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Chris Rock or Moses?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 4, 2014 15:59:15 December 4, 2014 15:59:15
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There’s been a discussion lately about the whitewashing of Exodus. Sarah posted about it here the other day. Exodus opens on December 12. Some are calling for a boycott. Why don’t we call it an alternative? Chris Rock’s Top Five opens wide on the same day. Full Story

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Garrett’s gift and with the Jolie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 3, 2014 17:40:16 December 3, 2014 17:40:16
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“I think (Garrett’s) going to be a huge movie star. He reminds me of the very lovely Brad Pitt. He has this country, earthy grit about him, juxtaposed with this incredible sensitivity. It is a very sexy combination.” – Gwyneth Paltrow in VOGUE 2010 Full Story

The Suicide Squad features Harley Quinn and some other people

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 3, 2014 15:19:15 December 3, 2014 15:19:15
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Last we heard of David Ayer’s DC villain flick, whether or not Harley Quinn, the nutjob supervillainess from the Batman comics, would be included was still up in the air, and Jared Leto was in talks to play The Joker (lesser version 2.0). Yesterday, Warner Brothers announced the Suicide Squad lineup and yes indeed, Harley Quinn is coming to the big screen, and she’ll be played by Margot Robbie. Full Story

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Blake in black

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 3, 2014 14:56:48 December 3, 2014 14:56:48
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Blake Lively stepped out last night for the L’Oreal Paris Annual Women of Worth Awards in New York. She’s a spokesperson for the brand. Blake hasn’t said exactly when she’s due. But her film The Age Of Adaline opens in April. So she’ll have to get back to work to promote it pretty soon after giving birth. Full Story

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Boyhood, Marion, and Vern

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 21:29:46 December 1, 2014 21:29:46
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You ever watch Oz? JK Simmons played Vern Schillinger. It took me a long time not to see him as Vern anymore. And I don’t. Now I don’t. Now I either see him as Juno’s dad or Miles Teller’s mentor adversary in Whiplash. For which he will probably, most likely, win an Oscar. The New York Film Critics Circle just named him Best Supporting Actor today. Full Story

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Jake’s Raging Bull Hurricane

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 20:45:40 December 1, 2014 20:45:40
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This is what Jake Gyllenhaal will look like in Antoine Fuqua’s film Southpaw next year. According to Fuqua, Jake’s dedication to the role and his subsequent transformation are so extraordinary, it’s worthy of very impressive comparison: “Two people have done this in their lives,” Fuqua told Variety Full Story

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Michael Fassbender surfs with Alicia Vikander

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 16:29:20 December 1, 2014 16:29:20
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Michael Fassbender is in Australia working on a film called The Light Between Oceans with Alicia Vikander. They play husband and wife. But it’s not a romance. He looks after a lighthouse. Their marriage is strained because she can’t have children. Then a baby shows up in a boat with a dead body. Full Story

Diversity in Film: The problem at the top

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 1, 2014 16:17:37 December 1, 2014 16:17:37

On Friday Rupert Murdoch, elderly white man, took to Twitter to address the whitewashing casting controversy that has surrounded the upcoming movie Exodus: Gods & Guyliner. Christian Bale plays Moses, a Hebrew, Joel Edgerton is the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses, and Sigourney Weaver is their mother, Tuya, also Egyptian. Full Story

Angelina presents Unbroken

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 16:06:40 December 1, 2014 16:06:40
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Angelina Jolie and her cast were in LA yesterday to screen Unbroken at the Writers Guild of America. There were influential Oscar voters in the audience. And press. And now that the embargo has been lifted, we finally have a better idea of whether or not Unbroken can get to the Oscars. They’ve been calling for it to go to the Oscars before she’d even finished shooting the film. Full Story

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Welcome back to our American friends returning from Thanksgiving. We were business as usual yesterday here if you want to get caught up. Today is for the nerds. Because the first Star Wars 7 teaser trailer will be released in select theatres and iTunes.  Read Full Intro

Work more, talk less

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 28, 2014 17:45:37 November 28, 2014 17:45:37
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Yesterday in Smutty Tingles, I wrote that “I have Benedict Cumberbatch love and engagement fatigue, GOD." Every day there’s another quote about how much he loves his fiancée and how much she loves him and why they decided to list their engagement and why she walked the carpet with him at the premiere. Full Story

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