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Season’s Greetings from The Chosen One

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 28, 2010 10:48:32 December 28, 2010 10:48:32

Like I said in the open, every time I’m offline for a day or two, or hop on a plane for a long haul flight, I live in fear of missing a big story, the biggest story being that the Brange will implode. It’s the Hollywood equivalent of a stock market crash, or a government collapse. It would usher in a new celebrity world order in the aftermath of great upheaval. Full Story

Who looks more uncomfortable?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 20, 2010 12:07:54 December 20, 2010 12:07:54

Joe Jonas hit up the Knicks game at Madison Square Garden last night fronting like he’s all manly man with the sporty sportos. Am very, very surprised that Ashley Greene isn’t hanging off him auditioning for a spot on the Knicks cheerleading squad. She doesn’t usually pass up those kinds of opportunities. Full Story

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Johnny’s Miami family weekend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 20, 2010 08:21:00 December 20, 2010 08:21:00

Last week Star Magazine accused Johnny Depp of cheating on Vanessa Paradis with some 19 year old trick on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean 4. This weekend he was shot in Miami, taking his kid to the Justin Bieber concert (Bieber shouted him out during the show) and yesterday with V and the children at the Dolphins game vs the Bills. Full Story

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Cover deals and corners

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 16, 2010 08:10:00 December 16, 2010 08:10:00

Sandra Bullock and the Best (and worst) of 2010 cover the new issue of People Magazine, the final issue of 2010. As noted yesterday, despite paying for exclusive photos from the wedding, they shoved Nicole Richie in the corner. It’s a tricky business, deciding on a cover. Who goes where, and why? Last week an online survey was sent out to “points” members soliciting their opinion about the next issue of People with several options to choose from. Full Story

We need the foreign money

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2010 09:38:26 December 14, 2010 09:38:26

Sometimes a movie sucks sh-t at the box office and it’s not fair. The quality was underappreciated. Sometimes a movie sucks sh-t at the box office because, well, it just sucks. Or it’s poorly marketed. Or its actors weren’t appealing. There are a lot of reasons why The Tourist failed to get people into theatres domestically. Full Story

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Pippy’s asskissing favours

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2010 11:30:00 December 10, 2010 11:30:00

Love these pictures. True Grit premiered last night in Hollywood. You know how it is. Any time the Coen Brothers make a movie it’s a major award season event. True Grit is said to be a strong contender. They were calling it a strong contender even last summer. So...guess who showed up? Oh hi Pipsqueak. Full Story

Ryan, Blake, Harvey

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 9, 2010 08:02:08 December 9, 2010 08:02:08

Further to yesterday’s report that Blake Lively left Paris and Karl Lagerfeld, electing not to attend the Chanel Metier D’Art show in her new position as their bag model, to attend instead the Blue Valentine premiere and afterparty with Ryan Gosling in New York, seated beside him during dinner, comes this account from Women’s Wear Daily Full Story

Just Johnny, no Jolie?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 7, 2010 07:43:52 December 7, 2010 07:43:52

Check out Johnny’s awesome shoes. He wore them on the carpet at The Tourist premiere but also earlier in the day with jeans and a plaid shirt around town, signing autographs, Johnny being Johnny – chill, enigmatic, gracious... but no one-on-one camera time with the Jolie? I have looked. I have spent a good 15 minutes on several photo agencies. Full Story

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Where’s Garrett?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 6, 2010 09:27:30 December 6, 2010 09:27:30

TRON: Legacy premiered in London last night. Both Olivia Wilde and Jeff Bridges were there to support it. Also several members of the Glee cast. But no Garrett Hedlund. With movie budgets these days, overseas markets are a big deal. The UK market is a big deal. And for the film’s lead not to show. Full Story

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No Olivier, No Oprah... yet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2010 10:15:00 December 1, 2010 10:15:00

Halle Berry did not work the carpet last night at the Frankie & Alice LA premiere with Olivier Martinez. This is now serious campaign season. And as previously reported, Halle has been hustling for one, hard, accelerating the release schedule for eligibility and enthusiastically working the circuit. Full Story