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Bradley Cooper on tour

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 21, 2018 17:08:02 September 21, 2018 17:08:02
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A Star is Born is two weeks from today. I’m excited for you to see it. I’m excited for you to see Lady Gaga. Or to UN-see Lady Gaga. And I’m excited to talk about all the parts we need to talk about, what worked for you (most of it worked for me) and what didn’t work for you. Full Story

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in A Simple Favor

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 20, 2018 20:58:19 September 20, 2018 20:58:19
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Do not let the misleading trailers fool you—A Simple Favor is not a cheesy thriller about lady murder. It is, however, a PARODY of those things. Why on earth A Simple Favor wasn’t marketed as the black comedy it is I will never understand (and they are paying for it at the box office Full Story

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Blake Lively and the “double standard”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 20, 2018 20:15:26 September 20, 2018 20:15:26
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We have discussed extensively on this site how clothes, style, and fashion are part of the work of Hollywood. Extensively. The Hollywood Reporter now publishes an annual Power Stylists list, featuring celebrities and their stylists, and how they put together looks to promote their projects, highlighting the hard work of the stylists, the thought that goes into a press tour wardrobe, or a television character’s clothes, and how a celebrity’s style strategy can lead to more work, particularly for women – and in securing the kind of work that results directly from their clothing, it allows them more freedom to wait for and choose the kind of acting or producing or directing work that they feel most strongly about. Full Story

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Cary Fukunaga lands Bond 25

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 20, 2018 15:42:25 September 20, 2018 15:42:25
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After Danny Boyle was and then wasn’t making the next Bond movie, the “who will direct” merry-go-round started up again. (The “who will play Bond” merry-go-round never stops, even when someone is already playing Bond. Full Story

Can Roma break through? 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 19, 2018 21:20:55 September 19, 2018 21:20:55
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(Lainey: the Oscar race is shaping up. Yesterday Variety listed ten possible contenders now that the Telluride, Venice, and Toronto film festivals have happened. Roma is on everyone’s list for the best films of the year. It will begin streaming on Netflix in December and will also have a limited theatrical release. Full Story

Kristen & Laura close TIFF

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2018 16:34:22 September 17, 2018 16:34:22
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Joanna and I worked this weekend. On Saturday night she produced me on the carpet for etalk at the TIFF closing gala presentation of Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy starring Kristen Stewart as JT LeRoy/Savannah Knoop and Laura Dern as Laura Albert/JT LeRoy. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the story. Full Story

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Dear Gossips,

As mentioned, last night I moderated the Q&A after the 25th anniversary TIFF screening of The Joy Luck Club at the Elgin Theatre, the same theatre where it premiered at TIFF in 1993. Director Wayne Wang was joined by casting director Heidi Levitt, and cast members Kieu Chinh (Suyuan), Tsai Chin (Auntie Lindo), and Tamlyn Tomita (Waverly).  Read Full Intro

Bradley Cooper, the contender

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 14, 2018 17:28:36 September 14, 2018 17:28:36
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As you’re now probably aware, after the reaction to A Star is Born in Venice and especially in Toronto, in front of a North American audience, the film is a now a major contender for award season and, ultimately, for Oscar. A Best Picture nomination seems likely, especially if ASIB does big business which I can’t imagine it won’t. Full Story

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