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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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Matt feels Ben’s pain

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 1, 2015 15:16:34 October 1, 2015 15:16:34
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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

Maria Posted by Maria at September 30, 2015 18:26:27 September 30, 2015 18:26:27
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 30, 2015 15:16:07 September 30, 2015 15:16:07
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 28, 2015 14:14:07 September 28, 2015 14:14:07
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 25, 2015 15:32:49 September 25, 2015 15:32:49
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 24, 2015 17:54:54 September 24, 2015 17:54:54
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 24, 2015 16:15:21 September 24, 2015 16:15:21
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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

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

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