This should have been the title of the movie. The first trailer for Secret In Their Eyes has been released starring Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Nicole Kidman. It’s based on an Argentinian film (that went on to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.) That’s important to note because, well, it won the Oscar. Full Story
Yesterday, Lainey wrote about the #AskELJames hashtag hijacking (click here for a refresher) and, having read the book, I can understand where (and who) those tweets are coming from. People like me who spent $11.99 on Grey. I’ll start with the bad and get to the worse (things won’t get better): Grey is not the worst book I’ve ever read. Full Story
Sunday in London. At a recording studio. Chris Martin and Guy Berryman (I think? It looks like Guy Berryman, right?) were there. And then Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived. Maybe they were working independently at the same place. But then again, Angelina and Chris have worked together before. Full Story
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The (first) premiere (of many) for Ant-Man was last night in Los Angeles, and Paul Rudd and his time-defying face were there to christen his new superhero movie. This is being billed as Rudd’s “first” leading-man role, because he’s known best to general audiences for being an ensemble player in comedies like The 40 Year Old Virgin and Anchorman. Full Story
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After spending a couple of weeks in England, Gwyneth Paltrow and her kids arrived back in New York yesterday carrying two monogrammed bags. As you know, Jennifer Lawrence has been in New York. So… perhaps Chris Martin will be in New York too. And they’ll all celebrate Independence Day weekend at their home in the Hamptons? That seems to be where G and family will be, especially since they could have flown direct from London to LA. Full Story
Judy Blume is currently in Toronto promoting her new book In The Unlikely Event. Duana wrote about it a few weeks ago – click here and click here for a refresher. This is exciting. Actually, it’s the MOST exciting. And I know many of you understand. I know many of you feel the same way: that she saved us, didn’t she? I was an awkward Chinese kid living through my parents’ divorce and finding new reasons to hate myself every day, like many of you when you were growing up, and Judy’s books were always there, not necessarily to explain or to fix it, but to tell you that you should keep trying to figure it out, that she trusted that you would figure it out.
As of this post, I just finished the first (for etalk) of two interviews with Judy Blume. She’ll be live on The Social later today. In case there was any doubt, I want you to know: She’s everything you imagine/want/hope her to be. She’s thoughtful. She’s honest. She’s smarter than all the people in the room. But most importantly, she’s so, SO kind. I’ve only spent 20 minutes with her – so far – and already I can feel her kindness, her empathy. And you would have to be next level kind, next level GOOD, to have had this effect on so many of us. As Duana said in her review of In The Unlikely Event, Judy Blume helped us to be adults. Is still helping us in adulthood.
Today, and every day, I love Judy Blume.
Yours in gossip,
Have you been following this on Twitter? If not, do a search for #AskELJames. E.L. James, the author of Fifty Shades Of Grey, decided to participate in a Twitter chat today, I guess to promote the new book, Grey, and, well… That’s kind of Twitter is for, isn’t it? Here’s a sample: Will you be rewriting the book from Stephenie Meyer's point of view next time? #AskELJames Full Story
Rihanna’s BET attitude (Dlisted)
Sofia Vergara, bridesmaid (TooFab)
A lot of people think this was mean. I really enjoyed it. (The Superficial)
Mimi and a teddy (Hollywood Tuna)
Channing Tatum and thong. Go. (Pop Sugar)
The next year for Cameron Diaz (OK!)
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Jennifer Lawrence was photographed today in a cropped top in NYC. Is that what happens when 20-something sweethearts move to New York? Crop tops? Like Taylor Swift before her, Jennifer is looking for an apartment. Like I said last week, I hope they take turns hosting book club. Like we’ve seen with Taylor, every time Jennifer leaves to go anywhere it’s a pap situation. Full Story
It’s not like I expected greatness from Ted 2, but I did have some expectation that it would be amusing, at least. Ted was surprisingly funny, and though it had plenty of signature Seth MacFarlane poop humor, it also had a nice little story about friendship at its center, and more jokes landed than didn’t. Full Story
Shia LaBeouf freestyle rapping, have you seen the video yet? If no, please enjoy. If yes, please enjoy again. I’ve enjoyed it several times already: He raps at the speed of a turtle but still. When he’s not plagiarising and, you know, punching people, I can’t help it. Full Story