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Buble and a strong SNL

December 19, 2011 17:49:13 Posted at December 19, 2011 17:49:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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PUNKD Images

It was the strongest Saturday Night Live this season with Jimmy Fallon hosting. Tina! Amy! Tracy’s signature Christmas move! And the ice skating at the end. WILL ARNETT WAS THERE! So much happiness! My favourite sketch was Beethoven, although it may have been a minute too long. And how smart was the one about the off-Broadway show? (Did anyone else wonder why the wicked smaht Tim Tebow sketch didn’t come earlier? In place of the one with Kristen Wiig trying to take over the party? It made sense later during the farewell for logistics. Full Story

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Blake & Ryan: pre-Christmas in New York

December 12, 2011 20:30:10 Posted at December 12, 2011 20:30:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Startraks

Jacek and I spent a wonderful pre-Christmas in New York two years ago. (Hi Scott!) It was his first time. We went to Bubby’s for breakfast. We walked the High Line. We lined up at the Empire State Building. We saw Cate Blanchett at BAM in A Streetcar Named Desire followed by a late, late dinner at Babbo. Full Story

Justin Bieber will keep your daughter pure

December 9, 2011 21:30:36 Posted at December 9, 2011 21:30:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Flynet

Dear Dads: if you buy Justin Bieber’s fragrance for your daughters it means they won’t get down with Scott/Chad/Todd in the back of car without a condom...This, basically, is the message, isn’t it? Needless to say, it’s funnier to the 14 year old than to the 40 year old. At the same time, I wonder what it’s like these days for the teenage boy: do they really have to live up to. Full Story

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What else is on that camera?

December 8, 2011 20:18:14 Posted at December 8, 2011 20:18:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Bauer-Griffin

Are you going to deny that you didn’t notice his hand on her thigh while he’s taking a picture of her? Fine. I’ll admit it for all of us. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been in Mexico together the last few days. They were photographed yesterday admiring each other in the sun. Allow me please to appreciate the relative modesty of her bikini, if there is such a thing. Full Story

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All hail Blake Lively

December 7, 2011 21:56:45 Posted at December 7, 2011 21:56:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Startraks

The hold has finally been released on those Blake Lively/Ryan Reynolds photos but I could only get 6 because they are MEGA expensive. With this in mind, I hope I’ve picked the best ones for you to enjoy. There’s a LOT going on here. Blake continues to ball the sh-t out of the famewhore game.How did she DO that?Throughout Ryan Reynolds’s marriage to Scarlett Johansson, they were photographed together maybe 3 times, maybe, and never all that intimately. Full Story

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Rachel McAdams 2012

December 7, 2011 21:32:43 Posted at December 7, 2011 21:32:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

I briefly mentioned this the other day in the article about Emma Stone - click here if you missed it. Duana and I have discussed this a few times lately: Emma Stone is what Rachel McAdams was from 2004-2007. The Wall Street Journal had a lengthy piece on how Rachel was the most sought-after, the most talked-about, the most promising actress. Full Story

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Taylor’s movie wasn’t made for me

December 2, 2011 17:39:28 Posted at December 2, 2011 17:39:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You know I LOVE Taylor Kitsch. You know I want very badly for Taylor Kitsch to have a huge movie star career. Yes, because he’s hot, and of course, because he’s Riggins, but mostly because I’ve met him several times and he’s really, really nice. He deserves it. But...John Carter, it’s not for me. As I posted the other day, Taylor was making the talk show rounds - click here Full Story

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Mary Kay Mimi & Baby B

December 1, 2011 15:23:21 Posted at December 1, 2011 15:23:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You know when you build something up so hard you doom it from the start because it can never possibly live up to your expectations? And then Mimi comes along and always lives up to your expectations? This video with Justin Bieber...It’s the greatest 4 minutes of my life. It’s the greatest 4 minutes of your life. Full Story

Early Christmas with Taylor Kitsch!

November 30, 2011 17:45:43 Posted at November 30, 2011 17:45:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Splash, INF

There are NEVER any pictures of Taylor Kitsch!So it was a surprise just now when I came back from a meeting to check the photo agencies and ... he was on Good Morning America! How many sentences can end with an exclamation point in this article??!Not really sure what he’s promoting. Probably John Carter though it seems early being 4 months away. Full Story

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Pick me up in Paris

November 28, 2011 19:02:11 Posted at November 28, 2011 19:02:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Bauer, Splash

I want to be able to say that one day to Jacek:Pick me up in Paris. Sounds a lot better than “pick me up at the corner of Broadway and Granville”. Eva Mendes has been shooting a movie in Paris. Ryan Gosling came to see her for the weekend. They did some sightseeing. Walked through Pere Lachaise Cemetery. Full Story

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Maybe the second half of the year

November 24, 2011 19:01:48 Posted at November 24, 2011 19:01:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Taylor Kitsch has 3 films due out in 2012. In March it’s John Carter. In the summer it’s Battleship. In the fall, it’ll be Oliver Stone’s Savages. I love Taylor Kitsch. And I want so badly for him to become a big star. But I think it’ll be the second half of 2012 that’s promising than the first. Because from what we’ve seen of his two major blockbusters. Full Story