Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Last Friday, ahead of the Super Bowl, I wrote that I spend a lot of time wondering what Beyoncé is up to. Click here for a refresher. Since Saturday, when she gave us the Formation, I spend even more time wondering what Beyoncé is up to. I know I am not alone. Yesterday NPR posted a piece called “Not Ready To Stop Obsessing Over Beyoncé And Formation? We Got You”. Click here to read it. And there’s also this post, about the making of the Formation video, with commentary from production designer Ethan Tobman about what it’s like to work with Beysus and a note at the end...

"There were larger reasons for this video coming out when it did and that will become obvious in the weeks to come."

Of course there are. Of course it will. It’s Beyoncé. There’s always a plan. There’s always a purpose. She’s been quiet for almost two years. So that when she finally has something to say, everyone’s paying attention. And, well, just simply paying. I paid for my Formation Tour tickets yesterday during the pre-sale. It was several hours of pure stress. Sasha wrote at one point that our group text had become a support service. Then the anxiety disappeared as soon as we secured our seats. Like we were f-cking grateful to Beyoncé after having just spent money on her. Yep. We are seeing Beyoncé in the Time of Beyoncé.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Oscar nominees talk about the importance of their nominations

February 10, 2016 15:00:45 Posted at February 10, 2016 15:00:45
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Award season roundtables are all the rage now, and Vulture is getting in on the action with a roundtable discussion featuring eight Oscar nominees, including Alicia Vikander, Bryan Cranston, and screenwriting nominees Phyllis Nagy (Carol) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton). During the discussion, the importance of nominations came up, particularly, how they impact careers. Full Story

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Zayn Malik has achieved what One Direction couldn’t: Pillowtalk is #1 in its first week on the Billboard Hot 100. Part of that, of course, has to do with One Direction fan support, certainly. But a lot of it is how he’s managed his profile the last couple of months.  Read Full Intro

Tom Hardy is naked

February 9, 2016 20:07:19 Posted at February 9, 2016 20:07:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Yesterday the Mischievous Monkey killed my laptop and my productivity. I have a new laptop. But I’m still sorry. And I’d like to make it up to you. So I bought you something. Tom Hardy was not at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon yesterday to no one’s surprise, really. While he and Leo are in the same movie, their approach to award season is totally different. Full Story

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Liam Neeson’s secret famous girlfriend

February 9, 2016 19:11:50 Posted at February 9, 2016 19:11:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Liam Neeson recently spoke with The Irish Independent. He was asked about his Valentine’s Day plans. And then he decided to give us a blind riddle. Part of me thinks he’s trolling us. But I like this game. Apparently he has a girlfriend: “I’d embarrass her if I said her name, she’s incredibly famous. Full Story

Ryan Coogler for Grownups

February 9, 2016 18:53:16 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:53:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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While Sly Stallone was celebrating his Oscar nomination, his director, Ryan Coogler, who was not recognised by the Academy, was at the AARP Awards as Creed was named Best Intergenerational Movie. How’s that for diversity? He not only gave us a new Rocky, with a black future, but also represented maturity – which is not typically a treasured quality in Hollywood. Full Story

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Rocky & Alicia

February 9, 2016 18:39:59 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:39:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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You’re looking at what could be the Best Supporting Actor and Actress at the Oscars on February 28th. Sylvester Stallone and Alicia Vikander were both at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon yesterday and then at The Hollywood Reporter party afterwards. Sly seems to be in the lead right now in his race but there could still be a surprise. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

February 9, 2016 18:19:09 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:19:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This is totally what I wore last night (Dlisted

Amy Schumer + Selena Gomez is one step closer to Taylor Swift (Just Jared

Justin Theroux claims he doesn’t play the fame game which explains how he signed with CAA after dating Jennifer Aniston and all that followed from there (Cele|bitchy

Matt Lauer invokes the “glib” interview with Katie Holmes (TooFab

Those Rihanna and Drake rumours are starting again (Celeb Dirty Laundry

Angelina’s new tattoos (Pop Sugar

This dress makes me miss summer (Popoholic

The house where Beyonce lived (TMZ

God this was f-cking cute (Pajiba

Rachel’s award season

February 9, 2016 18:07:24 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:07:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It was a busy weekend for Rachel McAdams. She was at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Friday. On Saturday she was with Spotlight director Tom McCarthy at the Directors Guild Awards. And then yesterday she was at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon to celebrate her first nomination. This is not the year that Rachel will win. Full Story

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Forget Revenant Bear, now we have Bill Murray Bear

February 9, 2016 17:36:49 Posted at February 9, 2016 17:36:49
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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And isn’t that the best of all fake computer movie bears? A new trailer for Jon Favreau’s update of The Jungle Book was released as part of the Super Bowl Trailer Apocalypse, and goddamn this movie looks gorgeous. Watch the new trailer and keep in mind two things: 1) The animals are not real, not even one, and 2) none of the locations are real, either. Full Story

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