Friday, December 8, 2017

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Actors on Actors: Saoirse Ronan and Kristen Wiig (Full Video)

Politically Incorrect 12/8/17

What's going on in Washington DC today?

Reader's Choice 12/8/17

What's going on in your world today?

Blind Gossip Blind Item - Not In The Same House

While she does not flaunt her relationship for the camera like some people, this lead actress does talk about her husband and is occasionally seen walking around with him.

However, we hear that they are actually separated!

"They were having problems for a long time and they haven’t lived together in the same house for months. I don’t know when she is going to announce the divorce, but the fact that they haven’t reconciled at all after living apart is not a good sign. She still does photo ops with him occasionally, though, to keep up appearances."

Perhaps we haven’t noticed their lack of coupledom because she spends so much time working? She certainly seems to work more than he does!

Actress:

Husband:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 12/8/17

What is the best perk you have had at a job?

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Official Trailer [HD]

Popbitch Blind Item - Piss Poor Photos

Which tabloid favorite set up a paparazzi shoot that was so eye-poppingly awful that she hasn’t actually been able to sell the shots to anyone yet? The larger-than-life reality TV star thought it would be a good idea to be photographed in a series of poses, entirely naked, sitting on her toilet...

Source: Popbitch

The Hollywood Reporter's Directors Roundtable 2017

The Hollywood Reporter recently gathered Greta Gerwig, Guillermo Del Toro, Patty Jenkins, Denis Villeneuve, Angelina Jolie and Joe Wright for a director's roundtable interview. Here is an excerpt:

You're on a lifeboat with a Blu-ray player …

GUILLERMO DEL TORO We are going to do that? That's not fair!

What are you going to take with you to watch? Let's start with you, Guillermo.

DEL TORO Oh, why?

DENIS VILLENEUVE Because you are the cinephile of the group.

ANGELINA JOLIE Always, always.


DEL TORO It's so difficult for me to answer, because I will answer something completely non-prestigious. When I was a teenager, The Road Warrior [1981] completely destroyed me. It's the first time I noticed how the camera worked and moved, and it was a ballet, and I have never been the same. But I would probably change my mind halfway through the lifeboat journey, and I would go, "Where is Frankenstein [1931]?"

PATTY JENKINS Oh, my God! So many movies go through my head.

DEL TORO Come on. I did The Road Warrior.


JENKINS The weirdest one keeps coming into my mind. I Know Where I'm Going, [1945, directed by Michael] Powell and [Emeric] Pressburger. I love that movie. The design of it fascinates me because it's so romantic, but you never notice that it's becoming that romantic.

What did it teach you?

JENKINS The pocket of emotion of romance — the space where you get it and it's sincere and it's real and you just keep it from hitting the ground. You're right there in it. "Oh, my God, it's happening." It's what love is to me: It's when fear is mixed with desire. There's something so incredible about that moment.

Is love in real life ever what it is on film?

GRETA GERWIG Yes.

JENKINS I have theories about love. But fear and desire being equal is the thing. Film allows that to happen, but that's what it is in real life, too, although we always want to shut it down. Your desire is always to get the upper hand on [the fear], and as soon as you do, it's not so much love anymore. Film allows people to feel comfortable extending it longer.


GERWIG I am not choosing this on my boat, but Brief Encounter [1945]: She looks at him and says, "You looked like a little boy just then," and he looks at her and it's like, too late, they are already in love. Anyway — Singin' in the Rain [1952], I mean, if you are on a boat.

Patty, were you welcomed by Warner Bros. when you made Wonder Woman?

JENKINS I was. I mean, to get in there was a long story. I had first talked to them about it in 2005, and there were so many different chapters when they were and weren't going to make it. These tentpole movies, I feel it's more like dating than it is [like], "Hey, just buy my pitch." It's a serious commitment. I had almost done other big movies and had seen very little disagreements [derail a project]. So I was extremely circumspect when I came in to [talk about] doing Wonder Woman. I was really cautious. And when I first was meeting with them, they wanted to do something different, and I was like, "Ah, it's a shame. I don't think we are the right match." By the time they came back and realized they wanted to do something very similar to what I had been saying, it was a much different conversation. So I was extremely welcomed. I was very supported. And it's the biggest advice I ever give young filmmakers: Pick the right projects, because you don't want to end up in a bad marriage.


DEL TORO In 25 years, I have had one single bad experience: [Mimic] in 1997 at Miramax/Dimension. I learned that great word, which was "no," which is the same in every language, but I learned it. I agree completely with what you are saying: It's like adopting a baby tiger. A year later, that baby tiger eats your face.

Read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter.

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - Arrest Your Dealer

Let’s talk about a dark-haired TV actor who recently skipped work due to a brief illness.

"He told the producers that he ate something bad the night before and that he had food poisoning. He actually got some bad coke. He thinks it was cut with something because it gave him the worst case of diarrhea. He’s pissed at the dealer for dealing him such low-grade shit."

Yes, that’s it. Get mad at the dealer. He’s the one to blame for your missing work. Maybe you could have him arrested and sue him for selling you inferior product?

Actor:

Source: Blind Gossip

Oprah Interviews Jennifer Lawrence

Oprah recently interviewed Jennifer Lawrence for The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 issue. Here are some highlights from their conversation:

OPRAH WINFREY I read this wonderful book by Elizabeth Strout [Anything Is Possible]. And in it, she was speaking about one of the characters who was so embittered and regretful, and the line she used was, "because her life did not turn out the way she had expected." Is your life what you expected?


JENNIFER LAWRENCE When I started acting, I was totally satisfied when I was on a sitcom because I had a steady paycheck. And I was like, "Maybe I can just find a way to be on sitcoms forever." I was totally satisfied and good. I never dreamed that I could have this kind of career.

When you dreamed the dream, what did the dream look like? I used to drive home from church with my father past rich white people's houses — we'd be the last to leave our little church yard, and he'd be in this big, old, green Oldsmobile that I was embarrassed to be in — and I'd pick houses that I dreamed about living in, and that was a big dream for me: I'd have a house, I'd be able to pay my bills, I'd have two cars in the driveway.


I used to do that, too. I remember driving by big, beautiful houses, but I always dreamed of being there with my parents. I never imagined I'd be able to own something like that on my own. I thought for a while maybe I could be an interior designer — that was the only job I knew about because my mom was friends with an interior designer. I was mostly just focused on a family when I was little. I would have never thought I'd be so career-focused. It's not something I knew about myself until I started becoming successful, and then I wanted to become more successful. I'd make a great movie, and then I'd want to make more great movies; I'd make money, I'd want to make more money. It was a mind-set I wasn't ever aware I had until my early 20s.

How do you choose what you're going to do next?

It's chemistry. It's like meeting a boyfriend. Red Sparrow [March]was sexual, and I haven't done anything sexy or sexual. I've been afraid of that since 2014, when I got my pictures hacked. I just thought, "I'll never do that again. I'll never share that part of myself ever since it got shared against my will." And then when I said yes to Red Sparrow, I felt I was taking something back.

When your pictures got exploited that way, did it feel like you'd been robbed? Like you came home and your whole house had been invaded?


I would much prefer my whole house to have been invaded. That's what's so scary about electronic [things]. I have such fear with my phone and my computer and electronics. It's taking somebody's intellectual property but also my body. It was violating on a sexual level.

What's the best advice you've been given?


It was probably by you. You just said it under your breath. You were talking, and then under your breath you said, "You have to teach somebody how to treat you." That's the smartest thing I've ever heard.

Read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter.

Celebrity Real Estate - Charlie Puth Edition

Singer Charlie Puth recently listed his Hollywood Hills home for sale for $2.2 million. The 4,350 square foot home features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a saltwater pool and spa, and a pool house with a wet bar and a shitter. See pictures of the property at Variety.

Helen Mirren to Receive AARP's Lifetime Achievement Award

Page Six reports that Helen Mirren will be this year's recipient of  AARP’s 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. Mirren said of the honor, “I am greatly honored by this award. I consider film to be a high art form, that informs, inspires, and entertains. It is the ultimate mirror up to nature. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of that culture, both as performer and audience.” The ceremony will be broadcast on PBS on February 23rd.

TV Show Roundup 12/8/17

Casting News:
TV Line reports that both Estelle Parsons and Sandra Bernhard will return for ABC's reboot of Roseanne.

Trailers:

Daphne Oz is a Mom Again

People reports that Daphne Oz, 31, and husband John Jovanovic have welcomed their third child together. Their daughter Domenica Celine Jovanovic was born on Monday. The couple, married since 2010, are already parents to  Jovan Jr., 2, and Philomena Bijou, 3½.

Steven Tyler Gets Charitable

Page Six reports that Steven Tyler has opened Janie's House for abused girls in Atlanta, George. His charity Janie's fund, named after the Aerosmith son Janie's Got a Gun, seeks to fight the abuse of girls and young women. The shelter in Atlanta, the first that the charity has opened, will be able to house 30 girls and provide them with therapy and medical care.

Tyler's own experiences with rehab inspired him to open Janie's House; he states, “When girls come in and they’re broken and battered and have their problems and get out, they have somewhere to go. It’s a safe haven, and more than anything, it gives them a voice. That’s what we want in the end, for them to be able to figure out what’s going on and be good from the inside out and pass it on.”

Why Lindsay Lohan is Single

Lindsay Lohan recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight at the Daily Mail's holiday party in Manhattan about her single status. Here's what she had to say:

“I’m not in any relationship. I don’t think anyone could be in a relationship with me because I’m never there all the time.”

On her geographical status:
“I love living in New York, but I do love the serenity and peace that I find living in the Middle East because there are no cameras in Dubai and I can actually focus on what I want to do in life. I don’t always have to be scrutinized every second. I can have a private life and have a public life, but when I choose to. And I think that’s really important.”

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Free Skate 12/7/17

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Honest Trailers - The Santa Clause

Politically Incorrect 12/7/17

What's going on in Washington DC today?

Reader's Choice 12/7/17

What's going on in your world today?

Blind Gossip Blind Item - Cake and Bowl

This female singer was talking about how she would like to celebrate her next birthday.

"She mentioned a few things, but then said that what she REALLY wants is a huge cake shaped like a dildo and a huge bowl of coke! She even held out her arms in a circle to show how big she wanted the bowl to be. Then she laughed and said that maybe she’d better not because someone would probably take a photo and publish it."

Well, a girl can still dream, can’t she?

Singer:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 12/7/17

What is one important skill that every person should have?

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - Cash Guy Is Not Chatty

This Hollywood hotshot is doing something interesting with his finances. Since mid-October, he has suddenly started going to the bank. In person. A lot.

"In the past couple of months, he’s suddenly been taking out large amounts of cash every few days. Sometimes $7000, sometimes $8000, sometimes $9000. Always under $10,000. He’s not friendly or chatty. Just keeps his head down, shows his I.D., gets his cash, and leaves."

Now, we will point out that what he is doing is not illegal. It’s his money. He’s earned it over many years and many films. However, it is odd that he has suddenly started doing this in person and so regularly. As far as we know, he doesn’t have a drug or gambling problem.

Wonder what he is doing with all that cash?

Actor:

Source: Blind Gossip

The Hollywood Reporter's Profile on The Post

The Hollywood Reporter recently gathered Steven Spielberg, 70, and some of the key women who worked on the film The Post (first-time screenwriter Liz Hannah, 31; producer and former Sony chief Amy Pascal, 59; Meryl Streep, 62; and the director's longtime producer Kristie Macosko Krieger, 47). Here is an excerpt of their conversation:

This film came together on very short notice. Why?

STEVEN SPIELBERG I read the script without any intention of telling the story myself or of committing to a production while in the middle of [another one,] Ready Player One, which was only half sane. But I was really curious about the subject matter. Ben Bradlee was my neighbor for years in East Hampton. He and his wife, Sally [Quinn], and Nora Ephron and [her husband] Nick Pileggi would come over and we would have these soirees. When I finished Liz's script, I thought this was an idea that felt more like 2017 than 1971 — I could not believe the similarities between today and what happened with the Nixon administration against their avowed enemies The New York Times and The Washington Post. I realized this was the only year to make this film.

KRISTIE MACOSKO KRIEGER He said, "If I can't make it this year, I'm not making it."


SPIELBERG My first reaction [reading it] was I got scared — which is good for me because fear is my fuel. The more frightened I become of something, the more I have to work through it. This was a topic that was scaring everybody I know on my side of the [political] street — and quite rightly.

What are they scared of?

SPIELBERG That we've lost the majority of good listeners, that our conversations have turned into skirmishes. We live in an area where we don't know a lot of red-state voters. Well, I know a lot because I have friends and family in other parts of this country, and so at dinner-table conversations outside of California, I'm completely mute or I get into these huge rows. The gray and the blue have become the blue and the red. And it is as vast a chasm as our nation faced before the Civil War. I've never seen anything like it.

MERYL STREEP We don’' know where north is. People disagree on what actual facts are. Whether this table is really a table.

LIZ HANNAH We need to see each other. We need to look each other in the eye and know you're not a villain, you are not evil.

Would you have had the courage to print the Pentagon Papers?

STREEP I don't know. I think you only confront your courage in the moment that it's asked of you.

SPIELBERG I don't think as an actor you have to identify with the character you're playing. You just need to find relevant and metaphoric comparisons to the person you're playing. I always find it a bit of a fallacy that actors have to be who they play.

STREEP Yeah, thank God. If you're playing Lady Macbeth.

Of the women you've worked with, has any shifted your thinking?

SPIELBERG Kathy Kennedy, when we first started working together. She started off as my secretary — you're putting it in the context of 1978.

PASCAL I was a secretary.

SPIELBERG Basically, I was a little bit of a hothead, impatient, and I would be hard on my crew — loving to my cast but tough on my crew. And about 15 days into shooting E.T., she pulled me into her office and sat me down in a chair and gave me the bollocking of my life. Because she did not like the way I was talking to the crew. She didn't care for my impatience, she didn't care for my sharpness. She said, "This is unacceptable behavior," and I hadn't heard that since a teacher in school or my own mom — and that was a big shift in my life. I became mindful because somebody I trusted and respected had called me out.


MACOSKO KRIEGER Kathy taught me how to work hard. She was always the first person on set, the last person to leave. There was no job beneath her, no job above her.

Read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter.

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - The Passive Surprise

This female celebrity is practically bursting at the seams with excitement!

She is telling friends that her famous boyfriend has been mysteriously quiet lately… because he is planning a big surprise for her.

"She is sure that he is getting ready to propose to her. However, one of his friends told me that he thinks that he is actually preparing to break up with her. Getting some space from her is his passive way of doing it. I don’t have the heart to tell her."

Couple:

Source: Blind Gossip

Pink Admires Kindness

Pink is on the January cover of Cosmopolitan. In advance of her interview, Cosmo released a list of questions that Pink answered for the magazine. Here's what she had to say:

A famous woman I admire: 
“Ellen DeGeneres”

Because: 
“She always leads with kindness.”

One thing people get wrong about me: 
“That I’m angry.”

A fictional character I identify with: 
“Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted.”

Because: 
“I’m batshit.”


My hopes for all womankind: 
“Equality, safety & respect.”

How I’d describe these duet partners in one word:

Christina Aguilera: 
“Forgiven”

Kenny Chesney: 
“Charming”

Nate Ruess: 
“(Pain-in-the-ass) voice!” 

India.Arie: 
“Fuckin awesome”


Sia: 
“Looney tunes”

Eminem: 
“Genius”

Celebrity Real Estate - Nicole Kidman Edition

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have listed their Franklin, Tennessee estate for sale for $3.45 million. The 5,086 square foot home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a fitness room, and a separate guest cottage. See pictures of the property at Variety.

Critics' Choice Award Nominees 2018

Here are the nominees for the 2018 Critics Choice Awards, which will air on The CW on January 11th:

Best Picture
The Big Sick
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Florida Project
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Jake Gyllenhaal, Stronger
Tom Hanks, The Post
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour 

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Patrick Stewart, Logan
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name

Best Supporting Actress
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Young Actor/Actress
Mckenna Grace, Gifted
Dafne Keen, Logan
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
Millicent Simmonds, Wonderstruck
Jacob Tremblay, Wonder

Best Acting Ensemble
Dunkirk
Lady Bird
Mudbound
The Post
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Read the full long list of nominees at E! News.

TV Show Roundup 12/7/17

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Model Coco Rocha is Going to Be a Mom Again

Page Six reports that Coco Rocha, 29, and husband James Conran are expecting their second child together. The couple, married since 2010, are already parents to daughter Ioni James Conran, 2.

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Hilary Duff Gives Boyfriend Another Shot

TMZ reports that Hilary Duff is dating music producer Matthew Koma for the third time. Duff recently announced the news on a visit to The Talk, joking that third time's the charm.

Naya Rivera Files For Divorce Again

People reports that Naya Rivera, 30, has filed for divorce from husband Ryan Dorsey, 34, for a second time. She lists the date of separation as November 24th; Rivera was arrested for domestic battery after a fight with Dorsey on November 25th. She previously filed for divorce from Dorsey in November 2016. The couple has been married for three years. Rivera is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their son Josey, 2, and wants the court to deny spousal support.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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What's going on in your world today?

Blind Gossip Blind Item - The Cheating Strategy

After years and years of denials, this musician is suddenly owning up to cheating on his famous wife.

The timing of this is so random. Or is it?

"He is anticipating some accusations of [his sexual conduct with women]. His strategy is to say that they were “affairs” so that when the accusations come, the women will be branded as vengeful ex lovers. He thinks that because he is rich and because he is now “admitting” that he “cheated”, that people will think these women are only out for a big payday. If he plays the victim, his fans and [his wife’s] fans will attack the accusers."

So the point of his sudden “admission” that he “cheated” is to redefine the actual victims as consensual partners… and to make him look like he is the real victim!

That’s an interesting and sneaky strategy.

Musician:

Wife:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 12/6/17

Who is your hero, and why?

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - The Happy Sniffers

This young celebrity recently went on a fun date night in Southern California.

"First she went to the bathroom and came back sniffing. Then she handed something small to him (I couldn’t see exactly what it was). Then he went to the bathroom and came back sniffing. Then about thirty minutes later they BOTH went to the bathroom and came back sniffing. He kept wanting to hold her hand and she was talking away the whole time. They were both wiping their noses but they both seemed very upbeat and happy and seemed to really like each other."

Ahh, young love! That will make you upbeat and happy.

Then again, so will copious amounts of coke.

Couple:

Source: Blind Gossip

Angelina Jolie Looks Back on Past Relationships

Angelina Jolie was recently a guest on The Hollywood Reporter's podcast Awards Chatter. Here are some excerpts from her interview, as reprinted by E! News:

On her split from Johnny Lee Miller:
"It's so hard to explain yourself when you're still a mystery to yourself. Again, I think I've always been in this kind of struggle with being an actor, or being public. It never answered everything for me. It wasn't suddenly I got to act and then why would I make choices? I make choices because I still wasn't me. I still wasn't feeling a complete and whole as a person. After Gia, I separated from Jonny and I separated amicably and we're still very close friends but we were young and I was moving to New York. There's life to be lived and we needed some space to do so and help each other grow. So I moved to New York on my own, didn't know anybody and got an apartment and started to go to NYU. I thought I had expressed what I could and wanted to figure out who else I was. I was ready to kind of have a different life. I had grown up, ya know, Hollywood and New York but mainly Hollywood. I'd done what everybody said you should do, become an actor, this is what should make you happy right? People tell you if you look good enough, if you have money, if you have success, if you're an actor, this is… these are all the things that should make a person happy, I was miserable. I was completely unhappy."

On making By The Sea with Brad Pitt:
 "We had met working together and we worked together well...I wanted us to do some serious work together...I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate. In some ways it was, and in some ways we learned some things. But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on and it wasn't because of the film. It was something that we were dealing...things happen for different reasons, and things…why did I write that exact piece? Why did we feel that way when we made it? I'm not sure."


My life has been… I've had many, many extraordinary very fortunate things happen and it's also been many things over the years that had been challenging. So that wasn't a particular time when I wrote it...I had my mastectomy right before I had Unbroken. Over the span of that decade, I did lose my mother. I did have my mastectomy, and I did then have an ovarian cancer scare and have that surgery as well, and other things of course that happened in life that you go through. A piece of art can be something that's healing or something that's difficult. I don't know. I'm glad we did that film because we did explore something together. Whatever it was maybe it didn't solve certain things, but we did communicate something that needed to be communicated to each other."

Read more excerpts at E! News.

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - When Your Publicist Abandons You

We have some interesting news about a troubled male celebrity. His publicist has just abandoned him. Why?

Another publicist fills us in:

"A publicist will never abandon a successful client who is having a legal squabble over production or contracts or interpersonal conflicts. However, they will abandon a client who is facing horrific criminal charges. That’s what is happening here. I don’t know of anyone who will pick him up."

If he can’t get anyone, we are guessing that his legal team is going to have to engage a crisis communications specialist to convince you that their client is the good person in this scenario and that all his victims are liars and opportunists.

Celebrity:

Source: Blind Gossip