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From Weinstein to Megaman: the inside story of Popbitch, the low-spec newsletter that transformed celebrity gossip

It's Britain's greatest gossip newsletter. So how did Popbitch become the highlight of thousands of Thursday afternoons—without getting sued out of existence?

By Alexis Self  

For those in the know, Thursday afternoon, between the hours of four and five, is the bitching hour. That’s the time when a sound, a vibration, a salutary haptic, signals the arrival of Popbitch in one’s inbox.

Every week, for exactly 20 years last month, the email newsletter has been sating, or stoking, the nation’s appetite for celebrity gossip. As more august titles have risen and fallen—and still others have been forced to seriously change their…

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