“I cannot put my thoughts in a text box without assuming that somebody’s screenshotting it.”
Disappointed by the lack of quality, low-stakes gossip in your life? You’re not alone. People are spending less time with friends—and hardly talking to strangers! How on earth are we supposed to get our (healthy!) dose of hot gossip?
The best solution? Call a friend or chat up the person waiting behind you in line so you can both practice this essential social skill. And in the meantime? Enjoy these positively delicious deep dives into some of the most gossipy corners of the web.
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Fifty years ago, Rona Barrett forged a Hollywood gossip empire. Then she left it all behind, her innovations attributed to others, her legacy almost entirely overlooked. But as she nears 80, there’s very little Miss Rona regrets.
From the ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot and TikTok tea accounts to DeuxMoi and even the New York Times, a cultural hankering for gossip has come back in a big way.
Darling, I’m beginning to worry!
If your gossip coffers have been low in the last few years, between narrowing circles of acquaintances and lackluster celebrity narratives, don’t fret. Podcasts and newsletters are here to restore supplies.
In the latest iteration of online hip-hop media, actual music can often seem like an afterthought.
An oral history of the rise and fall of Boston’s most loathed (and loved) gossip column.
“I don’t care about made up satanism or pedo rings… The very first post I read here was about Gary Busey trying to use gold doubloons as legitimate currency and tbh I would just like more of that please.”
Between them, the dueling gossip columnists commanded a readership of roughly 75 million while wielding devastating power over the careers of major stars.
Behind every infamous news story is a journalist trying to hold power to account. Join reporters Vanessa Grigoriadis and Gabriel Sherman as they take an in-depth look at the most explosive scandals of this century, from high-profile divorces to sex cults to the lies that started a war.