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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dear Gossips,

It’s official. Jurassic World has surpassed the first Avengers movie for biggest opening weekend ever, earning almost $209 million so Chris Pratt + Dinosaurs took out a team of superheroes. Chris Pratt. You go, Chris Pratt.  Read Full Intro

BCoop will now make a fake Army movie

June 16, 2015 18:00:16 Posted at June 16, 2015 18:00:16
Sarah Posted by Sarah

With American Sniper and Aloha, Bradley Cooper is on an Army movie run, which he will now cap off by making a movie about a fake Army. He’s going to play a guy pretending to be in the Army, pretending to be in the Army—kind of. Based on the true story of a prototype psy-ops warfare unit in World War II, BCoop is producing a film about the “Ghost Army”, a squadron of recruits from various creative jobs like advertising and fashion design (Bill Blass was among them) who went around Europe with records of sound effects and inflatable tanks and tricked the Nazis into thinking the US had forces where there were none. Full Story

Kerry as Anita Hill

June 16, 2015 16:48:31 Posted at June 16, 2015 16:48:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Check out Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in the upcoming HBO biopic Confirmation about Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court senate hearings. This was almost 25 years ago. I was 17, in my last year of high school. It was all over the TV. It would be another year before I went to university, took a Women’s Studies course, and started – just started – thinking about systemic inequality, and how that affected the people around me, how it might one day affect me. Full Story

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Anna Kendrick: a capella is her superhero?

June 16, 2015 15:42:37 Posted at June 16, 2015 15:42:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Pitch Perfect 2 made a lot of money. It’s an established movie franchise now. So it’s no surprise that they’re moving ahead with the third installment. Kay Cannon is back as the writer. Elizabeth Banks will produce again though it’s not clear whether she’ll direct. And it was confirmed yesterday that both Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick will return as well. Full Story

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Alexander Skarsgard’s really bad hair

June 15, 2015 14:26:00 Posted at June 15, 2015 14:26:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Alexander Skarsgard was in LA this weekend promoting The Diary Of A Teenage Girl. The film received  excellent reviews after Sundance and the LA Times just called it “exhilarating” ...even though, um, it’s about statutory rape. Full Story

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Jurassic World made crazy Avengers money

June 15, 2015 14:02:29 Posted at June 15, 2015 14:02:29
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Literally, it banked the second-biggest opening weekend of all time with an estimated $204 million debut, knocking Avengers: Age of Ultron down to number three. By the time the actuals come in, Jurassic World could actually take down The Avengers’ 2012 record of $207.4 million for the biggest opening weekend of all time. Full Story

Ellen Page on Freeheld

June 12, 2015 19:50:05 Posted at June 12, 2015 19:50:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Freeheld opens on October 2. That’s perfect timing for TIFF. And they’re saying it could make an award season run given the cast (Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Michael Shannon, Josh Charles) and its subject matter. Which is the true story of a woman who, when dying of cancer, had to fight for the right to bequeath her pension benefits to her partner… also a woman. Full Story

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Bradley, Emma, and Rachel in Aloha

June 12, 2015 16:40:08 Posted at June 12, 2015 16:40:08
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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(Lainey: given the way it’s performing and that dinosaurs are taking over, this might be your last chance to see Aloha... if you want to.) One of the threads that emerged last year during the Sony Hack was that the Hawaiian-set “Untitled Cameron Crowe” project was a disaster Full Story

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They need this

June 12, 2015 15:34:54 Posted at June 12, 2015 15:34:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey

A new trailer for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (all the periods in this title are annoying, can I please skip them next time?) was released last night. The movie comes out on August 14. And both Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer need the momentum. This preview is a pretty good start. It’s slick and campy and I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I got excited seeing Hugh Grant. Full Story

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Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong

June 12, 2015 13:55:06 Posted at June 12, 2015 13:55:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I was one of those dumb f-cking c-nts. I was a believer. I kept believing, right up to the very, very end. Right up until USADA charged him in October 2012. I’ve written about it before. How much I wanted to hang on to the idea that Lance Armstrong was possible. I read all the books. Then, afterwards, after I had to give that up, I read Tyler Hamilton’s book, The Secret Race (which I obsessed over for weeks). Full Story