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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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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

Awkwafina’s big weekend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 27, 2018 18:40:24 August 27, 2018 18:40:24
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Last night, Awkwafina became the first Asian American actress to host a North American awards show. She was amazing. She had a great time. She had a great time being, as Shonda Rhimes would say, an FOD (First Only Different). And how many of us would be able to be so present in that moment? I don’t think I could. Full Story

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Crazy Rich Asians review

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 14, 2018 20:21:45 August 14, 2018 20:21:45
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As the first predominately Asian film Hollywood has produced since The Joy Luck Club twenty-five years ago, Crazy Rich Asians has many eyes on it for many reasons, and it has the unenviable task of being everything to everybody. Adapted by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim from Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel and directed by John M. Full Story

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