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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

If you were Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, seriously, would you want to be on Fuller House? Everyone was talking yesterday about how John Stamos put them on blast for claiming to not know about the new show when they really did know about the new show and just didn’t want to come right out and say it but, come on, as Duana wrote last week (click here for a refresher), WHY would Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who are currently finalising what they’re wearing to the MET Gala, ever revisit Michelle Tanner?

These two are practically public mutes. They hardly ever speak. When they do speak, it’s about $500 t-shirts. That’s not exactly the Kimmy Gibbler demographic. Some people are like, well, they wouldn’t be The Row and Elizabeth & James if not for Full House. I disagree. They wouldn’t be The Row and Elizabeth & James and what they are now if not for those movies, those videos. (My personal favourite was Winning London.) An entire generation grew up on those videos. That generation grew up WITH them afterwards. Lots of children play babies on television sitcoms. Few of them go on to make Sweet Valley High style straight-to-videos and become billionaires. That’s my new party idea: to marathon all those Olsen videos one night with people who appreciate the artistic genius of New York Minute.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Kristen Stewart’s cover alliteration

April 28, 2015 14:04:10 Posted at April 28, 2015 14:04:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Kristen Stewart covers the June issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar. She’s wearing Chanel. It’s exquisite, this outfit, but it looks heavy. And stressful. For a photo shoot, fine. No one is comfortable on a photo shoot. But imagine bopping around in this? Can’t be relaxing. Excerpts from the article will be released later this week (and I’ll write about it then) but the exclusive promise is as follows: Kristen Stewart on Sexuality, Sexism, and her search for Serenity Easy with the alliteration there. Full Story

What could go wrong?

April 27, 2015 20:26:40 Posted at April 27, 2015 20:26:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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If you were a Disney/Marvel publicist, last week probably wasn’t great. Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans were sexist (click here for a refresher). Robert Downey Jr walked out of an interview (click here Full Story

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Prince Harry’s weekend off

April 27, 2015 14:52:38 Posted at April 27, 2015 14:52:38
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Hot Prince Harry has been in Australia the last few weeks on secondment with the military. He took a leave this weekend however and joined his father in Turkey to commemorate the centenary of the WWI Gallipoli campaign on Saturday. On Sunday he was home in London for the London Marathon, meeting racers at the finish line and spending time with volunteers. Full Story

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Brange weekend and the evil of flip-flops

April 27, 2015 14:05:34 Posted at April 27, 2015 14:05:34
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After blasting the UN Security Council for its inaction in Syria, Angelina Jolie returned home to Los Angeles yesterday, accompanied by Maddox and her brother, James Haven. She was informed, she was passionate, she was angry, but will she be effective? The effort is there, totally. But these are people driven by their own special interests – special interests that are even more selfish and self-serving than the special interests she’s normally surrounded by in Hollywood. Full Story

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This week in Johnny Depp

April 24, 2015 14:44:40 Posted at April 24, 2015 14:44:40
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I know I don’t have to rehash this for you, the Johnny Depp week. And how they’ve turned that around in just 5 days. From “missing” and a “mess” to, oh, he might win an Oscar. Do women ever get the same courtesy? Fine. I won’t turn this isn’t a feminist crusade. Full Story

Patrick Dempsey…

April 24, 2015 13:52:55 Posted at April 24, 2015 13:52:55
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I don’t know how to fill in the rest of that title. Because I don’t want to be yelled at. At the same time, I feel like you’re probably not going to be able to avoid it today so if you’re yelling at me, you’re probably yelling at everyone. About the spoiler… Is it really a spoiler? Is it still a spoiler? Grey’s Anatomy. Full Story

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The Olsens are Trolling You

April 23, 2015 17:24:29 Posted at April 23, 2015 17:24:29
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Here is the series of overexcited texts I sent Lainey when I saw the response the Olsens gave to the Women’s Wear Daily reporter who asked them about returning to Full House.  Full Story

RDJ walks out

April 23, 2015 16:07:53 Posted at April 23, 2015 16:07:53
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Before I shut down last night I watched the RDJ interview that everyone’s been talking about. He was in London the other day to promote Avengers: Age Of Ultron. The outlet was Channel 4 with journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy. It’s making headlines because the video is a major cringe. Guru-Murthy starts with a series of standard, innocuous movie questions and then attempts to get personal. Full Story

Tom Cruise did not recruit Russell Crowe

April 23, 2015 15:21:44 Posted at April 23, 2015 15:21:44
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Did not or could not? Russell Crowe is currently promoting his directorial debut The Water Diviner. He’s been extra generous with gossip during this press tour. I’m obsessed with the one about Michael Jackson prank calling him. You heard about this? Michael would just ring up Russell’s hotel room and start asking to speak to Mr Wall. Full Story

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

Yesterday, the Cannes Film Festival announced its full jury for this year. And many are calling it the most physically attractive jury ever which I’m sure will go over well with the jury members. Still, it’s not like you can’t see it, right?

Jury co-presidents Ethan and Joel Cohen will be joined by 7 others including Sophie Marceau, Rokia Traore, Guillermo del Toro, and Canada’s cinematic wonderboy Xavier Dolan because – can you believe it? – at just 26 years old, he’s had four films in the festival and doesn’t have one ready yet for this season so he has time to judge. Lazy, right? And very pretty.

Then there’s Rossy de Palma, one of the most interesting faces of our time, who has also been named to the jury. You remember her from Almodovar’s Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown?

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Tom Cruise at CinemaCon

April 22, 2015 19:40:19 Posted at April 22, 2015 19:40:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Tom Cruise was in Vegas for CinemaCon as part of the Paramount presentation, especially important because Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation comes out in July and, well, they want it to make big money. They need it to make big money. Footage from the movie was screened for theatre owners and some film geeks. Full Story

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Ben Affleck explains

April 22, 2015 16:52:34 Posted at April 22, 2015 16:52:34
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Ben Affleck was featured in Finding Your Roots last year on PBS. During the research process, it was discovered that he had ancestors who were slave owners. He asked Henry Louis Gates Jr (Skip) to not include that part in the episode. Click here for a refresher if you missed that article from Monday. Full Story

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