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The Sexiest Man Alive promotes Blackhat

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 13, 2015 16:52:58 January 13, 2015 16:52:58
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Chris Hemsworth was in New York this morning on promotional duty for the upcoming Blackhat, opening this weekend. It’s about cybercrime. That’s a selling feature, considering what’s happened in Hollywood recently. Another selling feature: he’s the current Sexiest Man Alive. Full Story

Brange pre-Globes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 9, 2015 21:41:54 January 9, 2015 21:41:54
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It’s been, what?, about a month now since we last saw them on a carpet together, right? Was it the world premiere of Unbroken in Australia? When Unbroken’s Oscar chances looked a lot better? Before the Sony hack, before the chicken pox… Here they are, Angelina Jolie, fresh from meeting the Pope, and Brad Pitt today in LA at the AFI Awards. Full Story

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Superhero Face Punch now has Parts I and II

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 9, 2015 20:52:38 January 9, 2015 20:52:38
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Earlier this week I got a document in my email listing projected release dates for trailers, and I noticed that Superhero Face Punch had a projected February trailer date. I thought that was a bit odd since its release, March 25, 2016, is more than a year away. But today a screenshot purported to be from the first trailer surfaced on Reddit, and it shows the film has been split into two parts: Superhero Face Punch Part I: First Punch will come out on October 23, 2015 and Superhero Face Punch Part II: The Punchening will stick with the March 25, 2016 date. Full Story

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The Actresses on Thursday night

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 9, 2015 18:03:23 January 9, 2015 18:03:23
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Three Best Actress contenders were out last night in Hollywood before the Golden Globes. Reese Witherspoon and Rosamund Pike were both at the W Magazine party at Chateau Marmont while Felicity Jones attended a reception at the British Consulate with Eddie Redmayne to celebrate The Theory Of Everything. Full Story

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Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman has a salary problem

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 9, 2015 17:01:10 January 9, 2015 17:01:10
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One of the more interesting tidbits to emerge from the Sony Hack was that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams didn’t get paid the same as their male co-stars on American Hustle, confirming that Hollywood has a wage gap. Now, in the wake of that revelation, Page Six says that Charlize Theron is “taking a stand” and demanding that she be paid equally to Chris Hemsworth on their upcoming Snow White prequel, The Huntsman. Full Story

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Jamie Dornan DETAILS

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 8, 2015 21:54:00 January 8, 2015 21:54:00

Like I said, when he’s not moving, in still photos, sh-t, he’s hot. And every single one of these shots is hot… With one exception. There’s a walking photo! Walking pictures are typically a slamdunk. That’s why they’re a go-to for a lot of promo shots. Full Story

Victoria Beckham’s Ariana Grande

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 8, 2015 20:34:21 January 8, 2015 20:34:21
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It’s 73 Questions with Victoria Beckham. Basically a giant dick suck for her London flagship. And even still, you’ll keep watching. You’ll keep watching how she spends most of the time only speaking from one side of her face. Which, of course, was Mimi’s move…until Ariana Grande decided to borrow it all last year. Full Story

Bond on the mountain

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 8, 2015 17:58:32 January 8, 2015 17:58:32
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Jan Hetfleisch/ JOE KLAMAR/ Getty Images

Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux were in Austria yesterday as production on Bond 24: Spectre has now moved to the ski resort in Soelden. Gorgeous backdrop, non? And perfect photo opportunity. Especially considering that after the Sony hack, there was so much sh-tty information circulating about the movie, how expensive it was, how the script is allegedly a mess. Full Story

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Award show Christian Grey

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 7, 2015 17:39:19 January 7, 2015 17:39:19
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Jamie Dornan arrived at LAX yesterday. LA is where they need to be this week, the actors, the industry. Even if you’re not going to the Globes, you want to be at the parties, at the luncheons, wherever you can get in, for face time, to network, build those connections, set up that next job. Like, I don’t have access to Dornan’s agenda or anything but it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he’d be there. Full Story

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Kevin Hart shilling for Sony

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 7, 2015 16:27:00 January 7, 2015 16:27:00
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Last month, leaked emails from the Sony Hack revealed that Screen Gems’ studio boss Clint Culpeper thinks comedian Kevin Hart is a “whore”  because he wanted more money to promote a project on Twitter, considering that to be outside the normal press duties for promoting a movie. Full Story

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