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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Have you read the new Harry Potter family history on Pottermore yet? JK Rowling included the fresh piece along with a site update. We find out that “Potter” is shortened from “Potterer”, why Harry’s family was so rich, that the Potter men have always had unruly hair, and why the Invisibility Cloak was passed down to him.  Read Full Intro

What Gisele doesn’t know

September 24, 2015 20:38:27 Posted at September 24, 2015 20:38:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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US Weekly has a story this week about Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s marriage – that despite fronting like things are fine between them, the relationship is vulnerable. I can’t find the link directly at the US Weekly website so it must be in the print edition but here’s how the Daily Mail Full Story

TIFF Review: Room (Queen Brie)

September 16, 2015 13:43:34 Posted at September 16, 2015 13:43:34
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Aside from Cate Blanchett's work in Blue Jasmine, to me the best female performance of 2013 came from Brie Larson in Short Term 12. The film was criminally underseen by both critics and audiences, but she'll finally get her shot at golden glory with Room, in my opinion the best film at TIFF this year. Full Story

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Nicole Kidman: countdown to opening night

September 3, 2015 15:25:29 Posted at September 3, 2015 15:25:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The last time Nicole Kidman performed in London on the West End, it was in The Blue Room. Her performance was universally acclaimed, with one critic saying watching her was “pure theatrical Viagra”. On Saturday she returns in a play called Photograph 51 to play British scientist Rosalind Franklin. Full Story

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“Too street” to be Bond

September 1, 2015 15:14:22 Posted at September 1, 2015 15:14:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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After #BackToHogwarts, Idris Elba is currently the biggest trending topic on Twitter at post time. It’s because Anthony Horowitz who wrote the new Bond book, Trigger Mortis, has offered his opinion to the Daily Mail on whether or not Idris Elba would be a good James Bond: “Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. Full Story

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dear Gossips,

I’m never the kind of person who starts playing holiday music before Halloween but after yesterday, you know what we kinda need? We need some Christmas. You know who owns Christmas? Come on. It’s Mimi.  Read Full Intro

Salma Hayek presents Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet

August 20, 2015 16:49:10 Posted at August 20, 2015 16:49:10
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Salma Hayek has worked hard as a producer to get Lebanese philosopher Khalil Gibran’s seminal collection of poem-essays, The Prophet, to the big screen, and she’s finally succeeded, in the form of an animated film. The book, one of the most popular in the world, is a collection of parables on topics ranging from love and sorrow to work and clothes, and pretty much everything in between, but the movie only adapts eight of the twenty-six essays, clocking in at a lean eighty-four minutes. Full Story

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Mindy Kaling, Confidence Evangelist

August 6, 2015 16:43:42 Posted at August 6, 2015 16:43:42
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There’s nothing more clichéd to me than “PREACH!”. And yet, reading Mindy Kaling’s excerpt from her upcoming book in Glamour, about how to achieve confidence, there’s no other word for it. Let’s cut to the chase here: “Confidence is just entitlement…entitlement is simply the belief that you deserve something. Full Story

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Charlize & August

August 5, 2015 20:27:07 Posted at August 5, 2015 20:27:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I saw these new shots of Charlize Theron out in LA yesterday wearing a really, really great top, I want it really, really bad, and realised we haven’t talked yet about the news that she’s adopted a daughter. TMZ had the exclusive a few days ago. Full Story

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Luckiest Girl Alive

July 30, 2015 20:39:07 Posted at July 30, 2015 20:39:07
Maria Posted by Maria

I first saw Luckiest Girl Alive on Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram feed, and I knew that she was obviously going to buy the book’s film rights – would she be promoting it otherwise? Tracy Flick knows what she’s doing. So when I found myself on a 5-hour flight, I knew that was the book I wanted to read, because Reese’s acquisition skills have been pretty solid: Gone Girl and Wild, so far, with Big Little Lies to come (with Nicole Kidman). Full Story