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Beyonce’s second surprise?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 3, 2014 16:34:30 November 3, 2014 16:34:30
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There’s a rumour going around about a new “surprise” album which… wouldn’t be a surprise anymore if it’s true. Billboard is pointing to a “Release Confirmation” that seems to suggest that Beyonce: Volume 2 is on the way on November 14 (online release) featuring collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake. Full Story

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Hopeless hustle

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 3, 2014 15:49:31 November 3, 2014 15:49:31
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On Saturday Deadline held “The Contenders” at the Directors Guild of America, a day-long symposium in which every distributor with Oscar hopes presented their award season wares, and many actors and filmmakers showed up to hustle. Most of the actors who showed up have outside chances at best, like newly-minted superhero Chadwick Boseman, who’s got a little buzz going for the James Brown biopic, Get On Up, and Shailene Woodley, who’s hoping to score a Best Actress nomination for The Fault In Our Stars. Full Story

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Eternal Bennifer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 3, 2014 14:21:09 November 3, 2014 14:21:09
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Part of it is our fault, why we can’t get over Bennifer – that is, the precious Gossip Artifact that was Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Part of it is their fault. They can’t stop talking about it. JLO’s book True Love comes out tomorrow. You can’t call your book True Love without talking about your love life. Full Story

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Dr Banner and Tony Stark are honoured

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 31, 2014 14:12:07 October 31, 2014 14:12:07
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Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr were honoured last night at the Britannia Awards in LA. Mark was presented with the Humanitarian Award for his work in advocating for clean water. Because, yes, he’s the best. Always. Even Dame Judi Dench thinks so. RDJ received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia For Excellence In Film. Full Story

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Girlfriends & Beer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 30, 2014 17:21:01 October 30, 2014 17:21:01
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Gwyneth Paltrow has had a great week. Taylor Swift has had an amazing week. She’s been out there hard, pushing 1989. And I’m curious to find out what the first week sales figures are going to be. Because RED was a big number. This one will be a big number too. For sure the biggest number of the year. Full Story

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Katie Holmes’s own (very boring) story

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 29, 2014 13:51:08 October 29, 2014 13:51:08

The new cover of PEOPLE features Katie Holmes, presumably because she has a movie coming out – Miss Meadows. Great! Time to promote. Time to sell. Time to SHARE. After all, that’s what you exchange when you agree to front a supermarket magazine, right? OK, Katie. Full Story

Jennifer Aniston: not Oscar but maybe a Globe?

Joanna Posted by Joanna at October 28, 2014 15:01:22 October 28, 2014 15:01:22
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Jennifer Aniston is playing catch up when it comes to the Oscar race. Nearly two months after its premiere in Toronto, her film Cake finally has a distributor and is slated to make a one-week awards season campaign run later this year before it hits theatres in January. Deadline Full Story

Gwyneth & Brad go public but private

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 24, 2014 16:39:57 October 24, 2014 16:39:57

Every time, man. Every time I see or hear “Gwyneth + Brad”, only ONE Brad comes to mind. Anyway, Page Six is reporting that Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk have gone public in private, “opening dating but behind closed doors. Full Story

Jim Sturgess for Mr Porter

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 24, 2014 14:01:21 October 24, 2014 14:01:21

It’s been a while. Not that Jim Sturgess hasn’t been working. It’s just that, well, none of what he’s been working on has been very high profile. With several films due for release over the last year, Sturgess is making some moves. He wants to be talked about. He thought that would have happened after One Day with Anne Hathaway. Full Story

The Carters renewed

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 23, 2014 15:20:50 October 23, 2014 15:20:50
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PEOPLE reported yesterday that Beyonce and JayZ are the opposite of totally breaking up, which is what the headlines were a couple of months ago. According to their source: "They did have major problems. But they worked it out and they've renewed their vows. Full Story

Three Gwyneth videos

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 23, 2014 14:07:05 October 23, 2014 14:07:05

Gwyneth Paltrow made a guest appearance on Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy. A short clip from it is the first video attached below. Her character’s name is Maya Ganesh. She does yoga and meditates and owns a company called Golden Circles. And Lisa/Fiona’s all like, what the f-ck do you need therapy for? Your life is perfect. Full Story