Blind Item (08/07/2016)

This C-list actress / singer was a member of one of the biggest groups of all time, but she’s launching a new musical venture and she’s planning on capitalising on the tension-ridden race relations to market the group to black America. It’s going to be controversial as hell.

Who is she?

Box Office Predictions (08/07/2016)

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This weekend sees not only the return of the Box Office Predictions feature to The Gossip Life, but also animation to dominance. We’ll see two animated movies battling it out for the top spot with decent competition elsewhere. Let’s get down to it.

The Secret Life of Pets

Synopsis: A cute story revolving around a set of anthropomorphic, talking animals that answers the question no one has ever actually asked: ‘What do pets do all day?’

Budget: $75 M

Rotten Tomatoes: 76%

Current Box Office: $30.9 M

Domestic Box Office: $0 M

Previous Weekend Box Office: $0 M

Box Office Prediction: $80 M

Comments: The Secret Life of Pets debuts this weekend and should knock Finding Dory off the top spot. It’s already scored a highly respectable $30 million in the foreign market and has a fairly low budget for an animation flick with a starry cast. It stars Steve Coogan,  Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart, and it’ll be the number one movie this weekend.

Finding Dory

Synopsis: A sequel that Ellen DeGeneres tried her hardest to make it happen that sees DeGeneres’ character Dory becoming lost instead of Nemo in the original. 

Budget: $200 M

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

Overall Box Office: $570.1 M

Domestic Box Office: $396.3 M

Previous Weekend Box Office: $51.4

Box Office Prediction: $20 M

Comments: Finding Dory has a decent run as the dominant movie of the recent month and although the highly anticipated sequel has failed to close to Finding Nemo’s almost billion dollar take back in 2003, the Ellen DeGeneres-led picture should finish with a fair take this weekend –$20 million.

The Legend of Tarzan

Synopsis: Yet another unnecessary retelling of the overdone Tarzan story, which sees Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz cashing a paycheck, and Alexander Skarsgård adopting the loincloth to prove his worth as a leading actor. 

Budget: $180 M

Rotten Tomatoes: 35%

Overall Box Office: $76.2M

Domestic Box Office: $56.8 M

Previous Weekend Box Office: $46.5 M

Box Office Prediction: $16 M

Comments: Our biggest flop of the Summer and the subject of a blind item that we will soon reveal, The Legend of Tarzan has only grossed $76.2 million against a budget of  more than double that. Unless they insert a live sex tape of Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgård half way into the SFX atrocity, this weekend will not be changing its dire fortunes — $16 million.

Others: Elsewhere Steven Spielberg’s worst nightmare The BFG continues to embarrass him with meagre takings across the nation. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and The Purge: Election Year should do creditable business with just over the $10 million mark each. Independence Day: Resurgence will somehow do even less than that and will force any sane person to ponder, ‘Why the fuck do they keep casting Liam Hemsworth in big budget movies?’

One for the philosophers.

 

Sophie Turner Needs a Bra

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Game of Thrones has just finished its seven season and you know what means, the actors and actresses of the show fade into glorified irrelevance until at leastApril of next year. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, however, has a plan to keep in the public’s watching eyes. The red-haired favourite of the tabloids was pictured in the streets of London with the support of a refreshment from Starbucks, but without the support of a bra.

The image has gone viral on sordid subreddits and celebrity websites with some ‘x-raying’ the picture to show Turner, 19, virtually topless with her nipples on display for all to see.

I wonder who called the paparazzi and let them know where the X-Men star was going to be.

Calvin Harris to Release ‘Cheating’ Track About Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is notoriously known to write songs about her ex-lovers, but she’s about to taste her own bad medicine. Calvin Harris, the songstress’ ex-boyfriend, is believed to be working on a song about Swift and her new boyfriend, the actor Tom Hiddleston. Swift and Hiddleston’s relationship began very quickly after Swift’s June break-up with Harris, and caused the rumour mill to go into overdrive with speculation of an affair.

Harris is clearly one of the parties that believed them as TMZ report he’s penned a song that features several references to Hiddleston such as: “Low key, you won’t tell none of your friends about me.”

The song entitled ‘Ole’ features John Newman performing the vocal and is written by Harris with many allusions to cheating. It’s set to be released on the 8th of July.

Shady.

 

Emma Watson’s New Movie Flops & Earns Just £47 in its Opening Weekend

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It’s the headline every actor wants to avoid — embarrassing, brutal and worse of all, true. The Colony, starring Emma Watson in her first lead role since the Harry Potter series ended, has earned a laughable £47 in the UK across its opening weekend. Whilst the headline sounds terrible, especially when you factor in the £1 million + budget, it becomes less excruciating when you discover the thriller was only released in 3 theatres across the nation.

The movie, which attracted woeful reviews and 23% on Rotten Tomatoes and co-stars Daniel Brühl, is following a home streaming distribution plan, which means it’s relying on earning money via Netflix or a similar distribution service.

The limited release was likely to fulfil a contractual obligation, but the low gross and the abundance of headlines is sure to embarrass Emma Watson.

Picture of the Day — Ryan Reynolds in Rhode Island

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With his beautiful wife Blake Lively and surrounded by couples in love on the 4th of July, only Ryan Reynolds could look so suicidal and depressed. Reynolds, 39, seems to be taking inspiration from his brutally honest Deadpool character, failing to feign happiness with the rest of them.

The image has gone viral on social media with many making jokes and editing the picture to include captions like ‘Help me!’ and ‘There has to be more to life than this.’

Ultimately, I can’t blame him; I feel as if we’d all have the same reaction if we had to sit near Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston, so that’s why Ryan Reynolds is awarded our picture of the week.

Blind Item (06/07/2016)

This A-list personality has worked the same job for what feels like an eternity. He’s been very popular in the public eye and he’s likely a household name, but he’s sick of his job and he wants to quit. He hasn’t been emotionally invested in the role for the past couple of years and he wants to retire, but he can’t. When it comes to actually quitting, he quivers, worries and panics, and signs on up once again.

Who is she?

Blind Item (05/07/2016)

As you may know Goop (Gwyneth Paltrow) is often chastised within the gossip community for her habit of collecting celebrity friends and trying her hardest to act cool, but all the while people have been focusing on the Goopster, they’ve missed another B-list celebrity who is just as patronising, desperate and pretentious. More about her? She’s a former B-list television actress that was on one of the hottest television shows of the modern era.

Who is she?

Eye Candy of the Week – Gigi Hadid in Rhode Island

She’s the daughter of two famous reality stars in Mohammed Hadid and Yolanda Foster, but it seems that model Gigi Hadid takes more after her model mother than her property manager father. On a patriotic 4th of July getaway with Taylor Swift and her clique, Hadid, 21, wore a very sexy, very American one piece that sported the famous red, white and blue colours of the American flag.

Hadid was on holiday with Taylor Swift, Blake Lively and Cara Delevingne and still managed to outshine her gal pals. And that is why Gigi Hadid is out eye candy of the week!