Leo’s quitting too?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 16, 2013 15:49:49 January 16, 2013 15:49:49

Is it quitting or is it replacing? As I’ve mentioned a few times the last couple of days, I’m not smoking real cigarettes anymore. The love of my life right now is my electronic cigarette. And I can hear some of you tutting. Smoking is SO DISGUSTING! YOU’RE SO GROSS LAINEY. I understand why you might feel this way. Full Story

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Justified 4.2: “Speak of the devil”

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 16, 2013 15:33:25 January 16, 2013 15:33:25
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Justified Season 4 Episode 2 recap. We got a lot set up in the season premiere, including a new holy roller in town, that shady bag from Raylan’s childhood home, Arlo shanking a dude in prison, and Boyd has a new co-conspirator in the form of Rhodes, his old Army frenemy. Oh, and we met Constable Bob, who is rapidly becoming the single greatest non-Raylan/Boyd character on the show yet. Full Story

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dear Gossips,

Thanks for all your feedback, all your emails and tweets, yesterday re: our annual Golden Globes wrap-up. We posted late into the day. Please scroll down if you missed the last of the articles -- there were over 40 of them! Duana’s best was Juliana Margulies.  Read Full Intro

Jaime Lannister and Jon Snow after the Globes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2013 22:33:47 January 15, 2013 22:33:47

They were at the HBO party. I just did a brief search for Rose Leslie who plays Gidget or whatever and she didn’t come up although that doesn’t mean she wasn’t there since American photographers don’t really recognise British actors, including Michelle Dockery who was mislabelled “Rumer Willis” for a while on Getty Images. Full Story

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From Oscar...to this

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2013 21:32:23 January 15, 2013 21:32:23
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Someone somewhere, and I’m too lazy to look for the link, has a list of Oscar winners who should have their awards revoked for the sh-t they do after. Most of the time I think this is unfair. For example, Forest Whitaker is in that new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie and people will probably be criticising him for it but, like, in non-diverse Hollywood, how many quality scripts do you think Forest actually sees? It’s not like he has the same options as Tom Hanks. Full Story

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Here’s how a legend does it

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2013 20:21:07 January 15, 2013 20:21:07
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Pipsqueak is a big f-cking deal. But he’s not a legend, yet. While Justin Timberlake’s approach was to hijack awards shows with his return to music after 6 years, while teasing people for days beforehand, and shooting some kind of arty video, David Bowie just dropped his new song on his 66th birthday, totally by surprise, without any fanfare or self-dicksucking. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2013 20:10:18 January 15, 2013 20:10:18

My husband and I are having our first child this winter and I am stressing about names. My husband's last name is very Italian, filled with lots of M's and r's and syllables. Many of my longtime favorite names for girls (Zara, Cecelia) are either filled with those same letters or sound too long and cumbersome when combined with the last name. Any advice?


Okay, well, part of the fun here was trying to think of what your husband’s name might be. I was all “Mastrangelo, Mirrazzolo?” And then I realized that of course his name must be Mozzarella. (*Note: I sincerely doubt the letterwriter is married to a man called Mozzarella. But maybe.)

So the thing is, I’m not sure if you have as much of a problem as you think you do. For example, imagine if you went away from the kinds of names you’re talking about. Suppose you aim way away from lots of vowels and syllables and go with, like, Bryn. Bryn Mozzarella. There’s nothing wrong with the name, but maybe it’s lacking a kind of flow?

Zara Mozzarella, on the other hand, has a rhythm and a tone and the accents hit on different beats, which I think is totally great. CeCILia MozzaRELla. I love it. By contrast, something short is, you know, short. It’s not that it doesn’t work – Kate Mozzarella, Lenore Mozzarella, Gaetane Mozzarella – but there’s not necessarily a continuum between one and the next. Whereas Valeria Mozzarella – sure! Anthea Mozzarella, Calandra Mozzarella – I buy it.

You also don’t have to limit yourself to ‘a’ names. Elodie Mozzarella, Yvette Mozzarella, Hermione Mozzarella, if you’re feeling particularly whimsical and literary.

I’m not blowing smoke here, I think the sky’s the limit, though I am privately glad that this last name prevents you from going for things such as ‘Maddie’. Even though I’m sure you never would.

Nicki got a Bitch Coach

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2013 18:53:09 January 15, 2013 18:53:09

Dear Sasha I really need your help.  This is going to sound very after school special but I’ve run into a moral dilemma and need your help.  Long story short I had a few quickies with this hot guy I work with and after a few months of having sex I found out that he gave me an STD.  (I’d rather not say which kind)  I’ve taken care of it but now I’m dating another guy, whom I really really like, so my question is do I tell him that I have this STD and this is where it gets bad because I’ve already slept with him. Full Story

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