First Dibs: Is Ryan Gosling Going To Propose To Eva Mendes?

Who else has dropped Paula Deen? Is Pixar only going to make lucrative sequels and prequels now? Why was Channing Tatum chosen to save the President in White House Down?

  • 39-year-old Eva Mendes is rumored to have told beau Ryan Gosling that she wants to get engaged before her 40th birthday. Apparently, Gosling is planning on surprising her with a Neil Lane engagement ring once their film wraps. [Star via Celebitchy]
  • When Paula Deen took to the Today show earlier this week, she claimed only two companies had dropped her, but since her non-apology she’s also lost Walmart, Target, Sears, J.C. Penney and Kmart. Today her publishing house, Ballantine Books, has dropped her cookbook due this fall. [People]
  • It might look like the once rogue animation studio Pixar is only out for the money grab these days, with three spin-off films in four years’ time. However, Pixar’s president Ed Catmull has said that “it’s really important that we do an original film a year,” and going forward there are three original flicks on the slate and only one (Finding Nemo) sequel. [BuzzFeed]
  • A twist of fate means that Channing Tatum’s John Cale is the man responsible for saving the white house in White House Down, but director Roland Emmerich picked Tatum because he’s so nice! Emmerich said, “He’s the nicest guy — totally down to earth, super smart and he looks like a million dollars.” [MTV News]

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