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Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel

July 17, 2014 15:57:45 Posted at July 17, 2014 15:57:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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They all went out together last night. It was a Friends reunion at Craig’s in LA as Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Jennifer Aniston met up for dinner, leaving in separate cars. Courteney and Lisa drove themselves. Jen had a driver. And I’m with her man because why not have another glass of wine when someone can take you home? If more of them took that extra step, they wouldn’t always be getting busted for DUI. Full Story

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Preserve Blake Lively

July 16, 2014 14:53:00 Posted at July 16, 2014 14:53:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

That’s the name of the Blake Lively Lifestyle, launching next week. Same as Prince Big G’s first birthday? Of course not. If Blake knows anything, it’s how to make herself a story. She’ll make sure she’s the only story on the day she reveals her site… Preserve. Full Story


July 11, 2014 14:20:14 Posted at July 11, 2014 14:20:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Eva Mendes was photographed on Wednesday, just as news was breaking that she and Ryan Gosling are expecting a baby. As you can see, she was desperately trying to cover her body. Well, they’ve managed to keep this secret for 7 months, supposedly. They’re saying she just stayed in her house the whole time. Full Story

Justin Theroux, “renaissance man”

July 10, 2014 17:19:25 Posted at July 10, 2014 17:19:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Wenn, Splash

Justin Theroux covers the new issue of DETAILS to promote The Leftovers. Have you been watching? It’s a slow burn for me so it’s not like I’m rushing to make it through the screeners but at the same time, I’m not putting it at the bottom of the pile either. The article is a good read. Full Story

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Beyonce keeps messaging, Mya is denying

July 4, 2014 15:40:59 Posted at July 4, 2014 15:40:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey

After Beyonce changed the lyrics to Resentment during her On The Run performances this week, it was speculated that Mya is Jay Z’s mistress, that he’s been financially supporting her, and that Beyonce was singing about their ongoing affair. Yesterday someone asked Mya on Instagram Full Story

GOOP, food trucks, and Brange

July 4, 2014 14:01:48 Posted at July 4, 2014 14:01:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The latest GOOP newsletter features Los Angeles food trucks – and Gwyneth Paltrow eating at them. Like a burger. Well that’s convenient. Because Chris Martin just revealed that he’s no longer vegetarian. And everyone took that to mean that his dietary restrictions have been lifted because he consciously uncoupled from his food dictator of a bitch ass wife. Full Story

Deciphering Beyonce

July 3, 2014 15:54:47 Posted at July 3, 2014 15:54:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Everyone was talking yesterday about how Beyonce changed the lyrics to Resentment during her On The Run tour performances and whether or not she’s pissed at Jay Z for allegedly cheating on her – click here for a refresher. Then they were in the Hamptons together seeming to be fine. Full Story

Lea Michele presents her new boyfriend

July 3, 2014 14:36:22 Posted at July 3, 2014 14:36:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Christopher Polk/ Getty

Lea Michele’s been getting papped a lot. Yesterday she went out for a hike with friends and at least 3 pap agencies were around to take pictures. I’m not posting those. You can see those shots everywhere online. These shots, however, are exclusive. To Getty. Very celebrity friendly. Full Story

The secrets of The Notebook

July 2, 2014 19:22:30 Posted at July 2, 2014 19:22:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As mentioned last week, The Notebook celebrated its 10th anniversary last week and Nick Cassavetes, the director, talked to VH1 about some of his memories from the film, providing great insight on the actors, particularly Ryan Gosling. What’s getting the most attention is Cassavetes’ anecdote about the chemistry between Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Full Story

The Huntsman, but no Snow White

June 27, 2014 16:59:02 Posted at June 27, 2014 16:59:02
Sarah Posted by Sarah

In the wake of the Kristen Stewart/Rupert Sanders scandal of 2012, a lot of people wondered what would happen to the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel. Would Sanders be back, would Stewart be back, would neither return? Would Universal decide to skip a proper sequel entirely and just do a spin-off focusing on Chris Hemsworth’s huntsman character? There were questions, but few answers. Full Story

Leo holding hands, not in a dumpster

June 27, 2014 15:25:35 Posted at June 27, 2014 15:25:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You remember when Leonardo DiCaprio was in Cannes, partying at the same club as Justin Bieber, surrounded by hot models? The woman in the photo with him right there is called Katie Cleary. Full Story