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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

No interviews at The Interview

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 11, 2014 16:16:51 December 11, 2014 16:16:51
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Tonight is the premiere of Seth Rogen’s and James Franco’s new movie, The Interview, in which they play entertainment reporters attempting to assassinate Kim Jong-un. North Korea is unhappy about the existence of this movie, and many people assume it’s the impetus behind the Sony Hack, but so far, no conclusive evidence Full Story

Brange: a double shutout

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2014 14:37:37 December 11, 2014 14:37:37
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SAG nominations yesterday, no Unbroken. Golden Globe nominations today…. NO UNBROKEN. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association SHUT OUT Brange. They SHUT OUT Angelina Jolie. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. They nominated her for The Tourist! And they SHUT DOWN Unbroken! ANNNNNND… They nominated Jennifer Aniston! It’s her greatest victory over them. Full Story

Taylor Swift is “happily single”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2014 14:08:40 December 11, 2014 14:08:40
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Yesterday US Weekly reported exclusively that Taylor Swift is “secretly” dating Matty Healy of The 1975. I don’t know how “secret” it is if we’ve been talking about it for over two weeks now. They’ve been wearing each other’s t-shirts. Full Story

The prescient George Clooney

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2014 20:16:57 December 10, 2014 20:16:57
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There’s more and more coming out from this Sony email leak giving us one of the biggest days of gossip in a long, long time. Between that and the SAG nominations and trailer releases, I’ve been walking around with a permanent boner. Anyway, there’s also an email from George Clooney. Full Story

“Minimally talented spoiled brat” covers PEOPLE

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2014 16:41:44 December 10, 2014 16:41:44

Oh but the timing of this… She timed it, obviously, with the upcoming release of Unbroken. This is PEOPLE’s year in review Best of 2014 issue. They’re hoping it’s big numbers in circulation. Perhaps the last issue of the magazine that people will pick up before the holiday break. Full Story

Jen’s big SAG day

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2014 15:18:37 December 10, 2014 15:18:37
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Did Jennifer Aniston stay up late last night, reading and re-reading every email leaked in the Sony hack, especially the parts where Scott Rudin sh-ts on Angelina Jolie? Did it get even better when she woke up this morning – or maybe she didn’t sleep at all – to learn that…holy sh-t, she’s been nominated for a SAG? She did it. Full Story

The Roadkill

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2014 15:04:43 December 10, 2014 15:04:43
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The latest Sony leaked emails exposed the manipulative nature of the Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin relationship and gave us some insight into the Angelina Jolie playbook. There were others though who were caught in the crossfire. Sarah has already addressed the Jobs mess – click here Full Story

Amy Pascal & Scott Rudin: a love story

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2014 14:46:33 December 10, 2014 14:46:33
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After we all huddled in our own corners, frantically consuming the leaked Sony emails, Duana texted me: F-ck Jolie, f-ck Jobs. I want a movie about the Pascal Rudin friendship. It’s true. I know that most of you today are drawn to the Angelina Jolie headline but don’t let the movie star distract you from the most fascinating aspect of this entire drama: the Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin situation. Full Story

They’re all crazy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2014 14:15:11 December 10, 2014 14:15:11
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“Insanity” “Spoiled” “Minimally talented” Just some of the words Scott Rudin used to describe Angelina Jolie to Amy Pascal in those leaked Sony emails. And that’s likely your main focus because she’s ANGELINA JOLIE. So you’re like, OMG, she must be such a f-cking crazy bitch. Full Story