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Hollywood PR strategy and planning, celebirty media manipulation, maneuvering, publicity, and story spinning

Same destination: coincidence or conspiracy?

October 29, 2010 08:51:27 Posted at October 29, 2010 08:51:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Taylor Swift taped an appearance on Ellen Degeneres in Los Angeles. Ellen brought up Jakey G. Taylor didn’t deny it, she didn’t even bother protesting – we’re just friends! – like they always do. No, no, that would be terrible PR. Is it all PR? Some of you seem to think so because it’s been all so conveniently timed. Full Story

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From breakup to inseparable

October 27, 2010 10:49:18 Posted at October 27, 2010 10:49:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It appears they are. Carey Mulligan has split from Shia LaBeouf. She is living at a budget Best Western. She’s been seen in and out of the place with Tom Sturridge. He was with her after the Hollywood Awards the other night. They left together in a cab. Yesterday they went grocery shopping. She drove. Full Story

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Surprise. Publicists lie!

October 27, 2010 09:30:17 Posted at October 27, 2010 09:30:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Remember a couple of weeks ago Blake Lively and Ryan Gosling were spotted at Disneyland together and refused to have their pictures taken at the same time and we were all like, Bitch get your tits off my quiver!?! How did she deal with the backlash? Well her publicist went to GossipCop Full Story

Photo Assumption: Jesse’s face when JT’s talking

October 26, 2010 09:23:51 Posted at October 26, 2010 09:23:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s our favourite game, making assumptions based only on a photo. Last night the cast of The Social Network was named Best Ensemble at the Hollywood Awards. Look at them onstage. Why is Andrew Garfield way down to the side while Pippy is up front with Jesse Eisenberg eating up all the glory? Seems like Jesse wants to tell JT to Sit DOWN too. Full Story

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Sexy or Try?

October 26, 2010 08:22:43 Posted at October 26, 2010 08:22:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Demi Moore showed up at the Glamour Reel Moments event last night in LA looking very beautiful, extra skinny, and showing some string bra. Sexy? Or Try? I want to defend the woman in her 40s who wants to do and wear whatever the f-ck she wants without being restricted by a subtitle that reads “I’m a mother”. Full Story

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Rebranding I Love You Phillip Morris

October 21, 2010 11:45:37 Posted at October 21, 2010 11:45:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s taken forever to release this movie. For obvious reasons. Because homosexuals are still denied equal rights in too many parts of the world. Finally however I Love You Phillip Morris will hit theatres in New York, LA, and San Francisco on December 3 and then go wide through the rest of the month. Full Story

Perfect day for the pumpkin patch

October 14, 2010 12:25:48 Posted at October 14, 2010 12:25:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey

So I guess they’re not getting back together then? Two days ago she announced they were separated. Today it’s been confirmed that Christina Aguilera has filed for divorce from Jordan Bratman. And then she took her kid to the pumpkin patch. There are photos. Oh this can only mean some sh-t is about to go down. Full Story

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Brad in silk jammies and the relocation

October 14, 2010 10:25:38 Posted at October 14, 2010 10:25:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey

First up, click here. You need to spend a few minutes there. It’s the Brange and their children and what’s evidently their morning routine at their residence in Hungary, corralling their children in the yard as Brad Pitt enjoys his morning coffee in a bathrobe and silk pyjama bottoms. Full Story

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Who’s next?

October 13, 2010 07:23:17 Posted at October 13, 2010 07:23:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Celebrity marriage is taking a beating this week. Laura Dern and Ben Harper, Cox-Arquette, Christina Aguilera, all over and done. A friend of mine emailed this morning wondering if Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale could be next. What? You’ve heard about his admission in Details Magazine, haven’t you? Boy George has been saying forever that Rossdale had a relationship with cross-dressing artist Marilyn many years ago. Full Story

Cox & Arquette: Coincidence or Conspiracy?

October 12, 2010 08:51:49 Posted at October 12, 2010 08:51:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s one of my favourite questions. As you now know, they announced a “trial separation” yesterday that’s actually been in effect for months. Something about trying to discover each other, themselves, and boundaries. It was written by a therapist and vetted by a publicist and the timing is curious on more than one level. Full Story

Princess Asstalk on “Tone”

October 8, 2010 14:05:25 Posted at October 8, 2010 14:05:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Hollywood Reporter is predicting that Katherine Heigl’s Life As We Know It will win the box office this weekend. Naturally the critics are sh-tting on it. But still some seem to think that it can take down The Social Network, a film that’s being called the Citizen Kane of our time. Full Story