Monday, July 28, 2014

Lainey - Her only challenge

New Lainey riddle -

Her only challenge

She’s a girl who gets what she wants, sometimes much to our surprise, especially when it comes to romance. But you can’t game your way to a baby. And right now, she really, really wants a baby. She’s young. She’s healthy. She’s resourceful. In her mind, it should have happened by now. But, as of six weeks ago, she wasn’t pregnant. So this is her only conversation. She’s been asking for tips. She’s been asking almost everyone she talks to for tips – how did you get pregnant, what were you eating, what were you drinking, what position, what time of the month, what time of the day, etc, etc, etc…
And ordinarily, for people who find themselves in this situation, there’s a lot of sympathy, a lot of goodwill. Because, as Sasha answered earlier this year, no one wants to see someone struggling to start a family.
In her case however…
Well…
She’s not as popular as you might think she is. I mean, maybe among the privileged and the elite, but to those who have to work with her, or for her, she’s not as sweet and perfect as we’ve been led to believe. Everyone’s schedule has to accommodate her schedule. Every schedule has to change at the last minute for her schedule, ironically even if others have children of their own to manage and to look after. One source even said to me, “Why should I have to rearrange my kids’ daycare because she’s ovulating?”
On other projects, she’s not great at taking feedback. When someone disagrees with her, she tells them to their face that she’s reconsidering their job status. When it turns out that they were right to begin with, she’s the type to blame them for not being assertive enough. Some of her staff members have joked that it’s an initiation ritual to have her hang up on them. And she’s also really sh-tty about overtime. If someone’s been working out of their mind to make her unrealistic deadlines, she’ll then question them about how much pay she’s owed to them in return, either suggesting that they’re lying about how hard they worked, or implying that they might not be cut out for it since it took them so long to get it done.
Loyalty is starting to become a problem. Because if they’re not loyal, not only will they not stay, they’ll also start talking. They’ve started talking already.

Top suspect: Blake Lively

66 comments:

blurry vice said...

Readers in post below (Penny Lane and others) were the first to guess Blake Lively. I do agree she would fit. I am not ruling out someone else though... still looking for another good fit.

Rita said...

"She’s a girl who gets what she wants, sometimes much to our surprise, especially when it comes to romance."

Blake Lively got Leo DiCaprio, much to our surprise, then dumped him for her now husband.

Beta said...

Cosign blake lively. Lainey always says the,"how did she do it??!! "
Plus it would fit with her new 'home-goddess' brand to have a baby

Rita said...

Oups, just saw Penny's guess and @blurry's comment, Great Guess Penny!

Also, the popular with the privileged and the elite? That's Vogue and Chanel. She has made the cover of Vogue for over 3 times I believe, and Lagerfeld had personally picked her as a brand rep. No matter the image of not necessarily high-end brand that she projects.

C said...

Thanks for posting so quickly! I commented in the previous post - also agree it's probably Blake Lively, although (once again) it seems way too easy.

Forgot to mention in my first post that Lainey's somewhat random inclusion of a comment about Blake at the end of today's intro fits her style of posting about blind subjects before or after the blind.

Rebs said...

What about Jessica Biel? Wasn't she chatting to midwives a little while ago? And wasn't Lainey surprised that she'd actually get a commitment out of JT?

Rita said...

@Rebs, Biel would have been a great guess, except Lainey would have added "boring" a few times in there.

She often refers to Biel as beautiful but so boring. Also, nothing comes easy for Biel, and there are no assumptions that she is very well liked by the privileged and the elite. She had to work *so hard* to get JT, and I mean getting him to actually marry her, no matter the constant cheating.

Rebs said...

Makes sense!

barborka said...

When I was first reading the blind item I thought it was Jessica Biel, because there's been a lot of talk about her wanting to get pregnant. But I've never read anything but positives about her, no one has ever called her mean or unpleasant, they're always saying she's the nicest person - that's celebs and random people who meet her. Now I think it might be the "country bitch" - her name escapes me, she won American Idol, sings country music, married Canadian hockey player? - i think...

C said...

I thought about Biel, too, mostly because Lainey's post about her the other day has "baby steps" in the title ... but I agree it doesn't fit as well. I don't think Lainey thinks that Biel "plays the game" very well, and like Rita said, the part about being in with the privileged and elite doesn't scream Biel to me.

Jill Aldred said...

It's totally Blake. Lainey was all over Blake's "game" when Blake was dating (and then no longer dating) Leonardo DiCaprio. Specifically using "game" is a clear giveaway that it's Blake.

Rita said...

Thanks @Rebs and C!

@Jill, do you remember when Lainey posited that Blake Lively had so much game that she BROKE Leo's heart, and he refused to get out of his trailer for a whole day... maybe crying... after learning that she left him for RR!

I mean Leo... Crying? Leo has a heart?

Also, country bitch would have been a great guess, except her relationships in the romance department were never really a great surprise, or even interest.

Also, also, does anyone really like country bitch?

Beta said...

Re lainey's blinds being obvious, i think laineys blinds are just gossip she can't outright publish for fear of getting sued, or because they come from sources that don't want to appear in print
What do you guys think?
I mean, some of them are SO obvious

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blinded said...

But mainly she just seems dumb and fake. Ryan Reynolds must be a creep to choose the women he does

JJ said...

I think it's definitely Blake Lively, mainly because of Lainey referencing her game as posters have mentioned above. Don't have any problems with Blake Liveky, I think she is a pretty girl who plays the Hollywood game. & playing while she still can because nothing lasts forever in LALa land.

C said...

Ummmm ... big boned? Seriously, @blinded??? She super thin and looks NOTHING like a linebacker. You can dislike her and all, but geez, get a grip. I shudder to think what you would call a girl who actually has a little meat on her bones! Not nice.

Sarah said...

Agreed that in no way is Blake Lively "big boned" or a "big girl" and that to say so is a very harsh comment. Also agreed that Blake Lively is the best guess for this blind.

blurry vice said...

I agree, I don't like the references to her weight, esp when she is thin. Will delete that post. We don't like crazies.

Rita said...

... Scarlett, is that you?

Rita said...

Aw too late, @blurry deleted Scarlett's mean-girling Blakey.

Agree though with everyone sane: How in the frigg could anyone consider Blake Lively big boned and fat?!

C said...

lol @Rita!

deesirius said...

Has to be Blake Lively there isnt anyone else, wasnt it the Vogue interview where she goes on and on about how Ryan would make a great father and this and that?? And that he deserves it or something....I mean thats a huge hint. She wants to be an edgy, fashionable, suzy homemaker and a baby would complete that look for her.

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Skinny Mermaid said...

No one can stand fake nice women like Blake Lively. Not even their fake husbands. Blake's more like Goop than anything. And that's coming from me ScarJo, so take that to the bank, LOL

Skinny Mermaid said...

Ryan will divorce Blake in 5 4 3 2 .. however long it took Chris to uncouple from nightmare Goop. xoxo ScarJo

blurry vice said...

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CityGirl said...

Lena Dunham?

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Misch said...

Personally I think boring Blake and boring Ryan are perfect for each other

MD1979 said...

Re. Beta's comments, I too am a bit baffled why Lainey is bothering to post these as blind items. They aren't even that scandalous or interesting - I agree this blind is 100% Blake Lively - but c'mon is it really worth a 'blind' item that a celebrity is acting snotty to her staff? That she feels an unjustified sense of entitlement (to having a baby!)? That she expects everyone to accommodate her schedule? Lainey must be really paranoid about getting sued to post these as blinds! I miss the actual interesting, juicy blinds on her site like Cucumber, Cuba and Chocolate.

And as a totally unrelated aside: does anyone remember that blind item from ages ago that was supposedly about Beyonce acting horribly when she was forced to wait in traffic bc of a medical emergency? If that really is Beyonce, I find it so weird that Lainey basically hero-worships her! Don't know why that popped into my head, but I guess with all the Beyonce news lately I was thinking about it!

JJ said...

Ok did anyone just read the Lea Michele posting. If not here it is http://www.laineygossip.com/Lea-Michele-on-the-set-of-Sons-Of-Anarchy/30878

Take note of the last line "She doesn’t have to be on SOA to convince me that she isn’t sweet.

In the original blind it said "or for her, she’s not as sweet and perfect as we’ve been led to believe"

So is this a red herring or is it Lea Michele?

Seer said...

I think maybe JJ is on to something- plus the headline "Rachel Berry Wants to be an old lady"

Lainey explicitly left out 'married' on the blind's list of qualifications, which I think perhaps she would mention if it were Blake.

Although Lainey just posted a blind about LM last week so..

MD1979 said...

Sorry this is unrelated, but I'm wondering if anyone caught this bit about THEO JAMES in the Gwyneth Paltrow post http://www.laineygossip.com/Gwyneth-Paltrow-and-Chris-Martin-in-the-Hamptons-at-Hector-And-The-Pursuit-Of-Happiness-screening/30877

"Some people think they’re faking it. Some people think this is a front, to convince people that they’re above going low in a divorce. That’s totally possible. Actors fake sh-t for a living, after all. They routinely have to hang out and make out with people they can’t stand. Oh, hi Theo James."

Does this mean Theo James can't stand Shailene Woodley, or vice versa? (maybe both?) He seemed to talk over her a lot in interviews when they were promoting Divergent, but otherwise I didn't notice any tension. Any other costars that Theo has made out with 'routinely'?

C said...

I thought the Theo James comment was totally random too! Was trying to think of a recent blind she might be hinting at, but nothing comes to mind.

@JJ and @Seer, I thought today's Lea Michelle comment was a hint about the "no time to grant a wish blind" if anything - Lainey definitely mentioned that the subject of that blind isn't as as she may appear. And since she's done two recent blinds that appear to be Les (grant a wish and book bitches), I really don't think she would do another one about her so quickly.

Skinny Mermaid said...

This is clearly clearly Blake Lively since it mentions 'other project' and 'her staff'. That would be her PRESERVE lifestyle blog. Lainey doesn't do obscure hints. Lainey is in-your-face blunt .. one of the few things I like about her.

@MD1979: Lainey hero-worships Beyonce because she is a 'woman of color' who is accomplished. Pure and simple. And Lainey puts herself in that category as well. Lainey overlooks Beyonce's entitlement because Lainey secretly thinks Beyonce is entitled to her entitlement .. LOL. Lainey also chooses to ignore the possibility that Bey faked her pregnancy, plagiarized most (if not all) of her music, uses people, etc. Simply because Beyonce is a 'woman of color' who has achieved success (even while stepping on others).

Lainey looks down on Blake Lively. Oh she may respect her 'game' but Blake is whiter than white, comes from nepotism, can barely act and has no reason to be so entitled (in Lainey's mind).

Lainey may also rally around a celebrity because she is being paid by that celebrity's publicity team to build them up (e.g. Kristen Stewart)

Lainey is not being paid by Blake or her team. Blake seems like a huge tightwad among other things.

xoxo ScarJo

Skinny Mermaid said...

Also, Blake with her nepotism roots (she was gifted the role in Traveling Pants by daddy) is known to sleep around to get roles, introductions, etc. She slept with Ben Affleck and Lainey hates women she considers 'homewreckers' who violate the 'girl code' whatever that is. The exception would be Angelina who is a deity in Lainey's mind and who has also caused Lainey to dislike Aniston. LOL .. Lainey is so unprofessional and biased it's actually funny. But then, what do you expect from a proud yenta such as her?

JJ said...

@MD yes I thought that Lainey was probably referring to Shailey Woods and Theo James not liking each other.
@C yes you are right she has done a few Lea Michele blinds lately. Three would be unusual in short period of time.

@skinny mermaid Lainey IMO hero worships Gwenyth Palthrow not Beyonce. She's also a gossip columnist not an astro- physicists, so I'm not really expecting Nobel Peace prize winning material. I'm not sure that I am aware of a blog writer out there who doesn't have celebrity favorites. However we all are entitled to an opinion. Mine always is if you don't like something and it irks you then simply don't go back.

MC said...

Girl: Gossip Girl
"Much to our surprise": Vogue cover for launching a lifestyle blog
Men: Leo, Ben, RR (she's got game)
Sweet and perfect: Have you seen those Vogue videos? She was adding frost to some baked cupcakes while looking perfect and seemed very sweet.
Healthy: Not Jessica Biel (pain killers blind)
But what striked me the most was the "in her mind it should have happenend by now". Meaning that she's been with Ryan longer than ScarJo's been with her fiance yet she is showing a big belly.

MD1979 said...

@Skinny Mermaid -

I think you're spot on about Beyonce! Lainey seems to overlook so many irritating things about her, and she really is not THAT amazing, IMHO. I totally agree about the fake pregnancy. Having been preggers 2x, it is just impossible for your belly to cave in the way B's did in that video that lead to the fake preg rumors!

I didn't know Blake's daddy cast her in Sisterhood. Wow, explains a lot. Wouldn't doubt that she's slept around, etc to land roles. Wasn't there a blind about her and Harvey Weinstein?

I'm intrigued about your Kristen Stewart comment, I could see that being true that Lainey is paid to rally around her! On one hand she is totally judgmental about some cheating / 'other' women (like Blake) and glosses over it with others (Kirsten Stewart, Angelina, Gwyneth).

Penny Lane said...

I'm also intrigued by Skinny Mermaid's comment about Lainey being paid. I really, possibly foolishly, though Lainey was impartial in that regard; that she wouldn't stoop to that level. That's what makes her blog a go-to in my opinion. Now that's in my mind I'm gonna be second-guessing her all the time!

As for Blake, another clue this is her is in the Vogue article Lainey linked to. She's on the phone asking someone to get the writer to change 'things' to another word - citing her English Literature professor father or whatever he is, saying there are so many other interesting words to use. You can imagine the eye-rolling on that one (besides, 'things' is perfectly fine, it's part of that highly prized gift to the English language - Plain English... something Blake's site sorely lacks and something I would've thought her father would have championed given his background.) Anyywaaayy...

I think the sentence 'they've already started talking' alludes to the newness of Preserve also.

Yeah, this has Blake written all over it.

JJ said...

@pennylane

I think the only people who really know if Lainey is paid would be Lainey and her team. I personally have no evidence either way.
Just food for thought though, Lainey goes out of her way to make sure to state that paid endorsements are displayed as such on her website. American Express and vitamin water are examples. In her Lifestyle section she also goes out of her way to make sure that it is noted that they are Sasha's obsessions not paid endorsements. It's not proof of anything but just a thought.

Penny Lane said...

Have noticed that JJ and it's good she's noting her endorsements.

It's funny though, now I think about it, her reporting on Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson often comes with talk of the Twi-Hards going rank over some rumour etc. I'm the same age as Lainey and it has crossed my mind how weird it is that as a 40-year-old she'd be interested in even mentioning those two given their huge, young fan base, and that most of their news is really neither here nor there to what I'd think her target demographic would be. Robert is a snooze and Kristen is dour. Where's the interest?
So, even if Lainey's not getting paid, maybe she's just being smart by including them in her blog to increase her page hits.

Back to this blind - Lainey did a post on ScarJo today looking all pregnant and glowing and groovy and together. May just be a telling inclusion given the timing of the blind.

JJ said...

@pennylane

Most likely because they are popular and yes for sure would increase page hits. Same goes for Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, One Direction members (who are younger than Kristen & Rob) they are popular and therefore they are news. But regardless of whether she is paid or not doesn't matter to me. Ultimately she is running a business and we as readers can choose to read or go somewhere else.

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Skinny Mermaid said...

lol Lainey sold out a long time ago.

fyi ..

There are tons of small non-celeb blogs out there that do paid endorsements for jeans, vitamins, hairdryers, and all realm of products. Full disclosure is standard practice even for small one-person blogs.

And especially for Lainey, who runs a celeb gossip blog, to suddenly .. out of the blue .. opine about the incredible benefits of a diamond sonic TOOTHBRUSH would be obvious shilling, so of course Lainey's going to fully disclose stuff like that lol. That's not kudos worthy, that's just basic common sense.

But for Lainey, whose blog is based on (and largely popular due to) her complex psycho-analytic insights (lol) on celeb behavior .. for her to bless Kristen Stewart's talent, transcendent beauty, etc, all the while minimizing her unprofessionalism is not out of place. After all, Lainey's site is celeb gossip blogging and Kristen Stewart is a celeb, not a toothbrush.

Lainey shills for Kristen Stewart and she's not the only one Lainey shills for either. And it's not just about money either. A lot of it is barter. Lainey has great sources .. her blind items are among the most reliable and her FACTS (as opposed to her opinions) are rock solid. Sources like those don't just provide information because they like her. It's always quid-pro-quo as in 'you do this for me .. you say this for my client .. and I will tell you a little somethin' somethin' about another celeb.

I mean, come on - kristen not only cheating with a married man which Lainey abhors .. but cheating with her DIRECTOR on the same movie in which his wife was cast as her mother?! lol .. ya gotta love that) No matter, all glossed over by Lainey, as well as Kristen's reluctance to promote her projects (very very important in Hollywood) and Kristen's awkward fails at promotional interviews when she does promote (have you seen her Balenciaga commercials lol?) which Lainey specifically posts about and defends. -- yep, Lainey is in the business to make sure Kristen Stewart doesn't lose work opportunities due to her behavior. And, again, Kirsten Stewart is not the only one Lainey shills for, just the most obvious one.

And as for Sasha's paid endorsements .. that's Sasha's column that has nothing to do with Lainey. It's just published Lainey's blog.

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Skinny Mermaid said...

@MD1979: Blake comes from an acting family with pretty decent roots in the business. You can just google her name to see. She was tight with Penn Badgley from childhood, for e.g. and they both ended up on Gossip Girl. Maybe Lainey sees her as some sort of low rent Goop.

Goop's career is rooted in nepotism as well but her connections are much more elite than Blake's. Goop's lifestyle blog is legitimately high-end snooty while Blake's is try-hard tacky. Moreover, Lainey makes no secret about wanting to hang with Goop and her inner circle -- wanting to be her BFF (ha!), wanting to hobnob among the Maccas', the Damons', the A-list., etc.

Kristen Stewart's career is also rooted in nepotism fwiw (but, again, not as elite as Goop's) but, um , unlike Blakey, Kristen's team pays Lainey.

T said...

I saw that someone had mentioned Lena Dunham. And I have to agree. I don't think she's all nice and sweet and about girl power. I think she's pretty strategic.

http://www.laineygossip.com/Lena-Dunham-fed-by-assistant-on-the-set-of-Girls/27635?celebrityId=21450

Penny Lane said...

Wow, really enjoyed reading that stuff Skinny Mermaid. Totally ate it up!

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Catherine Loughrey said...

New blind up... my guess is the Olsen Twin and the Sarkosy (sp?) guy! They've lasted for a long time, "mirror to hold her up" = twin, "old habits" = she definitely had issues before!

MD1979 said...

Thanks @Skinny Mermaid for all your comments. They totally make sense about Lainey and KS - I always thought her fangirling over KS was weird and affected, and her being on KS's payroll makes perfect sense.

Any ideas on the Oxy Love blind? I like the Olsen / Sarkozy guess!

Really Totally said...

Shoot, my eloquent response didn’t publish! Gotta re-do it, darn...(Kinda wish anon replies were still allowed, Gmail seems a bit complex for my simple brain...)

Anyway, wanted to comment on the interesting conversation about Lainey’s integrity.

Personally, what I enjoy about Lainey is that she’s very upfront about whom she loves or hates. Much better read than beige neutrality, even though I don’t always agree with her snubbing my faves or gushing over those I dislike - but that’s what you get with opinions and matters of taste. (And sometimes it actually appears more ironic - backhanded comments on how some place themselves as a deity - like with “Beysus" and Gwyneth.)

Interesting though that Kristen Stewart has been highlighted in this conversation. Not that I have any deep analysis or statistics, but personally I haven’t noticed any suspiciously soft handling, even though I'm not too keen on her. That said, I think Lainey seems to be more understanding of occasional bad judgement or mistakes by the younger ones who may not know better, and especially those who had to grow up in the limelight (Miley, Kristen, Britney) - unless they’re consistent a-holes (Bieber) or hopeless f-ups (Lohan).

Did she not, though, call out Stewart’s people’s stupid handling of the Joan Rivers’ diss, and recently Stewart’s naive and privileged behaviour (or something)? If her people are paying her, they should get their money back. Unless it’s a cover-up of a cover-up...But that’s getting a bit tin-foil-hatty for me.

I wouldn’t be surprised if sometimes a juicy tidbit would be exchanged for being less pushy about some other incident. But to be honest, not sure if we the Lainey readers are too worried about something like that killing her journalistic integrity, as we’re not talking about the New York Times here. It's a gossip blog, so we always need a leap of faith and choose whether we believe the assumptions and rumours or not.

In short, I will continue to read her, as she’s still the most convincing one around :) But good to read different - and well put-together - points of view!

Arizona said...

Really Totally - I agree, I read Lainey because I think she has integrity and is upfront about pretty much everything. I'm afraid so many opinions about Kristen and Rob P are tainted by all the gossip during Twilight. It is kind of nice to see Kristen as just another actress now. Anyway, I like your post, well said.

Sshh said...

@MD1979 .. MK Olsen and her Sarkozy is such a great guess.

And "back to her old habits" must refer to Heath Ledger's death where they found Oxy and Vicodin in his blood and the first person called was MK Olsen .. many think she supplied him with it. She asked for prosecution immunity or some such when they just wanted to ask her some questions.

Those Olsen twins seem a bit evil IMO. There was another blind for which MK and Ashley were the top guess about supplying their little sister Elizabeth with coke when she was 12 or so and getting her addicted, such that Elizabeth had to get a nose job at that early age to fix the damage .. and the reason for Elizabeth's now too small nose (too small for her face due to a nose job when her face as still growing). Who knows if that blind is true though as I believe it was Enty's.

Interesting the way this blind is phrased, isn't it? He's older and he's been using for a long time and she just "fell into it". Oh I think that MK can hold her own in that regard. I wonder who is the worse influence, TBH. They both seem equally dodgy. He, obviously. She? Seems to me when you play with an Olsen, you risk ending up dead.

@Really .. Totally: And yet .. whether Lainey criticizes Kristen's "people", "team", the married director, Hollywood, whatever, whoever .. Kristen always manages to come out unscathed, doesn't she? And Lainey's frankly embarrassing begging of any academy voters (or their wives) reading her blog to award it to Hugh Jackman was just .. embarrassing. But I do agree with you in that "journalistic integrity" doesn't even apply to Lainey. She's not a journalist, she's a gossip blogger. But it still irks me that she can be bought. Maybe she's learning from what happened to Ted C. and trying to guard against that happening to her.

MD1979 said...

I agree with everything the last few posters (@Really, Arizona and Sshh) say about Lainey. She's just a gossip blogger after all - I definitely don't expect prize winning material on her blog or journalistic integrity! I do appreciate she uses spell check and actually has decent grammar though. :)

Let's say Lainey is on the Team KS payroll. I imagine they could recruit her to gloss over certain incidents for a limited time right after the incident goes public, and then end the arrangement - it wouldn't necessarily be a 'forever' scenario. Or maybe she's just a KS apologist.

And I agree that in the whole got-caught-with-a-married-older-director-going-down-on-you-in-a-car scandal, of all the people involved in that, KS came out looking pretty good in Lainey's commentary - in fact I recall seeing a post on her blog about how poor KS was being slut-shamed!

I'll still read Lainey as I do enjoy certain aspects of her blog (as long as it's not a Duana post - immediate click through!) but I take it with a big grain of salt.

...and I consider the Oxy Love blind solved - it's so that Olsen Twin and Sarkozy!

Penny Lane said...

I agree about Duana's posts, and Sarah's. They're both way too long and I'm not personally interested in TV show recaps or any Marvel movie. Immediate click-through for me too. Give me the gossip!

Really Totally said...

Now, I don’t even like Kristen Stewart. I think she’s dour, childish, privileged and her acting style is largely mouth-breathing. That’s why I’m kind of glad every time someone calls her out on these. Including Lainey.

I actually had to (yes, I’m getting nit-picky about this, skip this if you’re getting bored) go back and find the latest one I saw, since I started t wonder if I’m delusional about this: http://www.laineygossip.com/Kristen-Stewart-talks-to-ELLE-about-her-career/30950
...Including tidbits like ”It’s typical of someone who hasn’t ever actually had a REAL F-CKING JOB.” In other words, the tone is hardly kid-gloved, I don’t think? So… Not that it’s a huge deal, ’m just not that sold on the conspiracy theory of Stewart & Lainey business dealings.

I do find it fascinating how Kristen Stewart has been picked out as The One. The One who should be punished til end of time for her one major indiscretion - note, most people seem to forget the married director fella’s part in this. Personally, I don’t need to be reminded of the affair every time Stewart is brought up. Can’t say I’ve moved on since I was never part of it, so I haven’t even really cared much after the initial juicy revelation - it’s none of my business. The only people who have the right to bear grudge are the two parties who were betrayed, and they actually seem to have moved on (and actually much better than the cheaters).

And to be fair - how many film biz people have had affairs? Should I not watch a movie with Paul Newman, Brad Pitt, Claire Danes or Elizabeth Taylor, because I have to be judgemental over their affairs/overlapping relationships? Why single out this one kid Stewart?

NOW, about the Oxy blind - Olsen & Sarkozy sounds like a great guess! Though I initially thought “mirror to hold her up” meant she’s a model, but being a twin or generally being in fashion works well too.

MD1979 said...

@Really Totally - agree with you that Lainey doesn't endorse everything KS does wholesale, and she does call her out sometimes on acting live a privileged brat. BUT I personally think that Lainey may enter into short term 'arrangements' with the handlers of various celebs to downplay certain scandals in exchange for gossip about other celebs, blind items or for a future exclusive item about a celeb.

I don't think we are picking on KS unfairly - she's just the example that came up. Others were mentioned like Beyonce, the Jolie, Gwyneth. And it seems to me like Lainey glossed over Jolie's (alleged) hook up with Brad while he was married to Aniston, and she doesn't seem to judge Gwyneth or Chris Martin at all for their multiple indiscretions - while she eviscerates others (often deservedly) like that guy married to Tori Spelling who cheated on his wife and walked out on his newborn kid. I guess what bugs me in all of this about Lainey is that she seems inconsistent. In some cheating cases, she comes down VERY hard on the parties involved and often goes out of her way to highlight that the man involved is equally to blame (totally agree). In other cases, she justifies it (the celeb is young! just a kid! entitled to make mistakes! etc), downplays it, or says we are "slut shaming" the celeb. The judgement delivered just seems to come back to whether she likes the celeb involved or not - or maybe whether she has an inside source or some kind of arrangement with the publicist or whoever.

Anyway, her blog is fun and I'll keep reading it selectively. I'm bored to tears by Duana, Sarah, Sasha, and all the non-gossip articles on there now. Who cares about endless articles about baby names? Talk about Filler! As @Penny Lane said - give us the gossip!

Sshh said...

I read Lainey from time to time (much less now than before, thankfully) and consider her blog a guilty pleasure that I try to hide from friends, lol. My favorite part is, of course, the blind riddle section, but I sometimes read the fashion area and her gossip on other celebs. I read it with a bucket of salt though. Her opinions vary with the wind.

E.g. She used to be so high up on Blake Lively. Blake was the "how did she DO that?" girl that Lainey referred to with awe and respect. Now? Whenever she writes about Blake it's with a poison pen. Why? Blake still manages to get magazine covers, etc while not having any talent...why no more "how did she DO that?" .. why only disdain? Odd Lainey.

Also, the hilariously gushing article about Cara Delevigne. Before, Lainey couldn't stand her .. "Why is everyone trying to make Cara Delevigne happen? She's boring, nothing special, not particularly attractive etc etc". Now? Lainey's most recent article is fangirling Cara so much it's embarrassing. Cara is a "natural" acting talent .. "you can't take your eyes off her" .. "Cara is the standout in an otherwise unimpressive film" .. "she's a model, sure, but she's also a natural" .. and...the HILARIOUS "even Sasha thinks so" .. because, clearly, Sasha is a purveyor of acting talent and the highly respected tastemaker of the century. LOLOL. What a huge balls-out promotion of Cara Delevigne as the next big thing to hit North America .. by gossip blogger Lainey Lui to her minions. I wonder what Lainey's getting out of it? Some UK gossip sources, perhaps? Her piece on Cara Delevigne reads exactly like mag publicity pieces on actors when they have a film to promote. That's what I'm talking about with Lainey. It's what irks me most about her blog.

Catherine Loughrey said...

New blind up - about drinking on the plane.

My guess would be Selena Gomez.

"Sweet features" - she has such a babyface. "Shitty influences" - Justin Beiber, Cara? and "Recent history" - didn't she recently enter rehab for a second time? Maybe it was just the one... either way, I think it could be her.

Kakasparks said...

New blind posted at 9:08 AM today - Drinks on the plane.

My guess is Selena Gomez.

Maybe she had a terrible day... sh-tty influences
From the Daily Mail (Sep 7, 2014): "She was seen arriving in Toronto with her on-again boyfriend Justin Bieber on Saturday. But just one day later Selena Gomez was looking downcast as she left the Canadian city on Sunday by herself."

Her history
From Teen Vogue (Feb 6, 2014): "Selena Gomez's team confirmed in a statement that she spent two weeks of December in rehab."

Really Totally said...

Good reasoning for it being Selena Gomez, I had no idea just based on the blind item.

Was just watching The Social, and Lauren Holly threw in a blind-item of sorts, about a man (more "powerful" than her) that she used to be friends with and therefore agreed to do two projects with him. However, he turned into a frenemy, and apparently is nothing like the very sweet image he has. Maybe Lainey will write about it with guesses, she was making notes :)

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