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Taylor & Karlie at the gym

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 14, 2016 17:07:58 March 14, 2016 17:07:58
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It’s been a while since Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss have been papped together. And some people were noticing that they weren’t posting many shots of each other on social media which led to speculation that maybe they weren’t as tight anymore and why and was it because of Kanye West or something else, like Karlie didn’t feel like being dragged around as part of the “squad” etc, etc, etc… Well here they are being tall and fit together and working out together and blowing kisses and generally reassuring (or disappointing) everyone that they are, indeed, fine and stop manufacturing sh-t because they’re best friends forever, OK? OK? You see that look on Taylor’s face though? That’s her “ha!” expression. Full Story

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The Honest Company’s Sorry (Not Sorry)

Maria Posted by Maria at March 14, 2016 14:18:59 March 14, 2016 14:18:59
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Last week, the Wall Street Journal wrote an article about a chemical found in The Honest Company’s laundry detergent that was on the company’s own “banned” list (click here for a refresher). At the time, Honest called the report “reckless. Full Story

The (Not So?) Honest Company

Maria Posted by Maria at March 11, 2016 18:11:25 March 11, 2016 18:11:25
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It’s Friday, and while the rest of us are winding down, Jessica Alba is probably going to be working this weekend. A reader called Jamie emailed me a link to a Wall Street Journal story about The Honest Company’s laundry detergent. An investigation and independent testing was done and a chemical called SLS was found – why is that important? It’s not that SLS is so horrific in and of itself – it’s in brand name toothpaste and many household products – but The Honest Company specifically has it on its banned list of ingredients (see the full list here Full Story

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The Aaron Paul Edition of Ask, Believe, Receive

Maria Posted by Maria at March 10, 2016 19:31:05 March 10, 2016 19:31:05
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Do you think asking for things on Twitter is a bit desperate? Like if you were applying for a job, would you tweet the company and tell them you really, really want it? If you are Aaron Paul, it seems to work. He’s been talking about the Stephen King series The Dark Tower since 2014, and two days ago he said this: Dear @StephenKing Full Story

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Maria on the beach

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 10, 2016 15:21:08 March 10, 2016 15:21:08
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Whenever I write about Serena Williams, because I worship her, and because she is underappreciated and undervalued, by fans, by tennis commentators, by endorsers, I can always count on people emailing back about why Serena doesn’t deserve what she deserved, with a subtle suggestion that she’s not “natural”. Full Story

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Emma & Ryan for 2017?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2016 18:21:22 March 8, 2016 18:21:22
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You’re about to punch me. Because the Oscars just ended a little over a week ago and already I’m talking about next year’s awards. Before you go for my face though…wait! This is about Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, does that help? As you know, the two worked on Damian Chazelle’s Whiplash follow-up, La La Land, last year. Full Story

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Still don’t have a name

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 7, 2016 21:09:27 March 7, 2016 21:09:27
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Colin Farrell has a girlfriend. We’ve seen them papped together holding hands a few times. Click here for a refresher. Yesterday Colin was back home in Ireland, seen at the Adele concert, and his girlfriend was with him. We still don’t have a name though. Full Story

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Big G in the snow!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 7, 2016 15:57:12 March 7, 2016 15:57:12
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Prince William and Princess Catherine have taken some heat lately in the press for being lazy and not participating as much in the royal obligation as their really, really old grandfather Prince Philip. This wouldn’t be a problem if they were more accessible to the media. But since they’ve restricted access and have been rather particular about how often the public gets to share in their lives, certain members of the press have started to complain. Full Story

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Leo’s one week with Oscar

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 7, 2016 14:58:04 March 7, 2016 14:58:04
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Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris. They seemed happy. But not happier than Leonardo DiCaprio who celebrated his one week with his one true love, Oscar, in LA, out for lunch with friends. Full Story