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Kate & Chelsy: last minute errands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pitting Gerry against Justin

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 23, 2011 12:49:46 March 23, 2011 12:49:46

Jessica Biel couldn’t make Justin Timberlake stay. And it’s been splashed all over the tabloids that he was unfaithful, that he didn’t want to marry her, that she tolerated it in exchange for a professional boost, and that he was trying to shake her for two years until he finally broke away. Full Story

Three more sleeps…

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 23, 2011 07:36:43 March 23, 2011 07:36:43

Until Reese Witherspoon becomes a wife again. At least according to Radar as they were the first report that the Witherspoon/Toth wedding would happen on March 26th. More evidence of that was provided last night as Reese, in mom wedges and a cardigan, and Jim and the children hooked up for dinner with family members on both sides. Full Story

Let me just make a quick call

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 18, 2011 07:34:35 March 18, 2011 07:34:35

Yesterday it was reported that Ashley Greene and Joe Jonas had broken up. Conveniently, just a few hours after the news went wide, Greene was papped in New York, in green for the occasion, with her dad, and oh look, shocking, she’s also with Jared Followill, to whom she’s been linked before, and apparently they’re making out again now that she’s done holding hands with a Vagina Virgin. Full Story

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