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Celebrity Awards Season campaigning and PR strategy.

Brad Pitt’s charm offensive

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 13, 2019 14:34:40 September 13, 2019 14:34:40
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Well sh-t. When’s the last time you saw Brad Pitt on a talk show? Not doing a bit like the weather or a bit with Colbert when they’re looking up at a fake sky or yodeling with Jimmy Fallon or walking across Jimmy Kimmel’s stage for a 60 second appearance Full Story

JLo gets emotional 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 12, 2019 17:05:51 September 12, 2019 17:05:51

Jennifer Lopez was all over New York yesterday because Hustlers. Who’s a better ambassador for the film than JLo? As I mentioned the other the day, Hustlers is receiving strong reviews and she’s been getting the strongest reviews. Full Story

Adam Sandler & Antonio Banderas can (and should) challenge Joaquin Phoenix

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 11, 2019 15:01:15 September 11, 2019 15:01:15
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Before the start of Adam Sandler's Uncut Gems at its big TIFF premiere on Monday, somebody shouted out "Oscar for the Sandman!" People laughed nervously and clapped, because they did not know what they were in for from the uncomfortably tense and dark dramedy about a gambling jeweler who is struggling to pay his debts. Full Story

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Bradley Cooper’s side-part shows up for Joaquin Phoenix

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2019 19:46:56 September 10, 2019 19:46:56
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Bradley Cooper was not on the list of expected attendees at last night’s TIFF premiere of Joker, which just won the Golden Lion in Venice and is now an Oscar contender in several categories, including Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. There are many layers to this Bradley Cooper relationship with Joker. Full Story

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Joaquin’s Joker Oscar?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 4, 2019 13:58:28 September 4, 2019 13:58:28
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Following the Joker world premiere at the Venice Film Festival over the weekend, Joaquin Phoenix is now officially a contender for Best Actor Oscar. Up to this point, which is early, but not as early as you think considering the Oscars are at the beginning of February in 2020 which shortens the season, experts had Antonio Banderas as a frontrunner for his performance in Pain and Glory. Full Story

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Dear Gossips,

It’s the last weekend of the summer. I mean, not according to science but generally accepted in society – next week most people will have gone back to school and work after a lighter schedule the last couple of months; and the schedule goes balls out in entertainment too as the Venice Film Festival is already underway, Telluride kicks off today, and TIFF and NY Fashion Week begin next Thursday.  Read Full Intro

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “all about trophies” 

Joanna Posted by Joanna at August 30, 2019 13:59:14 August 30, 2019 13:59:14
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Emmy voting officially ended late last night, and in less than a month, we’ll know for sure if Julia Louis-Dreyfus will break the record she shares with Cloris Leachman and become the most-decorated performer in Emmy history.  GoldDerby has her as a done deal to win in her category, with 23 out of 25 pundits swinging her way Full Story

Friday, August 16, 2019

Dear Gossips,

I’ve been saving this all week, because this is Friday content. What I typically need on Fridays in this space is a story or a celebrity who can deliver joy. Would Hugh Grant ever have imagined that it would be him? But that’s the point.  Read Full Intro

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Trevor Noah was on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night; they played the Wheel of Political Impressions – and he was great. He also, in my opinion, gave the best analysis of all the late night hosts of Donald Trump’s “she’s not my type” explanation in response to E Jean Carroll’s rape accusation  Read Full Intro

Natasha Lyonne – she’s running

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 10, 2019 21:06:28 June 10, 2019 21:06:28
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Emmy voting begins today, and one of the hopefuls is Natasha Lyonne, star of Russian Doll. Yesterday she attended a Netflix “FYSee” Q&A to promote the show’s Emmy hopes, alongside show co-creators Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler, her co-star Charlie Barnett, editor Todd Downing—that show depends so heavily on the editing, I am glad to see him included with the key creatives—music supervisor Brienne Rose, and cinematographer Chris Teague. Full Story

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