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Aaron Sorkin on the gender “degree of difficulty”

December 16, 2014 16:12:18 Posted at December 16, 2014 16:12:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The alarm went off this morning. I dropped my eyes. I picked up my phone. There was a text from Duana: “Can we just have a weekly column called f-ck off Aaron Sorkin?!?” Then I opened my browser. And there it was. Aaron Sorkin’s latest f-ck off moment, this time comparing male and female award-winning roles and declaring that it’s a higher “degree of difficulty” for the men. Full Story

Angelina and the directors

December 12, 2014 20:43:02 Posted at December 12, 2014 20:43:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Hollywood Reporter has posted their Director Roundtable video. It’s 2 weeks to Christmas. It’s a Friday afternoon. So, you know, if you have time to f-ck around before you hit the weekend, this is worth your time. Mike Leigh, Angelina Jolie, Richard Linklater, Bennett Miller, Christopher Nolan, and Morten Tyldum are gathered around the table talking about their work and their inspiration. Full Story

Gwyneth the First

November 18, 2014 19:02:18 Posted at November 18, 2014 19:02:18
Maria Posted by Maria
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Remember that rumoured Vanity Fair “takedown” of Gwyneth we were all waiting for? It never materialized, obviously, with Graydon and Gwyneth making nice over a phone call and a jab at his weight. But it hasn’t been a stellar 2014 for Gwyneth, considering the conscious uncoupling and the disclosure of Goop’s shaky financials. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie holds the room

November 18, 2014 16:31:36 Posted at November 18, 2014 16:31:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I read a book earlier this year called The Confidence Code: The Science And Art Of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. If you haven’t already, you should definitely pick it up. Not because I want you to agree, or disagree, but because it promotes productive discussion on how female confidence is built and broken, and what the possible outcomes could be if we tweaked our perspective on the female experience ranging from school participation to sport activities to the workplace. Full Story

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Taylor Swift + Lorde vs Katy Perry

November 13, 2014 17:30:33 Posted at November 13, 2014 17:30:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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You know the bad blood between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, right? Taylor even wrote a song about it. Girl Sh-t Is The Best Sh-t, but some Girl Sh-t is embarrassing…because, God, this is over John Mayer. What a waste. Katy is now dating Diplo. And yesterday, Diplo, seemingly out of nowhere, tweeted this:   Get Taylor Swift A Booty https://t.co/RpkB8JExSV Full Story

Natalie Dormer’s “resting bitch face”

November 4, 2014 14:21:16 Posted at November 4, 2014 14:21:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Natalie Dormer covers the December issue of FLARE. Dormer plays Cressida in Mockingjay: Part 1. You also know her as Margaery in Game Of Thrones. And you may have met her as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors. Or maybe you just love her look – she buzzed half her head for The Hunger Games. Full Story

Reese Witherspoon and the McConaughey model

November 3, 2014 20:10:19 Posted at November 3, 2014 20:10:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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First a reminder: Reese Witherspoon’s husband, Jim Toth, is Matthew McConaughey’s agent. Together, he and McConaughey engineered what’s now known as the McConaissance. Perhaps the same game plan is now in place for Reese. Like McConaughey, what Reese is offering is supposed to be a lot more varied and nuanced than what we saw in How To Legally Blonde A Guy In Ten Days. Full Story

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Keira Knightley’s prom

October 28, 2014 14:32:05 Posted at October 28, 2014 14:32:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Keira Knightley gave an interview to Variety recently during which she talked about her prom, or whatever they call prom in England. Back then, there was a law in Great Britain meant to discourage being gay. Keira showed up at prom with her best friend, a girl, Emily. To me, that doesn’t sound crazy. Full Story

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Demi and her girls

October 24, 2014 15:44:19 Posted at October 24, 2014 15:44:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s nice to see Demi Moore stepping out with her daughters so much lately. They were said to be estranged when Demi fell apart after Ashton Kutcher cheated on her and their marriage ended. Last night she seemed healthy and happy at a fashion event with Rumer and Tallulah Willis, who’s had some problems herself this year. Full Story

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Taylor Swift’s new stage presence

October 24, 2014 15:20:58 Posted at October 24, 2014 15:20:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Taylor Swift performed Out Of The Woods on Kimmel last night. They shut down the block for her. I told you last week that I love the song – click here for a refresher – and that I can’t stop listening to it. Seeing her performing it is an entirely different experience. Full Story

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Jennifer Garner: bangs and balance

October 21, 2014 17:05:11 Posted at October 21, 2014 17:05:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Garner spoke last night at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards. Just Jared has posted video of it – click here to see. Interestingly enough there have been tabloid rumours about Ben Affleck and Emily Ratajkowski from Gone Girl hooking up, presumably because he’s him and she’s hot and his character whimpered into her breasts in a scene from the movie – and Jennifer mentions her in her remarks…but NOT by name, just by referring to her as “the tits on the Blurred Lines girl”. Full Story

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Jennifer Lawrence covers Vanity Fair

October 7, 2014 14:54:19 Posted at October 7, 2014 14:54:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Sh-t I just realised. It’s mid-October already. Which means Mockingjay Part 1 comes out in just over a month. So we should be getting a lot of Jennifer Lawrence on press tour, starting with the cover of Vanity Fair. It’s the first time she’s been interviewed extensively since the nude photo hack. Full Story

Amy IS amazing

October 6, 2014 17:18:23 Posted at October 6, 2014 17:18:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Beware spoilers… Rosamund Pike delivers. Amy Dunne is the best part of Gone Girl. But… Amy is F-CKED. She is a psychopath. A sociopath. She is sick, she is twisted, she is evil. Is she? And if she is… so what? We glorify anti-heroes all the time. Michael Corleone is a cultural icon. Full Story

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Chanel’s protest

September 30, 2014 17:31:05 Posted at September 30, 2014 17:31:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Normally I’d post this in LifeStyle but Chanel’s always a spectacle and every other runway has been cockblocked by Amal Alamuddin so Karl had to do something extra, as he does. The clothes were secondary to the messages. A rally. A protest rally. And that becomes fashion. Full Story

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