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

I am not my brother

August 2, 2010 10:54:38 Posted at August 2, 2010 10:54:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Casey Affleck’s messy legal battle is getting worse. Another lady who worked on the set of his Joaquin Phoenix doc is suing him for being a sexual freak, allegedly sneaking up on her in the middle of the night and getting into bed and demanding to sleep with her. Casey’s team is accusing this second lady of opportunism on the heels of the first suit, denying everything. Full Story

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Blonde Rachel in Paris

July 30, 2010 07:14:42 Posted at July 30, 2010 07:14:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Seems like a good way to start the day after shouts - a blonde wavy Rachel McAdams shot with Owen Wilson in Paris last night on Woody Allen’s new feature Midnight in Paris. After completing this film, Rachel should move into promotion for the upcoming Morning Glory with Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton. Full Story

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Russian Drama loves the Jolie

July 26, 2010 07:53:00 Posted at July 26, 2010 07:53:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Salt opened in second place after another #1 Inception weekend as strong word of mouth sustained Inception's second win in a row. Even on Friday, at several industry parties here in San Diego for Comic-Con, I heard from several Hollywood players pronouncing that Inception would top Salt although the Jolie's headlining $37 million take is considered respectable, if not unremarkable. Full Story

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It’s SALT Week & Jennifer Aniston is topless

July 19, 2010 07:22:21 Posted at July 19, 2010 07:22:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You know my favourite question: Coincidence or conspiracy??? As reported a few weeks ago, Jennifer Aniston is getting into the fragrance business. Her first release will smell like a combination of the ocean and her tears, unimaginatively called LOLAVIE. Because these days, Lola hasn’t been overkilled at all. Full Story

The Jolie in DC: not very exciting

July 9, 2010 14:38:41 Posted at July 9, 2010 14:38:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Angelina Jolie and the cast of Salt were in Washington DC today for the junket. Salt opens on July 23. I hear tracking hasn’t been great. But I also hear no one counts out the Jolie. And will the Jolie show up at Comic-Con the day before Salt hits theatres just to tweak the geeks? Word is Full Story

Jolie Fontrum

July 7, 2010 08:28:03 Posted at July 7, 2010 08:28:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s her new interview with Parade. Parade is always safe. Parade is probably more safe than People. With Parade it’s straight up celebrity ass eating. Which is disappointing in this case because my Jolie is an asskicker who can more than hold her own in an interview and thrives on confrontation. Full Story

The obvious Ashley Greene

June 25, 2010 08:53:01 Posted at June 25, 2010 08:53:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey

So the Eclipse premiere finally happened last night. And of course Ashley Greene, being the side player she is, did what she could to convince you that she’s a lead player, that she matters. Last time she tried to outdress Kristen Stewart and showed up like it was the daytime Emmy Awards – click here for a refresher Full Story

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Happy Birthday but not Father’s Day

June 21, 2010 06:56:52 Posted at June 21, 2010 06:56:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey

How was your Father’s Day? Did you call your dad? I called my dad in Toronto, promised to take him out for dinner when we’re in town next week, and had dinner last night with Jacek’s dad over proper Polish blood sausages topped off with a cigar. How did Keith Urban spend his Father’s Day? Well for Keith Urban, there was no Father’s Day. Full Story

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Also tagging along...

June 15, 2010 09:02:58 Posted at June 15, 2010 09:02:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Like Renee Z, Pippy also hopped on The A-Team promotional tour to accompany his girlfriend in Paris. Last night they went for dinner with friends, taking care to exit their car separately so as not to be photographed together. Following my review of The A-Team last week – click here to read Full Story

Brad, Malick, Cleopatra, and another book

June 11, 2010 08:44:25 Posted at June 11, 2010 08:44:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Brad Pitt was spotted in Hollywood yesterday with a man who looks very much like Terrence Malick. Malick of course is the director of the upcoming Tree of Life starring Pitt and Sean Penn filmed like 85 years ago. They were hoping it would be ready for Cannes. Malick is still tweaking it. He’ll probably be tweaking it forever but now they’re hoping it will be ready for TIFF. Full Story

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