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The nanny loves Ben Affleck

July 30, 2015 15:14:19 Posted at July 30, 2015 15:14:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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US Weekly published an exclusive yesterday about Ben Affleck’s affair with former nanny Christine Ouzounian, scooping PEOPLE Magazine. PEOPLE followed shortly after with a strong denial from Ben Affleck; his rep claimed that they were considering legal options. Sure. But in that same post, PEOPLE goes on to reiterate their earlier report from a couple of weeks ago from a source who claimed that Ben hadn’t been “committed” to the marriage. Full Story

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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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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

The Afflecks are renovating

June 22, 2015 15:51:02 Posted at June 22, 2015 15:51:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There were moving trucks seen outside Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's home. As you know, for weeks now there have been rumours about an imminent split. Naturally that was the first assumption. Then PEOPLE reported that the Afflecks are simply renovating. Full Story

Ben Affleck’s “many vices”

June 17, 2015 19:46:09 Posted at June 17, 2015 19:46:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

While PEOPLE Magazine is banking on Big G on the cover to sell this week’s issue, US Weekly’s going with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner “in crisis”. Lower level tabloids have been reporting on this since April. And for the last 3 weeks, Ben and Jen have stepped out on weekends to the farmer’s market – because no paps ever hang out there – to try to send a message. Full Story

Emma & Andrew holding hands

May 21, 2015 14:46:53 Posted at May 21, 2015 14:46:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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E! News reported yesterday that Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield were seen earlier this week holding hands in Malibu. This comes just a few days after Andrew’s parents showed up to support Emma at the Aloha premiere in London – click here Full Story

Emma & Andrew’s parents

May 19, 2015 13:26:19 Posted at May 19, 2015 13:26:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Right after her Cannes debut, Emma Stone flew to London to join Bradley Cooper to promote Aloha. She returned to LA yesterday. On Saturday though, at the screening, fans noticed that she had a couple of significant guests. Before we get to that though, let’s recap the situation so far: STAR Magazine reported first that Emma and Andrew Garfield were done, because they haven’t been photographed together in a while. Full Story

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Piling on Emma & Andrew

April 8, 2015 14:58:57 Posted at April 8, 2015 14:58:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Last week STAR Magazine took a blind shot in the dark, reporting that Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are done because he didn’t get on a plane from Taiwan, where he’s been working on a Scorsese movie, to join her for award season. Click here Full Story

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

Question Mark/Exclamation Point

April 4, 2012 14:35:36 Posted at April 4, 2012 14:35:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey

PEOPLE Magazine has been getting its ass kicked since the beginning of the year by Us Weekly on exclusives: Justin Timberlake’s engagement, Drew Barrymore’s pregnancy, Michelle Williams/Jason Segel first photos as a couple, to name a few. Each time, PEOPLE follows with a story half a day, sometimes a full day, later with “sources” of their own confirming what Us Weekly scooped earlier. Full Story