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Ryan Reynolds’s Walk of Fame

October 20, 2014 15:20:56 Posted at October 20, 2014 15:20:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, FameFlynet, Splash, George Pimentel/ Getty

Ryan Reynolds was also honoured at Canada’s Walk of Fame on Saturday in Toronto. His mother was with him at the ceremony. I quite like the blue shirt and the bow tie. Very handsome. Everyone was wondering whether or not Blake Lively would accompany him to the event. She did not. She stayed back in New York and was papped a few times, out shopping and hanging out with Amber Tamblyn. Full Story

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Eddie Redmayne: front row season?

October 17, 2014 18:17:47 Posted at October 17, 2014 18:17:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Splash, Dimitrios Kambouris/ Andrew H. Walker/ Getty

Eddie Redmayne was front row at the Alexander Wang H&M Collection launch in New York last night. (Sasha was there too, covering it for etalk. I was jealous. Wang is… goddamn, he is something to look at. The clothes, sure. But his FACE!) If I’m a designer, Eddie Redmayne is at the top of the list of male celebrities I’d want to be there. Full Story

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Blake’s first bump carpet

October 17, 2014 16:46:43 Posted at October 17, 2014 16:46:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI/ Splash, Mike Coppola/ Getty

Blake Lively was posing real hard at the Golden Heart Awards last night in New York. It was her first carpet since she announced her pregnancy. And it’s her first carpet since Gawker sh-t on her for the Allure of the Antebellum. Click here for a refresher. Full Story

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Brange’s Fury Unbroken

October 17, 2014 14:16:36 Posted at October 17, 2014 14:16:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rick Diamond/ Getty

Brad Pitt and the cast of Fury spent yesterday screening Fury for veterans and servicemen in Fort Benning Georgia. Extra also released Brad’s red carpet interview from the premiere in Washington the night before. The reporter was Jerry Penacoli who’s always had a good relationship with Angelina Jolie. Full Story

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Beyonce’s Reality Bites

October 16, 2014 15:36:07 Posted at October 16, 2014 15:36:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Splash

I can’t believe it took me this long to figure out what Beyonce’s new hair was reminding me of. Vickie! Realty Bites! It’s one of my favourite movies. And it’s not just the short blunt thick bangs. It’s also Vickie’s style. Vickie dressed like a 1950s housewife took a bath in grunge. Full Story

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Brad Pitt: on his wife, his French, Fury, and Unbroken

October 16, 2014 14:45:15 Posted at October 16, 2014 14:45:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, Kris Connor/ Getty

I received the cutest email yesterday from a reader, S, who wrote: Lainey, My husband is going to have to send you thank you cases of Miraval Rosé for posting that behind the scenes video because I am so primed to bang his brains out when he get home from work. That f-cker is not going to make it past the foyer!  Hugs & Rubs Right? Brad Pitt in DETAILS. Full Story

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Brad Pitt in DETAILS: The Man Crush

October 15, 2014 20:32:41 Posted at October 15, 2014 20:32:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Shia LaBeouf isn’t alone. He’s made it very clear that Brad Pitt is the “top dog”, as he described it on Kimmel the other day, the John Wayne of Fury, the one you sit down and shut up around…as you gaze adoringly. This is a Man Crush. Shia has one. DETAILS apparently has one too. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s campaign of inclusion

October 15, 2014 15:24:56 Posted at October 15, 2014 15:24:56
Sarah Posted by Sarah

It’s mid-October, which means that award season is in full swing, and as such the actors starring in award bait are beginning to lay the foundation of their Oscar campaigns. We’re still over a month away from Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Imitation Game opening in the US, but he’s got a profile in Out in support of the film. Full Story

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Shia tells a good story

October 14, 2014 16:54:20 Posted at October 14, 2014 16:54:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

Shia LaBeouf. I mean, it’s Shia LaBeouf. You can describe him in all kinds of ways – most of them negative: troubled child star, plagiarist, stunt queen, belligerent, a very bad drunk, etc, etc, etc. He’s also a good actor. And an entertainer. That’s the quality that got him discovered, and I’ve always said this about Shia LaBeouf – he’s watchable, when he’s right it’s the right kind of charisma; he has It. Full Story

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Zac Efron’s new girlfriend

October 14, 2014 14:18:10 Posted at October 14, 2014 14:18:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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London Ent/ Splash

Zac Efron arrived in Copenhagen with a girl the other day…and now everyone knows her name, job, and qualifications. Apparently it’s official. He and Sami Miro are totally boyfriend and girlfriend. It’s been at least a month. On September 22 they were at a Dodgers game together. PEOPLE reports they also doubled with Dylan Penn and her boyfriend a week before that. Full Story

Mark Wahlberg lost 60 lbs

October 8, 2014 19:21:12 Posted at October 8, 2014 19:21:12
Joanna Posted by Joanna

Somewhere between bulking up with The Rock and running away from giant (extinct) Hasbro toys, Mark Wahlberg lost 60 pounds. Did you notice? He wanted you to notice. In a new interview with USA Today Full Story

Taylor Swift changes the conversation

October 8, 2014 17:12:18 Posted at October 8, 2014 17:12:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

When we talk about the fame game and the celebrity ecosystem, and who sells best and who understands the play, it’s often a long-term case study. Think of how the Jolie made her moves – it didn’t happen in a year, but it was a well-executed multiple-down strategy, sometimes advancing only one or two yards, sometimes it was 15 yard major gain, followed by a modest 4 yard run. Full Story

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Gwyneth laughs at Martha

October 8, 2014 13:23:04 Posted at October 8, 2014 13:23:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

A new installment of White Girl Sh-t was released last night. Gwyneth Paltrow made an appearance at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit yesterday for an interview. This just a few days after it was announced that she’d found a new CEO for GOOP: Lisa Gersh, formerly the CEO and President of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia who left that job after less than a year, amid rumours that she and Martha couldn’t agree on a vision. Full Story