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Oscars So Wrong

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 8, 2018 17:38:53 August 8, 2018 17:38:53
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The Academy has just announced changes for the Oscars, one of which is relatively minor, two of which are ham-fisted at best, disastrous at worst. The minor change is moving up the broadcast date for 2020 to February 9, which will just make award season a little more hectic as there is less breathing room between the major ceremonies. Full Story

The James Gunn Saga

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 2, 2018 13:59:56 August 2, 2018 13:59:56
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This f-ckin’ mess. On July 20, the shocking news broke that James Gunn was fired by Disney, to be immediately removed from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which he was writing/directing. It’s an exhausting story that involves the alt-right and America’s ongoing culture war—here’s a good rundown Full Story

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Dear Gossips,

I’m sorry to have to do this today but there’s a chance some of you may not have heard about it so we have to talk about Brock Allen Turner, the convicted sex offender. The last time Brock Turner came up in this space, it was back in December  Read Full Intro

Zac Efron on brand

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at July 6, 2018 14:59:54 July 6, 2018 14:59:54

On April 3rd, 2017, the LaineyGossip team answered the question “When did Zac Efron go full douche?” By then, Zefron had already been exhibiting douche-y behaviours for years. I called him the “human embodiment of Matthew McConaughey doing yoga shirtless on a beach in 2007. Full Story

Scarlett Johansson doubles down

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 4, 2018 16:05:56 July 4, 2018 16:05:56
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Deadline reported yesterday that Scarlett Johansson and Rupert Sanders are working together again on a film called Rub & Tug, based on the real life story of Dante “Tex” Gill. As The Verge pointed out Full Story

Johnny Depp’s nighttime “truths”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 21, 2018 17:48:17 June 21, 2018 17:48:17
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The cover of this month’s Rolling Stone features Cardi B and Offset. Underneath their headline is a Rolling Stone exclusive, “The Troubled World of Johnny Depp”. The article was published online today. It is over 10,000 words. There was a time when a 10,000 word exclusive interview with Johnny Depp would have been worth at least a cover. Full Story

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Timothy Olyphant joins Tarantino’s bad idea

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 14, 2018 19:08:07 May 14, 2018 19:08:07
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In the wake of Quentin Tarantino’s apology tour earlier this year, I’ve been revisiting his movies, and it occurred to me, while re-watching Pulp Fiction, that the pitch for that movie would have sounded INSANE. Full Story