Monday, July 28, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy was originally scheduled to open later. But, as Sarah wrote back in May, the studio moved up the release date to avoid Guardians Of The Galaxy. And it was the right move. Because Scarjo took out The Rock!

$44 million! Do you remember even seeing a red carpet or any kind of publicity tour for that film? Nope. She’s pregnant. She hasn’t been hustling. And the reviews weren’t great for Lucy either. But reviews aren’t great for many male-driven action movies. So if doesn’t matter for the men, why should it matter for the women?

Few women can topline this kind of feature. We’ve seen Angelina Jolie do it. And now, welcome to that very exclusive club, Scarlett Johansson.

So, you know, that’s how Blake Lively celebrated her first week of Preserve. 

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Ian, Nina, Nikki

July 28, 2014 16:25:55 Posted at July 28, 2014 16:25:55
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Duana’s the name expert. And she’s always on about how she prefers that siblings be named consistently. Like if you’re going to call your son Brody, maybe a classic Esther for your daughter isn’t a great fit. Something like that. I’m sure she has a better example. This post is not about naming siblings. Full Story

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Superhero Face Punch looks dumb

July 28, 2014 15:58:06 Posted at July 28, 2014 15:58:06
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Warner Brothers did a good job of keeping the appearance of Zack Snyder and comics’ Holy Trinity (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) a secret in the run up to their panel on Saturday morning in Hall H. When Snyder took the stage and introduced his trio of stars, it felt like a legit surprise, and made for a great Hall H moment—the first time the Trinity has appeared together. Full Story

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Mad Max is hotter than puppies

July 28, 2014 15:26:31 Posted at July 28, 2014 15:26:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Sarah has written at length about Comic-Con strategy – how often false hype can be generated out of San Diego (Sucker Punch) that ultimately leads to disappointment. But Comic-Con can also be a legitimate momentum build, especially for projects that seemed worrisome, projects that may have been burdened by the weight of expectation. Full Story

Virginia Smiles

July 28, 2014 15:05:16 Posted at July 28, 2014 15:05:16
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Masters of Sex Season 2 Episode 3 recap An unusual episode. None of our usual players (though possibly a starmaking turn for Elliot, you know?) and just one main location. Part of the glory of making a show that is not a procedural is that you can experiment with formats and types of shows and stretch the limits of what your show is. Full Story

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Chris Martin: “We’re not together”

July 28, 2014 14:06:57 Posted at July 28, 2014 14:06:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Chris Martin spoke about the conscious uncoupling during a radio interview that’s supposed to air today on Valentine In The Morning. There’s been a lot of speculation recently about whether or not he and Gwyneth Paltrow are reconciling. Full Story

Wonder Woman’s new look

July 28, 2014 13:42:56 Posted at July 28, 2014 13:42:56
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After having the new costume for Wonder Woman teased last month, at Comic-Con on Saturday Zack Snyder unveiled the first look for his cinematic version of the character, and it’s not bad. It’s still pretty T&A for a character who is supposed to be a warrior first and foremost, but let’s be real—it could have been much worse. Full Story

Her only challenge

July 28, 2014 13:24:32 Posted at July 28, 2014 13:24:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

She’s a girl who gets what she wants, sometimes much to our surprise, especially when it comes to romance. But you can’t game your way to a baby. And right now, she really, really wants a baby. She’s young. She’s healthy. She’s resourceful. In her mind, it should have happened by now. Full Story

July 28, 2014 – Smutty Shout-Outs

July 28, 2014 13:10:46 Posted at July 28, 2014 13:10:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Linda! Happy 30th Birthday! Alexandra told me that for you two over in Ireland, Eminem is golden daylight. It’s been ages since he’s given us some new pictures. But he and Rihanna kick off their mini-tour soon. I promise I’ll post as many photos as I can. And Linda? Being single in your 30s is the way to do it. Full Story

Friday, July 25, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

I really, really want to see Boyhood this weekend. Duana and Lara went the other night and yesterday sent an email to a few of our friends with the title “ALERT”:

“Boyhood made me love Ethan Hawke again. Use at your own risk.”

That is a risk. Because I’d been going off Troy Dyer for a while. And then… Before Midnight. Also, there was a Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight marathon on TV recently. That didn’t help either.

Experiment: Can Richard Linklater’s Ethan Hawke stand up after a viewing of Billy Idol’s Ethan Hawke? This is what I’ll do as soon as I leave the theatre after Boyhood. Pull up a shot of Billy Ethan Hawke on my phone as a fickle test.

Trying to decide whether or not I should blind you again today and make it a 3-blind week. It’s Friday and so many people are taking off early. Hold to next week or do now? Tell me.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Smutty Tingles

July 25, 2014 19:33:00 Posted at July 25, 2014 19:33:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Sasha Finds Diane Kruger’s sweatshirt in LifeStyle

Cokenado is a good way to describe it (Dlisted)

Why do people think looking at Ebola Paris Hilton will make us want to eat? (The Superficial)

Lea Michele’s white bra (Just Jared)

Would you want to see Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch as brothers? (Cele|bitchy)

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden on holiday today in Italy (Pop Sugar)

OK this is totally undignified and really funny (Too Fab)

When Nicolas Cage almost became Superman (Pink Is The New Blog)

Kelly Brook dancing to last year’s song by this year’s loser (Hollywood Tuna)

A terrible review of Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy (Pajiba)

Love this outfit on Keri Russell (Go Fug Yourself)

Wes Bentley is my Dr Strange

July 25, 2014 19:13:36 Posted at July 25, 2014 19:13:36
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Is this a gift for you? If not, it’s a gift for me. I’m into Wes Bentley. Sarah’s been texting me today about all the mystery around who’s going to be Dr Strange per the big Marvel announcement coming tomorrow and all the speculation and my vote, although they’ve not spoken of him as a possibility, would be Wes Bentley. Full Story

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Vin Diesel gets into it

July 25, 2014 17:34:10 Posted at July 25, 2014 17:34:10
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Yesterday was the London premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy, and Vin Diesel showed up in a tee shirt with his one line from the movie, “I am Groot”, printed on it and wearing a pair of stilts to make him taller like his space ent character, Groot. While Bradley Cooper is maybe-fighting Full Story

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Charlize’s engagement ring?

July 25, 2014 17:00:37 Posted at July 25, 2014 17:00:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It was already reported a couple of weeks ago that Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are ready to marry – click here for a refresher. Apparently they want to do it soon, in South Africa, while they’re there shooting a movie. This week Charlize was seen at LAX with what looks like an engagement ring on her finger – click here Full Story