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When what makes sense doesn’t actually work

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 27, 2011 13:59:35 July 27, 2011 13:59:35

In a certain celebrity matchmaking universe, Ellen Page + Jesse Eisenberg would constitute a duh, oh yeah, totally slamdunk. Look at those quirky hipsters with their weird ticks, and the way they both speedtalk, and he hasn’t watched tv or a movie since 1988 and neither has she because they spend all their time collecting chairs with only 3 legs and reading Kant! They belong together! Except, as is often the case when two people totally belong together on paper, when you put them together it becomes kinda . Full Story

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Bad movies people will see

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 27, 2011 09:54:00 July 27, 2011 09:54:00

More trailer analysis... I don’t actually know how a movie like New Year’s Eve keeps making itself. But now you know why Ashton Kutcher went back to television. Even he couldn’t stand this sh-t anymore. Let’s put the tall guy and the short girl together and make them kiss! What is it? It’s a series of cute formulaic movie scenes with so called Chick Lit snappy dialogue. Full Story

Two halves of handsome

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 27, 2011 07:22:32 July 27, 2011 07:22:32

The same day that George Clooney’s The Ides of March was confirmed for the Toronto International Film Festival, they also released the first poster. Thoughts? I’m all over it. Totally into it. Is it a copy of something? I’m sure you know-it-alls will tell me. But even if it is, I think it’s wonderful anyway. Full Story

Carey Mulligan TMNT & Ryan Gosling’s kiss

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 22, 2011 10:40:07 July 22, 2011 10:40:07

Stop! If you have to ask what TMNT is it means you might not get the story. I’d not seen Carey Mulligan in almost a year since last TIFF. Sometimes you forget how breathtaking they can be. She can be. She is. So much. It’s more than what she looks like, although that is truly, truly lovely – her delicate face, warm eyes, lips that always look like they want to laugh, and she really does shine with a short bright haircut. Full Story

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Ryan brings George ...with a little Try?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 21, 2011 09:59:42 July 21, 2011 09:59:42

I thought his dog was called Ralph. I was know-it-all corrected and it’s George. But for a while I was calling him George-Ralph which I think is a great name. Anyway, not George-Ralph just George, Ryan Gosling’s dog, accompanied him on Jimmy Fallon the other night. Did you see this interview? The internet connection at my hotel here in San Diego is slow as f-cking sh-t and I have almost, ALMOST punched a hole in the wall, and my face, from the frustration so no, I’ve not seen the whole thing, I’ve only gotten part way through because it keeps buffering but I think it gives me enough of an idea of what’s happening and how he was. Full Story

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Ryan Gosling ear nuzzling

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 20, 2011 10:05:15 July 20, 2011 10:05:15

Last night at the premiere of Crazy, Stupid, Love in New York, Ryan Gosling posed with Emma Stone like she was the only woman in the world. Which is kinda what he does with his co-stars on red carpets. It was the same way with Michelle Williams too during promotion for Blue Valentine. Have I deflated your boner? I’m sorry. Full Story

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I would prefer sleeves

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 15, 2011 10:33:14 July 15, 2011 10:33:14

Look I get it. How weird it must be. You know the paps are there shooting you. You know they know you know they’re there shooting you. Then you have to spend your entire lunch pretending you don’t know. Or trying not to look, even though it’s kinda human nature to want to look where you’re not supposed to look. Full Story

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Taylor Kitsch: Jesus with Aliens

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 15, 2011 08:43:55 July 15, 2011 08:43:55

A teaser trailer for John Carter was released the other day featuring Taylor Kitsch very shirtless, very cut, very hot, and, um, not saying much. I suppose that’s the point. It does what a teaser is supposed to do, sure, and that is tease us until the proper trailer can tell us more about the story. Full Story

Michael Sheen and all his girls

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 14, 2011 13:44:40 July 14, 2011 13:44:40

I meant to write about this yesterday but the agency only made these photos available today. At least for blogs. Michael Sheen is in Toronto as his daughter Lily is here with her mother Kate Beckinsale. On Tuesday, Michael and Kate took Lily to the Canadian premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Full Story

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Ryan every day?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 14, 2011 09:31:07 July 14, 2011 09:31:07

Hopefully. For the next couple of weeks anyway. Promotion on Crazy Stupid Love is beginning. The movie opens on July 29th. And I hope it’s good. I hope it’s really good. I hope it’s so good it ends up being bigger than Friends With Benefits. Because I am a petty goddamn bitch like that. Full Story

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