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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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WENN

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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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