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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Dear Gossips,

“It’s just words.” Is it ever “just” words? What can be achieved by words? What is the damage that can be done by “just” words? I read an interview the other day, before “it’s just words” became an excuse, at The Atlantic  Read Full Intro

Scarjo’s headband

October 3, 2016 19:41:43 Posted at October 3, 2016 19:41:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Scarlett Johansson is shooting Rock That Body at JFK airport in New York. It’s about a group of female friends on a stag weekend and sh-t goes sideways. If I had to guess I’d say this is the scene where Scarjo, presumably the bride, is saying goodbye to her fiancé? I’m assuming she’s the bride because she’s being made to wear a headband with two dicks on it. Full Story

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Ava DuVernay goes full-Disney

February 24, 2016 15:22:54 Posted at February 24, 2016 15:22:54
Sarah Posted by Sarah

None of this half-Disney Marvel sh*t, Ava DuVernay has decided that if she’s going work for a corporate machine, she’s going to work for Disney itself, the corporatiest, machiniest one of all. Full Story

Ava DuVernay and “diversity”

January 27, 2016 16:04:21 Posted at January 27, 2016 16:04:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ava DuVernay has been at Sundance, visible and accessible just as all of Hollywood is focusing on #OscarsSoWhite and the criticism of not only the Academy Awards but also of big machine entertainment overall. As you know, Ava directed Selma which was nominated for Best Picture but ignored in other major categories. Full Story

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Ava DuVernay like a BOSS

October 26, 2015 14:12:56 Posted at October 26, 2015 14:12:56
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Ava DuVernay was honored this year as part of Elle’s annual Women In Hollywood awards, and she gave an AMAZING speech at their awards dinner. The whole thing is well worth a read, but there are a couple highlights that tie into some of the particular issues surrounding diversity in Hollywood that we’ve talked about recently. Full Story

Best Dressed - Kerry Washington

September 21, 2015 17:32:15 Posted at September 21, 2015 17:32:15
Duana Posted by Duana
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I have an unsettling theory to put forward. Do you think that maybe Kerry Washington is the embodiment of a cliché? You know the one, right? A person who is as beautiful inside as they are out? Look, I know, I’m on little sleep and it seems saccharine in the light of Monday morning. Full Story

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Straight Outta Compton …to the Oscars?

August 17, 2015 17:21:26 Posted at August 17, 2015 17:21:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As you know now, Straight Outta Compton took the box office this weekend, handily. A $57 million opening…in August. It’s an achievement. And now it’s generating some very loud Oscar buzz. First you need the money. They brought in the money. Then you court the Academy. Well, there was a screening this weekend, and apparently the Academy – at least the members who were there – was impressed. Full Story

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Ava DuVernay is NOT directing Black Panther, Marvel is 37% less cool

July 6, 2015 15:01:27 Posted at July 6, 2015 15:01:27
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Today in “We Could Have Had It All” news, Ava DuVernay told Essence magazine in an interview that she ended up passing on the Black Panther directing gig, citing “different ideas” with Marvel over the direction the movie should take. This is a total bummer, because DuVernay seemed like a great fit Full Story