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Leo’s victory tour

January 20, 2016 18:45:00 Posted at January 20, 2016 18:45:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Still 5 weeks to go before Leonardo DiCaprio collects his first Oscar for his performance in The Revenant. He’s been in Europe this week promoting the film. It’s kinda like an advance victory tour. Leo was honoured in Davos yesterday at the Annual Crystal Awards to open the World Economic Forum. Full Story

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Zac Efron is sorry in leather pants

January 20, 2016 14:22:18 Posted at January 20, 2016 14:22:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I opened yesterday’s blog with Zac Efron. Zac decided to celebrate Martin Luther King Day by connecting the holiday to having amassed 10 million followers. And he threw in some emoji blackface just for sh-ts and giggles. Zac has since removed the post. But the internet is forever. So here, why don’t we all enjoy his dumbassness again:  Full Story

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Miley’s ring

January 18, 2016 18:40:30 Posted at January 18, 2016 18:40:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As you know, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were together for New Year’s, seen making out in Australia at a music festival. She was just photographed in New York and everyone’s talking about this ring, whether or not it’s the engagement ring Liam gave her.  Full Story

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Christian Bale makes out and drops out

January 18, 2016 17:09:10 Posted at January 18, 2016 17:09:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Christian Bale called it a “make out” last night during the Critics’ Choice Awards when he was named Best Actor in a Comedy and kissed Adam McKay and other producers at the table on the mouth before getting up on stage to collect his trophy. He also looked great in all black. There was another Christian Bale headline that was making news this weekend though. Full Story

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Half of Tracee Ellis Ross

January 18, 2016 15:51:47 Posted at January 18, 2016 15:51:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Do you watch black-ish? It’s one of the shows I have on auto-record on my PVR. And I will always watch black-ish on a plane. There have been times while watching black-ish on a plane that I’ve embarrassed myself and guffawed out loud. I think it was the episode where Bow goes all out to impress some old friends and makes a fool of herself until the end when she performs a tracheotomy on the kitchen counter. Full Story

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Tom Hardy winks

January 15, 2016 18:18:52 Posted at January 15, 2016 18:18:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Yes. I am a click-whore and I just lured you with a few shots of Tom Hardy winking last night after The Revenant premiere in London. He was hanging out with Leonardo DiCaprio. They were both nominated for Oscars yesterday. Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom, was also well recognised by the Academy. How much do you love that Leo basically became a Kardashian for this nomination while Tom tried as hard as he could to NOT be nominated …and still got nominated. Full Story

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Leo & the baby dangle

January 13, 2016 15:48:05 Posted at January 13, 2016 15:48:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It has been so satisfying to watch Leonardo DiCaprio go for this Oscar. Because Leo wasn’t supposed to be the one with so much Try. Leo wasn’t supposed to be the one who was desperate for it. Leo was the one who just worked for the work, you know? Art for art’s sake. And when he eventually did win his Oscar, it would just…happen. Full Story

Blame it on the X-x-x-x-Xenu

January 7, 2016 15:45:44 Posted at January 7, 2016 15:45:44
Maria Posted by Maria

Can you believe it’s been almost 10 years since Tom Cruise presented Katie Holmes, ahem Kate Holmes, in Rome? It was April, springtime. Love bloomed. Contracts were signed, allegedly. Then there was the summer of 2012, when Katie pulled off one of the greatest surprises in gossip history. Full Story

Matt Damon is coming for Leo

January 6, 2016 21:54:18 Posted at January 6, 2016 21:54:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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That might be a little wishful thinking from Sarah and me. But… well… you decide. Matt Damon was in New York last night to accept the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review. Earlier today, I posted about how he credited Sly Stallone for his career – click here Full Story

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Kristen Stewart is (finally) plotting

January 6, 2016 15:21:18 Posted at January 6, 2016 15:21:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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In 2014, Kristen Stewart was featured in ELLE. I wrote at the time that the interview was frustrating. Click here for a full refresher, but this was the quote I was referring to: “Never at any point have I sat down and plotted how I should proceed from here on. Full Story

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January 4, 2016 13:40:19 Posted at January 4, 2016 13:40:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I have a new New Year’s Resolution: that that will be the first and last time I call them #jailey on my blog. It’s a terrible moniker. But that’s what’s been blowing up on social media since last night when Justin Bieber posted this shot of him kissing Hailey Baldwin on Instagram:   A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) Full Story