Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

As mentioned last week, I will be defending Raziel Reid’s When Everything Feels Like The Movies on Canada Reads in March. The book was inspired by the true story of a 15 year old boy called Larry who was bullied at school for wearing makeup and heels. In 2008, Larry asked another boy to be his Valentine. Larry’s intended Valentine ended up rejecting him. By shooting him twice in the head the next day. There are kids like Larry who are surviving in silence all the time. 

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” Solomon Northup, 12 Years A Slave

Jude, our anti-hero in When Everything Feels Like The Movies is trying so hard to go beyond survival and to find a life. His story is provocative but relatable. His thoughts are irreverent but true. His words are important.

Which is why the Canada Council honoured Raziel Reid with a Governor General’s Award last year, making him the youngest person ever (24) to win the prize. However, there is now a petition being circulated requesting that the Canada Council revoke the award because they consider When Everything Feels Like The Movies too “vulgar” for young adult readers age 12-18. Click here to read more about the protest.

Oh Jude would love a controversy. Jude knows that drama sells. But it also gets people talking. And, hopefully, in this case, reading. Also… sharing.

When Everything Feels Like The Movies by Raziel Reid.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Robin & Ben at Armani Prive

January 28, 2015 17:30:02 Posted at January 28, 2015 17:30:02
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Claire Underwood is such an Armani client, non? Robin Wright and Ben Foster were in Paris yesterday for the Armani Prive presentation. As you can see, Mr Armani seems quite fond of her. It’s the second time we’ve seen Robin and Ben at a public event this month. You’ll recall, he accompanied her to the Golden Globes. Full Story

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Lily and Jane: The original Tina and Amy

January 28, 2015 16:50:21 Posted at January 28, 2015 16:50:21
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Many of us noticed during the Golden Globes that Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are not only awesome ladies on their own, but they’re especially awesome together. Longtime friends and sometimes collaborators, they’re like the proto-version of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Well they’re at Sundance this week, where Tomlin is promoting Grandma, and they appeared together at the Women In Film brunch, an event so popular people were turned away like it was one of the A-list movie premieres. Full Story

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Is Johnny Depp seeking new representation?

January 28, 2015 16:27:51 Posted at January 28, 2015 16:27:51
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Page Six reports today that Johnny Depp is considering breaking up with his long-time agent Tracey Jacobs because all his movies suck and he’s “devastated” that they’ve not been well received. Supposedly he’s thinking about working with Rick Yorn who manages Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Reese Witherspoon, Scarjo, Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and more. Full Story

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Justified 6.2: "Peacock"

January 28, 2015 15:49:52 Posted at January 28, 2015 15:49:52
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Justified Season 6, Episode 2 recap. Two episodes into the final season of Justified and I'm strongly reminded of the beginning of season four when the Drew Thompson mystery was laid out. If Justified can go out on a note as strong as season four, I will be very satisfied. We start by officially meeting Garrett Dillahunt's black hat, Ty Walker. Full Story

Another Tom Hardy accent

January 28, 2015 15:33:33 Posted at January 28, 2015 15:33:33
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This Means War was on TV during the holidays. I watched the first half, with commercials. You know how some movies get better on television because you’re comfortable on the couch or in bed and your general sense of expectation is just a lot lower? Yeah, no. TV doesn’t make This Means War a better movie. Full Story

Lady Ghostbusters are now in business

January 28, 2015 14:53:56 Posted at January 28, 2015 14:53:56
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We’ve been talking about revisiting Ghostbusters in some form or another for years now. For a while it was going to be Ghostbusters III, potentially starring the aged version of the original cast. Then maybe it would be a sequel but with a younger cast, then a straight reboot. Last year it was announced that director Paul Feig would indeed be rebooting Ghostbusters, but with a twist—an all-female cast. Full Story

Courtside newlyweds

January 28, 2015 14:31:10 Posted at January 28, 2015 14:31:10
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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden were married three weeks ago. Last night they sat courtside at the Laker game, relaxed and happy. She just seems so...comfortable, right? That's my Photo Assumption of the scene. These shots remind me of when we saw Cam at another sporting event a few years ago. Full Story

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January 28, 2015 – Smutty Shout-Outs

January 28, 2015 14:07:17 Posted at January 28, 2015 14:07:17
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“To our beautiful, warm, feisty Melina on her birthday. Let's just call it as it is - this past year was kind of an asshole to you. It did its worst, and guess what? It's gone, and you're still here. So today, we're not only celebrating you - for being a steadfast friend, a passionate advocate for animal charities, an amazing aunt, and an utterly selfless daughter - but we're also going to celebrate that this year is finally over. Full Story

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

Channing Tatum was on Kimmel last night. He did a bit with his childhood imaginary friend and then announced the winners of the Team Oscar contest. It’s a thing with the Academy where they invite people to submit videos about the best advice they’ve ever received and if they’re selected to be a finalist, they get to be part of the Oscar telecast. And then Tatum revealed the winners. The goal is to support emerging talent.

So… can we assume then that Channing Tatum will be presenting at the Oscars?

Speaking of the Oscars and Channing Tatum, there have been some of you asking about Jupiter Ascending, which opens on February 4th, and whether or not it’ll be Eddie Redmayne’s Norbit. I don’t know. I feel like if anyone has to own that, it’ll be Tatum.  Read Full Intro

Joaquin or Zach?

January 27, 2015 20:44:52 Posted at January 27, 2015 20:44:52
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Zach Galifianakis was at the SAGs the other night with the Birdman team and I kept thinking it was Joaquin Phoenix. Doesn't he look like Joaquin Phoenix now? The real Joaquin Phoenix was probably very happy to not be at the SAGs on Sunday but still had to be in Rome yesterday to promote Inherent Vice and is maybe growing his hair into a Javier Bardem No Country For Old Men bob. Full Story

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Emile Hirsch scraps at Sundance

January 27, 2015 20:27:57 Posted at January 27, 2015 20:27:57
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It's been a while since we've written about Emile Hirsch, one of my all-time least favorite people of the celebrity persuasion (click here and here for why Lainey can't stand him). Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

January 27, 2015 19:40:11 Posted at January 27, 2015 19:40:11
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Band drama! Band fight! (Dlisted)  

Ummmm... are we sure Katie Holmes is a good fit for Ray Donovan? (Just Jared

Was Drake rejected by a porn star? (The Superficial)   

Jason Momoa at Sundance in fur  (Cele|bitchy

Look at that dog's face. That's how sexy this is. (Too Fab)   

Jessica Alba's bikini bragging (Hollywood Tuna

Sam Smith reacts to Howard Stern (Towleroad

Blake Lively in A Path Appears (Pop Sugar

Minka Kelly always has such good jeans. (Popoholic)  

Tatiana Maslany's SAG stripes (Go Fug Yourself)  

Smutty Roundup: Sam & Leslie, Rooney & Theo, and just Ezra

January 27, 2015 18:32:47 Posted at January 27, 2015 18:32:47
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Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb are still together. And they were at Sundance. And that matters to the five of us who care about them, who would for sure rank them top 5 in a cool couple list…even though they are way too cool to be on a cool couple list. Rooney Mara and Theo James are together in Dublin working on a film called Secret Scripture directed by Jim Sheridan. Full Story

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