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Scarjo & Sandy meet up

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2011 10:41:44 January 18, 2011 10:41:44

Sandra Bullock told Al Roker at the Globes on Sunday that: “I think there will be a collective sigh amongst women across the United States when I say (Ryan Reynolds is) not my lover. He’s just an amazing friend that I’ve had for 10 years… but I don’t get his loving after dark. Full Story

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Investing in Taylor Lautner

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 13, 2011 08:06:44 January 13, 2011 08:06:44

Written by Sarah Every day it seems Twilight’s Taylor Lautner is signing onto a new project and his salary just keeps escalating. Last year he signed on to a live-action Stretch Armstrong movie for a reported $7.5 million and this year he’s signed on to two more action flicks—one is Incarceron, a YA adaptation about a kid in a futuristic prison colony who escapes, and the other is an as-yet untitled spy thriller that’s described as Bourne meets Munich but appropriate for teen audiences—for eight figures each. Full Story

Robo Jackie: the trailer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 11, 2011 08:01:00 January 11, 2011 08:01:00

Now that the History Channel has pulled The Kennedys from their line-up (click here if you missed yesterday’s article), producers have quickly moved to release a trailer while they negotiate distribution with another network. It’s obvious, obviously, why Caroline Kennedy was so offended. Full Story

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Very available

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 11, 2011 07:30:10 January 11, 2011 07:30:10

It’s like throwing a handful of slop against a wall, hoping that one clump will stick – this is Blake Lively’s strategic Hollywood dating strategy: available to anyone on the A List. Takers? Page Six reports that Blake was at Jeremy Renner’s 40th birthday party in Hollywood on Saturday cornering Leonardo DiCaprio for an hour on the balcony. Full Story

Television and Politics

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 10, 2011 09:19:36 January 10, 2011 09:19:36

Last Friday, History Channel announced that it was pulling the Kennedy Family miniseries from its schedule. You know, the one where Katie Holmes is playing Jacqueline Kennedy? But as much as you want to drop a Ha Ha Ha onto Robo’s lap, this actually has nothing to do with her. In fact, it will probably help her. Full Story

TSN on DVD

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 7, 2011 07:52:13 January 7, 2011 07:52:13

What a smart move. It is the leader going into awards season. It will likely fight it out at the Oscars with The King’s Speech. It will probably win. But first, to sustain its momentum, the DVD will be released on January 11th. That’ll give The Social Network some extra kick. Clever, non? In service of the launch, and a very strategic campaign, all of the film’s major players were in Beverly Hills last night at the event including Jesse Eisenberg, expected to be nominated for Best Actor, Aaron Sorkin, a sure bet for an adapted screenplay nod, David Fincher, who will definitely make the Academy’s list of directors, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, and, of course, Justin Timberlake. Full Story

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New Year, new douche

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 3, 2011 11:30:52 January 3, 2011 11:30:52

Was it the leather pants in France? Is this what finally convinced Jennifer Aniston to give Adrien Brody a chance? Please. You must remember this from Cannes 2010. Adrien Brody in a brown baggy suit, all animal, yacht hopping during the festival like he’s the one who’s been giving Jay-Z his cool points. Full Story

JLo must WORK!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 30, 2010 09:53:07 December 30, 2010 09:53:07

Radar Online is reporting that earlier this year Marc Anthony allegedly owed back taxes amounting to almost $3.5 million. He previously had tax problems in 2007 when he was fined $2.5 million for not paying taxes for four years after he claimed he’d been frauded out by money managers. Full Story

The guy who married Natalie Portman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 29, 2010 12:57:03 December 29, 2010 12:57:03

I wrote about Natalie Portman’s pregnancy and engagement yesterday. Click here for a refresher. In the article I referenced a curious and creepy Page Six post about Portman’s now fiancé Benjamin Millepied and how he appeared to be “obsessed” with her during production of Black Swan. Full Story

Reese Witherspoon’s engagement rollout

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 29, 2010 08:13:05 December 29, 2010 08:13:05

Her people confirmed exclusively to Us Weekly yesterday that she will marry Hollywood agent Jim Toth. As repeatedly noted, celebrity gossip has a way of playing out over time. These are the shenanigans that make their sh-t so fascinating. Because two months ago, on October 22nd, Us Weekly announced the imminent engagement on its cover. Full Story