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Is this your Finnick?

June 1, 2012 16:56:16 Posted at June 1, 2012 16:56:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey

E! News reported the other day that Taylor Kitsch, Garrett Hedlund, and Armie Hammer were on the short list to play Finnick in Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games. Multiple sources tell me that Armie Hammer is far and away the first choice of director Francis Lawrence. Full Story

Pink chucks and love at the French Open

May 31, 2012 19:36:37 Posted at May 31, 2012 19:36:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

After two weeks in Cannes, Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson showed up in Paris today at the French Open. She wore pink chucks. He was in leather loafs. And he, as always, is so totally into her. Maybe not out in the open like this? It’s only fair, right? Or are they so cute they get a pass? It’s the ones with his hand on her neck that make it too intimate. Full Story

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Cory, Lea, Vancouver, sushi, Audi

May 31, 2012 15:31:03 Posted at May 31, 2012 15:31:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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PUNKD Images

Lea Michele flew in to Vancouver from London yesterday to see her boyfriend Cory Monteith in his home town. He took her for sushi in Kitsilano. In his Audi R8. Which he drove all the way from LA? That's a lot mileage. And a romantic road trip on the way back! Maybe stop for a few nights on the Oregon coast? Jacek is always trying to talk me into camping there. Full Story

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Bieber cracks?

May 28, 2012 14:34:38 Posted at May 28, 2012 14:34:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet

Justin Bieber has pretty much owned the world the last 2 years. And through it all, including what amounted to a bogus paternity claim, Team Bieber has never wavered - not a stumble, not a break in stride, not a crack in the facade. But it happens to all of them. You know. When they start that young and when it happens so fast, it will always happen to all of them. Full Story

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It doesn’t go with Chanel

May 25, 2012 20:10:43 Posted at May 25, 2012 20:10:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ciao Hollywood/Splash, Andreas Rentz/Getty

Joshua Jackson paid $45K for a necklace for Diane Kruger the other night in Monaco at a charity event. They are not engaged. Last night Diane wore Chanel at amfAR. She did not wear her gift. It doesn’t go with the dress. And these wardrobe decisions, they are made weeks in advance. I’m serious. Full Story

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Joshua Jackson has no ego

May 18, 2012 13:59:38 Posted at May 18, 2012 13:59:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet, AKUSA/Splash, Andreas Rentz/Getty

Diane Kruger was recognised last night at the Calvin Klein Collection and euphoria Calvin Klein party in association with the IFP to celebrate women in film. (This is where the linen cocktail napkins were happening.)  It gets cool at night here in Cannes. Diane, in Calvin Klein, had a black wrap around her shoulders when we saw her come in with Joshua Jackson. Full Story

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Battleship vs The Avengers Week 3

May 17, 2012 20:44:05 Posted at May 17, 2012 20:44:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Doug Meszler/Splash

Taylor Kitsch was in New York this week for a last push to promote Battleship. After this he pretty much goes right into press for Savages. Battleship opens on Friday. Can it challenge The Avengers? The Avengers made over $100 million on its SECOND weekend. That’s crazy. I’m no box office scientist. I have no idea how much it’ll go down on its third weekend. Full Story

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Lea & Cory: Summer Of Love?

May 17, 2012 14:03:28 Posted at May 17, 2012 14:03:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Bauer-Griffin

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith attended the Fox Upfront presentation the other day in New York to represent Glee. They’ll both be back for Season 4...as ratings have steadily declined over the year. Some are saying that next year could be the last? Must be why Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker have signed on to guest star. Full Story

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Taylor Kitsch buzzed

May 11, 2012 15:12:35 Posted at May 11, 2012 15:12:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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You like it? I don’t like it. Especially since his hair looked so good two weeks ago at CinemaCon - click here for a refresher. Here’s Taylor Kitsch, freshly buzzed, at the LA premiere of Battleship last night. Also attached - Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, and Brooklyn Decker who is getting completely out-styled by Rihanna every time they step out together. Full Story

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Eva & Ryan: handholding and not hiding

May 11, 2012 13:31:01 Posted at May 11, 2012 13:31:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet, Tom Meinelt/Splash

Yesterday in New York - here are Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling hand in hand after lunch, not ducking into garbage bins and running for cover in the presence of the paps. Thank you. It’s not ideal, no. But if that’s the sh-ttiest part of their jobs, I appreciate that these two are finally not behaving as though it’s medieval torture. Full Story

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Ryan & Blake on the Island

May 9, 2012 13:14:18 Posted at May 9, 2012 13:14:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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ExclusiveRyan Reynolds took Blake Lively to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island this week. His brother lives and works there. They stayed with him during their visit and played basketball on his block on Monday night. It’s cute, right? Ryan and Blake, all Hollywood and sh-t, running up and down the street of an unassuming neighbourhood, giggling and chasing each other. Full Story

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