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Reese Witherspoon’s Whiskey in a Teacup 

Maria Posted by Maria at May 1, 2018 14:19:08 May 1, 2018 14:19:08
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I will never knock Reese Witherspoon’s business acumen or hustle – her pivot from lukewarm rom-coms (they seriously don’t make them like they used to) to multimedia producer, actress, and dealmaker has been a resounding success. And with that, Reese has broadened her spectrum outside of Hollywood, supporting #TimesUp, March for Our Lives and being vocal about the gender pay gap. Full Story

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dear Gossips,

  The Warner Bros presentation at CinemaCon is scheduled for today. And I’m hoping that that’s why the Crazy Rich Asians trailer was released yesterday – because the studio is, presumably, beginning to build the hype around the movie in front of theatre owners ahead of its August release.  Read Full Intro

The Philosophy of Kanye West

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at April 18, 2018 14:08:18 April 18, 2018 14:08:18
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Kanye West is writing a book of philosophy. In conversation with interior designer Axel Vervoordt for Pret-a-Reporter, Kanye revealed that he’s working on a book called Break The Simulation. Of course, he is. The same day, Kanye West reactivated his Twitter account. Full Story

Amal Clooney covers Vogue

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 10, 2018 19:39:41 April 10, 2018 19:39:41
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Amal Clooney is writing a book. This is mentioned in her Vogue cover story, released today: For the past couple of years, Clooney has been writing a book with Philippa Webb, her Hague officemate, now on the faculty of King’s College London. Full Story

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dear Gossips,

“There is pride to be had where the prejudicial is practiced with precision in the trenchant triage of tactile terminations.”  Remind me, if I ever forget, to never alliterate again.  That sentence, if you want to call it a sentence, is from Sean Penn’s new book Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.  Read Full Intro

Sean Penn does not collaborate

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 27, 2018 20:43:19 March 27, 2018 20:43:19
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Sean Penn is promoting his book, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. It’s a stupid-ass title. I can’t tell you if it’s a stupid-ass book but I don’t think it’s winning any awards and it’s because Sean Penn is a dick…but not, necessarily, in the way that you think, although his general dickishness is certainly part of it. Full Story

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Last night I hosted the first #AudibleBookClub in Canada featuring Rachael Allen’s book A Taxonomy Of Love. Rachael came in from Atlanta to join us and one of the biggest highlights of the night, for me, was introducing Rachael to Sahara, 16, a big fan of young adult fiction, and a big, big, big fan of A Taxonomy Of Love.  Read Full Intro

Lupita’s new ABP role

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at February 23, 2018 18:24:35 February 23, 2018 18:24:35
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Every actor in Black Panther (except for maybe living legends Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker) can look at their careers in two parts: BBP and ABP, as in Before Black Panther and After Black Panther.  Sure, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya and my man Michael B. Full Story

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Dear Gossips,

  The NY Film Critics Circle announced their selections for the best of 2017 yesterday. And guess who just stomped into the awards race?  TIFFANY HADDISH! Tiffany was named Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Girls Trip even though the NYFCC was big on Lady Bird.  Read Full Intro