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George promotes Stacy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2011 14:07:17 October 17, 2011 14:07:17
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The Descendants screened at the New York Film Festival last night. Buzz is so strong about this film, and George Clooney’s performance in it (directed by Alexander Payne, his first full length feature since the acclaimed Sideways) has people practically guaranteeing an Oscar nomination. All this on top of The Ides of March which also could contend at the Kodak. Full Story

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Nicole Kidman ruined it for everyone

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 11, 2011 19:58:38 October 11, 2011 19:58:38
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Remember when Granny Freeze was pregnant with Sunday Rose? And everyone called her baby bump a goose feather pillow? Now anyone who’s pregnant goes through goose feather pillow scrutiny. Even Beyonce. Gran’s precedent might be a pain in the ass for other celebrities, but where gossip observation is concerned, how can we complain? I’ve been emailing all my friends about this all day. Full Story

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Ok, Blake. You win.

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 7, 2011 16:04:42 October 7, 2011 16:04:42
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WHERE did this girl get her game??? On Monday it was reported that she was in Boston last weekend having dinner with Ryan Reynolds. By Tuesday it broke that she and Leonardo DiCaprio were over. Wednesday and Thursday she beat him to the headlines with the story that they split because SHE wasn’t ready to get serious, pissing on Leo’s weak subsequent hook-up with a random Australian model. Full Story

Blake > Biel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 6, 2011 15:23:33 October 6, 2011 15:23:33
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Bauer

Throughout her relationship with Justin Timberlake, before and after breakup, it’s always been easy to believe that Jessica Biel is a super clinger. Because, obviously. She let that sh-t walk all over her. Is still letting that sh-t walk all over her. She leverages that sh-t to advance her own career - with pathetic results - but in doing so she sacrifices her self-esteem: we know her as a desperate girl who cannot see that she’s being dicked. Full Story

Hot tubs & Rings

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 6, 2011 14:28:19 October 6, 2011 14:28:19

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the cover of the new issue of Star Magazine? It’s attached. With photos of Ashton Kutcher on his 6th wedding anniversary in San Diego where he hosted a hot tub party in his hotel suite and allegedly f-cked at least one girl later on, if not more. “Megan McNutt” was there. She saw it all go down. Full Story

She read the Clooney training manual

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 5, 2011 16:36:18 October 5, 2011 16:36:18
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George Clooney was photographed in New York last night at a screening for The Ides of March, opening Friday. There’s a premiere tonight too. Not sure if his girlfriend Stacy Keibler will be joining him. He already debuted her last week, officially, on the carpet in Hollywood. But why waste all her great training? After all, we are campaigning now. Full Story

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Blake stopped DOing that

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 4, 2011 16:30:07 October 4, 2011 16:30:07
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Wenn and Bauer

Us Weekly is reporting that Blake and Leo are done. Confirmed by the reps. And they’re still friends. Is it because she pushed too hard to join him during awards season? Or is it because she saw an opening with Ryan Reynolds, with whom she had dinner on Saturday in Boston - click here Full Story

Jen becomes her men?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 23, 2011 08:07:15 September 23, 2011 08:07:15

Brad Pitt’s Moneyball opens today. And Jennifer Aniston has been just as visible as he has, if not more, further cementing what we know to be the Triangle Truth: they are, forever, inextricably linked. The point of this post however is not so much about Brad and Jen but about Jen and all of them, including Brad, and how many of you have pointed out that she appears to mirror her men aesthetically, the most recent example of this being Justin Theroux, with whom she went lighting fixture shopping the other day in the rain with an umbrella and sunglasses - click here Full Story

Sunglasses in the rain

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

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

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

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

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

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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