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Bradley Cooper is a space raccoon

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 23, 2013 13:48:51 August 23, 2013 13:48:51
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After the relief of Vin Diesel being relegated to playing a tree, the next bout of Marvel casting speculation turned to the final piece of the Guardians of the Galaxy puzzle—who would voice Rocket Raccoon, the trigger happy space varmint and biggest WTF element of a WTF-heavy concept. Full Story

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Ben Affleck is Batman: the Nerd angle

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 23, 2013 13:01:50 August 23, 2013 13:01:50

Well it’s definitely a better pick than some MTV pretty boy. The news that Ben Affleck will be Batman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel was greeted, predictably, with equal parts nerd-joy and nerd-rage. The joy mostly comes from Affleck being a proper actor—did they tease us with that MTV guy to make this look better?—with a hot career right now, and the rage comes from one thing: Daredevil. Full Story

Ben Affleck is Batman: the Gossip angle

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 23, 2013 12:46:07 August 23, 2013 12:46:07
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Remember when some Teen Wolf actor tried to convince people that he could be Batman? Click here for a refresher. It makes that guy look even worse now. Because, well, they were obviously aiming a lot higher. Two weeks ago The Hollywood Reporter put out a long list that included Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. Full Story

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dear Gossips,

Have you read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak? I referenced The Book Thief exactly 3 years ago here in a post arguing in favour of YA – that it’s underrated, that it’s ignorant to dismiss it on the basis of its classification, because otherwise you’d be deprived of a work like The Book Thief, as profound, complex, and insightful as any so-called adult literature, and arguably more accessible.  Read Full Intro

First teaser for Jon Snow’s first leading role

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 22, 2013 14:24:14 August 22, 2013 14:24:14

The movie is called Pompeii. As he told me a few months ago at the Game Of Thrones S3 premiere, it’s Kit Harington’s first leading film role. Obviously about Mt Vesuvius. Do they teach Mt Vesuvius the way they taught it in the prehistoric era when I grew up? Because it was fascinating, the way things that terrify us were fascinating back then. Full Story

Marion & Michael Fassbender

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 21, 2013 15:34:20 August 21, 2013 15:34:20
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It’s an adaptation of MacBeth with Michael Fassbender as the title character. Sarah previously wrote about it here. Word is, it will be Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. According to Deadline filming starts in January. Full Story

Fifty Shades of Jax Teller?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 21, 2013 14:56:38 August 21, 2013 14:56:38
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There was a rumour that started on Monday that Charlie Hunnam is now the latest frontrunner – of what’s become a long list of frontrunners – to play Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey. Yesterday, his team and the studio moved quickly to clarify Full Story

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Jennifer & Justin celebrate in Mexico

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 20, 2013 20:43:51 August 20, 2013 20:43:51
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We’re The Millers is doing reasonably well at the box office. Much better than Wanderlust. So Jennifer Aniston is apparently celebrating the success of her movie in, well, where else? Mexico. Check out Jennifer and Justin Theroux arriving in Mexico yesterday with Jason Bateman and his wife Amanda Anka for a double date holiday. Full Story

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Cameron’s Oscar Performance Finally Revealed?

Dean Posted by Dean at August 20, 2013 17:52:30 August 20, 2013 17:52:30

“…with Oscar Winner, Cameron Diaz!” Do you like the sound of that? Can you accept a world where that’s a true statement? A significant amount of buzz would have us believe that’s the reality we’re headed towards, and today we get to see why with a new Cameron-heavy trailer for The Counselor. Full Story

Robert Sheehan's favourite pants

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 20, 2013 15:31:45 August 20, 2013 15:31:45
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I covered The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones Toronto premiere last week. A note on Jamie Campbell Bower -- I never understood it until I saw him move. Bower is tall, lanky, and he has a rock star swagger that's very attractive. For me though, it's all about Robert Sheehan, who's not even top 3 in the cast but is totally #1 on pure personality and charisma. Full Story

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