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Beyonce + Rihanna?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 15, 2014 15:51:43 August 15, 2014 15:51:43
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The internet is reporting that Beyonce and Rihanna might be collaborating on a remix of B’s song Blow. Apparently a track has been registered that has both their names on it. Click here to see. You believe? I believe that if it’s true, it’s another OBVIOUS IN YOUR FACE way for B to address some of those rumours. Full Story

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Beardy Chris Evans returns

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 15, 2014 15:34:58 August 15, 2014 15:34:58
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Mark Davis/ Kevin Winter/ Getty

It’s Friday, it’s been a pretty sh*tty week all around, and we could all use something nice to look at as we zone out for the weekend. So here are new photos of Beardy Chris Evans, making his return after Avengers: Age of Ultron has wrapped. I don’t generally do facial hair, but Evans is one of those guys who somehow manages to be even better looking with a beard. Full Story

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Rita Ora’s ex drama

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 14, 2014 20:20:08 August 14, 2014 20:20:08
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WENN

I posted about Rita Ora for the first time a couple months ago when she covered FLARE Magazine. At the time, I wrote that she’s been trying to break through for a while now, with her clothes and her look etc, but that without any kind of actual work behind it, I’m wasn’t sure how she’d be able to sustain it. Full Story

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Jennifer & Justin: a celebration trip

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 14, 2014 15:22:20 August 14, 2014 15:22:20
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WENN

PEOPLE posted an article yesterday about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. They’re on holiday in Bora Bora. They left on August 7 and were supposed to be away for a week. So it was timed for when they got back. According to US Weekly – and they reported it first – the two were at the Four Seasons. Full Story

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Sexy not sweet?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 11, 2014 17:37:27 August 11, 2014 17:37:27
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Jason Merritt/ Getty

The Lea Michele Project continues. She’s a smoking, harried waitress in Sons Of Anarchy. She’s a sexpot at the Teen Choice Awards. Sexy not sweet? Or both? It occurred me to me, looking at these shots, that she wants to be someone. She’s trying to go for someone else’s vibe. Full Story

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Eddie in the race

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 8, 2014 14:51:17 August 8, 2014 14:51:17
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Chris Jackson/ Getty

It’s been trailer porn for the last few weeks, non? They’re all rolling out previews for fall releases and award season contenders. This year looks to be a strong one for Actors. When isn’t it a strong year for Actors? Right now, it’s looking like Michael Keaton for Birdman is the only legitimate lock. Full Story

Amal & George: wedding guests, wedding dress

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 8, 2014 14:24:13 August 8, 2014 14:24:13
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Page Six reported last night that Anna Wintour has been invited to Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney’s wedding. Not because they’re all that tight, but because Oscar de la Renta is designing Amal’s dress. And Anna and Oscar are tight. Full Story

Kristen Stewart’s career goals

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 7, 2014 19:47:44 August 7, 2014 19:47:44

Kristen Stewart covers the new issue of ELLE. She’s representing Chanel. Which is why this shoot is in a grocery store. You’ll recall, Karl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel F/W 2014 collection at a venue staged to look like a supermarket. Click here Full Story

Waiting on Dr Strange

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 7, 2014 19:17:41 August 7, 2014 19:17:41
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A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that Joaquin Phoenix was supposedly in negotiations to play Dr Strange for Marvel. No news since then. He’s been working on that new Woody Allen film in Newport with Emma Stone. They were all seen on set yesterday. Maybe they’re haggling over terms? The term most people haggle over is money. Full Story

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Superhero Apocalypse Averted

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 7, 2014 15:19:19 August 7, 2014 15:19:19

May 6, 2016 loomed large, the date on which Marvel and DC would pit their cinematic universes against each other in a billion-dollar death spiral, but in the end, there could be only one. As I predicted months ago, Warner Brothers/DC flinched and Superhero Face Punch has been pushed back to spring—to March 25, 2016 to be exact—taking it out of direct competition with Captain America 3. Full Story

Could Matthew McConaughey go for EGOT?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 7, 2014 14:45:59 August 7, 2014 14:45:59
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Unless he pulls a Mel Gibson in the next week, Matthew McConaughey is going to win the Emmy for True Detective on August 25. That means he’ll hold the Oscar and the Emmy in the same year. And it brings him half way to EGOT. Could he? A Time To Kill was on last night. Jacek and I stayed up late to watch it because he’d never seen it, never heard McConaughey deliver the closing summation and that line, that disturbingly powerful line: “Now imagine she’s white”. Full Story