I’ll admit up front that I’m not a fan of Blake Lively. So take all this with a grain of salt. I’d love to be able to point and laugh and go, “Haha, everyone hates Blake Lively.”But a development broke last night that had me thinking I might be too hard on Lively, at least some of the time. After all, for all her chicanery—the nekkid cell phone photos, the rumors, the uptradey ways with men—at the end of the day, I don’t dislike her so much I’d jeopardize a film project over it. Full Story
Sarah boldly predicted very early, on December 1, that Gary Oldman would WIN the Best Actor Oscar. Click here for a refresher. Well, first he had to be nominated. And that was far from a sure thing. As late as last week, many experts had left Oldman off the list in their predictions in favour of any combination of Leonardo DiCaprio and/or Michael Fassbender/Shannon. Full Story
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Justified Season 3 Episode 2 recapIn last week’s episode I counted Raylan’s shooting of Nix—the black hat—as a kill. However, several readers threw some shade on that and suggested Nix wasn’t actually dead. Since his fate was inconclusive, I’m down-grading his shooting to a half a kill, since at the very least Raylan dealt him a mortal wound. Full Story
Quick recap: at around 11pm on Monday night, an ambulance was called to Demi Moore's. She was subsequently hospitalised. TMZ broke the story that it was substance abuse. Her rep has issued a statement reading:"Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. Full Story
Maya is 14. And she’s been selected to join a People To People Ambassador trip to France, Italy, and Greece. Click here to learn about the programme. Since Maya “made the team” however, her family’s income has been cut by more than half. So she’s been industriously fundraising on her own, selling her artwork - click here Full Story
The Academy did a lot of things right this morning. And ... they also chose Rooney Mara over Tilda Swinton. So, you know, there’s that.
This open is being written three minutes after the nominations were announced. Everyone is scrambling to release their analyses now. I cheered for The Tree of Life. I bugged my eyes at Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. And then came the list of snubs. More observations to follow.
But let’s go back to the beginning:
Aloof will be at the Oscars on February 26. Can you stand it?
Yours in gossip,
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There’s Giambattista Valli and Chanel...and then there’s Armani haute couture. Also the “Less Than” Friend in LifeStyle.
Heidi thought Seal was too intense about his special room (The Superficial)
Is it the altitude because Dylan and I just lost our minds laughing over this video (Dlisted)
Is this about Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge? (Towleroad)
Nina Dobrev looks extra amazing when she’s styled properly (Hollywood Tuna)
Gwyneth arrives...to talk Cam away from Diddy? (Pop Sugar)
Sh-t or diarrhoea: Ke$ha or Lana Del Ray? (Just Jared)
This is not an old photo. But how many times have you seen Heather Graham in this red dress? (Popoholic)
Vanessa Paradis: coy, sexy, and still a mystery (Celebuzz)
This is way better than that sh-t David E Kelley came up with (Amy Grindhouse)
Where does Selena Gomez find these things? (Go Fug Yourself)
Right now, I really need Taylor Swift to give me a f-cking break. Here she is, in London today, taking a walk on her own in Hyde Park at the Diana memorial. You know, just a pretty girl with her umbrella, with her thoughts to keep her company, and the swans for inspiration.Are you kidding me with this? Fast forward six months from now and we’ll have to hear about a song she came up with on this very day, as she reflected on the life of a fallen princess. Full Story