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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

It was reported yesterday that Ben Affleck’s name appears before Henry Cavill’s name in the credit listing for Batman vs Superman. This is usually negotiated in the contract. And some people are like, OMG, why? Please. This makes sense to everyone except for Henry Cavill fans.

Ben Affleck probably gets top billing over all but, maybe, 6 or 7 other people in Hollywood. And as I mentioned last week, even though he’s Superman – like, he’s SUPERMAN – Henry Cavill’s not actually that big of a deal overall. I’ve been thinking about this lately. About how famous people really are. Was talking to a friend last week about her brother.  Read Full Intro

Blake Lively: doing it all “elegantly”

April 14, 2015 15:26:18 Posted at April 14, 2015 15:26:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Blake Lively covers the new issue of ALLURE in advance of the release of The Age Of Adaline. That means she’s probably not covering VOGUE with the baby, which is what I was expecting. I mean I thought for sure, non? So I was wrong. But motherhood is on the table. It’s Blake’s first acting promotion in a long time and her first after James’s arrival. Full Story

Madonna eats Drake

April 13, 2015 16:04:16 Posted at April 13, 2015 16:04:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, Christopher Polk/ Getty Images

Madonna joined Drake on stage at Coachella this weekend. At one point, while he was sitting in a chair, she approached him from behind and put her tongue in his mouth. This seems to happen to him a lot. When he’s in a chair. Like with Nicki Minaj in the Anaconda video. I’m with Madonna here. Full Story

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Thor arrives for promotion

April 10, 2015 14:32:09 Posted at April 10, 2015 14:32:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, FameFlynet

Chris Hemsworth arrived at LAX yesterday. The reason: the Avengers: Age Of Ultron junket is this weekend. And that leads right into the Hollywood premiere on Monday. All of them are expected. And they’re all supposedly going to be on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live in the next week. Full Story

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Gwyneth’s Food Bank Challenge

April 9, 2015 18:29:54 Posted at April 9, 2015 18:29:54
Maria Posted by Maria

How much do you spend on food a week? Not coffee or lunch takeout, but real food. It’s astronomical, right? A trip to the grocery store is expensive, and realistically, it’s often cheaper to eat like crap than to buy fresh.  This is why I’ve long thought that what we eat and how we position what we eat – through Instagram photos and the cookbooks that line our kitchen and Pinterest boards and restaurant bragging – is about so much more than food. Full Story

Tom & Suri’s year apart?

April 7, 2015 16:00:47 Posted at April 7, 2015 16:00:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

Yesterday I posted photos of Tom Cruise with son Connor at the NCAA Women’s Final Four Semifinals. Click here for a refresher. Today TMZ reports exclusively that Tom Cruise hasn’t seen daughter Suri in almost a year. Full Story

Mimi’s amicable Easter

April 6, 2015 19:46:02 Posted at April 6, 2015 19:46:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There have been all kinds of reports that Mimi and Nick Cannon are getting ugly with each other about money and their divorce. I posted about it last week – some sketchy report from the Daily Mail about him writing a book exposing her crazy. Click here Full Story

The Clooneys $600 selfie

April 6, 2015 18:11:34 Posted at April 6, 2015 18:11:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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XactpiX/ Splash News

Amal and George Clooney will be spending the summer at their home in Lake Como next month and apparently there’s going to be a birthday party and a temporary bylaw has been passed that’s supposed to be to deter paps and gawkers. They’re making it so that if you violate the ban, you could be fined $600. Full Story

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The Gwyneth Paltrow Members Club

April 6, 2015 14:49:17 Posted at April 6, 2015 14:49:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It makes sense. Because she runs in such exclusive company. Like if we were talking about children, hers would be the most exclusive treehouse in the neighbourhood. And every kid within 50 blocks would want to be invited to this treehouse. But only few get the privilege. TMZ Full Story

Michael & Alicia Easter in New York

April 6, 2015 12:35:12 Posted at April 6, 2015 12:35:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Pacific Coast News

It’s been a while since we’ve had any new pap shots of Michael Fassbender. When he shows up though, he doesn’t disappoint. Here he is in New York on Saturday with Alicia Vikander. They fell in love last year in Australia while shooting The Light Between Oceans. As you can see, that hasn’t changed. Full Story

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An uncoupling anniversary

April 2, 2015 20:21:06 Posted at April 2, 2015 20:21:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

March 25, 2014. Almost exactly a year ago. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin post the now infamous “conscious uncoupling” announcement on GOOP. They said it was amicable. They’ve showed us how amicable they can be. And now it looks like they’re celebrating their breakup with a trip, together, in Mexico with their children – THAT’s how f-cking amicable they are. Full Story

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Nick to expose Mimi?

April 2, 2015 19:56:22 Posted at April 2, 2015 19:56:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

The Daily Mail is reporting exclusively that Nick Cannon has signed a book deal and will be writing about all the sh-t that went down between him and Mimi… OMG. Do you want to know? Of course you want to f-cking know. But I have some questions. Full Story

Ryan’s April Fool’s lunch

April 2, 2015 14:24:03 Posted at April 2, 2015 14:24:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Chiva/ INFphoto.com/ Splash News

Ryan Gosling stepped out in LA to meet some friends for lunch yesterday. In that outfit, with the facial hair, he looks like he’s been in a dark room for days. Is that a euphemism for dealing with an infant? Ryan’s directorial debut, Lost River, opens in a few days on April 10. It’s the only thing he tweets Full Story

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