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Beyonce’s 7/11

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 24, 2014 13:34:34 November 24, 2014 13:34:34
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In advance of the American Music Awards – and the RIDICULOUS fact that Iggy Azalea was nominated for more awards than she was, WTF? – Beyonce dropped her video for 7/11 on Friday. Which is what everyone was talking about for most of the weekend. And she stepped out with Jay wearing a “B” in the front, “BOW DOWN” in the back varsity jacket just in case you don’t get the point… As for the video? Oh come on. Full Story

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Charlie in VOGUE

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 21, 2014 21:14:02 November 21, 2014 21:14:02

Charlie Hunnam wasn’t at Comic-Con this year, the final year for Sons Of Anarchy. If you recall, to make up for his absence, a video was played in Hall H explaining why he couldn’t be there. I’m reposting in case you’ve forgotten. But, really, I just want you to get another shot of his ass: So he missed Comic-Con because he had to do a photo shoot for VOGUE. Full Story

Beyonce’s Ring Off

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 21, 2014 17:48:23 November 21, 2014 17:48:23
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Two new Beyonce tracks leaked yesterday ahead of her new album release. The first song, 7/11, is Beysus rapping. The second, called Ring Off, is Beyonce gossip. So it’s about a woman taking her “ring off” because “it’s your time to put your love on top”. Oh, Love On Top. Full Story

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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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