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

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

Back to her old tricks?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 25, 2010 13:16:11 November 25, 2010 13:16:11

Surely The Italian Queen has some experience with girl on girl action for pay, right? What? Oh ok, you’re right. She’s all class and innocence. Elisabetta Canalis is currently promoting a movie called A Natale Mi Sposo. She wore leather pants to the photocall in Rome yesterday with a very Grimaldi face. Full Story

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December Boy goes on a date

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 11, 2010 07:47:00 November 11, 2010 07:47:00

Taylor Swift performed Back to December last night at the CMAs. The song is widely believed to be about Taylor Lautner. They were dating around this time last year. And then, according to the lyrics, she was a bitch and broke his heart, even though he was really, really into her. In other words, Taylor Swift dumped Taylor Lautner. Full Story

Down home GOOP

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 11, 2010 06:39:00 November 11, 2010 06:39:00

Thank you to those who emailed your thoughts about this overnight. Especially Jonathan who went the extra step and gave me a written play-by-play. Remind me to do a poll about this during the liveblog today with Duana at Noon ET/9am PT. I’m sure Duana will have something to say about how Gwyneth Paltrow fared last night at the CMAs. Full Story

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Thanks for letting us know

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 10, 2010 12:41:00 November 10, 2010 12:41:00

That they're back together. An article appeared on People.com citing a "friend" of Rachel Bilson's who told the magazine that she and Hayden Christensen, having broken off their engagement a few months ago, have reunited. It was considerate of her/them, non? Last week Christensen was photographed leaving Bilson's house by a lone pap. Full Story

Alex visits Kate

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 10, 2010 08:10:47 November 10, 2010 08:10:47

A few people asked on the liveblog yesterday for an update on Alexander Skarsgard and Kate Bosworth. You sounded hopeful. I’m sorry to have to sh-t on that. Here’s Alex visiting Kate on the set of BFF & Baby yesterday. She was also spotted at craft, pretending to eat. Remember when I overheard some douche talking about putting together a movie for Kate and Rachel Bilson during TIFF? Click here Full Story

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The accessible Brange

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 9, 2010 12:19:58 November 9, 2010 12:19:58

Brad Pitt joined Angelina Jolie at work today for the second day in a row in Budapest. Once again, there was some affection. Once again, they embraced and he gazed at her admiringly and he toted around his camera and his tripod taking arty pictures. His photos of her have been published before. Perhaps it’ll be the same when it’s time to promote this film. Full Story

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Kat betrayed

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2010 07:44:45 November 8, 2010 07:44:45

They leaked on Friday: what appeared to be web cam photos of Kat Dennings, naked, posing for a mystery recipient on the other end of an online chat, joining what’s become a long line of young stars caught in compromising positions, compromised by someone they thought could be trusted. There are two issues here then – the fact that they keep doing this dumb sh-t, and also that they keep getting betrayed. Full Story

He’s back in line now

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 29, 2010 10:29:16 October 29, 2010 10:29:16

Ashton Kutcher looks to be back on the program now, non? After several weeks of infidelity reports, and a half-assed threat at a lawsuit that, naturally, never progressed, Demi and Ashton are fronting like it never happened, like it was all bullsh-t, like they were totally, totally not affected by it, like their love and their marriage – because they never, ever fight – have evolved to a point of enlightenment that would never allow for cheating. Full Story

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Same destination: coincidence or conspiracy?

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

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

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

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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