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Jennifer Aniston, Vegas bride

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 21, 2014 16:36:19 November 21, 2014 16:36:19
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Jennifer Aniston showed up to the LA premiere of Horrible Bosses 2 last night in a white lace bustier. I think it might be one piece, along with the black skirt. Not spending any energy analysing it. Because I can’t stand to look at it. This is a terrible look. It’s an FHM girl look. Full Story

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Julianne’s two-for-one

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 20, 2014 21:47:17 November 20, 2014 21:47:17
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So while Jennifer Aniston’s trying to avoid a Norbit situation with Horrible Bosses 2 and Cake, Julianne Moore is out there selling The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 while holding the top spot for a Best Actress nomination for her work in Still Alice. Mockingjay is a sure thing. So Julianne will be able to ride on the fact that she’s part of a blockbuster and at the same time showing the voters that she’s one of the best, one of most under-appreciated, in one of her finest performances, maybe her finest performance. Full Story

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Jen’s two-for-one

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 20, 2014 21:31:53 November 20, 2014 21:31:53
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Jennifer Aniston was at a special screening of Cake hosted by American Cinematheque yesterday in Hollywood. The Q&A was moderated by her Horrible Bosses 2 co-star Jason Bateman. Is it corny here to make a joke about having your cake and eating it too? I understand the strategy here. But last week I wrote about Aniston’s hopes for Cake and campaigning for it at the same time as promoting Horrible Bosses 2. Full Story

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Gwyneth for Tracy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 20, 2014 20:48:35 November 20, 2014 20:48:35
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There was a time when Gwyneth Paltrow would go low for weeks, maybe even months, on end. She was living in London. She kept herself away from places where we could find her. And then… She moved to LA. And became a lifestyle entrepreneur. She calls is “contextual commerce”. Full Story

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Reese Witherspoon: white for Wild

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 20, 2014 16:42:49 November 20, 2014 16:42:49
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Reese Witherspoon wore white to the premiere of Wild in Hollywood last night. Both Reese and Laura Dern are considered strong candidates for Oscar nominations – Reese in the Best Actress category and Laura for Supporting. So if we’re looking ahead to the Golden Globes, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, and Laura Dern could all be in the ballroom at the same time. Full Story

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Ryan Gosling rejects the Sexiest Man Alive

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 20, 2014 14:53:39 November 20, 2014 14:53:39
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If you’ve been reading my blog for a few years now you know about the Ryan Gosling-Bradley Cooper SMA switch, that the year Bradley Cooper was named Sexiest Man Alive, it was supposedly initially offered to Ryan Gosling but he wanted no part of it. The Wrap Full Story

Give him a rowboat in the rain

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2014 17:01:01 November 19, 2014 17:01:01
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Benedict Cumberbatch was seen at JFK airport in New York today, heading out after several days of intense Oscar campaigning that included his first official red carpet appearance with fiancée Sophie Hunter – click here for a refresher. Full Story

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Bone structure on the cover of Variety

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2014 13:46:06 November 19, 2014 13:46:06

Angelina Jolie, Jack O’Connell, and Miyavi cover the new issue of Variety in support of Unbroken. You know how this worked, right? Variety would for sure have been happy with just Jolie. You can’t go wrong with just Jolie. Did Jolie tell them she wanted to be centred by her two stars? It’s a compelling photo to begin with in that blue-ish light. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter’s first engaged carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 18, 2014 19:44:37 November 18, 2014 19:44:37
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Sophie Hunter accompanied Benedict Cumberbatch last night at the NY premiere of The Imitation Game. Just yesterday on Good Morning America he was not very forthcoming with questions about his engagement. And then, come night, there she is. Their very first official public appearance after the proposal… And right in the heat of a Best Actor Oscar race. Full Story

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Gwyneth the First

Maria Posted by Maria at November 18, 2014 19:02:18 November 18, 2014 19:02:18
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Remember that rumoured Vanity Fair “takedown” of Gwyneth we were all waiting for? It never materialized, obviously, with Graydon and Gwyneth making nice over a phone call and a jab at his weight. But it hasn’t been a stellar 2014 for Gwyneth, considering the conscious uncoupling and the disclosure of Goop’s shaky financials. Full Story

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