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Friday, May 8, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

Universal announced yesterday that By The Sea, written and directed by Angelina Jolie, starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, will be released November 13. November is definitely not January. Or February. November is an award season sweet spot. November means the studio might have some award season plans. November also means By The Sea could hit the festival circuit. That means Venice. And/or, hopefully, TIFF. God, please let it be TIFF.

The Jolie also added a statement along with the date confirmation:

"This is a story about a relationship derailed by loss, the tenacity of love, and the path to recovery and acceptance. It has been a privilege to explore these universal human experiences with such a generous and talented cast and crew."

I was initially thinking that she’d take her film to Cannes because the Brange in Cannes has always never disappointed.  Read Full Intro

The two Maxes

May 8, 2015 17:17:31 Posted at May 8, 2015 17:17:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Tom Hardy at the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere last night. Yeah. He looked hot. Intense, as always, which is part of it, I think. It’s not like you’re always citing his smile as his best feature. So Tom Hardy is the new Mad Max. The original Mad Max, as you know, is Mel Gibson who made a surprise appearance and they posed together with director George Miller. Full Story

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Scott Eastwood wants you to know…

May 8, 2015 15:19:16 Posted at May 8, 2015 15:19:16
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George Clooney talks about Amal and his birthday

May 8, 2015 14:29:52 Posted at May 8, 2015 14:29:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Tomorrowland comes out on May 22. George Clooney is now promoting the movie. Here he is at Jimmy Kimmel yesterday. And there are also interviews with Extra and Entertainment Tonight. As expected, he’s asked about his birthday (Wednesday), which is why, well, he looks rough. Like really, really tired. Full Story

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Joss Whedon quits Twitter, world implodes

May 7, 2015 14:40:08 Posted at May 7, 2015 14:40:08
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On Monday, Joss Whedon quit Twitter. I assumed it was because with Avengers: Age of Ultron open in all the theaters everywhere, he was finally done promoting it and so he deleted his Twitter page, which was started two years ago to promote a movie. I didn’t think much of it at first, but by the end of the day the internet was going nuts, saying that Whedon didn’t quit, he was run out of electrical town on rails by a horde of rage-feminists who were mad at him for something about the Black Widow. Full Story

Hey y’all, Draper James is here

May 6, 2015 16:07:59 Posted at May 6, 2015 16:07:59
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Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle site, Draper James has been gestating for about a year, and a few days ago I mentioned an uptick in social media activity. Now, in the midst of promoting her new movie, Hot Pursuit, it has launched. So what’s the deal, y’all? Well, it’s hard to talk about Draper James without mentioning Goop, the OG celebrity lifestyle site, and Preserve, Blake Lively’s plucky attempt at making each house a mason jar-filled home. Full Story

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The last few days of Leo

May 6, 2015 13:38:21 Posted at May 6, 2015 13:38:21
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As you know, Leonardo DiCaprio was in Milan last Thursday for Mr Armani’s 40th anniversary party. Click here for a refresher. Two days after that he was in Vegas on Saturday night for the fight. Leo was that guy who watched the event through his phone. Full Story

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Amy Adams’s wedding weekend?

May 1, 2015 16:19:53 Posted at May 1, 2015 16:19:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Amy Adams hit the gym yesterday before heading out for dinner with her partner Darren Le Gallo and their daughter. They’ve been together 14 years. Page Six reported earlier this week that they’re getting married this weekend in LA. It’ll be a small affair, not a Hollywood blowout. Full Story

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

As we get closer to the MET Gala on Monday, I have a question for you. You remember what happened at the MET Gala last year, right? 

It was The Elevator.

The Elevator was probably THE biggest gossip story of 2014. So far, Beyonce and JayZ do not appear on any leaked attendees lists for the MET Gala. What’s your prediction then? Do Beyonce and JayZ return to the MET Gala? Or do they skip it for a year, put some distance between themselves and the scandal. Because if they show up, everyone’s going to bring it up.

Or maybe they DO come. Defiantly. On several counts. Because Jay’s been playing defence on the Tidal situation lately too. Maybe they even come WITH Solange. Like, you can’t touch us, you can’t bring us down. Can you see it? I can't decide.  Read Full Intro

Who’s undercover?

April 30, 2015 21:16:22 Posted at April 30, 2015 21:16:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Earlier I posted photos of Tina Turner and Tom Cruise in Milan for the Armani anniversary. Even Janet Jackson was photographed. And she’s practically a recluse these days. So… tell me… Who do you think it is under this blanket? The person who can’t just walk out of a hotel like all the others without looking like a f-cking asshole? The person who hates the attention but never hesitates to benefit from the attention. Full Story

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Don’t forget about Christian Grey

April 30, 2015 20:28:53 Posted at April 30, 2015 20:28:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fifty Shades Of Grey was a smash hit at the box office. There should have been only good news coming out of its theatrical release. Except instead of positive headlines, all the focus was on the fact that they couldn’t get their sh-t together for the sequel(s) because EL James is difficult to work with. Full Story

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Outfit by George Clooney?

April 30, 2015 20:06:50 Posted at April 30, 2015 20:06:50
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Amal Clooney was in Washington, DC today. She called a press conference to advocate on behalf of Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives. She was there with Nasheed’s wife Laila Ali. Just a regular day at work for a human rights lawyer who, apparently, needs help picking out her clothes. Full Story

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G’s Chicago wrap

April 30, 2015 19:49:11 Posted at April 30, 2015 19:49:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As mentioned yesterday (click here for a refresher), Gwyneth Paltrow is in Chicago for GOOP. There was a book signing. And I wanted to see the outfit. And there was a professional photographer there! It’s a wrap dress. Wrap dresses are not my favourite for me. Full Story

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