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I’ve looked around, and I can’t find a really strong anti-67th Emmys faction, even among all the complainers on Twitter (who I am proud to call my brethren). Don’t get me wrong, there are still people frustrated with the show, with the winners, or the lack thereof, but the show itself wasn’t offensive as in some years, nor was it a disaster. Full Story
Our original beagle, Marcus, was released from hospital yesterday. He spent some time sunbathing on the deck, napping in all his favourite places, he ate some chicken drumsticks, and a lot of peanut butter. Our boy Iived like a boss and he went out like a boss. Seriously. He was licking peanut butter off my finger the moment he left us.
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Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong movie, The Program, is not the worst movie I’ve seen at TIFF—that’s a toss-up between London Fields and Our Brand is Crisis—but it is probably the most disappointing. Frears has a knack for biopics (see also: Philomena, The Queen), but The Program feels a little…soft. Full Story
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I heard some industry folks at TIFF sh*t-talking Netflix for allegedly overpaying for Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, Netflix’s first original feature film. They were of the opinion that Netflix will keep overpaying for movies and go bust, but just a few years ago TV executives were saying the same thing, and now look where we are. Full Story
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As mentioned several weeks before the start of TIFF, the Beasts Of No Nation carpet was the one big ask I put to our producers at etalk. The request was granted. On Sunday night I was in first position at the premiere. This was the 5th or 6th time I’ve interviewed Idris. Did I ever tell you that I once interviewed him and Charlie Hunnam together? Me, in a small room with Idris and Charlie. Full Story
Lynne! Happy Birthday from Leslie! Have a great trip to NYC and Vegas and by request, here’s Colin Firth. Full Story
Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable tour stopped in Toronto last night. Unfortunately because our dog Marcus is still in the hospital, I couldn’t go. Several of my friends and colleagues did though, live-texting me through the night to help me feel like I was there. Read Full Intro
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Honest Beauty is all over New York right now, and so is Jessica Alba. Celebrating my ❤️ @narciso_rodriguez tonight with @jessseinfeld & @kateupton #nyfw Full Story
US Weekly’s latest exclusive is that Miley Cyrus has been hooking up with Dane Cook. Um. When’s the last time you cared about Dane Cook? Have you ever cared about Dane Cook? I know. I know you’re going to tell me that he had his moment, especially when, BACK IN 2005, he went on Jimmy Kimmel imitating Tom Cruise’s couch jumping. Full Story