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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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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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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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Kate's courtesy

April 28, 2015 20:04:17 Posted at April 28, 2015 20:04:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Princess Catherine was photographed today at Buckingham Palace. Click here to see the pictures. She's driving. Big G is in the backseat. They were going to great granny's for a swim in her pool. And she's a few days past her due date. Full Story

Mimi’s Vegas arrival

April 28, 2015 17:46:50 Posted at April 28, 2015 17:46:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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In a pink ride. In a tricked out dress. And all kinds of curves. That, um, don’t match the curves on the official billboard. The billboard is how Mimi sees herself. It’s like seeing Mimi through Mimi’s eyes. Fascinating. Come on. If this isn’t getting you through your sh-tty Tuesday, my question to you is how you define Happiness. Full Story

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RDJ the “emotional chameleon”

April 28, 2015 17:03:33 Posted at April 28, 2015 17:03:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I thought about titling this post “RDJ: the backlash?” but I’m not sure if this qualifies as a full-on backlash. I mean, it’s been a week, not even. And if you compare how RDJ’s been treated, compared to say, Anne Hathaway, it’s hardly a f-cking backlash. There is, however, a change in tone in coverage. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart’s cover alliteration

April 28, 2015 14:04:10 Posted at April 28, 2015 14:04:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Kristen Stewart covers the June issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar. She’s wearing Chanel. It’s exquisite, this outfit, but it looks heavy. And stressful. For a photo shoot, fine. No one is comfortable on a photo shoot. But imagine bopping around in this? Can’t be relaxing. Excerpts from the article will be released later this week (and I’ll write about it then) but the exclusive promise is as follows: Kristen Stewart on Sexuality, Sexism, and her search for Serenity Easy with the alliteration there. Full Story

What could go wrong?

April 27, 2015 20:26:40 Posted at April 27, 2015 20:26:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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If you were a Disney/Marvel publicist, last week probably wasn’t great. Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans were sexist (click here for a refresher). Robert Downey Jr walked out of an interview (click here Full Story

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Prince Harry’s weekend off

April 27, 2015 14:52:38 Posted at April 27, 2015 14:52:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Hot Prince Harry has been in Australia the last few weeks on secondment with the military. He took a leave this weekend however and joined his father in Turkey to commemorate the centenary of the WWI Gallipoli campaign on Saturday. On Sunday he was home in London for the London Marathon, meeting racers at the finish line and spending time with volunteers. Full Story

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Brange weekend and the evil of flip-flops

April 27, 2015 14:05:34 Posted at April 27, 2015 14:05:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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After blasting the UN Security Council for its inaction in Syria, Angelina Jolie returned home to Los Angeles yesterday, accompanied by Maddox and her brother, James Haven. She was informed, she was passionate, she was angry, but will she be effective? The effort is there, totally. But these are people driven by their own special interests – special interests that are even more selfish and self-serving than the special interests she’s normally surrounded by in Hollywood. Full Story

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This week in Johnny Depp

April 24, 2015 14:44:40 Posted at April 24, 2015 14:44:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I know I don’t have to rehash this for you, the Johnny Depp week. And how they’ve turned that around in just 5 days. From “missing” and a “mess” to, oh, he might win an Oscar. Do women ever get the same courtesy? Fine. I won’t turn this isn’t a feminist crusade. Full Story