Recent concerns about privacy have centered on domestic spying by government agencies.
Clemency for Edward Snowden and FBI surveillance of Americans in the ‘70s have both been in the news this week. And Sunday brought the return of Jill Kelley, the infamous air force base yenta who was the catalyst for the downfall of CIA director, Gen. David Petraeus.
Well, I was in the domestic spying business for 10 years as a gossip columnist, and let me tell you: it’s not the government you need to worry about.
It’s your friends, family and neighbors who know everything about you. And they’re the ones who sell you out.
We were wondering what the story was behind the Lindsay Lohan checkpoints at the Dream Downtown earlier this week during the Marc Jacobs party, but were satisfied with the answer that LiLo’s tanty at the V Magazine event the night before was the reason for her Dream-ban.
Page Six tells a much more sordid story of Ms. Lohan’s relationship with the hotel…and its owner Vikram Chatwal, with who she’s been photographed kissing (and has possibly moved in with?), apparently unaware that Mr. Chatwal’s estranged wife Priya Sachdev would be coming back from India this week.
How much longer must city gossips repent for the sins of failed extortionist Jared Paul Stern?
Ever since the Daily News reported that Mr. Stern solicited $220,000 from billionaire Ron Burkle in exchange for protection from nasty Page Six items, the Post has come down hard on anything that could be perceived as pay-for-play. Read More
The Daily News reports that Leighton Meester has sued her mother for misappropriation of funds intended for the care of Ms. Meester’s ill brother (Ms. Meester’s mother allegedly used the money for plastic surgery). While this is a grave matter if Ms. Meester’s claims are accurate, our understanding of Ms. Read More
It’s Friday and it’s Scandal Report, people! It’s also Sundance season, so this week Page Six and Gatecrasher holed up in Park City to write up any and all celebrity dalliances with the wild, the hot, and the juicy. And there were enough parties to give them all the dirt they needed. Hold on: there Read More
Yes, the bitter cold days of late January are all about us, here in New York. The idea of walking daunts us. We’re hopping around half-frozen puddles of toxic slush. Nothing — gloves, socks, scarves — can keep us as warm as we want to be. At times there is no end in sight.
Well, Read More
I know what you’re thinking: how could you do it, Scandal Report? How could you take two weeks off like that? We missed you, we needed you. How would we know which papers rocked their A-game during Christmas time and nabbed the best scoops and juciest items? Listen up, Scandal Report. Gossip never takes vacation. Read More
Scandal Report this week is on fire! Scandal Report — the best of the best of the city’s gossip, culled from the pages of nightcrawling columns Page Six and Gatecrasher. What did they dig up this week? And who did it with the most style? And why should we care? Well, we know why we Read More
The gossip never stops. Monday through Friday–and of course on the weekends–the glitzy and glamorous keep on doing marvelous, outrageous, and incomprehensible things, and that’s why we love them. That’s why we want as much seemingly frivolous information about them as we can possibly get. Every small detail, every tiny salacious item. All of it. Read More
This week, Ryan Reynolds was named People‘s Sexiest Man Alive and Scarlett Johansson was named GQ‘s Babe of the Year. The fact, then, that they’re married makes perfect sense. But with these honors bestowed upon the lovebirds, and both enjoying flourishing careers, the New York tabloids are going to be after both of them. Let’s Read More