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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dear Gossips,

It’s been 15 years. Since when? Since many of us first met Harry Potter and went to Hogwarts. To celebrate the anniversary, JK Rowling is sharing some of her memories about writing the series and specifically who she misses the most: Dumbledore.  Read Full Intro

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dear Gossips,

Have you read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak? I referenced The Book Thief exactly 3 years ago here in a post arguing in favour of YA – that it’s underrated, that it’s ignorant to dismiss it on the basis of its classification, because otherwise you’d be deprived of a work like The Book Thief, as profound, complex, and insightful as any so-called adult literature, and arguably more accessible.  Read Full Intro

Drew’s hearts

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 22, 2013 13:38:09 August 22, 2013 13:38:09

Drew Barrymore is putting out a book of all hearts photography. Like an entire book of pictures of hearts. Page after page of hearts. Apparently she’s been taking pictures of hearts for 10 years. Now she’s curated her heart collection and wants to share the images with you. What!? But Taylor Swift totally wanted to do that! Said Drew of her heart affinity: “I have always loved hearts. Full Story

Monday, August 12, 2013

Dear Gossips,

Sovereign. Deadly. Perfect. You will understand the significance of these three words when you read Night Film, the new book by Marisha Pessl due out on August 20th. But these three words also apply to Night Film, Pessl’s second novel, the follow-up to her high acclaimed Special Topics In Calamity Physics.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dear Gossips,

I’ve been on you about Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians. It’s the read of the summer. Have you? If no, get on it. Crazy Rich Asians has just been acquired by the producers of The Hunger Games. According to THR  Read Full Intro

Garrett Hedlund will not be Christian Grey

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 26, 2013 14:40:19 July 26, 2013 14:40:19
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He’s the right age. He’s the right build. He’s hot. But he’s also not interested. US Weekly reports that Garrett Hedlund has passed on becoming Christian Grey for the film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey because he didn’t want to be locked into a trilogy which… I mean, if it’s really the “role every actor wants”, so what’s the problem with playing it three times? Well, Aaron Johnson recently said Full Story

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Flowers In The Attic

Duana Posted by Duana at July 25, 2013 16:07:23 July 25, 2013 16:07:23

I read an article this morning where a woman wrote that consuming Sex And The City as a teenager set up her and her friends for unrealistic expectations where sex was concerned. That in turn made them receptive and hungry when Girls came to present a different view. Full Story

James Franco on a plane

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 24, 2013 19:01:21 July 24, 2013 19:01:21
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Have you seen Spring Breakers yet? I put it on my iPad for my flight from Vancouver to Toronto the other day. Not really the best idea. Watching it on one of the plane’s personal seat viewers is one thing. But viewing it from your iPad, with much better resolution, so that the people around you can see your screen if they’re looking, is totally different. Full Story

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Bridget Jones joins the Motherhood Industrial Complex

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 24, 2013 14:02:48 July 24, 2013 14:02:48

The title of Helen Fielding’s new Bridget Jones novel Mad About The Boy was revealed in May – click here for a refresher. They’ve just released the book jacket. As you can see, along with a pair of stilettos, Bridge is surrounded by a toy giraffe, dinosaur, and a teddy bear. Full Story