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Words, not sentences

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

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

Timberlake Wednesday

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2015 14:10:42 September 10, 2015 14:10:42
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A new television season has started. On the talk show circuit, everyone wants to book the big guests. So Jimmy Fallon called on one of his best friends, Justin Timberlake, to do him a solid last night. Justin Timberlake opened The Tonight Show with History of Rap Part 6, then stayed for an interview and showed off his baby photos, and then judged the lip synch battle between Jimmy and Ellen DeGeneres. Full Story

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Jon Hamm wanted kids

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 9, 2015 19:25:01 September 9, 2015 19:25:01
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US Weekly has an exclusive today about why Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt broke up. According to their sources, he wanted children and she didn’t. He’s 44 and she’s 45. Apparently that was always a “rift” issue for them. Full Story

Ben & Jen on the school run

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 9, 2015 16:19:18 September 9, 2015 16:19:18
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First day of school yesterday. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner took the kids together. According to PEOPLE it was a pleasant experience.  "They smiled and chatted during the morning run," says a source. "There was no obvious tension between them. Full Story

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Something gloaty

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2015 20:29:08 September 8, 2015 20:29:08
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Last Thursday, when Judge Berman overturned the NFL’s decision to suspend Tom Brady for four games, I wondered when/if we’d get something gloaty from Gisele Bundchen. Click here for a refresher. She delivered on Saturday. It’s a photo posted to her Instagram of Tom playing soccer with their daughter Vivian. Full Story

Beyonce speaks the day after Bey Day

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2015 12:25:03 September 8, 2015 12:25:03
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That almost sounds biblical. It was Beyonce’s birthday on Friday. As you saw, it was pretty much an international holiday – click here for a refresher. What happens on December 13? Does Tay Day start trending on Twitter too? Anyway, here’s how Beyonce acknowledged the worldwide outpouring of adoration in honour of her 34th:   Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all my birthday wishes. 🎂🎈💙🐝 Full Story

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Ben’s Boston smiles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 4, 2015 14:54:54 September 4, 2015 14:54:54
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were seen together yesterday for the first time since his birthday. You remember his birthday face? I’ve never seen someone so sad to be riding Dumbo. Click here for a refresher. This, clearly, is not a Dumbo face. Full Story

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Taylor Swift blows…

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 4, 2015 13:56:45 September 4, 2015 13:56:45
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There was a video circulating on YouTube this week taken from one of the backstage cameras at the VMAs. Taylor Swift is walking down the hall with her security team and her publicists/assistants. Whoever uploaded the clip was alleging that Taylor was doing coke. Which, obviously, would be some crazy ass gossip except that if you actually take the time to look at the video, it’s even more obvious that she’s just blowing her nose. Full Story

Sienna’s wasted bikini

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 3, 2015 20:03:40 September 3, 2015 20:03:40
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Sienna Miller wore a bikini to seduce Johnny Depp for NOTHING. That’s the first thought I had when Black Mass director Scott Cooper confirmed her role in the film had been cut due to “narrative choices.” “Narrative choices?” Look at the photos from last July – click here Full Story

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Justin Bieber: twang and drum

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 3, 2015 15:00:25 September 3, 2015 15:00:25
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There’s been a lot of talk about Justin Bieber’s management not letting him do any live interviews to promote his new song What Do You Mean because they don’t want him to f-ck up all the gains he’s made the last 6 months during his tour of contrition. Does The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon count as live? It’s live to tape… so… really… they can edit out any issues before they go to air just before midnight. Full Story

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