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JLo’s next career moves

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 17, 2012 14:29:14 May 17, 2012 14:29:14
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Forbes has just put Jennifer Lopez on top of their Celebrity 100 List, calling her the most powerful celebrity in the business with $52 million earned last year along with total pop culture domination. I don’t dispute it. American Idol is the best decision she’s ever made. The way she managed her career after that decision, with the music and the marketing and the branding, straight up, it was a clinic. Full Story

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RDJ’s Avengers haul

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 17, 2012 13:51:18 May 17, 2012 13:51:18
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In the ongoing story of “The Avengers is making all the money”, The Hollywood Reporter has a piece about Robert Downey Jr.’s Avengers bonus money. RDJ took a huge upfront pay cut to be in The Avengers (so did everyone else) but, thanks to a deal negotiated after Iron Man was a hit in 2008, RDJ is set to rake in around $50 million thanks to backend percentage points and bonuses. Full Story

It’s “our house” now

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 14, 2012 14:53:58 May 14, 2012 14:53:58
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George Clooney hosted a dinner for President Barack Obama last week at his home in LA. They raised $15 million. And yes, Stacy Keibler was there. Of course she was there. After all...she lives there. Which, I mean, it’s no surprise, obviously, but it’s also the way she’s freely talking about it now too. Full Story

Johnny (finally) says it’s fine

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 11, 2012 14:08:03 May 11, 2012 14:08:03
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The British papers are wrong...a lot. But you have to love them for going there when you need them to. They went there with Johnny Depp the other night at the UK premiere of Dark Shadows asking him straight up about his relationship with Vanessa Paradis after months of reporting, led by PEOPLE Magazine, that the two were finished. Full Story

Selective Career History

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 10, 2012 15:58:19 May 10, 2012 15:58:19
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Speaking of celebrity don’ts...Click here for my article yesterday about the narrowing gap between celebrity and civilian and the reality star effect, compelling proper celebrities, some of them, to reach out and touch you...on Twitter!The latest of course is Jessica Biel, timed with her first appearance with Justin Timberlake since their engagement when they showed up at the Met Gala the other night waving around that ring. Full Story

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“But he’s married!”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 10, 2012 13:37:29 May 10, 2012 13:37:29
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It’s not just a John Travolta decision anymore. John Travolta will sue and he will fight and he will deny and he will pay what he has to pay to perpetuate the truth that they have struggled so hard to maintain - they being the Church, his wife, his management. His sexuality is THEIR business, his personal life is directed by an entire community. Full Story

Shelfy is on Twitter

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 9, 2012 14:35:27 May 9, 2012 14:35:27
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Jessica Biel is engaged. She will marry Justin Timberlake this summer. And now she’s joined Twitter. Shelfy made it official on Monday night, while she was getting ready for the Met Gala, posting a photo of herself on WhoSay (more on this is in a minute) with the caption:I can't zip up my dress. Welcome to my world! #MetBall WhoSayPhotoEmbed. Full Story

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Met Gala 2012 Marchesa Victim: Leighton Meester

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2012 12:43:19 May 8, 2012 12:43:19
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Blake Lively opted not to go and stay in Vancouver with Ryan Reynolds instead. This was Leighton’s time to make her move. And she has proved she can do well at the Met Gala. She was great last year in Louis Vuitton - click here for a refresher - and a major winner also in Louis Vuitton in 2009 - click here Full Story

Here comes the Will Smith publicity machine

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 3, 2012 20:33:41 May 3, 2012 20:33:41
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Already?That really seemed to come fast. It’s May. We’re 3 weeks out (May 25) from the release of Men In Black 3. Which means it’s officially Will Smith selling season. He was joined by Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin today at a photo call for the movie in Beverly Hills. I can’t believe he’s not taking over Independence Day weekend. Full Story

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I can get engaged too!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 23, 2012 16:46:03 April 23, 2012 16:46:03
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You didn’t think Jennifer Aniston would let the Brange engagement go by without getting in on the action herself, did you? After all these years, and all these salvos back and forth, and still their respective supporters insist it’s not about the tit for tat. It’s always about the titting and the tatting! And they do it to each other!     A week after the world lost its mind because Brad Pitt finally proposed to the Jolie, Gossip woke up this morning to a story on TMZ Full Story