Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dear Gossips,

In 2005, filmmaker Ameesha Joshi was at a World Press Photo Exhibit when she came across pictures of Indian girls boxing on the beach. Ameesha is a first-generation Canadian born to Indian parents and she understood immediately the social pressures the boxers would face, on top of all the pressure to train and perform.  Read Full Intro

Monsters in the dark

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 11, 2018 18:15:19 December 11, 2018 18:15:19
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The second trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters is here to rattle our skulls with Godzilla’s roar—I really love the new roar sound effect created for these new movies—and also strain our eyeballs with darkness. After the Comic-Con trailer, I specifically wished Full Story

Who is the King of R&B? 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at December 11, 2018 15:55:44 December 11, 2018 15:55:44
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That was the question dominating Twitter yesterday. It started with Jacquees – a singer I barely knew existed – declaring himself as the “King of R&B.” The declaration sparked a debate that went from heated to hilarious and back around again. This debate has all the grown-ass men who have ever had an R&B hit in their feelings. Full Story

First Man’s Oscar paradox

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 11, 2018 15:30:37 December 11, 2018 15:30:37
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From its first trailer, First Man looked like a surefire Oscar front runner. Damien Chazelle, Ryan Gosling, period piece, Great Man biopic—it appeals to several Oscar fetishes. But the box office for First Man has been lackluster, stalling out just below its break-even point. Full Story

Royal Meghan’s extreme belly-cupping

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2018 14:51:59 December 11, 2018 14:51:59
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I mean, I thought the belly-cupping during the royal tour in Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand was extra. Turns out, for Meghan Markle, that was simply entry-level belly-cupping. Last night at the British Fashion Awards, Royal Meghan took it beyond extra to extreme. If you’ve been following this site from the beginning, you are probably familiar with how I feel about belly-cupping. Full Story

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Dear Gossips,

The LA Film Critics Association has named Roma their best film of the year. Does that mean the Oscars will finally include a Netflix film in their Best Picture nominees? Well, that’s not the Oscar priority right now. They’re still trying to figure out who will host.  Read Full Intro

What Else? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2018 21:09:18 December 10, 2018 21:09:18
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HEADS UP PLEASE READ: as mentioned last week, we are doing a relaunch of Sasha’s podcast, premiering in early January. We are looking forward to showing you the new artwork and all up in your business. We can’t wait to get up in your business. So send us your questions, the awkward, sticky, dramatic sh-t you want to resolve. Full Story

ScarJo works for Black Panther

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 10, 2018 19:09:48 December 10, 2018 19:09:48
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Black Panther is the first Marvel movie with a real shot at a major Oscar nomination. As such, Disney is backing an actual, proper award campaign for the movie and key craftspeople involved, particularly Ruth Carter, the costume designer. I attended an event with Ruth Carter a couple months ago and she was so interesting, and her thought process on putting together costumes for Black Panther was so technical and considered. Full Story

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