Monday, November 19, 2018

Dear Gossips,

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards happened last night as the recipients of this year’s honorary Oscars were celebrated. This is one of the biggest events on the Oscar circuit – you’re literally in the Oscar ballroom, among Academy voters, with select press in attendance.  Read Full Intro

Taylor Swift’s new era

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2018 18:03:45 November 19, 2018 18:03:45
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As we’ve discussed a few times in the last few weeks,  one of the biggest issues in the music business, maybe the biggest issue in the music business, has been the Free Agency of Taylor Swift. Full Story

Claire Foy works her odds

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 19, 2018 17:15:43 November 19, 2018 17:15:43
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Claire Foy co-hosted the Evening Standard Theater Awards over the weekend, showing up in a McQueen that I wish was either not off the shoulder, or had shorter sleeves, one or the other, because right now the sleeves are doing too much. Foy is enjoying the last days of her reign at television’s Queen Elizabeth II—Olivia Colman takes over in the new year—and she’s also working her Oscar odds. Full Story

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Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton: Team Bohemian Rhapsody at the Governors Awards

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2018 16:43:50 November 19, 2018 16:43:50
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It’s a one-person team, really. Bohemian Rhapsody continues to perform very well at the box office. Right now it’s approaching $400 million worldwide and could make as much as $500 globally by the end of its theatrical run. Despite the problems that many critics – including Sarah Full Story

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Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott: Team ASIB at the Governors Awards

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2018 14:49:10 November 19, 2018 14:49:10
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Martin Levy was one of the honorary Oscar recipients at the Governors Awards last night. Martin is a publicist and the Academy was formally acknowledging the work of publicity on a night when, as you know, Oscar strategists were working hard to position their candidates in the best possible light as we approach the nomination period. Full Story

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Many eastern cities in Canada and the US are dealing with the first snowstorm of the season. I was watching local New York City news last night and this was the big story – the collisions, the transit delays, it was a terrible afternoon commute.  Read Full Intro