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GOOP’s greens are gone

February 16, 2012 17:16:53 Posted at February 16, 2012 17:16:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

As you can see, the video of Gwyneth Paltrow selling vegetables I posted in the open today isn’t working. It was working yesterday when I first put it up. And now... nothing. Removed by the user. You people took down Gwyneth Paltrow!But ...why? Most celebrities are comfortable pimping sh-t overseas. But the North American market is different. Full Story

Best BAFTA 2012: Meryl Streep

February 13, 2012 23:57:10 Posted at February 13, 2012 23:57:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Stuart Wilson/Gareth Cattermole/Dave Hogan/Getty

I think this Vivienne Westwood is glorious on her. Magestic. And it's great encouragement too. That a woman of Meryl's merit, maturity, and stature can wear the SH-T out of a designer garment that was originally sent down the runway on an 18 year old genetic freak. There's also something to be said about her reaction to winning. Full Story

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Dancing Dujardin

February 13, 2012 23:56:31 Posted at February 13, 2012 23:56:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Stuart Wilson/Dave Hogan/Getty

Oh it’s work, don’t doubt it. It’s deliberate, don’t doubt that either. But...He is having a good time. And that might be the difference.Jean Dujardin took the SAG and the BAFTA. He’s imitating John Travolta on Jay Leno: He’s being delightful for Funny Or Die: Jean Dujardin's Villain Auditions Full Story

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All the handsome men...

February 13, 2012 23:55:28 Posted at February 13, 2012 23:55:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Dave Hogan/Gareth Cattermole/LEON NEAL/Getty

Other than Jean Dujardin.Brad Pitt and George Clooney both came without dates. The Jolie stayed back with the children in Berlin and George, perhaps sensing that Stacy’s not helping against Jean Dujardin, decided to go it alone. He’s better alone. When he’s alone, he can be with his boys. He can hug Colin Firth and hold his hand. Full Story

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Scarjo & the Beauty on the beach

February 13, 2012 21:15:01 Posted at February 13, 2012 21:15:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Splash

Scarlett Johansson is on holiday in Hawaii with her boyfriend Nate Naylor, the “most beautiful” man in the world. Like he’s the aesthetic winner in this relationship. But what are you playing at here, Scarjo?Shots on the beach? Bikinis and affection? No attempt to hide, no misspelled sign accusing photographers are harassment? I can’t figure out if it’s for her own benefit or for his. Full Story

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Use David as a lure...

February 13, 2012 18:17:05 Posted at February 13, 2012 18:17:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty

Why didn’t she think of it earlier???What does Posh desperately, desperately want? What has Anna Wintour withheld from her forever? The cover of US Vogue. Look who’s sitting next to Anna at Victoria Beckham’s show yesterday in New York. I mean, sure, Anna always gets the best seat in the house. And naturally, David should have the second best. Full Story

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Mr Popular with the paps

February 10, 2012 16:00:18 Posted at February 10, 2012 16:00:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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SPW/Splash News

George Clooney took Stacy Keibler out for dinner last night. He’s been busy all week, hustling and campaigning, talking, talking, talking, trying his best to edge out Jean Dujardin, performing the “official” duties required on the circuit...with no time for the “unofficial” activities that also make up his Oscar strategy. Full Story

Johnny Depp’s $4 million dollar “personal life”

February 9, 2012 16:25:52 Posted at February 9, 2012 16:25:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Johnny Depp’s next film The Lone Ranger is supposed to start shooting on February 12. That has now been pushed back by two weeks. The reason? Johnny’s “personal life”. Apparently in the upcoming issue of The Hollywood Reporter, there’s a story about how Johnny approached director Gore Verbinski, with whom he has worked before on several Pirates movies and Rango, to ask him to delay production so that he can address some issues in his “personal life”. Full Story

Denzel & Ryan in New York, no Blake

February 8, 2012 16:43:20 Posted at February 8, 2012 16:43:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Denzel Washington, joined by wife Pauletta, and Ryan Reynolds were in New York last night for the premiere of Safe House which opens on Friday. No sign of Blake Lively. Like, not even a “caught entering through a side door” situation. How’s this? Somehow Blake and Ryan were found kissing in a small town in Utah. Full Story

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The Actors 2012

February 7, 2012 22:07:33 Posted at February 7, 2012 22:07:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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JOE KLAMAR/Kevin Winter/Getty

As Academy President Tom Sherak joked yesterday at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon:“We know awards season can be exhausting. Today is about taking a moment, taking a breath and realizing what a special family this is… So take the applause. This is probably the last time you’ll be applauding each other. Full Story

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Campaign 2012: Gary Oldman edition

February 7, 2012 19:13:10 Posted at February 7, 2012 19:13:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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JOE KLAMAR/Kevin Winter/Kevork Djansezian/Getty

A lot of people seem to think the Oscar race is a foregone conclusion. Well, tell that to the people in the race. They’re still campaigning. And you know how it is in Hollywood. Money is everything. If they’re spending money on consultants and strategies and appearances and this and that and the other, something is giving them reason to believe the votes are still out there. Full Story

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