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Spotlight on Fassy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 11, 2012 15:09:57 January 11, 2012 15:09:57
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 10, 2012 17:41:19 January 10, 2012 17:41:19
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 9, 2012 16:52:55 January 9, 2012 16:52:55
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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?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 6, 2012 20:33:18 January 6, 2012 20:33:18
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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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2012 14:33:49 January 5, 2012 14:33:49
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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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 3, 2012 15:02:35 January 3, 2012 15:02:35
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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?

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

Who decided to drop a trailer after Batman?

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

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?

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