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This is all I need

August 15, 2011 14:14:32 Posted at August 15, 2011 14:14:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I don’t need Ryan Gosling to bring his dog on a talk show. I don’t need him to walk down the street with an instrument and a daisy gait. I don’t need to see him with his shirt off. Or in a beater tank reading poetry at a cafe. I don’t need him to have a clever, clever story to tell on a talk show. Full Story

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Bleach blonde in a jumpsuit

August 9, 2011 09:43:53 Posted at August 9, 2011 09:43:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I must have been the only person to have not hated Brad Pitt when he bleached his hair around the time of the release of Mr & Mrs Smith. “Billy Idol called, he wants his hair back.” I dunno, I was kinda into it. Obviously not forever. But screaming and yelling about its ugliness, to me, was kind of an overreaction. Full Story

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August 8, 2011 08:01:30 Posted at August 8, 2011 08:01:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I really do mean those caps. I really do feel relief. That Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are still together. The UK Sun reported on Saturday that she dumped him because she didn’t like his friends. As usual, the UK Sun got it wrong. Not surprisingly, the UK Sun’s original link Full Story

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Greedy...or equal?

August 3, 2011 09:53:00 Posted at August 3, 2011 09:53:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This Linda Evangelista child support situation is amazing. Quick background: Linda Evangelista has a 4 year old son called Augustin. The father is Salma Hayek’s billionaire husband Francois-Henri Pinault. Augustin was born juuuust before Salma’s daughter Valentina. Valentina however is set for life. Full Story

Sandy to prevent another Green Lantern?

August 2, 2011 06:42:40 Posted at August 2, 2011 06:42:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Green Lantern was a disappointment for Ryan Reynolds. No one wants the same for his second release this summer. The Change-Up opens on Friday. And last night at the Hollywood premiere, Ryan showed up with his good friend and good luck charm Sandra Bullock in the hopes of avoiding another Lantern showing at the box office, to say nothing of the curse of Olivia Wilde. Full Story

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Crazy, Stupid, Stupid, Crazy

August 1, 2011 07:49:24 Posted at August 1, 2011 07:49:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Now this is a story all about how you probably shouldn’t take me to the movies if the movie’s not a slam-dunk. Because I might be embarrassing. Sasha and I went to see Crazy, Stupid, Love (which I’m not sure needs that second comma AT ALL) with two friends of ours on opening night. Full Story

Handpicked by George

July 28, 2011 09:34:19 Posted at July 28, 2011 09:34:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Ides of March trailer was released yesterday after the poster came out the day before. George Clooney is the director and he adapted the screenplay with Grant Heslov but even though Clooney is the big name, the story is all Ryan Gosling. It all hinges on Ryan Gosling. And this is why George Clooney handpicked Ryan Gosling. Full Story

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When what makes sense doesn’t actually work

July 27, 2011 13:59:35 Posted at July 27, 2011 13:59:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey

In a certain celebrity matchmaking universe, Ellen Page + Jesse Eisenberg would constitute a duh, oh yeah, totally slamdunk. Look at those quirky hipsters with their weird ticks, and the way they both speedtalk, and he hasn’t watched tv or a movie since 1988 and neither has she because they spend all their time collecting chairs with only 3 legs and reading Kant! They belong together! Except, as is often the case when two people totally belong together on paper, when you put them together it becomes kinda . Full Story

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Bad movies people will see

July 27, 2011 09:54:00 Posted at July 27, 2011 09:54:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

More trailer analysis... I don’t actually know how a movie like New Year’s Eve keeps making itself. But now you know why Ashton Kutcher went back to television. Even he couldn’t stand this sh-t anymore. Let’s put the tall guy and the short girl together and make them kiss! What is it? It’s a series of cute formulaic movie scenes with so called Chick Lit snappy dialogue. Full Story

Two halves of handsome

July 27, 2011 07:22:32 Posted at July 27, 2011 07:22:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The same day that George Clooney’s The Ides of March was confirmed for the Toronto International Film Festival, they also released the first poster. Thoughts? I’m all over it. Totally into it. Is it a copy of something? I’m sure you know-it-alls will tell me. But even if it is, I think it’s wonderful anyway. Full Story