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Tom Cruise did not recruit Russell Crowe

April 23, 2015 15:21:44 Posted at April 23, 2015 15:21:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Did not or could not? Russell Crowe is currently promoting his directorial debut The Water Diviner. He’s been extra generous with gossip during this press tour. I’m obsessed with the one about Michael Jackson prank calling him. You heard about this? Michael would just ring up Russell’s hotel room and start asking to speak to Mr Wall. Full Story

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Yesterday, the Cannes Film Festival announced its full jury for this year. And many are calling it the most physically attractive jury ever which I’m sure will go over well with the jury members. Still, it’s not like you can’t see it, right? Jury co-presidents Ethan and Joel Cohen will be joined by 7 others including Sophie Marceau, Rokia Traore, Guillermo del Toro, and Canada’s cinematic wonderboy Xavier Dolan because – can you believe it? – at just 26 years old, he’s had four films in the festival and doesn’t have one ready yet for this season so he has time to judge.  Read Full Intro

Tom Cruise at CinemaCon

April 22, 2015 19:40:19 Posted at April 22, 2015 19:40:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Tom Cruise was in Vegas for CinemaCon as part of the Paramount presentation, especially important because Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation comes out in July and, well, they want it to make big money. They need it to make big money. Footage from the movie was screened for theatre owners and some film geeks. Full Story

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Ben Affleck explains

April 22, 2015 16:52:34 Posted at April 22, 2015 16:52:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ben Affleck was featured in Finding Your Roots last year on PBS. During the research process, it was discovered that he had ancestors who were slave owners. He asked Henry Louis Gates Jr (Skip) to not include that part in the episode. Click here for a refresher if you missed that article from Monday. Full Story

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Sienna Miller, member of the jury

April 22, 2015 14:37:55 Posted at April 22, 2015 14:37:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Sienna Miller’s name was on the list of 2015 jury members at the Cannes Film Festival released yesterday, one of the reasons why people were calling it the prettiest jury ever. Sienna is, obviously, very pretty. But inviting her to be part of the judging panel was not just motivated by her looks, especially not when you consider the year she’s just had, appearing in both Foxcatcher and American Sniper and following that up with a run on Broadway in Cabaret. Full Story

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The Johnny Depp Makeover

April 22, 2015 14:12:53 Posted at April 22, 2015 14:12:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Stories about Johnny Depp haven’t been so positive lately. His last few films have been sh-t. He hurt his hand while in Australia shooting Pirates 5, but not actually when he was shooting Pirates 5. And there are a lot of rumours about how it actually happened, where it happened, his state of mind when it went down. Full Story

Gwyneth is officially single

April 21, 2015 18:24:34 Posted at April 21, 2015 18:24:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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According to TMZ, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s divorce paperwork was filed yesterday. Everything is done. They’ve come to an agreement through their business managers. All that’s left is for a judge to sign off. So they kept it civilised, just like they promised. Full Story

Johnny Depp has been found

April 21, 2015 13:46:27 Posted at April 21, 2015 13:46:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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After all kinds of speculation about where he’s been the last month (click here for my post from yesterday), Johnny Depp returned to Australia today on a private jet with Amber Heard. Photographers were there to document the arrival, which was more like a show. Full Story

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Oh yeah, Armie Hammer

April 20, 2015 19:53:15 Posted at April 20, 2015 19:53:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Armie Hammer and his wife Elizabeth Chambers stepped out this weekend for the LACMA 50th anniversary gala. My first thought when I saw these pictures: “Oh yeah, Armie Hammer.” He was supposed to be a thing, wasn’t he? He was supposed to be on the verge of a big career. Full Story

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