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Gwyneth is officially single

April 21, 2015 18:24:34 Posted at April 21, 2015 18:24:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI

According to TMZ, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s divorce paperwork was filed yesterday. Everything is done. They’ve come to an agreement through their business managers. All that’s left is for a judge to sign off. So they kept it civilised, just like they promised. Full Story

Johnny Depp has been found

April 21, 2015 13:46:27 Posted at April 21, 2015 13:46:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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INFphoto.com/ Splash News

After all kinds of speculation about where he’s been the last month (click here for my post from yesterday), Johnny Depp returned to Australia today on a private jet with Amber Heard. Photographers were there to document the arrival, which was more like a show. Full Story

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Oh yeah, Armie Hammer

April 20, 2015 19:53:15 Posted at April 20, 2015 19:53:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Armie Hammer and his wife Elizabeth Chambers stepped out this weekend for the LACMA 50th anniversary gala. My first thought when I saw these pictures: “Oh yeah, Armie Hammer.” He was supposed to be a thing, wasn’t he? He was supposed to be on the verge of a big career. Full Story

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Taylor’s Country Music Milestone

April 20, 2015 14:17:49 Posted at April 20, 2015 14:17:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Winter/ Larry Busacca/ Mike Windle/ ACM2015/ Getty Images

The Academy of Country Music Awards happened last night in Texas. Taylor Swift received the Milestone Award. She’s 25 years old. And she’s making pop music now. They made jokes about it, I think at the Country Music Awards, shortly after 1989 came out? Carrie Underwood? Something about never getting back together? In recent months though, Taylor and Country have actually gotten back together, although she would say they never broke up in the first place. Full Story

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Where’s Johnny?

April 20, 2015 13:49:23 Posted at April 20, 2015 13:49:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, INFphoto.com/ Splash News

Reports out of Australia where Johnny Depp is supposed to be working on Pirates 5 – he’s “missing”. As you know, Depp left the set last month when he injured his hand to return to the US for surgery. Apparently he was scheduled to be back in Australia last Monday. But the Gold Coast Bulletin Full Story

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Gwyneth’s Food Bank Challenge

April 17, 2015 18:22:48 Posted at April 17, 2015 18:22:48
Maria Posted by Maria
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Jason Kempin/ Getty Images

Last week, I posted about Gwyneth Paltrow participating in the Food Bank NYC Challenge after being nominated by her friend, Mario Batali. (Click here for a refresher.) Apparently, people were upset about her food photo because it was so sparse – well, now we know exactly how and why she bought what she did. Full Story

Batman vs Superman trailer leak

April 17, 2015 14:57:35 Posted at April 17, 2015 14:57:35
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Warner Brothers has planned an elaborate IMAX stunt to see the first trailer for Superhero Face Punch on Monday night, but the internet, that jackhole, ruined it by spraying Bat-jizz everywhere last night and leaking the trailer early. (The internet also blew Marvel’s big Avengers: Age of Ultron Full Story

Silas Is Already Useful

April 16, 2015 18:56:45 Posted at April 16, 2015 18:56:45
Maria Posted by Maria
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Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images

A few years ago, Kevin Jonas announced the birth of his daughter via a sponsored tweet. Since then, there’ve been several pee-stick announcements sponsored by pregnancy tests. Basically, there is no shame in the parental pimp game anymore. Is sponsorship even tacky anymore? Is there any part of pregnancy or parenthood that we aren’t part of? It’s become so saturated that we’re completely immune to the non-story stories, “Ryan Gosling is the best dad ever!” “5 Reasons JT will be the best dad ever!” “Jennifer’s Hopelessly in Love with her Baby!” They don’t mean anything anymore, and with increasing avenues for celebrity parents to share their children (like social media), along with the increase in demand for “baby” anything, the stories get more threadbare. Full Story

Emma to Cannes

April 16, 2015 17:17:48 Posted at April 16, 2015 17:17:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI/ Splash News

The Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup today. Among the films screening out of competition, Woody Allen’s An Irrational Man starring Emma Stone, apparently his new muse, and Joaquin Phoenix. So Emma’s going to Cannes. For the first time, I think. Emma’s dress porn is always first class. Full Story

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SuperBat vs Ultron

April 16, 2015 14:35:58 Posted at April 16, 2015 14:35:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ian Walton/ Jamie McDonald/ Getty Images

Sarah told me about this last night just before I fell asleep and I’ve read 3 articles about it this morning and I still don’t really understand what’s happening or why. Here’s what I think I know: Zack Snyder directed Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Everybody’s been waiting for the first full trailer. Full Story

Gwyneth celebrates Posh

April 16, 2015 14:13:28 Posted at April 16, 2015 14:13:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Donato Sardella/ Getty Images

Tuesday night in LA there was a private dinner celebrating the Victoria Beckham collection at Barneys. A big deal for her. David was there to support, obviously. And Burberry’s Christopher Bailey too. The Beckhams and Burberry, seriously, I still can’t get over it. It wasn’t too long ago that they said it was too much. Full Story

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Shoes for Beyonce

April 15, 2015 15:32:15 Posted at April 15, 2015 15:32:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Frazer Harrison /Stefanie Keenan/ Getty Images

Beyonce was in Beverly Hills last night for the opening of the Giuseppe Zanotti boutique and was personally toured through the space by Giuseppe himself. Which basically means she gets one of everything and the next 5 seasons too…? Is that enough though? It’s not like Beyonce can’t afford to buy her own shoes. Full Story

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Rihanna is Rihanna’s best publicist

April 15, 2015 14:15:52 Posted at April 15, 2015 14:15:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I was asked to speak at the Young Women In Law gala in Toronto recently – THANK YOU for your generous donation to Covenant House Vancouver! – and during the Q&A someone asked me why I hadn’t been mentioning stories about celebrities and drugs. Full Story