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Natalie Never is back

May 15, 2015 18:16:26 Posted at May 15, 2015 18:16:26
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Back in 2011, when she was campaigning for an Oscar, I dubbed Natalie Portman “Natalie Never” because her combination belly-cuppy pregnancy and aggressive trophy hunting turned me off so hard I couldn’t deal with her at all. A proto-I Can’t Full Story

George Clooney is comfortable in handcuffs

May 15, 2015 14:25:52 Posted at May 15, 2015 14:25:52
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George Clooney handcuffed himself to David Letterman last night. To me, he seemed quite comfortable. And quite comfortable alluding to the fact that he was comfortable. And yes, as a favourite of Letterman’s, Clooney was a three block guest. Sort of. I mean, officially, he was a two block guest, but he pulled up a stool and stuck around for Tom Waits. Full Story

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Julia last word and last kiss for Dave

May 14, 2015 14:42:52 Posted at May 14, 2015 14:42:52
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Julia Roberts always gets the last word, so it makes sense that she would get David Letterman’s last kiss before next Wednesday’s big sign-off. After all, she is his favourite guest. He admitted it back in 2001 and he was clearly just as smitten last night. Full Story

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Beyonce changed dresses?

May 13, 2015 21:11:33 Posted at May 13, 2015 21:11:33
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Beyonce. MET Gala dress. How could you forget it? According to US Weekly, it might not have been her first choice? B was an hour late arriving at the event. According to an US source, she was delayed because she was online, checking what other people were wearing. Full Story

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99 Problems, 22 Days

May 11, 2015 17:30:05 Posted at May 11, 2015 17:30:05
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In February, I wrote about Beyonce and Jay Z’s new partnership with 22 Days Nutrition, and at the time I wondered why should the Queen be that concerned with her subjects’ vegetable consumption? I was also unclear on how much Bey and Jay would be a part of the company, and this new New York Times Full Story

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Taylor Swift’s ultimate get

May 11, 2015 14:33:24 Posted at May 11, 2015 14:33:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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After kicking off the 1989 tour in Tokyo last week, Taylor Swift was back in LA this weekend. On Saturday she was seen at Wango Tango, dancing and cheering during her boyfriend Calvin Harris’s set. Yesterday she was out on a hike with Gigi Hadid. Gigi is one of the many Friends Of Taylor (FOT) featured in the upcoming Bad Blood video that will premiere at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Full Story

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Gwyneth Paltrow on Mother’s Day

May 11, 2015 13:42:12 Posted at May 11, 2015 13:42:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Gwyneth Paltrow did not want the paps to shoot her face on Mother’s Day. Check her out yesterday at lunch, with Chris Martin, presumably celebrating with their kids. While G did not appreciate being photographed, she did post on Instagram a letter written to her by her son, Moses. Or “Momo”. Full Story

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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
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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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
Maria Posted by Maria
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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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