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The DUFF

Duana Posted by Duana at October 8, 2014 14:40:14 October 8, 2014 14:40:14

Mae Whitman stars in The Duff, an upcoming movie for which you need to know two pertinent pieces of information:  first, it’s based on a book written by an author, Kody Keplinger, who was 17 at the time of publication; second, and the one you’ll hear most about, is that “Duff” stands for “Designated Ugly Fat Friend”. Full Story

Emma Watson, crusader

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 22, 2014 14:26:31 September 22, 2014 14:26:31
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Six months ago, Emma Watson was named UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. She spoke at the UN in New York yesterday to promote a campaign called HeForShe, encouraging men to advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. Her speech was thoughtful and inclusive, arguing that gender stereotyping disadvantages men too – in their roles as fathers, and/or if they are dealing with mental illness, and/or if they are pressured to conform to the social expectation of how a Man should be. Full Story

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dear Gossips,

I’ll Give You The Sun. A new book by Jandy Nelson, available today and, with 3 months to go, quite possibly my favourite book of 2014. I’m telling you right now, clear your weekend because as soon as you start, you won’t want to do anything else.  Read Full Intro

Nicole’s books and movies

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 12, 2014 17:37:24 August 12, 2014 17:37:24
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Keith Urban stopped by the set of The Family Fang today in New York to visit Nicole Kidman. The two were seen walking around holding hands. The Family Fang, as you know, is based on the book of the same name by Kevin Wilson. I was excited about the prospect of Nicole playing Camille. Turns out she’s playing daughter Annie. Full Story

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Woman – An Anthology is a collection of short stories featuring the work of renowned writers Stephen King, Alice Munro, Lynn Coady, Robert E Howard, and more. All proceeds from the sale of Woman – An Anthology will support the Breast Cancer Society of Canada, funding programs that focus on both research and prevention.  Read Full Intro

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Warner Bros has acquired the rights to Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch in partnership with RatPac Entertainment. That’s Brett Ratner’s company. Does it bite your ass that he called his company RatPac? I mean I get it.  Read Full Intro

Nicole is Annie, not Camille

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 16, 2014 15:53:27 July 16, 2014 15:53:27
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Nicole Kidman acquired the rights to Kevin Wilson’s The Family Fang almost 3 years ago. Click here for my coverage of the story and my thoughts on the book. Briefly, The Family Fang is about Caleb and Camille Fang, renowned performance artists, who use their children in controversial public stunts (one of them involved the father prostituting his kids in a mall), secretly videotaping the public’s reaction, and then screening the footage at museums and galleries like it’s creative genius. Full Story

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A female Thor, but not for the movies

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 16, 2014 15:35:37 July 16, 2014 15:35:37

I don’t want to discount the importance of Marvel choosing to reimagine Thor as a woman for a new comic book run. It’s important that kids—any kid—looks at the characters we deem heroic and see themselves reflected back, and Marvel Comics has been diligent about diversifying their superheroes over the years. Full Story

Lea Michele on holiday in Cabo

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 25, 2014 22:31:42 June 25, 2014 22:31:42
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Lea Michele is on holiday in Mexico with friends. Here she is at the resort enjoying some down time. She was working on Glee all year. She promoted her new album. And a book too. Am always curious about how songwriters pick songs – for other artists and themselves. Sia worked with Lea on her record but none of that material comes close to Chandelier. Full Story

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Hollywood & Poker

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 12, 2014 19:02:54 June 12, 2014 19:02:54

Best gossip you’re going to read all week, I promise. Molly Bloom has written a book. She’s the woman who hosted high stakes poker games in Hollywood, known as the Poker Princess. Bloom not only organised the games, she also allegedly arranged for “massage therapists” to come in when players were tense. Full Story