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Emma’s two dates

July 18, 2014 17:49:51 Posted at July 18, 2014 17:49:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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New York premiere of Magic In The Moonlight. Emma Stone showed up with her boyfriend Andrew Garfield. Of course her co-star Colin Firth was there too. Not a bad night, right? Many people thought Emma and Andrew would split as soon as they were done promoting Spider-Man, especially since…SPOILER ALERT… Her role in the franchise is done. Full Story

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Porny gets to keep the cheque

March 24, 2014 13:02:44 Posted at March 24, 2014 13:02:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jessica Simpson’s deal with Weight Watchers is worth a reported $4 million. They paid her to lose her pregnancy weight. So she commodified her body. That’s why we talk about her body. She wants you to talk about her body. And she wants you to see that her body is keeping the cheque. Here’s Porny showing off her body – and some serious calf muscles – while out with her freeloader in LA yesterday. Full Story

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No Photos Please (but Likes are Welcome)

March 20, 2014 14:24:15 Posted at March 20, 2014 14:24:15
Maria Posted by Maria
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It’s been almost a month since Alec Baldwin “retired” from public life (click here for a refresher), so you knew he was going to pop up again soon. He can’t help himself. It’s part of his deranged charm. This week, Baldwin’s wife Hilaria posted a photo of herself on Instagram Full Story

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What the Fudge

January 21, 2014 16:54:51 Posted at January 21, 2014 16:54:51
Maria Posted by Maria
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Celebrity collaborations and products have saturated the marketplace (perfume, cosmetics, clothing lines, accessories, hair care), but celebrity restaurants are not as prevalent as they used to be. Remember Madres (Jennifer Lopez), Nola (Britney Spears) and Geisha House (Ashton Kutcher and others)? It was very mid-2000s, like Ebola Hilton and Hyde Lounge. Full Story

Rooting for Thor

November 5, 2013 14:49:25 Posted at November 5, 2013 14:49:25
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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WENN

It was Hiddlemas Eve in Los Angeles last night as the Thor: The Dark World press tour wound to a close with the US premiere of the movie ahead of opening on Friday. The patron saint of Hiddlemas, Saint Tom the Huge Dork, was in attendance, wearing a suit that trended dangerously close to his Banker Suit Problem, but a geometric pattern just saves it. Full Story

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Porny’s cheap sell

August 29, 2013 15:30:10 Posted at August 29, 2013 15:30:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jessica Simpson presented her newborn son Ace Knute on the cover of the new US Weekly yesterday. Now Page Six is reporting that she was only paid $100,000 for it. Look, $100,000 is a lot of money for us. Full Story

James Franco, artiste, wants your money

June 20, 2013 16:24:14 Posted at June 20, 2013 16:24:14
Sarah Posted by Sarah

It started with Veronica Mars, then came Zach Braff, and now the Artiste, James Franco, is on a crowdfunding platform attempting to raise money for a new feature film project. Franco is seeking $500,000 in order to make three films based on his own short stories, to be directed by filmmakers from NYU, where Franco is a grad student/professor. Full Story

Beyonce for H&M

March 21, 2013 16:44:41 Posted at March 21, 2013 16:44:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

They’re calling it a partnership. When did spokesperson become a bad word? This is Beyonce for H&M. They say she had a hand in the design of the pieces in the campaign, inspired by her “individual style”. Sure. And the advertisements, soon to be staring at you in the face while you commute, will read: "Beyoncé as Mrs Carter in H&M" Look, putting aside how you feel about her and how tired you are of choking on her ego, let’s examine this from a brand marketing perspective because it’s quite intriguing. Full Story

Chris Pine’s legal throwdown

February 16, 2012 15:50:08 Posted at February 16, 2012 15:50:08
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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WENN

It’s one of my core tenets when it comes to this business: Hollywood is not a team sport. Loyalty is all well and good in its place, but at the end of the day, your business is YOU. “Sentiment is a chemical defect found in the losing side” (name that quote), and it has no place in this business.Case in point: Chris Pine dropped his longtime agency, SDB, back in November, despite publicly stating in 2009 that he was all about loyalty (another core tenet of mine is do not speak in absolutes, you will eventually go back on your word) and was sticking with his boutique agency. Full Story

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