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The Justin Bieber Contrition Tour Week 2

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 5, 2015 18:02:57 February 5, 2015 18:02:57

Justin Bieber was on Ellen last week to show you that he’s not a dick anymore. Then he posted another “I’m sorry” video on Instagram calling himself “arrogant and conceited”. Because, as I surmised at the time (click here Full Story

Miley on fashion paps and feminism

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 5, 2015 15:18:21 February 5, 2015 15:18:21

New Miley Cyrus interview with The Kit. She’s promoting MAC’s 2015 Viva Glam campaign. Turns out she was the one who approached MAC to create her own lipstick and gloss to raise money for AIDS awareness and support those living with the disease. “People stopped talking about it because the fear isn’t as relevant. Full Story

Ryan Reynolds: NEW DAD on Letterman

Joanna Posted by Joanna at February 5, 2015 14:54:13 February 5, 2015 14:54:13
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When was the last time you saw Ryan Reynolds on the talk show circuit? He can be charming, seems to love to gossip and is cagey as hell. Isn’t that what we’re looking for in a late night guest? Well, almost. The NEW DAD popped by Letterman last night to promote his latest film The Voices which happens to be the worst movie I saw at TIFF. Full Story

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Is Bey Going Goop On Us?

Maria Posted by Maria at February 2, 2015 21:40:49 February 2, 2015 21:40:49
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Have you read, I’ll Have What She’s Having? The author, Rebecca Harrington, experiments with different celebrity diets, from Marilyn Monroe (eggs whipped in milk) to Madonna’s arduous and seemingly impossible macrobiotic diet. It’s funny, yes, but also an illuminating look at what it takes to maintain the “ideal body” of the day. Full Story

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Um, I might be a Belieber

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 29, 2015 20:39:30 January 29, 2015 20:39:30
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Has he changed? Is he really sorry? F-ck. I don’t care. All I’m hearing is his big boy voice. And the way his sweater’s hanging off of him on Ellen. And his hair, growing out, curling around his ears and his neck. This is me on one side of the room saying… Uhhhh… Justin Bieber got hot. Full Story

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Is Johnny Depp seeking new representation?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 28, 2015 16:27:51 January 28, 2015 16:27:51
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Page Six reports today that Johnny Depp is considering breaking up with his long-time agent Tracey Jacobs because all his movies suck and he’s “devastated” that they’ve not been well received. Supposedly he’s thinking about working with Rick Yorn who manages Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Reese Witherspoon, Scarjo, Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and more. Full Story

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Johnny Depp is on notice

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 27, 2015 15:26:53 January 27, 2015 15:26:53
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Human cartoon Johnny Depp has had a bad run over the last few years. He's starred in a string of flops ranging from the ill-advised The Tourist to 2013's embarrassing Lone Ranger and now the disastrous Mortdecai, and he has scarfed his way out of the affections of many fans, myself included. Full Story

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Vanessa & Kristen for Chanel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 27, 2015 15:06:37 January 27, 2015 15:06:37
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The big show at Paris Fashion Week today was Chanel. Check out Karl with his long-time muse, Vanessa Paradis, and his current muse, Kristen Stewart, following the presentation of the new haute couture collection. The event however was polluted by the presence of a member of the Kanye West’s wife’s family. Full Story

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Emma Stone: SAG sheer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 26, 2015 15:33:07 January 26, 2015 15:33:07
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You know that NYT article I referenced earlier in the Reese Witherspoon post? Click here for a refresher. About how there’s no more risk on the red carpet and everyone is as boring as f-ck? Emma Stone was among those singled out for her willingness to play. Full Story

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Reese Witherspoon: Hollywood wife at the SAGs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 26, 2015 13:25:52 January 26, 2015 13:25:52
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There was a great article in the New York Times that came out just after the Golden Globes: What Happened to Risk on the Red Carpet? With few exceptions – thank you Emma Stone, again, and again, and again – everything, everyone is boring. Full Story

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Brange working differently

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 26, 2015 13:04:26 January 26, 2015 13:04:26
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Brad Pitt stopped in at Sundance this weekend with producing partner Dede Gardner to support their film True Story, starring James Franco. Just me or is Franco’s Artist smug prick-face being restrained in the presence of a bigger movie star? He almost looks sheepish. On Saturday Brad put on his tux to accept his honour at the Producers Guild Awards. Full Story

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