essay she’s written about herself, not another celebrity interviewing her, it’s conventional, it’s a departure from her “no comment” pose during the reputation era or, rather, a return to how it was before the reputation era. Full Story

The Friday Breakup Dump

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 22, 2019 17:52:17 April 22, 2019 17:52:17
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Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images

It’s a move we don’t see too often anymore and much of that has to do with social media – there is no longer weekend downtime, we are locked in 24 hours of every day, not just Monday to Friday. So in a way, there’s no sense in burying your news right before a weekend since nobody really slows down. Full Story

Taylor Swift on the TIME 100

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 17, 2019 17:07:32 April 17, 2019 17:07:32
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Pari Dukovic for TIME

Taylor Swift is one of the TIME 100 for 2019. Shawn Mendes wrote the feature.  .@ShawnMendes: “The magic of @taylorswift13 doesn’t come from the lights, dancers or fireworks (although all of that is incredible) but from the electrifying connection that she has with the people who are there to see her” #TIME100 Full Story

The Avenging Taylor Swift

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 15, 2019 15:37:06 April 15, 2019 15:37:06
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Presley Ann/ Getty Images

Taylor Swift is counting down to something. There’s a countdown clock on her website. Her social channels the last few days are all pointing to “4.26”. The obvious would be new music, six months before she’s known to prefer to release new music, in the fall, but now that she has a new record deal, maybe in the new era, Taylor’s time is April. Full Story

House Cambridge: no gossip is the gossip

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 1, 2019 14:24:26 April 1, 2019 14:24:26
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Karwai Tang/ Getty Images

Last week, Prince William and Catherine were the royal heatscores, with rumours coming out of the English countryside about how Kate and Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, are no longer friends and Beckham-like speculation about the real – and possibly dirty – reason behind the breakup Full Story