Hello and welcome to Gossip Time, a weekly guide to the stars by Allie Jones. This week: a comedian hugs a model, a 58-year-old actor stands next to a woman of unknown age, and Hilary Duff talks lip gloss.
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We’re coming up on the end of the year, and the celebs are starting to phone it in. That’s how I feel about the news that Pete Davidson is “dating” the newly single Emily Ratjkowski. This is a pairing so obvious that Howard Stern suggested it two months ago. Where is the imagination? The mystery? The excitement? Are there no surprises left in life? Anyway, whatever, here’s what’s happening.
Ratajkowski, 31, and Davidson, 29, were first linked together in a Deuxmoi submission on Sunday. The tipster claimed they saw the comedian and model “HOLDING HANDS AND ALLLLL” at an undisclosed location in Brooklyn.
Then, on Thursday, Page Six posted exclusive photos of Davidson and Ratajkowski hugging each other in the fluorescently lit entryway of a Brooklyn apartment building. The pics were taken Wednesday, which was Davidson’s birthday, and Ratajkowski was carrying a small gift with her. According to Page Six, Davidson originally tried to pick Ratajkowski up at her apartment in the West Village, but she took an Uber to Brooklyn instead when the paps swarmed his car. So, you know, they’re trying to be private about this.
A source told People that the two are “seeing each other,” and another source told Us Weekly that they “really like each other” and “have been talking for a couple months now.” Let’s recall that these are the same tabloids that claimed Ratajkowski was dating Brad Pitt a month and a half ago.
There are a couple awkward elements to this pairing. For one, Davidson is (or was) very friendly with Ratajkowski’s alleged cheater of an ex-husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard. And for two, Davidson’s relationship with Kim Kardashian, which ended in September, is currently playing out on The Kardashians. Bear-McClard hasn’t said a peep about any of this yet, but Kardashian posted photos of herself with a huge display of roses yesterday, perhaps indicating that she has also moved on. Ratajkowski “liked” the post, perhaps indicating that there are no hard feelings? I don’t know.
What happens next? Well, Davidson and Ratajkowski will probably get swarmed by paparazzi everywhere they go in New York, which I’m sure they will just hate. Maybe the next time we see them they’ll be riding on a branded float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, shouting, “no comment!” I’m happy for them.
Conveniently enough, Brad Pitt, 58, launched a new fake girlfriend in the tabloids this week. I’m sure the timing is completely coincidental. This one is named Ines de Ramon, and she was until recently married to The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley. Pitt and de Ramon were photographed standing next to each other backstage at a Bono concert in L.A. on Sunday. The Daily Mail published the exclusive photos, which of course show two people madly in love with each other:
In a short video also posted to the site, you can see Pitt halfheartedly introduce de Ramon to his friends Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. Aww.
So who is this person, and why does Pitt’s publicist think it’s a good idea for him to stand in photos next to her? Well, the Daily Mail originally reported she was a member of Pitt’s “team,” which is a bit strange. According to her LinkedIn, however, she’s a VP at Anita Ko Jewelry. That’s also how People and Us Weekly have identified her. A source told People Pitt and de Ramon met through a “mutual friend” and have been dating for “a few months,” which means Pitt was two-timing his last fake girlfriend, Ratajkowski. Scandal!
There’s also some discrepancy about de Ramon’s age: the Daily Mail reported she was 29, while People says she’s 32. I’m sure the truth is somewhere in there. As for what to know about her personality, a source told People, “she is very nice.” Lol.
My best to this gal as she figures out how old she is and why she is hanging out with a middle-aged man at a Bono concert.
Last week, we discussed Chris Evans, 41, and the tabloid rollout of his new girlfriend, the Portuguese actress Alba Baptista, 25. I had no idea this random pairing would be such a scandal, but Evans’s fans are losing their minds over it. It’s difficult to parse exactly what the issue is, but my most generous reading is that they are mad Evans acted like he was single while secretly dating Baptista. They also don’t like that she is younger than him.
“It’s like a kid finding out Santa isn’t real.” The horror!
STUFF BY HILARY DUFF: Yesterday, Hilary Duff talked about the makeup she used to love in the late 90s and early 2000s on her Instagram stories. I have transcribed her thoughts below for your convenience.
The little metal lip glosses from Stila before they put them in that plastic crank tube clicker thing, specifically the colors Petal Shine and Posie Shine
The Hard Candy nail polishes with the little, like, ring on top, and they were $22 they were so expensive
The quad palette, she thinks it was called like, Disco, and it had crazy eyeliner. If you had that in your makeup bag you were like, a cool girl
Clinique Air Kiss and Black Honey
Love Spell, the purple body splash by Victoria’s Secret
Purr by MAC, it was a lip glass, NOT the lip glass in the tube, it was a little short one with a black top
Let me know if you remember any of these items.
Finally, I’ll leave you with this photo Eva Mendes posted on Instagram this week:
Her tattoo says “de Gosling,” which fans think is her way of revealing that she and Ryan Gosling got married. To be honest, I thought they were already married. Hopefully this helps her sell more antimicrobial sponges.
Thanks so much for opening this email! I’ll be off next week for the holiday, but feel free to send me your thoughts and theories in the meantime. Happy Thanksgiving!
Loved the Hard Candy nail polishes with the little ring!
remember all of duff’s stuff! ahh nostalgia is my drug.
also, i can’t believe that emrata and pete are anything more than friendly. that hallway pic...