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Bounce back with Battleship

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 26, 2012 13:36:42 March 26, 2012 13:36:42
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Can we start the week off with some love for Riggs? Riggs has had it rough the last few weeks with the John Carter debacle which... is totally not his fault, and so he won’t be blamed for it, don’t worry. It’s time then, as you do in Hollywood, to shake that sh-t off and look to the next: Battleship. Full Story

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“His” artist

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 23, 2012 17:11:46 March 23, 2012 17:11:46
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Carly Rae Jepsen is on Ellen today. Come on, admit it. You LOVE Call Me Maybe. Gawker called it the “new perfect pop song”. It is. So Carly Rae from Canadian Idol is blowing up. Thanks Justin Bieber. What? It’s true.Maybe it would have happened eventually but it wouldn’t have exploded like this. Full Story

Keanu in Hong Kong

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 20, 2012 16:35:24 March 20, 2012 16:35:24
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Where his abilities are much more appreciated than they are in English speaking parts of the world. Here’s Keanu being honoured at the FilmAID Power Of Film Gala in Hong Kong last night. In Hong Kong it doesn’t matter that he can’t sneeze convincingly. It matters more that he can play the martial arts. Full Story

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The Phantom Ryan Gosling

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 14, 2012 15:29:22 March 14, 2012 15:29:22
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WENN

Remember a few years ago there was some loser running around pretending to be Brad Pitt? Pitt had long hair and a mega shaggy beard at the time and that dude walked around with a hat, getting into bars and parties fronting it was him. I kinda feel like that’s what’s happening with Ryan Gosling. Earlier this week, the Daily Mail reported Gosling was in South Africa. Full Story

Ryan Gosling’s “time to think”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 12, 2012 15:30:53 March 12, 2012 15:30:53

Many of you have been emailing for clarification on this: There’s a story on the ever unreliable Daily Mail website - click here to read - about Ryan Gosling cooling it off with Eva Mendes, needing “time to think”, and flying to South Africa to hook up with some model. Full Story

Viggo loves Canada and Canada loves Viggo

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 9, 2012 15:08:26 March 9, 2012 15:08:26
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Wenn, George Pimentel/Getty

The Genie Awards happened in Toronto last night. Viggo Mortensen was named Best Actor. Of course he took the opportunity to show some love for his Habs. As always. And for Phillippe Falardeau and Monsieur Lazhar. I don’t think I have to say much more to those of you who are enjoying this? Enjoy!  Full Story

A much better interview

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2012 16:40:03 March 8, 2012 16:40:03
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Taylor Kitsch was in Toronto yesterday promoting John Carter. He made the rounds at 299 Queen West which is where etalk is based, where Sasha goes to work every day. TK was scheduled to be interviewed by our show in addition to MuchMusic and several other outlets.Sasha and her husband have recently started watching Friday Night Lights. Full Story

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John Carter in Russia

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 6, 2012 16:11:28 March 6, 2012 16:11:28
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Wenn, Starface.ru/Splash

They say that John Carter is tracking well in Russia... but that it’s not doing so great in other parts of Europe and South America. Given how much Hollywood relies on foreign box office these days - even Prince of Persia was rescued overseas - well, it seems like this movie just can’t win. Not even at a 74% fresh rating (at press time) on Rotten Tomatoes. Full Story

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Taylor Kitsch and the John Carter Curse

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 5, 2012 17:10:41 March 5, 2012 17:10:41

This movie seems doomed. It’s been plagued by bad press. People keep mocking the trailer. And now just 4 days before it opens, the movie’s star, Taylor Kitsch, is making headlines for a PR f-ck up that’s turned into an international incident.OK fine, I’m exaggerating. But not really. Last week TK appeared on Letterman. Full Story

Improvement

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 2, 2012 15:25:44 March 2, 2012 15:25:44
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Taylor Kitsch looked really, really handsome at the UK premiere of John Carter last night in London, didn’t he? I like how rosy his cheeks are. More importantly though, especially as it relates to TK’s career...The first reviews for John Carter have been released and they’re not bad. I mean, not everyone liked it, but the ones who didn’t like it didn’t despite it, and the ones who did like it have a lot of good things to say. Full Story

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