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Tom Cruise’s loving feeling

July 28, 2015 15:10:15 Posted at July 28, 2015 15:10:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Theo Wargo/ NBC/ James Devaney/ Jim Spellman/ Jamie McCarthy/ Andrew H. Walker/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images

Tom Cruise is currently promoting Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. The reviews so far are good, really good – 94% at post time on Rotten Tomatoes. I saw it on Saturday. And, yeah, I agree. First of all, you don’t go into Mission Impossible expecting Birdman. Full Story

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Ben & Jen’s family weekend

July 27, 2015 17:00:34 Posted at July 27, 2015 17:00:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
FameFlynet, Splash News

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton took the heat off Ben Affleck last week. Now that Miranda and Blake are trying to make it all go away by tweeting at each other like everything’s all good, let’s check back in with Ben and Jen. This weekend they were in Atlanta, wearing their wedding rings, and spending time with the kids at the same time. Full Story

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Nicki Taylor talked on the phone

July 24, 2015 16:03:11 Posted at July 24, 2015 16:03:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Nicki Minaj was on Good Morning America today. And she talked about what went down with Taylor Swift this week. As you know, Taylor publicly apologised yesterday on Twitter, one of the rare times she's found herself in the wrong and having to eat sh-t. Which she did. She ate it from the internet and she ate it from the media. Full Story

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Taylor Swift says sorry

July 23, 2015 16:37:40 Posted at July 23, 2015 16:37:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Steve Granitz/ Getty Images

I finished writing that last post… And then Taylor Swift tweeted: I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I'm sorry, Nicki. @NICKIMINAJ — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 23, 2015 Full Story

Can Anne Hathaway take a joke? She’s trying to.

July 22, 2015 14:56:23 Posted at July 22, 2015 14:56:23
Joanna Posted by Joanna
Alberto Reyes/ Splash News

One of the best laughs in Trainwreck comes at Anne Hathaway’s expense. No spoilers here, but after Bill Hader’s Dr. Aaron Connors wins a prize for his work with Doctors Without Borders, Amy tells him to stop walking around with his trophy because he looks like “Anne Hathaway walking around at an Oscars after-party. Full Story

Rachel after the morning after

July 21, 2015 15:03:07 Posted at July 21, 2015 15:03:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Kevin Mazur/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Jamie McCarthy/ Michael Loccisano/ Jim Spellman/ Getty Images

As posted yesterday, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch were seen at brunch on Saturday with morning after hair. Click here for a refresher. Several people pointed out that they were eating in Marina Del Ray. And Taylor bought a place in Marina Del Ray last year. Full Story

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Gwyneth Paltrow is not Angie Tempura

July 20, 2015 20:49:32 Posted at July 20, 2015 20:49:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Steve Sands/ Getty Images

Angie Tempura was a recurring character on SNL’s Weeknd Update played by Michaela Watkins. Angie ran a blog called Bitch Pleeeze. She always wore pyjamas, always had Starbucks, and was always congested. That’s how a lot of people perceived bloggers. That’s still how a lot of people perceive bloggers. Full Story

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Jakey’s Bad Blood

July 20, 2015 16:21:21 Posted at July 20, 2015 16:21:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
AKM-GSI/ Splash News

Several of you have emailed me about Jake Gyllenhaal on Good Morning America today. Specifically the music that was playing at the beginning of the interview. Oh, a song called Bad Blood. By Taylor Swift, the girl he pulled a cut and run on a few years ago. Can you see it on his face? His expression when the camera first comes to him, does that give anything away? Robin Roberts is complimenting him in that shot. Full Story

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Jt & Carlton Banks

July 20, 2015 15:24:57 Posted at July 20, 2015 15:24:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Splash News, Keystone

We’ve seen so little of Justin Timberlake this year. Instead, Janet Jackson’s making a comeback. So, you know, JT can stay low for a while longer. I don’t mind, do you? As you know, JT’s wife had a baby for him this year which is one of the reasons he’s maintained a low profile. Full Story

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Jakey in an apron

July 17, 2015 19:48:28 Posted at July 17, 2015 19:48:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Gustavo Caballero/ Getty Images

Really cute shots of Jake Gyllenhaal during a cooking segment on Despierta America today in Miami. I’m ignorant in the kitchen, so I won’t even pretend to know what he has his hands into. Dough? Whatever it takes to hustle a movie. Whatever it takes to hustle this particular movie, a Harvey Weinstein movie, where the focus is right now, especially as Jake’s performance has nomination potential. Full Story

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Rachel kissing Hayden

July 17, 2015 17:13:03 Posted at July 17, 2015 17:13:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Can’t remember the last time I wrote about either of them. Was just talking about Hayden Christensen the other day. It’s been a long time. And that’s probably smart. Like a reset. Go away for a while – he could afford it with the Star Wars money – and let people forget. Full Story