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Jessica’s single face

March 14, 2011 09:56:45 Posted at March 14, 2011 09:56:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You know it’s bad when even People.com is intimating that your now ex-boyfriend cheated on you. When summarising the Biel/Timberlake split, People mentioned the infidelity rumours several times, citing a source who said that Jessica “looked the other way” when Justin cheated. Full Story

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Enjoying the TORNADO OF AWESOME

March 3, 2011 10:14:53 Posted at March 3, 2011 10:14:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Sarah I’ve been very enthusiastic in my support of Charlie Sheen’s TORNADO OF AWESOME over the last couple of weeks. I refuse to call it a “meltdown” or a “trainwreck” or a “downward spiral”. Full Story

James Franco miscalculates?

March 1, 2011 08:48:59 Posted at March 1, 2011 08:48:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s not like Anne Hathaway hasn’t been criticised for what happened at the Oscars. She has. You have. Hathaway however will emerge from the sh-t kicking relatively unscathed. She tried, she wasn’t very good, but no one is holding it against her. You know why? Because she was stuck with an ungrateful prick who couldn’t be bothered. Full Story

Lonely Girl on Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2011 10:43:57 Posted at February 15, 2011 10:43:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jessica Biel was spotted in New York last night after dinner, on Valentine’s Day, without Justin Timberlake. Look, if that’s your thing, and it’s super special to you, go for it, by all means. But getting romantic on the 14th of February doesn’t have to be for everyone. Frankly, sometimes it feels like an imposition. Full Story

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BAFTA why are you there Jessica Alba?

February 14, 2011 00:50:50 Posted at February 14, 2011 00:50:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The blue is lovely on her. Really, really sharp. It’s Versace. (The Jolie wears Versace a lot. I wish she’d chosen this for herself at the Golden Globes instead of looking like she’d just walked out of a polygamist sect.) I do love the double braid. A LOT. (Should I do this for the Oscars?) But that still doesn’t explain for me why Jessica Alba is at the BAFTAs. Full Story

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Shopping & Business

February 9, 2011 11:57:55 Posted at February 9, 2011 11:57:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Duana, Michelle, and I went to Paris for 4 days on a work trip. After that it was off to London. We always write to each other, notes through the day, like – remember when we went to Paris and London? Slumber parties in hotel rooms, eating too much, drinking always, and a few crazy Russian journalists whose drama we could not get enough of. Full Story

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Movie Star > Princess

February 8, 2011 13:14:25 Posted at February 8, 2011 13:14:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Olivia Wilde is 26. She’s been married for 8 years. She won’t be married for much longer. It was announced today that Wilde and her husband Tao Ruspoli, some kind of Italian prince, have separated. I mean… in these times… young marriages, they’re not long for this world. Full Story

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Oscar campaigns gone wild

February 8, 2011 08:16:38 Posted at February 8, 2011 08:16:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Sarah Last week during the liveblog someone asked if I knew of any examples of when Oscar campaigning has backfired. I couldn’t think of any off the top of my head (Deadline includes a list in the article sourced below), but now we have a contemporary example. Full Story

Well played Chelsy, well played

February 7, 2011 10:33:09 Posted at February 7, 2011 10:33:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Two weeks ago I posted this article about Chelsy Davy hanging out with date rape-y looking rich boys in Zimbabwe with pap photos taken from curiously close distance, positing that she’d either been sold out by her mates or that she certainly didn’t mind seeing these pictures published for the effect it might have on Hot Harry on a Horse. Full Story

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