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Tom Cruise is moving

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 8, 2015 20:17:48 October 8, 2015 20:17:48
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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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 8, 2015 19:40:13 October 8, 2015 19:40:13
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 8, 2015 16:41:46 October 8, 2015 16:41:46
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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?

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 7, 2015 16:55:08 October 7, 2015 16:55:08
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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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 5, 2015 20:08:10 October 5, 2015 20:08:10
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 5, 2015 15:48:54 October 5, 2015 15:48:54
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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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“Does it smell like your mom?”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 2, 2015 17:06:59 October 2, 2015 17:06:59

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth have started promotion for Mockingjay 2, the end of The Hunger Games. All three were with Josh Horowitz for an MTV interview around the “campfire”. And, of course, because it’s Jennifer Lawrence, part of the conversation became about their most disgusting habits. Full Story

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How tall is Jake…continued

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 2, 2015 15:03:42 October 2, 2015 15:03:42

I wrote about Jake Gyllenhaal’s height investigation on Starlee Kine’s Mystery Show back in June. Click here for a refresher. He was soooo f-cking cute on that phone call. It was the giggling, it was playfulness, it was practically phone sex in my mind. Full Story

Amal In The City

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 1, 2015 19:10:31 October 1, 2015 19:10:31
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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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