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“Let it rip”

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 7, 2016 20:40:40 September 7, 2016 20:40:40

(Lainey: have you seen this video? It’s Matthew McConaughey speaking to the Texas Longhorns. Speaking might be the wrong word. He might need his own verb. He’s McConaughey-ing them. McConaughey: to jack yourself up. MM is jacking up the football team. And they won this weekend Sunday against Notre Dame. Full Story

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge received a 10 minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival this weekend. Some are calling the film Mel’s “act of atonement”. As you know, Mel’s been accused of being several kinds of “-ists”.  Read Full Intro

Marky Mark & BAYHEM

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 6, 2016 19:20:14 September 6, 2016 19:20:14
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Remember when Mark Wahlberg was a violent racist bully” is the title of a Defamer article that I feel like we should check in with now and again. You’ll recall, Marky Mark asked for a pardon for his teenage f-cksh-t. Because it’s not enough that he’s gone on to become a Hollywood movie mogul, he feels entitled to have his mistakes legally erased from the record. Full Story

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The pre-Oscar class photo?

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 6, 2016 18:40:33 September 6, 2016 18:40:33
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Take a look at this low key, chilled out group picture with some of the most buzzworthy stars and filmmakers of 2016, all together, sitting on the ground. And check out Amy Adams’s beaming smile. Full Story

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Emma Stone, early frontrunner

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 6, 2016 18:07:06 September 6, 2016 18:07:06
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After premiering La La Land in Venice last week, Emma Stone spent the weekend screening the film at Telluride. The film was very positively received at both festivals. Several of my etalk colleagues have seen it pre-TIFF and they’re obsessed with it. Full Story

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TIFF 2016: The Tiffening

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 6, 2016 17:51:11 September 6, 2016 17:51:11
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TIFF kicks off this week, and I’ll be filing reviews along with Joanna and Kathleen. It’s a little bit of a weird year, The Birth of a Nation and Nate Parker dominating so much of the pre-festival conversation, but Venice got underway last week, and Telluride went down over the long weekend in the US, and we now have some other movies to talk about. Full Story

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Gabrielle Union stands up

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at September 6, 2016 15:35:20 September 6, 2016 15:35:20
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On Friday, the LA Times released an op-ed written by Gabrielle Union. Its headline: 'Birth of a Nation' actress Gabrielle Union: I cannot take Nate Parker rape allegations lightly. Full Story

Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers in Southside With You

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 2, 2016 17:26:26 September 2, 2016 17:26:26
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A fictionalization of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, Southside With You is a film that straddles several lines. It’s part biopic, part romance, part fan fiction, and it mostly navigates those boundaries with ease, though there’s such a staged quality to it you can’t help but wonder if it would have been better off as a play. Full Story

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