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Hollywood PR strategy and planning, celebirty media manipulation, maneuvering, publicity, and story spinning

Rachel after the morning after

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 21, 2015 15:03:07 July 21, 2015 15:03:07
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 20, 2015 20:49:32 July 20, 2015 20:49:32
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 20, 2015 16:21:21 July 20, 2015 16:21:21
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AKM-GSI/ INFphoto.com/ 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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2015 19:48:28 July 17, 2015 19:48:28
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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

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

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

Family & Celebrity: Friends edition

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 16, 2015 16:26:01 July 16, 2015 16:26:01
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J. Vespa/ Getty Images

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 16, 2015 13:50:51 July 16, 2015 13:50:51
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GONZALO/ Bauergriffin.com/ Splash News, Kevin Mazur/ Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 15, 2015 15:41:47 July 15, 2015 15:41:47
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Michael Kovac/ Jason LaVeris/ Imeh Akpanudosen/ Getty Images

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 14, 2015 16:49:38 July 14, 2015 16:49:38
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Brandon Voight/ Splash News

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