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Emily Blunt Is Not Happy About Cannes Film Festival Heels Rule

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You’ve probably heard this by now, but the Cannes Film Festival pissed a lot of people off this week when some women were turned away from a screening on Sunday because they weren’t wearing high heels. Apparently heels are a requirement at Cannes, which means I will never be going to Cannes in my lifetime. Everyone thinks it’s bullshit, especially Emily Blunt, who hates wearing heels (but clearly did so for the occasion).

From US Weekly:

“Yeah, that’s very disappointing,” the Devil Wears Prada actress said. “To think there are these waves of equality and waves of people discovering that women are so fascinating and interesting to watch and bankable [on screen].” 

“Everyone should wear flats to be honest,” she added. “We shouldn’t be wearing high heels anyways. That’s my point of view. I just prefer wearing Converse sneakers.”

Well, I don’t necessarily think Converse are right for Cannes, but then again, why the hell not? You’re going to see a bunch of movies, so what does it matter what you wear? I suppose if you’re doing the red carpet and are some major star turning up for a photo op, that might be something, but in the end, who gives a shit? Flats 4 lyfe, as the kids (maybe?) say.

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Emily Blunt wants to be a gay icon

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Emily Blunt is great – I’ve always loved her both as an actress (sure, she’s had some dodgy roles, but who hasn’t?) and as a Hollywood personality. She’s endearing! She’s funny! She’s gorgeous! What’s not to like? Apparently not much, when it comes to the gay community. She’s got a massive gay fan base, which makes sense, and she loves it! Especially since she hopes to eventually become a gay icon.

From The Advocate:

Whether she’s bringing the heat to lesbian romances like My Summer of Love, kicking ass as a super soldier alongside Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow, or stealing scenes as Meryl Streep’s cube of cheese–eating assistant in The Devil Wears Prada, Emily Blunt has a filmography generously seasoned with roles that have earned the actress a large LGBT following. It’s a fact she’s lovingly aware of as we sit down to discuss her latest film, Disney’s big-screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods.

“I know that’s my demographic. That’s been made clear to me by my fans,” she says with a laugh, noting that she’s often stopped by gay admirers of her work when she’s out in public. “I love it. I think it’s so cool, because one day I hope to be a gay icon.”

When I joke with her that starring in a Sondheim musical alongside Meryl Streep wearing a wig worthy of a legendary drag queen automatically earns her the title, she gleefully giggles and exclaims, “Oh, thank God! Now I just need to go to more gay clubs so I can really have a good time.”

First of all, let me just say that I can’t wait to see Into the Woods. Second of all, I think Emily should probably realize that LGBT fans means it’s not just campy gay men who like her (and fetishizing that community is a bit weird, anyway), so… yeah. That being said, I’m sure she’ll get her gay icon status. She’s great!

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Emily Blunt saved Meryl Streep’s life

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Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep has been thick as thieves since filming The Devil Wears Prada back in 2005, and I love it because I love them and find it adorable when two awesome people turn out to be friends. I know, I’m weird. Anyhow, they recently got the chance to reunite for Into the Woods, where Meryl once again played an evil witch (of a different kind, this time around) and Emily was forced to serve her.

While on set, apparently Meryl almost injured herself and Emily caught her and it was all a very funny story that Emily told on The Late Show with David Letterman this week (via US Weekly).

“I did save her life. We were rehearsing a scene where she’s playing the witch and she’s supposed to jump onto the table with a cape and everything.”

“I just saw this thing happen in slow-motion… You know when you see something awful happen and it’s like the sound cuts out, you know? Meryl Streep’s foot got caught in her cape and we just started to watch her slowly topple head-first toward the concrete floor.”

“[Director] Rob Marshall and James Corden froze, didn’t move, and the pregnant woman caught her. I caught her!”

“She owes me! She should play my lowly dressmaker. She owes me bigtime. She was tormenting me in [Devil’s Wears Prada], and now she’s tormenting me in this movie. She’s this witch that has cast this horrible spell on our house. I just said, ‘This is it.’ We couldn’t have any other dynamic now. ‘You just have to hate me in films.’”

“She owes me, that’s why I think at some point I should play the Queen of Versailles and she can be my lowly dressmaker,” Blunt added. “I did mention it to her. I think it’s a great idea and I mentioned it to her, and her response was, ‘Dream on.’ That’s Meryl Streep… She’s so amazing, it’s annoying at this point. It’s annoying.”

Ha, cute! Frankly, I would watch any movie that Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep did together, regardless of what it was about, whether it was nine hours long, whatever. I’m into it.

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Emily Blunt’s breasts produce a lot of milk, apparently

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File this one under “Things You Definitely Didn’t Need to Know About Emily Blunt‘s Breasts”, if you will. After giving birth to John Krasinski‘s daughter Hazel a couple of months ago, Emily really lost all of her baby weight quickly. The secret is, as most Hollywood mothers have blabbed about repeatedly to any reporter who will listen, breastfeeding. Emily herself is into breastfeeding and didn’t have much choice, because apparently she produces that much milk. Ooookay.

Here’s Emily discussing her mammary experience on The Ellen Degeneres Show:

Well, that’s special. I’m gay and I love Emily Blunt (and I’m also aware of how breastfeeding works and am not grossed out by the human body), but this just rubbed me the wrong way. Some things are better left to yourself and your husband/best friend/not public TV audiences, girl.

On a side note, I love me some Emily Blunt/John Krasinski as a couple, and I also think the baby is sooooo cute, as John shared on Twitter this week:

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Celeb Babies Just Keep Coming: John Krasinski And Emily Blunt Welcome Baby Girl


Simon Cowell welcomed a baby boy into the world yesterday and today, it’s Emily Blunt and John Krasinski‘s turn. They had a baby girl today and named her Hazel. Office Jim tweeted,

Wanted to let the news out directly.  Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday!

It interests me which celebs choose to let the news come out via their PR team and which tweet it directly. This happy couple and Cowell chose to tweet, whereas Owen Wilson used his PR team, as he doesn’t even have twitter. The question is, if a celeb tweets news like this directly, does it make you give more, or less, of a f-ck?

Just curious.

Anyway, congrats to the happy couple and the baby and all the happy bouncing celebrity babies.

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Emily Blunt’s Got A Baby Up In Her

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Emily Blunt‘s got a baby all up in her, and it was put there by husband John Krasinski. Ms. Blunt is known best for playing the, “wait, is she attractive?” role in films, except of course in The Devil Wears Prada in which we could all agree that yes, she was damn attractive.

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Dat brass.

Mr. Krasinski is best known as Jim “please just dump Pam in this last season of The Office” Halpert. This will be their first child for both (Los Angeles Times). Blunt’s ex, Michael Bubbbelebbebebé just had a child of his own.

Congrats to all!

NOTE: The photo above is of a blonde Emily Blunt with a regular Tom Cruise. Not John Krasinski. 

The Most Adorable Couple Got Married Yesterday

But seriously, look at them.  I mean, I’m not going to pretend like I’m any kind of familiar with Emily Blunt’s work or that I’ve seen John Krasinski in anything besides of The Office (well, I saw the first five minutes of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, but it was pretty hideous itself so we didn’t get any further than that).  I don’t think I have to see anything other than this picture to be filled with a sort of vicarious but well-meaning joy at the thought of this couple’s wedding.  I realize that might make me a tad bit creepy, but fuck it, they are precious and I love it.