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Friday, May 10, 2019

Dear Gossips,

A year ago we were talking about Awkwafina right before what would be the biggest summer and then the biggest year of her professional career up to that point. She was, undeniably, one of the breakout stars of 2018 with Ocean’s 8, Crazy Rich Asians, hosting the iHeartRadio MMVAs, hosting Saturday Night Live, hosting the Hollywood Film Awards, appearing at almost every major award show, and making a deal for her own series on Comedy Central.  Read Full Intro

Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson: MET heist in real life

Maria Posted by Maria at May 7, 2019 08:15:52 May 7, 2019 08:15:52
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There was a lot of gold on the red carpet, so much so that at one point I started making a list and then promptly gave up. I think some people used gold and pink as a shortcut to camp, and that’s what I think Mindy Kaling did with this dress. While I could see why she chose a Moschino dress, blonde (some outlets are calling it rose gold) hair and costume earrings for Camp, the look doesn’t come together into a strong showing of Camp. Full Story

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Awkwafina: Oscar Best Dressed (Duana)

Duana Posted by Duana at February 25, 2019 21:45:33 February 25, 2019 21:45:33
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Kevin Winter/ Steve Granitz/ Mark Ralston/ Kevork Djansezian/ Jon Kopaloff/ Getty Images

I loved this the moment I saw it, and then it grew on me from there. It was kitschy! It was sparkly! It was totally Awkwafina, and also not like anything we’d seen her wear before – or, if it is, it feels new, and that’s part of it.  I remember thinking last night how lucky it was that Awkwafina didn’t happen to wind up in the trend of pinks. Full Story

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The end of a Crazy Rich season

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 28, 2019 13:48:31 January 28, 2019 13:48:31
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Crazy Rich Asians was not nominated for Oscar last week so the SAGs was the last awards season stop for the cast, at least until the sequel comes out. Which won’t be for a while since director Jon M Chu is working with Lin-Manual Miranda on the film adaptation of In the Heights and that doesn’t go into production until later this year. Full Story

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Crazy Rich Asians is The Favourite

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at January 14, 2019 14:53:33 January 14, 2019 14:53:33
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Lainey and I watched The Critic’s Choice Awards together over text. Sometimes she was ahead and sometimes I was, depending on bathroom breaks, dog walk breaks, etc. When Crazy Rich Asians won Best Comedy, Lainey texted me about a minute before I heard the reveal with an “Omgggggggg!!! Kathleenn!!!!!” Only one thing could get that many exclamation points out of Elaine Lui. Full Story

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Awkwafina’s own show

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 29, 2018 20:18:45 November 29, 2018 20:18:45
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Awkwafina has had a big year, with Ocean’s 8, Crazy Rich Asians, an EP (In Fina We Trust), and hosting SNL, the iHeartRadio MMVAs, and the Hollywood Film Awards. And now, to cap it off, comes the announcement that Awkwafina will star in her own comedy series on Comedy Central. The show will be called Awkwafina and it’s inspired by her early years in New York City. Full Story

THR’s next gen

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at November 9, 2018 18:07:06 November 9, 2018 18:07:06

Every year, The Hollywood Reporter releases their “Next Gen” list – the actors under 35 that make up Hollywood’s next generation. This issue always makes me happy. In 2016, the issue featuring Zendaya on its cover Full Story

Monday, November 5, 2018

Dear Gossips,

The Hollywood Film Awards happened last night and, as I always say about the Hollywood Film Awards, they’re about as prestigious as the MTV Movie Awards, which is to say not all that prestigious, and the recipients are chosen ahead of time, and determined in cooperation with the film studios (with a guarantee of who will show up), but they do tell us something about what award season campaigning will look like, and who the players might be.  Read Full Intro

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Welcome back to those of you in Canada returning from Thanksgiving weekend. Let’s start today by acknowledging two women in entertainment who were the highlights in what could have been a total bummer weekend for women.  Read Full Intro