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I think Saint Tom the Huge Dork is gone for good

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 25, 2016 20:59:49 January 25, 2016 20:59:49

I’ve been missing Saint Tom the Huge Dork, as Tom Hiddleston has deliberately lowered his profile over the last couple years. Saint Tom the Huge Dork was born of the glory days when he was last promoting 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and doing silly dances all over the place and generally being a huge dork. Full Story

No one speaks for Chris Rock

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 25, 2016 20:43:11 January 25, 2016 20:43:11
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As the #OscarsSoWhite situation continued to dominate the Oscars last week, there was much speculation about whether or not Chris Rock would step down as host. On the weekend, one of the producers of the show, Reginald Hudlin, seemed to confirm that Chris would move ahead with hosting and that his monologue is being retooled to address the controversy: "Chris is hard at work. Full Story

Are the Oscars “in crisis”?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 21, 2016 17:32:35 January 21, 2016 17:32:35
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Exactly a week ago is when it all started. The Academy announced its Oscar nominees and #OscarsSoWhite has since dominated the conversation. You think Leo is pissed that the year he finally wins his Best Actor there might be an asterisk beside the achievement? Cheryl Boone Isaacs has already spoken out about her disappointment in the lack of diversity. Full Story

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Drew’s Flower Power

Maria Posted by Maria at January 21, 2016 14:57:49 January 21, 2016 14:57:49
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If in 2013, when Drew Barrymore was talking about Flower Beauty all over the place, you told me that it would be a runaway hit and bestselling product line, I might have believed you, but I might have shrugged. There is something about Drew that makes her easy to underestimate even though she’s proven time and again that she can get sh-t done. Full Story

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Chris Rock plays it close

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2016 21:45:36 January 20, 2016 21:45:36
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David McGlynn/ Splash News, Noam Galai/ Jim Spellman/ Getty Images

There have been reports that Chris Rock is under a lot of pressure to maybe not host the Oscars this year because of the lack of diversity in the nominations. There are other reports that there’s no way he’s not hosting and that he’s working on a scathing monologue. Which is what Ricky Gervais wants him to do. Full Story

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Leo’s victory tour

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 20, 2016 18:45:00 January 20, 2016 18:45:00
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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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2016 18:40:30 January 18, 2016 18:40:30
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2016 17:09:10 January 18, 2016 17:09:10
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Lester Cohen/ Christopher Polk/ Todd Williamson/ Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2016 15:51:47 January 18, 2016 15:51:47
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2016 18:18:52 January 15, 2016 18:18:52
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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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