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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

Celebrities are considerate: Ryan Reynolds edition

October 6, 2014 15:43:55 Posted at October 6, 2014 15:43:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Pacific Coast News

Blake Lively just announced that she’s pregnant for Ryan Reynolds. And there are new photos of Ryan Reynolds. It’s so considerate when they do this, celebrities, non? When they appear, accidently of course, to be papped, just so we have new pictures to attach to our blog stories. Full Story

Taylor Swift’s British VOGUE debut

October 1, 2014 17:31:32 Posted at October 1, 2014 17:31:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You see the difference when she’s styled editorially? I LOVE how they’ve dressed her for this. Even though they’re good girl colours and it’s not a total departure from her palate, the vibe is so fresh and funky and she looks great with her hair punked up like this. All of it is of course in service of the release of the new album. Full Story

Brad Pitt and his kids

October 1, 2014 16:03:20 Posted at October 1, 2014 16:03:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Brange did not attend the Amal-George wedding this weekend. But every day since they’ve been making headlines. She bought him some crazy expensive watch. Click here for more details. Then PEOPLE ran a feature about their first month of marriage. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch gets ahead of the game

October 1, 2014 15:49:24 Posted at October 1, 2014 15:49:24
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Benedict Cumberbatch has a GREAT new interview with TimeOut London in which he talks about both his Oscar chances and the kingmaker grooming him for center stage. The Batch is always an interesting interview for several reasons: 1) He’s 38 and fame came late-ish for him, striking in his mid-thirties after he’d had a chance to fully form—they’re better when it happens that way, as Lainey recently pointed out Full Story

Ben Affleck’s dick and superhero swirl

October 1, 2014 14:46:32 Posted at October 1, 2014 14:46:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ron Asadorian/ Splash

Ben Affleck has been all over New York promoting Gone Girl, opening this weekend. I was just making plans to see Gone Girl on Friday with my cousin Cat and her husband who’s celebrating a birthday. All depends on how it goes when they cut my lip open and take out my cyst-mole that afternoon. Full Story

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

Would love to know how it works when it comes to wedding photo negotiations. Like does George Clooney tell PEOPLE and HELLO! that "I won't take anything less than what Brad got"? Or does he say "If you give me x percent more, I'll give you x percent more - more photos, more quotes, more access"?

And is there a photo checklist from the publication that has to be satisfied? Like do PEOPLE and HELLO! specify that they want:

- The Dress, front and back
- The Cake
- Bride and Groom together, must be touching
- $100k bonus if you give us a kiss
- $100k bonus if you give us a photo of celebrity guests
- at least one group family shot
- at least one sappy quote

Who has the power here? The seller or the buyer? The buyer ended up getting shafted for the Timberlake wedding when all the pictures came back low quality and not all that impressive.  Read Full Intro