Lights, Camera, Pretention!

February 6, 2015 18:04:53 Posted at February 6, 2015 18:04:53
Maria Posted by Maria

Sometimes when I’m in mixed company and people ask what I do, I get some flack for being an entertainment writer. Usually it’s from men, and it’s always a bit of a condescending take: entertainment news is shallow, it’s silly to like gossip, tabloids are for dumb people, it’s dangerous to worship at the feet of celebrities etc. Full Story

Gwyneth’s holiday photos

February 6, 2015 17:11:58 Posted at February 6, 2015 17:11:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Gwyneth Paltrow was in Mexico a couple of weeks ago for a minibreak. I posted some of her beach shots at the time. Click here to see. Now she’s showing us some of her own pictures on GOOP in a scrapbook clearly intended to promote the resort where they were staying. Full Story

Daryl Dixon goes solo

February 6, 2015 16:56:25 Posted at February 6, 2015 16:56:25
Sarah Posted by Sarah

The Walking Dead returns this Sunday, and Entertainment Weekly dedicated this week’s cover feature to the show. Usually when they do this, they have a group cover shot, or multiple cover variants for different characters on the show, but this time they’ve given the lone cover to Norman Reedus by himself. Full Story

JT & Grammy weekend

February 6, 2015 16:30:48 Posted at February 6, 2015 16:30:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The 20/20 Experience was not nominated for Grammy Album of the Year in 2014. Here’s how the Associated Press put it this week: “It's still surprising that Justin Timberlake's comeback album, "The 20/20 Experience," didn't earn a nomination for album of the year at last year's Grammys. Full Story

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My Husband’s Holding Two Girls Captive In Our Basement

February 6, 2015 16:07:35 Posted at February 6, 2015 16:07:35
Duana Posted by Duana
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How To Get Away With Murder Season 1 Episode 11 recap. Who here likes Annalise way better now that she is hiding the murder of her husband than before she was an avowed criminal? Like, talk about a long game. Everything they set up with Annalise in the beginning – her inner turmoil and pain, her separation from her students, from her associates – is beginning to come to roost, but man, what a gamble. Full Story

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My Obsession promoting the rubs

February 6, 2015 15:46:35 Posted at February 6, 2015 15:46:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Here they come… And I didn’t even mean it that way, I swear. I just went back to read it and realised how it came off. My original point is that Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are now on the press circuit for Fifty Shades Of Grey. And, as you know, given that she’s only directed one other feature film before, usually the directors don’t get a lot of the attention on a promotional tour. Full Story

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Fifty Shades of Want vs Need

February 6, 2015 15:28:32 Posted at February 6, 2015 15:28:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Duana taught me something I repeat often here on my blog. In her case, as a screenwriter, it’s about how the story and the audience relate, and how it’s the writer’s job to: Give them what they need, not what they want. I’ve been thinking a lot about this as we near the release of Fifty Shades Of Grey, reading reports of tension between the director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who’s admitted that she and author EL James struggled to agree on the creative direction of the film. Full Story

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Seriously Kidnapped

February 6, 2015 14:42:11 Posted at February 6, 2015 14:42:11
Duana Posted by Duana
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 10 recap. Okay, out of a pretend middle-eastern soundstage, into the fire. Oh, and the President of the United States was convinced to negotiate with terrorists and start a war by his wife, because she feared for the life of his mistress. I mean, I do love this show. How can you not? There are pretty big things we’re meant to swallow, among them that Olivia’s captor thinks he’s going to have her in captivity for the next three years, or that Huck’s hacking, which is usually seconds-long, expanded to fit the entirety of this hour. Full Story

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February 6, 2015 – Smutty Shout-Outs

February 6, 2015 14:18:09 Posted at February 6, 2015 14:18:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Tawny! Happy Birthday from Emi who wanted me to tell you that you’re “hot but not old but hot”. Here are Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Robbie Williams by request.  Full Story

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Sarah sent me this link yesterday saying “this is the craziest thing”. It’s about Jamie Dornan fans, three in particular, who spend what seems like all of their free time on social media hoping that he’ll notice them.  Read Full Intro

Madonna Maleficent

February 5, 2015 22:04:23 Posted at February 5, 2015 22:04:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This was released on SnapChat today so I don’t know how long it’ll be before this video gets taken down. I suggest you watch it right away… It’s new Madonna. The song is Living For Love. Not the worst recent song we’ve heard from her. But you know Madonna. And if it’s one thing Madonna knows, it’s a music video. Full Story