Welcome back to those of you in Canada returning from the Victoria Day long weekend. PLEASE NOTE: we were open for business yesterday and several articles were posted, starting at Brad Pitt here. If you missed it, please start at that link and work back by clicking PREVIOUS ARTICLE for all updates. Or scroll down and click VIEW OLDER to get caught up.
Seth MacFarlane posted yesterday on Twitter that he will not return as Oscar host:
“Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again. Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep. However, I highly recommend the job, as Zadan and Meron are two of the most talented producers in the business. Read Full Intro
Last week a rumor surfaced about Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye being out of The Avengers 2, and that Renner himself could be done with the franchise, as Marvel brass weren’t happy with some comments he made about how Hawkeye turned out. While Marvel is totally willing to recast (see also: Terrence Howard, Edward Norton), sh*t talking is not how you get kicked to the curb. Full Story
Obsessed with these pictures. OBSESSED. Leonardo DiCaprio is still in Cannes. Last night he hit up Gotha with his party bitch Lukas Haas. He has his e-cig going, and also one tucked behind his ear. I understand this...because you never want your battery to run out at 3am. What’s fascinating about these shots though is that they give us opportunity to observe how Leo behaves in these environments. Full Story
Candelabras not invited. Speaking of the absurdities of filmmaking... Check out Megan Fox yesterday in New York shooting Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with co-star Alan Ritchmon. As you can see, he's wearing the framework of a turtle shell on his back. And then they'll add the rest in post. Full Story
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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon were in Cannes today to promote Behind The Candelabra, premiering on HBO and HBO Canada on Sunday. Here’s where I get spoiled and whiny and wonder about my screener. That said, I also haven’t checked the mail in several days. By the way, Game Of Thrones fans, Episode 9 has been pre-empted because of Memorial Day and Candelabra will air in its place so don’t be surprised if you tune in on Sunday expecting the Khaleesi and find a lot of rhinestone, marble, and hairspray instead. Full Story
Jen! Happy Birthday from Erin! Thank you for reading my smut from back when it was a newsletter. I’ll toast you and your minivan (even though you’re NOT MVM) tonight with a glass of wine...and over Kevin Bacon and David Beckham. Timely! Here are new shots of Bacon last night at an event and Becks getting emotional playing his final game as a professional soccer player. Full Story
Between Cannes and Brange and Beyonce and Robsten and the Afflecks and the Billboard Music Awards, it was a relentless weekend. Here’s how I see it -- on that list, Billboard is the lowest priority, right? Check LifeStyle through the day for red carpet photos and we’ll keep the main gossip page dedicated to the headliners.
As for Justin Bieber getting booed last night -- fine, the kid is a punk, and while it may have been satisfying for some to see his bottom lip trembling, does the enjoyment hold up when you consider that Chris Brown wasn’t booed AT ALL and in fact received rapturous applause instead, particularly from women?
I’ve never wanted to but here’s more reason why it would suck to be up so close at this kind of award show:
Miguel, by the way, apologised to the girl afterwards and did an interview with her. Not sure if it’ll be enough to avoid a lawsuit. Needless to say, Miguel’s sh-tty long jump resulted immediately in a few hilarious memes. So far, this one is my favourite.
Yours in gossip,
It’s been 4,000 words and 15 posts -- so I’m taking my long weekend back! It’s a holiday here in Canada. The blog will return at regular time and on regular schedule tomorrow. Besides, I’m waiting on more sources re: Robsten anyway. Just sit with this for now: her team has been working it so that she doesn’t get totally dumped on by pro-Pattinson reporting.
This poor girl! I can’t watch, I can’t watch, I can’t watch... (Dlisted)
OMG look what Mila Kunis wore to the Billboard Awards back in 2000 (Too Fab)
You know, by Ke$ha’s standards, this was actually really tame (The Superficial)
Jennifer Lawrence’s naked blue Mystique body (Just Jared)
Olivia Munn in a skin coloured bikini (Hollywood Tuna)
The Beckhams cried, and H7 stuck her fingers in her mouth (Pop Sugar)
I said to Sasha last night, only way more crass -- these two share a bed and she wondered what it smelled like (Cele|bitchy)
Ryan Gosling put movies down his pants (Socialite Life)
Good God, where do they find these dresses? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
Isn’t this the Mother of the Year, really? (I'm Not Obsessed)
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I have a hard time telling Prince William apart from his uncle, Prince Edward, these days. Hot Harry, on the other hand, well you just can’t miss him. He’s particularly animated in this set of pictures which is why there are more of him and less of his brother. Will and Harry were at Tedworth House today in Southern England visiting with injured service personnel. Full Story
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Inside Llewyn Davis is considered, so far, the best film at Cannes. The critics were delighted. The reviews have been really, really, really strong. And Justin Timberlake is not the lead, despite the coverage that would indicate otherwise. The lead is the current #1 on my Five List, Oscar Isaac. Full Story
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Jennifer Lopez is a world class open mouth red carpet poser. She’s one of the best at it. And, oh look, last night at the Billboard Awards, Casper Smart was working that move too. With his sunglasses on. Bear, do you know who you are? Look at him, like he’s a full boss now, in his shades with his lips ajar. Full Story