Media Manipulation Articles

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

Friends for a photo op

March 25, 2010 08:07:00 Posted at March 25, 2010 08:07:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Oh look! Tom Cruise Jr has a friend! It’s also an “ex girlfriend”. Just a day after bowling with her BFF Selena Gomez and Cory Monteith – click here for a refresher from yesterday – Taylor Swift hooked up for lunch with Tom Cruise Jr Taylor Lautner at The Farm. Full Story


March 25, 2010 07:25:40 Posted at March 25, 2010 07:25:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey

That’s a sleepover outfit, non? Reese Witherspoon stepped out with her boyfriend Jim Toth yesterday to hit up the supermarket dressed very casually in sweats and uggs just 2 days after her birthday and a weekend with him in Ojai, no kids. Cosy. The two apparently stocked up on some wine and snacks. Full Story

Adrien vs Spittle

March 22, 2010 13:30:02 Posted at March 22, 2010 13:30:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Adrien Brody sat next to Spittle Gerry Butler and his dorky ass pants yesterday at the Laker game. But while Brody has the edge on the style front – he looks SO good right now – Spittle got the seat closest to Jeffrey Katzenberg. And right now for Brody, career is more important than clothing. Full Story

A crusty Clooney makes it up

March 19, 2010 11:19:04 Posted at March 19, 2010 11:19:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

George Clooney’s crusty sh-t at the Oscars was widely noted, and not only on gossip blogs. He and the Italian Queen were way off game that night. Word is, during the ceremony, there was some stank floating between them too. After the awards, he was off to Hawaii, she’s now in Rome shooting a movie and has confirmed a part on a US tv show. Full Story

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Creating Sam Worthington

March 16, 2010 09:29:02 Posted at March 16, 2010 09:29:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Now here’s a PR strategy, a well executed sales pitch. Sam Worthington’s people, no doubt, will tell you there’s no manipulation involved here because it’s not necessary, because their client is that genuine, that authentic, that REAL, even in UNreal Hollywood. Sure. Whatever the reason it’s working, the bottom line is it’s working. Full Story

Can you see her hoo-hoo?

March 11, 2010 13:14:26 Posted at March 11, 2010 13:14:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Bounty Hunter must be really sh-t. Because Jennifer Aniston is pulling out all the tricks. One trick in particular. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her in a shorter dress. This is not a bend over dress. This isn’t even a take wide steps dress. Yeah, Jen’s bringing out the hoo-hoo so you’ll go see her new movie. Full Story

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Jen and an urecognisable Gerry

March 10, 2010 07:38:17 Posted at March 10, 2010 07:38:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey

That much hyped W Magazine cover. For weeks we were hearing that they went into the desert and practically f-cked for the cameras. And while that may have been the case during the shoot, the photos they’ve chosen to release speak to something decidedly less sexy. Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler are promoting The Bounty Hunter. Full Story

What are you trying to say?

March 9, 2010 13:36:29 Posted at March 9, 2010 13:36:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey

She’s a two time Oscar winner, and you already know my thoughts on that. And she won both awards playing androgynous characters. And she most recently played Amelia Earhart. And now all of a sudden she shows up at the Vanity Fair party pretty much forcing her tits down our throats. What’s up Hilary Swank? You trying to tell us something? Many of you have emailed for commentary on her appearance. Full Story

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What are you up to...

February 24, 2010 12:19:48 Posted at February 24, 2010 12:19:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Hilary Duff? Just in case you haven’t seen them yet, the paps shot Mike Comrie proposing to Hilary Duff in Hawaii– click here to see the photos. Her people have since confirmed the engagement. Full Story

Pip and Clingy Fashion Week

February 18, 2010 12:05:50 Posted at February 18, 2010 12:05:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jessica Biel was all over New York at the shows yesterday. She’s thinnified her body, she’s in with Wintour thanks to Justin Timberlake, now she’s trying to reinvent herself as a fashion girl, understanding that many of her more talented peers have signed prestigious endorsement contracts. Full Story

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The ultimate case study

February 17, 2010 15:40:07 Posted at February 17, 2010 15:40:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I have written very little about Tiger Woods. After a while it was hard to keep count. He totally f-cked up. He was stupid. He was arrogant. He betrayed the values for which he was sold to us to uphold. But he also didn’t kick the sh-t out of his girlfriend. And the fact that Tiger has become a punchline, instead of feared and respected, is probably the worst punishment you could inflict on him. Full Story