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Friday, July 25, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

I really, really want to see Boyhood this weekend. Duana and Lara went the other night and yesterday sent an email to a few of our friends with the title “ALERT”:

“Boyhood made me love Ethan Hawke again. Use at your own risk.”

That is a risk. Because I’d been going off Troy Dyer for a while. And then… Before Midnight. Also, there was a Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight marathon on TV recently. That didn’t help either.

Experiment: Can Richard Linklater’s Ethan Hawke stand up after a viewing of Billy Idol’s Ethan Hawke? This is what I’ll do as soon as I leave the theatre after Boyhood. Pull up a shot of Billy Ethan Hawke on my phone as a fickle test.

Trying to decide whether or not I should blind you again today and make it a 3-blind week. It’s Friday and so many people are taking off early. Hold to next week or do now? Tell me.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Wes Bentley is my Dr Strange

July 25, 2014 19:13:36 Posted at July 25, 2014 19:13:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Is this a gift for you? If not, it’s a gift for me. I’m into Wes Bentley. Sarah’s been texting me today about all the mystery around who’s going to be Dr Strange per the big Marvel announcement coming tomorrow and all the speculation and my vote, although they’ve not spoken of him as a possibility, would be Wes Bentley. Full Story

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Vin Diesel gets into it

July 25, 2014 17:34:10 Posted at July 25, 2014 17:34:10
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Tim P. Whitby/ Getty

Yesterday was the London premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy, and Vin Diesel showed up in a tee shirt with his one line from the movie, “I am Groot”, printed on it and wearing a pair of stilts to make him taller like his space ent character, Groot. While Bradley Cooper is maybe-fighting Full Story

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Cumberbatch Con

July 25, 2014 15:00:55 Posted at July 25, 2014 15:00:55
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Frazer Harrison/ Kevin Winter/ Getty

Comic-Con is in full swing and yesterday Benedict Cumberbatch kicked it off in good old fashion convention style—thousands of screaming girls yelling his name in an enclosed space. Actually, I’m trying to remember if Comic-Con was like this in the pre-Twilight days. While I remember plenty of excitable nerds, Twilight brought fangirls, which I don’t really remember before 2008. Full Story

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Katie by the pool

July 25, 2014 14:45:23 Posted at July 25, 2014 14:45:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ilya S. Savenok/ Getty

Katie Holmes attended a party in New York last night for the World Surf League. Random, right? Well… no. Harvey Weinstein was hosting. And he produced The Giver. Everybody has to be nice to Harvey. Now here’s a question: Harvey Weinstein or Scientology? Ha. This is a great white dress. Full Story

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Batfleck suit

July 25, 2014 14:32:39 Posted at July 25, 2014 14:32:39
Sarah Posted by Sarah

It’s the 75th anniversary of Batman comics, and as part of their celebration at Comic-Con, DC Comics has a display of Batman suits throughout the ages—including Ben Affleck’s new costume from Superhero Face Punch. Well, part of it. Full Story

Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler

July 24, 2014 20:06:05 Posted at July 24, 2014 20:06:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It was announced this week that Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, will be a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The first trailer and the poster were released yesterday. This is the movie for which Jakey lost 20 lbs. So…definitely not Prince Of Persia. And I say that on purpose. Full Story

Pirates of the Caribbean: Not dead yet

July 24, 2014 17:33:50 Posted at July 24, 2014 17:33:50
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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FameFlynet

Yesterday Disney announced that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is being kicked from summer 2016 to July 7, 2017. Apparently they’re doing this because they want to get the script “just right”—hahahaha, like the script in these movies matter. This is the second delay for the latest installment in the Johnny Depp: Private Islands Are Expensive franchise. Full Story

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Photo Assumption: Coop & Suki

July 24, 2014 16:41:42 Posted at July 24, 2014 16:41:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Pacific Coast News

Bradley Cooper is shooting a movie in New Orleans. Suki Waterhouse is there with him. She went shopping yesterday and also visited him on set where they were photographed having a conversation. That’s the most neutral way to describe it. And, probably, the most accurate. But let’s play our favourite game anyway: Photo Assumption, drawing unreliable conclusions based simply on how people look in pictures. Full Story

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Heavy Breathing and Fifty Shades Of Beyonce

July 24, 2014 14:04:37 Posted at July 24, 2014 14:04:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

There’s no doubt: Fifty Shades Of Grey, the movie, will be better than the book. How much better? Well, it depends on how far away Sam Taylor-Johnson was able to get from the author, EL James. James reportedly wanted total creative control…so if she put in all that sh-t about the inner goddess, it’s going to seriously kill my erection. Full Story

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Colin Farrell is Irish in Miss Julie

July 23, 2014 17:49:27 Posted at July 23, 2014 17:49:27
Duana Posted by Duana

It has recently come to my attention that there are some people for whom “Irish”, the mention of, or indeed the claiming as heritage of, is unappealing. Something about being too rah-rah or that we’re the greatest or something. Oops. Did I slip? Yep. I’m one of the few and the proud. Full Story

Rachel & Mick

July 23, 2014 16:56:22 Posted at July 23, 2014 16:56:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty

Rachel McAdams was at the NY premiere of A Most Wanted Man last night. So that’s why she’s on the cover of ALLURE. I wasn’t sure. There was so little lead-up to this release. Anyway, at some point while she was at the event, she posed with Mick Jagger. Full Story

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Dear White People – the trailer

July 23, 2014 15:25:28 Posted at July 23, 2014 15:25:28
Sarah Posted by Sarah

One of the movies that caught my eye at this year’s Sundance was Dear White People, a satire of race politics centered around an African-American themed party thrown by white kids on a college campus and the hell that breaks loose afterward. It was a hit at Sundance, winning a Special Jury Prize and netting writer/director Justin Simien a Breakthrough Talent award. Full Story