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Rosamund: the real “Cool Girl”

Joanna Posted by Joanna at January 6, 2015 18:07:17 January 6, 2015 18:07:17

There’s something to be said for taking your time, and picking your fights – especially in the fame game. As Lainey wrote yesterday, Rosamund Pike’s been selective with her Gone Girl campaign tour and here she is on the cover of the new issue of Vanity Fair Full Story

Anne Hathaway gags

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 6, 2015 14:57:17 January 6, 2015 14:57:17
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Anne Hathaway was on Kimmel last night promoting Song One. The film comes out on January 23 in theatres and VOD. I’ve attached the trailer below. Her love interest is Johnny Flynn. God he is hot. For a little movie like this, as you’d expect, it’s on Anne, an Oscar winner, a proper A list actor, to push it. Full Story

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ScarJo is the Ghost in the Shell

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 6, 2015 14:28:26 January 6, 2015 14:28:26
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After the surprise success of Lucy this past summer, Scarlett Johansson is now an internationally bankable action movie star. It’s not just Marvel, Lucy proves people like watching ScarJo punch things in the face with or without the presence of capes. Full Story

Dark Horse Bradley Cooper?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2015 21:49:01 January 5, 2015 21:49:01
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Right now, Bradley Cooper’s not part of the Best Actor Oscar talk. Not yet, anyway. Right now, according to experts, it’s breaking down like this: Michael Keaton Benedict Cumberbatch Eddie Redmayne And then… David Oyelowo Steve Carell Jake Gyllenhaal But Selma lost some momentum today being left off the list of Producers Guild nominations. Full Story

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Sienna Miller on the Motherhood Whitewash

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2015 21:33:57 January 5, 2015 21:33:57

Sienna Miller is continuing to promote American Sniper. American Sniper just received a nomination today from the Producers Guild, by the way. Ahead of both Unbroken and Selma. In addition to American Sniper, the PGAs went with Gone Girl. Foxcatcher also made the list. So of the Top 10 films of the year, according the Producers Guild, Sienna Miller is in TWO of them. Full Story

Cameron’s getting married tonight

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2015 19:57:08 January 5, 2015 19:57:08
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US Weekly reports exclusively that Cameron Diaz will marry Benji Madden tonight. Last night was the rehearsal dinner in Beverly Hills. The magazine offered no details about where the ceremony will go down tonight likely so as not to tip off other paps. Full Story

The Return of Rosamund

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2015 18:02:27 January 5, 2015 18:02:27
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Some Oscar contenders have been up in our faces for weeks. Then there’s Rosamund Pike who promoted Gone Girl in September, let the performance do the work for her, and went off to enjoy the final weeks of her pregnancy away from the spotlight. Her baby was born December 2. We don’t know the name. Full Story

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Oscar timing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2015 16:47:27 January 5, 2015 16:47:27
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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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2015 14:13:51 January 5, 2015 14:13:51
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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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