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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dear Gossips,

The cover of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter features author Paula Hawkins and Emily Blunt ahead of the premiere of The Girl On The Train. Paula ranks at #19 on THR’s 25 Power Authors list. As you know, The Girl On The Train is one of the most successful books of all time. Film rights were secured before publication in 2014. It was released at the beginning of 2015. And the movie was shot, cut, and ready to hit theatres just a year later. This is an amazing achievement, especially since the story was conceived by a woman about a woman, a woman who is far from perfect, and is expected to be one of the major blockbuster hits of the fall season.

I’m thinking about Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians though. The novel came out in 2013, became a bestseller, and the movie is still in development. This summer it was announced that Jon M Chu would be directing and Kevin confirmed in April that the screenplay is done but there’s been no word about casting or a production schedule. Which means there will likely be no Crazy Rich Asians movie expected in 2017. The third and final book in the Crazy Rich Asians series, called Rich People Problems, however, is scheduled for release next summer. And, perhaps, by then Kevin might make the Power Authors list, a list without a single person of colour.

Yours in gossip,


Smutty Tingles

September 28, 2016 19:36:50 Posted at September 28, 2016 19:36:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Justin Bieber’s fans understand him the most, obviously. The rest of us take him at face value (Dlisted

I can’t wait to see Lupita on Billy On The Street (Just Jared

Kiefer Sutherland understands why Julia Roberts Runaway Brided him (Cele|bitchy

James Corden joins the Backstreet Boys (TooFab

Lindsay Lohan tries to help (The Superficial)   

There’s a mystery girl in Nick Jonas’s life and …is it a mystery if no one is asking who it is? (TMZ

Oh I totally love this outfit on Jennifer Connelly (Go Fug Yourself

Owen Wilson on holiday in France (Evil Beet

One of these guys looks like Zac Efron, another looks like Joaquin Phoenix from Gladiator, and there’s a hint of Justin Timberlake in the third (Pajiba)

Fantastic Beasts has no owls

September 28, 2016 18:45:04 Posted at September 28, 2016 18:45:04
Sarah Posted by Sarah

But it does have a really cool golden bird. A new trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has come out and this one gives a better look at Newt Scamander’s many fantastic beasts, among them, a golden bird that is maybe a thunderbird. There are, however, no owls. Am very disappointed as I got a great grey owl Full Story

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Taylorโ€™s Tuesday night dinner

September 28, 2016 17:11:49 Posted at September 28, 2016 17:11:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Robert O'neil/ Jackson Lee/ Felipe Ramales/ Splash News, Robert Kamau/ Getty Images

Taylor Swift is back in New York. On the weekend she was in LA for Liberty Ross’s birthday. Liberty is married Jimmy Iovine. And everyone has to be nice to Jimmy Iovine. Here’s Taylor dancing with Mick Jagger (you can see the backs of their heads):   That time when you stood behind Mick Jagger and Taylor Swift whilst LL Cool J rapped at an LA birthday party. #wasthatallreal #bonkers #prettyawesome #onlyinLA #beverlyhills #taylorswift #llcoolj #mickjagger @llcoolj Full Story

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World War Brange: the magazines choose Brad

September 28, 2016 15:31:35 Posted at September 28, 2016 15:31:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Check out the cover of the new issue of US Weekly. If you only saw the headline “Her Plot To Destroy Brad”, would you have guessed it was US Weekly? I would have thought it was STAR Magazine. Or In TOUCH Weekly. Or Life & Style. But Brange has always been a moneymaker, no more so than now, now that they’ve imploded. Full Story