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50 Shades of Repetition

Maria Posted by Maria at June 1, 2015 17:15:16 June 1, 2015 17:15:16

Well, we suspected it was coming, right? EL James has announced a new book, titled Grey, that will cover the same ground as 50 Shades of Grey, but from Christian’s perspective. Hasn’t it all been from Christian’s perspective? It’s not like Ana had a strong POV or was a fully formed character. Full Story

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Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 1, 2015 15:32:31 June 1, 2015 15:32:31
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When I checked Twitter this morning, “Louis & Lauren” was a worldwide trending topic. One Direction and something is always a worldwide trending topic. At least one, sometimes two. Right now they’re trying to start a rumour that Zayn is rejoining the band. This is not happening. Full Story

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Update: Chris Pratt is still pretty great

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 1, 2015 15:05:36 June 1, 2015 15:05:36
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The Jurassic World press tour is fully engaged in advance of the movie's open this weekend, which means that Chris Pratt, the Internet's new boyfriend, is out and about, doing his duty as the face of this would-be franchise. So far, he's doing a better job than the Internet's other boyfriend named Chris, Chris Evans, just by keeping a lid on the pep while on the job. Full Story

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Amal Clooney has a stylist

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 29, 2015 19:33:54 May 29, 2015 19:33:54
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George Clooney recently said, on the Tomorrowland press tour, that Amal Clooney doesn’t have a stylist. Well… According to Yahoo Style, and I believe this source because Joe Zee is running things there now, Amal has now worked twice with Alexis Roche. 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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