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Hands-free Alexander Skarsgard

November 17, 2014 17:12:23 Posted at November 17, 2014 17:12:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Alexander Skarsgard was photographed hands-free on Saturday at a gas station in Hollywood. This hands-free gas pumping thing is like Bigfoot to me. I’ve been driving for 25 years (f-ck me, I’m old) and I’ve never, ever, ever found a hands-free pump. Is it an American thing? Jacek and I talked about it this morning when he was driving me to work. Full Story

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Every Best Actor gets an award

November 17, 2014 15:43:40 Posted at November 17, 2014 15:43:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jon Kopaloff/ Christopher Polk/ Jeff Kravitz/ Jason Merritt/ Getty

The race for Best Actor will be between Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Eddie Redmayne this year. All three were at the Hollywood Film Awards. All three received awards at the Hollywood Film Awards. Jesus, is this show business or is this grade school? As we’ve seen, Keaton had the early lead in this category since Venice. Full Story

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Brange at the Unbroken world premiere

November 17, 2014 13:39:19 Posted at November 17, 2014 13:39:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Splash, KHAP/GG/ Brendon Thorne/ Getty

As promised, here are shots of the Brange arriving at the world premiere of Unbroken today in Sydney. Brad was previously in South Korea and Japan promoting Fury. Angelina, you’ll note, was in Malta directing By The Sea for most of the Fury promotion. They’ve managed though to arrange their schedules so that the push for Unbroken will happen when both of them can work the promotion together. Full Story

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Katherine Heigl’s countdown

November 14, 2014 18:03:33 Posted at November 14, 2014 18:03:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Katherine Heigl’s return to television is happening on Monday night, NBC 10pm. They gave her the timeslot right behind The Voice. Which is generous. Which means that, at least in its first week, State Of Affairs should do OK. But will it last? So far I’ve read two reviews. Yahoo TV Full Story

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Robert Pattinson’s patch

November 14, 2014 14:49:36 Posted at November 14, 2014 14:49:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Tibrina Hobson/ Getty

Robert Pattinson gave us a good look at his haircut last night at the GOGO Gala in Beverly Hills. He shaved too. And from the front, it’s not bad. That’s the best suit I’ve seen on him in a long time, no sign of any mothering hip action at all. He even seems young and more English again. Full Story

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Jennifer Lawrence: no Dumb & Dumber to and next moves

November 13, 2014 17:11:40 Posted at November 13, 2014 17:11:40
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Alo Ceballos/ Raymond Hall/ Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/ SBN/Star Max/ Getty

Jennifer Lawrence's interviews with David Letterman are always must-see TV. Brimming with confidence - sometimes with the help of a blanket - J.Law typically drops truth bombs on the show. Last night, she clearly identified Nicholas Hoult as her ex in a story about ghosts.  But with the Mockingjay movies wrapped, even Dave is most interested in what Katniss is doing next. Full Story

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Joaquin Phoenix didn’t punch this guy

November 12, 2014 18:31:32 Posted at November 12, 2014 18:31:32
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Joaquin Phoenix is promoting Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Inherent Vice, which comes out next month in the outside position of award season. Never want to count out PTA—or Phoenix, who despite being anti-campaign consistently gets nominated—but it’s really starting to feel like anything coming out after December 1 is late to the party. Full Story

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Rihanna & Eminem for the veterans

November 12, 2014 13:56:25 Posted at November 12, 2014 13:56:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Mazur/ Jeff Kravitz/ Getty

Rihanna was in Washington, DC last night performing at the Concert for Valor to commemorate Veterans Day. This outfit is sick - a black sequined bodysuit under a black sequined cape and a glorious neckpiece to take it to the next level. She looks incredible. At one point, Eminem came on stage to join her. Full Story

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Nominate her because she’s ugly

November 7, 2014 14:26:42 Posted at November 7, 2014 14:26:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Two week ago, it was announced that Jennifer Aniston’s Cake, despite screening at TIFF not securing a distributor, would be released in limited run for Oscar qualification by a new company formed by the producers and rumoured to be backed by Aniston herself. She really wants recognition for this one. Full Story

Jessica Chastain’s Oscar fight

November 6, 2014 15:12:15 Posted at November 6, 2014 15:12:15
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Paul Morigi/ Getty

Jessica Chastain has two Oscar-buzzy movies coming out—Interstellar this weekend and A Most Violent Year at the end of December. She’s already got good odds on a Supporting Actress nomination with Interstellar, but some Oscar prognosticators think she’s better and more worthy in Violent Year. Full Story

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Oscar elopement?

November 5, 2014 20:26:22 Posted at November 5, 2014 20:26:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey

New cover of US Weekly features Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, an elopement story: Engaged for two years, they still haven’t set a date. Now Aniston’s pushing for an intimate tropical getaway. On the one hand, she’s campaigning for awards consideration for her performance in Cake. Full Story

Matthew McConaughey’s 10 Moments and not the SMA

November 5, 2014 16:19:33 Posted at November 5, 2014 16:19:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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XactpiX/ Splash

On Monday I wrote about PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2014. Click here for a refresher. In short, I thought it would probably be either Matthew McConaughey or Chris Pratt, given the year that both have had. PEOPLE just released its cover for this week. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged

November 5, 2014 14:36:33 Posted at November 5, 2014 14:36:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rindoff/ Charriau/ Getty

Oh noes… How are you over there Cumber-crazies? You OK with this wakeup call? A notice of engagement appeared in The Times today. Very subtle. Very classy. Very Cumberbatchy. Very fitting of someone called Benedict Cumberbatch. This might be my favourite thing about Benedict Cumberbatch – the way he announced that he’s to marry Sophie Hunter. Full Story

Beyonce: re-bobbed, GOOP Halloween, and coverage?

November 4, 2014 21:03:54 Posted at November 4, 2014 21:03:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Anthony J. Causi/ Splash, James Devaney/ Getty

Beyonce and JayZ (with Ty Ty tagging along) were courtside at Barclay’s last night to watch the Nets. As you can see, she re-bobbed. We’ll come back to these shots in a minute but first… It was reported yesterday that there may be a new secret album drop in the next couple of weeks. Full Story

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