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House Cambridge and the Curious Calendar

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 27, 2020 16:25:59 January 27, 2020 16:25:59
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Sussexit is official. Prince Harry left England last week to rejoin Meghan Markle and Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor in Canada. There have been a few stories here and there are about how everyone is coping but, for the most part, the royal family is about moving forward and carrying on. Prince William and Kate hosted their first reception at Buckingham Palace last week Full Story

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Brad Pitt: “Blissfully Naïve” 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 23, 2020 20:43:06 January 23, 2020 20:43:06
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Oh look. Just when I thought yesterday that we wouldn’t be able to stretch the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston SAG Awards reunion any further, he’s giving the story at least another day!  Brad was in Santa Barbara yesterday accepting the Maltin Modern Master Award and was asked about everyone melting down over the pictures of him and Jen and all their moments that night which became the top entertainment story of the week, with even other celebrities hoping for a reconciliation and the entire gossip industry celebrating another decade of one of the most enduring gossip narratives of our time. Full Story

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The Business of Brad and Jen

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 16:09:22 January 22, 2020 16:09:22
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The pictures of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston greeting each other warmly backstage at the SAG Awards on Sunday pretty much broke the internet and gave the celebrity industrial complex a major infusion. The entire ecosystem benefitted from their moment, including other celebrities themselves who tweeted like fangirls and boys about their excitement at seeing Hollywood’s Prom King and Queen reunite to so publicly. Full Story

Prince Charles’s private jet to Davos

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 15:20:46 January 22, 2020 15:20:46
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Prince Charles is in Davos today to address the delegation and speak about climate change, urging world leaders and billionaires to get serious about saving the planet. On the Clarence House Instagram page, it says that Charles travelled by electric Jaguar after landing in Switzerland:          Full Story

Gigi and Zayn together again? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 30, 2019 16:16:32 December 30, 2019 16:16:32
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Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik broke up for a second (or third?) time in 2018 and up until recently, it looked like they were out of each other’s lives for good. Gigi, for a few weeks in the summer, looked like she was dating The Bachelorette’s Tyler Cameron Full Story

Gwen and Blake: a wedding glitch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2019 16:30:24 December 11, 2019 16:30:24
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The new cover of PEOPLE this week features Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. The headline on the cover tells us that after dating for four years, the two are ready to get married. In the article posted at, however, we find out that there’s a glitch: while they want to marry, it’s “not currently possible”. Full Story

Justin Timberlake’s promotional apology

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2019 15:21:58 December 5, 2019 15:21:58
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No but seriously, is this an apology? Or an advance promotional opportunity for his film, Palmer? Because it starts as an apology…and ends as a plug. Isn’t that what we all want out of an apology? For someone to say sorry and then pivot to them telling you about their new project? Well, that’s how Justin Timberlake does it. Full Story

Camila and Shawn: “just two kids in love”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 28, 2019 16:18:28 November 28, 2019 16:18:28
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Camila Cabello’s new album, Romance, is due out next Friday, December 6. A few tracks have already been released including, of course, her smash hit with Shawn Mendes, “Senorita”, and there’s no mistaking what the music on her second album is about: love...specifically being in love with him. Full Story

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Camila FaceTimes Shawn

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2019 18:08:11 November 7, 2019 18:08:11

What does it take to believe something? This, for our purposes here, is about celebrity but it’s a question we’re all wrestling with beyond Hollywood. In Hollywood though, it’s fascinating to me what take to be the truth and what we doubt. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have been consistently insisting that they’re not involved – and those denials have only convinced people even more that they are. Full Story

House Cambridge’s backfired environmentalism 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 26, 2019 16:06:44 August 26, 2019 16:06:44
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For days and days and even more days, the British tabloids shouted about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s private jets – first to Ibiza and then to Elton John’s in the South of France. Elton then clarified that he sent his own plane to pick them up and paid the carbon tax for it. This didn’t stop the UK papers from their relentless coverage, even though so many other royals, including OG climate change activist Prince Charles and Prince William, often fly private, and more importantly, even though Prince Andrew’s connection to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein could be the biggest royal scandal in 20 years – and this is a family that knows a f-cking scandal. Full Story