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Canning Cannes

May 24, 2011 07:02:23 Posted at May 24, 2011 07:02:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Sarah The Cannes Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday with the award ceremony at which Terrence Malick’s long-awaited The Tree of Life was given the top prize, the Palme d’Or. Last week after Tree’s mixed reception on the Croisette I posited to Lainey that Tree was more Oscar than Cannes, but she said no, that it was definitely more Cannes than Oscar. Full Story

Ryan Gosling & a man’s suit

May 20, 2011 14:24:45 Posted at May 20, 2011 14:24:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I learned a lot of about men’s suits yesterday. We’re going to a really swanky wedding tonight and Jacek didn’t have one. He’s not the sharpest dresser, as you know, to begin with. And since he works from home, there’s very little reason for him to dress up. We’ve been talking about getting him a new suit for a while. Full Story

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Scarlett’s boyfriend's Canadian tuxedo

May 20, 2011 08:35:00 Posted at May 20, 2011 08:35:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Sean Penn is killing it in Cannes today. Check him out working denim on denim, posing with some hip-jutting attitude at the photo call for This Must Be The Place. He plays Cheyenne, an aging goth rocker looking for the Nazi who tortured his dad. I want you to watch this clip before reading the rest. Ok so Frances McDormand? She plays his WIFE, a firefighter in Dublin, in the film. Full Story

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I miss Megan Fox

May 19, 2011 10:11:58 Posted at May 19, 2011 10:11:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Please. You might be wondering what sentence you just read. I’m still wondering what sentence I just wrote. Michael Bay has a way of turning your sh-t around in ways you least expect it to. Would you ever have expected to MISS Megan Fox? Or to, in comparison, actually appreciate her acting ability? Rosie Huntington-Whiteley makes Megan Fox look like Helen Mirren. Full Story

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Kirsten’s Melancholia, Charlotte’s bump

May 19, 2011 08:49:00 Posted at May 19, 2011 08:49:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The last time Lars Von Trier came to Cannes, a lot of movie people stormed out the theatre, expressing disgust with Antichrist. He reacted as he does. Like people don’t get him. Like an auteur misunderstood. Some would say that’s how he gets off. And yesterday he pushed that too far. During a press conference for his new film Melancholia, which is receiving some very good reviews, and in competition this year, Von Trier first decided to publicly discuss Kirsten Dunst’s struggle with depression, and then went off on a ramble about Jews and Nazis and Hitler. Full Story

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This is Katniss

May 19, 2011 07:15:04 Posted at May 19, 2011 07:15:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

So this is what happened when I was in flight yesterday. Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games. Thank you for your emails and your reactions. And my reaction? Medium. Does that count as a reaction? I think they’re going in the right direction. Full Story

These two matter

May 18, 2011 12:24:00 Posted at May 18, 2011 12:24:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There was a screening for Love, Wedding, Marriage last night. Mandy Moore is the lead. It's apparently available on demand right now and will open in limited release next week. Obviously because the anticipation for it is so high. I mean, with Kellan Lutz as the romantic interest and Jessica Szohr in the best friend role? Please. Full Story

Tintin the Monstrous

May 18, 2011 08:31:43 Posted at May 18, 2011 08:31:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Sarah If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me talking about the 3D nightmare mo-cap monsters of The Adventures of Tintin, the adaptation of the mid-century Herge comics (does anyone even know who/what Tintin is these days, and do they really care if they do?) being brought to “life” on film by directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson (they co-directed via video conferencing because that’s totally not going to backfire). Full Story

Straw Dogs trailer

May 16, 2011 06:39:49 Posted at May 16, 2011 06:39:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Alexander Skarsgard is expected in Cannes for Lars von Trier's latest Melancholia with Kirsten Dunst. His girlfriend Kate Bosworth's name has appeared on virtually every tip-sheet for every party here so far. A tip-sheet is a list of celebrities that publicists send out in advance of an event to let you know who's attending. Full Story

New life for Alex Pettyfer

May 13, 2011 11:35:37 Posted at May 13, 2011 11:35:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey

He kept sh-tting on Hollywood the last time we heard from him - click here for a refresher - but Hollywood clearly doesn't mind. Alex Pettyfer's career is not dead. But, interestingly enough, for a boy who was swaggering with a huge cock just six months ago and whose fortunes then seemed to fall very quickly because he kept tripping on said cock, his new lease on life comes courtesy another actor. Full Story

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dear Gossips,

Am writing this open having just come from the 830am press screening for We Need To Talk About Kevin. Maybe not the most uplifting way to start the day. Feeling very...unsettled. But we now have a major contender for the Palme d'Or.  Read Full Intro