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Harvey’s hopes for Rooney & Jake

December 4, 2015 15:52:10 Posted at December 4, 2015 15:52:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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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

December 2, 2015 15:59:23 Posted at December 2, 2015 15:59:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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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

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

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

Leo gets f-cked by a fake bear

December 1, 2015 20:27:42 Posted at December 1, 2015 20:27:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

So this is what we’re talking about today. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. And according to The Drudge Report, he’s violated during his bear attack. Multiple times. The explicit moment from Oscar winning director Alejandro Inarritu has caused maximum controversy in early screenings. Full Story

Gwen & Blake go to work together

December 1, 2015 15:04:16 Posted at December 1, 2015 15:04:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, Splash News

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton were photographed together yesterday in her car. She was driving and apparently they were on their way to work. So I guess we’re supposed to wonder whether or not he spent the night and instead of getting a driver to take them both to the same place separately, they saved on the commute. Full Story

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Taylor Swift pulled over

November 30, 2015 18:07:48 Posted at November 30, 2015 18:07:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Taylor Swift is touring in Australia. While driving around today she saw a girl wearing a Taylor Swift t-shirt and pulled over impromptu to meet her. The ended up posing for a few photos. Obviously the best surprise ever for a pre-teen. I’m surprised she’s not telling her story on local tv yet. Full Story

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Leo's social media Thanksgiving

November 27, 2015 20:02:06 Posted at November 27, 2015 20:02:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Leonardo DiCaprio spent Thanksgiving with his bonafide of 2015, Kelly Rohrbach. We know this because of social media. Before we get to that though, I want to remind you of the time Kevin Connolly, one of Leo's life bros, took a photo of all of them in Vegas when they were there for Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Full Story

Thanksgiving Bourne

November 27, 2015 17:46:58 Posted at November 27, 2015 17:46:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Matt Damon is in Berlin this week continuing to work on the new Bourne and, seemingly, staying away from awards campaigning. Which certainly makes him look a lot less hungry for it than, say, Leonardo DiCaprio. But considering that there might be a 6th man out in the Best Actor race, I do wish he'd step on it a little, just so Leo doesn't walk away with it like it's belonged to him the entire time. Full Story

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Taylor Swift’s quiet Thanksgiving

November 27, 2015 15:16:10 Posted at November 27, 2015 15:16:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Taylor Swift has been quiet. For a couple of weeks now. Nothing on social media this week, not even a Thanksgiving message? At the time of this writing (Friday 6am) there’s been nothing. Taylor spent the week in New Zealand. She was apparently shooting a new music video (possibly endangering birds Full Story

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Will Smith for President?

November 26, 2015 18:16:03 Posted at November 26, 2015 18:16:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Will Smith is promoting Concussion. He’s been featured in multiple interviews this week and, unfortunately, most of them don’t feature Samuel L Jackson. Concussion is the true story of neuropathologist Dr Bennet Omalu’s work exposing what playing American style football can do a player’s brain based on a 2009 investigate report in GQ Magazine written by Jeanne Marie Laskas. Full Story

Johnny undercover?

November 25, 2015 18:49:33 Posted at November 25, 2015 18:49:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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David Livingston/ Getty Images

Sarah wrote me back today when I messaged her “ugh” about Leonardo DiCaprio surging in the Oscar rankings. As I posted earlier, Leo’s in a one man race – click here for a refresher. But wait… is he, really? As Sarah pointed out, Kris Tapley, the co-awards editor at Variety, tweeted yesterday about Johnny Depp hustling undercover: The best actor Oscar race is Depp vs. Full Story