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Nate Parker is ready

January 27, 2016 20:22:42 Posted at January 27, 2016 20:22:42
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Joe Scarnici/ Neilson Barnard/ Bryan Steffy/ Getty Images

Yesterday Nate Parker landed a record-breaking deal for his film, The Birth of a Nation, at Sundance, which also turned out to be the biggest sale of a complete film at any film festival, ever. Now, some details of the bidding war are coming out. Full Story

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The Revenant and Don's Plum

January 27, 2016 15:29:28 Posted at January 27, 2016 15:29:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro G Inarritu were in Mexico yesterday continuing to promote The Revenant. Leo’s Oscar for Best Actor has been secured. But they also want The Revenant to take Best Picture (with an asterisk, because let’s face it, the winners this year will be overshadowed by #OscarsSoWhite). Full Story

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I think Saint Tom the Huge Dork is gone for good

January 25, 2016 20:59:49 Posted at January 25, 2016 20:59:49
Sarah Posted by Sarah

I’ve been missing Saint Tom the Huge Dork, as Tom Hiddleston has deliberately lowered his profile over the last couple years. Saint Tom the Huge Dork was born of the glory days when he was last promoting 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and doing silly dances all over the place and generally being a huge dork. Full Story

No one speaks for Chris Rock

January 25, 2016 20:43:11 Posted at January 25, 2016 20:43:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Chris Polk/ Getty Images

As the #OscarsSoWhite situation continued to dominate the Oscars last week, there was much speculation about whether or not Chris Rock would step down as host. On the weekend, one of the producers of the show, Reginald Hudlin, seemed to confirm that Chris would move ahead with hosting and that his monologue is being retooled to address the controversy: "Chris is hard at work. Full Story

Are the Oscars “in crisis”?

January 21, 2016 17:32:35 Posted at January 21, 2016 17:32:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Exactly a week ago is when it all started. The Academy announced its Oscar nominees and #OscarsSoWhite has since dominated the conversation. You think Leo is pissed that the year he finally wins his Best Actor there might be an asterisk beside the achievement? Cheryl Boone Isaacs has already spoken out about her disappointment in the lack of diversity. Full Story

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Drew’s Flower Power

January 21, 2016 14:57:49 Posted at January 21, 2016 14:57:49
Maria Posted by Maria
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If in 2013, when Drew Barrymore was talking about Flower Beauty all over the place, you told me that it would be a runaway hit and bestselling product line, I might have believed you, but I might have shrugged. There is something about Drew that makes her easy to underestimate even though she’s proven time and again that she can get sh-t done. Full Story

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Chris Rock plays it close

January 20, 2016 21:45:36 Posted at January 20, 2016 21:45:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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David McGlynn/ Splash News, Noam Galai/ Jim Spellman/ Getty Images

There have been reports that Chris Rock is under a lot of pressure to maybe not host the Oscars this year because of the lack of diversity in the nominations. There are other reports that there’s no way he’s not hosting and that he’s working on a scathing monologue. Which is what Ricky Gervais wants him to do. Full Story

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Leo’s victory tour

January 20, 2016 18:45:00 Posted at January 20, 2016 18:45:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AP Images, FABRICE COFFRINI/ Getty Images

Still 5 weeks to go before Leonardo DiCaprio collects his first Oscar for his performance in The Revenant. He’s been in Europe this week promoting the film. It’s kinda like an advance victory tour. Leo was honoured in Davos yesterday at the Annual Crystal Awards to open the World Economic Forum. Full Story

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Zac Efron is sorry in leather pants

January 20, 2016 14:22:18 Posted at January 20, 2016 14:22:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I opened yesterday’s blog with Zac Efron. Zac decided to celebrate Martin Luther King Day by connecting the holiday to having amassed 10 million followers. And he threw in some emoji blackface just for sh-ts and giggles. Zac has since removed the post. But the internet is forever. So here, why don’t we all enjoy his dumbassness again:  Full Story

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Miley’s ring

January 18, 2016 18:40:30 Posted at January 18, 2016 18:40:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Robert Kamau/ GVK/ Bauer-Griffin/ Gregg DeGuire/ Getty Images

As you know, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were together for New Year’s, seen making out in Australia at a music festival. She was just photographed in New York and everyone’s talking about this ring, whether or not it’s the engagement ring Liam gave her.  Full Story

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Christian Bale makes out and drops out

January 18, 2016 17:09:10 Posted at January 18, 2016 17:09:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Lester Cohen/ Christopher Polk/ Todd Williamson/ Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

Christian Bale called it a “make out” last night during the Critics’ Choice Awards when he was named Best Actor in a Comedy and kissed Adam McKay and other producers at the table on the mouth before getting up on stage to collect his trophy. He also looked great in all black. There was another Christian Bale headline that was making news this weekend though. Full Story

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