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Taylor Swift says sorry

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 23, 2015 16:37:40 July 23, 2015 16:37:40
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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.

Joanna Posted by Joanna at July 22, 2015 14:56:23 July 22, 2015 14:56:23
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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