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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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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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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

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

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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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

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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