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Gossip

See also Slander.
Gourmandism (See EPICUREANISM, GLUTTONY.)
Graciousness (See COURTESY, HOSPITALITY.)
assembly of women
symbolizes gossip in dream context. [Dream Lore: Jobes, 143]
Blondie and Tootsie
two characters continually gossiping from morning to night. [Comics: “Blondie” in Horn, 118]
Duchess of Berwick
rumor-jabbering woman upsets Lady Windermere. [Br. Lit.: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Magill I, 488–490]
Norris, Mrs.
Fanny’s aunt, the universal type of busybody. [Br. Lit.: Mansfield Park, Magill I, 562–564]
Peyton Place
New Hampshire town where everyone knows everyone else’s business. [Am. Lit.: Peyton Place, Payton, 523]
Sneerwell, Lady
leader of a group that creates and spreads malicious gossip. [Br. Drama: Sheridan The School for Scandal]
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1) The 1920s saw the rise of the gossip column, the consequence of people's interest in Hollywood film personalities.
And if his rumoured relationship with Ulrika - whose chequered love-life has earned her has much attention as her TV career - does turn out to be true, the acclaimed coach, who has become immensely popular in England since taking over the national team, is set to make more regular appearances in the gossip columns.
But Bellows' biggest success was "The Ear" gossip column which was written by a saucy Englishwoman named Diana McLellan and long-time Star reporter Louise Lague.
Geordie Phil Sunderland has been living in Australia for over a year now, but he makes sure he gets his weekly dose of his favourite gossip column online every Friday.
The Mike Walker gossip column broke the supposed news, which then filtered into various talk shows and TV outlets.
It's a tasty snack, enjoyable in a Vanity Fair gossip column airplane-read sort of way, and it's got great bones, so be seen with it.
It takes a unique display of bravado, confidence, arrogance and talent to get on the VMA celebrity stage, and these are the very qualities that constitute "Page Six," the hot new song from writer/composer Gad Romann that references the popular gossip column Page Six.
Brennan said the big story was buried in Deb Peterson's gossip column, where she said Rigali was taking pains to "take care of his key aides" left behind.
The obligatory gossip column in a 1981 issue reports, for example: "At 4 o'clock controversial critic Benjamin Buchloh.
There's plenty of publicity hungry soap stars more than willing to embarrass themselves in the name of front page headlines and gossip column titbits.
News Flash: The New York Post's gossip column lets drop that none other than Barbra Streisand and her fiance, actor James Brolin, will be getting married this August 9 on Block Island.
We just finished doing my single with Lmfao, then I'm recording with Snoop Dogg," Contactmusic quoted her as telling New York Post gossip column Page Six.