On This Day — September 29

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September 29th is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

On this day in history:

1227 – Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to participate in the Crusades.

1789 – The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.

1829 – The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as the Met, is founded.

1938 – The Munich Agreement between Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy settles the Sudetenland dispute in Germany’s favor. The Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia are not invited.

1960 – Nikita Khrushchev, leader of Soviet Union, disrupts a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a number of angry outbursts.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Singer Halsey turns 22

Singer-Songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis turns 81

Chuck Star Zachary Levi turns 36

Pirates of the Caribbean Actor Ian McShane turns 74

Baywatch Actress Erik Eleniak turns 47

Happy Birthday to all September 29th babies!

Daily Blind Item — A-hole Director

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Production is underway and the rumours about this A list director’s behaviour are already rampant with several sources claiming he’s a nightmare to work with. I’m already hearing some bizarre stories about his foul treatment of cast and crew.

Hopefully a good book comes out of this.

So, tell me, Gossipers;

Who is our director?

On This Day — September 28

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September 28th is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

On this day in history:

1066 – William the Conqueror invades England beginning the Norman conquest of England.

1889 – The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.

1924 – First round-the-world flight completed.

1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.

2008 – SpaceX launches the first private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Mulholland Drive Star Naomi Watts turns 49

Lizzie McGuire Actress Hilary Duff turns 30

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot turns 83

Dancer Dita Von Teese turns 45

Happy Birthday to all September 28th babies!

On This Day — September 27

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September 27th is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 95 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

On this day in history:

1066 – William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

1822 – Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone.

1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

1938 – Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched in Glasgow.

1962 – Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

1998 – The Google internet search engine retroactively claims this date as its birthday.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Rapper Lil Wayne turns 34

Singer-Songwriter Avril Lavigne turns 32

Goop Founder and Actress Gwyneth Paltrow turns 44

Mozart in the Jungle Star Lola Kirke turns 26

Pitch Perfect Cast Member Anna Camp turns 34

Happy Birthday to all September 27th babies!

Daily Blind Item — Political Move

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You might associate politicians with Washington or London, but you might not be associating either place with this A list politician in the future.

Apparently they’re moving out of the way to somewhere the media won’t bother them. I hear their spouse hasn’t agreed just yet, so it might not be a democratic decision.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our A list politician?

On This Day — September 26

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September 26th is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

On this day in history:

1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.

1905 – Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity.

1918 – World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.

1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, “Don’t shoot, G-Men!”, which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.

1934 – Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.

1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Grease Star Olivia Newton John turns 69

Professional Tennis Player Serena Williams turns 36

Singer-Songwriter Christina Milian turns 36

Boyz II Men Member Shawn Stockman turns 45

Television Personality Megan McKenna turns 25

Happy Birthday to all September 26th babies!

TGL Round-Up: Caitlyn Jenner Confirms Kylie Jenner Pregnancy, Emmy Awards Round-Up

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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night in Los Angeles and the big winners were Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale, which both won 5 awards respectively.

CNN supplied us with a full list of nominees and winners:

Outstanding drama series
“Better Call Saul”
“The Crown”
“The Handmaid’s Tale” *WINNER
“House of Cards”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”
“Westworld”

Outstanding comedy series
“Atlanta”
“Black-ish”
“Master of None”
“Modern Family”
“Silicon Valley”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
“Veep” *WINNER

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” *WINNER
Anthony Hopkins, “Westworld”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale” *WINNER
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Ron Cephas Jonas, “This Is Us”
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Michael Kelly, “House of Cards”
John Lithgow , “The Crown” * WINNER
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Jeffrey Wright , “Westworld”

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale” *WINNER
Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Chrissy Metz , “This Is Us”
Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Zach Galifianakis, “Baskets”
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” *WINNER
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” *WINNER
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live” *WINNER
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Matt Walsh, “Veep”

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
Vanessa Bayer, “Saturday Night Live”
Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” *WINNER
Kathryn Hahn, “Transparent”
Judith Light, “Transparent”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

Outstanding limited series
“Big Little Lies” *WINNER
“Fargo”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“The Night Of”
“Genius”

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series
Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of” *WINNER
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Lying Detective”
Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”
Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”
Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”
John Turturro, “The Night Of”

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series
Carrie Coon, “Fargo”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies” *WINNER
Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie
Judy Davis, “Feud: Bette and Joan
Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies” *WINNER
Jackie Hoffman ,”Feud: Bette and Joan”
Michelle Pfeiffer, “The Wizard of Lies”
Shailene Woodley, “Big Little Lies”

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie
Bill Camp, “The Night Of”
Alfred Molina, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies” *WINNER
David Thewlis, “Fargo”
Stanley Tucci, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Michael Kenneth Williams, “The Night Of”
Outstanding variety talk series
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” *WINNER
“The Late Late Show With James Corden”
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
“Real Time With Bill Maher”

Outstanding reality-competition program
“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Project Runway”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice” *WINNER

Outstanding directing for a comedy series
Jamie Babbit, “Silicon Valley”
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”*WINNER
Mike Judge, “Silicon Valley”
David Mandel, “Veep”
Morgan Sackett, “Veep”
Dale Stern, “Veep”

Outstanding writing for a drama series
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things”
Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, “Westworld”
Peter Morgan, “The Crown”
Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale” *WINNER
Gordon Smith, “Better Call Saul”
Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, “The Americans”

Outstanding writing for a comedy series
Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, “Master of None”*WINNER
Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley”
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Stephen Glover, “Atlanta”
Billy Kimball, “Veep”
David Mandel, “Veep”

Outstanding directing for a drama series
Stephen Daldry, “The Crown”
Kate Dennis, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things”
Vince Gilligan, “Better Call Saul”
Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland”
Reed Morano, “The Handmaid’s Tale” *WINNER
Jonathan Nolan, “Westworld”


Caitlyn Jenner has confirmed that youngest daughter, Kylie Jenner, is expecting.

The former athlete told The Sun she found out about Kylie’s pregnancy ‘some time ago’ and declined to elucidate on the news.

Rapper Travis Scott is believed to be the father.

 

 

Blind Item Revealed — Nicole Kidman

People are calling this Emmy race “one of the closest ever”, but my Emmy source (that spilled this delicious blind item) has sent me a cheeky little email stating otherwise.

‘It’s not as close as anybody thinks it will be,’ he says. ‘[name omitted] is cert to win. [gender omitted] hasn’t won before, so [they’ll] get it.’

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our winner?

What is our race?

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Nicole Kidman & Best Actress in a Movie or Limited Series

Blind Item Posting: 24/07/17

The Story: Nicole Kidman vs Jessica Lange Closest Emmy Race In Years

Popular Guesses: Nicole Kidman / Jessica Lange

Nicole Kidman vs Jessica Lange was called the closest Emmy race of the year by GoldDerby and The Gossip Life’s very own, Scott, but my Emmy source contacted me almost two months ago to tell me the blind item above.

Kidman ended up lifting the Emmy last night, beating Lange, Susan Sarandon, Carrie Coon and co-star Reese Witherspoon, even though she initially trailed Lange in the predictions for the award.

It’s Kidman’s first ever Emmy Award after 2 previous nominations. Lange is an Emmy favourite and has won 3 in the last 10 years.