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Jenny Slate won an award!

January 16, 2015 16:54:07 Posted at January 16, 2015 16:54:07
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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It’s an utterly meaningless Critics’ Choice Award, but still! Jenny Slate is awesome and she was awesome in Obvious Child and she won Best Actress in a Comedy for Obvious Child, so that’s awesome. She’s so pretty and I love her voice so much I just want to make out with her. Full Story

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Courtside Idris

January 16, 2015 16:36:15 Posted at January 16, 2015 16:36:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The NBA was in the UK last night. The Milwaukee Bucks played the New York Knicks. Even though the Royal Foundation has a partnership with the league, Prince Harry already met with Carmelo Anthony the day before – click here to revisit those pictures – so I guess that was enough to satisfy the royal involvement…? Maybe he just likes watching darts Full Story

What was unspoken at the Critics’ Choice Awards

January 16, 2015 16:09:03 Posted at January 16, 2015 16:09:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Could you sense it? You could sense it, right? There was an unspoken discomfort agitating underneath the Critics’ Choice Awards last night. Jessica Chastain, when accepting the first ever MVP Award, was the one who came closest to addressing it. She encouraged her peers to speak up about the lack of diversity… But it’s not like she came out and openly criticised what was missing from the Oscar nominations that morning, Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. Full Story

Michael Keaton somehow won twice

January 16, 2015 15:22:37 Posted at January 16, 2015 15:22:37
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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I don’t understand why Birdman keeps getting categorized as a comedy. It’s weird and has its funny moments, but it’s not a comedy. And yet at the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards it was classified as a comedy. I’m fine with splitting drama and comedy categories for award purposes, but if that’s going to happen then can you please nominate actual comedies and not dramas that have some humorous dialogue? It defeats the purpose of the split categories if all you’re doing is ignoring actual comedies in order to sneak in more dramatic nominees. Full Story

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Look who finally showed up

January 16, 2015 14:26:27 Posted at January 16, 2015 14:26:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Interrupting the Critics’ Choice posts to catch up with Johnny Depp, who finally decided to start promoting Mortdecai last night on Jimmy Kimmel. He was not alone. Amber Heard accompanied him to the studio so that he can prove to you that his much younger fiancé still wants him. For now. Full Story

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I see you, JLO

January 15, 2015 20:57:53 Posted at January 15, 2015 20:57:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Lopez and her The Boy Next Door co-star Ryan Guzman were on Ryan Seacrest this morning for promotion. Guzman, of course, is also rumoured to be her real life …situation right now. Of course there was no situation when they were shooting the film, shooting scenes with him saying that “I like your mom’s cookies”, and pressing her up against a wall and going down her stomach with his tongue. Full Story

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Thor vs. A Fish is now an Oscar hopeful

January 15, 2015 17:07:21 Posted at January 15, 2015 17:07:21
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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On the day that the 2015 Oscar nominees are announced, let’s start talking about (potential) 2016 Oscar nominees. Last night Ron Howard announced that his whaling disaster movie, In the Heart of the Sea, is moving from its March 13 release date to December 11, 2015. That’s a VERY confident move from distributor Warner Brothers, especially since Star Wars Episode VII opens the following week, which is going to cut into their potential profits—movies do most their damage in the first two weeks of theatrical release—so WB must feel good about their chances for a big opening weekend. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart: cuffed & bobbed

January 15, 2015 16:26:48 Posted at January 15, 2015 16:26:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Losing my f-cking mind over Kristen Stewart’s white pants today. OBSESSED. Look at the material. It’s probably heaven on the skin. And they’re cuffed! High end, steezy pyjama bottoms… YES, YES, YES. Also like the way her hair is styled into a layered funky little bob. Full Story

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The Goodfellas of Oceans Eleven

January 15, 2015 15:52:13 Posted at January 15, 2015 15:52:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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In September, right after his wedding, Brad Pitt showed up in New York to shoot with Martin Scorsese. Click here to revisit those pictures. It was the orange hat, remember? At the time it was revealed that Scorsese was directing Pitt, Robert De Niro, and Leonardo DiCaprio and while they’re calling it a “short film”, really, as I said at the time, it’s commercial for a new casino opening up in Macau. Full Story

The Whiteness of the Oscars

January 15, 2015 14:55:25 Posted at January 15, 2015 14:55:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s almost as if they were like, “Hey, we gave you 12 Years A Slave in 2014. So wait another 10 years before we reward you again”. I mean, I’m happy for Laura Dern, and Emma Stone, and Mark Ruffalo. But David Oyelowo belongs there. And, more importantly, Ava DuVernay belongs there. Full Story

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No Aniston, no Brange

January 15, 2015 14:38:07 Posted at January 15, 2015 14:38:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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For Angelina Jolie and Unbroken, the signs were there that it wasn’t happening. It’s been a month of signs. Unbroken did however receive 3 nominations in technical categories. So… it’s something. For Jennifer Aniston… After two months of aggressive – and impressive! – campaigning. Full Story

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