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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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The 2 Tom Cruises

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 24, 2015 15:09:44 March 24, 2015 15:09:44
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I love the Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation trailer that Sarah posted yesterday – click here for a refresher. As she wrote, it’s pure ridiculous action movie fun. It knows exactly what it is. It doesn’t aim to be anything more. And Tom Cruise’s level of frustration when he delivers the final line – “the other door!” – is perfect. Full Story

Saturday night with Leo & JB

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 24, 2015 14:00:20 March 24, 2015 14:00:20
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If I’m Justin Bieber, 21 years old, trying to “man up” at every opportunity, I’m loving the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio, founding member of the Pussy Posse, wants to hang out with me. On Saturday night, the two were at a club together in West Hollywood. The pictures are sh-t quality so I didn’t buy them but if you want to see, click here Full Story

Miley’s still mad?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 23, 2015 13:52:36 March 23, 2015 13:52:36
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Miley Cyrus was in Vegas last night. Patrick Schwarzenegger was not with her, even though he’s back from Spring Break in Mexico. According to E!, one source says Miley isn’t taking his calls and that Patrick is “extremely frustrated” because he’s made it a point to be a really great boyfriend and can’t believe that people think he would step out on her. Full Story

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Ryan Reynolds confirms it’s James

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 20, 2015 14:58:04 March 20, 2015 14:58:04

We’ve known that it’s James for a while now. But we’ve never heard it from Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds…until now. Reynolds is doing press for The Woman In Gold, opening April 1. Jesus, it is April already??? Anyway, during an interview with The Today Show, Ryan confirmed that his daughter’s name is indeed JAMES. Full Story

No sweatpants for Eva Mendes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 19, 2015 20:09:23 March 19, 2015 20:09:23
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Eva Mendes was interviewed by Extra because she’s promoting a makeup line, or something. I actually cracked up when she had to say the following: “This is an amazing opportunity for me to bring quality products to people at drugstore prices.” The most originally worded endorsement of all time, non? Anyway, that comes at the end. Full Story

Chris Evans goes for a burger

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 19, 2015 15:19:50 March 19, 2015 15:19:50
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Sarah and I went for a switch today. She wrote about my #1 Oscar Isaac. And I'm writing about Chris Evans. She goes on and off on him. But the hope is always there. Which is why she was so pissed when she saw these shots of him leaving Fatburger in sweats. Something about how the top muscles don't match the lean legs. Full Story

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Yesterday was Katie Day

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