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Armie Hammer’s bad November

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 13, 2018 15:01:04 November 13, 2018 15:01:04
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They used to say that Will Smith owns July. So many of his blockbuster movies were released in July that that was an understood thing in Hollywood. Do you have a month that has always been amazing for you? Do you have a month that has never been amazing for you? A month that has been total sh-t for you, consistently? At a certain point it becomes hard to separate whether or not that month is actually sh-t for you or you’re expecting it to be sh-t so it turns into sh-t. Full Story

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Blake Lively and the “double standard”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 20, 2018 20:15:26 September 20, 2018 20:15:26

We have discussed extensively on this site how clothes, style, and fashion are part of the work of Hollywood. Extensively. The Hollywood Reporter now publishes an annual Power Stylists list, featuring celebrities and their stylists, and how they put together looks to promote their projects, highlighting the hard work of the stylists, the thought that goes into a press tour wardrobe, or a television character’s clothes, and how a celebrity’s style strategy can lead to more work, particularly for women – and in securing the kind of work that results directly from their clothing, it allows them more freedom to wait for and choose the kind of acting or producing or directing work that they feel most strongly about. Full Story

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Jared Leto, class warrior

Maria Posted by Maria at September 19, 2018 14:10:12 September 19, 2018 14:10:12

In the last couple of years, there’s been an increase in the conversations about the treatment of women in Hollywood, particularly around wage inequality and of course #MeToo. Jared Leto also has an an important topic to bring up: women who make too much money for his comfort level. He’s been photographed a couple of times in a pink hoodie with a list of Forbes’ highest paid models displayed on the back and “America” written across the top of the hood. Full Story

Prince William’s Asian mix-up

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 13, 2018 14:44:16 September 13, 2018 14:44:16
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Prince William attended the opening of Japan House London today, the new cultural centre providing visitors an “experience of the best and latest from Japan”. I just want to establish our location, set the scene. And now that you’re there, watch this:  Prince William was in great form at the opening of @japanhouseldn Full Story

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Oscar walks it back

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 7, 2018 13:37:58 September 7, 2018 13:37:58
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Last month the Academy announced upcoming changes to the Oscars telecast, to combat the ratings slide which is affecting everything on broadcast TV including football, and for the Oscars is mostly down to the fragmentation of entertainment and a little bit the popularity of the host which statistics show is more important to viewers than any given film’s box office or broad appeal but whatever. Full Story

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