Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

Warner Bros has acquired the rights to Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch in partnership with RatPac Entertainment. That’s Brett Ratner’s company. Does it bite your ass that he called his company RatPac? I mean I get it. His last name is Ratner. But…that’s kind of…like…it’s the Rat Pack. Like Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin and… REALLY???

Anyway, Tartt’s first book The Secret History – which I loved so much even though it f-cked me up for a week and it’s on my 25 book list here -- was also optioned by Warner Bros years ago but nothing ever happened. Did you know that Gwyneth Paltrow and her brother were once considering adapting it? (Charles and Camilla Macaulay!) It’s the kind of story David Fincher would be great at. I don’t know why they couldn’t pull it together.

As for The Goldfinch – Nina Jacobson is only on board as a producer which, hopefully, mitigates Rattner’s involvement. Jacobson is one of the big influences behind The Hunger Games film franchise and, last year, bid successfully for Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians. Speaking of Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin, when is your sequel going to be ready???

Here’s what I’ll be reading this long weekend: Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies. It comes out today which means it’ll be waiting for me on my iPad when I get home from work.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

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Like royal grandma

July 29, 2014 14:43:39 Posted at July 29, 2014 14:43:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Prince Harry is also at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with his brother and sister-in-law. You remember when his grandmother the Queen photobombed a few young students last week? Harry did the same thing to some people from Massey University.   In case you missed it: here's our very own Gary Hermansson getting photo bombed by Prince Harry at #Glasgow2014 Full Story

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Sporty makes them horny

July 29, 2014 14:15:24 Posted at July 29, 2014 14:15:24
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The Cambridges have been in Glasgow the last few days for the Commonwealth Games. Yesterday they were at the swimming centre (she wore a sleeveless shirt under a blazer and pants) and today they were spectators at the athletics competition (in a blue dress). Something happens to Will and Kate when they’re at sporting events. Full Story

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July 29, 2014 – Smutty Shout-Outs

July 29, 2014 13:58:49 Posted at July 29, 2014 13:58:49
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For Simone from “The Group”… I know you need a LOT of Sidney Crosby today. So I’m attaching several shots of your dream lover from the NHL Awards last month though I suspect you’d trade Sid for more time. I wish I could give you more time. I wish we all had more time. Full Story

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.  Read Full Intro

Leo & Lohan in Ibiza

July 28, 2014 20:27:24 Posted at July 28, 2014 20:27:24
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Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend Toni Garrn spent the weekend on a boat in Ibiza. One of his boys, Kevin Connolly was with them. One of his boys is ALWAYS with them. You know who else was in Ibiza? These are new shots of Lindsay Lohan in Ibiza. She and her friends were photographed at a beach club. Full Story

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Game Of Thrones: looking back and ahead

July 28, 2014 20:08:45 Posted at July 28, 2014 20:08:45
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As expected, the Game Of Thrones panel at Comic-Con this weekend was a big deal. And it was a chance to say goodbye to a couple of our favourite characters. Also a look-ahead to Season 5. So here are Gidget and Oberyn Martell alongside Jon Snow and Arya Stark and the Hound and Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister who, for me at least, is quickly becoming the Pacey Witter of this show. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

July 28, 2014 18:48:16 Posted at July 28, 2014 18:48:16
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Are our Lindsay Lohan standards so low that we don’t think this is a mess? (Dlisted)

See? Britney’s boys are pretty much twins! (TooFab)

Pam’s letting her not-estranged-anymore husband know what he’d be missing (The Superficial)

The Beckhams cycle together (Just Jared)

Jessica Alba at Comic-Con (Hollywood Tuna)

Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon spitting on each other (Pop Sugar)

Benedict Cumberbatch had good hair at Comic-Con (Cele|bitchy)

Is Hugh Jackman at the circus? (Socialite Life)

Hot Harry took his shirt off at a garden party (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

A Beyonce board sandwich (I'm Not Obsessed)

Singling out an Avenger

July 28, 2014 17:53:51 Posted at July 28, 2014 17:53:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I mean, it’s always going to be Tony Stark, right? Or RDJ. Interchangeable at this point. With all the charisma, because he’s always going to SHOW UP, everyone else seems like a supporting character, especially the ones who are coming in new. Fine. You got me. I just needed an excuse to dedicate a standalone post to Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Full Story

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Inside the Superhero Clubhouse

July 28, 2014 17:25:01 Posted at July 28, 2014 17:25:01
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First, Marvel’s panel started nearly twenty minutes late. Then, they didn’t announce anything new, except that the Guardians of the Galaxy’s pre-destined sequel will open on July 28, 2017. There was no news on Dr. Strange, or long-awaited confirmation of a Black Panther and/or Captain Marvel movie. Full Story

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Meanwhile Nina…

July 28, 2014 16:51:07 Posted at July 28, 2014 16:51:07
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While it’s unclear if Nina Dobrev knew about Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed making out at the Entertainment Weekly party, she was definitely there, and changed into flip-flops when she left… With Ben McKenzie. They were hugging each other at one point, in clear view of the paps. Full Story

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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