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Inheriting Chanel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 1, 2015 13:58:04 April 1, 2015 13:58:04
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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

Maria Posted by Maria at March 31, 2015 16:31:46 March 31, 2015 16:31:46
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 31, 2015 16:11:32 March 31, 2015 16:11:32
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 31, 2015 15:31:57 March 31, 2015 15:31:57
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 31, 2015 15:09:57 March 31, 2015 15:09:57
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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

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

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 30, 2015 14:13:46 March 30, 2015 14:13:46
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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

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

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

Katy Perry’s isolated Prismatic

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 27, 2015 16:18:58 March 27, 2015 16:18:58
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While Taylor Swift continued her friend collection enemy isolation in Nashville last night, Katy Perry was in LA at the premiere of her concert film The Prismatic World Tour. Does it make you side with her more? The fact that Taylor seems to be systematically picking everyone off around her, with the exception of Rihanna who will not be bought or traded, motherf-cker, don’t you even dare? Not me. Full Story

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The Afflecks at the Senate

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 26, 2015 20:08:30 March 26, 2015 20:08:30
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This is really cute. And also really interesting. Ben Affleck was in DC today, along with Bill Gates, to address the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. There was a Batman mention, obviously. I think he’s going to ride closer to the RDJ approach to being a superhero as opposed to the Christian Bale one: Mention it whenever you can. Full Story

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