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Yara is also a star 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 8, 2018 19:32:38 August 8, 2018 19:32:38
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I can’t believe I forgot. I forgot that Yara Shahidi is starring in the big-screen adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star, a YA book about teenagers falling in love so you already know how I feel about it. Yara is starring opposite Charles Melton aka Riverdale’s HOT Reggie 2.0 Full Story

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Tracee Ellis Ross & Yara Shahidi: Met letdown

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2018 09:20:32 May 8, 2018 09:20:32
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As I said yesterday, Tracee Ellis Ross is one of the ones I wait for. She was worth waiting for last year. This year though… Duana called it “Diana Ross cosplay” which, like, if there’s ever going to be anyone to cosplay Diana Ross, it’s Tracee Ellis Ross. Full Story

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Drake does it again 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at April 9, 2018 18:48:54 April 9, 2018 18:48:54

He’s so f-cking good at this. By “this” I mean everything. During a weekend that belonged to Cardi B, Drake still managed to drop a hit song and viral video without looking like the dick who was trying to hijack Cardi B’s moment. Drake’s Nice For What music video makes Drake look good, sure, but at its core, it’s a celebration of dope ass women. Full Story

Show Your Work: Zendaya’s style weapon, Lena’s wardrobe, and a ticking clock

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 26, 2018 20:00:31 March 26, 2018 20:00:31
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Here are Zendaya and Yara Shahidi this week at the Kids’ Choice Awards this weekend. Their stylists, Law Roach and Jason Bolden, were featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s first ever Stylists Roundtable last week talking about the work of celebrity styling. Full Story

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Yara & Chanel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 24, 2018 17:21:55 January 24, 2018 17:21:55
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It’s Paris Fashion Week right now. Chanel presented yesterday. And Yara Shahidi was there, wearing Chanel, of course, and pair of plastic boots which look great on her but that’s because she’s Yara. These are not boots for everyone, Karl. Speaking of Karl, Yara is obviously on his radar. Full Story

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Dear Gossips,

I’m so excited for tonight. Tonight is the series premiere of grown-ish, which is the spin-off of black-ish, a show I love SO MUCH, starring Yara Shahidi as Zoe Johnson who goes off to university. And, of course, many people, including creator Kenya Barris, are comparing it to A Different World. As he told Vanity Fair:  

A Different World, for me, was in a lot of ways responsible for me going to college,” Barris admitted. “I wanted to go to a black college, and I wanted to get out of Los Angeles. It’s just a natural part of all of our journeys, that idea of leaving home.” 

So even though black-ish took Kenya’s career to the next level, it sounds like, right now, grown-ish is the series that he wants to define his work around: 

“For me, personally, this show matters more career-wise than Black-ish,” Barris said. “It’s not my family story. This is, contemporarily, a little bit in its own lane. I’m very, very excited about it, but it is scary.”

This is a big statement, to say that grown-ish “matters more career-wise” than the one that is the hit network TV comedy, nominated for all kinds of awards, consistently a ratings performer and a critics’ favourite. But this is a series about the “generation coming of age in Donald Trump’s America”. And we’ve seen both the influence and the statement that Teen Vogue has made on and about a rising class of young people, in particular young women, with something to say and a desire to learn. Grown-ish hopes to be the television series manifestation of that movement, centred around, as Yara Shahidi describes to Vanity Fair, “an imperfect woman of colour who still thrives”, surrounded by a diverse cast, both in background and in thought, all of them aiming to explore what it means to on the cusp of adulthood right now. 

I can’t f-cking wait. Set your PVR for a series recording!

Yours in gossip,


Show Your Work: Prince William – laziness or self-preservation? And how can marriage “work” in Hollywood?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 20, 2017 20:13:51 March 20, 2017 20:13:51
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I told Duana at the top of this week’s episode of Show Your Work that I never thought that we’d be kicking off one of our shows with Prince William. But here we are, doing a podcast about Work, so how can we not talk about the future King of England whose work ethic and productivity has been increasingly questioned? The Guardian published an extensive piece the other day about London Bridge Full Story

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Yara Shahidi: spinoff please

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 30, 2017 21:20:02 January 30, 2017 21:20:02

If you’re a regular visitor here at LaineyGossip, you know how much I love black-ish. If you’re new to this site, please know that I love black-ish, SO MUCH. Black-ish is about the Johnsons, their kids, and their extended family. Bow and Dre have four kids, with one on the way, so with such a big cast, we don’t get to spend much time with each of the children individually, which is another reason why the show is so great because even still, every character is fully formed and individual. Full Story

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