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Three weeks in a row

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 15, 2015 17:50:07 June 15, 2015 17:50:07
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were at the Brentwood Farmer’s Market yesterday buying fresh fruit and vegetables to feed their healthy, thriving family in their happy home. With a big smile on her face, Jen smelled the flowers and sampled the berries. Obviously they don’t know that the paps hang out there every weekend. Full Story

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Jolie in South Africa

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 12, 2015 16:08:00 June 12, 2015 16:08:00
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Angelina Jolie is in Johannesburg today with William Hague participating on a panel on conflict related to gender violence at the African Union Summit. Yesterday she was in meetings speaking with activists and victims of abuse. Apparently Pax has joined her on this trip while the rest of the children remain with Brad Pitt at Chateau Miraval. Full Story

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dear Gossips,

So it wasn’t true. Katy Perry is not releasing a song called 1984 as a slap-back to Taylor Swift. Her managers confirmed to Billboard that the story was bullsh-t. There is a 1984 that has been registered but it’s not hers. Katy also retweeted Billboard’s clarification on the issue which means there’s nothing to see here…

But what were those few hours like when Taylor Swift thought that there might have been something to see there? Well, around the same time that the rumour about 1984 was circulating, Taylor was also retweeting online articles. This story in ESQUIRE featuring Taylor and Beyonce with the title…

How Beyoncé and Taylor Swift Conquered the World with Pop Music

…that namechecks Katy Perry, who’s a major player in pop too, like she’s an afterthought. You think she’d want to be part of that conversation?

It’s the only flattering headline about Beyonce that’s come out this week. The Beyhive felt f-cked over after her Good Morning America shenanigans a few days ago – click here for a refresher – as people continue to not give a sh-t about her 22 Vegan Days, and, at the same time, seriously hate on Tidal. Bey is supposedly releasing an “athleisure’ clothing line with Topshop in the fall. Seems a lot more on-brand than kale. But can she remain as removed from the consumer while promoting that than she has been with the vegan business? Would you buy it anyway because it’s fashion?

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Bradley Cooper: I’m suing too!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 10, 2015 20:20:31 June 10, 2015 20:20:31
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Maria just emailed me wondering if Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio share the same lawyer. The two are good friends, as you know. And they both date models, as you know. And now they’re both suing French magazine Oops! Leo is suing Oops! for making up a story about him knocking up Rihanna. Full Story

Amber Anonymous

Maria Posted by Maria at June 10, 2015 14:18:51 June 10, 2015 14:18:51

As Lainey mentioned yesterday, Johnny Depp is 52 and filming his 84th Pirates of the Caribbean movie in Australia. He’s also on a contrition tour, shaking hands and kissing babies so he doesn’t get in more trouble for smuggling his dogs into the country. Full Story

Crisis averted?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 9, 2015 14:53:02 June 9, 2015 14:53:02
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were out on the weekend, all happy happy family. Two weeks in a row now that we've seen them put on a show of togetherness after several weeks of divorce speculation. The message of course is that the magazines lied. And that they're always wrong. And that they're as strong as they ever were. Full Story

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Brad Pitt ushers in the future

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 9, 2015 14:37:20 June 9, 2015 14:37:20
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Netflix made a trip to Cannes’ Marche du Film, as the streaming service is looking to expand into the feature film market. They’ve already picked up Idris Elba’s Beasts of No Nation for distribution, and they have a deal to make and distribute Adam Sandler’s turds Full Story

Leo sues

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 8, 2015 20:16:40 June 8, 2015 20:16:40
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Leonardo DiCaprio is suing French magazine Oops! over a story they ran about him getting Rihanna pregnant but that he doesn’t want to have anything to do with the baby. According to TMZ, Leo’s people contacted Oops! to tell them they were full of sh-t, and the French gossips were like, yeah, we know, whatever. Full Story

Beyonce: the distance between

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 8, 2015 15:31:13 June 8, 2015 15:31:13
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Forget the royal babies and the Tony Awards and the Khaleesi’s dragon. Everyone was waiting today for an announcement from Beyonce on Good Morning America. After all, this is how they chose to hype it:   .@Beyonce has something amazing she wants you to know: "This is something I have to share with everyone. Full Story

Brange flies coach

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 8, 2015 14:02:08 June 8, 2015 14:02:08
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So there’s the Kate Moss way of behaving on a short flight…and then there’s Brange, with all of their children. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt flew out of LA on Saturday using the buddy system. Each child had to be attached to another child, except for the two oldest boys who, understandably, are now too cool to hold hands. Full Story

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