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So much Ryan

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 29, 2010 13:51:33 October 29, 2010 13:51:33

They were all on set yesterday shooting a scene in which there’s a pawn shoppe robbery or something – Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks, and Carey Mulligan in pink. Really not sure why they keep dressing him like an Elvis impersonator but whatever, when that jacket comes off, there’s not much to complain about. Full Story

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President Snow?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 29, 2010 13:00:13 October 29, 2010 13:00:13

Many of your questions during our liveblog discussions on Tuesdays and Thursdays and your emails too involve casting for The Hunger Games series. Right now, no one has been confirmed. And from what I heard, as of early this week, there’s not even a shortlist. So they are seeing everyone. And everyone wants it. Full Story

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Carey & Shia move on

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2010 10:08:53 October 25, 2010 10:08:53

These are photos of Carey Mulligan shooting Drive with Ryan Gosling in a diner the other day. She was also shot by the paps this weekend (those photos are exclusive and very expensive) leaving her new temporary home in Los Angeles, a Best Western. And not in a swanky part of town. And it’s not like she can’t afford to stay somewhere more upscale. Full Story

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They really do look good together

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 22, 2010 07:18:06 October 22, 2010 07:18:06

But don’t they? Carey Mulligan and Ryan Gosling continued to shoot Drive yesterday, seen here on location at a park in Los Angeles. This however is not a romantic comedy. It’s the story of the morally ambiguous Driver who gets f-cked up on a heist and is now out for revenge. The heart isn’t usually happy happy in films like these. Full Story

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Bieber with gravitas

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 20, 2010 07:56:24 October 20, 2010 07:56:24

I LOVE Gordon Pinsent. We all were in love with Gordon Pinsent when Away From Her was making its Oscar run a couple of years ago. Last year I sat next to him at the Heart Truth fashion show featuring his daughter. He was so adorably proud, and clapped and beamed so enthusiastically every time he saw her, my heart hurt just watching him. Full Story

Movie Drake

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 19, 2010 10:53:41 October 19, 2010 10:53:41

I wrote the other day that, being Canadian, it's a professional obligation to care about Justin Bieber. He's one of the biggest entertainers on the planet, whether you agree with that or not. Drake is also one of the biggest entertainers on the planet, also Canadian, also a professional obligation, but not nearly as cloying. Full Story

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Back to the Future 2010

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 18, 2010 07:29:54 October 18, 2010 07:29:54

Spike TV’s Scream 2010 happened this weekend in LA. They honoured the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future with Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd and the DeLorean. Fox showed up with wife Tracy Pollan. They look so great, don’t they look so great? I like him in skinny jeans. He was 24 when Back to the Future was released. Full Story

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Blue Valentine from LA to London

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 15, 2010 13:26:18 October 15, 2010 13:26:18

Ryan Gosling dirty and greasy on the set of Drive. I’ll give you a minute. His other film Blue Valentine screened today at the London Film Festival represented by co-star Michelle Williams. She’s there shooting her Marilyn Monroe project, explains the shock blonde hair. It’s severe but on her I like it very much. Full Story

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There’s a Bieber everything

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 15, 2010 08:14:45 October 15, 2010 08:14:45

Jacek was just processing these pictures a few minutes ago and I heard him mutter under his breath, “This little Bieber punk, just looking at him makes me angry”. We are straight up OLD. And the thing is, we are professionally obliged to care about him. On the pop culture front, obviously, but also because I am Canadian, and I work for a Canadian tv show, and Bieber being Canadian, it’s a f-cking full court press in this country every day when it comes to this kid. Full Story

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What.Is.Happening.Here?!?!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 11, 2010 10:35:18 October 11, 2010 10:35:18

Thank you to Jennie, or maybe not, for sending this link. Apparently this went down last night. Ryan Gosling and Blake Lively at Gibson Girl for ice cream... WHAT? Yes, there are photos. Separately. Because they wouldn’t pose together. I don’t want to talk about this. Full Story

Blue Valentine Thanksgiving

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 8, 2010 14:21:00 October 8, 2010 14:21:00

The proper trailer is out. Now this is a well cut trailer. I love it. And, as you know, I loved the movie. As much as you can love a movie that makes you feel so raw. Click here to revisit my review. That intimacy, the almost uncomfortable feeling that you’re watching something too real, too private, too hard, too close. Full Story