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GG Wannabe Blake: Lea Michele

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 16, 2012 17:08:47 January 16, 2012 17:08:47
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I’m not writing about her poseharding. You know it. You’ve seen it. You don’t need me to repeat it over and over again every time I post about Lea Michele. Let’s discuss instead the Marchesa. There’s been a LOT of Marchesa happening on the carpet with Lea Michele. And, well, Marchesa isn’t exactly Sarah Burton for McQueen. Full Story

Tristan 2012

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 13, 2012 20:20:20 January 13, 2012 20:20:20

Brad Pitt on the cover of the new issue of W. That hair. I am feeling the hair. And I don’t normally feel long hair on a man. But Tristan Ludlow was a universal quiver. I can’t even google the images without feeling almost hysterical with desire. It’s been 17 years. It’s not quite as long as it was in Legends Of The Fall. Full Story

Presenting Brange

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 13, 2012 17:15:44 January 13, 2012 17:15:44
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The Huffington Post is reporting exclusively that the Brange will present at the Golden Globes on Sunday.When have you ever known Brange to present since they became the Brange? Angelina Jolie, it’s slightly more likely as she’s been more accommodating with public participation during their relationship. Full Story

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Shaving to rehab

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 12, 2012 18:50:07 January 12, 2012 18:50:07
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The TCA winter press tour was held at the Langham Pasadena. This is where I was staying last week and part of this week. They have great hotel pens. I’m the low classy daughter of the Chinese Squawking Chicken who took two, one for me and one for my ma who will wave it around the hospital and tell people it’s from Frank Sinatra. Full Story

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Brange & Obama

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 12, 2012 16:19:49 January 12, 2012 16:19:49
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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

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