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The Avengers In Russia

April 17, 2012 14:49:11 Posted at April 17, 2012 14:49:11
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My interviews with The Avengers from the weekend junket will be airing on etalk all week. Proper reviews are still embargoed but apparently the geeks are more than satisfied with what Joss Whedon has accomplished. Like we’re talking mega nerd approval. Me I have no idea what the nerds want. What I wanted was more than just special effects and explosions. Full Story

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Better in chairs

March 19, 2012 19:34:42 Posted at March 19, 2012 19:34:42
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I know you know what I mean. I know I don’t have to explain.Here are Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Alexander Ludwig (he plays Cato) on The Marilyn Denis show in Toronto this morning to promote The Hunger Games, obviously. Hutcherson and Hemsworth were paired - and seated - during the junket, and have been, for the most part, assigned on press together. Full Story

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Yes, she IS Katniss

March 16, 2012 18:32:23 Posted at March 16, 2012 18:32:23
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A few early reviews have been released for The Hunger Games from major outlets, considered “top critics”, including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Guardian. All of them positive. So you can go into the weekend, the final weekend before The Hunger Games opens, with some relief.Again, my review and those of other lower ranking outlets, has been embargoed. Full Story

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Everyone loves The Hunger Games

March 13, 2012 19:20:14 Posted at March 13, 2012 19:20:14
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Here are photos from the premiere last night. And it’s Hunger Games Week on etalk. My interviews with the cast and director - Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, and Gary Ross - will air every day until the movie opens on March 23. Full Story

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The Chairman goes Inside The Actors Studio

January 9, 2012 15:54:24 Posted at January 9, 2012 15:54:24
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George Clooney is in New York today to tape his appearance on Inside The Actors Studio and to attend the NBR gala tomorrow night. Stacy Keibler has accompanied him on the trip. We’ll come back to this. But after all this time, Lipton has finally landed George Clooney. A very big get. And why now? You know the answer. Full Story

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We need to talk about Ezra Miller

November 17, 2011 19:45:03 Posted at November 17, 2011 19:45:03
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A few of you have been asking lately about Ezra Miller, specifically in any conversations around Oscar, as he has an outside chance at a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance in We Need To Talk About Kevin which I thought was great. Miller is a strong actor. He could have an interesting career. Full Story

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On Ron, Charlie, SoA

July 26, 2011 13:59:00 Posted at July 26, 2011 13:59:00
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Like I said re: Game of Thrones, there’s less than a page of Sons of Anarchy panel photos from Comic-Con. And maybe 2 full body shots of Charlie Hunnam. As opposed of course to Twilight which takes up at least 30 pages between all its castmembers including, like, Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed. Nikki Reed has more solo shots available than the entire SoA panel. Full Story

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Carey Mulligan TMNT & Ryan Gosling’s kiss

July 22, 2011 10:40:07 Posted at July 22, 2011 10:40:07
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Stop! If you have to ask what TMNT is it means you might not get the story. I’d not seen Carey Mulligan in almost a year since last TIFF. Sometimes you forget how breathtaking they can be. She can be. She is. So much. It’s more than what she looks like, although that is truly, truly lovely – her delicate face, warm eyes, lips that always look like they want to laugh, and she really does shine with a short bright haircut. Full Story

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Justin ... “Not”

July 22, 2011 08:39:01 Posted at July 22, 2011 08:39:01
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That’ll make sense for you in a minute. Let me set the scene: Last night, as we do when we’re covering these festivals and conventions, we get together at the end of the night for some drinks before we hit the party. We compare stories – how was your day, who did you get, how was your interview, do you think you have enough b-roll? – and sometimes we agree and sometimes we disagree, and that’s normal because you can’t all get along with the same people and it’s a great way to exchange information and compare observations. Full Story

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Real Steel Superstar

July 22, 2011 07:42:01 Posted at July 22, 2011 07:42:01
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That title is cheesy and more than a little twee, I know. It could be worse though. I could put an exclamation point at the end of it and really gross you out. But the thing is, I also really wanted to call him a Superstar. I feel like anything less is a disservice to him. And I feel like since his movie, the one for which he was here yesterday in San Diego for Comic-Con, is called Real Steel, it would be a good way to pimp his project and pay tribute to how f-cking awesome he is. Full Story

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Michael Sheen and all his girls

July 14, 2011 13:44:40 Posted at July 14, 2011 13:44:40
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I meant to write about this yesterday but the agency only made these photos available today. At least for blogs. Michael Sheen is in Toronto as his daughter Lily is here with her mother Kate Beckinsale. On Tuesday, Michael and Kate took Lily to the Canadian premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Full Story

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Three days with Neville

July 13, 2011 12:39:00 Posted at July 13, 2011 12:39:00
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I interviewed him at the junket in New York on Sunday and I told him I’d be in his face the next three days because on Monday there was the NYC premiere and then on Tuesday he’d be in Toronto to promote the film and etalk had exclusive access at the after party. He was really sweet about it. Full Story

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Angelina

May 16, 2011 07:03:49 Posted at May 16, 2011 07:03:49
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For those of you who are new to the site, here's how it works on a junket: they put you in a waiting area, you are on rotation to interview the talent, you make your rounds from room to room until each one is checked off the list. You only move when summoned. There is an order about the process. At the Kung Fu Panda 2 junket last week, the attending talent included Dustin Hoffman, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Jack Black, and Angelina Jolie. Full Story

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On Ryan Reynolds

September 23, 2010 14:15:00 Posted at September 23, 2010 14:15:00
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The new issue of Hello! Canada features an exclusive interview with Ryan Reynolds in which they call him Mr Scarlett Johansson and are offered the rare opportunity to discuss with Mr Scarlett Johansson life with Scarlett Johansson herself. With busy working schedules and homes on two coasts (New York City and L. Full Story

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