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

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

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