Diversity in Film: The problem at the top

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 1, 2014 16:17:37 December 1, 2014 16:17:37

On Friday Rupert Murdoch, elderly white man, took to Twitter to address the whitewashing casting controversy that has surrounded the upcoming movie Exodus: Gods & Guyliner. Christian Bale plays Moses, a Hebrew, Joel Edgerton is the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses, and Sigourney Weaver is their mother, Tuya, also Egyptian. Full Story

Angelina presents Unbroken

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 16:06:40 December 1, 2014 16:06:40
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Angelina Jolie and her cast were in LA yesterday to screen Unbroken at the Writers Guild of America. There were influential Oscar voters in the audience. And press. And now that the embargo has been lifted, we finally have a better idea of whether or not Unbroken can get to the Oscars. They’ve been calling for it to go to the Oscars before she’d even finished shooting the film. Full Story

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British Contenders and their fiancees

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 15:42:58 December 1, 2014 15:42:58
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Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancée Sophie Hunter (in Erdem) attended the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards together last night. Of course he’d be there. Because even though he’s been hustling his balls off for an Oscar, that voice was meant for the stage, don’t you know? And he’s to be Hamlet soon. Full Story

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Vanessa doesn’t look back

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 15:23:29 December 1, 2014 15:23:29
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Would you? With what you know now of Johnny Depp, would you look back? I wouldn’t. Not if I’m Vanessa Paradis. There’s only so much of that bullsh-t you can handle. It’s Amber Heard’s problem now. Check out an affectionate Vanessa this weekend in Paris at the Paris Saint-Germain vs Nice game with her musician boyfriend Benjamin Biolay. Full Story

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Tell Me You Know I’m Right, Please

Duana Posted by Duana at December 1, 2014 15:07:02 December 1, 2014 15:07:02

The Newsroom Season 3 Episode 4 recap Go big or go home is a cliché because it’s redundant. It’s assumed that if you’re not going big, you are going home. Ergo, just go big. No matter what. No matter what comes before, whether your show is cancelled and doing only six episodes this season, just blow the roof off. Full Story

James McAvoy sings Barry Manilow

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 14:45:35 December 1, 2014 14:45:35
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And he can! He can! James McAvoy was on Jonathan Ross this weekend. So was Barry Manilow. And it turns out McAvoy is a Fanilow. He told Ross that he used to dress up in his sisters “wee white trousers” as a kid to sing “the love story of Tony and Lola”. McAvoy is all about Copacabana. Full Story

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Taylor Swift’s new boyfriend?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 14:26:52 December 1, 2014 14:26:52
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Just before the American Music Awards last weekend, Taylor Swift was photographed wearing a The 1975 t-shirt. She and Selena Gomez and some other friends went to see the band’s show at the Palladium. That wasn’t a secret. She posted about it on Instagram. Here’s the photo:   The 1975 at The Palladium. @selenagomez @elliegoulding Full Story

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The Walking Dead 5.8: “Who the hell are you?”

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 1, 2014 14:04:20 December 1, 2014 14:04:20
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The Walking Dead season 5, episode 8 recap. Spoilers It’s the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead and the showdown between Rick & Co. and Dawn and the hospital people. If you’re not okay with spoilers, here’s a short, spoiler-free review of the episode: It gets off to a slow start but then it gets good and there’s some bone-crunching action and then a sad bit at the end. Full Story

December 1, 2014 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 13:45:43 December 1, 2014 13:45:43

Happy Birthday Morgan from Gregor and Big Poppa Alastair! Nealia! Good luck on the first day of your postdoctoral fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute with love from Sim who says you’ve been her mentor, friend, hair advisor, and gossip guidance counsellor. She is so proud of you and has no doubt you will continue to do great things. Full Story

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Welcome back to our American friends returning from Thanksgiving. We were business as usual yesterday here if you want to get caught up. Today is for the nerds. Because the first Star Wars 7 teaser trailer will be released in select theatres and iTunes.  Read Full Intro

Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 28, 2014 20:29:46 November 28, 2014 20:29:46

Sasha Finds Taylor’s heels and Nicole Kidman’s dress in LifeStyle

Look out Little Miss Sunshine. Boy band fans are freaks. (Dlisted

Not the statement you want to hear from Lady Gaga (The Superficial

Zac Efron and his girlfriend adopt a dog (Just Jared

More Loki (Cele|bitchy

Brad Pitt from 1987 to now (Pop Sugar

Katy Perry’s side sheer (Too Fab

Robert Pattinson’s love obsession (Celeb Dirty Laundry

That’s a lot of tape required for this top (Hollywood Tuna)

God Rashida Jones is cute (Pajiba)  

Does Rita Ora have to take a break from herself? (Go Fug Yourself