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Canning Cannes

May 24, 2011 07:02:23 Posted at May 24, 2011 07:02:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Sarah The Cannes Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday with the award ceremony at which Terrence Malick’s long-awaited The Tree of Life was given the top prize, the Palme d’Or. Last week after Tree’s mixed reception on the Croisette I posited to Lainey that Tree was more Oscar than Cannes, but she said no, that it was definitely more Cannes than Oscar. Full Story

Norman’s announcement

May 18, 2011 10:06:29 Posted at May 18, 2011 10:06:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jennifer Aniston lost her dog Norman recently. He was 15. I can barely talk about this. For those of you who have dogs, I know you understand. My oldest, Marcus, is 8 in June. Marcus is my first dog, my 30th birthday present. And I am still obsessed with him. So I can imagine it must have been hard for her, I can’t imagine HOW hard it must have been for her. Full Story

Brange > Cannes

May 17, 2011 08:29:00 Posted at May 17, 2011 08:29:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We had Brange as our top story on etalk yesterday and I can't imagine it was any different for any other entertainment show. They were the Main Event on Monday. Yesterday I described the process of getting credentialed for a red carpet here in Cannes - click here Full Story

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Kate & Chelsy: last minute errands

April 27, 2011 08:05:45 Posted at April 27, 2011 08:05:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Both Prince William and Kate Middleton stopped in at her family home in Bucklebury yesterday though not together. He dropped off a small package, she was seen behind the wheel, driving away with her security. This girl is savvy, non? She’s letting us see her when the royal bosses probably want to keep her hidden, and we’re seeing her doing the things she may not be able to do anymore when she becomes a Princess. Full Story

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Better find her a boyfriend

April 26, 2011 06:54:43 Posted at April 26, 2011 06:54:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Simon Cowell has confirmed exclusively to Nikki Finke that Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole are his choices to fill the remaining two spots on the US version of X Factor launching in the Fall. Both are currently negotiating their contracts. They’ve been trying to make Cheryl Cole happen for a long time now. Full Story

Bradley Cooper: The Crow and Jennifer Aniston

April 13, 2011 11:48:22 Posted at April 13, 2011 11:48:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey

THR is reporting that Bradley Cooper is currently negotiating to star in a remake of The Crow. From a superstition standpoint, this gives me the skeeves. Brandon Lee died on the set of the original. I’m just saying, there is bad energy all over it. Full Story

Box office > Privacy

April 12, 2011 06:21:19 Posted at April 12, 2011 06:21:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Have you seen it? Reese Witherspoon covers the new issue of Vogue. You can look at more photos here. I mean they’re alright, I guess. Like, I get it that she worked with an elephant in the movie Water For Elephants but I wonder if I need every shoot to reflect the elephant presence, you know? It’s like being clubbed over the head with a trunk. Full Story

Ryan & Amanda: Springtime in Paris

April 4, 2011 07:46:55 Posted at April 4, 2011 07:46:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey

While his ex-wife is selling her movie, and her wedding, back at home in North America, Ryan Phillippe is selling his movie The Lincoln Lawyer, with Matthew McConaughey, in Europe, first stop Paris. His girlfriend Amanda Seyfried has come along for the ride. And they’re holding hands at baggage claim. Full Story

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Shelfy loses another one

March 28, 2011 07:41:53 Posted at March 28, 2011 07:41:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

A few weeks ago I hinted that Jessica Biel was being considered for Lois Lane in the new Superman. It all started when she somehow made the shortlist for a part in The Dark Knight Rises. As we all know, the role eventually went to Anne Hathaway. Multiple sources confirm to me however that they liked Biel enough to keep her in mind for something else… And she did indeed have a good shot at it. Full Story

Begging for Movie Stars

March 28, 2011 07:10:07 Posted at March 28, 2011 07:10:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Sarah If you follow this site regularly, you’ve probably heard Lainey and the rest of us lamenting the death of the Movie Star. And it’s true—Movie Stars, in capital letters, are a dying breed. They’re few and far between these days. Full Story