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Stromos at the premiere

June 26, 2015 14:59:56 Posted at June 26, 2015 14:59:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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SCOTUS has just ruled in favour of same sex marriage. The Hollywood Reporter posted a story yesterday about Hollywood’s “stromos”, identifying a Hollywood trend among straight actors appealing to the gay audience: Today's stromos are the flip side of gay actors who want to read straight for their careers: They are straight actors striving to read gayish to optimize their appeal — and maximize the number of butts, gym-molded or otherwise, in movie theater seats. Full Story

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Thanks, Ben Affleck

June 25, 2015 15:03:50 Posted at June 25, 2015 15:03:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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PBS has decided to suspend the third season of Finding Your Roots as the result of an internal investigation… Whatever. Basically PBS has suspended the third season of Finding Your Roots because of Ben Affleck. You’ll recall, once he learned that some of his ancestors were slave owners, Ben asked the show to censor their findings. Full Story

Chris Pine to replace Ryan Reynolds?

June 24, 2015 16:43:46 Posted at June 24, 2015 16:43:46
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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In a bold marketing move known as “straight up lying”, it’s probable that the news that Chris Pine will be playing Wonder Woman’s boytoy is a straight up lie, and that Pine is, in fact, going to play a superhero himself—the Green Lantern. Full Story

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt get paid

June 17, 2015 17:38:43 Posted at June 17, 2015 17:38:43
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, two of the biggest and most well-liked movie stars in the world right now, have been attached to a sci-fi movie called Passengers for a while. The movie is about a deep space voyage in which a passenger wakes up early and then wakes up a fellow passenger to keep him company since everyone else is in suspended animation for the voyage. Full Story

Jennifer Lawrence: not a skin and not a prim

June 10, 2015 16:20:54 Posted at June 10, 2015 16:20:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I’m still thinking about that THR article on Skin vs Prim yesterday. Click here for a refresher. Actresses were classified into two groups: Skins and Prims. The piece failed to point out that for the most part, the Skins are older, while a majority of the Prims they cited are still in what Hollywood has decided is a sweet spot age for actresses: under 30. Full Story

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Gwyneth: was a “prim”, now a “skin”

June 9, 2015 20:23:33 Posted at June 9, 2015 20:23:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a party for Windsor Smith yesterday in LA. It looks like there were a lot of upper classy people there. Click here to see more guest photos. Almost no front page names other than G but you can tell this is a scene where a certain social hierarchy is observed. Full Story

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Brad Pitt ushers in the future

June 9, 2015 14:37:20 Posted at June 9, 2015 14:37:20
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Netflix made a trip to Cannes’ Marche du Film, as the streaming service is looking to expand into the feature film market. They’ve already picked up Idris Elba’s Beasts of No Nation for distribution, and they have a deal to make and distribute Adam Sandler’s turds Full Story

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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Kristen Stewart is proof that civilization is working

April 7, 2015 16:49:35 Posted at April 7, 2015 16:49:35
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Kristen Stewart has a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter online and in it, she sounds more grounded and confident than she has since before Twilight came along and made her one of the most famous people in the world. She’s twenty-four now, so she’s grown up some, and she’s on a hot streak career-wise, focusing on independent features with celebrated filmmakers (and Woody Allen Full Story

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The allegations against Harvey Weinstein

March 31, 2015 16:11:32 Posted at March 31, 2015 16:11:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ambra Battilan is a model who has gone to police in New York alleging that Harvey Weinstein groped her. They met at an event on Thursday. She claims that Weinstein told her to come see him on Friday at 6pm at his office for an “audition”. During the “audition”, she alleges that Weinstein asked her if her breasts were real, then tried to touch them, then allegedly tried to shove his hand up her skirt. Full Story

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Jamie Dornan isn’t finished

February 25, 2015 16:27:15 Posted at February 25, 2015 16:27:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s too bad. Because if you’ve seen Fifty Shades Of Grey, you know he needs more finish. I’ll say it again: more come face, give us more come face! Four or five sex scenes and no climax? How is this allowed?!? So anyway, about those rumours this week that he’s done with Christian Grey and wants out of the sequels, Dornan’s rep has now released a full statement, denying that he’s trying to get out of the franchise, instead confirming that he wants to keep going for more: "Jamie is delighted that the film is breaking box office records worldwide and whilst the studio has not made any formal announcements about sequels, he is looking forward to making the next film. Full Story

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Huge Coup: Marvel reclaims Spider-Man

February 10, 2015 16:42:27 Posted at February 10, 2015 16:42:27
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Late last night Marvel Studios dropped a bomb: They’ve worked out a deal with Sony and will take over production of future Spider-Man movies. This is a huge deal, literally and figuratively, that will have repercussions for a lot of people, and especially Andrew Garfield, who is now out of a job 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