Rafael Nadal Gossip

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dear Gossips,

The US Open starts on Monday, which is why the tour’s top players have been in New York this week. They’re preparing and practising but they’re also endorsing. Nike set up a big photo shoot the other day with several of the game’s major players and yesterday it was Rafael Nadal front and centre for Tommy Hilfiger.  Read Full Intro

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Paris. Roland Garros. Where Rafa has ruled for a decade. Rafa is King. Was king? No one knows yet if that moment will become THE moment, the kind of moment when everything changes. And he’s certainly not talking like he wants it to become that particular moment. But it’s hard not to think that way. So this is where I’m starting today because I would have gotten yelled at for ending the day with it yesterday, his birthday.

Rafa was gracious afterwards. He’s been kicking Novak’s ass for almost 10 years on red clay. Following Novak’s convincing victory though, he declared that his opponent is “probably in the best moment of his career”. So that’s what Andy Murray’s dealing with tomorrow. A note on Andy Murray though – and something to read for everyone, not just those of you who follow tennis.

Andy is the first superstar male athlete to work with a female coach, Amelie Mauresmo. He has endured ridicule for it. He has been criticised for it. He has had to defend it. Click here to read about his partnership with Mauresmo…and what a Mauresmo-Murray championship would mean.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Rafa at a wedding

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 21, 2014 20:46:03 July 21, 2014 20:46:03
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FameFlynet

Rafael Nadal and girlfriend Xisca Perello were at a wedding this weekend in Spain. Cuuuuuute! I love him! I love them! Rafa is enjoying some down time before he prepares for the final slam of the season, the US Open. Mostly they care about the title, but he and Novak Djokovic are #2 and #1 on the tour and the tournament will likely also determine who’s on top to end 2014. Full Story

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Rafa's big weekend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 9, 2014 20:54:32 June 9, 2014 20:54:32
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Wenn, FameFlynet

This one is for my cousin Cat who loves Rafael Nadal. When she was pregnant with her second son last year I kept telling her to call him Rafa. In the end she went with something better to go with her first son Sasha. Marcel! How cute is that? Sasha and Marcel! Anyway, Cat's Rafa. Full Story

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Dear Gossips,

TIFF normally starts slowing down after Monday. The schedule is typically front-loaded and journalists don't stay through to the end. This year, the closing night film is Life Of Crime, based on The Switch by the recently deceased Elmore Leonard, starring Jennifer Aniston.  Read Full Intro

Rafa, Rafa, Rafa, Rafa, Rafa, Rafa, Rafa, Rafa!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 10, 2013 20:40:21 June 10, 2013 20:40:21
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FameFlynet, KCS Presse/ Splash

8 times Rafa... The only man to win the same major 8 times... RAFA! But it was a foregone conclusion after Friday’s match against Novak Djokovic, right? I was watching -- and screaming -- at work. As soon as he hit that shot between the legs, everyone had to know it was over. Rafa was destined. Full Story

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Rafa’s coming back

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2013 20:47:27 January 18, 2013 20:47:27
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Splash

It’s been a rough several months for Rafael Nadal. There was that knee injury. And then a stomach virus that kept him from the Australian Open where, SPOILER ALERT, Maria Sharapova dominated Venus Williams today and when I first read the headline I thought it said Serena and I almost tripped. Full Story

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Rafa: Man of the Year is an intense spectator

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 20, 2012 19:41:23 September 20, 2012 19:41:23
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Bauer-Griffin

Those black straps, they’re part of the dress. You can see it more clearly in the full body shots. But when she’s sitting down and she’s only being shot from the waist up, it looks like bra straps. Does that bother me? Because an exposed bra strap has never, ever bothered me (thank you Carrie Bradshaw) and I’m so down with this if it becomes a trend. Full Story

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Rafa is the greatest

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 11, 2012 20:38:04 June 11, 2012 20:38:04
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Wenn, Fame/Flynet, Splash

What an amazing dress. Especially the shoulders. See how great the shoulders are? They balance the plain neckline. Sh-t, I’ll take a plain neckline with these shoulders all day. The shoulders are so good they make me forget about the bad hair.  Full Story

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Double Single Rafa

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 23, 2012 18:46:57 March 23, 2012 18:46:57
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Brock Miller/Splash

I’m into this coat and pants colour combination. And definitely the sweater underneath. It’s a great look. And one that was obviously deliberately chosen for a “book signing”. Here, let me swing my briefcase around at the book signing too.  Full Story

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Setting up the first final

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 27, 2012 15:26:45 January 27, 2012 15:26:45
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Splash, Keystone

There’s a long pale pink dress with fringe all over it in this collection that is borderline Marchesa and I’d love to see it tested on Charlize Theron because if she can’t make it work... Other than that, almost all of it is far superior to the bullsh-t taffeta that came out of New York and Monique Lhuillier at the Emmys. Full Story

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