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The Avengers are TOO PEPPY

April 23, 2015 18:51:14 Posted at April 23, 2015 18:51:14
Sarah Posted by Sarah

We’ve said it before—the Avengers are the coolest club in Hollywood. When you put that group together, they’re a marketing flak’s wet dream. They sell themselves, they sell the movie, they sell the ongoing pop cultural domination of Marvel simply by showing up. Full Story

Shonda says “Normal is not innovative”

April 14, 2015 15:11:05 Posted at April 14, 2015 15:11:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As you know, we have a lot of love for Shonda Rhimes here. Normally it’s Duana who gets to hog on loving Shonda. But she’s busy today. So I’m stealing this one from her and it’s big. Last night Shonda was named to the National Association of Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. And it’s not like I have to explain why but I will anyway: what would ABC be with Shondaland? There would be no TGIT. Full Story

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Dear Gossips,

Angelina Jolie.

She put it in her own words in the New York Times. If you’ve not yet read the piece, click here. This is the part that resonated most with me:

“Regardless of the hormone replacements I’m taking, I am now in menopause. I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes. But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared.”

Jolie’s focus in sharing her story was to encourage others to ask questions, to learn more, to examine the options, to be proactive about our health. And also to not let a body part define who you are or qualify your femininity.  Read Full Intro

Shailene Woodley is a trailblazer…?

March 23, 2015 15:37:16 Posted at March 23, 2015 15:37:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Amy Schumer, are coming up. MTV has just announced that the Trailblazer Award will be presented to Shailene Woodley. So… They just invented this award in 2012: “The MTV Trailblazer Award recipient spearheads the way for others that work in the movie industry. Full Story

Amy Schumer’s SXSW breakout

March 17, 2015 16:52:29 Posted at March 17, 2015 16:52:29
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Last month we saw the first trailer for Trainwreck, which is written by and stars comedian Amy Schumer, who also makes the super funny Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. The trailer is promising and according to the excitement pouring out of SXSW, where Trainwreck premiered, the movie delivers. Full Story

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Emma Watson Shouting Brilliance In The Wind

March 11, 2015 14:08:16 Posted at March 11, 2015 14:08:16
Duana Posted by Duana
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One of my favourite Twitter feeds is “Probably A Feminist”, devoted to retweeting people who say things like “I’m not a feminist but women should get equal pay for equal work.” Or “I’m not a feminist but I believe in all the generally agreed-upon goals of feminism. Full Story

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Robin Wright on her “arrival”

March 10, 2015 16:14:57 Posted at March 10, 2015 16:14:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Do you watch House Of Cards? I’ve not started the new season yet – don’t spoil! I’ve also not started Kimmy Schmidt. There’s so much goddamn TV! So much GREAT goddamn TV! You know how people loved to watch Sue Sylvester on Glee for about 9 episodes until that sh-t got gimmicky and old? This is Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood on House Of Cards…except it never gets gimmicky and old. Full Story

Professor Clooney’s New York weekend

March 9, 2015 16:55:21 Posted at March 9, 2015 16:55:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Amal and George Clooney were out for dinner in New York this weekend. As you know, they’re in town because he’s shooting a movie there with Jodie Foster. Or you could say they’re in town because she’s now a visiting lecturer at Columbia’s Human Rights Institute. "It is an honour to be invited as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School alongside such a distinguished faculty and talented student pool. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie Pitt smiles in London

February 11, 2015 16:22:42 Posted at February 11, 2015 16:22:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As posted yesterday (click here for a refresher), it’s Angelina Jolie Pitt now, official. Here are some shots of her in London on Tuesday arriving at a meeting with William Hague, all business following the announcement of the launch of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School Of Economics. Full Story

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Taylor Swift: Hozier & Style

February 10, 2015 21:01:45 Posted at February 10, 2015 21:01:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There’s a new male artist that everyone’s talking about. Surprise. He’s now been linked to Taylor Swift. Taylor and Hozier were both at Sam Smith’s Grammys after-party on Sunday night. According to E! News, they were hanging out a lot. And flirty. And laughing. And maybe she kissed him a few times on the cheek. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie Pitt, official

February 10, 2015 16:24:53 Posted at February 10, 2015 16:24:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I posted new shots of Angelina Jolie yesterday with Vivs and Knox – click here for a refresher. She was heading to London. And today, this press release came out from the London School of Economics. Full Story

Amy Pascal steps down at Sony

February 5, 2015 19:50:13 Posted at February 5, 2015 19:50:13
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Throughout December as we covered the fallout of the Sony Hack, I often wondered how Amy Pascal, co-chair of the studio and head of its Motion Picture Group, could possibly continue on, given how damaging some of the leaked information was to interpersonal working relationships. How effective can you be when you’re constantly apologizing for sh*t-talking behind people’s backs? Hollywood is a high school cafeteria, and in that environment, being caught out as a behind-hand gossip usually results in excommunication. Full Story