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Family & Celebrity: Friends edition

July 16, 2015 16:26:01 Posted at July 16, 2015 16:26:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Covering a story that originates from STAR Magazine? Not my favourite. But they’ve managed to get some quotes from Matt LeBlanc’s father and it’s about how he may or may not have been messing around with Jennifer Aniston while she was married to Brad Pitt. “He had fun, that’s for sure. Full Story

Ben Affleck at the ESPYs

July 16, 2015 13:50:51 Posted at July 16, 2015 13:50:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ben Affleck was a surprise guest at the ESPYs last night, graciously presenting to Derek Jeter. By the way, Jeter walked the carpet with Hannah Davis. I saw her before I saw him, because holy sh-t, you can’t not notice her face. It’s incredible. As you can see, Ben was wearing his ring on stage. Full Story

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Jesse Eisenberg knows his words

July 15, 2015 15:41:47 Posted at July 15, 2015 15:41:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jesse Eisenberg was at Comic-Con. Was Jesse Eisenberg at Comic-Con because he’s in a small budget, independent movie shot in a café in Brooklyn from a screenplay written on an old-fashioned typewriter? Actually, no. Jesse was at Comic-Con for a movie called Batman vs Superman. Full Story

Bitch I’m Madonna, the remix

July 14, 2015 19:46:09 Posted at July 14, 2015 19:46:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Madonna released a new video for Bitch I’m Madonna, the remix. More like redo. This is what she should have done in the first place, instead of what we got the first time around, when the launch was f-cked up by Tidal and all we ended up seeing were people making cameos…without actually having to be in the same room as her. Full Story

Social media Ben Affleck

July 14, 2015 16:49:38 Posted at July 14, 2015 16:49:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ben Affleck was out in LA yesterday without his wedding ring. The pictures are exclusive but several outlets have already posted them so I didn’t want to spend extra money – click here to see. How do you think he feels about the speculation over this ring off/ring on business? You know the guy who was in JLO’s video for Jenny From The Block? That guy probably loves it, non? In other Ben news, Joanna pointed this out to me… He’s starting to reply to people on Twitter. Full Story

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner: ring off, ring on

July 13, 2015 15:06:44 Posted at July 13, 2015 15:06:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ben Affleck at Comic-Con. As expected, as predicted, he went there and did his job. A few self-deprecating remarks here and there, looking weary, which elicited compassion, and talked about how he was perfect for the Batfleck role because he’s a “burnout”. Textbook. Then again, as Sarah told me, Hall H at Comic-Con is the easiest crowd to win over. Full Story

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The Prince of her Heart

July 13, 2015 13:59:20 Posted at July 13, 2015 13:59:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Prince Albert of Monaco celebrated 10 years on the throne this weekend. The twins were brought out for the occasion. And his wife, the Serene Charlene, even spoke French for the first time in public, taking the microphone to tell him: "[Prince] Albert I was the Explorer, Rainier III was the Prince-Builder, and you are the Prince of Hearts, of my heart. Full Story

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Jennifer Lawrence karaoke

July 10, 2015 19:21:50 Posted at July 10, 2015 19:21:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Lawrence and her Hunger Games co-stars were on Conan last night at Comic-Con. As noted yesterday – click here for a refresher – Jennifer went to San Diego with her best sell game. This is the candid lovable goof with no filter who became one of the biggest movie stars in the world – and has an Oscar. Full Story

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