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Taylor Swift 1989

August 19, 2014 19:37:38 Posted at August 19, 2014 19:37:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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To no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift announced on Yahoo yesterday that the new album is ready. And, as I reported repeatedly last week – click here for a refresher – it’s pure pop, by her own description. 1989. Her birth year. Full Story

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Monday, August 18, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

HBO has released a trailer for the upcoming On The Run concert film that’s to be shot in Paris in September, then airing on HBO Canada and HBO on September 20. So if the Carter Corporation is dissolving, it won’t be until then. At least? We should have a better idea, or what we think is a better idea, in 6 days on Sunday, at the MTV VMAs.

Someone emailed to ask a very good question this weekend: Beyonce managed to lock down an entire album, 17 songs and videos, but how is it that EVERYONE seems to be talking sh-t and they can’t control those leaks?

Over the weekend she posted a photo of a set of open handcuffs. OMG IS IT A MESSAGE?

What does Beyonce hate the most? She hates it when other people are telling HER story. Will she let them be right? Because if she does this, if she walks away from Jay and her marriage, she makes them right.  Read Full Intro

Nomination Hunting featuring Eddie Redmayne & Robert Pattinson

August 15, 2014 16:26:15 Posted at August 15, 2014 16:26:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Frazer Harrison/ Kevin Winter/ Getty

As Sarah just wrote in the Chris Evans article before this, it’s time to solicit favour with the awards boards now. And, well, they say it’s never hard to solicit favour with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. They nominated The Tourist and Jennifer Love Hewitt for Christ’s sake. Full Story

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Beyonce + Rihanna?

August 15, 2014 15:51:43 Posted at August 15, 2014 15:51:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The internet is reporting that Beyonce and Rihanna might be collaborating on a remix of B’s song Blow. Apparently a track has been registered that has both their names on it. Click here to see. You believe? I believe that if it’s true, it’s another OBVIOUS IN YOUR FACE way for B to address some of those rumours. Full Story

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Beardy Chris Evans returns

August 15, 2014 15:34:58 Posted at August 15, 2014 15:34:58
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Mark Davis/ Kevin Winter/ Getty

It’s Friday, it’s been a pretty sh*tty week all around, and we could all use something nice to look at as we zone out for the weekend. So here are new photos of Beardy Chris Evans, making his return after Avengers: Age of Ultron has wrapped. I don’t generally do facial hair, but Evans is one of those guys who somehow manages to be even better looking with a beard. Full Story

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Rita Ora’s ex drama

August 14, 2014 20:20:08 Posted at August 14, 2014 20:20:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

I posted about Rita Ora for the first time a couple months ago when she covered FLARE Magazine. At the time, I wrote that she’s been trying to break through for a while now, with her clothes and her look etc, but that without any kind of actual work behind it, I’m wasn’t sure how she’d be able to sustain it. Full Story

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Jennifer & Justin: a celebration trip

August 14, 2014 15:22:20 Posted at August 14, 2014 15:22:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

PEOPLE posted an article yesterday about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. They’re on holiday in Bora Bora. They left on August 7 and were supposed to be away for a week. So it was timed for when they got back. According to US Weekly – and they reported it first – the two were at the Four Seasons. Full Story

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Sexy not sweet?

August 11, 2014 17:37:27 Posted at August 11, 2014 17:37:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jason Merritt/ Getty

The Lea Michele Project continues. She’s a smoking, harried waitress in Sons Of Anarchy. She’s a sexpot at the Teen Choice Awards. Sexy not sweet? Or both? It occurred me to me, looking at these shots, that she wants to be someone. She’s trying to go for someone else’s vibe. Full Story

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Eddie in the race

August 8, 2014 14:51:17 Posted at August 8, 2014 14:51:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Chris Jackson/ Getty

It’s been trailer porn for the last few weeks, non? They’re all rolling out previews for fall releases and award season contenders. This year looks to be a strong one for Actors. When isn’t it a strong year for Actors? Right now, it’s looking like Michael Keaton for Birdman is the only legitimate lock. Full Story

Amal & George: wedding guests, wedding dress

August 8, 2014 14:24:13 Posted at August 8, 2014 14:24:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Keystone

Page Six reported last night that Anna Wintour has been invited to Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney’s wedding. Not because they’re all that tight, but because Oscar de la Renta is designing Amal’s dress. And Anna and Oscar are tight. Full Story

Kristen Stewart’s career goals

August 7, 2014 19:47:44 Posted at August 7, 2014 19:47:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Kristen Stewart covers the new issue of ELLE. She’s representing Chanel. Which is why this shoot is in a grocery store. You’ll recall, Karl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel F/W 2014 collection at a venue staged to look like a supermarket. Click here Full Story

Waiting on Dr Strange

August 7, 2014 19:17:41 Posted at August 7, 2014 19:17:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, AKM-GSI/ Splash

A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that Joaquin Phoenix was supposedly in negotiations to play Dr Strange for Marvel. No news since then. He’s been working on that new Woody Allen film in Newport with Emma Stone. They were all seen on set yesterday. Maybe they’re haggling over terms? The term most people haggle over is money. Full Story

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Superhero Apocalypse Averted

August 7, 2014 15:19:19 Posted at August 7, 2014 15:19:19
Sarah Posted by Sarah

May 6, 2016 loomed large, the date on which Marvel and DC would pit their cinematic universes against each other in a billion-dollar death spiral, but in the end, there could be only one. As I predicted months ago, Warner Brothers/DC flinched and Superhero Face Punch has been pushed back to spring—to March 25, 2016 to be exact—taking it out of direct competition with Captain America 3. Full Story

Could Matthew McConaughey go for EGOT?

August 7, 2014 14:45:59 Posted at August 7, 2014 14:45:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Unless he pulls a Mel Gibson in the next week, Matthew McConaughey is going to win the Emmy for True Detective on August 25. That means he’ll hold the Oscar and the Emmy in the same year. And it brings him half way to EGOT. Could he? A Time To Kill was on last night. Jacek and I stayed up late to watch it because he’d never seen it, never heard McConaughey deliver the closing summation and that line, that disturbingly powerful line: “Now imagine she’s white”. Full Story