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Kristen Stewart’s cover alliteration

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

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?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 27, 2015 20:26:40 April 27, 2015 20:26:40
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 27, 2015 14:52:38 April 27, 2015 14:52:38
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 27, 2015 14:05:34 April 27, 2015 14:05:34
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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

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

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…

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 24, 2015 13:52:55 April 24, 2015 13:52:55
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at April 23, 2015 17:24:29 April 23, 2015 17:24:29
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 23, 2015 16:07:53 April 23, 2015 16:07:53
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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

Tom Cruise did not recruit Russell Crowe

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 23, 2015 15:21:44 April 23, 2015 15:21:44
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Did not or could not? Russell Crowe is currently promoting his directorial debut The Water Diviner. He’s been extra generous with gossip during this press tour. I’m obsessed with the one about Michael Jackson prank calling him. You heard about this? Michael would just ring up Russell’s hotel room and start asking to speak to Mr Wall. Full Story

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Yesterday, the Cannes Film Festival announced its full jury for this year. And many are calling it the most physically attractive jury ever which I’m sure will go over well with the jury members. Still, it’s not like you can’t see it, right? Jury co-presidents Ethan and Joel Cohen will be joined by 7 others including Sophie Marceau, Rokia Traore, Guillermo del Toro, and Canada’s cinematic wonderboy Xavier Dolan because – can you believe it? – at just 26 years old, he’s had four films in the festival and doesn’t have one ready yet for this season so he has time to judge.  Read Full Intro