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College Admissions Scandal: Prison Update

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

Will Smith, once again

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 15, 2019 21:33:53 February 15, 2019 21:33:53
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If there was an Oscar for Best Performance on Social Media – and there probably will be one day – the inaugural winner should be Will Smith. He is so f-cking good at this and…so repeatedly good at it. You remember his #InMyFeelings challenge. All the times he punks his kids. His willingness to be the fool. Full Story

Emily and John support The Rock

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 12, 2019 16:56:54 February 12, 2019 16:56:54
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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski showed up to a screening of Fighting With My Family last night in New York. The film is written and directed by Stephen Merchant and produced by Dwayne The Rock Johnson who also plays a small role. As The Rock keeps saying, he doesn’t just work on movies that feature muscles and explosions. Full Story

Annie shows her work

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 30, 2019 21:07:35 January 30, 2019 21:07:35
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Anne Hathaway covers the new issue of PEOPLE as part of her promotion for Serenity which Sarah reviewed earlier this week and in a f-cked up way, it might actually be kind of her favourite movie of year? That might be hyperbole but she didn’t hate it, not at all. Full Story