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She comes out at night

October 20, 2011 20:03:53 Posted at October 20, 2011 20:03:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Dave Hogan/Getty

In London tonight at the premiere of The Descendants, Stacy Keibler got the call. Check her out, on the arm of George Clooney, on a carpet that was all theirs. Look at her. She’s the toast of the world. Will it ever be like this again? Please. It will only be like this when he wants you around. Right now, he wants to hold her hand, present her to the public as his Oscar season date, present her to his peers as the flavour of the year. Full Story

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Not sure this works

October 20, 2011 17:23:39 Posted at October 20, 2011 17:23:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Doug Meszler/Splash

Orlando Bloom is making the rounds in New York to promote The Three Musketeers. It opens this weekend and... well... the reviews so far have been dismal. And apparently Paranormal Activity 3 is expected to win the box office this weekend while many predict that Musketeers, starring real(ish) actors, will bomb. Full Story

JLo & Coop: the second date

October 17, 2011 20:01:15 Posted at October 17, 2011 20:01:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Getty Images

Bradley Cooper’s been shooting a movie in Philadelphia. He flew back to LA this weekend and took Jennifer Lopez out for dinner. They were photographed on their way out - he was behind the wheel, she covered her face in the passenger seat. What? JLo?Maybe she didn’t want to hear it later on from her ex-husband. Full Story

George promotes Stacy

October 17, 2011 14:07:17 Posted at October 17, 2011 14:07:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Flynet

The Descendants screened at the New York Film Festival last night. Buzz is so strong about this film, and George Clooney’s performance in it (directed by Alexander Payne, his first full length feature since the acclaimed Sideways) has people practically guaranteeing an Oscar nomination. All this on top of The Ides of March which also could contend at the Kodak. Full Story

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Nicole Kidman ruined it for everyone

October 11, 2011 19:58:38 Posted at October 11, 2011 19:58:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Flynet, Splash

Remember when Granny Freeze was pregnant with Sunday Rose? And everyone called her baby bump a goose feather pillow? Now anyone who’s pregnant goes through goose feather pillow scrutiny. Even Beyonce. Gran’s precedent might be a pain in the ass for other celebrities, but where gossip observation is concerned, how can we complain? I’ve been emailing all my friends about this all day. Full Story

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Ok, Blake. You win.

October 7, 2011 16:04:42 Posted at October 7, 2011 16:04:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

WHERE did this girl get her game??? On Monday it was reported that she was in Boston last weekend having dinner with Ryan Reynolds. By Tuesday it broke that she and Leonardo DiCaprio were over. Wednesday and Thursday she beat him to the headlines with the story that they split because SHE wasn’t ready to get serious, pissing on Leo’s weak subsequent hook-up with a random Australian model. Full Story

Blake > Biel

October 6, 2011 15:23:33 Posted at October 6, 2011 15:23:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Bauer

Throughout her relationship with Justin Timberlake, before and after breakup, it’s always been easy to believe that Jessica Biel is a super clinger. Because, obviously. She let that sh-t walk all over her. Is still letting that sh-t walk all over her. She leverages that sh-t to advance her own career - with pathetic results - but in doing so she sacrifices her self-esteem: we know her as a desperate girl who cannot see that she’s being dicked. Full Story

Hot tubs & Rings

October 6, 2011 14:28:19 Posted at October 6, 2011 14:28:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the cover of the new issue of Star Magazine? It’s attached. With photos of Ashton Kutcher on his 6th wedding anniversary in San Diego where he hosted a hot tub party in his hotel suite and allegedly f-cked at least one girl later on, if not more. “Megan McNutt” was there. She saw it all go down. Full Story

She read the Clooney training manual

October 5, 2011 16:36:18 Posted at October 5, 2011 16:36:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Jackson Lee/Splash

George Clooney was photographed in New York last night at a screening for The Ides of March, opening Friday. There’s a premiere tonight too. Not sure if his girlfriend Stacy Keibler will be joining him. He already debuted her last week, officially, on the carpet in Hollywood. But why waste all her great training? After all, we are campaigning now. Full Story

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Blake stopped DOing that

October 4, 2011 16:30:07 Posted at October 4, 2011 16:30:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn and Bauer

Us Weekly is reporting that Blake and Leo are done. Confirmed by the reps. And they’re still friends. Is it because she pushed too hard to join him during awards season? Or is it because she saw an opening with Ryan Reynolds, with whom she had dinner on Saturday in Boston - click here Full Story

Jen becomes her men?

September 23, 2011 08:07:15 Posted at September 23, 2011 08:07:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Brad Pitt’s Moneyball opens today. And Jennifer Aniston has been just as visible as he has, if not more, further cementing what we know to be the Triangle Truth: they are, forever, inextricably linked. The point of this post however is not so much about Brad and Jen but about Jen and all of them, including Brad, and how many of you have pointed out that she appears to mirror her men aesthetically, the most recent example of this being Justin Theroux, with whom she went lighting fixture shopping the other day in the rain with an umbrella and sunglasses - click here Full Story