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The Most Important Actor in these photos...

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 25, 2013 21:12:32 January 25, 2013 21:12:32
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Dave Spencer/ Splash

Who? Well, for the 12 of us who watched and still miss Friday Night Lights, and the 8 of you who watch and love Parenthood, obviously the most important actor in these photos is Michael B Jordan... And Michael B Jordan just happened to have a very, VERY good Sundance. Jordan’s film Fruitvale, about the last day in the life of Oscar Grant who was fatally shot (even though he was not resisting arrest) by a transit officer in Oakland in 2009, was considered one of the major highlights of the festival. Full Story

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Kate Winslet in Divergent

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 25, 2013 16:46:17 January 25, 2013 16:46:17
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Michael N. Todaro/ Getty

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)

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 25, 2013 16:32:31 January 25, 2013 16:32:31
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Wenn, Frederick M. Brown/ Getty

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 23, 2013 17:19:12 January 23, 2013 17:19:12
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2013 21:19:02 January 22, 2013 21:19:02
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WeirPhotos/Splash

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 21, 2013 22:21:31 January 21, 2013 22:21:31
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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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Best Actors in scarves

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 17, 2013 17:08:20 January 17, 2013 17:08:20
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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

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