The Silver Linings Playbook

by (@missmuttoo)

Rumor We Love: Taylor Swift Had Her Eyes Set On Bradley Cooper, But Was Denied!

Rumor: Taylor Swift Asks Bradley Cooper On A Date

While this is being filed firmly under the rumor category, you can’t deny that this feels like vintage Taylor Swift. It’s true — she always has a new man on her arm within a month of breaking up with someone. Someone suggested the term “serial dater” but we’ll demur from using that term for now. As you know, Ms. Swift and One Direction’s Harry Styles are done and dusted. Finito. They’re never, ever getting back together. But it seems like the you can’t keep the lady down too long, because sources suggest she tried to rope in Bradley Cooper on a date through Jennifer Lawrence while at the Golden Globes. Quick flowchart: Taylor and Jennifer are friends, Jennifer and Bradley are co-stars on Silver Linings Playbook.  Another friend has suggested the term “trading up,” but again, we’ll demur.

Unfortunately, even in rumorville, things have not gone according to plan for Taylor, because Brad wasn’t exactly up for the date. Sources say, “Bradley has absolutely no intention of getting together with Taylor. First of all, her reputation precedes her. Bradley is very wary of dating someone who is a bit of a serial dater like Taylor. He thinks she’s far too young for him and wants to date someone his own age, not 16-years younger because he’s ready for something serious. It was a little awkward for Bradley. Jennifer came to him and told him that Taylor was interested in getting together. He had to politely decline, knowing full well that Jennifer and Taylor are friends.” Awkward! And the final nail in the coffin? This quote, “It was an ambitious move from Taylor, but she’s going to have fixate on someone else as Bradley’s just not that into her.” Is it just us, or are “sources” even sounding like 16-year-olds now?

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by (@katespencer)

Jennifer Lawrence Lined Up For Lead In Next David O. Russell Film

Remember last year, when we had no idea who Jennifer Lawrence was? How times have changed. The Oscar-nominated actress has allegedly beaten out some tough competition to become the first choice for the female lead in director David O. Russell‘s next film, The Silver Linings Playbook. Russell is also an Oscar nominee; his last film The Fighter was an awards show darling this year.

Lawrence has apparently beaten out her A-List peers, including Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Andrea Riseborough and Olivia Wilde, and Indie Wire reports the role is hers if she wants it. The actress, currently filming The Hunger Games, would play a woman depressed over the loss of her husband, who later becomes a love interest for Mark Wahlberg‘s character, a former teacher recently released from a mental institute.

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