Today is Brad Pitt’s 50th birthday. Conveniently Troy was on TV last night. Not going to lie – the only reason I stayed up watching it, enduring it (because it’s actually terrible), is to see his love scene with Rose Byrne, who was practically a different person back then. Brad Pitt doesn’t do love scenes that way anymore. Not unless they’re with the Jolie.
Some Gossip Nostalgia to start the day -- Troy is what Pitt was working on just before he turned 40 while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston. The film went on to screen at Cannes which is where this photo was taken – one of the most famous pictures of them together, face to face, smiling, seemingly invulnerable. It was May. Pitt had already been shooting Mr & Mrs Smith for 3 months. His arrival in Cannes with his wife was supposed to put an end to the rumours.
And in the 10 years since, he’s moved on to a new partner, 6 children, picked up 2 more Oscar nominations, a 3rd possibly on the way, and, with World War Z, surpassed his previous biggest box office earner…which was Troy. Would you have predicted it?
Yours in gossip,
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There seems to be a dick theme happening today… Enjoy it with your eggnog! Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt went shopping yesterday. As you can see, they did not buy men’s underwear. There, that’s what I want for Christmas. I want Jon Hamm to stop freeballing. The problem is that most of you want him to keep on freeballing. Full Story
Here is a rarity: A situation in which nobody is an asshole (well, except one rando with a Tumblr), but the situation is nonetheless utter and complete bullsh-t. So, Dylan Sprouse. Who? I know. Depending on how old you are, the answer is “one of the twins who played Adam Sandler’s kid in Big Daddy” or Zack from Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Full Story
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Wasn’t it? When it was first reported that Prince Harry and Alexander Skarsgard would join Walking With The Wounded to the South Pole, this is the shot you wanted to see. And, finally, here it is. They’ve completed their trek. They gathered together at the National Science Foundation Amundsen-Scott South Pole station. Full Story
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How happy does Jonah Hill look to be standing next to Leonardo DiCaprio at the NY premiere of The Wolf Of Wall Street last night? Jonah’s currently shooting 22 Jump Street. Production has recently moved to Puerto Rico. But there’s no f-cking way he was missing his opportunity to be with Leo and Marty to promote their new movie. Full Story
Rebekah – Happy Birthday! It’s NOT bad luck to celebrate early. In fact, it’s the opposite. Celebrate before or on the day of. Celebrate as hard as you want/can. It’s how you accumulate good luck – surrounded by those who love you. You’re right, Tigers did have it rough in the Snake. Full Story
Thanks for your emails yesterday re: the Harry Styles cutoff. Three times he was with the kin of Kanye West's girlfriend. And three times is too many, even though, God he's just so f-cking cute with the hair and the dimples and the...
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Reader Jackie sent an email this morning about Benedict Cumberbatch that basically boiled down to, “Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be skating along the edge of other people’s bad decisions, so when does that become a problem for him?” (Emphasis mine). Her examples: playing a white-washed role in Star Trek Into Darkness (Khan, who, it should be noted, has never been played by an Indian actor), the whole Fifth Estate Full Story
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They love each other. At least that’s the narrative right now because they’re promoting their new song Who You Love. And the video too. Katy Perry and John Mayer were on Good Morning America today, together, for its release. By fame standards then, at this point they’re practically married. Full Story
One of the surprises of 2012 was that the 21 Jump Street movie reboot didn’t suck. It very much did not suck. It was, actually, pretty funny. And it’s only gotten funnier on repeat viewings, which is the sign of a classic. It might chap your ass a little because it was produced and conceived as a Jonah Hill vanity project, but does the fact that Channing Tatum is so likeable cancel that out? Does Tatum somehow alleviate whatever annoyance Hill carries? It’s hard to dislike the Jonah Hill that is responsible for 21 Jump Street. Full Story
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That Dame. She was all about the romantic drama, right up until she died…and Colin Farrell was her last boyfriend! Remember when he spoke at her memorial service? Remember when we were all like, huh, how did that happen? Well, Colin’s promoting Saving Mr Banks right now and, during an interview with Ellen that airs this week, reveals how they met. Full Story
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