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Nicole Kidman: countdown to opening night

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 3, 2015 15:25:29 September 3, 2015 15:25:29
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The last time Nicole Kidman performed in London on the West End, it was in The Blue Room. Her performance was universally acclaimed, with one critic saying watching her was “pure theatrical Viagra”. On Saturday she returns in a play called Photograph 51 to play British scientist Rosalind Franklin. Full Story

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“Too street” to be Bond

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 1, 2015 15:14:22 September 1, 2015 15:14:22
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After #BackToHogwarts, Idris Elba is currently the biggest trending topic on Twitter at post time. It’s because Anthony Horowitz who wrote the new Bond book, Trigger Mortis, has offered his opinion to the Daily Mail on whether or not Idris Elba would be a good James Bond: “Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. Full Story

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dear Gossips,

I’m never the kind of person who starts playing holiday music before Halloween but after yesterday, you know what we kinda need? We need some Christmas. You know who owns Christmas? Come on. It’s Mimi.  Read Full Intro

Salma Hayek presents Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 20, 2015 16:49:10 August 20, 2015 16:49:10
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Salma Hayek has worked hard as a producer to get Lebanese philosopher Khalil Gibran’s seminal collection of poem-essays, The Prophet, to the big screen, and she’s finally succeeded, in the form of an animated film. The book, one of the most popular in the world, is a collection of parables on topics ranging from love and sorrow to work and clothes, and pretty much everything in between, but the movie only adapts eight of the twenty-six essays, clocking in at a lean eighty-four minutes. Full Story

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Mindy Kaling, Confidence Evangelist

Duana Posted by Duana at August 6, 2015 16:43:42 August 6, 2015 16:43:42
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There’s nothing more clichéd to me than “PREACH!”. And yet, reading Mindy Kaling’s excerpt from her upcoming book in Glamour, about how to achieve confidence, there’s no other word for it. Let’s cut to the chase here: “Confidence is just entitlement…entitlement is simply the belief that you deserve something. Full Story

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Charlize & August

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 5, 2015 20:27:07 August 5, 2015 20:27:07
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I saw these new shots of Charlize Theron out in LA yesterday wearing a really, really great top, I want it really, really bad, and realised we haven’t talked yet about the news that she’s adopted a daughter. TMZ had the exclusive a few days ago. Full Story

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Luckiest Girl Alive

Maria Posted by Maria at July 30, 2015 20:39:07 July 30, 2015 20:39:07

I first saw Luckiest Girl Alive on Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram feed, and I knew that she was obviously going to buy the book’s film rights – would she be promoting it otherwise? Tracy Flick knows what she’s doing. So when I found myself on a 5-hour flight, I knew that was the book I wanted to read, because Reese’s acquisition skills have been pretty solid: Gone Girl and Wild, so far, with Big Little Lies to come (with Nicole Kidman). Full Story

Room the movie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 30, 2015 16:06:14 July 30, 2015 16:06:14
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Have you read Emma Donoghue’s Room? I reviewed the book a few years ago – click here to read that post. I met Emma Donoghue. Heard her speak at an event at my alma mater, Western University. She was asked to talk for 7 minutes about creativity. Full Story

Michelle Williams is in love because she reads

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 29, 2015 20:33:52 July 29, 2015 20:33:52
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A couple of years ago I blogged about my obsession with writer couples: Zadie Smith and Nick Laird, Vendela Vida and Dave Eggers, Nicole Krauss and Jonathan Safran Foer. Click here for a refresher. Jonathan Safran Foer you know, likely from Everything Is Illuminated. Full Story

Henry Cavill can’t say about Grey

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 22, 2015 21:20:05 July 22, 2015 21:20:05
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Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are currently promoting The Man From UNCLE. He’s also been rumoured for a part in the Fifty Shades sequel. So E! asked him if it was true – and this is how he reacted: OK, so basically they’re trying to do the deal now? Because otherwise it’s a straight up “no”, right? Cavill is not going to be replacing Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey. Full Story