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Kristen Stewart’s career goals

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 7, 2014 19:47:44 August 7, 2014 19:47:44

Kristen Stewart covers the new issue of ELLE. She’s representing Chanel. Which is why this shoot is in a grocery store. You’ll recall, Karl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel F/W 2014 collection at a venue staged to look like a supermarket. Click here Full Story

Waiting on Dr Strange

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 7, 2014 19:17:41 August 7, 2014 19:17:41
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A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that Joaquin Phoenix was supposedly in negotiations to play Dr Strange for Marvel. No news since then. He’s been working on that new Woody Allen film in Newport with Emma Stone. They were all seen on set yesterday. Maybe they’re haggling over terms? The term most people haggle over is money. Full Story

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Superhero Apocalypse Averted

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 7, 2014 15:19:19 August 7, 2014 15:19:19

May 6, 2016 loomed large, the date on which Marvel and DC would pit their cinematic universes against each other in a billion-dollar death spiral, but in the end, there could be only one. As I predicted months ago, Warner Brothers/DC flinched and Superhero Face Punch has been pushed back to spring—to March 25, 2016 to be exact—taking it out of direct competition with Captain America 3. Full Story

Could Matthew McConaughey go for EGOT?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 7, 2014 14:45:59 August 7, 2014 14:45:59
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Unless he pulls a Mel Gibson in the next week, Matthew McConaughey is going to win the Emmy for True Detective on August 25. That means he’ll hold the Oscar and the Emmy in the same year. And it brings him half way to EGOT. Could he? A Time To Kill was on last night. Jacek and I stayed up late to watch it because he’d never seen it, never heard McConaughey deliver the closing summation and that line, that disturbingly powerful line: “Now imagine she’s white”. Full Story

Katie Holmes’s first press tour

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 6, 2014 15:52:24 August 6, 2014 15:52:24
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Since… the great escape. I mean she’s done some press for makeup here and there, but The Giver is her first major acting project since the divorce. She made the rounds today in New York, first on The Today Show and also on Sirius Radio. Soundbites? Come on, now. It’s Katie Holmes. Full Story

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8 years quietly

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 6, 2014 13:42:03 August 6, 2014 13:42:03
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Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were photographed walking around NYC yesterday. Cute dress. Would be cuter if the top was smocked. Smocking is forgiving. That said, she wouldn’t need it. You know, these two have been together since 2006. That’s 8 years now. Almost a decade. I didn’t realise, did you? If someone were to ask me off-hand how long, I’d probably answer off the top of my head, maybe 3 or 4 years? 5 tops? It works for them. Full Story

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Almost a dad

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 6, 2014 13:28:27 August 6, 2014 13:28:27
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It was exactly a month ago when it was reported, accurately this time, that Eva Mendes is pregnant with Ryan Gosling’s baby. Though they’ve not officially confirmed the news, there’s been no denial either, and the fact that Eva went right back into hiding says it all. Word is, in July, she was about 7 months. Full Story

Face Balls for Emmy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 1, 2014 17:21:23 August 1, 2014 17:21:23
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Julia Roberts was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. Everyone else has said this already but now I want on that bandwagon too: his writing and production staff make the show. It’s ridiculous. The games are ridiculous. Like the dumbest ideas ever… And I laugh every single time. Full Story

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Ass shorts: always the answer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 1, 2014 15:51:54 August 1, 2014 15:51:54
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Famous people are f-cked up in a way we’ll never understand or relate to. There are exceptions though. Imagine you’re in an on-off toxic situation with a young pop star. You grew up in the business yourself. You had to support your family. Your value system is warped by Hollywood and, ostensibly, social media. Full Story

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Interstellar and Dylan Thomas

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 31, 2014 20:31:03 July 31, 2014 20:31:03
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Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey were at Comic-Con this year to present the new trailer for Interstellar. It was a first time for both. Nolan’s one of those directors who doesn’t give anything away before a film’s release. Scripts are said to be hand delivered and actors supposedly have to read them while the person waits outside so that there are never any copies that can potentially be leaked. Full Story

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