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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

Friday, June 6, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Box office experts are predicting that The Fault In Our Stars will be #1 this weekend, ahead of Tom Cruise’s Edge Of Tomorrow. People really loved that book. As previously noted, I did not love that book. I mean it was OK, it didn’t suck.  Read Full Intro

Friday, May 30, 2014

Dear Gossips,

There was a tie at the Spelling Bee! God I love the Spelling Bee. If there’s anything that makes me hate people a little less, it’s the Spelling Bee. It’s these two kids going home every single day after school and studying the dictionary.  Read Full Intro

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Yes Please.

That’s the title of Amy Poehler’s book to be released in October. And yesterday on The Today Show, they released the cover. You like it? It’s so…neon 80s. It’s a memoir with a tweak. It will be illustrated. It might be like a diary. It will address friendship, love, parenting, and more.

It WILL be funny.

There is no doubt.

And you’ll buy one for yourself and another for your best friend?

Message to all my friends: this is what I’m getting you for Halloween.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Reese’s Wild Oscar?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 21, 2014 17:15:16 May 21, 2014 17:15:16
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Reese Witherspoon is currently shooting a movie with Sofia Vergara called Don’t Mess With Texas in Louisiana. She plays a cop, obviously, and Sofia is a felon, and they’re runnin’ from the law, from the law, I say, from the law! This won’t be the movie that takes Reese back to the Oscars. Full Story

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