The Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup today featuring some strong Canadian representation from David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, and the darling Xavier Dolan. Jesus. He’s only 25 years old. And it seems like every year Dolan has a film for the festival. So incredibly productive. Dolan’s latest, Mommy, is screening in competition this time, his first time. I miss his glasses. I wonder if he’ll ever bring them back.
More on Cannes later this morning. But after over a year of absence, Ryan Gosling will be there. And it’s always a good show when he shows up on the Croisette, even though he skipped last year when Only God Forgives was part of the festival.
FYI on blog scheduling: it’s a holiday in Canada tomorrow and I will not be blogging. I’m sorry about the inconvenience. We’re back on Monday!
Have a great long weekend!
Yours in gossip,
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Vampire Diaries Catchup Part 3: Episodes 14-17 Well this was a convoluted catchup, wasn’t it? I mean, I’m talking purely logistically. Olympics and breaks and everything else, it was a long time coming. So maybe it’s for that reason that this run of episodes seems like it has really run out of steam. Full Story
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Though it was widely speculated that Maleficent would show up in Cannes, she was not on the official list that was released today. Is that a definite “NO”? Or are they just waiting for their own moment before dropping the Brange bomb on everyone else’s ass? In the absence of Brange, we get instead a showdown between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Full Story
Ryan Gosling directed his first film. It used to be called How To Catch A Monster. Now it’s called Lost River. It’s entered in Un Certain Regard. This is why he skipped the Cannes Film Festival last year (Only God Forgives). Doubtful that he’ll skip this year. Gosling has been working on it for months, keeping a very, very low profile. Full Story
Esme! Happy 32nd Birthday from your sister Alyssa. I’m so happy to hear that gossip keeps you together. And that there’s a third sister who’ll be joining the gossip party. Here are Ryan Gosling, Mark Ruffalo, and Tina & Amy in your honour. Jaclyn would like to thank her amazing friends for Kevin Richardson and the BSB and Miley Cyrus – have fun at both shows! April 25th in Toronto – it’s the Emmanuel-Howard Park United Church Annual Wine & Cheese Gala. Full Story
I’m reading a book right now called Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days by Bill Whitfield, Javon Beard, and Tanner Colby. Whitfield and Beard were MJ’s bodyguards at the end. They were with him always. And the children too. And they saw everything.
This is not about the controversy. It’s not the salacious details about MJ’s life that make the story compelling. What’s compelling is the culture. The culture of protecting and indulging. The powerless observation. How contradictory, right? They are hired to look after him. To use brawn and aggression to take care of him against threats from the outside, when the greatest threat was happening inside. Celebrities are so afraid of what’s going on around them. They seem to never understand that what hurts them most is what’s killing them from within. Read Full Intro
Can you imagine Marky Mark and Jenny McCarthy at family dinner?!? (Dlisted)
Emma Stone's red patch jeans (Just Jared)
Heidi Klum topless on the beach with Demi Moore's ex-boyfriend (The Superficial)
This is a cute outfit if you've got the body (Hollywood Tuna)
Um if the dancing didn't kill it for you for Leo DiCaprio, this actually might (Pop Sugar)
I loooooooove this dress on Emma Stone. LOVE. (Cele|bitchy)
Fringe on Catherine Zeta-Jones. Fortune telling face mapping says this is the problem. (Too Fab)
Lady Gaga before re-touching (Hollywood PQ)
Summer wedding dresses by Vera Wang (Romance Beat)
Not buying that Kristen Stewart missed Robert Pattinson at Coachella (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
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A final trailer for X-Men: Days Of Future Past has just been released. The movie opens May 23. I love this preview. Let me get to it: So Wolverine is tasked with bringing the mutants together. The dude who has to break Magneto Michael Fassbender out of his prison? HOT. Nicholas Hoult’s Beast as the comic relief? Adorable. Full Story
Have you exercised your nostalgia muscles this early on a Wednesday? No? Get ready. This is an interview about the series finale of Dawson’s Creek in a series of creators talking about finales. It's very enjoyable. Kevin Williamson has always been honest about how writing is fun and also hard for him, how he has to get deeply involved in series and then leave them. Full Story
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Are dating. Apparently they were all about each other at Coachella. I feel like this is a pattern. She breaks up. She hooks up. At Coachella. In 2012 there was a musician. F-ck, what was his name. Hang on, I have to Google. Got it. Robert Ackroyd. Florence + The Machine. You remember? Click here Full Story