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Only Meryl can take on Cate

September 10, 2013 14:18:26 Posted at September 10, 2013 14:18:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It was reported just a few weeks ago that Meryl Streep would not contend for Best Actress at the Oscars in March and that, instead, she would be submitted in the Supporting category, with Julia Roberts representing August: Osage County in the lead to take on Cate Blanchett, the current frontrunner for Blue Jasmine. Full Story

When Julia met Taylor

September 10, 2013 14:08:17 Posted at September 10, 2013 14:08:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Jason Merritt/ Getty, Grey Goose vodka and Soho House Toronto

As mentioned in today’s open, Meryl Streep cancelled last minute due to illness. Which meant that Julia didn’t have to share. We lose for missing Meryl. We win when it’s All About Julia. But look at her. That’s a Movie Star. You are tired of me saying it, but she is a Movie Star. Full Story

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Dear Gossips,

TIFF's artistic director, Cameron Bailey, had a great weekend. So far, almost all the "possible contenders" have delivered, the most notable being Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, which now seems like a straight up lock for a Best Picture Oscar nomination, and could go all the way.  Read Full Intro

Diana’s bad reviews

September 6, 2013 13:50:00 Posted at September 6, 2013 13:50:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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You should read some of the reviews for Diana. They’re brutal. Here’s a sample: “Poor Princess Diana. I hesitate to use the term "car crash cinema". But the awful truth is that, 16 years after that terrible day in 1997, she has died another awful death. Full Story

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Jakey post-Persia

September 4, 2013 15:08:11 Posted at September 4, 2013 15:08:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey

What I wrote yesterday about Charlie Hunnam’s decision to play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey – click here for a refresher -- and whether or not it would be like Batman for George Clooney, a role he’d regret and have to make up for… It’s what Jake Gyllenhaal had to do after Prince Of Persia, which was garbage. Full Story

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No excuses from Channing Tatum?

September 3, 2013 15:13:57 Posted at September 3, 2013 15:13:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Clemens Bilan/ Getty

White House Down was not a hit for Channing Tatum. He and Jamie Foxx are in Europe right now trying to make up for some of those losses but it won’t be enough. WHD is Tatum’s first stumble after a series of smash hits. What’s his excuse? Will he have an excuse? Armie Hammer had an excuse. Full Story

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Scarlett Johansson, alien, in Venice

September 3, 2013 14:58:00 Posted at September 3, 2013 14:58:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Scarlett Johansson was in Venice today to promote Under The Skin. She arrived at the festival with her boyfriend, Romain Dauriac. They’ve been together now for almost a year. Look at her, wearing the f-cking sh-t out of those pants. In Under The Skin, Scarlett is an alien who comes to Earth to check things out. Full Story

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Dakota Johnson & Charlie Hunnam: Anastasia & Christian

September 3, 2013 13:27:11 Posted at September 3, 2013 13:27:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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EL James, the author of Fifty Shades Of Grey, announced yesterday that she’d found an actress to play her in her fantasy with Robert Pattinson. Dakota Johnson will be Anastasia Steele. Charlie Hunnan is Christian Grey. So the biggest move of his career is a replacement for Robert Pattinson. What was your motivation Charlie? Imagining EL James imagining Pattinson going down on Kristen Stewart, basically. Full Story

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Tom Hardy Locke

September 3, 2013 12:53:34 Posted at September 3, 2013 12:53:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Gareth Cattermole/ Andreas Rentz/ Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty

Tom Hardy was in Venice this weekend to promote his new film Locke. The timing could not be better. Because the last time we talked about Tom Hardy it was about his Twitter account. And that f-cking video. Click here for a refresher if you have to but if you couldn’t un-see it the first time, I don’t know why you would want to a second time. Full Story

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Festival hopping with Mia & Jesse

August 30, 2013 16:03:18 Posted at August 30, 2013 16:03:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Mia Wasikowska walked the carpet in black last night at the Venice Film Festival for Tracks. The reviews have been solid and, once again, Wasikowska has delivered a fine performance, re-confirming her status as one of the most talented young actresses of her generation. Tracks will also screen at TIFF. Full Story

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