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Brange & Obama

January 12, 2012 16:19:49 Posted at January 12, 2012 16:19:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Brendan Smialowski/Getty

It was a summit of campaign experts yesterday as Brange met with President Obama in the Oval Office. They were invited by the President to discuss Angelina Jolie’s movie In The Land Of Blood And Honey. A photographer just happened to be outside, waiting for the right shot. You know, because it’s not like there’s great security around the White House or anything. Full Story

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Spotlight on Fassy

January 11, 2012 15:09:57 Posted at January 11, 2012 15:09:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Stephen Lovekin/Getty

Michael Fassbender collected the Spotlight Award last night at the NBR. Well it’s about time. I feel like Fassy’s lost a little momentum. You’ll recall, he was not nominated for a SAG. And with the race so tight this year, even though he deserves to be included, I don’t know that he’ll make it to the final five when Jennifer Lawrence calls out the names on January 24th. Full Story

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The great moves of Channing Tatum

January 10, 2012 17:41:19 Posted at January 10, 2012 17:41:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Cathy Gibson/Splash

How did this happen?Sarah addressed it in an article just after Christmas. Click here if you missed it. These days, it feels like only Ryan Gosling’s been working more than Channing Tatum. I wonder if Jake Gyllenhaal feels that way, although Jake Gyllenhaal wouldn’t take half of what Channing Tatum us being offered. Full Story

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Brange is all business

January 9, 2012 16:52:55 Posted at January 9, 2012 16:52:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Splash, Frazer Harrison/Alexandra Wyman/John Shearer/Michael Buckner/Getty

There was some Pitt Porn posing on Saturday night in Palm Springs but mostly, for both of them, it was Work Time. Both of them were selling, and separately. About half an hour before arrivals, a publicist representing Angelina’s film In The Land Of Blood and Honey came down the press line to confirm that Jolie would indeed be taking questions on the line, and that she preferred that they be about the movie. Full Story

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Drama over the spa?

January 6, 2012 20:33:18 Posted at January 6, 2012 20:33:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Michael Buckner/Getty

This is the kind of sh-t I love about Hollywood.Photos were released of Brad Pitt yesterday with a cane. Evidently he's busted his leg. Here comes everyone with a joke about Angelina getting rough with him African jungle styles, ha ha. But the story's a lot more interesting than sex injuries...A few blogs picked up the images early and blasted them out. Full Story

George’s friendly covers

January 5, 2012 18:38:12 Posted at January 5, 2012 18:38:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Earlier this week, George Clooney shared the cover of Vanity Fair with Matt Damon and Daniel Craig - click here for a refresher. Now he’s collaborating with Viola Davis in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. See now this, this is a campaign strategy that’s so much more palatable than Stacy Keibler/Elisabetta Canalis/Sarah Larson/substitute leggy medium pretty escort. Full Story

Mr & Mrs Craig’s first carpet

January 5, 2012 14:33:49 Posted at January 5, 2012 14:33:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Carlos Alvarez/Getty

Ohhhhhhhh realllllllllly? Here are Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, together on a carpet for the first time yesterday in Madrid for the Spanish premiere of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It’s not like Daniel has never posed with his lady at an event before. He did it with Satsuki Mitchell all the time. Full Story

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Minka & Derek holiday in Paris

January 3, 2012 18:11:52 Posted at January 3, 2012 18:11:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Splash

They confirmed their split in August. By October he was back in South Beach with her and a reconciliation was inevitable. Click here. Then Charlie’s Angels was cancelled, eliminating one reason, maybe the only reason, for them to be apart. So here are Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter over the holiday in Paris and in love. Full Story

Mrs Toth’s first Christmas

January 3, 2012 15:02:35 Posted at January 3, 2012 15:02:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Bauer-Griffin

Reese Witherspoon spent the holidays in Hawaii with her children and her husband of 10 months Jim Toth (not pictured). Remember when Reese got married during promotion for Water For Elephants and released her wedding photos to PEOPLE Magazine just two weeks before the movie came out? It’s not just Kardashians, you know. Full Story

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Zoe & Bradley?

December 29, 2011 16:50:36 Posted at December 29, 2011 16:50:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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PUNKD Images

When Zoe Saldana ended her engagement to her longtime fiancé in November, it was reported that she and Bradley Cooper were hooking up, which her rep immediately denied. Now E! is confirming that the two are indeed together, so serious that they’re spending the holidays together and meeting families. Full Story