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Friday, July 22, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Over the last few years, Hollywood has been challenged to address its diversity problem. For far too long, the majority of the stories told in film and television have been about white men for white men. And those are the same stories that are critically better received  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (the first part) began previews in London last night. Not going to lie. I feel… Left out! Am I having a suck attack? (This is my friend Lara’s expression and it’s the best.  Read Full Intro

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dear Gossips,

I’ve been waiting for today for many weeks. There’s a new book that came out today: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, another First Book Bitch. If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you know a First Book Bitch is what I call a writer who doesn’t need two or three to find her groove.  Read Full Intro

Magneto shows up in Sydney

May 16, 2016 14:18:17 Posted at May 16, 2016 14:18:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Michael Fassbender hasn’t been around much for X-Men: Apocalypse promotion. The movie opens this weekend. It, um, doesn’t look very good. Here’s Michael at a screening today in Sydney, his first official public appearance since the Oscars when he was nominated for Best Actor and his girlfriend, Alicia Vikander Full Story

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Two deeps dives from yesterday to recommend if you haven’t already: Barry Avrich is a Canadian filmmaker who was trying a few years ago to put together an unauthorised documentary about Harvey Weinstein. According to Barry, Harvey Weinstein wasn’t exactly supportive.  Read Full Intro

Gwyneth’s new #1

April 22, 2016 16:25:44 Posted at April 22, 2016 16:25:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Donato Sardella/ Stefanie Keenan/ Getty Images

Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Easy has debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List which was just updated today. She’s done that before but It’s All Easy is the first book under her own imprint. Full Story

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Kanye and The Girl On The Train

April 20, 2016 21:03:10 Posted at April 20, 2016 21:03:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Did you read it? Some of you must have. It sold 3 million copies in the US alone and set a record for the most weeks at #1 in the UK. I’ve read The Girl On The Train several times. Last fall I interviewed Paula Hawkins, literally, 4 times in the space of a week, including a one hour session during a book festival. Full Story

Gwyneth … Babe?

April 14, 2016 19:28:11 Posted at April 14, 2016 19:28:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Every couple of years ago, I get re-obsessed with Truman Capote. When I do, I go back and read everything. I read his books. I read the biographies. I re-watch the interviews. And I always, always fantasise about the Black and White Ball. Truman is one of the few legitimate writer-celebrities. There will never not be a time when I don’t wonder why he sabotaged himself the way he did. Full Story

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