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They’re all crazy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2014 14:15:11 December 10, 2014 14:15:11
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“Insanity” “Spoiled” “Minimally talented” Just some of the words Scott Rudin used to describe Angelina Jolie to Amy Pascal in those leaked Sony emails. And that’s likely your main focus because she’s ANGELINA JOLIE. So you’re like, OMG, she must be such a f-cking crazy bitch. Full Story

Joaquin Phoenix is NOT ENGAGED

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 9, 2014 15:36:23 December 9, 2014 15:36:23
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Not engaged. NOT engaged. I just want to make that clear because most headlines you’ve read this morning will probably say that he IS engaged. But he’s NOT engaged. It was a prank. Because this is what happens when Joaquin Phoenix appears on David Letterman. He either pretends he’s retiring and f-cked up and on the verge of a breakdown or he tells a story about falling in love with his yoga instructor. Full Story

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Second spotlight

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 9, 2014 14:39:05 December 9, 2014 14:39:05
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Normally when Beyonce goes to the Nets game, and she’s sitting courtside, she’s the main attraction. Last night in Brooklyn, because the Cambridges were there, Beyonce was the second spotlight. It’s not a position she’s used to. But she certainly dressed for it. No jeans, skirt below the knee, high collar, prim hair. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston’s new demo

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 8, 2014 16:08:19 December 8, 2014 16:08:19
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The Golden Globe nominations are just three days away. And Jennifer Aniston is up against some very serious contenders in the Best Dramatic Actress category. As we’ve seen, she’s been hustling hard for award recognition. On Friday, she showed up at another Cake screening, this time at the Chateau Marmont, and Selena Gomez was there. Full Story

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Garrett’s gift and with the Jolie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 3, 2014 17:40:16 December 3, 2014 17:40:16
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“I think (Garrett’s) going to be a huge movie star. He reminds me of the very lovely Brad Pitt. He has this country, earthy grit about him, juxtaposed with this incredible sensitivity. It is a very sexy combination.” – Gwyneth Paltrow in VOGUE 2010 Full Story

Taylor Swift banned a model?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 3, 2014 15:58:52 December 3, 2014 15:58:52
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Jessica Hart, a model, was not on the runway last night in London at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show where Taylor Swift performed. Both Jessica and Taylor were part of the show last year but when asked about Taylor’s involvement, Jessica told VOGUE Australia that: “God bless her heart. Full Story

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Boyhood, Marion, and Vern

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 21:29:46 December 1, 2014 21:29:46
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You ever watch Oz? JK Simmons played Vern Schillinger. It took me a long time not to see him as Vern anymore. And I don’t. Now I don’t. Now I either see him as Juno’s dad or Miles Teller’s mentor adversary in Whiplash. For which he will probably, most likely, win an Oscar. The New York Film Critics Circle just named him Best Supporting Actor today. Full Story

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Scarlett Can Keep A Secret

Maria Posted by Maria at December 1, 2014 20:29:10 December 1, 2014 20:29:10
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A-list actress, a baby and a wedding – this makes for some seriously headline click-bait for most websites. But today, a Monday after a sleepy US Thanksgiving weekend, there’s a story buried on PEOPLE about Scarlett Johansson possibly marrying Romain Dauriac (via NY Post). Full Story

Angelina presents Unbroken

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 16:06:40 December 1, 2014 16:06:40
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Angelina Jolie and her cast were in LA yesterday to screen Unbroken at the Writers Guild of America. There were influential Oscar voters in the audience. And press. And now that the embargo has been lifted, we finally have a better idea of whether or not Unbroken can get to the Oscars. They’ve been calling for it to go to the Oscars before she’d even finished shooting the film. Full Story

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British Contenders and their fiancees

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2014 15:42:58 December 1, 2014 15:42:58
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Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancée Sophie Hunter (in Erdem) attended the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards together last night. Of course he’d be there. Because even though he’s been hustling his balls off for an Oscar, that voice was meant for the stage, don’t you know? And he’s to be Hamlet soon. Full Story

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Work more, talk less

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 28, 2014 17:45:37 November 28, 2014 17:45:37
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Yesterday in Smutty Tingles, I wrote that “I have Benedict Cumberbatch love and engagement fatigue, GOD." Every day there’s another quote about how much he loves his fiancée and how much she loves him and why they decided to list their engagement and why she walked the carpet with him at the premiere. Full Story

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