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Leighton Meester Talks Working With Husband Adam Brody on The View: "It's Nice to Mix Business With Pleasure"

23 April 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

The Blair Waldorf/Seth Cohen crossover the world has been dreaming of may never come to be, but real-life newlyweds Leighton Meester and Adam Brody did team up for the film Life Partners, which recently debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. The Gossip Girl veteran, 28, appeared on The View on Wednesday, April 23 to promote her Broadway play, Of Mice and Men, with costars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, but was quickly asked about working with her new hubby. "I always want to work with people that I [...] »

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Denzel, Cranston, and Cumming Among Nominees for Drama League Awards

23 April 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The Drama League has announced its 2014 nominees for the 80th annual Drama League Awards. First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, they’re the oldest theatrical honors in America, and are the only major theater awards determined by audience votes. The five competition sections—Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Distinguished Performance Award—include nominations for “Of Mice and Men,” starring James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, and Leighton Meester; “Aladdin,” starring Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart (also nominated for a Distinguished Performance Award), and Courtney Reed; and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” starring Jessie Mueller and Jake Epstein. Special Recognition Honors will be presented to Barbara Cook (“The Music Man”) for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award, Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America for the Unique Contribution to the Theatre award, and John Tiffany for Excellence in Directing. The awards will be »

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‘Life Partners’ Review: Charming Friendship Comedy Is Perfect For You and Your Bff

22 April 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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Indie features about the growing pains and pangs of twentysomethings are a dime a dozen in the film world – good luck hitting a film festival without being inundated with such fare – so when a film rises above the fray, it’s both somewhat remarkable and deeply welcome. Susanna Fogel’s Life Partners is, fortunately enough, one of the rare features about approaching thirty that hits the right levels of humor, heart, and honestly, all while being adorably entertaining and charmingly relatable. The »

- Kate Erbland

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Tribeca: Life Partners With Benefits

22 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Tribeca coverage continues with Jason on Life Partners with Leighton Meester & Gillian Jacobs

When I say that the specter of Frances Ha hangs heavy over Life Partners, you should probably keep in mind that the specter of Frances Ha has been hanging over my entire life for the past year and a half - it nearly immediately became The Movie I Quote Constantly. But that said, Life Partners tells the story of the air-tight bond between two young women that experiences a little leakage when a gentleman caller arrives on the scene, tossing the sudden third wheel into chaos, so you know... it's not just me.

Standing in the shadow of Frances' greatness could squelch the life from anything, but Partners, with its light heart and sitcom tread, is a genial enough 93 minutes that it makes it out alive. It's not the sort of film I'll be demanding be screened »

- JA

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Tribeca 2014: Life Partners Review

22 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

 

Many relationship comedies tend to explore themes of bonding and dependency while not offering anything new to the audience, offering trite platitudes instead of truth.  The characters are often young and uncharacteristically manic, the circumstances of the story are often too far-fetched to ever exist within the realm of reality, and the happy ending usually comes at the detriment of a third party.  And while some of these things exist in writer/director Susanna Fogel’s new film Life Partners, it still feels like a surprisingly fresh take on a tried and true scenario.

The film follows the friendship of Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige, two friends who are hopelessly co-dependent on each other.  Sasha is a lesbian who is in and out of love, working a menial job as a receptionist for a real estate brokerage firm while also attempting a career in music.  Paige (Gillian Jacobs) is a »

- Damen Norton

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Leighton Meester on husband Adam Brody kissing Gillian Jacobs

21 April 2014 9:43 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Exactly how does it feel when Leighton Meester, the wife of Adam Brody see her husband kissing Gillian Jacobs in the movie Life Partners?

The 28-year-old actress says she isn.t fixated with her man kissing a pal for locking lips for a Pda scene.

"I think, if anything, I think that they pulled it off really well," Meester told E! News, at the Tribeca Film Festival Premiere of Life Partners. "I think it's good to have that kind of history, and if that makes it awkward, it works because it's kind of awkward kissing people for the first time."

Meester added, "But I think that it didn't look awkward, so I don't know. They look in love."

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Leighton Meester on husband Adam Brody kissing Gillian Jacobs

21 April 2014 9:43 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Exactly how does it feel when Leighton Meester, the wife of Adam Brody see her husband kissing Gillian Jacobs in the movie Life Partners?

The 28-year-old actress says she isn.t fixated with her man kissing a pal for locking lips for a Pda scene.

"I think, if anything, I think that they pulled it off really well," Meester told E! News, at the Tribeca Film Festival Premiere of Life Partners. "I think it's good to have that kind of history, and if that makes it awkward, it works because it's kind of awkward kissing people for the first time."

Meester added, "But I think that it didn't look awkward, so I don't know. They look in love."

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Leighton Meester Reveals What She Thinks of Hubby Adam Brody Kissing Gillian Jacobs in New Movie

21 April 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

What did Leighton Meester think of hubby Adam Brody having to kiss costar Gillian Jacobs in their new romantic comedy Life Partners? The 28-year-old actress says she wasn't too hung up on her man and her pal locking lips for a Pda scene. "I think, if anything, I think that they pulled it off really well," Meester told E! News at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Life Partners. "I think it's good to have that kind of history, and if that makes it awkward, it works because it's kind of awkward kissing people for the first time." Meester added, "But I think that it didn't look awkward, so I don't know. They look in love." In the film, Meester and Jacobs »

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How Much Seth Cohen/Blair Waldorf Love You'll See in Their New Movie

21 April 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Life Partners recently debuted at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and it's a TV fanatic's dream come true. In the romantic comedy, we see Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester and her real-life husband, The O.C.'s Adam Brody, on screen together in a hilarious and poignant tale about growing up and growing apart. At the center of the film are two best friends: lesbian Sasha (Meester) and her straight best friend Paige (Community's Gillian Jacobs) as they deal with new relationships coming between them. Supporting cast members like Brody and Saturday Night Live alum Abby Elliott lend a hand in upping the drama between the two while also bringing comedic relief along the way. Keep reading to find out all the reasons why Life Partners is one of the must-see films of Tribeca Film Festival. 1. You see real-life couple Meester and Brody act together. This is the first time that the »

- Alyse Whitney

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The Amazing Spider-Man 3: Who should play Mary Jane Watson?

21 April 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Warning: The above video contains major Amazing Spider-Man 2 spoilers

It's no bad thing that Shailene Woodley's scenes as Mary Jane Watson were cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – between Dane DeHaan's unstable Harry Osborn, Jamie Foxx's nerd-turned-supervillain Electro and the expanded mythology surrounding the Parker family, Marc Webb's sequel already felt overstuffed.

But Mary Jane is still in line to play a major role in the third film, and Woodley has more or less confirmed that her schedule on the Divergent sequels will make her return very unlikely.

With that in mind, we've rounded up 10 more actresses with whom Andrew Garfield's Peter could hit the jackpot.

1. Juno Temple

Last year's BAFTA Rising Star award winner already has a few high-profile roles lined up, alongside Angelina Jolie in Maleficent and Ray Liotta in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. But she's yet to star in a franchise, »

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Leighton Meester Says Husband, Adam Brody, Is 'Incredible' In Their Film 'Life Partners'

20 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Life Partners, starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs and Adam Brody, brings a story of female friendship to Tribeca, premiering Friday, April 18.

Life Partners tells the story of Sasha (Meester) and Paige (Jacobs), as their friendship begins to change when Paige falls in love with Tim (Brody). Sasha and Paige are completely co-dependent, and Sasha worries she will be left behind as her friend embarks on a serious relationship. Unlike other, more stereotypical films sharing this plot line, Life Partners is not about two best friends fighting over a boy – Sasha is gay – and Meester assures audiences that it doesn’t focus on Sasha’s sexuality either.

“I see very few female roles that come my way that are strong, defined, or independent of male storylines. This movie is about women and their friendship, lives, and careers – things that interest them other than dating, guys, love and sex. My character is »

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Tribeca: 'Community's' Gillian Jacobs Relates to Female-Centric Comedy 'Life Partners'

19 April 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In the indie comedy Life Partners, Community's Gillian Jacobs plays one half of a long-term female friendship, opposite Gossip Girl alum Leighton Meester, who finds that their relationship starts to change after she gets engaged to Adam Brody's character. It was a role that Jacobs said she related to, even some of its embarrassing parts, as she admitted to The Hollywood Reporter at the film's Tribeca Film Festival premiere Friday. Video: Inside the Tribeca Film Festival's Incredibly Busy Offices "I wasn't necessarily proud of the fact that I related to the movie, but…I thought it said something really real

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- Hilary Lewis

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Tribeca Review: 'Life Partners' Starring Gillian Jacobs, Leighton Meester And Adam Brody

19 April 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are two types of intolerable people, and they're both present in “Life Partners.” This comedy depicts a friendship between two grown women, both of whom find themselves shifting in different directions. Responsible Paige (Gillian Jacobs) has a regular 9-to-5 position at a law firm and social gadfly Sasha (Leighton Meester) toils away at a thankless receptionist job, and while neither of these jobs should define these characters, they inevitably do. This shorthand complicates a potentially fine source of drama, because Paige is straight and Sasha is gay. On the cusp of thirty, both girls find themselves settling into familiar routines, and it's here where those intolerable types manifest. The tomboyish Sasha spends days at a local lesbian bar with a Greek chorus of over-dramatic friends, prattling on about her daily annoyances and frequently refreshing her Facebook page, now permanently shrugging off her initial dreams of being a singer-songwriter. Paige herself doesn't seem to. »

- Gabe Toro

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Leighton, J.Lo & More -- See This Week’s Best Dressed Stars!

19 April 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The stars definitely shined this week! From after-parties to award shows, Hollywood’s hottest starlets had plenty of opportunities to strut their stuff.Leighton Meester was the picture of perfection at the opening night after party for Broadway’s "Of Mice and Men," rocking in a navy chiffon gown with a plunging neckline and fitted bodice by Versace. To complement her elegant ensemble, the newlywed accessorized with a white clutch and jewelry from Kimberly McDonald and Jacob and Co. The former "Gossip Girl" star wore her luscious locks in loose waves and amped up her makeup with a smoky eye and soft pink lip. Kate Bosworth looked beyond beautiful at the launch of Choo.08 by Jimmy Choo in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. The blonde beauty wowed in a white, A-line Dior dress with silver bodice embellishments that she paired with a shimmery Jimmy Choo clutch and matching pumps. To finish off her look, »

- tooFab Staff

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James Franco Slams New York Times Theater Critic as "Such A Little Bitch"

17 April 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Apparently, James Franco has a bone to pick with the New York Times' theater critic. And it's anything but bite-size. The 35-year-old thesp, who made his Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men during the play's official opening on April 16, took to Instagram to vent his frustrations after the Nyt's Ben Brantley wrote a scathing review of production, in which he slammed Franco's performance. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), Of Mice and Men stars Franco as dreamer George and Chris O'Dowd as simple-minded Lennie as well as Leighton Meester, who plays Curley's wife, yet even with the star-studded cast, Brantley was left unimpressed. "Somehow Ms. Shapiro's »

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The Ladies Of Gossip Girl Reunite At Of Mice And Men

17 April 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | TheFabLife - Movies | See recent TheFabLife - Movies news »

Spotted: Blair Waldorf and her minions reunited at The Plaza Hotel. They may have all parted ways after graduation but they got back together for at least one night. Where was Serena van der Woodsen? That’s intel that only this insider knows.

Xoxo,

Gossip Girl

At the premiere of Of Mice and Men starring Chris O’Dowd, James Franco and Leighton Meester, several of Meester’s Gossip Girl co-stars showed their support. Amanda Setton and Alice Callahan, who played Penelope Shafai and Jessica Leitenberg respectively, and Zuzanna Szadkowski, the unsuspecting “fifth” member of Blair’s crew, all attended the show’s party after opening night. The four shared smiles together giving fans a glimpse into what a possible Gossip Girl reunion episode might look like seven years later.

Also in attendance was Minka Kelly, who co-starred with Meester in The Roommate, and James Wolk, who is currently co-starring with »

- Stacy Lambe

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Tribeca Film Festival: Leighton Meester has no barriers in 'Life Partners' -- Exclusive Video

17 April 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

When Leighton Meester signed on to the Bff dramedy Life Partners, she never imagined she’d try something Blair Waldorf would never even consider: going off script.

“What you see is mostly improvised,” explains Meester, who stars as underachieving lesbian Sasha in the film directed by Susanna Fogel and written by Joni Lefkowitz. “I hadn’t had a lot of experience with free-for-all improvisation, but I felt that trying new things was really fun and helped make me feel more connected to the character. She is flawed, and that’s what I related to most.”

As Sasha, Meester wears frumpy clothes, »

- Nina Terrero

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Leighton Meester Says "Pesky" Husband Adam Brody Is "Incredible” In New Film Life Partners

17 April 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

She speaks! Leighton Meester has been mum on her marriage to Adam Brody thus far, but the Gossip Girl alum could't help but gush about her man while promoting her new play Of Mice and Men. "That pesky guy," she said of Brody in an interview with Newsday. The actress, 27, is currently starring in the stage adaptation of John Steinback's classic drama on Broadway with James Franco, and opened up about working with her new hubby in the upcoming film Life Partners. "That came along just by [...] »

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Leighton Meester Calls Husband Adam Brody a "Pesky Guy," Says Working With Him Was "Incredible"

17 April 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Newlyweds Leighton Meester and Adam Brody have remained quiet about their relationship and are letting some adorable photographs do the talking. But the actress, who is currently starring in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, opened up about working with her husband in the upcoming comedy Life Partners. "Yeah, that pesky guy," the Gossip Girl alum joked with Newsday during a recent interview about their onscreen collaboration. "It's about finding each other, and how it kinda hurts to change and grow...for the better, even. It was the best. We basically got to say whatever came to our minds. There was a lot of improv." Meester portrays a lesbian in the flick, while Brody is a charming doctor. Gillian »

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James Franco, Leighton Meester Take Bows at Mice, Men Opening

17 April 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and “Gossip Girl’s” Leighton Meester all made their Broadway debut last night (Apr. 16) in an adaption of John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men and put together a nuanced performance that drew mostly critical raves. The story has oft been told on stage and the big screen since Steinbeck published the short novel in 1937, providing plenty of material for comparison. [...] »

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