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The benefits of brand repping

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 24, 2012 19:31:29 February 24, 2012 19:31:29
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Imagine being able to just walk into Balenciaga and pick up a dress for tonight? No payment required. That might actually be a better perk than the cash money. Check out Kristen Stewart leaving Balenciaga in West Hollywood yesterday. Stewart is the face of the label’s new fragrance. And there’s no better time than this weekend to be put to work selling all the sh-t you need to be selling: movies, colognes, whatever. Full Story

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A lot can change in a year

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 24, 2012 16:30:23 February 24, 2012 16:30:23

Oscars 2011 - Justin Timberlake took Jessica Biel to the Vanity Fair Oscar party. He even agreed to be photographed with her, and smiling too. Shortly after the two broke up. He’d been cheating. With Olivia Munn and others. Often. And finally it became more than she could ignore.  The split lasted 4 months. Full Story

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No TV for Ryan Phillippe

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2012 20:42:23 February 23, 2012 20:42:23
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It was announced two weeks ago that Ryan Phillippe had signed onto a pilot for a CBS cop drama called Golden Boy. Deadline reported yesterday that he’s now backed out. Phillippe had been working on Damages as a guest star. And apparently they’ve been considering him for TV for years. Full Story

Zac Efron is having sex

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2012 16:40:53 February 23, 2012 16:40:53
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A video has been blowing up the blogs today of Zac Efron apparently dropping a condom on the red carpet when trying to hand something to a publicist-type at the photo wall at The Lorax premiere the other day. As you can see, not only does it fall on the ground, he then almost seems to go out of his way to look embarrassed and amused by what happened, so as to draw even more attention to it. Full Story

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George’s “Mominee”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2012 16:22:34 February 23, 2012 16:22:34
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Finally.As you know, I’ve been saying for a while now that the girlfriend situation for publicity and awards just isn’t working for George Clooney. Just bring your parents!Well, it turns out that Mother Clooney will actually make an appearance at the Oscars on Sunday. Deadline Full Story

“My girlfriend, I don’t know if any of you guys know her...”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 22, 2012 16:51:22 February 22, 2012 16:51:22

Have we been played for nine months?Late Spring last year we were told that Jennifer Aniston’s new boyfriend was called Justin Theroux; she’s been fronting like they didn’t hook up during filming of Wanderlust because he had a girlfriend at the time but whatever... the point is, we watched them through the summer, into the fall in New York, all leading up to now, as Wanderlust opens this weekend, OSCAR WEEKEND. Full Story

How Swifty’s spinning the loss of Les Miserables

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 20, 2012 15:24:42 February 20, 2012 15:24:42
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Here’s Taylor Swift at the premiere of The Lorax yesterday in Hollywood. Trying to decide whether or not like I the dress. The neckline gives the illusion of a collar which I think I might be into but I can’t deal with the sheer panelling on the sides.  Of course yes, because Obvious is what Swifty does best, the look is totally Audrey, her character (voice) in the film. Full Story

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George’s final push for votes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 17, 2012 17:38:52 February 17, 2012 17:38:52

Oscar voting ends on Tuesday, February 21st. This, then, is the last weekend for academy voters to (pretend to) watch the films and fill out their ballots. Maybe on Sunday as they’re enjoying a cup of coffee while reading The Hollywood Reporter. Many academy voters are also THR subscribers and the new issue of the magazine features a very candid George Clooney attempting to take back the Best Actor trophy from Jean Dujardin. Full Story

GOOP’s greens are gone

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 13, 2012 23:57:10 February 13, 2012 23:57:10
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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

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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