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Kate Beckinsale’s wise decision

September 24, 2010 08:49:52 Posted at September 24, 2010 08:49:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Sarah Underworld 4 was announced as a go yesterday, with Kate Beckinsale returning as ass-kicking vampire Selene. Production is slated for March 2011 in Vancouver and Kate’s husband Len Wiseman is producing, but he is currently hunting for a director so he won’t be helming the project. Full Story

He can’t be a cheater if his hand is on her knee

September 23, 2010 12:18:34 Posted at September 23, 2010 12:18:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The hand on the thigh move is a Beckham favourite too. Amid allegations that he’s been unfaithful, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore turned up in New York today at the press conference to launch the Real Men Campaign to Help End Child Slavery during the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative. Big bonus points for showing up, fulfilling their obligations, in spite of the scandal that surrounds them. Full Story

George Clooney doesn’t have to hustle?

September 7, 2010 11:47:17 Posted at September 7, 2010 11:47:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Sarah You know I hate putting a lot of stock in The Numbers, because The Numbers can mean anything and nothing. But in the case of the George Clooney vehicle The American there’s a case for The Numbers, mostly because they were achieved with little apparent effort. Full Story

What’s the problem if it doesn’t suck?

September 3, 2010 07:54:56 Posted at September 3, 2010 07:54:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey

George Clooney’s latest movie, The American, opened on Wednesday. I know. You barely noticed. Because he’s barely bothered. And I initially, as well documented, thought it had to do with the film sucking. And maybe a little with the Italian Queen’s dirty mess. We’ll get to that later. Full Story

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Was it a 2 for 1 deal?

August 26, 2010 08:21:00 Posted at August 26, 2010 08:21:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

OK! Magazine had the exclusive on Hilary Duff’s wedding day – at a rumoured rate of $1 million – and now they’re publishing her personal honeymoon photos. Was it a 2 for 1 deal? Or was that extra cash money for the newlyweds? As you can see, there’s a pool shot and some flattering scenic pictures and oh, of course, the standard “Just Married” in the sand cheese photo now shared with millions of people in the pages of a celebrity weekly, rounding out their entire wedding march – from proposal to wedding to honeymoon, we’ve seen every step of the way! I guess when the work is slow, you take what you can. Full Story

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Mom time for the Jolie

August 4, 2010 08:09:55 Posted at August 4, 2010 08:09:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Brad Pitt is shooting Moneyball in Oakland. Yesterday Angelina Jolie was sighted near the production with a few of their children shopping for toys. They also popped in for a visit to see dad on the set. Coincidence or conspiracy? Yesterday was also the release date for Andrew Morton’s unauthorised Jolie biography which seems rather tame, full of details of how f-cked up she was pre-Maddox. Full Story

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The Whitewash is the “most read”

August 3, 2010 14:02:00 Posted at August 3, 2010 14:02:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

If you go to People.com, at press time the “most read” article is about the Italian Queen and her revelations to Italian Vanity Fair about life with George Clooney. Bristol Palin dumping Levi Johnston will probably overtake Elisabetta but the point is, the MiniVan is reading The WhiteWash. Full Story

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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