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The unpopular Team Iron Man

April 13, 2016 14:27:27 Posted at April 13, 2016 14:27:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Last month I posted an article about how much I appreciate the Captain America: Civil War marketing strategy. They want you to take sides. We are all inclined to take sides. As I mentioned then (click here for a refresher), it’s either Jolie or Aniston. Full Story

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Melissa McCarthy will return to Gilmore Girls

April 8, 2016 14:40:13 Posted at April 8, 2016 14:40:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rob Kim/ Jenny Anderson/ Raymond Hall/ Getty Images

Or Stars Hollow… is that what it’s called? I can hear Duana making sounds from wherever she is, getting ready to puff up and school me. Because, no, I haven’t started watching it yet, OK? I’m sorry. I was supposed to over the Christmas holidays but Making A Murderer happened and then I binged on Jessica Jones and Master Of None and a lot of horny books. Full Story

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The Perfect Interview starring Jennifer Lawrence

April 7, 2016 15:15:22 Posted at April 7, 2016 15:15:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Earlier this week I was preoccupied by how Beyoncé has redefined what an “interview” with her really means. An “exclusive” interview with Beyoncé (for ELLE) means that the writer, a family friend, is given the opportunity to observe Beyoncé at a photo shoot. Full Story

And so the Warner Bros. shuffle begins

April 6, 2016 19:06:45 Posted at April 6, 2016 19:06:45
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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WENN

After the antipathetic public reaction to Superhero Face Punch, it seemed inevitable that Warner Brothers would have to make some changes to their plans for the DC Extended Universe, which is what they’re calling their cinematic universe. But they stuck with Zack Snyder as the director of The Justice League Part One, and they aren’t slowing down that train at all, so just what those changes would be remained a question. Full Story

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Rihanna: reluctant “role model”

April 6, 2016 15:06:20 Posted at April 6, 2016 15:06:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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In the previous post, Kathleen mentioned the Black Girls Rock event that aired last night. Rihanna was presented with the Rock Star Award. During her acceptance speech, she made a sassy comment about how “You know, role model is not the… title they like to give me, you know”. Full Story

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Kerry Washington’s Brand Strategy

April 5, 2016 15:46:48 Posted at April 5, 2016 15:46:48
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen

Kerry Washington is handling the sh-t out of her image right now. Personally, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a major hard-on for Kerry but then again, I surround myself with smart, kickass human beings who recognize flawlessness when they see it. Full Story