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Hollywood PR strategy and planning, celebirty media manipulation, maneuvering, publicity, and story spinning

Kate's courtesy

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

Patrick Dempsey…

April 24, 2015 13:52:55 Posted at April 24, 2015 13:52:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I don’t know how to fill in the rest of that title. Because I don’t want to be yelled at. At the same time, I feel like you’re probably not going to be able to avoid it today so if you’re yelling at me, you’re probably yelling at everyone. About the spoiler… Is it really a spoiler? Is it still a spoiler? Grey’s Anatomy. Full Story

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The Olsens are Trolling You

April 23, 2015 17:24:29 Posted at April 23, 2015 17:24:29
Duana Posted by Duana
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Here is the series of overexcited texts I sent Lainey when I saw the response the Olsens gave to the Women’s Wear Daily reporter who asked them about returning to Full House.  Full Story

RDJ walks out

April 23, 2015 16:07:53 Posted at April 23, 2015 16:07:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Before I shut down last night I watched the RDJ interview that everyone’s been talking about. He was in London the other day to promote Avengers: Age Of Ultron. The outlet was Channel 4 with journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy. It’s making headlines because the video is a major cringe. Guru-Murthy starts with a series of standard, innocuous movie questions and then attempts to get personal. Full Story