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Brad’s Moneyball big mouth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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Kate & Alex: it’s done

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 27, 2011 08:44:55 July 27, 2011 08:44:55

On his part, anyway. For her... well... she doesn’t let go easily. Here’s another thing all gossips agree on, and what we discussed one night during dinner: this bitch is crazy. So Us Weekly is reporting that after two years, Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgard are done. Full Story

Orly’s face on a baby

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 26, 2011 16:18:06 July 26, 2011 16:18:06

I was flipping through photo thumbnails on the database and as I passed these, seeing the baby very quickly, I thought to myself, that really is Orlando Bloom’s face on an infant’s body! The infant, of course, is his son Flynn, with his wife Miranda Kerr, arriving in Sydney, apparently for the first time since Flynn was born. Full Story