Thursday, November 26, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Monday, November 30th marks the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles premiere of Brokeback Mountain. The film opened in limited release a week later and then wide a month after that. As you know, it went on to receive multiple award nominations and won the Oscars for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. God, that score. Every time I hear it I want to cry.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the film, Jake Gyllenhaal recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his experience making the movie and working with his friend Heath Ledger. Click here to read it. Earlier this year, Jake, Ang Lee, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Annie Proulx, Diana Ossana, and Larry McMurtry participated in the definitive oral history of Brokeback Mountain for OUT Magazine. If you love the film, and so many of us do, and you haven’t already, you MUST read it. They share their memories – the obstacles they had to overcome to get the film made, meeting and learning from each other, the background to their favourite scenes. In particular, the moment when Jack leaves and Ennis goes into the alley and breaks down? Ennis feels like sh-t because he’s in love. He doesn’t know he’s in love. And he’s tormented by MISSING his love. Heath Ledger was all of us in that scene. That’s the place where Brokeback is universal. Because who among us hasn’t been there? Who can’t understand how it feels to miss someone so f-cking bad you want to tear your body apart?

Click here to read the Brokeback Mountain oral history.

Yours in gossip,


Thanksgiving Idris

November 26, 2015 16:12:57 Posted at November 26, 2015 16:12:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Happy Thanksgiving, America! And look! New photos of Idris Elba for all of us, not just Americans, to be thankful for! Here’s Idris in London launching his collection at Superdry, fresh off his Independent Spirit Award nomination for his performance in Beasts Of No Nation in the supporting actor category. Full Story

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Why not Olivia Wilde?

November 26, 2015 15:39:25 Posted at November 26, 2015 15:39:25
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Olivia Wilde is not just underrated, her talents are undervalued. That's my takeaway from watching her latest indie, Meadowland, about a mother struggling with a cloud of grief and guilt one year after her son's abduction. Think Rabbit Hole, but less bougie and with a smaller focus on marital strife. Full Story

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dear Gossips,

By now you know that Adele’s 25 has smashed ‘NSYNC’s first week sales record. And she only needed 3 days to do it. You also know that her accomplishment is even more remarkable considering the way the music industry has changed.  Read Full Intro

Smutty Tingles

November 25, 2015 20:46:30 Posted at November 25, 2015 20:46:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Trying to imagine Tom Cruise and John Travolta like this (Dlisted

I love this story from Jamie Foxx (Just Jared

Idris Elba – on the way to Oscar? (Cele|bitchy

Katy Perry and the model: coincidence or conspiracy? (TooFab

Gigi and Zayn know how to keep a story going (TMZ

Gwyneth’s ass wipes (The Superficial

Selena’s flared travel jeans (Hollywood Tuna

If not for the colour, hate baby blue, I think she kinda pulls this off (Go Fug Yourself

What happens when you don’t know Beyonce (College Candy

Johnny undercover?

November 25, 2015 18:49:33 Posted at November 25, 2015 18:49:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Sarah wrote me back today when I messaged her “ugh” about Leonardo DiCaprio surging in the Oscar rankings. As I posted earlier, Leo’s in a one man race – click here for a refresher. But wait… is he, really? As Sarah pointed out, Kris Tapley, the co-awards editor at Variety, tweeted yesterday about Johnny Depp hustling undercover: The best actor Oscar race is Depp vs. Full Story

Julia Roberts in Secret in Their Eyes

November 25, 2015 18:14:30 Posted at November 25, 2015 18:14:30
Sarah Posted by Sarah
Reimschuessel/ Splash News

In 2010 Argentinian thriller El Secreto de Sus Ojos won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, beating out A Prophet and The White Ribbon. It also did very good business for a subtitled import, topping $6 million at the box office, which means it found a considerable audience in the US. It did not need to be remade at all, so, naturally, it got an English-language remake just a few years later. Full Story

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Friday Night Lights, the musical

November 25, 2015 17:00:26 Posted at November 25, 2015 17:00:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Splash News

It’s Thanksgiving in the United States. And I haven’t bitched at you in a while about Friday Night Lights. So I guess this is perfect timing. WHY HAVEN’T YOU WATCHED FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS? You can binge this weekend. And then you can email me, grovelling about why it took you so long. Full Story

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Tom Cruise vs. The Mummy

November 25, 2015 16:34:21 Posted at November 25, 2015 16:34:21
Sarah Posted by Sarah
Wenn, Splash News

We have a little bit of a trade war going on over Tom Cruise. Yesterday, Variety reported that Cruise was in talks to star in a reboot of the Brendan Fraser classic, The Mummy. Universal plans to use The Mummy reboot to launch a Marvel-style cinematic universe around their classic movie monsters (ugh), so this would make The Mummy Redux like the Iron Man of that universe, and Tom Cruise the Tony Stark, which is apt because Cruise was once on the list to play the actual Tony Stark. Full Story

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Thanksgiving Hunnam

November 25, 2015 15:50:42 Posted at November 25, 2015 15:50:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Many of you are about to take off for Thanksgiving in America. Maybe you’ve already taken off. The next 24 hours will be all about turkey, football, and trying not to kill your homophobic racist mother/father/aunt/uncle/third cousin/brother/brother’s new girlfriend. Unless this is a fallacy perpetrated by movies and Saturday Night Live. Full Story

Captain America: Civil War – Whose side are you on?

November 25, 2015 15:28:42 Posted at November 25, 2015 15:28:42
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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In a surprise move, Marvel dropped the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live (thanks to some Grade-A studio f*ckery, expect to see a new trailer from DC soon, too). Trying to keep up with their bosses’ brinksmanship may drive everyone at Marvel Studios and Warner Brothers/DC completely insane, but so long as we get to break down Civil War, I’m fine with that. Full Story

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No one else is in the ring

November 25, 2015 14:54:06 Posted at November 25, 2015 14:54:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Revenant has been screening in LA for Academy members the last few days and the response has been very, very positive. As you know, The Revenant is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s follow-up to Birdman, the reigning Best Picture. As you know, the shoot was difficult, it was delayed, it was expensive, and he was reportedly a dick to the crew. Full Story

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dear Gossips,

When you have a few minutes today, please read The Hollywood Reporter’s Actors Roundtable featuring Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Will Smith, Benicio Del Toro, and Joel Edgerton. It’ll take 5, maybe 6, tops.  Read Full Intro