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The GMD’s big pressure week

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2011 18:15:21 December 15, 2011 18:15:21
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2011 18:39:05 December 13, 2011 18:39:05
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2011 19:22:48 December 12, 2011 19:22:48
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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

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

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?

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 6, 2011 16:38:39 December 6, 2011 16:38:39
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2011 22:01:15 December 5, 2011 22:01:15
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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?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 2, 2011 18:24:48 December 2, 2011 18:24:48
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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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Dear Michael Fassbender: Are you enjoying your expensive Oscar campaign?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 30, 2011 19:09:05 November 30, 2011 19:09:05

I hope so, as it’s certainly costing Fox Searchlight a pretty penny. Although, I don’t mean “expensive” strictly in the pecuniary sense. No, I mean that your Oscar campaign for Shame is coming at the expense of others, notably Fox Searchlight’s other title, Martha Marcy May Marlene. Just as you dumped A Dangerous Method in order to support Shame—and improved Oscar chances—so Fox Searchlight seems to have dumped MMMM in favor of Shame as well. Full Story

Unofficial but totally official engagement photos

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 29, 2011 17:51:23 November 29, 2011 17:51:23
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INF

Anne Hathaway is engaged to Adam Shulman. One photographer was able to get clean shots of them and, most importantly, the ring in the park the other day in New York. It was a beautiful autumn day. The dog was with them. They were dressed casually but complimentarily, not too matchy matchy but also not clashy either. Full Story

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