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The softer side of Charlize Theron

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 29, 2016 20:54:45 March 29, 2016 20:54:45
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Don’t get it twisted. She’s not cuddly all of a sudden. But this is one of the few profiles of Charlize Theron that I’ve ever read that shows her at her most vulnerable. And while it doesn’t make me any less terrified of her (when she’s coming down a carpet at you, and she does bitch-face better than most, with the exception of maybe Robin Wright, you feel the cold) it does offer a different perspective of someone who’s been famous for a long time – which doesn’t happen often. Full Story

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Tom Hiddleston making the rounds

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 29, 2016 19:15:49 March 29, 2016 19:15:49
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Tom Hiddleston’s new movie, I Saw the Light, opened last weekend but hardly anyone noticed amidst the bat-noise of Superhero Face Punch. But Hiddleston did his duty and promoted the movie, making several talk show appearances and being visible. Full Story

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Nicki in Nylon

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 17, 2016 17:08:33 March 17, 2016 17:08:33

Nicki Minaj is the cover feature in the new issue of Nylon. I read the article this morning. It’s not the most insightful celebrity profile I’ve ever read, but there are some notable quotes. Nicki is promoting Barbershop: The Next Cut. She’s also been working on a television show based on her life. Full Story

Gwyneth and the Stylists

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 16, 2016 13:59:10 March 16, 2016 13:59:10
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The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Power Stylists issue is out. Three years ago, in this very issue, it was Zoe Saldana who gave us a quote that I use often, especially when actresses complain about #AskHerMore and having to talk about their clothes on a red carpet: “(My stylist Petra Flannery and I have) managed to convince a lot of directors who now have respect for what we put together and for Petra’s essential place in a huge press tour like Star Trek or Avatar. Full Story

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Team Iron Man

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 15, 2016 20:57:18 March 15, 2016 20:57:18
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Last week Sarah wrote about the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War. It was posted, however, with Iron Man as the feature photo. Click here for a refresher. Sarah did not appreciate this. Because I am Team Iron Man. I was told on Twitter that I’m on the wrong side of history. Full Story

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Will & Kate try to quiet the noise

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 14, 2016 19:28:54 March 14, 2016 19:28:54
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There has been a lot of noise lately about the Cambridges – how little they work in comparison to their old grandparents, what exactly Will’s commitment is to his day job flying air ambulances, Will’s approach to the media, and how much access he’s agreed to or not agreed to when it comes to the public and his family. Full Story

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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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