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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

Shawn & Camila: the error and the conspiracy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 23, 2019 14:54:21 August 23, 2019 14:54:21
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Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello will be performing “Señorita” for the first time at the MTV VMAs on Monday night. They’ve not yet, like, officially confirmed that they’re dating but they’ve also been making out in almost every city in North America all summer so, they’re dating. Full Story

Taylor becomes Tom’s story

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 22, 2019 17:10:30 August 22, 2019 17:10:30
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Tom Hiddleston has been in New York the last few weeks performing on Broadway. He’s received great reviews for his work in Betrayal and that should be the focus. When you’re doing theatre in New York, when it’s your Broadway debut, what you want is coverage in the New York Times. And Tom was profiled by Laura Collins-Hughes for the NYT this week Full Story

Prince Andrew is “having fun”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 22, 2019 16:31:42 August 22, 2019 16:31:42
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Well that’s reassuring. Are you comforted by the fact that Prince Andrew is “totally chilled” and “having fun” on the golf course in Spain despite … you know… all that Jeffrey Epstein business? That’s what the Sun is telling us in their latest story about the Queen’s favourite son Full Story

Taylor Swift: albums 1 to 5, v 2.0

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 22, 2019 15:03:00 August 22, 2019 15:03:00
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Lover, the album, drops tonight. Apparently the video for “Lover”, the song, will drop tonight too. Right now I’m more excited about the video, because of the lyrics, because of all the speculation about Joe Alwyn and their relationship, I’m wondering what Taylor Swift will be showing us, and what she’ll be hinting. Full Story

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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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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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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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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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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