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Oscar jockeying: Patricia Arquette edition

September 18, 2014 15:34:22 Posted at September 18, 2014 15:34:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI /Splash

Have you seen Boyhood yet? One of the best films of the year, if not THE best film of the year. And Patricia Arquette gives an incredible performance. Joanna sent this article to me today - even though Arquette’s role in Boyhood is a lead, IFC Films will be submitting her for Oscar consideration in the Best Supporting Actress category instead. Full Story

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The daily fashion show worked

September 17, 2014 16:43:44 Posted at September 17, 2014 16:43:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

For months now, Taylor Swift has turned the sidewalk outside her NYC apartment into a runway. She decided she wanted to be a style "icon", as we continue to degrade the true definition of that word. Well, it worked. PEOPLE Magazine just named her Best Dressed Of The Year. Evidently walking out of an Anthropologie and wearing the same sh-t Elie Saab designs over and over and over again gets you to the top of the fashion list. Full Story

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Mindy Kaling’s terms

September 17, 2014 14:43:34 Posted at September 17, 2014 14:43:34
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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FameFlynet, Splash

In advance of The Mindy Project returning for its third season, Mindy Kaling is doing press, including stopping by Howard Stern to talk about how BJ Novak—her Office-mate “Ryan” and also a producer on her show—is the one that got away. As per usual she’s funny, charming, and honest, saying that she was “never more beautiful” after they broke up because she doesn’t eat when she’s sad. Full Story

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Chris Hemsworth’s post-Marvel moves

September 16, 2014 19:44:18 Posted at September 16, 2014 19:44:18
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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WENN

Hollywood is suddenly obsessed with Hank Williams. It probably has a lot to do with the prolonged fight over the Hank Senior song catalog ending in 2011, or that the Hank Williams Estate, thus resolved, signed a huge licensing deal just last year. At any rate, first there was Tom Hiddleston Full Story

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have a baby

September 16, 2014 17:29:06 Posted at September 16, 2014 17:29:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

US Weekly reports exclusively that Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling's baby girl arrived on Friday, September 12. No name has been announced. Which is not surprising. They've never actually confirmed they were expecting in the first place. In fact, when news first broke that she was pregnant, people were still saying (hoping?) that they were no longer together. Full Story

Champagne means they’re breaking up again

September 16, 2014 15:51:59 Posted at September 16, 2014 15:51:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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KCS Presse/ Splash

JayZ changed the lyrics to a song in Paris the other night about being pregnant with a second one, or something, and the Carter narrative quickly changed from divorce to baby. Then Life+Times tweeted this photo yesterday of Beyonce and Jay after On The Run showing Beyonce with a champagne glass which means…   #OnTheRunTour Full Story

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Why not Kirsten Dunst?

September 16, 2014 15:19:56 Posted at September 16, 2014 15:19:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Santi/ Splash

In the previous article, about casting the female lead in the second season of True Detective, given the list of actresses being auditioned, they seem to be looking for someone in her 30s who can go dark. This is why I don’t understand why Mrs Timberlake is on the list. Rosario Dawson? 100%. Full Story

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Clooney’s DeMille

September 16, 2014 13:22:37 Posted at September 16, 2014 13:22:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Andrew Goodman/ Getty Images

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association confirmed yesterday that George Clooney will be the 2015 recipient of the Cecil B DeMille Award. You think they’re giving it to him on the just the work…and not because they want him to show up at their party? Come on. It’s the HFPA. Full Story

Taylor Swift: Sorry not sorry

September 10, 2014 13:02:06 Posted at September 10, 2014 13:02:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Taylor Swift covers Rolling Stone. It’s the BEST celebrity magazine profile of the year. No question. And by best I mean the most entertaining. The juiciest. GREAT for gossip. I could not get enough. I had to read it twice, back to back, because I didn’t want it to be over. So, if you haven’t already, set aside 10 minutes today and make sure you’re not interrupted. Full Story

The happy Carter holiday

September 8, 2014 17:59:00 Posted at September 8, 2014 17:59:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, INF

They were in Portofino. Taking time off to celebrate her birthday which was last week. Not sure how that's unlike every other day. Aren't we always celebrating Beyonce? Beyonce wanted to reward us for celebrating her. So she posted a photo of herself, obviously, on Instagram, contorting her body, because nothing says "thank you fans" like giving the world an opportunity to marvel at her body. Full Story

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George & Amal's first carpet

September 8, 2014 11:58:32 Posted at September 8, 2014 11:58:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Andrew Goodman/ Rachel Murray/ Getty

This was supposed to be the lead story. It was when I wrote the column last night. But nothing trumps a royal baby. Not even George Clooney’s wedding. He and Amal Alamuddin walked the carpet together in Venice on Sunday at Celebrity Fight Night, doing us a favour - we now have proper not blurry, not papped, side-by-side shots (that don’t cost a fortune) of them to use whenever there's a story. Full Story

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Amal like a princess?

September 5, 2014 15:58:01 Posted at September 5, 2014 15:58:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI

Amal Alamuddin was seen in London yesterday after having spent over an hour at the Alexander McQueen studio, leading to speculation that Sarah Burton is doing the wedding dress. You’ll recall, Burton also did Princess Catherine’s wedding dress. That dress, obviously, had to be more classic, verging on the more conservative side of the McQueen spectrum. Full Story

Is this how you make money now?

September 4, 2014 15:02:00 Posted at September 4, 2014 15:02:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI/ Splash

A couple of months ago, Katie Holmes was “papped” at a drug store, studying a bottle of moisturiser. Somehow the photographer was able to get super close. In the aisle of a drug store! And, conveniently, the label on the lotion was clearly visible. Click here Full Story