Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Oh did you think I wasn’t going to be mentioning Crazy Rich Asians this week? There was no CRA content yesterday because I’m hitting you up with so much of it today, tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday for its five-day opening weekend.  Read Full Intro

Marky Mark vs the Asians

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 14, 2018 20:48:22 August 14, 2018 20:48:22

As I noted this morning in the open, they were projecting a five-day total of $20 million, on the high side, for Crazy Rich Asians. That number has now been adjusted. Full Story

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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Who cares what men want

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 14, 2018 19:07:13 August 14, 2018 19:07:13

What Women Want is a Mel Gibson movie that hasn’t aged well, like most Mel Gibson movies. So for the inevitable remake—because anything that was even remotely successful 15+ years ago is getting remade—it has been gender-swapped to star a woman who hears men’s thoughts after a traumatic brain jury. Full Story

Smutty Social Media, August 14, 2018

Maria Posted by Maria at August 14, 2018 17:22:17 August 14, 2018 17:22:17

Christy Turlington is covering Vogue Paris, Vogue Polska and InStyle, but she says it’s not a comeback. (She also did Vogue Japan earlier this year.) I recently read a story in Fashionista that analyzed data around celebrity brand partnerships, measuring risk and consumer approval. Full Story

Justin & Hailey’s engagement tour

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 14, 2018 16:10:22 August 14, 2018 16:10:22

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have been engaged for …what?... just over a month now? It happened in the Bahamas. Then they went back to New York. They’ve also been to Miami. And LA. And back to New York. And somewhere else I can’t remember. This past weekend he took her home to Stratford for, presumably, a visit with his grandparents. Full Story

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Meet Mulan

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 14, 2018 14:06:03 August 14, 2018 14:06:03

Disney released the first photo of Crystal Liu Yifei as Mulan yesterday to mark the beginning of production on the live-action film, directed by Niki Caro, to be released March 2020. The timing works too because, of course, we’ve been talking about Crazy Rich Asians, and Asian representation, which comes out this week. Full Story

A contested Nicki 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 14, 2018 13:37:55 August 14, 2018 13:37:55
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Nicki Minaj’s potential has been long evaluated and dissected. Since Nicki bulldozed her way into hip-hop’s popular consciousness with an exciting, spine-tingling and truly impeccable verse on “Monster,” there are many rap critics and fans who have been waiting for Nicki’s “MOTHERF-CKING MONSTA” to manifest itself in a full cohesive album worthy of that raw and unrelenting talent. Full Story

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Dear Gossips,

We are not talking today about Meghan Markle’s father. Because there’s nothing new to say. It’s the same, my views on it have not changed: there is nothing loving about repeatedly harassing your child in the media.  Read Full Intro