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Ben Affleck’s plan and more Gone Girl insight

July 10, 2015 14:07:28 Posted at July 10, 2015 14:07:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The plan, as I’ve been telling you all along, was to let Batman take over. To give the divorce gossip its due time before crushing it with work talk and superhero excitement. And now we’re seeing the rollout. Warner Bros announced yesterday that Ben Affleck will begin directing Live By Night in November. Full Story

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Ben Affleck: parent on location and looking back on Nick Dunne

July 9, 2015 15:28:20 Posted at July 9, 2015 15:28:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As we saw yesterday, Ben Affleck flew to Atlanta earlier this week to be with his kids. Jennifer Garner is shooting a movie there. According to PEOPLE, there’s a guest house on Jennifer’s rental property. And on Wednesday, while she was working, he took his kids out for playtime. She’s joined him on location several times before their split during filming and looked after the kids. Full Story

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dear Gossips,

NY Mag published an interview yesterday with Rob Shuter, who used to be Jennifer Lopez’s publicist at the end of her relationship with Ben Affleck and Jessica Simpson’s publicist at the end of her marriage to Nick Lachey.  Read Full Intro

From Dusk ‘til a little later

July 8, 2015 18:52:43 Posted at July 8, 2015 18:52:43
Maria Posted by Maria

Jennifer Aniston has a new fragrance – her third, Near Dusk - launching at Kohl’s, which means we get a full rundown of her favourite scents. Jasmine! Men’s sweat! Nectarines! The way celebrities talk about their little cash cow projects, like fragrances, has always cracked me up. Full Story

Jake Gyllenhaal is a MAN

July 8, 2015 14:44:39 Posted at July 8, 2015 14:44:39
Sarah Posted by Sarah

So says everyone around Jake Gyllenhaal. In the August issue of Details Jake G has a new interview to promote Southpaw, and as such, there’s a lot of talk about his training and body transformation and how tough he is, learning to take and throw punches. There are also quotes from Everest director Baltasar Kormakur about how harsh the conditions were shooting that movie, and how Jake G was the one pushing for more takes in sub-zero temperatures. Full Story

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner make the covers

July 8, 2015 13:52:05 Posted at July 8, 2015 13:52:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey
FameFlynet, AKM-GSI/ Splash News

As expected, most magazines will feature the Ben Affleck Jennifer Garner breakup on their covers this week, with PEOPLE and US leading the way. Let’s start with PEOPLE, always more celebrity-friendly, and especially in this case, since they were the first to receive the official divorce statement from the couple and the first to publish photos of them in the Bahamas. Full Story

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Jennifer Garner gets back to work

July 7, 2015 15:50:10 Posted at July 7, 2015 15:50:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Pop Sugar has the exclusive photos of Jennifer Garner on Monday on the set of her new movie Miracles From Heaven. Click here to see. Her hair is lighter and there’s a ring on her finger. Just like there was a ring on Ben Affleck’s finger in the totally not staged, super candid photos that PEOPLE Full Story

Chanel’s high rollers

July 7, 2015 14:20:22 Posted at July 7, 2015 14:20:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/ Dominique Charriau/ Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/ Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty Images

It’s Haute Couture week in Paris. This morning it was Chanel. And Karl had all his muses there. The setting: a casino. The collection was presented while celebrity high rollers played cards in a four-table pit at the centre. Kristen Stewart was the first star to enter the room, followed by her close friend and reigning Best Actress Oscar winner, Julianne Moore, on the arm of Gabriel Kane Day-Lewis whose father is Daniel Day-Lewis. Full Story

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner: how to spin a divorce

July 2, 2015 14:36:10 Posted at July 2, 2015 14:36:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
GONZALO /, Boaz /FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Steve Zak Photography /Kris Connor /Getty Images

Since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirmed that they’re divorcing on Tuesday, after all the magazines went to print, and when everyone was slowing down for the upcoming Independence Day weekend, all entertainment outlets have been rushing out their versions of why their marriage fell apart. Full Story

The Amy Schumer debate

June 30, 2015 17:34:58 Posted at June 30, 2015 17:34:58
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Amy Schumer is promoting her movie, Trainwreck, due in a couple weeks, which means she’s giving a lot of interviews and is very visible right now, which means we have a lot to talk about. Specifically, we have to have the sacred cow conversation again, because Schumer is being called out for her racial comedy and also her non-intersectional feminism Full Story