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The Actors 2012

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 7, 2012 22:07:33 February 7, 2012 22:07:33
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As Academy President Tom Sherak joked yesterday at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon:“We know awards season can be exhausting. Today is about taking a moment, taking a breath and realizing what a special family this is… So take the applause. This is probably the last time you’ll be applauding each other. Full Story

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Campaign 2012: Gary Oldman edition

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 7, 2012 19:13:10 February 7, 2012 19:13:10
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A lot of people seem to think the Oscar race is a foregone conclusion. Well, tell that to the people in the race. They’re still campaigning. And you know how it is in Hollywood. Money is everything. If they’re spending money on consultants and strategies and appearances and this and that and the other, something is giving them reason to believe the votes are still out there. Full Story

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Rachel and another carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 3, 2012 16:25:48 February 3, 2012 16:25:48
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Rachel McAdams looked gorgeous last night on the red carpet for the Hollywood premiere of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. I never used to like her as a blonde. Now I love her as a blonde. Is it just a matter of getting accustomed to it? Rachel is not in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Rachel is not Annalynne McCord or various and the like. Full Story

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Clooney & Pitt wish this would derail Dujardin

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 3, 2012 16:06:56 February 3, 2012 16:06:56
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So Jean Dujardin, the stone cold French fox who scored a surprise Best Actor upset at the SAGs for The Artist, has a new movie coming out in France. It’s called Les Infideles and it’s about a bunch of guys cheating. The ad campaign features images of the men, including Dujardin, in suggestive positions with women and racy taglines. Full Story

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Brad Pitt’s favourite words

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 2, 2012 18:46:37 February 2, 2012 18:46:37
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Brad Pitt has been hustling in New York all week. Last night it was The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. At some point he also hit up an art gallery which is where these shots were taken. Before we get into his Daily Show appearance though, a few words, literally, on his appearance on Inside The Actors Studio airing February 10th. Full Story

Over & Under the Number 5

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 2, 2012 18:15:35 February 2, 2012 18:15:35

When did this become a PR rule for women in Hollywood? Never admit to sleeping with more than 5 men. Three years ago, Mariah Carey famously claimed: "Please! I never had any type of sexual relationship with (Eminem). I can count the number of people I've had sex with on fewer than the fingers on one hand. Full Story

This is Gwyneth’s job now

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 2, 2012 16:28:36 February 2, 2012 16:28:36

The other night during the red carpet E! show at the SAGs, Duana wrote about Kyra Sedgwick having to tolerate Giuliana Rancic’s dumbass questions. Like, how often do you work out, and how do you stay in shape, and you and Kevin Bacon have been married so long, what’s the secret to a successful marriage? Click here Full Story

Les Miserables > Les Mis

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2012 17:35:11 February 1, 2012 17:35:11
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By far the most popular subject in my inbox today. We don’t have to call it Les Mis anymore. It will be as Hugo intended it: Les Miserables. Click here for a refresher on the difference between Les Miserables and Les Mis. I’m sure you’ve heard, right?Taylor Swift is not Eponine. Full Story

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DVDs & Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2012 16:24:08 February 1, 2012 16:24:08
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Moneyball was released in theatres in September. It is no longer in (most) theatres. In fact, it’s now available on DVD. It was available on DVD 3 weeks ago, on January 10th. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are now making the press rounds in New York...to promote the DVD???Every day I get yelled at by Brangelunatics fighting against the reality of the “campaign”. Full Story

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Michelle Williams reaches the limit?

Duana Posted by Duana at January 30, 2012 18:54:02 January 30, 2012 18:54:02
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We talk a lot about campaigning here, that actors have to do this or that to secure the nomination and later, the votes. I will leave the intricacies to Lainey, but you all know what I mean. Suddenly stopping at every point on the carpet, smiles for all, revealing tidbits about your life, one Sunday night at a time. Full Story

Suddenly not the favourite: George & Stacy at the SAG Awards

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 30, 2012 16:17:02 January 30, 2012 16:17:02
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As you know, as you’ve seen, George Clooney has been working it HARD the last 6 weeks or so for his Best Actor Oscar. Up to last night, he was winning everywhere. He won so much he’d accept his awards like monologues, prepared speeches about his parents toiling in the grain fields and appreciating his opportunities, not unlike the way a political candidate talks about this and that constituent during a rally in a barn somewhere in the Midwest. Full Story

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