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Jennifer Lawrence: no Dumb & Dumber to and next moves

November 13, 2014 17:11:40 Posted at November 13, 2014 17:11:40
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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Jennifer Lawrence's interviews with David Letterman are always must-see TV. Brimming with confidence - sometimes with the help of a blanket - J.Law typically drops truth bombs on the show. Last night, she clearly identified Nicholas Hoult as her ex in a story about ghosts.  But with the Mockingjay movies wrapped, even Dave is most interested in what Katniss is doing next. Full Story

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Joaquin Phoenix didn’t punch this guy

November 12, 2014 18:31:32 Posted at November 12, 2014 18:31:32
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Joaquin Phoenix is promoting Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Inherent Vice, which comes out next month in the outside position of award season. Never want to count out PTA—or Phoenix, who despite being anti-campaign consistently gets nominated—but it’s really starting to feel like anything coming out after December 1 is late to the party. Full Story

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Rihanna & Eminem for the veterans

November 12, 2014 13:56:25 Posted at November 12, 2014 13:56:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rihanna was in Washington, DC last night performing at the Concert for Valor to commemorate Veterans Day. This outfit is sick - a black sequined bodysuit under a black sequined cape and a glorious neckpiece to take it to the next level. She looks incredible. At one point, Eminem came on stage to join her. Full Story

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Nominate her because she’s ugly

November 7, 2014 14:26:42 Posted at November 7, 2014 14:26:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Two week ago, it was announced that Jennifer Aniston’s Cake, despite screening at TIFF not securing a distributor, would be released in limited run for Oscar qualification by a new company formed by the producers and rumoured to be backed by Aniston herself. She really wants recognition for this one. Full Story

Jessica Chastain’s Oscar fight

November 6, 2014 15:12:15 Posted at November 6, 2014 15:12:15
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Jessica Chastain has two Oscar-buzzy movies coming out—Interstellar this weekend and A Most Violent Year at the end of December. She’s already got good odds on a Supporting Actress nomination with Interstellar, but some Oscar prognosticators think she’s better and more worthy in Violent Year. Full Story

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Oscar elopement?

November 5, 2014 20:26:22 Posted at November 5, 2014 20:26:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey

New cover of US Weekly features Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, an elopement story: Engaged for two years, they still haven’t set a date. Now Aniston’s pushing for an intimate tropical getaway. On the one hand, she’s campaigning for awards consideration for her performance in Cake. Full Story

Matthew McConaughey’s 10 Moments and not the SMA

November 5, 2014 16:19:33 Posted at November 5, 2014 16:19:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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On Monday I wrote about PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2014. Click here for a refresher. In short, I thought it would probably be either Matthew McConaughey or Chris Pratt, given the year that both have had. PEOPLE just released its cover for this week. Full Story

Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged

November 5, 2014 14:36:33 Posted at November 5, 2014 14:36:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Oh noes… How are you over there Cumber-crazies? You OK with this wakeup call? A notice of engagement appeared in The Times today. Very subtle. Very classy. Very Cumberbatchy. Very fitting of someone called Benedict Cumberbatch. This might be my favourite thing about Benedict Cumberbatch – the way he announced that he’s to marry Sophie Hunter. Full Story

Beyonce: re-bobbed, GOOP Halloween, and coverage?

November 4, 2014 21:03:54 Posted at November 4, 2014 21:03:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Beyonce and JayZ (with Ty Ty tagging along) were courtside at Barclay’s last night to watch the Nets. As you can see, she re-bobbed. We’ll come back to these shots in a minute but first… It was reported yesterday that there may be a new secret album drop in the next couple of weeks. Full Story

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Carey Mulligan, the “muse”

November 4, 2014 20:12:41 Posted at November 4, 2014 20:12:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Carey Mulligan covers the December issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar in support of her upcoming role in Suffragette. The part was written specifically with her in mind. She’s a muse. Like so many of the greats, people create for her. Because she can – and does – deliver the most gorgeous performances, on film and on stage. Full Story

Bale quits Jobs

November 4, 2014 19:29:33 Posted at November 4, 2014 19:29:33
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Christian Bale has cut ties with the Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and being directed by Danny Boyle—I refuse to make any Bale/bails puns. This is the same project that potentially has Seth Rogen in to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (a really nice piece of casting, if it comes through), and that Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to have passed on in favor of The Revenant. Full Story