Benedict Cumberbatch dominates as Patrick Melrose

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 15, 2018 14:36:06 May 15, 2018 14:36:06
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Benedict Cumberbatch’s five-part limited series, Patrick Melrose, kicked off over the weekend, and the first episode teeters right on the edge of sublime and too much. Cumberbatch stars as the titular Patrick Melrose, an addict attempting to kick heroin—and nothing else—while retrieving his father’s ashes from New York City. Full Story

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Ali Wong’s Hard Knock Wife premiered yesterday, Mother’s Day in North America, on Netflix. Just as she was in her previous Netflix comedy special, Baby Cobra, Ali is pregnant during the performance. The easy and lazy assessment of that would be that she’s recycling herself.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 14, 2018 20:51:23 May 14, 2018 20:51:23

Ummm… is anyone else totally into this “new hot hookup”? It’s Christie Brinkley and Michael Avenatti. Who? Maybe you don’t recognise the name but I know you know his face because his face is everywhere – he’s Stormy Daniels’s lawyer. Full Story

Holy royal pre-wedding drama

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 14, 2018 20:16:03 May 14, 2018 20:16:03
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I posted earlier about Meghan Markle’s father’s paparazzi drama. To recap: Thomas Markle Sr gets papped, then he gets busted for working with the paps to get papped, then his other daughter, Samantha, admits that she was the one who arranged for him to get papped. Full Story

Kirsten Dunst and Landry name their baby! 

Duana Posted by Duana at May 14, 2018 19:40:48 May 14, 2018 19:40:48
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I know. I know it’s not fair not to not name Jesse Plemons in the headline, especially since a lot of outlets are referring to it as “Kirsten Dunst’s baby” and leaving Plemons out of it altogether.  But I have to chalk it up to the power of defining names. Landry is one of those names that had never been heard, and then was utterly made by Jesse Plemons’ performance, making him an utterly real three-dimensional person. Full Story

Timothy Olyphant joins Tarantino’s bad idea

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 14, 2018 19:08:07 May 14, 2018 19:08:07
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In the wake of Quentin Tarantino’s apology tour earlier this year, I’ve been revisiting his movies, and it occurred to me, while re-watching Pulp Fiction, that the pitch for that movie would have sounded INSANE. Full Story