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Yesterday was Katie Day

March 19, 2015 14:16:30 Posted at March 19, 2015 14:16:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Remember when Katie Holmes was a ninja? How she left Tom Cruise without Tom Cruise knowing? Secret cell phones and lawyers undercover and a new security team, all in place well before she blindsided him: I’m leaving you. Then it was every day paps with Suri in New York, part protection and part promotion. Full Story

No Spring Break for Royals

March 18, 2015 17:13:58 Posted at March 18, 2015 17:13:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s not Spring Break for everyone. And definitely not Princess Catherine who stepped out again today for a visit to the Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich. She was just out yesterday for St Patrick’s Day. That’s at least 6 public appearances in the last two weeks. As I’ve been saying, they’re cramming it all in before she goes on maternity leave. Full Story

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Gwyneth’s 24 hours in Hong Kong

March 16, 2015 14:08:12 Posted at March 16, 2015 14:08:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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While Chris Martin was at the beach with their kids and Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow spent 24 hours in Hong Kong to host the first Hong Kong amfAR Gala, raising a reported $4 million for AIDS research and honouring Michelle Yeoh for her work in raising AIDS awareness. Full Story

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Rihanna’s pink morning

March 13, 2015 16:19:54 Posted at March 13, 2015 16:19:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rihanna doesn’t do a lot of interviews. She’s done some major interviews, sure. But you know she’s selective. And you know we don’t actually hear her speak at length very often. She’s promoting an animated film called Home though. So there are some press commitments. One of those was showing up on Good Morning America today with co-stars Steve Martin and Jim Parsons. Full Story

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Selena & Zedd: the video

March 11, 2015 16:50:29 Posted at March 11, 2015 16:50:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Selena Gomez was in Paris today for the Louis Vuitton presentation. Last night the new video for her song with Zedd, I Want You To Know, was released online. She’s dancing. She’s sweating. She changes multiple times. To me it looks like an advertisement for GUESS by Marciano. These are the cheesiest clothes. Full Story

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Insuring Taylor's legs

March 10, 2015 19:57:51 Posted at March 10, 2015 19:57:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There's a story going around right now that Taylor Swift has insured her legs for $40 million. The source is the National Enquirer. But since it's about Taylor and seemingly so random and, well, she gives us pictures to use of her legs so often, the report is getting picked up everywhere. For my generation - and that means those of us born before 1980 - the one person we associate with "leg insurance" is Mary Hart of Entertainment Tonight. Full Story

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Dudes get a Ghostbusters, too…with Channing Tatum

March 10, 2015 14:52:47 Posted at March 10, 2015 14:52:47
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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In January, the cast of Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot/sequel/whatever was announced, and for the most part, everyone was excited about a lady ghostbusting squad. For the most part—there were some whiny diaper baby man-tears shed over women getting their period blood all over the uber-masculine (eye roll) cultural relic that is Ghostbusters. Full Story