Elizabeth! Happy Birthday from Emma! Congratulations on the new job – and congratulations on choosing change and opportunity. I’m excited about what’s ahead for you. Which, hopefully, includes a great result for Team Canada and Christine Sinclair who demonstrated her leadership on Saturday. Full Story
Melissa McCarthy’s Spy opens this weekend. So far, the reviews are excellent. At post time, Spy is rated 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and is expected to take the box office. That’s amazing and it’s important. Because finally Melissa McCarthy is in a feature that’s deserving of her and also, it’s not often that a female comedian gets to lead. And win. Especially when the pressure to win is so much more. Sandler doesn’t have to worry that his sh-tty movies will cost him. He gets to keep making them. But, as we know, as we’ve seen, when a woman carries a movie and it goes down, Hollywood decides it has to take a break.
I laugh every time I see the Spy trailer. And I’ve seen it several times. I love the way Melissa delivers the “Well that’s a confidence builder" line. Even the scooter part is hysterical…because, yes, why does a scooter need a roof? Also, I can’t wait to watch her scenes with Rose Byrne who’s been impressively showing us so much range the last couple of years.
If Melissa opens at #1 this weekend and Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck comes out strong in a few weeks, following the earlier success of Pitch Perfect 2, the message becomes harder and harder to dismiss. Hopefully. One of the gifts of discrimination is its steadfast myopia. This would also describe the Entourage movie.
Have a great weekend!
Yours in gossip,
The Queen rewards Hot Harry (Dlisted)
Willow Smith for Marc Jacobs…and I LOVE it (TooFab)
Tom Cruise’s assistant looks like his ex-wife (The Superficial)
He’s not going to be that excited when he finds out he can’t shower for a month (Hollywood Tuna)
I just went back to 1998 and it made me so happy (Pop Sugar)
This Full House tv movie photo is creepier than the Child White Walkers I think (Pajiba)
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Since I just pissed you off with those Gerard Butler pictures in the previous post, let me make it up to you. These are photos that, guaranteed, no one will object to. Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Tina Fey all together last night at the Steve Martin AFI Lifetime Award tribute gala. Well, obviously, that was the best table, non? Still 6 months to go before we see all of them in their movie, Sisters, opening in December. Full Story
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Some of you got mad at me earlier today when I mentioned in the Lady Gaga post that Taylor Kinney isn’t my flavour because he reminds me of Gerard Butler. You disagreed. Come on. I can’t be the only person who sees this. You really can’t see it? I asked our site coordinator, Emily, whether or not she could see it. Full Story
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JLO is currently shooting a TV show called Shades Of Blue in Brooklyn. Casper Smart joined her on set yesterday. She and Slum Bear were then photographed holding hands. And you know she knows. She knows when the paps are around. So if she didn’t want to be shot being handholding bears, it wouldn’t have happened. Full Story
TIME Magazine has two new interviews up, one with Gwyneth Paltrow and one with Blake Lively, for its new issue about the growing phenomena of actresses with lifestyle businesses. Obviously, this is something that we’ve talked a lot about here with Goop, Preserve, The Honest Co., Draper James and Drew Barrymore’s Flower. Full Story
Game Of Thrones Episode 9 on Sunday. Will the Khaleesi marry that guy? Will Jorah die? Please let him die. I don’t know what the point of that character is anymore. She has Tyrion now. Make Jorah go away. As for Margaery in prison…will old lady Tyrell bust her out of jail? And leave Cersei behind? Margaery, real name Natalie Dormer, is currently in Serbia evidently shooting a movie with Taylor Kinney, better known as Lady Gaga’s fiancé. Full Story
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Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran broke up 3 months ago, when she found out that another woman had his baby after a one night stand which… really? Like is safe sex extinct now? We couldn’t get away from that message when I was a teenager growing up in the 80s and 90s. It’s terrifying. Full Story
These are the first good shots of Alexa Chung and Alexander Skarsgard together since it broke that they're dating a few months ago. Check them out in New York this week on what appears to be an Instagram date. I don't know why I find this so funny and awkward. I mean couples take pictures of each other all the time. Full Story