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Chris Hemsworth: Thor Forever?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 1, 2013 14:21:16 October 1, 2013 14:21:16
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Despite an aggressive ad campaign that leaned heavily on Chris Hemsworth’s flowing blonde locks, Ron Howard’s movie about Formula 1 drivers, Rush, had a barely acceptable opening of just under $10.3 million. Starring Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl, Rush is a decent movie, especially the racing scenes, but let’s not pretend like anyone in the US gives a sh*t about F1—it was never going to make money here. Full Story

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Scots love a Filthy James

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 30, 2013 20:18:26 September 30, 2013 20:18:26
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Over in Scotland, they’re all over James McAvoy’s new film Filth. It opened at #1 over there, one of the biggest British film premieres of all time, and even bigger than X-Men: First Class. Aaaaand they still don’t know what to do with it here in North America. Are our moviegoers less sophisticated or are we less dirty? I WANT DIRTY. Full Story

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Carey goes dark…and sings

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 30, 2013 17:31:45 September 30, 2013 17:31:45
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Carey Mulligan attended the NY premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis this weekend. Her hair is dark now. Later on, she let it down to perform at The Town Hall for the Another Day, Another Time concert, celebrating folk music. Her husband Marcus Mumford was on stage too (he worked on the Llewyn Davis soundtrack) – though not with her so, supposedly, she sang with Elvis Costello (not pictured). Full Story

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Katie’s new role, and it’s not tap dancing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 30, 2013 15:01:39 September 30, 2013 15:01:39
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Did you catch that in Tina Fey’s monologue on Saturday Night Live? She was telling the new cast members that dancing for the host is part of the job. Then she replayed all the times she had to jazz hand it during her 9 years as a regular player on the show. And she remembered how Will Ferrell had to tap dance for o the same…for Katie Holmes, because Katie Holmes can’t tap. Full Story

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But why must it ALWAYS be girl sh*t?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 27, 2013 18:48:45 September 27, 2013 18:48:45
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As Lainey says, girl sh*t is the best sh*t. It makes for great gossip. When it’s organic girl sh*t, occurring in the wild, I enjoy it as much as the next person. When I don’t enjoy it is when it’s manufactured bullsh*t meant to pit women against each other. Why do women always have to be in competition? Why can a woman succeed only at the expense of another woman? And why do we make this narrative—why do we ACCEPT this narrative—when the actual story is obviously not about girl sh*t at all? The National Enquirer—I know, I know, but roll with me—is reporting that the reason Meryl Streep didn’t show up at TIFF to support August: Osage County was not because she was ill (publicly stated reason for her absence) but because she hates Julia Roberts so much she won’t support the film and never wants to work with Roberts again. Full Story

Adele’s Breakfast In Bed?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 27, 2013 16:24:30 September 27, 2013 16:24:30
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Baz Bamigboye from the Daily Mail is reporting that Adele might play Dusty Springfield. It’s very early. There’s nothing confirmed. And the reason I’m citing Bamigboye as the source is to distinguish this story from the Mail’s usual stories they pull out of their asses. Full Story

Michael B Jordan For Independence Day Sequel?

Dean Posted by Dean at September 27, 2013 14:10:13 September 27, 2013 14:10:13
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You know that thing where your dog gets weird before a storm? I think you, me and the rest of us gossips have that same instinct for when a celebrity is being groomed and pushed on us as The Next Big Thing. We’ve felt it SO many times - we all felt it with Anne, we felt it with Amanda Seyfried, we felt it with Ryan Reynolds (and Gosling!), and for a while now we’ve been feeling it with Michael B Jordan. Full Story

Divergent: More Of The Same

Duana Posted by Duana at September 26, 2013 17:16:02 September 26, 2013 17:16:02

There's a new Divergent featurette. I mean, watch it, by all means – but it’s the same damn thing as we’ve seen before. Tris is Divergent! Lots of cutting between industrial street scenes and fight scenes!  You really don’t know what’s going on, what a “faction” is, or why you should care, but it’s okay because the lighting seems ominous so maybe that’s enough reason to be worried. Full Story

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Brad & Shia went camping

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 26, 2013 16:16:24 September 26, 2013 16:16:24
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I love this story. US Weekly reports in its new issue that Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, who are shooting a movie together called The Fury, had to go camping together with 3 other cast members as a bonding exercise. No cell phones. They had to gather food and sleep in tents. Full Story

On Set, Into The Woods

Duana Posted by Duana at September 26, 2013 15:31:50 September 26, 2013 15:31:50
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And now, a diversion into a particular pocket of nerd… “Into The Woods It’s Time To Go I Hate To Leave I Have To Though…” If you know – if you have that particular brand of musical nerd in you – you got a bit hyper and out of breath as you mouthed those words super-rapidly. Full Story

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The new Annie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 25, 2013 20:00:51 September 25, 2013 20:00:51
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Love this. Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx are in New York shooting the Annie movie. This is your first look at the orphan and her Daddy…not Warbucks but Stacks. Benjamin Stacks. Amazing, right? Stop. Annie does not HAVE to have red hair and freckles to sing Tomorrow. All Annie needs to be is alone. Full Story

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