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Nick to expose Mimi?

April 2, 2015 19:56:22 Posted at April 2, 2015 19:56:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Daily Mail is reporting exclusively that Nick Cannon has signed a book deal and will be writing about all the sh-t that went down between him and Mimi… OMG. Do you want to know? Of course you want to f-cking know. But I have some questions. Full Story

Ryan’s April Fool’s lunch

April 2, 2015 14:24:03 Posted at April 2, 2015 14:24:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ryan Gosling stepped out in LA to meet some friends for lunch yesterday. In that outfit, with the facial hair, he looks like he’s been in a dark room for days. Is that a euphemism for dealing with an infant? Ryan’s directorial debut, Lost River, opens in a few days on April 10. It’s the only thing he tweets Full Story

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Inheriting Chanel

April 1, 2015 13:58:04 Posted at April 1, 2015 13:58:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Karl Lagerfeld was in New York last night for the presentation of Chanel’s Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d’Art collection. Many of Karl’s favourites attended in support, including a long-standing favourite, Vanessa Paradis. With daughter Lily Rose Depp who turns 16 next month. Full Story

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Wahlberg Brotherly Love

March 31, 2015 16:31:46 Posted at March 31, 2015 16:31:46
Maria Posted by Maria
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Donnie Wahlberg and Dr. Jenny McCarthy were on the Howard Stern show yesterday, and the headline making the rounds is about Jenny and The View maybe or maybe not unofficially asking her back. Who cares. There’s another clip floating around that is far more interesting, concerning Donnie Wahlberg and his brother Mark. Full Story

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The allegations against Harvey Weinstein

March 31, 2015 16:11:32 Posted at March 31, 2015 16:11:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ambra Battilan is a model who has gone to police in New York alleging that Harvey Weinstein groped her. They met at an event on Thursday. She claims that Weinstein told her to come see him on Friday at 6pm at his office for an “audition”. During the “audition”, she alleges that Weinstein asked her if her breasts were real, then tried to touch them, then allegedly tried to shove his hand up her skirt. Full Story

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Taylor on Tidal Day

March 31, 2015 15:31:57 Posted at March 31, 2015 15:31:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As Maria noted in her Tidal post, Taylor Swift was probably THE biggest name not present and accounted for at the Tidal kickoff yesterday. I say THE biggest name because, love her or hate her, you cannot deny Taylor’s chart influence, not only with the latest album 1989 but her previous ones too. Full Story

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Katy’s friends at Chanel

March 31, 2015 15:09:57 Posted at March 31, 2015 15:09:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Maria was just wondering in the previous post about the launch of Tidal about the absence of some major recording artists from the announcement, including Katy Perry. The Tidal presser happened in New York yesterday, late afternoon. Katy Perry? She was in New York too. Last night she stepped out for a Chanel party with Karl Lagerfeld. Full Story

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Tom Hardy makes a mug

March 30, 2015 19:36:57 Posted at March 30, 2015 19:36:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

If you already have a Tom Hardy problem, this isn’t going to help. This will make it much, much worse. Here he is on the cover of UK Esquire. Some dudes, when they do the squinty eye thing, it doesn’t work, not at all. You don’t believe it. Like if there was actually cigarette smoke drifting across their faces, they wouldn’t hot-squint, their eyes would just water and they’d swat it away. Full Story

Trevor Noah to take over The Daily Show

March 30, 2015 15:48:55 Posted at March 30, 2015 15:48:55
Sarah Posted by Sarah

In February Jon Stewart announced he will be retiring from The Daily Show later this year, and now it’s become official that his replacement will be South African comedian Trevor Noah. There’s still no date for Stewart’s retirement beyond “later this year”, but when he does go, Noah will take over his chair. Full Story

Destiny’s Child at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards

March 30, 2015 14:13:46 Posted at March 30, 2015 14:13:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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This didn’t end up being a surprise since Michelle tweeted about it a couple of days before the event. But still. Still. When she, Kelly Rowland, and the Beyonce reunite? It’s still a big deal. The reunion happened Saturday night at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Las Vegas where Michelle was nominated in several categories. Full Story

Jake G goes full-Bale for Oscar

March 27, 2015 16:59:46 Posted at March 27, 2015 16:59:46
Sarah Posted by Sarah

The first trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal’s boxing movie Southpaw—the one he got insanely ripped for—just premiered on Eminem’s Youtube channel, of all the weird places. Once upon a time, Eminem was attached to the project, but his involvement now is limited to a song on the soundtrack and, apparently, debuting the trailer. Full Story