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The Afflecks send a message

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 29, 2015 14:11:29 May 29, 2015 14:11:29
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For a couple of weeks now, several tabloids have been reporting on the alleged imminent demise of the Jennifer Garner-Ben Affleck marriage. And yesterday the New York Daily News published a story about how the two are “leading separate lives” citing several sources who claim that they hardly spend any time together. Full Story

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Taylor’s “changed” Calvin

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 28, 2015 17:19:33 May 28, 2015 17:19:33
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Here are Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris leaving her NYC apartment separately today. As usual, she’s in a crop. Under coveralls. I can’t hate this look. If I was as tall as she is, I would totally try it. As you know, Taylor and Calvin went out for dinner the other night holding hands. Full Story

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Warner Brothers/DC bags their first Chris

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 28, 2015 14:43:13 May 28, 2015 14:43:13
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For years Marvel has dominated the market of white actors named Chris, building a veritable Chris army with the likes of Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Pratt. But now Warner Brothers/DC is striking back, claiming a Chris of their own—Chris Pine, who is negotiating to co-star in Wonder Woman. Full Story

Tom Cruise in the 70s

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 27, 2015 15:33:49 May 27, 2015 15:33:49
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Tom Cruise is trying to make orange his colour in Georgia on the set of Mena today. I’m not sure if he’s also trying, unsuccessfully, to make himself Jon Hamm in the pants. Probably just a handkerchief. In other Tom news, remember what I said about how he endears himself to the crew? To the production? The cantankerous Alec Baldwin, who’s in the upcoming Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, claims to have quite enjoyed the Tom Cruise experience, telling The Hollywood Reporter Full Story

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Archie Panjabi will answer the question

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 27, 2015 15:01:17 May 27, 2015 15:01:17
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Archie Panjabi attended the San Andreas premiere in Hollywood yesterday. And instead of just walking the red carpet, she did stop for interviews. Here’s how this sh-t usually works – if the celebrity doesn’t want to answer certain questions about certain topics, the publicist will give you a warning. Full Story

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Bond in a great coat

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 26, 2015 14:48:03 May 26, 2015 14:48:03
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Check out Daniel Craig in London on Sunday night shooting Bond Spectre. God he looks great in that ¾ coat. Actually, no, he looks great in both coats. Spectre is due in theatres November 6. That…doesn’t feel like it’s too far away. And I feel like it doesn’t leave a lot of time for post. Full Story

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Chris Pratt’s pre-apology

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 25, 2015 15:29:06 May 25, 2015 15:29:06
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Chris Pratt is about to start heavy press for Jurassic World. So he posted a pre-apology on Facebook in the event that he f-cks up during an interview. It’s wonderful. He is wonderful. Let’s read it together first:   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d. Full Story

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Puppies solve problems

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 25, 2015 13:21:41 May 25, 2015 13:21:41

There was a rally at Foxborough yesterday: Free Tom Brady. New England Patriots superfans gathering in support of their quarterback who’s appealing his 4 game suspension, ostensibly for deflating some balls but, really, for trying to cover it up. He’s like Martha Stewart that way. If you recall, for Martha, it wasn’t all that much money, especially not for her. Full Story

Chris Pratt gives drunk acting lessons

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 22, 2015 13:47:34 May 22, 2015 13:47:34

As part of his cover feature in June’s GQ, Chris Pratt filmed a little comedy segment for the internet in which he gives acting lessons, except he got hammered and started the bit by saying he’s too drunk to do the bit. He then proceeds to do the bit while being obviously three sheets to the wind. Full Story

Gwyneth gets stuck

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 22, 2015 13:25:28 May 22, 2015 13:25:28
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If you hate Gwyneth Paltrow, and so many of you do (which I’ll never understand because what would gossip be with only Kate Middletons and no Gwyneth Paltrows?), this is your birthday. G appeared last night on the Red Nose Day special on NBC. She was supposed to be like some kind of action hero, jumping down from a helicopter, rolling onto the roof, and arriving on stage on a wire, strapped into a harness…. Full Story

Rebel Wilson’s hella stupid scandal

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 21, 2015 15:06:08 May 21, 2015 15:06:08
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This week the internet was scandalized when an Australian tabloid ran a story asserting that Rebel Wilson has been lying about her age and background since breaking out in Bridesmaids. Wilson’s age of record was 29, and she had at various points claimed to grow up in the “ghetto” with “bogan” (working class) parents. Full Story

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