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By Luke Broadwater | June 16, 2011
It's often interesting to see how foreign news outlets cover the stories the American media find so important.  For instance, consider this example from Russia Today, the English-language news outlet, and how its journalists covered New York congressman Anthony Weiner's resignation today.  Under the title, "Headline-grabbing gossip replaces news in US," Russia Today led their coverage of Weinergate, as we call it in the states, with...
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By Mike Giuliano | September 20, 2013
Horton Foote crafted gentle dramas about ordinary lives. The late playwright's "A Young Lady of Property," which opens the Rep Stage season, is set in a Texas town in 1925. Although it's such an insular place that it seems unlikely the small-town gossip would even travel as far as the next town, Foote taps into dreams and disappointments that have universal application. A prolific writer whose plays included "The Trip to Bountiful" and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Young Man From Atlanta," Foote also won Academy Awards for his adapted screenplay for "To Kill a Mockingbird" and original screenplay for "Tender Mercies.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 21, 2000
"Gossip" is an intriguing idea for a movie -- part exploration into what separates news from gossip, part thriller about what happens when the two become indistinguishable. Too bad director Davis Guggenheim didn't have enough faith in his material to let it stand more on its own. Instead, you get lots of low-angle shots, rain, throbbing soundtrack and odd lighting. You also get three college students living in the world's most palatial loft apartment. (One of them is living off a trust fund that must equal the GNP of Switzerland.
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December 31, 2012
Baltimore native and superstar Olympian Michael Phelps has dumped model-waitress Megan Rossee, according to TMZ . The gossip site cited anonymous sources who said that Phelps "felt the relationship wasn't going anywhere, so he decided to end it so he could pursue other options. " The two first appeared in public as a couple during the London Olympics. Phelps played (consolation?) beer pong Saturday evening with Stacy Keibler in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to Keibler's Instagram feed.
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By Niki Scott and Niki Scott,Universal Press Syndicate | June 13, 1993
It's hard to curb your passion and control your own behavior when you're in love with someone at work. And it's downright impossible to curb or control the way other people may react to your relationship.Two women who've run into 1960s attitudes about 1990s relationships at work contacted me this week. The first, a 42-year-old secretary, talked to me in Bangor, Maine; the second, a 26-year-old sales executive, wrote from Orlando, Fla."I've read your columns about the way people should act if they're having a personal relationship with someone at work.
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By GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY and GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | July 12, 2006
The rich and famous islanders of Martha's Vineyard should lower their voices the next time they stop by Sunporch Books in Oak Bluffs. Little do they know that proprietor Holly Nadler has been collecting every dollop of gossip she has overheard. Among the tales Nadler shares in her new book, Vineyard Confidential: Bruce Willis reputedly hit on 137 waitresses during his Vineyard visits over the years. According to Nadler, he scored with precisely zero. Woody Allen once faxed a list of requirements to a real estate agent who was supposed to show him properties.
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By McClatchy-Tribune | February 4, 2007
MIAMI -- You're at the Catalina Hotel on Collins Avenue, hanging with Perez Hilton and waiting for him to say something vile. He's the catty Cubanito from Miami who is making a splash with his celebrity gossip Web site, PerezHilton.com. Perez - real name Mario Lavandeira - grew up in Westchester, Fla., is a Belen Jesuit Prep School grad, studied acting at New York University and likes to call himself "Queen of Mean." But today he's being sort of, well, sweet. He's telling you about his mom (his dad, who had a wallpapering business, died of an aneurism when Perez was 14)
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By JOHN WOESTENDIEK and JOHN WOESTENDIEK,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2002
Before television and air conditioning, before cell phones and computers, before we needed to take our problems to "therapists," go online to "meet" people, or learn "techniques" for relaxation, there was the stoop. And after all those things, the stoop remains: a simple series of steps -- wooden, marble, concrete or brick -- that, while decidedly low-tech, while never intended to do anything more than get you up to the front door of your rowhouse, have become both multi-purpose tool and social phenomenon.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2004
Ana Marie Cox isn't afraid to ruffle feathers - or to say goodbye. She quit just before she was fired from the Chronicle of Higher Education. She left the liberal monthly The American Prospect under circumstances that required her to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Now she's swooped into Washington - where great pains are taken to keep feathers in place - as the sole writer for www.wonkette.com, a new gossip Web site. "This is the first job I have had where my poor people skills don't matter," said Cox, 31. "I write and speak faster than I think and I often get people in trouble."
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By TOM PETERS and TOM PETERS,TPG COMMUNICATIONS | February 17, 1992
Man is a curious creature. During personal bankruptcy proceedings in the Great Depression, people would often give up a refrigerator or stove before forking over their radios. Once hooked on the nation's gossip, they wouldn't let go for anything.The Wall Street Journal recently reported research by an Australian doctor. He sent 24 patients letters after their office visits, summarizing what he'd said. Another 24 were left letterless. The mere act of corresponding dramatically increased patient satisfaction -- especially among those who'd received bad news from the doctor.
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By Ty Alexander | November 3, 2011
Thanks to Bravo, your Sunday evenings (via Twitter of course) are officially deemed as #IWishIWereAHouswife. Because clearly anyone can be one. It doesn't really matter that these excessively materialistic characters, who I've grown to love, aren't even housewives or even started out as such. What does matter is the amount of sheer entertainment, laughter and foolery that generally happens each week. Which is more than enough proof as to why we all should love "The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
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Laura Lefavor | October 24, 2011
The room was silent for a full five minutes after tonight's "Gossip Girl" episode ended. Yeah, we got more Chuck. Yeah, we finally got a Serena/Blair scene. But we also got scheming royals, a certifiably insane blackmailer and a whole new level of snooping. On the Louis/Blair front, they finally told their families about the baby. But remember Beatrice? (Yes, Louis' sister. The one that made-out with a priest in the back of a limo). Well, somehow she managed to team up with Diana to turn her mother against Blair and Louis.
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Laura Lefavor | October 24, 2011
Anyone who is thoroughly confused by tonight's events, please raise your hand. The episode began with Nate asking Diana to go public about being a couple. Tell me if I'm wrong, but since when does winking across the room and hooking up on desks constitute as a real relationship? I always think Nate can't possibly get any dumber, but he always proves me wrong. Every time. Side note, guess where he wanted to make the big announcement? A party … of course.  Elsewhere, Dan continued to whine and complain.
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By Laura Lefavor | October 17, 2011
So tonight we finally got more Chuck scenes, more Serena/Blair scenes ... and more angsty Dan scenes. Sigh. The drama centered around the release party for Dan's new book. Ignoring the fact that "Gossip Girl" can't go an episode without a party, I was actually pretty excited to finally see Dan in the spotlight. That is, until everything spiraled into a big mess of whining, complaining and general selfishness. If it wasn't for Chuck and his show-stealing moments, I don't think I could've made it through.
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By Laura Lefavor | October 10, 2011
So, the big question tonight: Who's the father? It seems as though Season-5 Blair spends her time moping, pouting and generally being intolerable. She spent the entire episode tonight avoiding the envelope that pretty much revealed whether her dreams would come true. Where's the Season-3 Blair who dumped Chuck the second she found out he slept with Jenny? Or the Season-4 Blair who just grabbed Dan and kissed him? The dragging and complaining is getting old. Fast. When Dan wasn't trying to persuade Blair to deal with her life, he was busy doing some avoiding of his own. He finally figured out who has the book - Noah Shapiro, his old boss.
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By Mike Giuliano | October 4, 2011
Gossip takes on a life of its own in Robert Anderson's "Tea and Sympathy. " Although this 1953 play speaks to the reputation-shattering consequences of gossip at a boys boarding school, it still speaks to the presumably more open-minded contemporary audience at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. The subject of all that malicious gossip is a 17-year-old student, Tom Lee (Justin Johnson), whose shy personality and cultural interests prompt his fellow students to persecute him for allegedly being gay. Just as the "is he or isn't he" speculation fuels plenty of dormitory rumors, the audience vicariously mulls over the anecdotes and opinions that insistently fly around.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1996
When Barry Levinson and his friends were growing up in Baltimore -- an experience that would later inspire his movie "Diner" -- they lusted after the "great post," their lingua franca for showing up with a gorgeous date on your arm."The quintessential great post," Chip Silverman wrote in "Diner Guys," his 1989 memoir, "was a blue-eyed, blonde shiksa, at least 5'6" that no one in Northwest Baltimore had ever seen."Calling Central Casting for Miss Sharon Stone!Friday's Liz Smith gossip column brought the word to Silverman and the other grown-up Diner Guys that their pal Levinson is dating the beautiful if reputedly predatory Stone.
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By Carol Kleiman and Carol Kleiman,Chicago Tribune | June 24, 1991
The familiar gathering of employees around the water cooler to exchange the latest delicious gossip and to mutter seditious remarks about management is an outdated, unfair stereotype.After all, it's almost the year 2000 and practically everything in the workplace has a futuristic spin to it. For instance, everyone knows workers do not gather around the water cooler, which has dried up as a meeting place.Instead, they gather around the fax machine. They stand there and talk for very worthy reasons:They sincerely want to be part of their office's informal and instantaneous communication system no worker can afford to ignore, according to advice from the best-informed career counselors; and, of course, to exchange the latest delicious DTC gossip (now upgraded and known as networking)
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Laura Lefavor | September 26, 2011
I know, I know. Which character has a baby on the way? Well, we found out during tonight's outrageous season premiere. But first, a quick reminder of what everyone has been up to this summer: Vanessa (who thankfully will not be back) stole Dan's latest story on her way out of the city. Dan is in the Hamptons, trying to stay out of drama for a while. Serena has a job in L.A. working on the set of a movie. Nate and Chuck are off traveling the world. And Blair has finally let Chuck go and is marrying Prince Louis.
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