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Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged

November 5, 2014 14:36:33 Posted at November 5, 2014 14:36:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Oh noes… How are you over there Cumber-crazies? You OK with this wakeup call? A notice of engagement appeared in The Times today. Very subtle. Very classy. Very Cumberbatchy. Very fitting of someone called Benedict Cumberbatch. This might be my favourite thing about Benedict Cumberbatch – the way he announced that he’s to marry Sophie Hunter. Full Story

Beyonce: re-bobbed, GOOP Halloween, and coverage?

November 4, 2014 21:03:54 Posted at November 4, 2014 21:03:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Anthony J. Causi/ Splash, James Devaney/ Getty

Beyonce and JayZ (with Ty Ty tagging along) were courtside at Barclay’s last night to watch the Nets. As you can see, she re-bobbed. We’ll come back to these shots in a minute but first… It was reported yesterday that there may be a new secret album drop in the next couple of weeks. Full Story

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Carey Mulligan, the “muse”

November 4, 2014 20:12:41 Posted at November 4, 2014 20:12:41
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Carey Mulligan covers the December issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar in support of her upcoming role in Suffragette. The part was written specifically with her in mind. She’s a muse. Like so many of the greats, people create for her. Because she can – and does – deliver the most gorgeous performances, on film and on stage. Full Story

Bale quits Jobs

November 4, 2014 19:29:33 Posted at November 4, 2014 19:29:33
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Christian Bale has cut ties with the Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and being directed by Danny Boyle—I refuse to make any Bale/bails puns. This is the same project that potentially has Seth Rogen in to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (a really nice piece of casting, if it comes through), and that Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to have passed on in favor of The Revenant. Full Story

The Jake G charm offensive is going strong

November 4, 2014 17:58:36 Posted at November 4, 2014 17:58:36
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Splash, Josiah Kamau/ Bennett Raglin/BET/ Desiree Navarro/ Ben Gabbe/ Getty

Though Nightcrawler opened over the weekend, earning a respectable $10.4 million, Jake Gyllenhaal is still out promoting the movie. Partially because Nightcrawler is the kind of movie that benefits from word of mouth, but also in no small part in service of an Oscar campaign. Full Story

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Jolie Governor?

November 4, 2014 14:37:15 Posted at November 4, 2014 14:37:15
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Angelina Jolie. Vanity Fair. God. Those eyes. THAT FACE. The Jolie was photographed for the December issue by Mario Testino. This, of course, is for Unbroken, opening at Christmas and expected to contend for Oscar. They’ve been expecting it to contend for Oscar for a year now. Or, at the very least, a directing nomination for the new Mrs Pitt. Full Story

Reese Witherspoon and the McConaughey model

November 3, 2014 20:10:19 Posted at November 3, 2014 20:10:19
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INFphoto.com/ Splash

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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Beyonce’s second surprise?

November 3, 2014 16:34:30 Posted at November 3, 2014 16:34:30
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There’s a rumour going around about a new “surprise” album which… wouldn’t be a surprise anymore if it’s true. Billboard is pointing to a “Release Confirmation” that seems to suggest that Beyonce: Volume 2 is on the way on November 14 (online release) featuring collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake. Full Story

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Hopeless hustle

November 3, 2014 15:49:31 Posted at November 3, 2014 15:49:31
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On Saturday Deadline held “The Contenders” at the Directors Guild of America, a day-long symposium in which every distributor with Oscar hopes presented their award season wares, and many actors and filmmakers showed up to hustle. Most of the actors who showed up have outside chances at best, like newly-minted superhero Chadwick Boseman, who’s got a little buzz going for the James Brown biopic, Get On Up, and Shailene Woodley, who’s hoping to score a Best Actress nomination for The Fault In Our Stars. Full Story

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Eternal Bennifer

November 3, 2014 14:21:09 Posted at November 3, 2014 14:21:09
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Part of it is our fault, why we can’t get over Bennifer – that is, the precious Gossip Artifact that was Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Part of it is their fault. They can’t stop talking about it. JLO’s book True Love comes out tomorrow. You can’t call your book True Love without talking about your love life. Full Story

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Dr Banner and Tony Stark are honoured

October 31, 2014 14:12:07 Posted at October 31, 2014 14:12:07
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Wenn, Kevin Winter/ Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/ Rich Polk/ Getty

Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr were honoured last night at the Britannia Awards in LA. Mark was presented with the Humanitarian Award for his work in advocating for clean water. Because, yes, he’s the best. Always. Even Dame Judi Dench thinks so. RDJ received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia For Excellence In Film. Full Story

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Girlfriends & Beer

October 30, 2014 17:21:01 Posted at October 30, 2014 17:21:01
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Jamie McCarthy/ James Devaney/ Getty

Gwyneth Paltrow has had a great week. Taylor Swift has had an amazing week. She’s been out there hard, pushing 1989. And I’m curious to find out what the first week sales figures are going to be. Because RED was a big number. This one will be a big number too. For sure the biggest number of the year. Full Story

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Katie Holmes’s own (very boring) story

October 29, 2014 13:51:08 Posted at October 29, 2014 13:51:08
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The new cover of PEOPLE features Katie Holmes, presumably because she has a movie coming out – Miss Meadows. Great! Time to promote. Time to sell. Time to SHARE. After all, that’s what you exchange when you agree to front a supermarket magazine, right? OK, Katie. Full Story

Jennifer Aniston: not Oscar but maybe a Globe?

October 28, 2014 15:01:22 Posted at October 28, 2014 15:01:22
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Jennifer Aniston is playing catch up when it comes to the Oscar race. Nearly two months after its premiere in Toronto, her film Cake finally has a distributor and is slated to make a one-week awards season campaign run later this year before it hits theatres in January. Deadline Full Story