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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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Beyonce’s boat life

September 16, 2015 17:09:39 Posted at September 16, 2015 17:09:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

Beyonce and Jay Z are still on holiday in the Mediterranean with the Blue Ivy Carter and their friends. The other day they were kissing in coordinated outfits in Sardinia. Click here to see. To me it looked they were being photographed in that moment – not just by the paps but by Beyonce’s official life photographer. Full Story

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Ben Affleck: looking up

September 15, 2015 13:54:55 Posted at September 15, 2015 13:54:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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PEOPLE posted an exclusive on Ben Affleck last night. This was the first line of the article: Things are starting to look up for Ben Affleck. Basically the entire article is about how Ben looks happier because his family makes him happy. Full Story

Rachel’s home Spotlight

September 15, 2015 13:11:13 Posted at September 15, 2015 13:11:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Stefanie Keenan/ Taylor Hill/ Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Brian de Rivera Simon/ Getty Images

Sarah’s review for Spotlight will follow this post. Here we are focusing on Toronto’s own Rachel McAdams. But I begin with an article in the Globe & Mail, Canada’s newspaper of record, published yesterday about how Hollywood has affected the festival, specifically how the Hollywood marketing and publicity machine is sidelining Canadian journalists at TIFF in favour of the major American outlets. Full Story

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Jake & Dakota in Toronto

September 14, 2015 14:47:49 Posted at September 14, 2015 14:47:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jake Gyllenhaal opened TIFF on Thursday. On Friday he was in New York participating in the Cantor Fitzgerald annual charity day. Last night however he was back in Toronto, hanging out at the Shangri-La lobby with his brother-in-law, Peter Sarsgaard, and Joel Edgerton who are here for Black Mass. Then Dakota Johnson came to join them. Full Story

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Gwyneth and Jennifer Garner

September 14, 2015 12:51:09 Posted at September 14, 2015 12:51:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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My favourite photo from the weekend… Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Garner, bonded by Ben Affleck, and the inevitable disappointment that results from loving Ben Affleck, were both at the Think It Up event on Friday in LA. Does this picture happen if we never met Chrissy O? Does it happen if Jen and Ben are still together? It hasn’t happened since 2004. Full Story

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George loves his tequila

September 14, 2015 11:58:22 Posted at September 14, 2015 11:58:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, FameFlynet, John Shearer/ Jason Merritt/ Taylor Hill/ Walter McBride/ Getty Images

George Clooney showed up to support Our Brand Is Crisis (Sarah’s review will follow) on Friday, arriving at the carpet early to hang out with fans and to work as much of the press line as he could. That’s standard Chairman behaviour and we see it every time he comes here. When there’s a job to do, he does it, and he makes sure that other people can do theirs too. Full Story

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But of course she crafts

September 11, 2015 16:39:41 Posted at September 11, 2015 16:39:41
Maria Posted by Maria
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Yesterday, I wrote about Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new baking accessories line, Foodstirs. Click here for a refresher. And I mentioned that I wanted to see Jennifer Garner go into this sector – crafting/baking/enhanced homemaking. Well a reader named Kim (thanks Kim!) sent me a link to this – Jen Garner does have a crafting line. Full Story

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Beyonce’s big family holiday

September 11, 2015 15:41:13 Posted at September 11, 2015 15:41:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

Beyonce and Jay Z are on holiday in Capri with Blue Ivy. Kelly Rowland and her son have also joined them. A lot of people have joined them. There’s currently a tabloid report going around that B’s decided to divorce Jay. The magazine must not have been privy to B’s travel plans. Because, obviously, a separation is clearly not what’s happening here. Full Story

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Alba comes out swinging

September 10, 2015 18:10:59 Posted at September 10, 2015 18:10:59
Maria Posted by Maria
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FameFlynet, Paul Zimmerman/ Laura Cavanaugh/ Sonia Moskowitz/ Getty Images

Last week, after word got out that The Honest Co. was facing a $5 million class action lawsuit, I wondered if Jessica Alba, co-founder and celebrity face of the company, would come out swinging or retreat, taking her time to come up with strategy and let her lawyers handle the filing. She’s definitely come out swinging – she’s been very high profile this past week and you can read her full response to the lawsuit here Full Story

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Words, not sentences

September 10, 2015 17:23:36 Posted at September 10, 2015 17:23:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As you know, Beyonce, over the last couple of years, has decided that everyone talks too much. And since she's not everyone, she's stopped talking. No interviews. Not even for VOGUE. As I wrote a few weeks ago,  Beyonce’s silence is a great fame strategy. Full Story