Sean Penn, the journalist

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 12, 2016 20:48:03 January 12, 2016 20:48:03
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Our Golden Globes coverage delayed this story… But how much did you love that Ricky Gervais opened on a Sean Penn joke on Sunday night? No matter how much you loved it, Sean Penn loved it the most. He f-cking LOVES that he was the one who went into the Mexican jungle and interviewed El Chapo, the drug lord. Full Story

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Matthew McConaughey stars in Confederate Point Break

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 12, 2016 19:32:10 January 12, 2016 19:32:10

When Lainey asked me to cover the trailer for Matthew McConaughey’s new movie, Free State of Jones, I was like, “What? Why?” But then I watched it and it made sense because the movie looks ridiculous and amazing. Like I’m not sure which joke to make first—Die Hard the Southern Way or The Patriot II: Confederate Vengeance. Full Story

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What I’ve Been Reading

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 12, 2016 18:43:58 January 12, 2016 18:43:58

Today is very big for us at LaineyGossip. Today I have the privilege of introducing you to a new author. But you know her already. You read her already. You read a lot of her yesterday during our massive post-Golden Globes coverage. She’s a professional screenwriter, a television producer, the longest-standing contributor to this blog, my friend, and a name nerd, Duana Taha, and today we proudly announce the Canadian publication and release date of her first book. Full Story

Ciara’s anthem dress

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 12, 2016 18:22:55 January 12, 2016 18:22:55
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Ciara performed the US national anthem to kick off the 2016 College Football National Championship Game last night in Glendale, AZ. Alabama beat Clemson to take the title. But a lot of people are talking about Ciara’s dress. Specifically, during her performance, ESPN’s Bonnie Bernstein tweeted this: Dear Ciara. Full Story

This face could be Han Solo

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 12, 2016 17:18:06 January 12, 2016 17:18:06
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A few weeks ago I posted about the Han Solo casting long list – click here for a refresher – and the names that were being considered. Apparently they’re looking for a 20-25ish young Han. Variety Full Story

Ryan Coogler officially directing Black Panther

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 12, 2016 17:02:24 January 12, 2016 17:02:24
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So after the back and forth that involved Ava DuVernay coming and going and Ryan Coogler’s name being in contention and then being not in contention and then being back in contention, it is now official and Ryan Coogler, who is two-for-two as a director with Fruitvale Station and Creed, is directing Marvel’s Black Panther. Full Story

David Bowie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 12, 2016 15:59:47 January 12, 2016 15:59:47

David Bowie’s birthday was on Friday which is also when he released his final album, Blackstar. But isn’t that the most elegant exit? A video for the song Lazarus is now available with the opening lyrics, “Look up here, I’m in heaven”. According to those close to him, this is how he planned it for his fans, for the world, how he wanted to say goodbye. Full Story

Tom Hiddleston & Elizabeth Olsen 2016 update

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 12, 2016 15:47:50 January 12, 2016 15:47:50
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Tom Hiddleston was in Pasadena on the weekend for the Winter TCA to promote The Night Manager. The series begins on AMC and the BBC in April. He looks really good in that leather jacket. Late last year, the tabloids reported that Tom and Elizabeth Olsen had broken up because…f-ck… I don’t know, it was a tabloid report and it wasn’t true anyway so do we need to go into why? Tom started shooting Kong: Skull Island in Hawaii in the fall. Full Story

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Dear Gossips,

On the one hand, at the 2016 Golden Globes last night, it was all about The Revenant. These were the key words to the film: struggle, survival, the human spirit, and I think Leo threw “trust” in there too. Team Revenant was struggling, surviving, trusting, and embracing the human spirit.  Read Full Intro

Oscar Isaac: Globes Best of Everything + bonus Pedro!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 11, 2016 21:37:01 January 11, 2016 21:37:01
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I see you, you know. I see you’ve fully embraced Oscar Isaac into your life, talking about him with your friends like he’s been yours all along…FOR THE LAST MONTH. I see you turning him into a CumberGosling. You can deny it but I see you because I SAW HIM FIRST. And I have no f-cks to give about how annoying that’s becoming because when he was announced last night… …and then WON last night for his outstanding work in Show Me A Hero, and then after winked at Mark Ruffalo (Sweet God SWEET GODDDDD)… …Twitter jizzed all over itself. Full Story

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