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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dear Gossips,

As we get closer to the MET Gala on Monday, I have a question for you. You remember what happened at the MET Gala last year, right?  It was The Elevator. The Elevator was probably THE biggest gossip story of 2014.  Read Full Intro

Who’s undercover?

April 30, 2015 21:16:22 Posted at April 30, 2015 21:16:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Machete/ Splash News

Earlier I posted photos of Tina Turner and Tom Cruise in Milan for the Armani anniversary. Even Janet Jackson was photographed. And she’s practically a recluse these days. So… tell me… Who do you think it is under this blanket? The person who can’t just walk out of a hotel like all the others without looking like a f-cking asshole? The person who hates the attention but never hesitates to benefit from the attention. Full Story

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Don’t forget about Christian Grey

April 30, 2015 20:28:53 Posted at April 30, 2015 20:28:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Crowder/ Legge/ Getty Images

Fifty Shades Of Grey was a smash hit at the box office. There should have been only good news coming out of its theatrical release. Except instead of positive headlines, all the focus was on the fact that they couldn’t get their sh-t together for the sequel(s) because EL James is difficult to work with. Full Story

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Outfit by George Clooney?

April 30, 2015 20:06:50 Posted at April 30, 2015 20:06:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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SRK/ Splash News, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/ Getty Images

Amal Clooney was in Washington, DC today. She called a press conference to advocate on behalf of Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives. She was there with Nasheed’s wife Laila Ali. Just a regular day at work for a human rights lawyer who, apparently, needs help picking out her clothes. Full Story

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G’s Chicago wrap

April 30, 2015 19:49:11 Posted at April 30, 2015 19:49:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Eric Rademacher/ goop/ Handout/ Getty Images

As mentioned yesterday (click here for a refresher), Gwyneth Paltrow is in Chicago for GOOP. There was a book signing. And I wanted to see the outfit. And there was a professional photographer there! It’s a wrap dress. Wrap dresses are not my favourite for me. Full Story

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Mae Whitman denied a role that was already hers

April 30, 2015 19:10:28 Posted at April 30, 2015 19:10:28
Duana Posted by Duana
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Andrew H. Walker/ Getty Images

Have you heard about this one? So Mae Whitman played the President’s Daughter in Independence Day. In 1996.   She was 8. Now they’re making Independence Day 2 to come out next year, a full 20 years later. All bets should be off, cast-wise, 20 years later. Who knows who will be available or alive? But in this case, just about everyone is coming back. Full Story

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Emma Stone carries “Andrew Garfield”

April 30, 2015 14:15:30 Posted at April 30, 2015 14:15:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, AKM-GSI/ Splash News

Emma Stone was photographed leaving her stylist’s yesterday with several bags, one of them with “Andrew Garfield” written on it. So… Maybe not broken up after all? Petra Flannery works with both Emma and Andrew. And Andrew is currently still shooting Scorsese’s Silence in Taiwan, although that’s supposed to be wrapping up soon. Full Story

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Jessica Alba is the Bossiest Bossy Boss in the World

April 29, 2015 18:31:10 Posted at April 29, 2015 18:31:10
Maria Posted by Maria
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WENN

If you follow a lot of mocktresses on Instagram (like I do), you’ll see the hashtag #girlboss tossed around a lot, along with homages to Sophia Amoruso’s book of the same name. And of course there was the Ban Bossy PSA from 2014 with people like Jennifer Garner and Beyoncé talking about banning the word bossy and daring to be ambitious. Full Story

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Jennifer’s New York cuffs

April 29, 2015 17:19:06 Posted at April 29, 2015 17:19:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Sharpshooter Images/ XactpiX/ BleacherCreatures.tv/ Splash News

Jennifer Aniston’s been in NYC the last week or so. Going for dinner. Seeing a few plays. Catching up with friends, including Jason Bateman’s wife. No sightings so far of Justin Theroux who is likely in Austin working on the second season of The Leftovers. TVLine Full Story

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Does Hawkeye’s goofy song make up for anything?

April 29, 2015 14:56:49 Posted at April 29, 2015 14:56:49
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Wenn, FameFlynet, Jamie McCarthy/ Jim Spellman/ ESBP/ Star Max/ Getty Images

The Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour is winding down as the movie hits theaters tomorrow evening, but there are still a few Avengers out making the final push for a movie that really does not need a final push. After last week’s super peppy press tour derailment, this week has seen (mostly) better behavior from the cast. Full Story

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