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Hollywood PR strategy and planning, celebirty media manipulation, maneuvering, publicity, and story spinning

Sunglasses in the rain

September 20, 2011 12:00:21 Posted at September 20, 2011 12:00:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I don’t think I’ve ever worn sunglasses in the rain. Why would you need to wear sunglasses in the rain? I live in Vancouver. I love Vancouver. Even when it rains. It rains a LOT in Vancouver. It rains all the time, sometimes for months on end, in Vancouver. Some Vancouver people always get pissy when Vancouver is described as a rainy city. Full Story

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Brad Pitt’s worst cover

September 19, 2011 13:24:01 Posted at September 19, 2011 13:24:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Now you know I am all over the hotness of Brad Pitt. I even like him with a bob. Brad Pitt, even weathered, noticeably, still works for me. Almost always works for me. Except... Not even I can defend this cover. It’s the new cover of Sports Illustrated, in time for the release of Moneyball. And it’s terrible. Full Story

It’s not you, it’s me

September 16, 2011 09:50:44 Posted at September 16, 2011 09:50:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I’m sure I don’t need me to refresh your memory on Brad Pitt’s comments about his “dull” marriage to Jennifer Aniston in Parade Magazine that made every headline yesterday. The word “pathetic” was thrown in there too. Let that be a sign. That Gossip will be Good this season. Full Story

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Brad’s Moneyball big mouth

September 15, 2011 12:34:29 Posted at September 15, 2011 12:34:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Brad Pitt is promoting Moneyball... Moneyball has been very well received. It’s early in the season but Moneyball could have a chance at Oscar. Brad Pitt must really want Moneyball, and his performance, to have a chance at Oscar. Because he is opening his mouth for Moneyball, wider than he has in a long, long time. Full Story

George Clooney: on Keibler and on campaign season

September 6, 2011 09:59:34 Posted at September 6, 2011 09:59:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Ides of March played to medium plus reviews in Venice. Not bad. The Descendants however was very, VERY well received in Telluride this weekend. Most agree, at this early stage, that George Clooney will earn another Best Actor nomination for this performance, on top of whatever he may get for Ides. Full Story

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Baby Beysus cockblocks everyone

August 29, 2011 07:06:03 Posted at August 29, 2011 07:06:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey

So as you know, babybumps and rubs and baby talk and pregnancy watch - these are not my favourite subjects. But I do love it when famous bitches step all over other famous bitches. I love watching a master of the Fame Game stomp the sh-t out of everyone around. There’s nothing better in the business of gossip than being able to talk about the moment when a major star decides to make it All About Her. Full Story

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Jen vs Sandy

August 10, 2011 07:51:11 Posted at August 10, 2011 07:51:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s tabloid Wednesday. And this week, Us Weekly is using Jennifer Aniston + babies to take on a beaming Sandra Bullock on the cover of PEOPLE. Not-so-single-anymore lady wants children vs single lady happiness... it’s kind of hilarious. Sandra Bullock’s husband humiliated her just as she was adopting her son. Full Story

George Clooney’s modest standards

August 5, 2011 08:06:29 Posted at August 5, 2011 08:06:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey

With all due respect to Stacy Keibler... Because I’m sure she’s very nice. But come on. I had to google to answer the question: What is a Stacy Keibler? Apparently a wrestler. And she was on Dancing With The Sh-ts which I don’t watch so I’d never heard of her. Some other tabloid reported that she’s now George Clooney’s new piece. Full Story

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The coordinated Cambridges hold hands, look tired

August 2, 2011 10:33:48 Posted at August 2, 2011 10:33:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Prince William and Catherine were photographed holding hands on a walk through Holyrood Park the other day looking a little worn out after Zara Phillip’s bender of a wedding. Kate, in particular, seems pretty run down after so many months of non-stop activity. Also, as we all know, the ongoing debate: Face or Body? An aging face, it deflates. Full Story

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The Divorce Bump

August 2, 2011 07:31:02 Posted at August 2, 2011 07:31:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Is MUCH more interesting than the Baby Bump, both physically and professionally. And proof that romantic gossip will always > pregnancy gossip, and all the boringness that comes with it. Jennifer Lopez is divorcing Marc Anthony. The resulting “bump” in her popularity has been undeniable and the Divorce Bump has just delivered her a major cover: Vanity Fair. Full Story

Sandy to prevent another Green Lantern?

August 2, 2011 06:42:40 Posted at August 2, 2011 06:42:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Green Lantern was a disappointment for Ryan Reynolds. No one wants the same for his second release this summer. The Change-Up opens on Friday. And last night at the Hollywood premiere, Ryan showed up with his good friend and good luck charm Sandra Bullock in the hopes of avoiding another Lantern showing at the box office, to say nothing of the curse of Olivia Wilde. Full Story

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