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Another Beygency crisis?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2015 14:26:13 February 19, 2015 14:26:13

The internet was even more obsessed with Beyonce yesterday when several unretouched images of her were leaked online. By civilian standards, they’re fine. Pictures of a lovely looking person. But Beyonce is not a civilian. And being called a “lovely looking person” is not the message, not on brand. Full Story

Rihanna & Leo or Rihanna & Richie?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2015 16:46:23 February 18, 2015 16:46:23
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Those Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio hookup rumours have been happening for weeks now, ever since New Year’s. And on Valentine’s Day they were at the same club together in New York. Supposedly some people say they were getting close inside. Then they left at around 4:30am separately but since it was around the same time, people are speculating that they went home to f-ck. Full Story

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Taylor & Kanye have dinner

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2015 15:31:27 February 18, 2015 15:31:27
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Last night in New York. At The Spotted Pig. Taylor Swift and Kanye West were both there, papped leaving within minutes of each other after meeting for dinner supposedly to discuss their upcoming collaboration. This shouldn’t be a surprise as he told Ryan Seacrest last week: “Yeah, she wants to get in the studio and we’re definitely going to go in. Full Story

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Roast for ego

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 17, 2015 20:55:41 February 17, 2015 20:55:41
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A promo for Justin Bieber's upcoming roast on Comedy Central has just been released. Like I said before, I don't know why people were initially so happy about this like they actually thought he'd be embarrassed. About what? He gets to take his shirt off. There's an entire show about him. Full Story

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Will Scarjo walk?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 17, 2015 16:51:09 February 17, 2015 16:51:09
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Scarlett Johansson hasn’t been at the Oscars since 2011. This year, the Academy has invited her to present. It’s a good selection. Because, as previously mentioned, with the exception of Reese Witherspoon and Bradley Cooper, this year’s nominees aren’t marquee names for the MiniVan Majority. Full Story

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Michael Keaton’s last minute push

Joanna Posted by Joanna at February 13, 2015 16:44:02 February 13, 2015 16:44:02

This Best Actor race is the tightest category face-off in years. Like Lainey wrote yesterday, it might be too close to call. But since Oscar voting ends on Tuesday, the top three contenders — Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton and Bradley Cooper — are now in the final phase of campaigning, which means it's time to kiss babies. Full Story

“Angie didn’t care”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 12, 2015 16:46:34 February 12, 2015 16:46:34
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Amy Pascal was at the Women in the World conference yesterday. Pascal, of course, was head of Sony during the big Gossip Dump of 2014 when all those hacked emails were released. As Sarah wrote last week (click here for a refresher), it was recently announced that she’s leaving Sony but is heading up independent production in collaboration with the studio. Full Story

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Presenter but not Nominee

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 11, 2015 16:56:55 February 11, 2015 16:56:55
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The Academy confirmed yesterday that Jennifer Aniston will present at the Oscars. A presenter… but not a nominee. Gracious to accept the invitation on her part, sure. But, really, what choice did she have? If she declined, she’d look to them like a petty asshole, and they’d probably lock her out again if the opportunity ever presented itself. Full Story

Jon Stewart is signing off

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 11, 2015 16:02:26 February 11, 2015 16:02:26
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Jon Stewart has hosted The Daily Show for sixteen years. During that time he’s evolved that show from a celebrity-driven late night talk show to an actual news source, seen three presidents come and go, reported on two wars, the worst terrorist attack in US history, and countless national tragedies. Full Story