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The repeat wording of Emma & Andrew’s breakup

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 28, 2015 16:31:14 October 28, 2015 16:31:14
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I wrote the other day about a story out of Australia, where Andrew Garfield is shooting a Mel Gibson movie, and how he supposedly told a random who was yelling at him on the street that he and Emma Stone are no longer together. Click here for a refresher. Full Story

Leo: the Aniston of the year

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 21, 2015 14:36:25 October 21, 2015 14:36:25
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Sarah and I were exchanging emails the other night about Star Wars after the trailer dropped and the internet got broken because people were trying to buy advance tickets. She was saying how Star Wars is going to basically kill everything else at the box office at Christmas and that there’s no point in counter-programming because, in her words, “I don't think counter programming is going to work when the movie you're programming against is one literally EVERYONE wants to see”. Full Story

Chiwetel’s new romance

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 20, 2015 19:42:05 October 20, 2015 19:42:05
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When Chiwetel Ejiofor was on the award circuit for 12 Yeas A Slave, he was always with his long-time partner, Sari Mercer. Early in September it was reported that they broke up. Then at the end of September he showed up at The Martian premiere holding hands with someone new. Click here Full Story

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Blake’s new photo shoot

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 20, 2015 17:19:24 October 20, 2015 17:19:24
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Blake Lively stepped out yesterday with her sister Robyn in New York. They were “papped”. They were papped so spontaneously and so unexpectedly that, omg, it looks like a photo shoot! I’m not buying the shots so click here. See how her hair is perfectly waved and how they just look like they were casually walking down the street when a lucky photographer happened upon them. Full Story

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Chris Martin: after the tango

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 20, 2015 15:28:07 October 20, 2015 15:28:07
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Yesterday when we checked in with Chris Martin, he was doing the tango down the street in Paris with his girlfriend Annabelle Wallis in plain view of a paparazzo. Last night he was at the Q Awards in London wearing his favourite leather jacket. Several of you emailed after seeing those shots of him kissing Annabelle instead of racing away down the street like he did with his ex-wife and offered up the same theory: Annabelle, unlike Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence, is less famous than Chris. Full Story

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“Sonically cohesive”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 19, 2015 14:50:55 October 19, 2015 14:50:55
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Taylor Swift took the 1989 tour to Dallas this weekend. Ellie Goulding was the special guest. They sang Love Me Like You Do. In other Taylor news… The term “sonically cohesive” has been coming up a lot, have you noticed? She mentioned it in her GQ interview Full Story

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Grey Brad Pitt

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 19, 2015 12:44:22 October 19, 2015 12:44:22
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On Friday I called it a Brange takeover when VOGUE released the Angelina Jolie cover and the interview, in which it was confirmed that London is home for them now. And that’s where we find Brad Pitt, last week, on the set of War Machine (his Netflix movie), with Vivienne and Knox, in camo costume, with his hair trimmed tidy, neatly combed to the side, and totally grey. Full Story

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Taylor Swift’s top read of the week

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 16, 2015 21:21:50 October 16, 2015 21:21:50
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What does it mean that Taylor Swift has Instagrammed the photos from her GQ cover shoot and tweeted about her day at the beach with the magazine but, as of post time, not linked out the interview yet? Click here if you missed my thoughts on Chuck Klosterman’s piece yesterday about her “two voices” and calling bullsh-t on her answer about Bad Blood and Katy Perry. Full Story

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Brange VOGUE

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 16, 2015 16:33:22 October 16, 2015 16:33:22

Holy sh-t. VOGUE just landed the biggest cover of the year. Angelina Jolie. On the first page. But inside… ALL THE BRANGE. Brad Pitt. Maddox. Pax. Miss Zahara. Shiloh the Chosen One. Vivienne. Knox. ALL OF THEM. Here’s my favourite shot:  Full Story

Gwyneth & Ryan’s One Hit Wonders

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 15, 2015 17:05:16 October 15, 2015 17:05:16
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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