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Dear Michael Fassbender: Are you enjoying your expensive Oscar campaign?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 30, 2011 19:09:05 November 30, 2011 19:09:05

I hope so, as it’s certainly costing Fox Searchlight a pretty penny. Although, I don’t mean “expensive” strictly in the pecuniary sense. No, I mean that your Oscar campaign for Shame is coming at the expense of others, notably Fox Searchlight’s other title, Martha Marcy May Marlene. Just as you dumped A Dangerous Method in order to support Shame—and improved Oscar chances—so Fox Searchlight seems to have dumped MMMM in favor of Shame as well. Full Story

Unofficial but totally official engagement photos

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 29, 2011 17:51:23 November 29, 2011 17:51:23
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Anne Hathaway is engaged to Adam Shulman. One photographer was able to get clean shots of them and, most importantly, the ring in the park the other day in New York. It was a beautiful autumn day. The dog was with them. They were dressed casually but complimentarily, not too matchy matchy but also not clashy either. Full Story

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The Jolie doesn’t need powder

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 28, 2011 17:57:06 November 28, 2011 17:57:06
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Did you watch the 60 Minutes profile on Angelina Jolie last night? Let’s start with the shallow and superficial first, shall we? Because, obviously, that’s where I live. Her face. It’s ridiculous. As in obscenely beautiful. And it wasn’t even her best. It was barely her best. And she was shiny. Like, if it was anyone else, they would have had the lighting rigged and the makeup artist dabbing her t-zone every five minutes. Full Story

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Not the sexiest jeans

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 25, 2011 17:03:50 November 25, 2011 17:03:50
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Flynet, Saleem & Ahmad Elatab/Splash

The Sexiest Man Alive 2011, Bradley Cooper, was in New York for Thanksgiving, spotted in the West Village. He’s been shooting a movie in Philadelphia the last couple of months with a weekend here in there in LA where he was photographed leaving dinner with Jennifer Lopez before she decided to make that backup dancer her fulltime temporary f-ck which. Full Story

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So what you’re saying is that you want your Oscar...?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 14, 2011 18:22:48 November 14, 2011 18:22:48
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Brad Pitt was interviewed by 60 Minutes in Australia. When Beyonce interviewed with the same outlet, her baby bump became a worldwide conspiracy. It’s not quite the same this time with Brad Pitt. Having said that, when it comes to Brange, there’s always an ulterior motive, isn’t there? (Well, maybe Ann Full Story

Playing injured

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2011 15:23:11 November 7, 2011 15:23:11
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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban made their way through LAX on Friday presumably for Nashville, where the CMA Awards are happening on November 9th. Keith is nominated for Entertainer of the Year which I’m told he’s desperate to win, and he was supposed to be performing Full Story

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Are you trying to be princessy?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2011 14:44:53 November 7, 2011 14:44:53
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Fine, but only if you play her like Tracy Flick. Because that would be a hilariously awesome movie. Tracy Flick as Grace Kelly? They did say that the Grace Kelly biopic would focus on her political manoeuvrings to save Monaco...As you know, they’re planning at movie about Princess Grace. Click here Full Story

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The Princess is not Fried Chicken!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 27, 2011 16:27:15 October 27, 2011 16:27:15
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How quick was this response? Earlier in the day, the British papers were all over Catherine Cambridge’s hair, positing that the line you see on the side of her head at the charity dinner she attended in Prince Charles’s place last night was a hair extension. A clarification was promptly issued by St James Palace. Full Story

No George without Stacy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 25, 2011 14:04:43 October 25, 2011 14:04:43
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Alberto E. Rodriguez, John Shearer/ Getty Images

You only get a Hollywood Film Award if you agree to show up. And every year, the Hollywood Film Awards showcases some of the most heavily favoured award season candidates. So, as noted by Deadline, it’s amazing it’s not yet televised. It’s actually a really fun event. Full Story

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Together every weekend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 24, 2011 16:02:17 October 24, 2011 16:02:17
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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were photographed early Saturday morning leaving his Boston apartment with their dogs. The two were picked up by car service and taken to set where he’s working on RIPD. This just as Page Six Full Story

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