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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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WENN

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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Wenn, CARL COURT/Dave Hogan/Getty

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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Blake and Ryan across the country

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 29, 2012 18:11:30 February 29, 2012 18:11:30
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Bauer-Griffin

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds spent Oscar weekend in Nashville. They stayed at the GOOP recommended Hermitage Hotel. Am told by readers who saw them there that they were casual and “impossibly gorgeous” together. Also rather low key. No pap photos have emerged of the two (so far). And no paps were around when they were in Savannah, Georgia on another minibreak two weeks ago. Full Story

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Taylor Kitsch will be OK

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 29, 2012 15:11:17 February 29, 2012 15:11:17
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John Carter opens next week. And, well, you know. You’ve see the trailers. It doesn’t look good. I hope it’s good and I hope it opens big, for TK I want it to be big, but the only reaction I received whenever I mentioned it in LA the last few days was snickering. Here’s Taylor Kitsch promoting John Carter in New York. Full Story

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Taylor Kitsch on the carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2012 14:49:55 February 23, 2012 14:49:55
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Wenn, London Entertainment/Splash

And he looks GOOD. Really good. Better than he's looked in a long time. Here's Taylor Kitsch at the premiere of John Carter last night. And while he's totally hot and it's exciting that he's finally the lead on a carpet, I wish we could also say that he's the lead of a movie that's generating goodwill. Full Story

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Dance parties at home

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2012 23:04:00 February 21, 2012 23:04:00
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Canadian Idol’s Carly Rae Jepsen was just signed to Justin Bieber’s label. It’s a big deal. It’s an even bigger deal when Justin, his gf, and all their friends pretty much make your video. Please.Sasha’s in Mexico on holiday with her husband. Apparently, per Twitter, they just got dreadlocks...? If she were here though, if she were at home, she and I would be playing this over and over and over for each other. Full Story

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