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Gwyneth & Ryan’s One Hit Wonders

October 15, 2015 17:05:16 Posted at October 15, 2015 17:05:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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A couple of years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ryan Murphy were going to do a movie together called One Hit Wonders and Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz were attached to the project too. All The Skinny Singing Blondes. Then Amy Pascal left Sony and the film plans fell apart. Now, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter Full Story

Taylor Swift’s two voices

October 15, 2015 15:14:35 Posted at October 15, 2015 15:14:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Chuck Klosterman’s cover article on Taylor Swift for GQ is now online. I don’t want to excerpt it. Because this is required reading for the School Of Celebrity Studies, on multiple levels. Not because he asked about Nicki Minaj – because he didn’t. And not because she takes a call from Justin Timberlake during the interview and stays on the phone with him for 15 minutes and at the end of the conversation we find out that HE asked HER if he could be on stage with her when she was on tour in LA. Full Story

Jennifer Aniston: one year after Cake

October 9, 2015 15:31:29 Posted at October 9, 2015 15:31:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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About a year ago right now, Jennifer Aniston had just come off screening Cake at TIFF. No one bought the film at the festival but she figured out a way to get it distributed and then hired an Oscar strategist to help secure a nomination. She ended up at the Golden Globes and even the SAG Awards but the Academy still wasn’t interested. Full Story

Tom Cruise is moving

October 8, 2015 20:17:48 Posted at October 8, 2015 20:17:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Apparently Tom Cruise is getting out of LA. He’s selling his $59 million home in Beverly Hills and, according to US Weekly, he wants to move to Florida because “he thinks all the people in Hollywood are fake”. So he’s relocating like John Travolta, a guy who is TOTALLY LIVING HIS TRUE LIFE, to be closer to Scientology headquarters. Full Story

The first in 10 years

October 8, 2015 19:40:13 Posted at October 8, 2015 19:40:13
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Disney just announced a slew of new release dates, and on the slate for 2018 is a sequel to Ant-Man titled Ant-Man and the Wasp. Evangeline Lilly plays Hope Van Dyne, who, at the end of Ant-Man, we saw get her own super-suit, setting her up to become the Wasp. Full Story

What Taylor learned

October 8, 2015 16:41:46 Posted at October 8, 2015 16:41:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Taylor Swift was photographed in New York last night leaving a recording studio. It’s been almost a year since the release of 1989. So even though you’ve been hearing about, it seems, forever, 1989 the full album wasn’t actually eligible for the Grammys last year. It could contend in all those coveted categories this year though. Full Story

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What’s good, New York Times?

October 7, 2015 20:07:39 Posted at October 7, 2015 20:07:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You remember that supposed takedown piece on Gwyneth Paltrow for Vanity Fair? Graydon Carter ended up killing it – click here for a refresher. Vanessa Grigoriadis was supposed to write it. Grigoriadis has written about some of the biggest stars for some of the biggest publications. Full Story

Sandra Bullock: no word on baby but a new shot with the boyfriend

October 7, 2015 16:55:08 Posted at October 7, 2015 16:55:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It was reported last week that Sandra Bullock adopted a baby girl. As I mentioned, I heard that she got papped going to Cedars-Sinai with an infant in her arms but no one bought the photo, presumably after stern warnings. Today PEOPLE published a new exclusive picture of Sandra with Bryan Randall, the first definitive shot of them together as a couple. Full Story

First Class Jennifer Aniston

October 6, 2015 17:05:36 Posted at October 6, 2015 17:05:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As mentioned a few weeks ago, Jennifer Aniston is now repping Emirates Airlines (click here for a refresher). The first commercial has now been released online. Jen’s in a bathrobe on the plane looking for the shower. She asks for help from some crusty airline employees who offer her nuts. Full Story

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Jennifer & Justin’s first married red carpet

October 5, 2015 20:08:10 Posted at October 5, 2015 20:08:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Leftovers season 2 premiere in Austin on Saturday – Jennifer Aniston was there to support her husband on their first ever red carpet as a married couple; it happened exactly two months ago today. Two month anniversary? That’s wrong because an anniversary is annual. I once asked a smartass friend what the word for “month-iversary” was and she told me there isn’t one because it’s a stupid thing to celebrate. Full Story

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Alicia was there

October 5, 2015 15:48:54 Posted at October 5, 2015 15:48:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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A couple of weeks ago, US Weekly reported that Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender broke up. I wrote about how I wasn’t sure about how legit that was at the time – click here for a refresher. Alicia showed up at the Steve Jobs premiere on Saturday. Full Story

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