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Beyoncé’s “XO” for Kobe

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 24, 2020 20:39:19 February 24, 2020 20:39:19
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The Kobe Bryant memorial is happening right now and Beyoncé opened. Not much is known about the relationship between the Bryants and the Carters but it was evident today during B’s performance that they were close – and that’s not a surprise; Vanessa Bryant, even before Kobe’s passing, wasn’t out there at every party, on every carpet. Full Story

Zendaya and Jacob are inseparable

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 24, 2020 18:06:10 February 24, 2020 18:06:10
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I don’t know that they’re actually inseparable since it’s not like I have access to their daily schedules. But Zendaya and Jacob Elordi do seem to have been spending a LOT of time together the last few months. He’s hung out with her and her family in LA. She’s been with his family in Australia (for an official event but then they also went sightseeing together) and they were together in New York recently Full Story

Sussexit: The Slow Fade

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 24, 2020 15:49:39 February 24, 2020 15:49:39
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“The Slow Fade” was an expression that came to use a few years ago online when referring to breakups. It’s basically the opposite of ghosting someone. And while I’m not saying that there’s an exact “slow fade’ happening between House Sussex and the British Royal Family, the timeline feels excruciatingly similar. Full Story

The Prince Andrew school bus

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2020 16:05:39 February 21, 2020 16:05:39
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Prince Andrew, who was friends with the dead rapist pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has reportedly not yet cooperated with investigators about Epstein’s crimes, despite insisting in an interview with BBC Newsnight that he’d be willing to participate.  This morning in New York, Gloria Allred, who is representing a few of the women who were sex trafficked by Epstein to his network of wealthy and privileged men, held a press conference outside the New York Supreme Court with a message for the Queen’s beloved second son: “My clients deserve the truth. Full Story

Ben Affleck: Jennifer Lopez “should have been nominated”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2020 15:28:07 February 21, 2020 15:28:07
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We’ve just passed the 16 year anniversary of the end of Bennifer, one of most significant couples of the modern gossip era. Think back to that time, it was a new millennium, and here were (some of) the celebrity couples we were obsessed with back then:  Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston  Cameron Diaz and Jared Leto (I KNOW, RIGHT?!) Jake Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Dunst I could keep going, but the Gossip Nostalgia hit you hard right? Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez started dating in 2002. Full Story

ARMY, are you ready? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 20, 2020 20:56:47 February 20, 2020 20:56:47
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I’m not f-cking ready and I’m not even technically a member of the BTS ARMY. My friends are As IF-ing me right now because all I ever do, every day and multiple times now for weeks, is text them or make them come over and talk to me about BTS. The album, Map of the Soul: 7, comes out tomorrow. Full Story

Sussexit Countdown

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 20, 2020 16:03:53 February 20, 2020 16:03:53
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Did you know it was Prince Andrew’s birthday yesterday? The palace social media accounts posted birthday messages to celebrate the occasion, with a caption reminding people that he’s “the first child born to a reigning monarch for 103 years”. Like somehow that’s supposed to replace the thing you know him for these days. Full Story

House Sussex: royal or not? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2020 18:03:34 February 19, 2020 18:03:34
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Since Sussexit was confirmed last month, much speculation has focused on whether or not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be able to keep “Sussex Royal” as their brand. Prince Harry will always be a prince. House Sussex, which includes Harry, Meghan, and Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, will always be part of the British royal family. Full Story

Ben Affleck comes back with a comeback movie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2020 15:09:44 February 19, 2020 15:09:44
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Ben Affleck’s new film, The Way Back, comes out in a month. He plays a former high school basketball player who’s lost everything to addiction and is finding his “way back” by coaching the team from his alma mater. Obviously he knows something about his character, Jack Cunningham. Full Story

Sussex, Stanford, and Swearing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 14, 2020 16:47:35 February 14, 2020 16:47:35
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been making headlines all week, like every week. The latest, this just in, is that they won’t be returning to England for Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday – and the Daily Mail, naturally, is making it out to be like this is some kind of insult to the Queen. Full Story