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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dear Gossips,

One of the bigger stories dominating headlines yesterday was the Idris Elba being “too street” to play Bond situation after new James Bond author Anthony Horowitz posited that Idris wasn’t “suave” enough for the role because, I don’t know, he’s a gangster, or something. Whatever. As I wrote yesterday – click here for a refresher – the guy’s a bitter leftover and his apology is WEAK.

Bringing up Adrian Lester is the Horowitz version of saying “I have a black friend so I can’t be racist”. He’s basically claiming that this all happened not because he’s bad for being an unevolved person but because he’s bad at words. Which, first of all, is bullsh-t, and second…

AREN’T YOU A WRITER!?

“I’m a writer not a casting director so what do I know?”

Exactly…

If you’re a writer, was it really a “poor choice of words”?

This, by the way, is how Idris responded to the controversy on Instagram:

Read his caption. I mean if that’s not “suave”…

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Smutty Tingles

September 1, 2015 21:05:01 Posted at September 1, 2015 21:05:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Ryan Phillippe doesn’t do it for me but I have a feeling he might do it for you (Dlisted

Colin Farrell is single…and he’s ok with it (Just Jared

Katy Cambridge made Prince William more middle class? (Cele|bitchy

Oh. A walking shot of Jamie Dornan. Never works for me. (Pop Sugar

Did Justin Bieber order MTV not to shoot Selena Gomez during his performance at the VMAs? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

Is Mila Kunis pregnant again? (OK!

How Jessica Alba keeps her socks dry (Popoholic

Miss Piggy’s new man target is totally my type of Hemsworth (College Candy

The man who turned down Taylor Swift (Jezebel

Julia & Cindy

September 1, 2015 20:49:14 Posted at September 1, 2015 20:49:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Stefanie Keenan/ Getty Images

Julia Roberts and Cindy Crawford were both at an event the other day with their families. Not unusual for Cindy but definitely rare where Julia’s concerned. And yet this is an officially approved photo of Julia with her husband, Danny Moder, and their three children. Cindy’s children you’re familiar with because they’ve been modelling. Full Story

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Cary + Idris on the cover

September 1, 2015 19:29:27 Posted at September 1, 2015 19:29:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey

How’s this for a pick me up? The new cover of Variety featuring… Cary Fukunaga and Idris Elba. And the good news is that we’re about to see a lot more of them. Cary is the director of Beasts Of No Nation. Idris is one of the stars. They’re taking the film on the festival circuit before it premieres on Netflix in October and then makes a run at Oscar. Full Story

Eddie Redmayne looks PHENOMENAL in The Danish Girl

September 1, 2015 18:54:09 Posted at September 1, 2015 18:54:09
Sarah Posted by Sarah

The Theory of Everything was so calculated and mercenary in its intentions it might as well have been titled GIVE US OSCARS NOW PLEASE. It was unsubtle, and while yes, Eddie Redmayne was physically convincing as Stephen Hawking as ALS wrecked his body, there was no nuance anywhere in that movie, not even in Redmayne’s performance. Full Story

Bradley Cooper: scruff is back

September 1, 2015 18:35:27 Posted at September 1, 2015 18:35:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, AKM-GSI/ Splash News

Bradley Cooper’s West End run of The Elephant Man is done. So he doesn’t have to keep a close shave anymore. Here he is in LA with some scruff. Which is so much better for him. Because, well, we’ve talked about his face getting weird. All kinds of rumours about Coop and Irina Shayk buying a home together in New York. Full Story

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Will Smith takes on the NFL to get an Oscar

September 1, 2015 17:24:34 Posted at September 1, 2015 17:24:34
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Yesterday the trailer for Will Smith’s football/head injury movie, creatively titled Concussion, dropped its first trailer, marking its entry into award season. Smith stars as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the man who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, which is the brain disease that sets in after repetitive concussions and head injuries. Full Story

Oh hi Mark Ruffalo!

September 1, 2015 16:57:36 Posted at September 1, 2015 16:57:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

I didn’t know there would be new photos of Mark Ruffalo when I namechecked Mark Ruffalo just now in the previous post about Timothy Olyphant but look, here he is arriving in Venice today looking scruffy and rumpled and…delicious. Mark is there because Spotlight is screening out of competition at the Venice Film Festival. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston…by request

September 1, 2015 16:02:51 Posted at September 1, 2015 16:02:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, INFphoto.com/ Ryan Turgeon/ Splash News

The last time I posted photos of Jennifer Aniston on the set of Mother’s Day, mentioning that Timothy Olyphant is playing her ex-husband in the movie, I got yelled at. Some of you were pissed that I didn’t include photos of him. OK but there were no photos of him that day. There are now. Full Story

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“Too street” to be Bond

September 1, 2015 15:14:22 Posted at September 1, 2015 15:14:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

After #BackToHogwarts, Idris Elba is currently the biggest trending topic on Twitter at post time. It’s because Anthony Horowitz who wrote the new Bond book, Trigger Mortis, has offered his opinion to the Daily Mail on whether or not Idris Elba would be a good James Bond: “Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. Full Story

Things They Can Tell By Looking At You

September 1, 2015 14:44:04 Posted at September 1, 2015 14:44:04
Duana Posted by Duana
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Jason LaVeris/ Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images

Masters Of Sex Season 3 Episode 8 recap Well, it wasn’t a boring episode of Masters of Sex – in fact, there were people and their relationships being explored all over the place. Sometimes I think it’s that this show tries to do too much, and so we wind up feeling unfulfilled about all of it. Full Story

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Janet opens in Vancouver

September 1, 2015 14:19:13 Posted at September 1, 2015 14:19:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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GoldenEye /London Entertainment/ R Chiang/ Splash News

Thanks to all of you who’ve been emailing your thoughts after seeing Janet Jackson in Vancouver last night. As you know, she kicked off the Unbreakable tour there and, well, so far, at least the way it’s looking in my inbox, the consensus is that she was The Best. If you’re worried about her movement… don’t be. Full Story

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September 1, 2015 – Smutty Shout-Outs

September 1, 2015 14:01:19 Posted at September 1, 2015 14:01:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

"Happiest of birthdays to our resident makeup artist/petsitter/daycare provider/etc, etc, Angelica! We know you're probably cleaning your apartment like a…well, like you…in preparation for the arrival of the best birthday gift ever, two visiting Austrians (remember, there's no gift receipt, you're stuck with them). Full Story