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Real Madrid are still eyeing Kylian Mbappe next year.

Mbappe, 22, has been heavily linked with the LaLiga giants with his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expiring in 2022.

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Madrid may be looking to make a move in 2021.


Real Madrid are very confident of completing a deal for PSG star Mbappe next year, according to 90min.

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Mbappe has developed into one of the world's best forwards at PSG, where he has scored 13 goals in 17 games this season.

The France international is admired by Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.


- Barcelona may be active in January. Sport reports Ronald Koeman is insisting on signings to begin 2021, with Lyon star Memphis Depay said to be available for just €5million. It also says Barca will negotiate with Manchester City for Eric Garcia.

- Staying at Manchester City and the Premier League giants have been boosted by John Stones' form. The Telegraph reports the defender is poised for a contract extension, with his current deal running until 2022.

- Yves Bissouma is seemingly attracting plenty of interest after his form for Brighton and Hove Albion. The Daily Express reports Manchester United have joined the race for the midfielder, who has also been linked to Liverpool and Arsenal.

- Yet to play for Napoli this season, Arkadiusz Milik is set for an exit. CalcioMercato reports Tottenham have given up on trying to sign the striker, who is also apparently a target for Juventus, Inter and Roma.

Rumor Has It
Directed byRob Reiner
Produced byBen Cosgrove
Paula Weinstein
Written byTed Griffin
Music byMarc Shaiman
CinematographyPeter Deming
Edited byRobert Leighton
Village Roadshow Pictures
Section Eight Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
  • December 25, 2005
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$70 million
Box office$88.9 million [1]

Rumor Has It (stylized as Rumor Has It... in the United States market) is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo. The concept of the screenplay by Ted Griffin is that a woman learns that her mother and grandmother may be the inspiration for the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb. The film received negative reviews from critics and was a box office disappointment grossing $88.9 million against its $70 million budget.


In 1997, Sarah Huttinger, an obituary and wedding announcement writer for The New York Times, travels to Pasadena, California, for her sister Annie's wedding, accompanied by her fiancé Jeff Daly. When Sarah tells her grandmother, Katharine Richelieu, that she is unsure about getting married, Katharine lets slip that her late daughter, Sarah's mother Jocelyn, ran off to Cabo San Lucas a week before her own wedding.

Sarah visits her mother's best friend, Aunt Mitzy, who confirms that Jocelyn spent time with their prep school classmate Beau Burroughs the week before her wedding to Sarah's father Earl, and that Beau was friends with Charles Webb, the author of the novel The Graduate.

Jeff points out Sarah's parents were married just short of nine months before her birth, leading her to wonder if Beau might really be her biological father. Sarah also accuses her grandmother of being the inspiration for Mrs. Robinson, the older character who seduced the young man (in The Graduate), who later ran away with Mrs. Robinson's daughter.

After the wedding, Sarah decides to fly to San Francisco, where Beau, now a highly successful and very wealthy Silicon Valley Internet wizard, is giving a speech. She meets him; and he admits to sleeping with her mother and grandmother, but assures Sarah he couldn't be her father because he is sterile after suffering blunt testicular trauma while playing a soccer game in high school. The two go out for drinks, and the following morning Sarah wakes up in Beau's bed in his Half Moon Bay home – the third generation in her family to have sex with Beau.

Although guilt-stricken by her behavior, Sarah allows Beau to convince her to be his date at a charity ball, where she meets Beau's son Blake. Beau explains his wife wanted a biological child and was artificially inseminated to become pregnant. Mollified, Sarah kisses Beau and is caught by Jeff, who has returned to California to find her after not hearing from her since she met Beau. An argument ensues and Jeff leaves her.

Dejected, Sarah returns to visit Katharine, who flies into a rage when she learns Beau has slept with her granddaughter. The two learn Annie suffered an anxiety attack while flying to her honeymoon and wants to talk to Sarah. Sarah tells her sister about the sexual relationship three generations of Richelieu/Huttinger women have had with Beau. She reassures Annie she truly is in love with her husband, Scott, and in doing so, realizes she's ready to marry Jeff.

It is also revealed that Earl was the one who accidentally caused Beau's testicular trauma. This makes Beau somewhat nervous to be around Earl, though Katherine is quite pleased by the revelation. Earl reveals to Sarah he always knew about Jocelyn and Beau's affair. Jocelyn returned to Earl because she loved him and he was someone with whom she could build a life. On the night she returned, Sarah was conceived. This explained the slightly early timing between her parents' wedding and her own birth.

Determined to win Jeff back, Sarah returns to New York City and tells her fiancé about her feelings. They reconcile on the condition that if they ever have a daughter, she would not be allowed anywhere near Beau. The film ends with Sarah and Jeff's wedding.


  • Jennifer Aniston as Sarah Huttinger
  • Kevin Costner as Beau Burroughs
  • Shirley MacLaine as Katharine Richelieu
  • Mark Ruffalo as Jeff Daly
  • Richard Jenkins as Earl Huttinger
  • Christopher McDonald as Roger McManus
  • Steve Sandvoss as Scott
  • Mena Suvari as Annie Huttinger
  • Mike Vogel as Blake Burroughs

In addition, Kathy Bates appears, uncredited, in the role of Aunt Mitsy, while George Hamilton has a brief uncredited non-speaking cameo as himself.[citation needed]


Screenwriter Ted Griffin was the original director, but problems arose soon after principal photography began on July 21, 2004. The production fell several days behind schedule in the first week, and on August 5, Griffin fired cinematographer Ed Lachman from the project. Griffin was let go by executive producer Steven Soderbergh the following day, and the production shut down in order to allow replacement Rob Reiner to make script, cast, and crew changes before resuming filming on August 18. Original cast members Charlie Hunnam, Lesley Ann Warren, Tony Bill, and Greta Scacchi were replaced by Reiner.[2]


Rumor Has It... OST
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedJanuary 3, 2006
LabelColumbia Records
Nellie McKay chronology
Rumor Has It... OST
Last Holiday

All tracks are written by Nellie McKay except where noted.

1.'Black Sheep'2:32
2.'BB Blues'2:38
3.'Just One Of Those Things'5:36
4.'Pasadena Girl'4:14
5.'Face of a Faith'2:03
6.'Baby (You've Got What It Takes)' (track 6 features Taj Mahal)3:47
Total length:20:50


Critical response[edit]

Rumor Has It... received mostly negative reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 19% rating based on reviews from 113 critics, with the consensus: 'This riff on The Graduate has a solid cast, but is too lightweight to fully register.'[3]Metacritic gave the film a weighted average score of 35 out of 100 based on 29 critics, indicating 'Generally unfavorable reviews'.[4]

A. O. Scott of The New York Times said, 'I suppose Rumor Has It could be worse, though at the moment I'm at a loss to say just how. Ms. MacLaine and Mr. Costner are seasoned professionals, giving lackluster laugh lines more juice than they deserve, and Jennifer Aniston is as plucky and engaging as ever ... [but her] efforts are wasted in a movie that can't even seem to sustain interest in itself.'[5]

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times observed, 'The plot ... sounds like a gimmick. That's because it is a gimmick. But it's a good gimmick. And Rumor Has It works for good reasons, including sound construction and the presence of Kevin Costner ... a natural actor with enormous appeal ... This is not a great movie, but it's very watchable and has some good laughs. The casting of Aniston is crucial, because she's the heroine of this story, and ... has the presence to pull it off.'[6]

Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle said, 'The movie has that fatal triptych that is becoming Reiner's romantic-comedy signature: drippy sentiment, zany scenes that trivialize the characters and a horror of adventure ... needless to say, Rumor Has It fails as a successor to The Graduate. It fails artistically but also philosophically, in that it rebuts the spirit of the earlier film, while offering nothing attractive in its place.'[7]

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone awarded it one out of four stars, calling it a 'comic turd' and adding, 'The creepy script, by T.M. Griffin, is directed by Rob Reiner in a sleepwalking daze that Costner emulates by rotely repeating his performance in The Upside of Anger and in the process squeezing all the juice.'[8]

Brian Lowry of Variety said, 'As muddled in most respects as its title, Rumor Has It... begins with an intriguing premise ... but it devolves into a bland romance spiced with too little comedy ... There's a germ of an idea here, but Reiner and Griffin race through the plot beats so rapidly that poor Sarah seldom has time to breathe, which also describes the movie ... [Aniston] never settles down enough to offer more than a shrill whine and pained expression.'[9]

Box office[edit]

The film opened at number 10 at the U.S. box office, on 2,815 screens on Christmas 2005, and earned $3,473,155 on that first day. It eventually grossed $43,000,262 domestically and $45,933,300 in international markets for a worldwide box office total of $88,933,562.[10]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD on May 9, 2006.[11] It has grossed $21 million in US DVD sales.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^'Rumor Has It (2005) - Financial Information'. The Numbers.
  2. ^Anne Thompson. 'A Film Studio Fires a Director, Raising Eyebrows in Hollywood'. The New York Times, August 25, 2004.
  3. ^Rumor Has It... at Rotten Tomatoes
  4. ^'Rumor Has It...'Metacritic.
  5. ^A. O. Scott. 'A Romantic Entanglement With a Heart of Celluloid'The New York Times, December 23, 2005.
  6. ^Ebert, Roger (December 22, 2005). 'The Switched Family Robinson'. Chicago Sun-Times.
  7. ^Mick LaSalle. 'Passion gets a bad rap and Aniston's ditzy act gets old in Rob Reiner's play-it-safe homily 'Rumor Has It'. San Francisco Chronicle, December 24, 2005.
  8. ^Peter Travers. 'Rumor Has It...'. Rolling Stone, January 6, 2006.
  9. ^Lowry, Brian (18 December 2005). 'Rumor Has It…'. Variety.
  10. ^ abRumor Has It... at Box Office Mojo
  11. ^Arnold, Thomas (April 25, 2006). 'Warner Bows Combo HD DVD/DVD'. hive4media.com. Archived from the original on May 4, 2006. Retrieved September 27, 2019.

External links[edit]

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  • Rumor Has It at AllMovie
  • Rumor Has It at Box Office Mojo
  • Rumor Has It at Rotten Tomatoes
  • Rumor Has It at Metacritic
  • Rumor Has It at The Numbers

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