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Robert & Nicholas: the acting duel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 5, 2019 14:33:44 June 5, 2019 14:33:44
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We had a lot of fun here a couple of weeks ago and then again last week over the casting drama for The Batman. In the end, as we know, Robert Pattinson was confirmed to be the next Bruce Wayne. But there was a curious back and forth between him and Nicholas Hoult that played out in real time that made the situation a lot more interesting. Full Story

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Talk more about money!

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 30, 2019 19:38:32 May 30, 2019 19:38:32

Award season roundtables are a cottage industry now, and with Emmy nominations looming, The Hollywood Reporter is back on their bullsh-t with a comedy ladies’ roundtable of hopeful nominees. The group includes Jane Fonda, Regina Hall, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alex Borstein, Tiffany Haddish, Maya Rudolph, and Natasha Lyonne. Full Story

Constance Wu breaks character

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 13, 2019 14:10:48 May 13, 2019 14:10:48
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Duana and I will be unpacking the Constance Wu (bad) work situation on Show Your Work this week. I get it though that it was a big story all weekend so here are some thoughts before we get into a more robust discussion about her on the podcast.  Much of the conversation around Game of Thrones lately has been about whether or not the way certain characters have behaved this season is true to character. Full Story

College Admissions Scandal: Prison Update

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 10, 2019 14:43:19 April 10, 2019 14:43:19

The college admissions scandal has entered its next phase—trial and sentencing. The first round of defendants, including Felicity Huffman, have plead guilty and await sentencing. Huffman faces up to twenty years in jail, but because she accepted a plea deal, the prosecutors will recommend her sentencing fall on the “low end” of the sliding scale of justice. Full Story

Turns out, Spielberg is shilling for Apple

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 26, 2019 13:44:30 March 26, 2019 13:44:30
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After the Oscars, word got out that Steven Spielberg is agitating for a rule change that would effectively block Netflix from competing for Oscars as they don’t much believe in distributing their movies in theaters when the whole point of their company is to make movies available instantly at home. Full Story

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Angelina Jolie + 4 at the Dumbo premiere

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 12, 2019 14:54:25 March 12, 2019 14:54:25
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Dumbo is in theatres March 29th. I am afraid of this movie. Not because Tim Burton directed it. Not because it’s going to suck. There is no way it’s going to suck. The visuals look amazing. Early reaction – at least that I’ve seen – has been positive. But … I’m worried my heart won’t recover. Full Story

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Kevin Tsujihara’s sexting mess

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 11, 2019 15:22:05 March 11, 2019 15:22:05

What is it with CEOs and sexting scandals? On the heels of Jeff Bezos comes Warner Brothers’ boss Kevin Tsujihara, who landed in hot water after The Hollywood Reporter published a story last week about an affair and text messages exchanged between Tsujihara and actress Charlotte Kirk. Full Story