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TIFF just made its first lineup for this year’s festival. Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, is the opening night gala. Jake, as you know, could be a contender for his performance in Southpaw. His Southpaw co-star, Rachel McAdams, will be at TIFF too. Full Story
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I read a great article this morning over at Vulture about pop culture and canon. Specifically the tenuous relationship between creators and fans and the territorial conflict that can arise when they don’t agree. Or when new creators come on board and start to expand the universe. It’s the cause of a lot of geek angst. It might be the cause of most geek angst. I’ve seen it. Sarah and I saw a lot of it in our inboxes this season during Game Of Thrones. And there was that one time she got yelled at for calling it “Dr” Strange instead of “Doctor” Strange.
It’s unfair though to say that this is only a nerd thing because it’s not like people don’t get pissed off when someone does a cover of a classic song and they don’t like the interpretation and all kinds of shouting breaks out on the internet. One year, at the Grammys, Mary J Blige performed One with U2. And during a random conversation some time later I might have mentioned how much I loved it and that, in a certain mood, I might even have loved it more than the original. I swear to God the person I was talking to looked at me like I’d just murdered puppies.
OK but then I got all self-righteous last week when Lifetime released the cast photo from their unauthorised 90210 movie. Because WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE I DON’T KNOW THEM AT ALL.
Click here to read the Vulture piece. And I’ve embedded the Mary J/U2 collaboration below so we can fight about it.
Yours in gossip,
I cannot wait to know what they name their baby (Dlisted)
When Kanye met Caitlyn (Pop Sugar)
Gwen Stefani’s youngest looks like both his brothers (TooFab)
The family inheritance on display again (The Superficial)
I hate the colour of this skirt (Hollywood Tuna)
Licking your own star (Go Fug Yourself)
I will listen to Kelly Clarkson cover pretty much anything (Pink Is The New Blog)
Shia LaBeouf and girlfriend Mia Goth were in Germany a few days ago. They were caught on camera in a fight as they were exiting a cab. She was pulling on his bag, asking him to stay. He ended up getting into a car without her with some random sketchy locals who filmed him ranting about how she pushed him to that point. Full Story
This must be the most famous voicemail of all time, right? It’s so quotable. “Rude, thoughtless little pig” is instantly recognizable, it’s the “Show me the money” of voicemails. But it is nice to see Ireland finding the humour in it – it’s never the things that we think will f-ck kids up that actually f-ck them up, you know? And maybe, as an adult, she sees that whoever released it was playing a demented game of emotional chicken. Full Story
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Based on the notorious 1971 study in which a group of Stanford students pretending to be prisoners and prison guards descended into psychological abuse and brutality after barely a day, The Stanford Prison Experiment is an impressive but maybe too literal reconstruction of those events. Dr. Philip Zimbardo randomly divided twenty-four students into prisoners and guards, then left the guards in charge, with the guards, working in shifts of three, running herd on nine prisoners. Full Story
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I posted earlier about Mimi’s party in Vegas on Saturday. It was held at 1OAK. Over at 1OAK in the Hamptons, on the same night, JLO was celebrating her 46th birthday. And showing you what 46 looks like on her. Which is… That f-cking body. I mean, it’s what she wants us to be looking at it, isn’t it? For me though, as much as the focus is on the prime parts of her body, I like the illusion of the cap sleeve that’s been created here. Full Story
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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton took the heat off Ben Affleck last week. Now that Miranda and Blake are trying to make it all go away by tweeting at each other like everything’s all good, let’s check back in with Ben and Jen. This weekend they were in Atlanta, wearing their wedding rings, and spending time with the kids at the same time. Full Story
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Taylor Swift played Boston this weekend. And during Bad Blood, a shark showed up over her left shoulder. As you know, Bad Blood is widely believed to be about Katy Perry. Full Story
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Masters of Sex Season 3 Episode 3 recap How to watch this episode: Roll your eyes at the ‘baby interruptus’, and wonder if you’re watching Up All Night. Recognize the woman Libby’s talking to in the kitchen. Rewind three times until you confirm that yes, in fact, that is Susan May Pratt, otherwise known as Maureen from Center Stage, otherwise known as “I’m the best goddamn dancer in the American Ballet Academy. Full Story
Mimi hosted a party in Vegas this weekend. As you know, so far it’s been a great summer for our most beloved. There’s a new man in her life. And he’s a billionaire. James Packer. He was at one of her shows last week. During one of the songs, she spoke to him directly from the stage, thanking him for giving her “a new heart”. Full Story
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