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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Oscar timing

January 5, 2015 16:47:27 Posted at January 5, 2015 16:47:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancée Sophie Hunter were in Palm Springs this weekend campaigning for The Imitation Game. They were also photographed at LAX on Sunday. People are saying she’s pregnant. Because her dress isn’t tight and she’s holding her clutch at the waist. Is that all it takes? Because if so I’ve been pregnant for years, continuously. Full Story

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The Baby Bank

January 5, 2015 15:32:27 Posted at January 5, 2015 15:32:27
Maria Posted by Maria
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ZP/ Splash

Out of OK! Magazine (yes, consider the source) comes a story that Blake Lively will be launching a new arm of her website aimed at moms, Preserve Baby. It’s no surprise, seeing as Preserve is e-commerce and she’s included maternity products and children quite prominently in the posts since announcing her pregnancy with a dreamy photo shoot and fall baby shower. Full Story

The Bad Joke Dad is available for birthdays and bar mitzvahs

January 5, 2015 14:13:51 Posted at January 5, 2015 14:13:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jason Merritt/ Michael Buckner/ Getty Images

Brad Pitt presented this weekend at the Palm Springs Film Festival to David Oyelowo. He’s a producer on Selma. And Selma is coming on well as a contender for Best Film and Best Director (Ava DuVernay). Have you seen it yet? It’s coming to more theatres this weekend. It’s worth it. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston wants to be the “go-to girl”

January 5, 2015 13:47:55 Posted at January 5, 2015 13:47:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

As I mentioned last week, voting for Oscar nominations ends on Thursday. So everyone’s doing a final push. On Saturday night, many contenders were in Palm Springs hanging out with all the old Academy members who live there. And the network for the old Academy members? They say it’s CBS. Full Story

Reese Witherspoon has something to say

December 23, 2014 16:12:57 Posted at December 23, 2014 16:12:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Oscar Best Actress race has been dominated for weeks by Jennifer Aniston. You didn’t think Reese Witherspoon would stay quiet on that, did you? No. Reese has something to say. That’s what she told Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes this week, have you watched it yet? I’ve attached the video below. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston’s surge

December 22, 2014 17:12:39 Posted at December 22, 2014 17:12:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Nicky Nelson /WENN

I wrote on Friday about Jennifer Aniston’s impressive Oscar campaign energy the last few weeks. Remember she wasn’t even in the race at the end of October. And in this short time, she’s gone from that to… second place and still surging…? Click here Full Story

Jennifer Aniston is everywhere

December 19, 2014 16:07:03 Posted at December 19, 2014 16:07:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Mazur /Lester Cohen / Kevin Winter /Chris Polk /Getty Images

The PEOPLE Magazine Awards? Right. So, like, the MiniVan Majority Awards? What do you suppose gets exchanged for a PEOPLE Magazine Award? It’s the inaugural year. They just named Jennifer Aniston the Movie Performance of the Year (Actress). This is the first award Aniston has ever received for a film role. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston’s like Taylor Swift

December 18, 2014 15:52:25 Posted at December 18, 2014 15:52:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Mazur /Getty Images

You know how for a while there we were calling Taylor Swift the “friend collector”? Look at how Jennifer Aniston is working this Oscar campaign. There are celebrities everywhere jumping up on top of each other to host Cake screenings and events and interviews etc for her, to help her push for a nomination. Full Story

“Wassup!” Shiloh

December 17, 2014 21:05:06 Posted at December 17, 2014 21:05:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Angelina Jolie, the “rule breaker” covers the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, the issue that members of the Academy will have during the holiday break. It’s a very strategic, very fortuitously timed release. Because it’s been kinda sh-t for the Jolie the last week or so. Full Story

Jen keeps pushing

December 16, 2014 15:56:08 Posted at December 16, 2014 15:56:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Monica Schipper/ Getty Images

It was supposed to be one of those nights. On the West Coast, Angelina Jolie was supposed to be lighting up Hollywood at the Unbroken premiere, with Brad Pitt’s hand on her ass, surrounded by their children – the ultimate celebrity family portrait – while on the East Coast, Jennifer Aniston was at yet another Cake screening in New York, encouraged by three recent Best Actress nominations, and continue to push for the big one: Oscar. Full Story

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Brange no Ange

December 16, 2014 15:17:08 Posted at December 16, 2014 15:17:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, FameFlynet, Jason LaVeris/ Gregg DeGuire/ Getty Images

As expected, Brad Pitt represented Brange on his own last night at the Hollywood premiere of Unbroken because of the Jolie’s chicken pox. His parents were there. And also three of their six children – Maddox, Pax, and the Chosen One Shiloh. It’s Brad’s birthday on Thursday. Full Story

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