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Dancing Dujardin

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 13, 2012 23:56:31 February 13, 2012 23:56:31
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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...

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 13, 2012 23:55:28 February 13, 2012 23:55:28
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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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 13, 2012 18:17:05 February 13, 2012 18:17:05
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 10, 2012 16:00:18 February 10, 2012 16:00:18
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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”

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 8, 2012 16:43:20 February 8, 2012 16:43:20
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 7, 2012 22:07:33 February 7, 2012 22:07:33
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 7, 2012 19:13:10 February 7, 2012 19:13:10
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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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Rachel and another carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 3, 2012 16:25:48 February 3, 2012 16:25:48
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Rachel McAdams looked gorgeous last night on the red carpet for the Hollywood premiere of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. I never used to like her as a blonde. Now I love her as a blonde. Is it just a matter of getting accustomed to it? Rachel is not in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Rachel is not Annalynne McCord or various and the like. Full Story

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Clooney & Pitt wish this would derail Dujardin

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 3, 2012 16:06:56 February 3, 2012 16:06:56
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So Jean Dujardin, the stone cold French fox who scored a surprise Best Actor upset at the SAGs for The Artist, has a new movie coming out in France. It’s called Les Infideles and it’s about a bunch of guys cheating. The ad campaign features images of the men, including Dujardin, in suggestive positions with women and racy taglines. Full Story

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