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Michael Keaton’s last minute push

February 13, 2015 16:44:02 Posted at February 13, 2015 16:44:02
Joanna Posted by Joanna

This Best Actor race is the tightest category face-off in years. Like Lainey wrote yesterday, it might be too close to call. But since Oscar voting ends on Tuesday, the top three contenders — Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton and Bradley Cooper — are now in the final phase of campaigning, which means it's time to kiss babies. Full Story

“Angie didn’t care”

February 12, 2015 16:46:34 Posted at February 12, 2015 16:46:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Wenn, FameFlynet, Splash

Amy Pascal was at the Women in the World conference yesterday. Pascal, of course, was head of Sony during the big Gossip Dump of 2014 when all those hacked emails were released. As Sarah wrote last week (click here for a refresher), it was recently announced that she’s leaving Sony but is heading up independent production in collaboration with the studio. Full Story

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Presenter but not Nominee

February 11, 2015 16:56:55 Posted at February 11, 2015 16:56:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Academy confirmed yesterday that Jennifer Aniston will present at the Oscars. A presenter… but not a nominee. Gracious to accept the invitation on her part, sure. But, really, what choice did she have? If she declined, she’d look to them like a petty asshole, and they’d probably lock her out again if the opportunity ever presented itself. Full Story

Jon Stewart is signing off

February 11, 2015 16:02:26 Posted at February 11, 2015 16:02:26
Sarah Posted by Sarah
Wenn, Splash, Ray Tamarra/ Getty Images

Jon Stewart has hosted The Daily Show for sixteen years. During that time he’s evolved that show from a celebrity-driven late night talk show to an actual news source, seen three presidents come and go, reported on two wars, the worst terrorist attack in US history, and countless national tragedies. Full Story

The timing of the Conscious Uncoupling

February 11, 2015 15:23:28 Posted at February 11, 2015 15:23:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey

According to the Daily Mail (so I don’t blame you if you snort at the authenticity of this post), Gwyneth Paltrow intimated to Marie Claire that she and Chris Martin actually separated a year before the conscious uncoupling announcement and that she was actually subtly asking Johnny Depp about how it worked for him when he and Vanessa Paradis split up. Full Story

Huge Coup: Marvel reclaims Spider-Man

February 10, 2015 16:42:27 Posted at February 10, 2015 16:42:27
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Late last night Marvel Studios dropped a bomb: They’ve worked out a deal with Sony and will take over production of future Spider-Man movies. This is a huge deal, literally and figuratively, that will have repercussions for a lot of people, and especially Andrew Garfield, who is now out of a job Full Story

Angelina Jolie Pitt, official

February 10, 2015 16:24:53 Posted at February 10, 2015 16:24:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I posted new shots of Angelina Jolie yesterday with Vivs and Knox – click here for a refresher. She was heading to London. And today, this press release came out from the London School of Economics. Full Story

The Jolie, the twins, and Captain Marvel?

February 9, 2015 21:08:33 Posted at February 9, 2015 21:08:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Let’s start with Captain Marvel. There’s a rumour floating around that Marvel is considering asking Angelina Jolie to direct Captain Marvel. Supposedly they’re impressed with her work on Unbroken and they want a female director bossing the female superhero movie. Which is exciting…but… The source. Full Story

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The Carters & the Grammys

February 9, 2015 18:29:54 Posted at February 9, 2015 18:29:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images

Beyonce posted some new shots of her and JayZ from after the Grammys on her website and Insta today. I’m also attaching shots of the Carters on Saturday at the Roc Nation/Three Six Zero pre-Grammy brunch in Beverly Hills. Rihanna was there. Kanye West too. Kylie Minogue. Joe Jonas. The Smith kids. Full Story