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Gwyneth’s Food Bank Challenge

Maria Posted by Maria at April 17, 2015 18:22:48 April 17, 2015 18:22:48
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Last week, I posted about Gwyneth Paltrow participating in the Food Bank NYC Challenge after being nominated by her friend, Mario Batali. (Click here for a refresher.) Apparently, people were upset about her food photo because it was so sparse – well, now we know exactly how and why she bought what she did. Full Story

Batman vs Superman trailer leak

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 17, 2015 14:57:35 April 17, 2015 14:57:35

Warner Brothers has planned an elaborate IMAX stunt to see the first trailer for Superhero Face Punch on Monday night, but the internet, that jackhole, ruined it by spraying Bat-jizz everywhere last night and leaking the trailer early. (The internet also blew Marvel’s big Avengers: Age of Ultron Full Story

Silas Is Already Useful

Maria Posted by Maria at April 16, 2015 18:56:45 April 16, 2015 18:56:45
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A few years ago, Kevin Jonas announced the birth of his daughter via a sponsored tweet. Since then, there’ve been several pee-stick announcements sponsored by pregnancy tests. Basically, there is no shame in the parental pimp game anymore. Is sponsorship even tacky anymore? Is there any part of pregnancy or parenthood that we aren’t part of? It’s become so saturated that we’re completely immune to the non-story stories, “Ryan Gosling is the best dad ever!” “5 Reasons JT will be the best dad ever!” “Jennifer’s Hopelessly in Love with her Baby!” They don’t mean anything anymore, and with increasing avenues for celebrity parents to share their children (like social media), along with the increase in demand for “baby” anything, the stories get more threadbare. Full Story

Emma to Cannes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 16, 2015 17:17:48 April 16, 2015 17:17:48
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The Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup today. Among the films screening out of competition, Woody Allen’s An Irrational Man starring Emma Stone, apparently his new muse, and Joaquin Phoenix. So Emma’s going to Cannes. For the first time, I think. Emma’s dress porn is always first class. Full Story

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SuperBat vs Ultron

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 16, 2015 14:35:58 April 16, 2015 14:35:58
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Sarah told me about this last night just before I fell asleep and I’ve read 3 articles about it this morning and I still don’t really understand what’s happening or why. Here’s what I think I know: Zack Snyder directed Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Everybody’s been waiting for the first full trailer. Full Story

Gwyneth celebrates Posh

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 16, 2015 14:13:28 April 16, 2015 14:13:28
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Tuesday night in LA there was a private dinner celebrating the Victoria Beckham collection at Barneys. A big deal for her. David was there to support, obviously. And Burberry’s Christopher Bailey too. The Beckhams and Burberry, seriously, I still can’t get over it. It wasn’t too long ago that they said it was too much. Full Story

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Shoes for Beyonce

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 15, 2015 15:32:15 April 15, 2015 15:32:15
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Beyonce was in Beverly Hills last night for the opening of the Giuseppe Zanotti boutique and was personally toured through the space by Giuseppe himself. Which basically means she gets one of everything and the next 5 seasons too…? Is that enough though? It’s not like Beyonce can’t afford to buy her own shoes. Full Story

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Rihanna is Rihanna’s best publicist

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 15, 2015 14:15:52 April 15, 2015 14:15:52

I was asked to speak at the Young Women In Law gala in Toronto recently – THANK YOU for your generous donation to Covenant House Vancouver! – and during the Q&A someone asked me why I hadn’t been mentioning stories about celebrities and drugs. Full Story

Blake Lively: doing it all “elegantly”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 14, 2015 15:26:18 April 14, 2015 15:26:18

Blake Lively covers the new issue of ALLURE in advance of the release of The Age Of Adaline. That means she’s probably not covering VOGUE with the baby, which is what I was expecting. I mean I thought for sure, non? So I was wrong. But motherhood is on the table. It’s Blake’s first acting promotion in a long time and her first after James’s arrival. Full Story

Madonna eats Drake

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 13, 2015 16:04:16 April 13, 2015 16:04:16
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Madonna joined Drake on stage at Coachella this weekend. At one point, while he was sitting in a chair, she approached him from behind and put her tongue in his mouth. This seems to happen to him a lot. When he’s in a chair. Like with Nicki Minaj in the Anaconda video. I’m with Madonna here. Full Story

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