A box office win for Brad Pitt’s Fury. Fury’s performance this weekend just made it an Oscar conversation so Part 1 of Brange’s road to Oscar seems to have been accomplished. The rest is up to Unbroken.
As you know, Brad put in some work and hustle to promote this film. When they want, they can sell these two. And I wonder what we’ll be saying, just over 6 months from now, when the Oscar red carpet has been put away, about their campaign and how it started. On August 23, at their wedding. Too cynical? Oh come on. From this perspective it’s a compliment. On strategy they have no equal in Hollywood right now.
On the subject of this weekend’s box office…
Is it time to stop making Nicholas Sparks movies?
Yours in gossip,
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It’s been six weeks since it was announced Catherine Cambridge’s second pregnancy. She hasn’t been seen since summer. Today, they confirmed when she’s due. Kensington Palace released a statement today as follows: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015. Full Story
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Sasha Finds Beyonce and Gwen Stefani’s styles in LifeStyle
And I thought this love was eternal (Dlisted)
Britney’s big smile (The Superficial)
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Tom Cruise & Sandra Bullock? Who’s trying to make this happen? (Cele|bitchy)
Taylor Swift’s secret sessions (Pop Sugar)
Wonder Woman 2014 (Too Fab)
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You think this sweater is itchy? (Hollywood Tuna)
OMG. Paying tribute to Veronica Mars’s Teddy Dunn! (Pajiba)
LOVE this dress on Sienna Miller (Go Fug Yourself)
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During a shareholder meeting earlier this week, Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara dumped a ton of info about the DC cinematic universe on us, including the flashy announcement that textile-wearer Ezra Miller will play The Flash. Buried under the new information is the confirmation that Zack Snyder will direct two Justice League movies, coming in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Full Story
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HTGAWM Season 1 Episode 4 recap You know, I hope that cheerleader at the top is getting royalties for each episode she opens up… Was there a sex tape in Grey’s Anatomy last night? It would be good if they went for the hat trick. (Now let’s all pause while first Lainey, and then Jacek, call me to make sure I knew I just successfully made a sports reference. Full Story
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Brad Pitt and the cast of Fury spent yesterday screening Fury for veterans and servicemen in Fort Benning Georgia. Extra also released Brad’s red carpet interview from the premiere in Washington the night before. The reporter was Jerry Penacoli who’s always had a good relationship with Angelina Jolie. Full Story
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