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Where are your rings?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 13, 2015 16:53:41 August 13, 2015 16:53:41
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Check out Tom Brady in New York yesterday after his hearing – he’s appealing the NFL suspension after Deflategate – and then later on in the evening he stepped out in casual clothes, looking relaxed and confident under a baseball cap. Deflategate isn’t the only reason Tom’s been in the news this week. Full Story

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Nanny Batfleck needs a bodyguard

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 13, 2015 14:24:22 August 13, 2015 14:24:22
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FameFlynet

Here are some more pictures of Christine Ouzounian yesterday and her new Lexus. According to the paps, she requested a police escort to follow her to her parents’ house. Look at you, getting hookups all over the place, from exclusive hotels to private jets to slick rides to personal security. Full Story

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Christine & Lexi get papped

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 12, 2015 20:28:05 August 12, 2015 20:28:05
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I wrote earlier about Christine Ouzounian, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s former nanny, posting of a photo of her “drop top Lexi” on Instagram – click here for a refresher. Check it - the paps shot her today (at least that’s how they’re dating the photos) in Santa Monica running errands in her new ride. Full Story

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Taylor Swift has a boyfriend but not a castle

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 12, 2015 14:52:27 August 12, 2015 14:52:27
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AKM-GSI/ SPW/ Splash News

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris went out for dinner last night at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. That’s Rihanna’s favourite restaurant. And Jake Gyllenhaal likes it there too. That’s neither here nor there but, you know, it kind of is. Look at Calvin’s intense try-not-to-smile-but-really-I’m-loving-all-this-attention face. Full Story

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Matt Damon: Ben Affleck’s constant

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 11, 2015 13:52:09 August 11, 2015 13:52:09
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Angela Weiss/ Araya Diaz/ Michael Tran/ Getty Images

We’ll start here – which is what was supposed to be the only news story about Ben Affleck last night and today, and for a change, a good news story. The premiere of Project Greenlight season 4, The Leisure Class for HBO, a project that Ben and his bff, Matt Damon, have worked on together for many years. Full Story

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Nicki’s having a baby?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 10, 2015 17:26:11 August 10, 2015 17:26:11
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WENN

After Drake took down Meek Mill a couple of weeks ago, people wondered whether or not Nicki Minaj would break up with him out of embarrassment. Didn’t happen. The other night at her show in Pittsburgh, she called him her “baby father”. Then, on Twitter, when someone congratulated her, this was the response. Full Story

Ben Affleck’s grateful face

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 10, 2015 13:33:32 August 10, 2015 13:33:32
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Ben Affleck spent the weekend in Atlanta with his kids and Jennifer Garner. Here they are, seen together as a family for the first time since we met Christine Ouzounian, the former nanny. He’s even wearing a smile on his face. To me it looks like a grateful smile. Grateful because she agreed to this, this outing, the opportunity to show everyone that they’re getting along, or at least that Jen’s willing to tolerate him. Full Story

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Jake G hangs out his shingle

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 7, 2015 14:57:49 August 7, 2015 14:57:49
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After helping to get End of Watch and Nightcrawler made, Jake Gyllenhaal is making it official and opening his own production company. The name of his company is not yet known, but he’s just signed a first-look deal with Bold Films, the production company behind Nightcrawler. He’s also nabbed Riva Marker, who has produced dozens of films including The Kids Are All Right, Beasts of No Nation, and The Family Fang, to run his company. Full Story

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Brange’s By The Sea: first trailer timing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 6, 2015 20:40:52 August 6, 2015 20:40:52

What was I juuuuuust saying in the post earlier today about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux getting married? Celebrity timing. Coincidence or conspiracy. For 10 years, these three (now four) have been at it, back and forth, back and forth, tit for tat. Today? No difference. As you know, today we found out about Jen’s wedding. Full Story

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Now this is how you tease a movie with Matt Damon & Jessica Chastain

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 5, 2015 15:30:08 August 5, 2015 15:30:08
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SPW/ Splash News

Yesterday I expressed annoyance with Zoolander 2 for wasting everyone’s time (and Paramount’s money) with a teaser trailer that was nothing. If you can’t illuminate some aspect of the film itself, don’t bother—wait until you actually have something to say about your movie before opening your digital mouth and demanding our attention. Full Story

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Jennifer Garner: Diary of the Best Mom

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 5, 2015 14:59:44 August 5, 2015 14:59:44

The cover of the new issue of PEOPLE Magazine features Jennifer Garner’s “heartbreak” with an inset of a crusty-looking Ben Affleck and the word “nanny” just below his face. How can the MiniVan Majority resist that? While the magazine makes a point of reiterating that Ben has denied the affair with the nanny, Christine Ouzounian, it’s clearly just a formality because they spend the rest of the time talking about how Jen’s trying to cope with the “ultimate betrayal”, going so far as to hint at the fact that poor Jen was thinking of maybe working it out, until they all went on holiday in the Bahamas at the end of the June, where she found out that he was f-cking the governess. Full Story