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Jake Gyllenhaal is a MAN

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 8, 2015 13:52:05 July 8, 2015 13:52:05
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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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 7, 2015 14:20:22 July 7, 2015 14:20:22
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 2, 2015 14:36:10 July 2, 2015 14:36:10
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GONZALO /Bauergriffin.com, 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

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

Am I supposed to be looking at what I’m looking at?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 26, 2015 17:03:58 June 26, 2015 17:03:58
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Am I supposed to be looking at what I’m looking at? The video for Selena Gomez’s Good For You has been released online. The song is basically a four minute moan and tease. She’s telling her lover that no one else can f-ck him like she f-cks him. She can do soft. She can do hard. And he will finish. Full Story

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Bridget Jones 3?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 26, 2015 15:47:47 June 26, 2015 15:47:47
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In addition to providing details on JK Rowling’s The Cursed Child, the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye reports that they’re pushing really hard to get production started by the end of the summer on a third Bridget Jones movie: Bridget Jones’s Baby. Apparently negotiations are underway with Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth and they’re polishing the script which was written a few years ago by Helen Fielding and David Nicholls and is based on Fielding’s columns and not on the book that came out last year. Full Story

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Taylor & Calvin > the Carters?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 26, 2015 14:06:10 June 26, 2015 14:06:10
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Shirlaine Forrest/ Ross Gilmore/ Getty Images

Forbes will release its Celebrity 100 list on Monday, ranking entertainers by annual income. In advance of the list coming out, Forbes posted a preview yesterday: World’s Highest Paid Celebrity Couples. Last year it was Beyonce and Jay Z. This year? Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris with combined earnings of $146 million. Full Story

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Jennifer Lawrence’s new bodyguard dinner strut

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 25, 2015 14:29:14 June 25, 2015 14:29:14
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@JDH Imagez/ Ron Asadorian/ Splash News, Raymond Hall/ Getty Images

Jennifer Lawrence was back in New York yesterday after spending the weekend in LA. Here she is out for dinner last night. Without the hot bodyguard you’ve been used to seeing. This new bodyguard though… Also hot. Maybe even hotter? Is that why she’s in such a good mood? Or was it the wine? As you can see, Jennifer, who hasn’t been all that friendly for the paps recently, decided to give them some really great shots – chopsticks in her mouth, mock model strutting out of the car, big fake smile… It’s another way of saying f-ck you, obviously, but are you curious at all about the timing? Yesterday everyone was looking at those photos Full Story

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Mimi is pre-engaged

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 24, 2015 21:18:28 June 24, 2015 21:18:28

TMZ is reporting that Mimi and James Packer, who’ve basically only been together for a week, like actually just a week, are already talking about marriage. First of all…what did I tell you yesterday? Click here Full Story