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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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Surprise. Publicists lie!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 27, 2010 09:30:17 October 27, 2010 09:30:17

Remember a couple of weeks ago Blake Lively and Ryan Gosling were spotted at Disneyland together and refused to have their pictures taken at the same time and we were all like, Bitch get your tits off my quiver!?! How did she deal with the backlash? Well her publicist went to GossipCop Full Story

Photo Assumption: Jesse’s face when JT’s talking

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 26, 2010 09:23:51 October 26, 2010 09:23:51

It’s our favourite game, making assumptions based only on a photo. Last night the cast of The Social Network was named Best Ensemble at the Hollywood Awards. Look at them onstage. Why is Andrew Garfield way down to the side while Pippy is up front with Jesse Eisenberg eating up all the glory? Seems like Jesse wants to tell JT to Sit DOWN too. Full Story

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Sexy or Try?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 26, 2010 08:22:43 October 26, 2010 08:22:43

Demi Moore showed up at the Glamour Reel Moments event last night in LA looking very beautiful, extra skinny, and showing some string bra. Sexy? Or Try? I want to defend the woman in her 40s who wants to do and wear whatever the f-ck she wants without being restricted by a subtitle that reads “I’m a mother”. Full Story

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Rebranding I Love You Phillip Morris

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 21, 2010 11:45:37 October 21, 2010 11:45:37

It’s taken forever to release this movie. For obvious reasons. Because homosexuals are still denied equal rights in too many parts of the world. Finally however I Love You Phillip Morris will hit theatres in New York, LA, and San Francisco on December 3 and then go wide through the rest of the month. Full Story

Perfect day for the pumpkin patch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 14, 2010 12:25:48 October 14, 2010 12:25:48

So I guess they’re not getting back together then? Two days ago she announced they were separated. Today it’s been confirmed that Christina Aguilera has filed for divorce from Jordan Bratman. And then she took her kid to the pumpkin patch. There are photos. Oh this can only mean some sh-t is about to go down. Full Story

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Who’s next?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 13, 2010 07:23:17 October 13, 2010 07:23:17

Celebrity marriage is taking a beating this week. Laura Dern and Ben Harper, Cox-Arquette, Christina Aguilera, all over and done. A friend of mine emailed this morning wondering if Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale could be next. What? You’ve heard about his admission in Details Magazine, haven’t you? Boy George has been saying forever that Rossdale had a relationship with cross-dressing artist Marilyn many years ago. Full Story

Cox & Arquette: Coincidence or Conspiracy?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 12, 2010 08:51:49 October 12, 2010 08:51:49

It’s one of my favourite questions. As you now know, they announced a “trial separation” yesterday that’s actually been in effect for months. Something about trying to discover each other, themselves, and boundaries. It was written by a therapist and vetted by a publicist and the timing is curious on more than one level. Full Story

Princess Asstalk on “Tone”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 8, 2010 14:05:25 October 8, 2010 14:05:25

The Hollywood Reporter is predicting that Katherine Heigl’s Life As We Know It will win the box office this weekend. Naturally the critics are sh-tting on it. But still some seem to think that it can take down The Social Network, a film that’s being called the Citizen Kane of our time. Full Story