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Kate Winslet in Divergent

January 25, 2013 16:46:17 Posted at January 25, 2013 16:46:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Word is she’s negotiating for a part in the film adaptation, scheduled to begin shooting in the Spring in Chicago. Someone from Summit even tweeted that her involvement is confirmed, before pulling down the tweet later on. Everyone is now speculating on the role -- most think she’ll play Jeanine Matthews, the leader of Erudite who doesn’t have a huge part (in terms of screen time) in Divergent but shows up a lot more in Insurgent. Full Story

JJ Abrams, King of Space (and SECRETS)

January 25, 2013 16:32:31 Posted at January 25, 2013 16:32:31
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Ever since Disney acquired LucasFilm, and by extension the Star Wars franchise last fall, the number one question has been who will direct “Episode VII”?  Disney has already hired screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3, Star Wars VII—what an interesting progression) to work on the script, and now it’s being widely reported that JJ Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film. Full Story

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Can’t Unsee: Benedict Cumberbatch edition

January 23, 2013 18:02:06 Posted at January 23, 2013 18:02:06
Sarah Posted by Sarah

In a piece of fantastical timing, I had no sooner defended my crush on Benedict Cumberbatch (again), than Dreamworks released the first still from The Fifth Estate, showing Cumberbatch in character as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Cannot unsee. Look, if Benedict Cumberbatch is not your flavor, I get it. Full Story

Slum Bear & Jason Statham

January 23, 2013 17:19:12 Posted at January 23, 2013 17:19:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame, Jennifer Mitchell/ Splash

JLO’s been all over New York promoting Parker this week, in varying outfits, clearly loving the attention. That’s who she is, right? Even when she’s selling sh-t she doesn’t mind. Because she’s out there, and people want to talk to her, and she gets to talk about herself, and in this case in particular, Parker really is a Jason Statham vehicle anyway. Full Story

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You are not Bruce Willis

January 22, 2013 21:19:02 Posted at January 22, 2013 21:19:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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But he’s trying... Gerard Butler made another movie. I know! I mean I don’t! I don’t know why they keep hiring him either! This time, as many people have already pointed it, it’s Die Hard except without Bruce Willis, and Gerry Spittles is alone with the bad guys in the White House trying to rescue the President who might be mad at him for not saving his wife, Ashley Judd. Full Story

Jakey shaved and under-loved

January 21, 2013 22:21:31 Posted at January 21, 2013 22:21:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Pacific Coast News

It’s been a while, right?, since we’ve seen Jake Gyllenhaal so clean-shaven? He was hairy for Broadway for several months. Now it’s all come off, here in Georgia, on the set of Prisoners with Hugh Jackman (not pictured). That...is definitely not an electronic cigarette. Sh-t. Full Story

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Granny goes “indie”

January 21, 2013 18:50:27 Posted at January 21, 2013 18:50:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Last week, on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter, Nicole Kidman was all like, “I am the indie spirit, and that’s where my art is, not with the big box office movies”. So here she is, at Sundance this weekend, being “indie”. Full Story

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Best Actors in scarves

January 17, 2013 17:08:20 Posted at January 17, 2013 17:08:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Carlos Alvarez/ Getty

Daniel Day-Lewis was in Madrid yesterday promoting Lincoln in a peacoat and scarf. Judging from your email and tweets, you really enjoyed this, as did I. Bradley Cooper was also in Madrid yesterday, also in a scarf. As you know, Coop has been nominated alongside DDL for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Silver Linings Playbook. Full Story

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Nicholas Hoult: 2 for 2

January 17, 2013 14:42:43 Posted at January 17, 2013 14:42:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

A great week is only getting better, starting the second day in a row with Nicholas Hoult, currently in the #2 position on my Five List. Here he is in a well tailored suit at the premiere of Warm Bodies in Rome. My cousin Cat wrote to me yesterday, “I can’t believe About A Boy is so hot! I loved him in that movie!” I’m telling you, in person it’s even better. Full Story

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Sundance 2013 Preview: 15 films to look out for

January 16, 2013 19:53:55 Posted at January 16, 2013 19:53:55
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Oh relax, I’ll keep it short(ish). Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Casey Affleck has appeared in only one movie since the Joaquin Phoenix/I’m Still Here debacle in 2010, and that was the loathsome Tower Heist in 2011. But he’s back now (…good?), starring alongside Rooney Mara and Ben Foster (!!!) in a 1970s-set drama about petty criminals. Full Story

Talk Show Ryan

January 11, 2013 20:45:03 Posted at January 11, 2013 20:45:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Promotion for Gangster Squad on the talk show circuit is being shouldered, primarily, by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. I mean, it’s not like they’re going to send Sean Penn out there. And, well, the young ones are just so pretty and fun and polished. Look at Ryan Gosling working late night like a f-cking pro on both Jimmy Kimmel and Conan. Full Story

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