The Witch

March 9, 2016 21:01:49 Posted at March 9, 2016 21:01:49
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Imagine if The Crucible and The Shining had a baby and rolled it around in Twin Peaks dust, and you’d have The Witch, the feature film debut of writer/director Robert Eggers. Set in seventeenth century New England, The Witch draws much of its dialogue from actual historical documents of that era, which gives it a very tangible feeling. Full Story

Alicia post-Oscar

March 9, 2016 20:49:39 Posted at March 9, 2016 20:49:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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So you know how Hollywood is the pettiest, cattiest cesspool of narcissists and backstabbers? What do you think they’re really saying to themselves now that Alicia Vikander, who’s been in the game a minute, has an Oscar? Jennifer Lawrence did it too. But Jennifer Lawrence has kind of been an unstoppable force. Full Story

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Selena in an elevator

March 9, 2016 18:13:19 Posted at March 9, 2016 18:13:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Selena Gomez is in Paris for Fashion Week, specifically to support Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton. We’ll come back to that in a minute. Let’s talk about how she got stuck in an elevator. There’s video of it. And apparently she’s the one who posted it. The idea of being stuck in an elevator is terrifying. Full Story

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JK Rowling is opening the Wizarding World to everyone

March 9, 2016 15:51:57 Posted at March 9, 2016 15:51:57
Sarah Posted by Sarah

The first excerpt from JK Rowling’s History of Magic in North America was posted yesterday, and it focused on Native American wizards. As a half-Oglala Lakota kid who grew up searching for any signs of my culture that wasn’t a mascot, I almost cried reading it. The world of Harry Potter has been uniquely European and primarily British, but now that world is expanding outward and embracing other traditions and cultures. Full Story

Team Bartlet back together

March 9, 2016 15:13:24 Posted at March 9, 2016 15:13:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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If you loved The West Wing, if you miss them, all of them, you have already clicked on this post and are looking through the pictures and maybe crying a little and watching the video. Also you may have told Aaron Sorkin to f-ck himself. This is what Duana and I do all the time. The West Wing. Sigh. Full Story

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dear Gossips,

I can’t wait until tonight. JK Rowling’s giving us a bedtime story tonight. By the time you read this, it will be past 2pm GMT and the first installment of the History of Magic in North America – basically a study guide ahead of the November release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them – will be published on Pottermore  Read Full Intro