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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
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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
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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

Katie Holmes’s first press tour

August 6, 2014 15:52:24 Posted at August 6, 2014 15:52:24
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XactpiX/ Splash

Since… the great escape. I mean she’s done some press for makeup here and there, but The Giver is her first major acting project since the divorce. She made the rounds today in New York, first on The Today Show and also on Sirius Radio. Soundbites? Come on, now. It’s Katie Holmes. Full Story

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8 years quietly

August 6, 2014 13:42:03 Posted at August 6, 2014 13:42:03
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FameFlynet

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were photographed walking around NYC yesterday. Cute dress. Would be cuter if the top was smocked. Smocking is forgiving. That said, she wouldn’t need it. You know, these two have been together since 2006. That’s 8 years now. Almost a decade. I didn’t realise, did you? If someone were to ask me off-hand how long, I’d probably answer off the top of my head, maybe 3 or 4 years? 5 tops? It works for them. Full Story

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Almost a dad

August 6, 2014 13:28:27 Posted at August 6, 2014 13:28:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Pacific Coast News

It was exactly a month ago when it was reported, accurately this time, that Eva Mendes is pregnant with Ryan Gosling’s baby. Though they’ve not officially confirmed the news, there’s been no denial either, and the fact that Eva went right back into hiding says it all. Word is, in July, she was about 7 months. Full Story

Face Balls for Emmy

August 1, 2014 17:21:23 Posted at August 1, 2014 17:21:23
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Theo Wargo/ NBC/ Getty

Julia Roberts was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. Everyone else has said this already but now I want on that bandwagon too: his writing and production staff make the show. It’s ridiculous. The games are ridiculous. Like the dumbest ideas ever… And I laugh every single time. Full Story

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Ass shorts: always the answer

August 1, 2014 15:51:54 Posted at August 1, 2014 15:51:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

Famous people are f-cked up in a way we’ll never understand or relate to. There are exceptions though. Imagine you’re in an on-off toxic situation with a young pop star. You grew up in the business yourself. You had to support your family. Your value system is warped by Hollywood and, ostensibly, social media. Full Story

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Interstellar and Dylan Thomas

July 31, 2014 20:31:03 Posted at July 31, 2014 20:31:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Winter/ Getty

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey were at Comic-Con this year to present the new trailer for Interstellar. It was a first time for both. Nolan’s one of those directors who doesn’t give anything away before a film’s release. Scripts are said to be hand delivered and actors supposedly have to read them while the person waits outside so that there are never any copies that can potentially be leaked. Full Story

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Robert Pattinson’s blind riddle

July 31, 2014 15:17:53 Posted at July 31, 2014 15:17:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Robert Pattinson covers the new ESQUIRE UK. It’s good shot on the cover. But inside… Those hands. Those weirdly delicate hands scraping his head, why do we need to see this? I interviewed someone recently with the same kind of hands. They’re the hands of the creeper in the horror movie who’s peering around the corner, the guy with the freak show dungeon in the basement of his house. Full Story