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Ryan & Russell: the new BFFs

January 29, 2015 21:43:20 Posted at January 29, 2015 21:43:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Russell Crowe presented at the AACTA Awards via satellite since he’s working on The Nice Guys in LA with Ryan Gosling. Gosling decided to “crash” and the two ended up teasing each other. Russell called Ryan out for being a shirtless plush toy. Ryan gave it to Russell about the honourary Australian thing. Full Story

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Joss Whedon wants out of the superhero boys’ club

January 29, 2015 19:09:11 Posted at January 29, 2015 19:09:11
Sarah Posted by Sarah

After The Avengers became the third-highest grossing film in modern cinema in 2012, Marvel handed him a bag of money and the gig directing the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now, approaching the release of Ultron and probably also the end of his tenure at Marvel, Whedon sounds more than ready to go. Full Story

Lily and Jane: The original Tina and Amy

January 28, 2015 16:50:21 Posted at January 28, 2015 16:50:21
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Many of us noticed during the Golden Globes that Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are not only awesome ladies on their own, but they’re especially awesome together. Longtime friends and sometimes collaborators, they’re like the proto-version of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Well they’re at Sundance this week, where Tomlin is promoting Grandma, and they appeared together at the Women In Film brunch, an event so popular people were turned away like it was one of the A-list movie premieres. Full Story

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Aaron Sorkin on the gender “degree of difficulty”

December 16, 2014 16:12:18 Posted at December 16, 2014 16:12:18
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The alarm went off this morning. I dropped my eyes. I picked up my phone. There was a text from Duana: “Can we just have a weekly column called f-ck off Aaron Sorkin?!?” Then I opened my browser. And there it was. Aaron Sorkin’s latest f-ck off moment, this time comparing male and female award-winning roles and declaring that it’s a higher “degree of difficulty” for the men. Full Story

Angelina and the directors

December 12, 2014 20:43:02 Posted at December 12, 2014 20:43:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Hollywood Reporter has posted their Director Roundtable video. It’s 2 weeks to Christmas. It’s a Friday afternoon. So, you know, if you have time to f-ck around before you hit the weekend, this is worth your time. Mike Leigh, Angelina Jolie, Richard Linklater, Bennett Miller, Christopher Nolan, and Morten Tyldum are gathered around the table talking about their work and their inspiration. Full Story

Gwyneth the First

November 18, 2014 19:02:18 Posted at November 18, 2014 19:02:18
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Remember that rumoured Vanity Fair “takedown” of Gwyneth we were all waiting for? It never materialized, obviously, with Graydon and Gwyneth making nice over a phone call and a jab at his weight. But it hasn’t been a stellar 2014 for Gwyneth, considering the conscious uncoupling and the disclosure of Goop’s shaky financials. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie holds the room

November 18, 2014 16:31:36 Posted at November 18, 2014 16:31:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I read a book earlier this year called The Confidence Code: The Science And Art Of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. If you haven’t already, you should definitely pick it up. Not because I want you to agree, or disagree, but because it promotes productive discussion on how female confidence is built and broken, and what the possible outcomes could be if we tweaked our perspective on the female experience ranging from school participation to sport activities to the workplace. Full Story

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Taylor Swift + Lorde vs Katy Perry

November 13, 2014 17:30:33 Posted at November 13, 2014 17:30:33
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You know the bad blood between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, right? Taylor even wrote a song about it. Girl Sh-t Is The Best Sh-t, but some Girl Sh-t is embarrassing…because, God, this is over John Mayer. What a waste. Katy is now dating Diplo. And yesterday, Diplo, seemingly out of nowhere, tweeted this:   Get Taylor Swift A Booty https://t.co/RpkB8JExSV Full Story

Natalie Dormer’s “resting bitch face”

November 4, 2014 14:21:16 Posted at November 4, 2014 14:21:16
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Natalie Dormer covers the December issue of FLARE. Dormer plays Cressida in Mockingjay: Part 1. You also know her as Margaery in Game Of Thrones. And you may have met her as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors. Or maybe you just love her look – she buzzed half her head for The Hunger Games. Full Story

Reese Witherspoon and the McConaughey model

November 3, 2014 20:10:19 Posted at November 3, 2014 20:10:19
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First a reminder: Reese Witherspoon’s husband, Jim Toth, is Matthew McConaughey’s agent. Together, he and McConaughey engineered what’s now known as the McConaissance. Perhaps the same game plan is now in place for Reese. Like McConaughey, what Reese is offering is supposed to be a lot more varied and nuanced than what we saw in How To Legally Blonde A Guy In Ten Days. Full Story

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Keira Knightley’s prom

October 28, 2014 14:32:05 Posted at October 28, 2014 14:32:05
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Keira Knightley gave an interview to Variety recently during which she talked about her prom, or whatever they call prom in England. Back then, there was a law in Great Britain meant to discourage being gay. Keira showed up at prom with her best friend, a girl, Emily. To me, that doesn’t sound crazy. Full Story

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Demi and her girls

October 24, 2014 15:44:19 Posted at October 24, 2014 15:44:19
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It’s nice to see Demi Moore stepping out with her daughters so much lately. They were said to be estranged when Demi fell apart after Ashton Kutcher cheated on her and their marriage ended. Last night she seemed healthy and happy at a fashion event with Rumer and Tallulah Willis, who’s had some problems herself this year. Full Story

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Taylor Swift’s new stage presence

October 24, 2014 15:20:58 Posted at October 24, 2014 15:20:58
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Taylor Swift performed Out Of The Woods on Kimmel last night. They shut down the block for her. I told you last week that I love the song – click here for a refresher – and that I can’t stop listening to it. Seeing her performing it is an entirely different experience. Full Story

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Jennifer Garner: bangs and balance

October 21, 2014 17:05:11 Posted at October 21, 2014 17:05:11
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Jennifer Garner spoke last night at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards. Just Jared has posted video of it – click here to see. Interestingly enough there have been tabloid rumours about Ben Affleck and Emily Ratajkowski from Gone Girl hooking up, presumably because he’s him and she’s hot and his character whimpered into her breasts in a scene from the movie – and Jennifer mentions her in her remarks…but NOT by name, just by referring to her as “the tits on the Blurred Lines girl”. Full Story

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