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Who decided to drop a trailer after Batman?

December 23, 2011 15:42:40 Posted at December 23, 2011 15:42:40
Sarah Posted by Sarah

There’s a marketing misstep if ever I saw one. Summer 2012 is stacked with high-profile franchise releases including The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, and one of the more mysterious entries, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Set in the same universe as Scott’s classic Alien, it’s a prequel but not really—the events take place before those of Alien, but the story isn’t directly related. Full Story

Is it the baking?

December 16, 2011 16:38:07 Posted at December 16, 2011 16:38:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Startraks

I keep reading these little items, cleverly tucked into a magazine or a blog post here and there, about how comfortable Blake Lively is in the kitchen. About how she cooks and bakes, this hot leggy blonde cheerleader surfer girl, naked under an apron, who can sauce and soufflé as well as she can spread and strut. Full Story

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The GMD’s big pressure week

December 15, 2011 18:15:21 Posted at December 15, 2011 18:15:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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PPNY/GSNY/Splash

Tom Cruise is back in New York, seen here today with Katie Holmes and Little Sci, pushing through some last minute photo opportunities before Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (God that colon is so f-cking annoying) opens (in limited) tomorrow. See how skilled his security is? They do a great job of avoiding getting in the shot. Full Story

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George Clooney & Einstein

December 13, 2011 18:39:05 Posted at December 13, 2011 18:39:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Grey Wasp/Blue Wasp/Splash

Have I mentioned how much I like George Clooney? I think he’s a total pro. I think he’s charming. I think he’s smart. I would definitely want to hang out with him. All of the above. And this, this is why I hate his shenanigans. The Italian Queens and the Wrestling Girls. The timing of his escorts and his campaigns. Full Story

Tattoo Girl in London

December 12, 2011 19:22:48 Posted at December 12, 2011 19:22:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Stuart Wilson/Getty

Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig premiered The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in London tonight, beginning their carpet tour towards the film’s opening on December 21. Reviews for the film are embargoed until tomorrow. But last week there was a big ass drama over the release of The New Yorker’s - a positive one - a full week before the date, which was agreed upon with the studio before the screening. Full Story

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Sexy can be bought and Retro Aniston

December 12, 2011 17:06:13 Posted at December 12, 2011 17:06:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s kinda how PEOPLE Magazine does it every year with the Sexiest Man Alive, negotiating with whoever needs the publicity the most, and now it appears Men’s Health is in on that situation too, naming Jennifer Aniston it’s Sexiest Woman OF ALL TIME. OF ALL TIME?Really??? Jennifer Aniston is sexy, definitely. Full Story

Shopping for Ryan?

December 9, 2011 21:13:30 Posted at December 9, 2011 21:13:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Blake Lively showed up to the grand opening of the Apple Store at Grand Central Station in New York last night. You can imagine how many invitations and requests for personal appearances Blake receives every day. There’s strategy then behind the selections, which ones she decides to attend. And, well, as we’ve seen the last few months, Blake’s strategy is something to admire. Full Story

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All hail Blake Lively

December 7, 2011 21:56:45 Posted at December 7, 2011 21:56:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Startraks

The hold has finally been released on those Blake Lively/Ryan Reynolds photos but I could only get 6 because they are MEGA expensive. With this in mind, I hope I’ve picked the best ones for you to enjoy. There’s a LOT going on here. Blake continues to ball the sh-t out of the famewhore game.How did she DO that?Throughout Ryan Reynolds’s marriage to Scarlett Johansson, they were photographed together maybe 3 times, maybe, and never all that intimately. Full Story

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Julian saves the Jolie

December 6, 2011 16:38:39 Posted at December 6, 2011 16:38:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Stephen Lovekin/Getty

It was another case of the Sister Wife in sateen last night for Angelina Jolie in New York at the premiere of In The Land Of Blood And Honey. What is her deal with this material? And WHY does she insist on dressing like she wants to be on TLC? Thanks to Julian Schnabel then for showing up, slightly more overdressed than usual, in what looks like sweatpants instead of pyjamas which are, as you know, his standard attire. Full Story

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Mrs Pitt & Mrs Pitt

December 5, 2011 22:01:15 Posted at December 5, 2011 22:01:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jackson Lee/Splash

Angelina Jolie is in New York promoting In The Land Of Blood and Honey. She was making the publicity rounds today and also found time to hang out with her common law mother-in-law (is this what we call it?), Jane Pitt. For years we’ve been told by the tabloids that Jane hates Angie and has been scheming to get Jennifer Aniston back in her place. Full Story

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Blake plays Scarjo too?

December 2, 2011 18:24:48 Posted at December 2, 2011 18:24:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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INF

How did she DO that?I have loved saying this for the last 6 months. 2011 was the year Blake Lively showed us her game. And she balled over Leonardo DiCaprio in the process. Blake moved on from Leo of course with Ryan Reynolds who used to be married to Scarlett Johansson. It’s not the first time the two have clashed. Full Story

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