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Everything but the dress

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 29, 2014 13:23:25 September 29, 2014 13:23:25
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At this point, it’s really the only detail we don’t know: what did Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress look like? Since Anna Wintour was there, VOGUE will likely tell us in the next month or so. Fine. At this point, I actually feel sated. He gave us enough, don’t you think? More than enough. Full Story

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Gossip Genie: Rachel + Riggins

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 25, 2014 21:35:29 September 25, 2014 21:35:29
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Variety reported today that Rachel McAdams is very close to signing on to True Detective season 2. Her name came up after Elisabeth Moss was rumoured, and then they apparently ended up auditioning several other actors because of a scheduling conflict; she’s also working on a film called Spotlight and they had to negotiate so that she could take on True Detective without giving that up. Full Story

Victoria’s big day

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 25, 2014 20:43:25 September 25, 2014 20:43:25
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The Victoria Beckham flagship on Dover Street in London opened today. I’ve attached some photos. They’re saying she wanted it be like an art gallery to showcase not only her clothing but also the architecture. It’s beautiful. And I love that piece of green wall in one of the dressing rooms that she’s posing against. Full Story

Blake Lively > Johnny Depp?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 25, 2014 15:45:30 September 25, 2014 15:45:30
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It was announced last month that Johnny Depp’s Mortdecai would be released in February – click here for a refresher. And then the trailer came out and, as Sarah pointed out, it made sense why they’d want to bury it there. Mortdecai looks like sh-t. Full Story

Here comes the bride

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 25, 2014 15:02:10 September 25, 2014 15:02:10
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It’s an obvious title. But I feel like we have to get obvious here. Because, well, nothing has been subtle about the Amal Alamuddin-George Clooney wedding roll-out. He told us when and where. We know the hotel, we know the designers, we know the officiant. In two days, George will marry Amal in Venice. Full Story

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Show Me That Smile Again

Maria Posted by Maria at September 24, 2014 16:05:46 September 24, 2014 16:05:46
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It’s been a big week for Leonardo DiCaprio. He was designated a UN Messenger of Peace. He gave the opening remarks at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York. The video is below. He dropped sweet beats at 1Oak. He took a prominent spot at the People’s Climate March in New York City. Full Story

Elle Woods goes to Washington

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 18, 2014 16:04:57 September 18, 2014 16:04:57
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She did actually go to Washington in Legally Blonde 2, right? Red, White, and Blonde. Pink, white, and blonde last night at a screening of The Good Lie in DC. Click here to read Joanna’s review of the film from TIFF. Reese Witherspoon is in campaign mode. Full Story

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Oscar jockeying: Patricia Arquette edition

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 18, 2014 15:34:22 September 18, 2014 15:34:22
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Have you seen Boyhood yet? One of the best films of the year, if not THE best film of the year. And Patricia Arquette gives an incredible performance. Joanna sent this article to me today - even though Arquette’s role in Boyhood is a lead, IFC Films will be submitting her for Oscar consideration in the Best Supporting Actress category instead. Full Story

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The daily fashion show worked

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2014 16:43:44 September 17, 2014 16:43:44
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For months now, Taylor Swift has turned the sidewalk outside her NYC apartment into a runway. She decided she wanted to be a style "icon", as we continue to degrade the true definition of that word. Well, it worked. PEOPLE Magazine just named her Best Dressed Of The Year. Evidently walking out of an Anthropologie and wearing the same sh-t Elie Saab designs over and over and over again gets you to the top of the fashion list. Full Story

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Mindy Kaling’s terms

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 17, 2014 14:43:34 September 17, 2014 14:43:34
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In advance of The Mindy Project returning for its third season, Mindy Kaling is doing press, including stopping by Howard Stern to talk about how BJ Novak—her Office-mate “Ryan” and also a producer on her show—is the one that got away. As per usual she’s funny, charming, and honest, saying that she was “never more beautiful” after they broke up because she doesn’t eat when she’s sad. Full Story

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Chris Hemsworth’s post-Marvel moves

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 16, 2014 19:44:18 September 16, 2014 19:44:18
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Hollywood is suddenly obsessed with Hank Williams. It probably has a lot to do with the prolonged fight over the Hank Senior song catalog ending in 2011, or that the Hank Williams Estate, thus resolved, signed a huge licensing deal just last year. At any rate, first there was Tom Hiddleston Full Story