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Leo gets f-cked by a fake bear

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 30, 2015 18:07:48 November 30, 2015 18:07:48
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Splash

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 27, 2015 17:46:58 November 27, 2015 17:46:58
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 27, 2015 15:16:10 November 27, 2015 15:16:10
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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?

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

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?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 25, 2015 18:49:33 November 25, 2015 18:49:33
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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

No one else is in the ring

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 25, 2015 14:54:06 November 25, 2015 14:54:06
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Vera Anderson/ Getty Images

The Revenant has been screening in LA for Academy members the last few days and the response has been very, very positive. As you know, The Revenant is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s follow-up to Birdman, the reigning Best Picture. As you know, the shoot was difficult, it was delayed, it was expensive, and he was reportedly a dick to the crew. Full Story

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Guess who else is still alive?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 24, 2015 16:52:27 November 24, 2015 16:52:27

Really, though, this one has always been obvious. The first teaser for Game of Thrones season six has arrived in the form of a poster of none other than Lord Crow himself, Jon Snow. There’s blood on his eye, even though he was stabbed in the stomach, so I think that theory about his eyes Full Story

Rihanna is ready

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 24, 2015 15:23:51 November 24, 2015 15:23:51
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We’ve been waiting all year for Rihanna’s 8th album. A couple of months ago, she confirmed that the album would be called Anti. Then, yesterday, she announced a world tour starting in February in North America. In June she’ll move over to Europe. The tour will conclude in August in Zurich. Full Story

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