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Portman the professional

November 21, 2012 18:45:14 Posted at November 21, 2012 18:45:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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This is Natalie Portman in London shooting Thor 2. Last year, Sarah posted this article about Portman being pissed over the firing of director Patty Jenkins from the project as she had advocated for Jenkin’s involvement and wanted to see a woman direct a superhero movie for a change. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie gives Ewan McGregor a leg up

November 20, 2012 15:55:15 Posted at November 20, 2012 15:55:15
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Pun fully intended. Last year Julia Roberts hosted a screening of Javier Bardem’s film Biutiful to promote her friend’s performance in a small film, and garnering him some Academy attention. The ploy worked and Bardem received his third Oscar nomination. Taking a page from the Julia Roberts’ Playbook for Pimping Your Friends, Angelina Jolie hosted a screening of The Impossible, Juan Antonio Bayona’s film about one family’s travails in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. Full Story

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Matching Mad Max Buzzes

November 19, 2012 17:58:20 Posted at November 19, 2012 17:58:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Check out Charlize Theron in South Africa with a buzzed brown head. Did they dye it that colour? Or is that her natural colour? Charlize has been in Africa for a few months now shooting the Mad Max movie which, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is at least 5 days behind schedule and enough of a concern for the studio to send a supervisor out there and yell at people to make things right. Full Story

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Mrs Timberlake’s married style and privacy woes

November 19, 2012 16:03:41 Posted at November 19, 2012 16:03:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Look at how Helen Mirren outclasses everyone on this carpet, as it should be. Anyway, Jessica Biel is married now so... I guess that’s why she’s dressing like she’s 50. Compare what she looks like with Scarlett Johannson, age 27. Scarlett is exactly 27, if not even more youthful. Full Story

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Tom Hardy wants some video game action, too

November 16, 2012 19:38:03 Posted at November 16, 2012 19:38:03
Sarah Posted by Sarah

A few months ago it came out that Michael Fassbender had signed on to produce and star in an adaptation of the video game Assassin’s Creed. I fretted, because video game movies, historically, don’t work and I don’t want to see Fassbender suffer the same fate as Jake Gyllenhaal and Prince of Persia. Full Story

Can James Bond really win an Oscar?

November 16, 2012 16:27:11 Posted at November 16, 2012 16:27:11
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With a Best Picture field that can accommodate anything from 5 to 10 nominees, the last few years always featured talk about which of the more populist films could be included in the Oscar race. Last year the conversation revolved around Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 (no nomination materialized), and the field was expanded in the first place when The Dark Knight was so egregiously overlooked in 2009. Full Story

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Between Katniss and Tris

November 15, 2012 20:30:59 Posted at November 15, 2012 20:30:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Back in March 2011 I reported exclusively that Jennifer Lawrence was the first choice to play Katniss in The Hunger Games. At one point however, they were also interested in Saoirse Ronan, particularly after her performance in Hanna (click here for a refresher) but that she would have to really, REALLY dazzle producers to take the job away. Full Story

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Leo’s athleticism

November 15, 2012 17:04:33 Posted at November 15, 2012 17:04:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Leonardo DiCaprio was photographed in New York on the set of The Wolf Of Wall Street yesterday playing tennis and smoking cigarettes. He’s no longer the young thin-faced Jack Dawson of Titanic but in many ways, the reason we still see him that way is because of how he moves his body. He’s always had that awkward boyish gait. Full Story

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Carey travels with the band

November 14, 2012 16:34:40 Posted at November 14, 2012 16:34:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford flew out of LAX yesterday. Mumford & Sons played the Hollywood Bowl the night before. Carey isn't working on anything right now after wrapping Gatsby and the Coen Bros movie. It's new bride down time and she's presumably spending it on the road with her husband. Full Story

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Bradley Cooper: from SMA to American of the Year

November 14, 2012 15:05:45 Posted at November 14, 2012 15:05:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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PEOPLE Magazine will announce the 2012 Sexiest Man Alive today, ending Bradley Cooper’s uninspired reign just as he covers the new issue of Esquire in service of Silver Linings Playbook, considered by many to be a strong Oscar contender. It’s almost as if his SMA title was a year premature, non? And that makes sense seeing as, ahem, he was rumoured to not have been the first choice. Full Story

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Dear James Franco, tell us what to think of The Canyons

November 13, 2012 21:58:20 Posted at November 13, 2012 21:58:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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But first... A quick update on the Loser of 2012, Lindsay Lohan. Lohan bailed on Barbara Walters on the good advice of her new PR team. Instead she’s doing The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Barbara is mad. And she played a clip from Part 1 of their interview, conducted in the summer, on The View: Conversations with people like this are infuriating. Full Story