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A Twilight reunion

June 17, 2015 16:29:42 Posted at June 17, 2015 16:29:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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But not the one they were hoping for… Kristen Stewart and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer presented together last night at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in LA. The two collaborated on a short film competition encouraging female filmmakers to submit Twilight-related work to be shown on Facebook later this year after being reviewed by a panel of celebrity judges including Stewart and Meyer, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, and Julie Bowen. Full Story

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Taylor & Selena’s fight song

June 17, 2015 15:01:40 Posted at June 17, 2015 15:01:40
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Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez went out for lunch yesterday. And there were a lot of paps around to document the event. Conveniently this happened just after Madonna released the poster for her new video – which has finally dropped on Tidal (so, naturally, I’m waiting for it to be made available on YouTube and besides, I heard the last 30 seconds of it is f-cked up…so this doesn’t look great on Jay Z either) – featuring Beyonce, Katy Perry, Minaj, Miley, and others… kinda like Bad Blood. Full Story

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Aaron Paul’s desperate bad joke

June 16, 2015 16:11:23 Posted at June 16, 2015 16:11:23
Maria Posted by Maria
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So for the last few days, Aaron Paul has been teasing a big announcement on Twitter and Instagram. I’ve got big news, and here’s a photo of a dessert my wife sent me in celebration of my new top secret project. Yesterday, he gets on Periscope and makes a rambling announcement about a new Breaking Bad spin-off featuring Jesse Pinkman in his post-Walter White life, living as a fugitive in Alaska. Full Story

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Three weeks in a row

June 15, 2015 17:50:07 Posted at June 15, 2015 17:50:07
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FameFlynet, Splash News

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were at the Brentwood Farmer’s Market yesterday buying fresh fruit and vegetables to feed their healthy, thriving family in their happy home. With a big smile on her face, Jen smelled the flowers and sampled the berries. Obviously they don’t know that the paps hang out there every weekend. Full Story

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Jolie in South Africa

June 12, 2015 16:08:00 Posted at June 12, 2015 16:08:00
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Angelina Jolie is in Johannesburg today with William Hague participating on a panel on conflict related to gender violence at the African Union Summit. Yesterday she was in meetings speaking with activists and victims of abuse. Apparently Pax has joined her on this trip while the rest of the children remain with Brad Pitt at Chateau Miraval. Full Story

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

So it wasn’t true. Katy Perry is not releasing a song called 1984 as a slap-back to Taylor Swift. Her managers confirmed to Billboard that the story was bullsh-t. There is a 1984 that has been registered but it’s not hers. Katy also retweeted Billboard’s clarification on the issue which means there’s nothing to see here…

But what were those few hours like when Taylor Swift thought that there might have been something to see there? Well, around the same time that the rumour about 1984 was circulating, Taylor was also retweeting online articles. This story in ESQUIRE featuring Taylor and Beyonce with the title…

How Beyoncé and Taylor Swift Conquered the World with Pop Music

…that namechecks Katy Perry, who’s a major player in pop too, like she’s an afterthought. You think she’d want to be part of that conversation?

It’s the only flattering headline about Beyonce that’s come out this week. The Beyhive felt f-cked over after her Good Morning America shenanigans a few days ago – click here for a refresher – as people continue to not give a sh-t about her 22 Vegan Days, and, at the same time, seriously hate on Tidal. Bey is supposedly releasing an “athleisure’ clothing line with Topshop in the fall. Seems a lot more on-brand than kale. But can she remain as removed from the consumer while promoting that than she has been with the vegan business? Would you buy it anyway because it’s fashion?

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Bradley Cooper: I’m suing too!

June 10, 2015 20:20:31 Posted at June 10, 2015 20:20:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Maria just emailed me wondering if Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio share the same lawyer. The two are good friends, as you know. And they both date models, as you know. And now they’re both suing French magazine Oops! Leo is suing Oops! for making up a story about him knocking up Rihanna. Full Story

Amber Anonymous

June 10, 2015 14:18:51 Posted at June 10, 2015 14:18:51
Maria Posted by Maria

As Lainey mentioned yesterday, Johnny Depp is 52 and filming his 84th Pirates of the Caribbean movie in Australia. He’s also on a contrition tour, shaking hands and kissing babies so he doesn’t get in more trouble for smuggling his dogs into the country. Full Story

Crisis averted?

June 9, 2015 14:53:02 Posted at June 9, 2015 14:53:02
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were out on the weekend, all happy happy family. Two weeks in a row now that we've seen them put on a show of togetherness after several weeks of divorce speculation. The message of course is that the magazines lied. And that they're always wrong. And that they're as strong as they ever were. Full Story

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Brad Pitt ushers in the future

June 9, 2015 14:37:20 Posted at June 9, 2015 14:37:20
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Netflix made a trip to Cannes’ Marche du Film, as the streaming service is looking to expand into the feature film market. They’ve already picked up Idris Elba’s Beasts of No Nation for distribution, and they have a deal to make and distribute Adam Sandler’s turds Full Story

Leo sues

June 8, 2015 20:16:40 Posted at June 8, 2015 20:16:40
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Leonardo DiCaprio is suing French magazine Oops! over a story they ran about him getting Rihanna pregnant but that he doesn’t want to have anything to do with the baby. According to TMZ, Leo’s people contacted Oops! to tell them they were full of sh-t, and the French gossips were like, yeah, we know, whatever. Full Story

Beyonce: the distance between

June 8, 2015 15:31:13 Posted at June 8, 2015 15:31:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Forget the royal babies and the Tony Awards and the Khaleesi’s dragon. Everyone was waiting today for an announcement from Beyonce on Good Morning America. After all, this is how they chose to hype it:   .@Beyonce has something amazing she wants you to know: "This is something I have to share with everyone. Full Story