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Effie Brown and Matt Damon are not super best friends

October 14, 2015 17:09:25 Posted at October 14, 2015 17:09:25
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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The last time we talked about Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s HBO revival of Project Greenlight, it was about #mattsplaining and Damon’s dumb remarks about diversity hiring on a film set, which he directed at Effie Brown, an African-American producer. Full Story

Jennifer Lawrence wanted to be liked

October 13, 2015 14:34:51 Posted at October 13, 2015 14:34:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As mentioned in today’s blog intro, the new Lenny newsletter includes an essay by Jennifer Lawrence called Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars? This is Jennifer Lawrence, the highest paid actress in Hollywood. Oscar winner. Multiple Oscar nominee. Katniss. Mystique. And she’s still not on the level. Full Story

Tom Hardy ain’t got time for primadonna directors

September 24, 2015 18:59:26 Posted at September 24, 2015 18:59:26
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Tom Hardy gave an interview, via Skype, to Vulture and in it he sh*ts all over the idea of directors and basically says they contribute nothing to film. I laughed for a solid five minutes, because cinema is a culture that worships directors and also because Tom Hardy basically just declared to all future employers that he doesn’t really respect what they do. Full Story

Scarjo’s jeans

September 24, 2015 17:12:10 Posted at September 24, 2015 17:12:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I saw these new photos of Scarlett Johansson. I wanted to post them and just talk about the jeans. But that would take up all of three lines. And she’s been kinda quiet so I don’t really have any work news to write about. I guess I could google her and find some throwaway story to refer to, like how Wesley Snipes namechecked her in an interview Full Story

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Sebastian Stan walking and Marvel divorce 2.0

September 4, 2015 14:26:36 Posted at September 4, 2015 14:26:36
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Here are some photos of Sebastian Stan walking around. Captain America: Civil War has wrapped, but he’s still got his long Winter Soldier hair, which he’ll probably have to keep at least until the scheduled Civil War reshoots are done in a few months. It also looks like he’s been going light on leg day, which is somewhat disappointing. Full Story

Jake G hangs out his shingle

August 7, 2015 14:57:49 Posted at August 7, 2015 14:57:49
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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After helping to get End of Watch and Nightcrawler made, Jake Gyllenhaal is making it official and opening his own production company. The name of his company is not yet known, but he’s just signed a first-look deal with Bold Films, the production company behind Nightcrawler. He’s also nabbed Riva Marker, who has produced dozens of films including The Kids Are All Right, Beasts of No Nation, and The Family Fang, to run his company. Full Story

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dear Gossips,

NY Mag published an interview yesterday with Rob Shuter, who used to be Jennifer Lopez’s publicist at the end of her relationship with Ben Affleck and Jessica Simpson’s publicist at the end of her marriage to Nick Lachey.  Read Full Intro

Stromos at the premiere

June 26, 2015 14:59:56 Posted at June 26, 2015 14:59:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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SCOTUS has just ruled in favour of same sex marriage. The Hollywood Reporter posted a story yesterday about Hollywood’s “stromos”, identifying a Hollywood trend among straight actors appealing to the gay audience: Today's stromos are the flip side of gay actors who want to read straight for their careers: They are straight actors striving to read gayish to optimize their appeal — and maximize the number of butts, gym-molded or otherwise, in movie theater seats. Full Story

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Thanks, Ben Affleck

June 25, 2015 15:03:50 Posted at June 25, 2015 15:03:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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PBS has decided to suspend the third season of Finding Your Roots as the result of an internal investigation… Whatever. Basically PBS has suspended the third season of Finding Your Roots because of Ben Affleck. You’ll recall, once he learned that some of his ancestors were slave owners, Ben asked the show to censor their findings. Full Story

Chris Pine to replace Ryan Reynolds?

June 24, 2015 16:43:46 Posted at June 24, 2015 16:43:46
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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In a bold marketing move known as “straight up lying”, it’s probable that the news that Chris Pine will be playing Wonder Woman’s boytoy is a straight up lie, and that Pine is, in fact, going to play a superhero himself—the Green Lantern. Full Story