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Angelina off-the-shoulder

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 24, 2014 15:45:00 June 24, 2014 15:45:00
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As mentioned yesterday, Maleficent is now Angelina Jolie’s highest grossing film…and there are still territories yet to open. Like Japan. Where she’s been with Elle Fanning for a few days – yesterday at the premiere and today for a press conference. As usual, Elle’s doing the princess thing in pink and the Jolie’s in black. Full Story

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Women are not invited to the franchise table

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 24, 2014 14:51:37 June 24, 2014 14:51:37
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On Friday news broke that writer/director Rian Johnson, who previously made the most excellent Looper and Brick, would be writing and directing Star Wars Episode VIII and writing the treatment for Episode IX. He won’t actually direct IX — he probably won’t even write the final script—but he’ll set it up and, presumably, be the driving creative force of the Star Wars franchise, sort of like how Joss Whedon is steering the Avengers (and a dead cat is steering the Justice League). Full Story

Wonder Woman’s panties

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 23, 2014 16:02:53 June 23, 2014 16:02:53

It’s the one of the biggest issues surrounding Wonder Woman—her costume. In the annals of comic book exploitation of women (boobsploitation), Wonder Woman’s panties-and-corset get-up is among the worst offenders. Her costume is utterly nonsensical for what she is—a fighter—and even as a little girl I was turned off by it. Full Story

Jolie groom

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 23, 2014 15:16:13 June 23, 2014 15:16:13
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Wenn, Ken Ishii/ Getty

Check out Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning at the Maleficent premiere in Japan today. They’ve done this often on the press tour – dress to their characters. Fanning’s in princess dresses while the Jolie goes dark faerie. This time though, it’s like a wedding. Angelina’s the groom to Elle’s bride. Full Story

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Jolie + 4

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 23, 2014 14:36:13 June 23, 2014 14:36:13
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Angelina Jolie arrived in Tokyo on Saturday ahead of today’s Japanese premiere of Maleficent – those shots are coming up in the next post. She had four of the six with her, I guess because Maddox and Miss Zahara accompanied her and Brad Pitt to London a couple of weeks ago for the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict. Full Story

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American Citizen saves the day

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 20, 2014 15:32:44 June 20, 2014 15:32:44

If there’s one story people can’t get enough of, it’s white people saving stuff. Man, people really love that story. Show us a problem and a white person to solve it, and you’re on your way to box office—and maybe even Oscar—gold. And since Reese Witherspoon, American Citizen, wants another Oscar, she’s entered the “white people saving stuff” genre with The Good Lie, a movie about how a Southern brunette woman rescues poor black boys and gives them a home and sense of family, all while teaching them football. Full Story

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The friendliest travel partners

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 20, 2014 15:01:03 June 20, 2014 15:01:03
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The two most approachable actors in Hollywood arrived together at LAX yesterday. That was probably a warm flight, non? Having said that, Sean Penn has kinda softened the last few months…I guess? It’s amazing the standard we have when it comes to him. That just because he’s not putting his fist into someone’s face, it means he’s nice now. Full Story

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Lighting RDJ

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 20, 2014 13:46:25 June 20, 2014 13:46:25

The first trailer for Robert Downey Jr’s next film, The Judge, was released yesterday. My first thought after watching it was… Holy sh-t they lit the f-ck out of this movie. Then I texted Dylan who’s been lighting the f-ck out of our shoots for almost 15 years to ask him to confirm that he was seeing what I was seeing: they lit the f-ck out of this movie. Full Story

Robert Pattinson emotes

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 19, 2014 15:15:05 June 19, 2014 15:15:05
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After Twilight wrapped up in 2012, Robert Pattinson took a year off, releasing no movies in 2013. This year, he’s back in front of the public with two new movies, The Rover and Maps to the Stars, from well-respected directors in which he plays a supporting role (he might sneak in a third, depending on how fast Werner Herzog works). Full Story

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Colin Firth was supposed to be the voice of Paddington Bear in the new film due out this fall. That will not be happening anymore. Firth released a statement explaining why: "After a period of denial we've chosen 'conscious uncoupling.  Read Full Intro

Baby Girl on Lifetime

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 18, 2014 20:29:59 June 18, 2014 20:29:59
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They’re making a movie about Aaliyah. It’s a tv movie. On Lifetime. Who’s playing her? Zendaya. I wasn’t happy about this this morning. So I emailed the only person I know who cares about Baby Girl as much as I do: Sasha (who’s in Paris right now). Sasha’s reaction: “This is excellent casting! I pray this is not cheesy as f-ck either way screening party please. Full Story

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