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Dystopia is the new Vampire: DIVERGENT

April 25, 2011 06:43:00 Posted at April 25, 2011 06:43:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

A book reviewDivergent by Veronica Roth For a while there, we were inundated with vampires. Pop culture everywhere. But The Hunger Games is now the new It franchise. And on its heels, it’s Dystopia everywhere. Is the future so bleak? Are we driving ourselves down into a sh-t pit? Is China the enemy? Megan McCafferty’s latest Bumped comes out tomorrow. Full Story

Lisbeth in London

March 29, 2011 07:16:46 Posted at March 29, 2011 07:16:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Filming on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has moved to London. Here’s Rooney Mara on a smoke break yesterday in costume. Feeling more optimistic about the American imagining of the story? After the Oscars, where everyone thought David Fincher would take Best Director, I kinda feel bad that the Academy seems to have it in the sh-ts for both him and Christopher Nolan. Full Story

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The Katniss frontrunner: Jennifer Lawrence

March 2, 2011 06:08:00 Posted at March 2, 2011 06:08:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Exclusive It is currently the most coveted female role in Hollywood. The Hunger Games is expected to be the next major movie franchise and casting for Katniss has been an obsession for fans and pop culture pundits as we are just about a year away from the film’s theatrical release. They have to start shooting soon. Full Story

One Day: the poster!

February 15, 2011 13:37:40 Posted at February 15, 2011 13:37:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We talked about this a lot just now on the liveblog – the poster for the One Day movie has just been released. For those of you who loved the book… Yes? I say yes. I say a thousand times yes! To me it captures so many things about the story – the time, the years, the connection, the urgency…and a little pain. Full Story

Your Voice In My Head

February 7, 2011 12:22:00 Posted at February 7, 2011 12:22:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

By Emma Forrest At 16 she was writing her own column for the Sunday Times. She was contributing to the Guardian by the age of 21. And Vogue, and Vanity Fair, and the Independent. At 22 she published her first book. It was very well received. Two more followed. Those were acclaimed too. By the way, Emma Forrest was also named one of Variety’s Top Ten Screenwriters to Watch in 2009. Full Story

Shirtless sipping water

January 28, 2011 08:17:06 Posted at January 28, 2011 08:17:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I Am Number Four opens in 3 weeks. Dreamworks is slowly cranking up the buzz for it. Click here if you missed my review. And as noted then, I think the movie will be better than the book. Because it was always supposed to be a movie, a giant James Frey mindf-ck of a scam. Full Story

Gwyneth or Amy Chua?

January 27, 2011 10:12:19 Posted at January 27, 2011 10:12:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Who do you hate more, Judgy Moms? GOOP for her “A Day in the Life” working mom blog from a couple of weeks ago, or Amy Chua and the challenge to Western parenting that she threw down in her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother? Have you read TIME Magazine’s cover story on the Chua Tiger Mother controversy? Click here Full Story

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They look like their brother

January 11, 2011 14:30:10 Posted at January 11, 2011 14:30:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Sarah Jessica Parker brought her girls Marion and Tabitha along as she walked James Wilkie – not James, but James Wilkie – to school this morning. They’re cute, non? And they look like their brother. Nose and mouth especially. After several months of downtime, SJP will soon begin work on two projects. Full Story

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Room

December 14, 2010 08:44:00 Posted at December 14, 2010 08:44:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

By Emma Donoghue I tore through this book in a day. Then I thought about it for days. I am still thinking about it. Strangely, and not by design, three of my friends happened to read it at the same time. And we had to discuss it too. On the phone, over email, via Blackberry messenger – that doesn’t happen often, a book that stays with me and makes me uncomfortable, so much so that I have to yell about it with other people, as many other people as I can find. Full Story

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dear Gossips,

Last night I finally finished Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story. I’d started it when I came home from London at the end of August. Then TIFF happened and so much other sh-t but two days ago I picked it up again and thought of nothing else – except Misfits – until I read the very last word last night practically weeping.  Read Full Intro

I Don’t Want to be Her Big Sister.

November 12, 2010 12:29:01 Posted at November 12, 2010 12:29:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana I was a Brenda Walsh fan. I wanted to be her. She was sassy, stand-up-to-parents-y, super hair and didn’t take crap. Plus it wasn’t just Brenda, it was so clearly Shannen Doherty herself. They were one and the same, and the fact that Doherty was intelligent and had graduated from Little House on the Prairie to 90210, much as I hoped metaphorically to do…I had a rock-solid girl crush from the age of 10. Full Story