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Superhero Apocalypse Averted

August 7, 2014 15:19:19 Posted at August 7, 2014 15:19:19
Sarah Posted by Sarah

May 6, 2016 loomed large, the date on which Marvel and DC would pit their cinematic universes against each other in a billion-dollar death spiral, but in the end, there could be only one. As I predicted months ago, Warner Brothers/DC flinched and Superhero Face Punch has been pushed back to spring—to March 25, 2016 to be exact—taking it out of direct competition with Captain America 3. Full Story

Could Matthew McConaughey go for EGOT?

August 7, 2014 14:45:59 Posted at August 7, 2014 14:45:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Unless he pulls a Mel Gibson in the next week, Matthew McConaughey is going to win the Emmy for True Detective on August 25. That means he’ll hold the Oscar and the Emmy in the same year. And it brings him half way to EGOT. Could he? A Time To Kill was on last night. Jacek and I stayed up late to watch it because he’d never seen it, never heard McConaughey deliver the closing summation and that line, that disturbingly powerful line: “Now imagine she’s white”. Full Story

Katie Holmes’s first press tour

August 6, 2014 15:52:24 Posted at August 6, 2014 15:52:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Since… the great escape. I mean she’s done some press for makeup here and there, but The Giver is her first major acting project since the divorce. She made the rounds today in New York, first on The Today Show and also on Sirius Radio. Soundbites? Come on, now. It’s Katie Holmes. Full Story

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8 years quietly

August 6, 2014 13:42:03 Posted at August 6, 2014 13:42:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were photographed walking around NYC yesterday. Cute dress. Would be cuter if the top was smocked. Smocking is forgiving. That said, she wouldn’t need it. You know, these two have been together since 2006. That’s 8 years now. Almost a decade. I didn’t realise, did you? If someone were to ask me off-hand how long, I’d probably answer off the top of my head, maybe 3 or 4 years? 5 tops? It works for them. Full Story

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Almost a dad

August 6, 2014 13:28:27 Posted at August 6, 2014 13:28:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It was exactly a month ago when it was reported, accurately this time, that Eva Mendes is pregnant with Ryan Gosling’s baby. Though they’ve not officially confirmed the news, there’s been no denial either, and the fact that Eva went right back into hiding says it all. Word is, in July, she was about 7 months. Full Story

Face Balls for Emmy

August 1, 2014 17:21:23 Posted at August 1, 2014 17:21:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Julia Roberts was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. Everyone else has said this already but now I want on that bandwagon too: his writing and production staff make the show. It’s ridiculous. The games are ridiculous. Like the dumbest ideas ever… And I laugh every single time. Full Story

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Ass shorts: always the answer

August 1, 2014 15:51:54 Posted at August 1, 2014 15:51:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Famous people are f-cked up in a way we’ll never understand or relate to. There are exceptions though. Imagine you’re in an on-off toxic situation with a young pop star. You grew up in the business yourself. You had to support your family. Your value system is warped by Hollywood and, ostensibly, social media. Full Story

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Interstellar and Dylan Thomas

July 31, 2014 20:31:03 Posted at July 31, 2014 20:31:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Winter/ Getty

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey were at Comic-Con this year to present the new trailer for Interstellar. It was a first time for both. Nolan’s one of those directors who doesn’t give anything away before a film’s release. Scripts are said to be hand delivered and actors supposedly have to read them while the person waits outside so that there are never any copies that can potentially be leaked. Full Story

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Robert Pattinson’s blind riddle

July 31, 2014 15:17:53 Posted at July 31, 2014 15:17:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Robert Pattinson covers the new ESQUIRE UK. It’s good shot on the cover. But inside… Those hands. Those weirdly delicate hands scraping his head, why do we need to see this? I interviewed someone recently with the same kind of hands. They’re the hands of the creeper in the horror movie who’s peering around the corner, the guy with the freak show dungeon in the basement of his house. Full Story

Beyonce vs Page Six, Beyonce by design

July 30, 2014 16:32:57 Posted at July 30, 2014 16:32:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Page Six has been going hard on Beyonce and Jay Z the last couple of weeks. A few days ago, it was this report on how the two are reassessing their marriage. Key details: -They care more about the business behind their brand than the emotion (Yes. Full Story

Joaquin Phoenix: Dr Strange?

July 29, 2014 20:07:10 Posted at July 29, 2014 20:07:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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A few days ago THR reported that Joaquin Phoenix and Marvel are in negotiations for him to play Dr Strange. I mean, he’s definitely right for it. On talent, he could totally do it. Of course he could. But… is Joaquin Phoenix a Company Man? Think of how RDJ is a Company Man now for Marvel. Full Story

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Rachel Berry wants to be an old lady

July 29, 2014 17:26:48 Posted at July 29, 2014 17:26:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Um. Lea Michele was on the set of Sons Of Anarchy yesterday. Her? She’ll be on the sixth episode of the upcoming final season reportedly playing Gertie, “an empathetic truck-stop waitress and single mother, who connects with Gemma (Katey Sagal) during a difficult time”. 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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