Monday, January 22, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress Screen Actors Guild Award last year for her work in Fences and she went on to win the same award at the Oscars. Viola was not at the SAGs last night but she spoke in LA on Saturday at the Women’s March and this is part of what she said: 

“Listen, I am always introduced as an award-winning actor. But my testimony is one of poverty. My testimony is one of being sexually assaulted and very much seeing a childhood that was robbed from me.”  

That was near the end of her speech. At the beginning, she talks about Jim Crow and about the status quo. And then she talks about cost. That it used to cost the status quo nothing to preserve the status quo. And that cost has always been born by those who seek change. Viola is a member of an industry that has often prioritised cost over change, an industry that has been heavily scrutinised recently for those who’ve been victimised by its history of cost protection. Is it starting to cost Hollywood? Is Hollywood willing to assume the cost? Something to think about as Hollywood continues to celebrate itself over the next few weeks of this award season. What is the cost? And what does it look like? 

Click here for the full video of Viola’s powerful speech. 

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Yours in gossip,

Lainey
 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Dear Gossips,

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are happening on Sunday. Will you watch? The SAGs aren’t as highly rated as the Golden Globes or the Grammys or the Oscars. And there’s some kind of football game on the same night.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2018 21:33:31 January 19, 2018 21:33:31

Colin Firth has released a statement about Woody Allen. Well, more like a sentence, really. And it’s hard to read tone into it. Which is good, in the one sense, because that statement is clear, definitive, leaves no room for interpretation. Full Story

CHICAGO WEST

Duana Posted by Duana at January 19, 2018 21:20:39 January 19, 2018 21:20:39
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Pierre Suu/ GC Images

Noooooope this is not the way any of us thought this was going to go. Not one of us. Don’t you lie.  Nobody saw this coming. About a month ago Lainey really latched onto my suggestion of ‘Truth’  -- and I mean, based on ‘North’ and ‘Saint’, I felt good about that. Full Story

Chris Hemsworth in 12 Strong

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 19, 2018 20:05:56 January 19, 2018 20:05:56
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Photo Image Press/ Splash News, Mike Coppola/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images

In what is hopefully the last gasp of his typical Hollywood action career, before he fully embraces his destiny as a comedy grunt, Chris Hemsworth stars in 12 Strong, a movie so patriotic and mediocre you’d think it was directed by late-era Clint Eastwood. Full Story

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Smutty Social Media, January 19, 2018

Maria Posted by Maria at January 19, 2018 18:50:50 January 19, 2018 18:50:50

Over the holidays I read Celeste Ng’s newest book, Little Fires Everywhere. I absolutely love her work. Celeste posted this exchange with her mother on Instagram, and a lot of people didn’t get it. Their parent must not be immigrants. If I told my mom I had a NYT best selling book she’d say oh that’s nice and then move on to more important topics of discussions, like where she found rapini on sale. Full Story

The new Heathers

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at January 19, 2018 18:08:26 January 19, 2018 18:08:26
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Jeff Kravitz/ Earl Gibson III/ Getty Images

It's my birthday. Lainey has told you how obnoxious I usually am on my birthday. I force everyone to treat me like Beyoncé all day. I was trying to keep it low key this year but right now I want to establish that today is about celebrating me and no one can get mad at me on my birthday before I admit something. Full Story