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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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Leo & the baby dangle

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 6, 2016 21:54:18 January 6, 2016 21:54:18
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 6, 2016 15:21:18 January 6, 2016 15:21:18
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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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#jailey

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

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

Ben Affleck and Sienna, the moll

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 8, 2015 18:00:09 December 8, 2015 18:00:09
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Production on Ben Affleck’s Live By Night has moved to Los Angeles, or at least it was there yesterday. Ben and Sienna Miller were both photographed on set in costume yesterday with Sienna going full moll. Since it was announced that Sienna was cast in the film, we’ve all been trying to make this happen, right? Ben and Sienna? Gossip Genie? The tabloids are all over it but to my knowledge, there’s nothing there. Full Story

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The difference between Tom & Leo

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 7, 2015 15:47:00 December 7, 2015 15:47:00
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Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio were in London together yesterday at a BAFTA screening for The Revenant. All we hear from The Revenant is about Leo’s performance. And even though many experts are predicting that Tom will be recognised for his work with a Best Supporting Actor nomination, Leo’s been eating up all the headlines related to the film with all his meat eating, bear f-cking Full Story

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Harvey’s hopes for Rooney & Jake

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 4, 2015 15:52:10 December 4, 2015 15:52:10
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Harvey Weinstein wrote a piece for The Hollywood Reporter that was published yesterday about award season, specifically about his concerns about award season and how the only films considered are the ones that are released in the fall, ignoring quality features that opened earlier in the year. Full Story

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Leo’s bear denial

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 2, 2015 15:59:23 December 2, 2015 15:59:23
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Yesterday’s gossip highlight came to courtesy of Leonardo DiCaprio – the joke about him getting f-cked by a fake bear in The Revenant. Click here for a refresher. The headline got so out of hand that Fox had to release a statement clarifying that Leo does not in fact get humped and pumped by the digital Ursa Major, telling Entertainment Weekly Full Story

Sandra Bullock’s daughter

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 2, 2015 15:10:35 December 2, 2015 15:10:35

Please be warned that I will be gloating in this post. A lot gloating. It was reported a couple of months ago that Sandra Bullock adopted a girl. You’ll recall, she denied it during promoting for Our Brand Is Crisis. Sort of. "There is only one adopted child in my household and his name is Louis. Full Story