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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

Miley on fashion paps and feminism

February 5, 2015 15:18:21 Posted at February 5, 2015 15:18:21
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New Miley Cyrus interview with The Kit. She’s promoting MAC’s 2015 Viva Glam campaign. Turns out she was the one who approached MAC to create her own lipstick and gloss to raise money for AIDS awareness and support those living with the disease. “People stopped talking about it because the fear isn’t as relevant. Full Story

All the funny ladies, sort of

February 3, 2015 18:16:27 Posted at February 3, 2015 18:16:27
Sarah Posted by Sarah

The 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live is this month—there’s a big special starring Justin Timberlake airing later this month—and as part of the celebration Glamour brought together some of the prominent women from the show’s long history. Full Story

Ryan & Russell: the new BFFs

January 29, 2015 21:43:20 Posted at January 29, 2015 21:43:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Russell Crowe presented at the AACTA Awards via satellite since he’s working on The Nice Guys in LA with Ryan Gosling. Gosling decided to “crash” and the two ended up teasing each other. Russell called Ryan out for being a shirtless plush toy. Ryan gave it to Russell about the honourary Australian thing. Full Story

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Joss Whedon wants out of the superhero boys’ club

January 29, 2015 19:09:11 Posted at January 29, 2015 19:09:11
Sarah Posted by Sarah

After The Avengers became the third-highest grossing film in modern cinema in 2012, Marvel handed him a bag of money and the gig directing the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now, approaching the release of Ultron and probably also the end of his tenure at Marvel, Whedon sounds more than ready to go. Full Story

Lily and Jane: The original Tina and Amy

January 28, 2015 16:50:21 Posted at January 28, 2015 16:50:21
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Many of us noticed during the Golden Globes that Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are not only awesome ladies on their own, but they’re especially awesome together. Longtime friends and sometimes collaborators, they’re like the proto-version of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Well they’re at Sundance this week, where Tomlin is promoting Grandma, and they appeared together at the Women In Film brunch, an event so popular people were turned away like it was one of the A-list movie premieres. Full Story

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Aaron Sorkin on the gender “degree of difficulty”

December 16, 2014 16:12:18 Posted at December 16, 2014 16:12:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The alarm went off this morning. I dropped my eyes. I picked up my phone. There was a text from Duana: “Can we just have a weekly column called f-ck off Aaron Sorkin?!?” Then I opened my browser. And there it was. Aaron Sorkin’s latest f-ck off moment, this time comparing male and female award-winning roles and declaring that it’s a higher “degree of difficulty” for the men. Full Story

Angelina and the directors

December 12, 2014 20:43:02 Posted at December 12, 2014 20:43:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Hollywood Reporter has posted their Director Roundtable video. It’s 2 weeks to Christmas. It’s a Friday afternoon. So, you know, if you have time to f-ck around before you hit the weekend, this is worth your time. Mike Leigh, Angelina Jolie, Richard Linklater, Bennett Miller, Christopher Nolan, and Morten Tyldum are gathered around the table talking about their work and their inspiration. Full Story

Gwyneth the First

November 18, 2014 19:02:18 Posted at November 18, 2014 19:02:18
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Remember that rumoured Vanity Fair “takedown” of Gwyneth we were all waiting for? It never materialized, obviously, with Graydon and Gwyneth making nice over a phone call and a jab at his weight. But it hasn’t been a stellar 2014 for Gwyneth, considering the conscious uncoupling and the disclosure of Goop’s shaky financials. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie holds the room

November 18, 2014 16:31:36 Posted at November 18, 2014 16:31:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I read a book earlier this year called The Confidence Code: The Science And Art Of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. If you haven’t already, you should definitely pick it up. Not because I want you to agree, or disagree, but because it promotes productive discussion on how female confidence is built and broken, and what the possible outcomes could be if we tweaked our perspective on the female experience ranging from school participation to sport activities to the workplace. Full Story

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