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Leo’s lawyers work fast

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 28, 2016 15:50:58 January 28, 2016 15:50:58
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Yesterday I wrote about Leonardo DiCaprio and Don’s Plum, the film he shot almost 20 years ago with his boys Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connolly that he and Tobey had blocked from North America. Click here for a refresher. As mentioned, the filmmaker decided to make Don’s Plum available online for free. Full Story

Natalie Portman’s placeholder press?

Joanna Posted by Joanna at January 28, 2016 15:23:53 January 28, 2016 15:23:53
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Natalie Portman wants you to know she’s “back,” and can also hold a tune with Sia and Jimmy Fallon. She’s doing US press for the first time since Thor: The Dark World in Nov. 2013, this time for the beleaguered, woman-centric western Jane Got a Gun that she produced and stars in (which will likely flop Full Story

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Nate Parker is ready

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 27, 2016 20:22:42 January 27, 2016 20:22:42
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Yesterday Nate Parker landed a record-breaking deal for his film, The Birth of a Nation, at Sundance, which also turned out to be the biggest sale of a complete film at any film festival, ever. Now, some details of the bidding war are coming out. Full Story

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The Revenant and Don's Plum

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 27, 2016 15:29:28 January 27, 2016 15:29:28
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro G Inarritu were in Mexico yesterday continuing to promote The Revenant. Leo’s Oscar for Best Actor has been secured. But they also want The Revenant to take Best Picture (with an asterisk, because let’s face it, the winners this year will be overshadowed by #OscarsSoWhite). Full Story

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I think Saint Tom the Huge Dork is gone for good

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 25, 2016 20:59:49 January 25, 2016 20:59:49

I’ve been missing Saint Tom the Huge Dork, as Tom Hiddleston has deliberately lowered his profile over the last couple years. Saint Tom the Huge Dork was born of the glory days when he was last promoting 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and doing silly dances all over the place and generally being a huge dork. Full Story

No one speaks for Chris Rock

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 25, 2016 20:43:11 January 25, 2016 20:43:11
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As the #OscarsSoWhite situation continued to dominate the Oscars last week, there was much speculation about whether or not Chris Rock would step down as host. On the weekend, one of the producers of the show, Reginald Hudlin, seemed to confirm that Chris would move ahead with hosting and that his monologue is being retooled to address the controversy: "Chris is hard at work. Full Story

Are the Oscars “in crisis”?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 21, 2016 17:32:35 January 21, 2016 17:32:35
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Exactly a week ago is when it all started. The Academy announced its Oscar nominees and #OscarsSoWhite has since dominated the conversation. You think Leo is pissed that the year he finally wins his Best Actor there might be an asterisk beside the achievement? Cheryl Boone Isaacs has already spoken out about her disappointment in the lack of diversity. Full Story

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Drew’s Flower Power

Maria Posted by Maria at January 21, 2016 14:57:49 January 21, 2016 14:57:49
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If in 2013, when Drew Barrymore was talking about Flower Beauty all over the place, you told me that it would be a runaway hit and bestselling product line, I might have believed you, but I might have shrugged. There is something about Drew that makes her easy to underestimate even though she’s proven time and again that she can get sh-t done. Full Story

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Chris Rock plays it close

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2016 21:45:36 January 20, 2016 21:45:36
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There have been reports that Chris Rock is under a lot of pressure to maybe not host the Oscars this year because of the lack of diversity in the nominations. There are other reports that there’s no way he’s not hosting and that he’s working on a scathing monologue. Which is what Ricky Gervais wants him to do. Full Story

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Leo’s victory tour

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2016 18:45:00 January 20, 2016 18:45:00
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Still 5 weeks to go before Leonardo DiCaprio collects his first Oscar for his performance in The Revenant. He’s been in Europe this week promoting the film. It’s kinda like an advance victory tour. Leo was honoured in Davos yesterday at the Annual Crystal Awards to open the World Economic Forum. Full Story

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Zac Efron is sorry in leather pants

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2016 14:22:18 January 20, 2016 14:22:18

I opened yesterday’s blog with Zac Efron. Zac decided to celebrate Martin Luther King Day by connecting the holiday to having amassed 10 million followers. And he threw in some emoji blackface just for sh-ts and giggles. Zac has since removed the post. But the internet is forever. So here, why don’t we all enjoy his dumbassness again:  Full Story

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