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Taylor Swift has a boyfriend but not a castle

August 12, 2015 14:52:27 Posted at August 12, 2015 14:52:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris went out for dinner last night at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. That’s Rihanna’s favourite restaurant. And Jake Gyllenhaal likes it there too. That’s neither here nor there but, you know, it kind of is. Look at Calvin’s intense try-not-to-smile-but-really-I’m-loving-all-this-attention face. Full Story

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Matt Damon: Ben Affleck’s constant

August 11, 2015 13:52:09 Posted at August 11, 2015 13:52:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Angela Weiss/ Araya Diaz/ Michael Tran/ Getty Images

We’ll start here – which is what was supposed to be the only news story about Ben Affleck last night and today, and for a change, a good news story. The premiere of Project Greenlight season 4, The Leisure Class for HBO, a project that Ben and his bff, Matt Damon, have worked on together for many years. Full Story

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Nicki’s having a baby?

August 10, 2015 17:26:11 Posted at August 10, 2015 17:26:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

After Drake took down Meek Mill a couple of weeks ago, people wondered whether or not Nicki Minaj would break up with him out of embarrassment. Didn’t happen. The other night at her show in Pittsburgh, she called him her “baby father”. Then, on Twitter, when someone congratulated her, this was the response. Full Story

Ben Affleck’s grateful face

August 10, 2015 13:33:32 Posted at August 10, 2015 13:33:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ben Affleck spent the weekend in Atlanta with his kids and Jennifer Garner. Here they are, seen together as a family for the first time since we met Christine Ouzounian, the former nanny. He’s even wearing a smile on his face. To me it looks like a grateful smile. Grateful because she agreed to this, this outing, the opportunity to show everyone that they’re getting along, or at least that Jen’s willing to tolerate him. Full Story

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Jake G hangs out his shingle

August 7, 2015 14:57:49 Posted at August 7, 2015 14:57:49
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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After helping to get End of Watch and Nightcrawler made, Jake Gyllenhaal is making it official and opening his own production company. The name of his company is not yet known, but he’s just signed a first-look deal with Bold Films, the production company behind Nightcrawler. He’s also nabbed Riva Marker, who has produced dozens of films including The Kids Are All Right, Beasts of No Nation, and The Family Fang, to run his company. Full Story

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Brange’s By The Sea: first trailer timing

August 6, 2015 20:40:52 Posted at August 6, 2015 20:40:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey

What was I juuuuuust saying in the post earlier today about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux getting married? Celebrity timing. Coincidence or conspiracy. For 10 years, these three (now four) have been at it, back and forth, back and forth, tit for tat. Today? No difference. As you know, today we found out about Jen’s wedding. Full Story

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Now this is how you tease a movie with Matt Damon & Jessica Chastain

August 5, 2015 15:30:08 Posted at August 5, 2015 15:30:08
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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SPW/ Splash News

Yesterday I expressed annoyance with Zoolander 2 for wasting everyone’s time (and Paramount’s money) with a teaser trailer that was nothing. If you can’t illuminate some aspect of the film itself, don’t bother—wait until you actually have something to say about your movie before opening your digital mouth and demanding our attention. Full Story

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Jennifer Garner: Diary of the Best Mom

August 5, 2015 14:59:44 Posted at August 5, 2015 14:59:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The cover of the new issue of PEOPLE Magazine features Jennifer Garner’s “heartbreak” with an inset of a crusty-looking Ben Affleck and the word “nanny” just below his face. How can the MiniVan Majority resist that? While the magazine makes a point of reiterating that Ben has denied the affair with the nanny, Christine Ouzounian, it’s clearly just a formality because they spend the rest of the time talking about how Jen’s trying to cope with the “ultimate betrayal”, going so far as to hint at the fact that poor Jen was thinking of maybe working it out, until they all went on holiday in the Bahamas at the end of the June, where she found out that he was f-cking the governess. Full Story

Vanity Fair and the Swift Sisterhood

August 4, 2015 19:48:30 Posted at August 4, 2015 19:48:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The interview with Vanity Fair happened in London a few weeks ago, well before Nicki Minaj gave her some real talk on Twitter. At the time, if you recall, she was girl squading all over her stage. Serena Williams was there. Cara Delevingne and the model crew were there. At the time, Taylor was untouchable. Full Story

One Direction: Babies and broken engagements

August 4, 2015 18:33:57 Posted at August 4, 2015 18:33:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Derek Storm/ Janet Mayer/ Splash News

Zayn Malik has ended his engagement. You’ll recall, the mess first started when Zayn was still with One Direction, on tour in Asia, accused of cheating on Perrie Edwards. That resulted in him tapping out of the tour, rushing back to England to be with Perrie, and then subsequently breaking up with the band. Full Story

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“The Living Manifestation of Destiny”

August 4, 2015 15:44:32 Posted at August 4, 2015 15:44:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Have you seen Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation yet? I’ve seen it twice now – went again yesterday. And it’s just as fun the second time. That’s not an original statement either. The movie is critically acclaimed and it exceeded box office projections, by all accounts a major success for Tom Cruise, the “living manifestation of destiny”. Full Story

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Jessica Alba’s Mean Mommy Detox

July 31, 2015 17:51:54 Posted at July 31, 2015 17:51:54
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Jessica Alba is promoting The Honest Co.’s new femcare line (which inexplicably boxes tampons to look like “artisanal chocolates”) so is of course pulling out her philosophies on parenting in a new interview. The thing about Jessica Alba is that she frequently talks out of both sides of her mouth, changing the narrative whenever it suits her. Full Story

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Ben Affleck’s nanny problems

July 31, 2015 13:30:15 Posted at July 31, 2015 13:30:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Today is the last day of July. It’s been a great month in gossip. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry gave us Girl Sh-t. Drake and Meek Mill are giving us Boy Sh-t. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton gave us Country Sh-t. But the smuttiest sh-t belongs to Ben Affleck, often the creator of his own sh-t situation because this guy, this guy can’t help himself. Full Story

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