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Gwyneth, Howard, and Chekhov

January 14, 2015 16:30:00 Posted at January 14, 2015 16:30:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jose Perez/ Splash

Gwyneth Paltrow was on Howard Stern this morning. She’s promoting Mortdecai. She’s been promoting Mortdecai even though she doesn’t play Mortdecai. Johnny Depp plays Mortdecai. The movie comes out in a week and he’s basically been missing. So, you know, thanks Johnny Depp. Anyway, Howard Stern is tight with Jennifer Aniston. Full Story

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JLO & Ryan Guzman for real or for sale?

January 13, 2015 18:10:36 Posted at January 13, 2015 18:10:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Frazer Harrison/ Steve Granitz/ Jeff Vespa/ Rachel Murray/ Getty Images

There were all kinds of reports around the beginning of the year that Jennifer Lopez and Slum Bear Casper Smart had gotten back together as they’d been sighted together several times. She’s denying it, claiming she’s still single. And Page Six Full Story

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The Sexiest Man Alive promotes Blackhat

January 13, 2015 16:52:58 Posted at January 13, 2015 16:52:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Splash

Chris Hemsworth was in New York this morning on promotional duty for the upcoming Blackhat, opening this weekend. It’s about cybercrime. That’s a selling feature, considering what’s happened in Hollywood recently. Another selling feature: he’s the current Sexiest Man Alive. Full Story

The Jakey-Taylor story changes

January 13, 2015 15:29:35 Posted at January 13, 2015 15:29:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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AKM-GSI/ Splash

The last article I posted yesterday was about Taylor Swift on the Golden Globe party circuit and how she and Jake Gyllenhaal ended up at Chateau Marmont at the same time. According to US Weekly, Jakey was on the dance floor and when she saw him there, Taylor came down with the drama Full Story

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Brange pre-Globes

January 9, 2015 21:41:54 Posted at January 9, 2015 21:41:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Frazer Harrison/ Michael Kovac/ Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

It’s been, what?, about a month now since we last saw them on a carpet together, right? Was it the world premiere of Unbroken in Australia? When Unbroken’s Oscar chances looked a lot better? Before the Sony hack, before the chicken pox… Here they are, Angelina Jolie, fresh from meeting the Pope, and Brad Pitt today in LA at the AFI Awards. Full Story

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Superhero Face Punch now has Parts I and II

January 9, 2015 20:52:38 Posted at January 9, 2015 20:52:38
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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INFphoto.com/ Splash

Earlier this week I got a document in my email listing projected release dates for trailers, and I noticed that Superhero Face Punch had a projected February trailer date. I thought that was a bit odd since its release, March 25, 2016, is more than a year away. But today a screenshot purported to be from the first trailer surfaced on Reddit, and it shows the film has been split into two parts: Superhero Face Punch Part I: First Punch will come out on October 23, 2015 and Superhero Face Punch Part II: The Punchening will stick with the March 25, 2016 date. Full Story

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The Actresses on Thursday night

January 9, 2015 18:03:23 Posted at January 9, 2015 18:03:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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All Access Photo/ Splash, Jason LaVeris/ Charley Gallay/ JB Lacroix/ David Buchan/ Getty Images

Three Best Actress contenders were out last night in Hollywood before the Golden Globes. Reese Witherspoon and Rosamund Pike were both at the W Magazine party at Chateau Marmont while Felicity Jones attended a reception at the British Consulate with Eddie Redmayne to celebrate The Theory Of Everything. Full Story

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Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman has a salary problem

January 9, 2015 17:01:10 Posted at January 9, 2015 17:01:10
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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WENN

One of the more interesting tidbits to emerge from the Sony Hack was that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams didn’t get paid the same as their male co-stars on American Hustle, confirming that Hollywood has a wage gap. Now, in the wake of that revelation, Page Six says that Charlize Theron is “taking a stand” and demanding that she be paid equally to Chris Hemsworth on their upcoming Snow White prequel, The Huntsman. Full Story

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Jamie Dornan DETAILS

January 8, 2015 21:54:00 Posted at January 8, 2015 21:54:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Like I said, when he’s not moving, in still photos, sh-t, he’s hot. And every single one of these shots is hot… With one exception. There’s a walking photo! Walking pictures are typically a slamdunk. That’s why they’re a go-to for a lot of promo shots. Full Story

Victoria Beckham’s Ariana Grande

January 8, 2015 20:34:21 Posted at January 8, 2015 20:34:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Dave Hogan/ Getty Images

It’s 73 Questions with Victoria Beckham. Basically a giant dick suck for her London flagship. And even still, you’ll keep watching. You’ll keep watching how she spends most of the time only speaking from one side of her face. Which, of course, was Mimi’s move…until Ariana Grande decided to borrow it all last year. Full Story