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Over & Under the Number 5

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 2, 2012 18:15:35 February 2, 2012 18:15:35

When did this become a PR rule for women in Hollywood? Never admit to sleeping with more than 5 men. Three years ago, Mariah Carey famously claimed: "Please! I never had any type of sexual relationship with (Eminem). I can count the number of people I've had sex with on fewer than the fingers on one hand. Full Story

This is Gwyneth’s job now

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 2, 2012 16:28:36 February 2, 2012 16:28:36

The other night during the red carpet E! show at the SAGs, Duana wrote about Kyra Sedgwick having to tolerate Giuliana Rancic’s dumbass questions. Like, how often do you work out, and how do you stay in shape, and you and Kevin Bacon have been married so long, what’s the secret to a successful marriage? Click here Full Story

Les Miserables > Les Mis

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2012 17:35:11 February 1, 2012 17:35:11
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By far the most popular subject in my inbox today. We don’t have to call it Les Mis anymore. It will be as Hugo intended it: Les Miserables. Click here for a refresher on the difference between Les Miserables and Les Mis. I’m sure you’ve heard, right?Taylor Swift is not Eponine. Full Story

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DVDs & Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2012 16:24:08 February 1, 2012 16:24:08
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Moneyball was released in theatres in September. It is no longer in (most) theatres. In fact, it’s now available on DVD. It was available on DVD 3 weeks ago, on January 10th. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are now making the press rounds in New York...to promote the DVD???Every day I get yelled at by Brangelunatics fighting against the reality of the “campaign”. Full Story

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Michelle Williams reaches the limit?

Duana Posted by Duana at January 30, 2012 18:54:02 January 30, 2012 18:54:02
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We talk a lot about campaigning here, that actors have to do this or that to secure the nomination and later, the votes. I will leave the intricacies to Lainey, but you all know what I mean. Suddenly stopping at every point on the carpet, smiles for all, revealing tidbits about your life, one Sunday night at a time. Full Story

Suddenly not the favourite: George & Stacy at the SAG Awards

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 30, 2012 16:17:02 January 30, 2012 16:17:02
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As you know, as you’ve seen, George Clooney has been working it HARD the last 6 weeks or so for his Best Actor Oscar. Up to last night, he was winning everywhere. He won so much he’d accept his awards like monologues, prepared speeches about his parents toiling in the grain fields and appreciating his opportunities, not unlike the way a political candidate talks about this and that constituent during a rally in a barn somewhere in the Midwest. Full Story

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The 2012 Mommy Campaign

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 26, 2012 18:41:12 January 26, 2012 18:41:12

Natalie Portman did it last year with great success. She was the Oscar winner for Best Actress. This time, we have Michelle Williams who, as soon as she arrived on stage to accept her Golden Globe, opened her speech with appreciation for her daughter, because her daughter keeps her above the dirty fray of Oscar campaigning, even though she’d just spent several days leading up to the kick off the season working Academy members in LA at every opportunity. Full Story

Vanessa says it’s not over

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 26, 2012 17:23:23 January 26, 2012 17:23:23
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But PEOPLE Magazine said it was over!And PEOPLE Magazine wouldn’t say it was over if it wasn’t over, right? Vanessa Paradis appeared on a French talk show the other day and was asked about the reports that she and Johnny Depp are done. Her response: “People say we are buying houses in the middle of nowhere, or that we have fifty two houses in France. Full Story

Brad talks marriage, George just talks

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 26, 2012 16:22:01 January 26, 2012 16:22:01

Oscar polls close on February 21. A lot can happen between now and then. And while it’s been the thing this week to bitch and moan and complain about the Oscars and the process and the snubs and the old fartness of the institution, complaining about it with such passion, to the point where sometimes it actually feels personal, only reinforces the Oscars’ importance. Full Story

The Demi Dilemma

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 25, 2012 14:55:15 January 25, 2012 14:55:15
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Quick recap: at around 11pm on Monday night, an ambulance was called to Demi Moore's. She was subsequently hospitalised. TMZ broke the story that it was substance abuse. Her rep has issued a statement reading:"Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. Full Story

Long walks and song lyrics

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 24, 2012 19:03:48 January 24, 2012 19:03:48
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Right now, I really need Taylor Swift to give me a f-cking break. Here she is, in London today, taking a walk on her own in Hyde Park at the Diana memorial. You know, just a pretty girl with her umbrella, with her thoughts to keep her company, and the swans for inspiration.Are you kidding me with this? Fast forward six months from now and we’ll have to hear about a song she came up with on this very day, as she reflected on the life of a fallen princess. Full Story

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