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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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Andres Otero/WENN, Getty

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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WENN

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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WENN

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

A bridal Jolie is promoted

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 17, 2012 15:20:10 April 17, 2012 15:20:10
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Fame/Flynet, INF

We all know the girl who’s newly engaged, right? Or, we’ve all been the girl newly engaged. The one who can’t help herself, she can’t stop smiling, she has to show it off - her happiness, her glow, her ring. Angelina Jolie is now That Girl. Her?Well... she’s behaving like she is. She behaved like it yesterday, waving it around in LA. Full Story

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The Brange engagement ring

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 13, 2012 19:31:49 April 13, 2012 19:31:49
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WENN

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt went to an event at the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art with their son Pax earlier this week. And she was wearing a new ring. Robert Procop, a jeweller who has collaborated in the past with the Jolie, has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter Full Story

Who makes them do these things?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 10, 2012 16:15:57 April 10, 2012 16:15:57
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SWAP/Splash

It was Kristen Stewart’s birthday yesterday. She’s now 22 which... I’m pretty sure is not a milestone number or anything, at least not in these parts, but whatever. A big ass embarrassing deal was made of it, and it was out of her control.  In honour of Kristen’s Special Day, her Snow White And The Huntsman cast-mates were made to record personalised birthday messages for her. Full Story

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Slimed...but solid?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 2, 2012 15:35:15 April 2, 2012 15:35:15
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Wenn, John Shearer/Kevork Djansezian/Getty

Will Smith hosted the Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday. He was slimed with Justin Bieber. Then backstage, check him out with the Beckham kids... and is that Posh? Not wanting to show her face on camera? Will was at the event with his children, Willow and Jaden, and wife Jada. So it was a united family front at a family event. Full Story

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Lea & Cory: the look of love

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 26, 2012 16:35:16 March 26, 2012 16:35:16
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Ron Asadorian/Splash

The Glee people were in New York this weekend for the GLAAD Media Awards. Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were photographed leaving NYC on Sunday presumably to get back to work in LA. The two are rumoured to be dating. She’s looking at him like they’re dating. They’re dressed similarly too, almost like they’re dating. Full Story

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The ring got her a job

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 22, 2012 18:54:24 March 22, 2012 18:54:24
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Bauer, London Entertainment/Splash

For two months, Jessica Biel kept her engagement ring locked down, presumably trying, unsuccessfully, to secure an exclusive with a magazine. Then a change in tactic - over the last two weeks though, she’s been waving it around hard, most obviously as she was seated courtside at the Laker game on March 11. Full Story

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Papping Reese every day

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 21, 2012 21:00:30 March 21, 2012 21:00:30
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Fame/Flynet

She’s already papped enough. But these are the first shots of Reese Witherspoon since Us Weekly broke the news earlier today that she’s expecting with husband Jim Toth. Click here for my full gossip analysis post on her pregnancy from this morning. Be ready now for 7 months of wall to wall Reese baby coverage. Full Story

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Reese Witherspoon is pregnant

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 21, 2012 14:16:07 March 21, 2012 14:16:07
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Fame/Flynet

Us Weekly has the exclusive - Reese Witherspoon is pregnant. She and husband Jim Toth were married a year ago. This will be her third child. Reese turns 36 years old tomorrow. So where’s the gossip? Well... how did PEOPLE miss out on this story?PEOPLE paid for her wedding pictures. Full Story

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