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Oscar campaigns gone wild

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 8, 2011 08:16:38 February 8, 2011 08:16:38

Written by Sarah Last week during the liveblog someone asked if I knew of any examples of when Oscar campaigning has backfired. I couldn’t think of any off the top of my head (Deadline includes a list in the article sourced below), but now we have a contemporary example. Full Story

Well played Chelsy, well played

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 7, 2011 10:33:09 February 7, 2011 10:33:09

Two weeks ago I posted this article about Chelsy Davy hanging out with date rape-y looking rich boys in Zimbabwe with pap photos taken from curiously close distance, positing that she’d either been sold out by her mates or that she certainly didn’t mind seeing these pictures published for the effect it might have on Hot Harry on a Horse. Full Story

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The PGAs, Justin, and a jinx?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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