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Sony Hack: The wage gap revealed

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 15, 2014 15:23:30 December 15, 2014 15:23:30
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Fallout from the Sony Hack continues, and it’s no surprise that the news is bad. The people at Sony would probably love it if just once a released cache of data revealed email exchanges about funniest cat videos. But Sony doesn’t have that kind of luck and so the news continues to be damaging. Full Story

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Beygency Taygency

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2014 14:43:32 December 15, 2014 14:43:32
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On Friday, Beyonce and Taylor Swift were both at the Billboard Women in Music luncheon in New York. That night was Taylor’s 25th birthday party. Beyonce showed up. JayZ showed up. Justin Timberlake showed up. Sam Smith showed up. All the models showed up. Nick Jonas showed up. Emma Roberts showed up. Full Story

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George Clooney’s insecurity and the Most Fascinating Amal

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2014 14:04:27 December 15, 2014 14:04:27
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You want a conspiracy theory? Here’s a big one, courtesy, of course, of those hacked Sony emails. On January 29, 2014, just before the release of George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, he sent an email to Sony’s Amy Pascal, reacting to the film’s sh-tty reviews. The title of the message was “it’s getting worse”. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt: more Sony email reveals

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2014 13:36:18 December 15, 2014 13:36:18
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What was the bigger blow to Angelina Jolie last week? The Sony email leaks or the fact that she didn’t get nominated for a Golden Globe when Jennifer Aniston did? Just some perspective now on the Sony emails – we all know now what Scott Rudin thinks of her and that even though he claimed he’d have no problem telling her to f-ck off over Cleopatra himself, he kinda tried to bully Amy Pascal into doing it for him. Full Story

Angelina Jolie says she has chicken pox

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2014 13:17:16 December 15, 2014 13:17:16

Angelina Jolie will not be attending the Unbroken premiere tonight in Hollywood. Universal released a statement on Friday explaining why: Universal Pictures today confirmed that Angelina Jolie will be withdrawing from public events scheduled over the coming days due to a mild bout of chicken pox. Full Story

Angelina and the directors

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2014 20:43:02 December 12, 2014 20:43:02

The Hollywood Reporter has posted their Director Roundtable video. It’s 2 weeks to Christmas. It’s a Friday afternoon. So, you know, if you have time to f-ck around before you hit the weekend, this is worth your time. Mike Leigh, Angelina Jolie, Richard Linklater, Bennett Miller, Christopher Nolan, and Morten Tyldum are gathered around the table talking about their work and their inspiration. Full Story

Reese’s nomination print

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2014 18:31:00 December 12, 2014 18:31:00
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Reese Witherspoon stepped out yesterday, Golden Globe nomination day. And she was named in the Best Drama Actress category. This outfit… But this is SUCH an LA Wife outfit, non? All that’s missing is the Botox. But appropriate I guess for the weeks ahead – a lot of handshaking, a lot of deal-making, a lot of favour-asking, a lot of smiling. Full Story

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Beyonce narrates herself

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2014 16:24:02 December 12, 2014 16:24:02

Beyonce has just posted a short film to her website in celebration of the one year anniversary of her album BEYONCE. It’s all black and white and it’s mostly scenes from her videos, with a few new extended shots cut in, set to some of her own beats but mostly running underneath her own narration. Full Story

Brad Pitt’s awkward introduction

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2014 15:34:37 December 12, 2014 15:34:37
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Brad Pitt introduced Rihanna at her first Diamond Ball in support of her charity, The Clara Lionel Foundation, last night. It was…awkward? Is it because most of the time, when we see our entertainers, in film and on television, they’re presented to us after months, sometimes years, of direction and technical adjustment with an entire team behind them, protecting them, making them look good. Full Story

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Sony Hack reveals budget drama on Bond 24

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 11, 2014 16:55:18 December 11, 2014 16:55:18
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Fallout from the Sony Hack continues, and this time it’s the new Bond movie, Spectre, caught in the crosshairs. Emails between the president of MGM, Jonathan Glickman, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, and Sony executives, including co-chief Amy Pascal—is anyone having a worse week than Amy Pascal?—reveal that the new Bond movie is already way over budget, even though it just started filming on Monday. Full Story

Marky Mark wants to lead not follow

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2014 16:44:08 December 11, 2014 16:44:08
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Check out Mark Wahlberg and his congenial wife, Rhea Durham, at the premiere of The Gambler last night. As you know, Mark’s been in the news lately because he’s requested a pardon for beating people up when he was 16. At the time he spat out some racial slurs to go along with his punches. Full Story

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