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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dear Gossips,

Have you seen the headlines today about Ryan Gosling? About why he reacted like he did at the Oscars when Moonlight was revealed to be the true Best Picture? Specifically it was that shot of him on stage, smiling/smirking, with his hand over his mouth.  Read Full Intro

Ruth Negga in green pre-Oscar

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 24, 2017 16:28:03 February 24, 2017 16:28:03
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Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images

Here’s Ruth Negga last night being honoured with the Oscar Wilde Award hosted by JJ Abrams and his production company Bad Robot in Santa Monica last night. As you know, she’s also nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Loving. So, again, I ask the BAFTAs – how is she just a “Rising Star Full Story

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Angelina Jolie PR

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 14, 2017 21:35:55 February 14, 2017 21:35:55
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Page Six reported last night that Angelina Jolie has quietly been making calls to top Hollywood publicists to add to her team. Since her shock divorce filing in September, Jolie’s circle of advisers has not included a traditional celebrity p. Full Story

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Dear Gossips,

Happy New Year! Hope your holiday was restful. Because we are right back into it. Golden Globes on Sunday. Awards every weekend. And Hollywood divorce court all month too. Ready? Ben Affleck’s Live By Night opened in limited release at Christmas but will go wide a week Friday.  Read Full Intro

Fox is having an X-Man problem

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 9, 2016 17:39:23 November 9, 2016 17:39:23

So let’s just get this out of the way: That happened. I don’t know what to say. Except—I’m sorry. For all of us, but mostly for those who now legitimately fear for their rights, and even their lives. We’ll get through this, but it’s going to suck. But the world keeps turning, and today that means news out of Fox that the X-Men franchise might be in a little bit of trouble. Full Story

Johnny Depp’s other divorce

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 27, 2016 19:33:22 October 27, 2016 19:33:22
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WENN

It has not been a banner year for Johnny Depp. Alice Through the Looking Glass tanked, Amber Heard had the receipts, and he went through a high-profile divorce—Johnny Depp is yet another on the long list of people anxious for 2016 to take its bad juju and return to the dark dimension from which it sprang. Full Story

The Hollywood wage gap

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 13, 2016 15:06:39 October 13, 2016 15:06:39
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Raymond Hall/ Dave J Hogan/ JB Lacroix/ Gareth Cattermole/ John Phillips/ Getty Images

The wage gap is real. It exists in every industry, at every level of industry, but in the film industry the wage gap isn’t just a product of gender/racial bias, it’s also the result of a scaled compensation system that rewards stars more than anyone else. Professional sports, at least in the US, has largely dealt with this by creating systems with salary caps and revenue sharing agreements, but in film and TV compensation remains a cutthroat, every-person-for-themselves free for all. Full Story

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Disney Twitter

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 27, 2016 14:50:18 September 27, 2016 14:50:18

Yesterday Bloomberg reported that Disney is exploring the possibility of buying Twitter and adding it to the already huge pile of other corporations that they own. It’s early in the process—they’re just exploring the option—but it does feel like Disney is chasing specific pieces and that when they have the right combination of media, tech, and distribution companies they will succeed in assembling the Triforce. Full Story

The Warner Brothers Open Letter

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 15, 2016 13:31:07 August 15, 2016 13:31:07

Late last week Pajiba published an open letter, penned by an alleged former Warner Brothers staffer using the pseudonym “Gracie Law” (a character name from Big Trouble in Little China). Presumably this was done to protect someone still working in the industry, or with hopes of returning to the industry, and as The Warner Brothers Open Letter gained steam across the internet, two responses emerged: Either this is a scathing take-down of corporate Hollywood, or “Gracie Law” is not real or never had the kind of access at Warners that would give her context for the creative decision-making at the studio, which just saw its second DC Films title open big only to plummet in week two Full Story