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Pipsqueak scores for Shelfy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 25, 2012 14:20:37 May 25, 2012 14:20:37
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Jessica Biel has been trying to produce and star in a movie called The Devil In The Deep Blue Sea (terrible title) for a while now. At least 18 months if not longer. The project was going nowhere. Then this week it was announced from Cannes that the project had finally found financing and that her fiancé soon husband will score and supervise the soundtrack. Full Story

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Garrett Hedlund in On The Road

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 24, 2012 14:18:56 May 24, 2012 14:18:56
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I was worried about Garrett Hedlund after seeing TRON: Legacy. That was not a good movie. And he... wasn’t good in it. But he didn’t seem in a hurry to do much else after Country Strong. After seeing On The Road, now I know why. Whoever is managing his career was confident enough in what Hedlund delivered, knowing that once people see this performance, new opportunities would present themselves soon enough. Full Story

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Marvelous Benedict Cumberbatch

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 24, 2012 13:47:21 May 24, 2012 13:47:21

Could not resist. So Benedict Cumberbatch has been hanging around Marvel since late last year, prompting a lot of talk about what he’s doing and the inevitability of his involvement with one of their properties. The natural assumption—mine included—was that he would play Dr. Strange. Because if Cumberbatch was ever going to go superhero, it would have to be the guy called Strange. Full Story

The Great Gatsby First Trailer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 23, 2012 17:00:36 May 23, 2012 17:00:36

A teaser for The Master was released the other day, now The Great Gatsby, and I wonder if we’ll be getting something soon from Les Miserables, or perhaps even Django Unchained, seeing as some of the early hyped so-called award contenders seem to be flexing themselves this week. Many of you have written asking for commentary on the first preview for Baz Luhrmann’s 3D remake. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart’s great start to Cannes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 23, 2012 16:36:02 May 23, 2012 16:36:02
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YES.That Marchesa she wore at the London premiere of Snow White And The Huntsman was horsesh-t. Click here if you need a reminder and want to shudder. But I wondered at the time if she was saving her load for her first splash at Cannes. Check out Stewart at the On The Road photo call today in Balenciaga pants. Full Story

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Joaquin Phoenix Travolta

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 22, 2012 14:51:52 May 22, 2012 14:51:52
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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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 17, 2012 20:44:05 May 17, 2012 20:44:05
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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

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