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Team Iron Man

March 15, 2016 20:57:18 Posted at March 15, 2016 20:57:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Mazur/ Frazer Harrison/ Lester Cohen/ KCA2016/ Getty Images

Last week Sarah wrote about the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War. It was posted, however, with Iron Man as the feature photo. Click here for a refresher. Sarah did not appreciate this. Because I am Team Iron Man. I was told on Twitter that I’m on the wrong side of history. Full Story

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Will & Kate try to quiet the noise

March 14, 2016 19:28:54 Posted at March 14, 2016 19:28:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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James Whatling/ Splash News, WPA Pool/ Samir Hussein/ Gareth Cattermole/ Getty Images

There has been a lot of noise lately about the Cambridges – how little they work in comparison to their old grandparents, what exactly Will’s commitment is to his day job flying air ambulances, Will’s approach to the media, and how much access he’s agreed to or not agreed to when it comes to the public and his family. Full Story

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Taylor & Karlie at the gym

March 14, 2016 17:07:58 Posted at March 14, 2016 17:07:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI

It’s been a while since Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss have been papped together. And some people were noticing that they weren’t posting many shots of each other on social media which led to speculation that maybe they weren’t as tight anymore and why and was it because of Kanye West or something else, like Karlie didn’t feel like being dragged around as part of the “squad” etc, etc, etc… Well here they are being tall and fit together and working out together and blowing kisses and generally reassuring (or disappointing) everyone that they are, indeed, fine and stop manufacturing sh-t because they’re best friends forever, OK? OK? You see that look on Taylor’s face though? That’s her “ha!” expression. Full Story

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The Honest Company’s Sorry (Not Sorry)

March 14, 2016 14:18:59 Posted at March 14, 2016 14:18:59
Maria Posted by Maria
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Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images

Last week, the Wall Street Journal wrote an article about a chemical found in The Honest Company’s laundry detergent that was on the company’s own “banned” list (click here for a refresher). At the time, Honest called the report “reckless. Full Story

The (Not So?) Honest Company

March 11, 2016 18:11:25 Posted at March 11, 2016 18:11:25
Maria Posted by Maria
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London Entertainment/ Splash New

It’s Friday, and while the rest of us are winding down, Jessica Alba is probably going to be working this weekend. A reader called Jamie emailed me a link to a Wall Street Journal story about The Honest Company’s laundry detergent. An investigation and independent testing was done and a chemical called SLS was found – why is that important? It’s not that SLS is so horrific in and of itself – it’s in brand name toothpaste and many household products – but The Honest Company specifically has it on its banned list of ingredients (see the full list here Full Story

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The Aaron Paul Edition of Ask, Believe, Receive

March 10, 2016 19:31:05 Posted at March 10, 2016 19:31:05
Maria Posted by Maria
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FameFlynet

Do you think asking for things on Twitter is a bit desperate? Like if you were applying for a job, would you tweet the company and tell them you really, really want it? If you are Aaron Paul, it seems to work. He’s been talking about the Stephen King series The Dark Tower since 2014, and two days ago he said this: Dear @StephenKing Full Story

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Maria on the beach

March 10, 2016 15:21:08 Posted at March 10, 2016 15:21:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

Whenever I write about Serena Williams, because I worship her, and because she is underappreciated and undervalued, by fans, by tennis commentators, by endorsers, I can always count on people emailing back about why Serena doesn’t deserve what she deserved, with a subtle suggestion that she’s not “natural”. Full Story

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Emma & Ryan for 2017?

March 8, 2016 18:21:22 Posted at March 8, 2016 18:21:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, Jeff Kravitz/ D Dipasupil/ Jason Kempin/ Jim Spellman/ Getty Images

You’re about to punch me. Because the Oscars just ended a little over a week ago and already I’m talking about next year’s awards. Before you go for my face though…wait! This is about Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, does that help? As you know, the two worked on Damian Chazelle’s Whiplash follow-up, La La Land, last year. Full Story

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Still don’t have a name

March 7, 2016 21:09:27 Posted at March 7, 2016 21:09:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

Colin Farrell has a girlfriend. We’ve seen them papped together holding hands a few times. Click here for a refresher. Yesterday Colin was back home in Ireland, seen at the Adele concert, and his girlfriend was with him. We still don’t have a name though. Full Story

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