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The PGAs, Justin, and a jinx?

January 24, 2011 07:14:14 Posted at January 24, 2011 07:14:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Social Network, as you know, has been winning everything. And most believed they would win the Producers’ Guild Award too. It’s not often that Hollywood folks are surprised at these events. But it was a surprise to most when the unstoppable TSN was passed over on Saturday night at the PGAs in favour of The King’s Speech – yay! The PGAs have accurately predicted the last three Best Picture Oscar winners. Full Story

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Scarjo & Sandy meet up

January 18, 2011 10:41:44 Posted at January 18, 2011 10:41:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Sandra Bullock told Al Roker at the Globes on Sunday that: “I think there will be a collective sigh amongst women across the United States when I say (Ryan Reynolds is) not my lover. He’s just an amazing friend that I’ve had for 10 years… but I don’t get his loving after dark. Full Story

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Investing in Taylor Lautner

January 13, 2011 08:06:44 Posted at January 13, 2011 08:06:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Sarah Every day it seems Twilight’s Taylor Lautner is signing onto a new project and his salary just keeps escalating. Last year he signed on to a live-action Stretch Armstrong movie for a reported $7.5 million and this year he’s signed on to two more action flicks—one is Incarceron, a YA adaptation about a kid in a futuristic prison colony who escapes, and the other is an as-yet untitled spy thriller that’s described as Bourne meets Munich but appropriate for teen audiences—for eight figures each. Full Story

Robo Jackie: the trailer

January 11, 2011 08:01:00 Posted at January 11, 2011 08:01:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Now that the History Channel has pulled The Kennedys from their line-up (click here if you missed yesterday’s article), producers have quickly moved to release a trailer while they negotiate distribution with another network. It’s obvious, obviously, why Caroline Kennedy was so offended. Full Story

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Very available

January 11, 2011 07:30:10 Posted at January 11, 2011 07:30:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s like throwing a handful of slop against a wall, hoping that one clump will stick – this is Blake Lively’s strategic Hollywood dating strategy: available to anyone on the A List. Takers? Page Six reports that Blake was at Jeremy Renner’s 40th birthday party in Hollywood on Saturday cornering Leonardo DiCaprio for an hour on the balcony. Full Story

Television and Politics

January 10, 2011 09:19:36 Posted at January 10, 2011 09:19:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Last Friday, History Channel announced that it was pulling the Kennedy Family miniseries from its schedule. You know, the one where Katie Holmes is playing Jacqueline Kennedy? But as much as you want to drop a Ha Ha Ha onto Robo’s lap, this actually has nothing to do with her. In fact, it will probably help her. Full Story

TSN on DVD

January 7, 2011 07:52:13 Posted at January 7, 2011 07:52:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey

What a smart move. It is the leader going into awards season. It will likely fight it out at the Oscars with The King’s Speech. It will probably win. But first, to sustain its momentum, the DVD will be released on January 11th. That’ll give The Social Network some extra kick. Clever, non? In service of the launch, and a very strategic campaign, all of the film’s major players were in Beverly Hills last night at the event including Jesse Eisenberg, expected to be nominated for Best Actor, Aaron Sorkin, a sure bet for an adapted screenplay nod, David Fincher, who will definitely make the Academy’s list of directors, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, and, of course, Justin Timberlake. Full Story

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New Year, new douche

January 3, 2011 11:30:52 Posted at January 3, 2011 11:30:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Was it the leather pants in France? Is this what finally convinced Jennifer Aniston to give Adrien Brody a chance? Please. You must remember this from Cannes 2010. Adrien Brody in a brown baggy suit, all animal, yacht hopping during the festival like he’s the one who’s been giving Jay-Z his cool points. Full Story