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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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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

Channing Tatum’s fine needle

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 23, 2015 17:17:24 June 23, 2015 17:17:24
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Channing Tatum today promoting Magic Mike XXL. Which is an improvement on Magic Mike. In that, well, my complaint about Magic Mike was like, really?, you’re going to do character development on this? In an interview this weekend with the Plymouth Herald, Channing talked about putting together Magic XXL and the approach to making the film: "We read the message boards and they were like, 'Less story, more dancing', so we take direction well. Full Story

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The Afflecks are renovating

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 22, 2015 15:51:02 June 22, 2015 15:51:02
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There were moving trucks seen outside Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's home. As you know, for weeks now there have been rumours about an imminent split. Naturally that was the first assumption. Then PEOPLE reported that the Afflecks are simply renovating. Full Story

Taylor Swift vs Apple

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 22, 2015 13:40:40 June 22, 2015 13:40:40
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If you hate Taylor Swift and have been waiting to see the end of her world domination, well, today is not your day. Last week, Taylor’s management confirmed that 1989 would not be offered on Apple’s new streaming service. Taylor, currently the most influential, most powerful recording artist in the world, previously had issues with Spotify and is notably NOT on Jay Z’s Team Tidal. Full Story

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Jake’s British date

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 18, 2015 16:23:02 June 18, 2015 16:23:02
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Wenn, AKM-GSI

Jake Gyllenhaal was in London this week accompanied by a woman he met recently that British gossips have identified as Anna Liban. They went out for lunch. It looked like a flirty lunch. He had his hand in her hair. And they dressed the same. So I guess we have to stop talking about him and Rachel McAdams. Full Story

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Ben Affleck’s “many vices”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 17, 2015 19:46:09 June 17, 2015 19:46:09

While PEOPLE Magazine is banking on Big G on the cover to sell this week’s issue, US Weekly’s going with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner “in crisis”. Lower level tabloids have been reporting on this since April. And for the last 3 weeks, Ben and Jen have stepped out on weekends to the farmer’s market – because no paps ever hang out there – to try to send a message. Full Story

Manic Pixie Emma

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 17, 2015 18:17:59 June 17, 2015 18:17:59

Emma Stone is featured in the new issue of WSJ Magazine to promote Irrational Man. It’s Manic Pixie Dream Girl…the interview. At one point she pops a sugar cube in her mouth, just because it’s a cute thing that she does. And she tells a story about how she f-cked up a beauty roundtable once by talking about decomposing bodies. Full Story

A Twilight reunion

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 17, 2015 16:29:42 June 17, 2015 16:29:42
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But not the one they were hoping for… Kristen Stewart and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer presented together last night at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in LA. The two collaborated on a short film competition encouraging female filmmakers to submit Twilight-related work to be shown on Facebook later this year after being reviewed by a panel of celebrity judges including Stewart and Meyer, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, and Julie Bowen. Full Story

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Taylor & Selena’s fight song

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 17, 2015 15:01:40 June 17, 2015 15:01:40
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Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez went out for lunch yesterday. And there were a lot of paps around to document the event. Conveniently this happened just after Madonna released the poster for her new video – which has finally dropped on Tidal (so, naturally, I’m waiting for it to be made available on YouTube and besides, I heard the last 30 seconds of it is f-cked up…so this doesn’t look great on Jay Z either) – featuring Beyonce, Katy Perry, Minaj, Miley, and others… kinda like Bad Blood. Full Story

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