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Amal In The City

October 1, 2015 19:10:31 Posted at October 1, 2015 19:10:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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For some reason when I saw these shots of Amal Clooney in NYC yesterday, Sex And The City came to mind. She's Miranda with Carrie's closet. It's not actually that far off. Amal spent time in New York before moving back to London. So it's not totally impossible for her to have lived that single girl life there. Full Story

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Matt feels Ben’s pain

October 1, 2015 15:16:34 Posted at October 1, 2015 15:16:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Martian comes out tomorrow. Variety reports that it’s been outselling Gravity in advance tickets. Some are projecting an opening weekend box office in the low $40s and others are thinking it might go all the way into the $50s. Oh and NASA told us they found water or something on Mars this weekend. Full Story

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Preserve taps out

September 30, 2015 18:26:27 Posted at September 30, 2015 18:26:27
Maria Posted by Maria
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Last week, I wrote about Stephen Colbert’s take on lifestyle, and his mock introduction of his own brand, Covetton House. Afterwards, a very astute reader called Janel had to correct me on the difference between Preserve’s real product and the fake product that Stephen had made up for his sketch. Full Story

Matt Damon’s career in 8 minutes

September 30, 2015 15:16:07 Posted at September 30, 2015 15:16:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Matt Damon was on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night acting out his career in 8 minutes. They opened with Good Will Hunting which, I mean, I understand, you want to open strong. But I would have moved Bourne up to the top and maybe ended with “apples”, although I’m wondering if it was more a logistical set decision and not editorial because of that sliding glass screen. Full Story

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Leo’s campaign is coming

September 28, 2015 14:14:07 Posted at September 28, 2015 14:14:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Leonardo DiCaprio spoke at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday in New York. These are probably the best pictures we’ve seen of him in, well, in years. This is the version of Leo we’ll be seeing for the next several months as he campaigns toward his first Oscar for his performance in Alejandro G Inarritu’s The Revenant. Full Story

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Johnny & Amber give back

September 25, 2015 15:32:49 Posted at September 25, 2015 15:32:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Johnny Depp and the Hollywood Vampires performed in Rio last night. He wore a lot of eyeliner, several necklaces and scarves, red ink on his neck, and thought he looked cool with the cig in his mouth. Doesn’t he though? Isn’t he? The legendary coolness? Amber Heard joined Johnny on this trip. Full Story

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Justin talks about his wedding

September 24, 2015 17:54:54 Posted at September 24, 2015 17:54:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston got married last month. Guess what? He’s doing press now for season 2 of The Leftovers, premiering on HBO and HBO Canada on October 4. Convenient! As expected, he’s being asked about the wedding and the honeymoon and their friends joining them in Bora Bora. Full Story

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It should be DDL

September 24, 2015 16:15:21 Posted at September 24, 2015 16:15:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Something to cleanse your palate after I made you look at those photos of Johnny Depp. Check out Daniel Day-Lewis in New York this week. It’s been a quite few years for DDL since he won the Oscar for Lincoln. In fact, he actually hasn’t committed to anything since Lincoln, perhaps taking some time off so that Rebecca Miller, his wife, could work on her new film, Maggie’s Plan, which screened at TIFF – click here Full Story

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The smooth, calculated Michael B. Jordan

September 23, 2015 19:45:45 Posted at September 23, 2015 19:45:45
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Michael B. Jordan is one of three cover profiles in October’s GQ, alongside Ryan Reynolds and Rob Lowe. The interview itself is a good read, especially as Jordan has maintained a pretty low profile on his way up these past few years. It’s possible to know him as a Young Actor On The Rise, but not really have any idea of him as a celebrity persona. Full Story

The Amicable Afflecks

September 22, 2015 15:37:28 Posted at September 22, 2015 15:37:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Last Thursday, before I hit pause on the blog for Marcus, I was checking out whether or not I could afford to buy new shots of Chrissy O at LAX. It was the first time she’d been papped in almost 3 weeks. She was too expensive for me. Was she too expensive for the internet in general? Because I don’t recall seeing the pictures posted on very many sites. Full Story

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Alicia & Michael are over…but not over

September 17, 2015 14:23:08 Posted at September 17, 2015 14:23:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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US Weekly reported exclusively late yesterday that Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender had broken up. Their sources however had no information about when it happened or why. The two haven’t been photographed together in a few months. This morning though, an exclusive from Gossip Cop Full Story

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