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Vanity Fair and the Swift Sisterhood

August 4, 2015 19:48:30 Posted at August 4, 2015 19:48:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The interview with Vanity Fair happened in London a few weeks ago, well before Nicki Minaj gave her some real talk on Twitter. At the time, if you recall, she was girl squading all over her stage. Serena Williams was there. Cara Delevingne and the model crew were there. At the time, Taylor was untouchable. Full Story

One Direction: Babies and broken engagements

August 4, 2015 18:33:57 Posted at August 4, 2015 18:33:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Derek Storm/ Janet Mayer/ Splash News

Zayn Malik has ended his engagement. You’ll recall, the mess first started when Zayn was still with One Direction, on tour in Asia, accused of cheating on Perrie Edwards. That resulted in him tapping out of the tour, rushing back to England to be with Perrie, and then subsequently breaking up with the band. Full Story

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“The Living Manifestation of Destiny”

August 4, 2015 15:44:32 Posted at August 4, 2015 15:44:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Have you seen Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation yet? I’ve seen it twice now – went again yesterday. And it’s just as fun the second time. That’s not an original statement either. The movie is critically acclaimed and it exceeded box office projections, by all accounts a major success for Tom Cruise, the “living manifestation of destiny”. Full Story

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Jessica Alba’s Mean Mommy Detox

July 31, 2015 17:51:54 Posted at July 31, 2015 17:51:54
Maria Posted by Maria
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FameFlynet

Jessica Alba is promoting The Honest Co.’s new femcare line (which inexplicably boxes tampons to look like “artisanal chocolates”) so is of course pulling out her philosophies on parenting in a new interview. The thing about Jessica Alba is that she frequently talks out of both sides of her mouth, changing the narrative whenever it suits her. Full Story

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Ben Affleck’s nanny problems

July 31, 2015 13:30:15 Posted at July 31, 2015 13:30:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

Today is the last day of July. It’s been a great month in gossip. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry gave us Girl Sh-t. Drake and Meek Mill are giving us Boy Sh-t. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton gave us Country Sh-t. But the smuttiest sh-t belongs to Ben Affleck, often the creator of his own sh-t situation because this guy, this guy can’t help himself. Full Story

Ben’s denials and the tabloid competition

July 29, 2015 15:48:49 Posted at July 29, 2015 15:48:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

US Weekly’s cover story about Ben Affleck dating the nanny is a major get for the magazine, especially over PEOPLE. His publicist has been working hard to get out the denial, telling Gossip Cop that: “People’s lives are at stake, and they chose to try to sell more magazines” with “lies. Full Story

Tom Cruise’s loving feeling

July 28, 2015 15:10:15 Posted at July 28, 2015 15:10:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Theo Wargo/ NBC/ James Devaney/ Jim Spellman/ Jamie McCarthy/ Andrew H. Walker/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images

Tom Cruise is currently promoting Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. The reviews so far are good, really good – 94% at post time on Rotten Tomatoes. I saw it on Saturday. And, yeah, I agree. First of all, you don’t go into Mission Impossible expecting Birdman. Full Story

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Ben & Jen’s family weekend

July 27, 2015 17:00:34 Posted at July 27, 2015 17:00:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, Splash News

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton took the heat off Ben Affleck last week. Now that Miranda and Blake are trying to make it all go away by tweeting at each other like everything’s all good, let’s check back in with Ben and Jen. This weekend they were in Atlanta, wearing their wedding rings, and spending time with the kids at the same time. Full Story

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Nicki Taylor talked on the phone

July 24, 2015 16:03:11 Posted at July 24, 2015 16:03:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Mike Coppola/ Theo Wargo/ Getty Images

Nicki Minaj was on Good Morning America today. And she talked about what went down with Taylor Swift this week. As you know, Taylor publicly apologised yesterday on Twitter, one of the rare times she's found herself in the wrong and having to eat sh-t. Which she did. She ate it from the internet and she ate it from the media. Full Story

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Taylor Swift says sorry

July 23, 2015 16:37:40 Posted at July 23, 2015 16:37:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Steve Granitz/ Getty Images

I finished writing that last post… And then Taylor Swift tweeted: I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I'm sorry, Nicki. @NICKIMINAJ — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 23, 2015 Full Story

Can Anne Hathaway take a joke? She’s trying to.

July 22, 2015 14:56:23 Posted at July 22, 2015 14:56:23
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Alberto Reyes/ INFphoto.com/ Splash News

One of the best laughs in Trainwreck comes at Anne Hathaway’s expense. No spoilers here, but after Bill Hader’s Dr. Aaron Connors wins a prize for his work with Doctors Without Borders, Amy tells him to stop walking around with his trophy because he looks like “Anne Hathaway walking around at an Oscars after-party. Full Story

Rachel after the morning after

July 21, 2015 15:03:07 Posted at July 21, 2015 15:03:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Mazur/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Jamie McCarthy/ Michael Loccisano/ Jim Spellman/ Getty Images

As posted yesterday, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch were seen at brunch on Saturday with morning after hair. Click here for a refresher. Several people pointed out that they were eating in Marina Del Ray. And Taylor bought a place in Marina Del Ray last year. Full Story

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Gwyneth Paltrow is not Angie Tempura

July 20, 2015 20:49:32 Posted at July 20, 2015 20:49:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Steve Sands/ Getty Images

Angie Tempura was a recurring character on SNL’s Weeknd Update played by Michaela Watkins. Angie ran a blog called Bitch Pleeeze. She always wore pyjamas, always had Starbucks, and was always congested. That’s how a lot of people perceived bloggers. That’s still how a lot of people perceive bloggers. Full Story

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Jakey’s Bad Blood

July 20, 2015 16:21:21 Posted at July 20, 2015 16:21:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI/ INFphoto.com/ Splash News

Several of you have emailed me about Jake Gyllenhaal on Good Morning America today. Specifically the music that was playing at the beginning of the interview. Oh, a song called Bad Blood. By Taylor Swift, the girl he pulled a cut and run on a few years ago. Can you see it on his face? His expression when the camera first comes to him, does that give anything away? Robin Roberts is complimenting him in that shot. Full Story

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