Friday, November 27, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Welcome back to those of you who were off yesterday for American Thanksgiving. I was here when you were eating turkey! Please scroll down to get caught up on yesterday’s blog.

I love it when awards season gives us a sentimental favourite. This year the sentimental favourite could be Sylvester Stallone.

Creed has opened to very, very strong reviews – 92% so far on Rotten Tomatoes. Sly didn’t write it but his performance is said to be generous and heartwarming and irresistible. The film is projected to bring in $35 million in its first weekend, maybe even as high as $40 million. And it should do well overseas too, which means it’s a commercial win. Which makes it that much more attractive to the Academy.

I wrote yesterday in a post about Idris Elba that the Supporting Actor Oscar race looks pretty open right now. There’s more than enough room for Sly to slide in there. And if he does get nominated? I mean that would be a story, wouldn’t it? After the career he’s had? And if he were to win as Rocky, not Rocky in the lead, but Rocky in the shadow of the future of the Rocky brand? As Rocky the coach, outside of the ring, still a fighter but a fighter who fights with wisdom and guidance and not his fists? Definitely a story.

Can’t wait to see this movie. First chance I get soon as I get home.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,


Gwen & Blake separate for Thanksgiving

November 27, 2015 16:32:02 Posted at November 27, 2015 16:32:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There are rumours that Blake Shelton invited Gwen Stefani and her boys to spend Thanksgiving at his home in Oklahoma. That turned out to be bullsh-t. Blake was seen getting out of LA on a private jet a couple of days ago and here’s Gwen with her kids at her parents’ yesterday. You’ll note though that when she arrived at the house, she was on her phone. Full Story

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The awakening of John and Daisy

November 27, 2015 15:54:11 Posted at November 27, 2015 15:54:11
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Sarah is American and I feel bad asking her to write a Star Wars post on her Thanksgiving break so you’re stuck with me for this Star Wars article. Another TV spot was released yesterday. At first I was like, Jesus, does Star Wars really need to build all this anticipation? EVERYONE is going to see Star Wars. Full Story

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Taylor Swift’s quiet Thanksgiving

November 27, 2015 15:16:10 Posted at November 27, 2015 15:16:10
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Taylor Swift has been quiet. For a couple of weeks now. Nothing on social media this week, not even a Thanksgiving message? At the time of this writing (Friday 6am) there’s been nothing. Taylor spent the week in New Zealand. She was apparently shooting a new music video (possibly endangering birds Full Story

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Happy Thanksgiving from Gwyneth & Chris

November 27, 2015 14:54:18 Posted at November 27, 2015 14:54:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Gwyneth Paltrow posted this group photo on Instagram yesterday. As you can see, her children, Apple and Moses, are there. A few other people who look so familiar I just can’t place them right now but if you can, please tell me. Oh yeah, and Chris Martin, at the other end of the table, but that’s him. Full Story

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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.  Read Full Intro

Thanksgiving Harry

November 26, 2015 21:01:14 Posted at November 26, 2015 21:01:14
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It’s Thanksgiving in America and Prince Hot Harry is not American but today he was in Lesotho doing what many in America are doing: giving back. Harry was there to open a centre for children living with HIV and AIDS in Africa. In 2004, while on a visit to Lesotho, Harry met a 4 year old boy called Mutsu Potsane, an orphan. Full Story

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Skinny Charlie

November 26, 2015 20:08:45 Posted at November 26, 2015 20:08:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Two straight days of Charlie Hunnam posts. Happy Thanksgiving! TMZ caught up with Charlie this week and he obliged with a few questions. About his body. OK, not exactly about his body but I’m a perv, so all I heard from this discussion was His Body. Charlie talking about his body. About how he thinks he’s skinny right now because he had to lose weight for Lost City Of Z. Full Story

Mimi on a float

November 26, 2015 19:54:31 Posted at November 26, 2015 19:54:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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These pictures of Mimi on a float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade should be enough. But if you do need some words, how about this: Mimi’s collaborating with MAC. It’s a lipstick. Guess what it’s called? If you guessed “Festive”, I know you as a lamb. But it’s not “Festive”. Full Story

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Antonio Banderas in The 33

November 26, 2015 19:39:05 Posted at November 26, 2015 19:39:05
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In 2010, the world was captivated by the real life drama of thirty-three Chilean miners trapped underground in a collapsed gold and copper mine. Sixty-nine days later a miracle was achieved when all thirty-three men were rescued, starved but alive. Interviews, television appearances, and books followed, and a film adaptation was inevitable. Full Story

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Will Smith for President?

November 26, 2015 18:16:03 Posted at November 26, 2015 18:16:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Will Smith is promoting Concussion. He’s been featured in multiple interviews this week and, unfortunately, most of them don’t feature Samuel L Jackson. Concussion is the true story of neuropathologist Dr Bennet Omalu’s work exposing what playing American style football can do a player’s brain based on a 2009 investigate report in GQ Magazine written by Jeanne Marie Laskas. Full Story

Thanksgiving Idris

November 26, 2015 16:12:57 Posted at November 26, 2015 16:12:57
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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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