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Madonna released a new video for Bitch I’m Madonna, the remix. More like redo. This is what she should have done in the first place, instead of what we got the first time around, when the launch was f-cked up by Tidal and all we ended up seeing were people making cameos…without actually having to be in the same room as her. Full Story
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Ben Affleck was out in LA yesterday without his wedding ring. The pictures are exclusive but several outlets have already posted them so I didn’t want to spend extra money – click here to see. How do you think he feels about the speculation over this ring off/ring on business? You know the guy who was in JLO’s video for Jenny From The Block? That guy probably loves it, non? In other Ben news, Joanna pointed this out to me… He’s starting to reply to people on Twitter. Full Story
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Taylor Swift played the first of two shows in Washington DC last night. And her friend Lorde was there as the special guest. Then they told each other how much they love each other over Instagram: When your friend flies across the world to surprise your crowd with 'Royals' because she's a wondrous angel. @lordemusic Full Story
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Ben Affleck at Comic-Con. As expected, as predicted, he went there and did his job. A few self-deprecating remarks here and there, looking weary, which elicited compassion, and talked about how he was perfect for the Batfleck role because he’s a “burnout”. Textbook. Then again, as Sarah told me, Hall H at Comic-Con is the easiest crowd to win over. Full Story
Prince Albert of Monaco celebrated 10 years on the throne this weekend. The twins were brought out for the occasion. And his wife, the Serene Charlene, even spoke French for the first time in public, taking the microphone to tell him: "[Prince] Albert I was the Explorer, Rainier III was the Prince-Builder, and you are the Prince of Hearts, of my heart. Full Story
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Jennifer Lawrence and her Hunger Games co-stars were on Conan last night at Comic-Con. As noted yesterday – click here for a refresher – Jennifer went to San Diego with her best sell game. This is the candid lovable goof with no filter who became one of the biggest movie stars in the world – and has an Oscar. Full Story
The plan, as I’ve been telling you all along, was to let Batman take over. To give the divorce gossip its due time before crushing it with work talk and superhero excitement. And now we’re seeing the rollout. Warner Bros announced yesterday that Ben Affleck will begin directing Live By Night in November. Full Story
A couple of weeks ago, in a post about Jake Gyllenhaal, I linked to an article in The Atlantic titled The Decline of the American Actor- click here for a refresher. The Atlantic singled out Jake Gyllenhaal as being the standout, who simply cannot be replaced. Michael Douglas also, while promoting Ant-Man, recently gave an interview to The Guardian, offering his theory as to why so many great roles are going to actors from outside the United States. Basically he thinks American actors are too busy on social media. Jake Gyllenhaal is not on social media. I thought about this while reading Grantland Read Full Intro
As we saw yesterday, Ben Affleck flew to Atlanta earlier this week to be with his kids. Jennifer Garner is shooting a movie there. According to PEOPLE, there’s a guest house on Jennifer’s rental property. And on Wednesday, while she was working, he took his kids out for playtime. She’s joined him on location several times before their split during filming and looked after the kids. Full Story
NY Mag published an interview yesterday with Rob Shuter, who used to be Jennifer Lopez’s publicist at the end of her relationship with Ben Affleck and Jessica Simpson’s publicist at the end of her marriage to Nick Lachey.
Do they call the paps, tell them exactly when to be at the park, within a 10 minute window? Yes. Of course.
Is John Mayer a famewhore? Did he use Jennifer Aniston for photo opps and probably jerk off when those shots ended up on all the blogs (that last part is my own interpretation, obviously)? Yes. Of course.
Is Jennifer Aniston only photographed when she wants to be photographed? Yes. OF COURSE.
It’s one thing, though, to live on the internet and be properly educated about how this sh-t works. Read Full Intro
Jennifer Aniston has a new fragrance – her third, Near Dusk - launching at Kohl’s, which means we get a full rundown of her favourite scents. Jasmine! Men’s sweat! Nectarines! The way celebrities talk about their little cash cow projects, like fragrances, has always cracked me up. Full Story
So says everyone around Jake Gyllenhaal. In the August issue of Details Jake G has a new interview to promote Southpaw, and as such, there’s a lot of talk about his training and body transformation and how tough he is, learning to take and throw punches. There are also quotes from Everest director Baltasar Kormakur about how harsh the conditions were shooting that movie, and how Jake G was the one pushing for more takes in sub-zero temperatures. Full Story