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Joaquin Phoenix Travolta

May 22, 2012 16:38:28 Posted at May 22, 2012 16:38:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s been less than 3 months since Oscar. And that conversation is starting up again. I guess whenever Paul Thomas Anderson makes a movie though... I love that Anderson is married to Maya Rudolph. Maya by the way grew up with Gwyneth Paltrow. And Gwyneth was in Anderson’s Hard Eight way back in the 90s, the emerging artist. Full Story

Brad Pitt came as Tristan

May 22, 2012 14:51:52 Posted at May 22, 2012 14:51:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Pascal Le Segretain/Michael Buckner/Getty

With a little Sonny Crockett, right? I know some of you aren’t feeling it. Me, I’d be so much more into it... but for that gold chain around his right wrist. If not for that gold chain, I’m buying. It’s probably the white belt. I am predisposed to liking a white belt on a man; I think it reminds me of golf. Full Story

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Spiderman’s German frontrum

May 18, 2012 18:09:04 Posted at May 18, 2012 18:09:04
Sarah Posted by Sarah

I don’t really know what this video is except horrifying.I have a motto—start exclusive, stay exclusive. This is my media/marketing approach. I’m a boutique person; I’d rather serve a smaller, more rarified clientele than be a big smashing hit with the masses. In marketing terms, it’s called courting the alpha consumer. Full Story

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dear Gossips,

Moonrise Kingdom opened Cannes last night. Photos of the cast on the carpet at the Palais including Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, and Edward Norton, who looked sooooooo great and so fresh and not truculent at all, are attached.  Read Full Intro

Battleship vs The Avengers Week 3

May 17, 2012 20:44:05 Posted at May 17, 2012 20:44:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Doug Meszler/Splash

Taylor Kitsch was in New York this week for a last push to promote Battleship. After this he pretty much goes right into press for Savages. Battleship opens on Friday. Can it challenge The Avengers? The Avengers made over $100 million on its SECOND weekend. That’s crazy. I’m no box office scientist. I have no idea how much it’ll go down on its third weekend. Full Story

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Cannes 2012: Heavy on Hollywood

May 16, 2012 15:36:34 Posted at May 16, 2012 15:36:34
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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WENN

(Lainey: I’m still catching up after flying overnight to Cannes. Trying to rush out a few new articles but let’s start first with Sarah’s Cannes preview since they’re all starting to arrive. I screen Moonrise Kingdom tonight. Attached - the cast at the photo call today.) The Cannes Film Festival is always glamorous and Hollywood is always well represented, but this year seems particularly heavy on the star power, headed, of course, by the Brange. Full Story

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Please care about Spider-Man

May 15, 2012 15:06:10 Posted at May 15, 2012 15:06:10
Sarah Posted by Sarah

That’s what all these ads should say. “Please care about us”, and, “Hey we made a superhero movie, too!”Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man, the middle child of the summer superhero titles, is going full-tilt trying to build up interest in the movie that no one particularly wanted. Full Story

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Johnny needs the foreign money

May 14, 2012 13:55:37 Posted at May 14, 2012 13:55:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/Ken Ishii/Getty

Johnny Depp spent the weekend in Japan promoting Dark Shadows. You know they love him there. They come through for him every time there. And he’ll need them to again because, well, The Avengers owns his ass; The Avengers owns everyone’s ass. Dark Shadows opened in second position at the box office this weekend to only $28 million. Full Story

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Taylor Kitsch buzzed

May 11, 2012 15:12:35 Posted at May 11, 2012 15:12:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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ROBYN BECK/Getty

You like it? I don’t like it. Especially since his hair looked so good two weeks ago at CinemaCon - click here for a refresher. Here’s Taylor Kitsch, freshly buzzed, at the LA premiere of Battleship last night. Also attached - Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, and Brooklyn Decker who is getting completely out-styled by Rihanna every time they step out together. Full Story

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Eva & Ryan: handholding and not hiding

May 11, 2012 13:31:01 Posted at May 11, 2012 13:31:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet, Tom Meinelt/Splash

Yesterday in New York - here are Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling hand in hand after lunch, not ducking into garbage bins and running for cover in the presence of the paps. Thank you. It’s not ideal, no. But if that’s the sh-ttiest part of their jobs, I appreciate that these two are finally not behaving as though it’s medieval torture. Full Story

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The Avengers’ earth-shattering box office

May 10, 2012 13:57:27 Posted at May 10, 2012 13:57:27
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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WENN

In the days leading up to The Avengers release on May 4, the projections were calling for a $150-170 million opening weekend. I thought it would just beat the high side, ending up around $172 million, which would best the previous opening weekend record set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 of $169 million. Full Story

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