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George & Amal's first carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2014 11:58:32 September 8, 2014 11:58:32
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Andrew Goodman/ Rachel Murray/ Getty

This was supposed to be the lead story. It was when I wrote the column last night. But nothing trumps a royal baby. Not even George Clooney’s wedding. He and Amal Alamuddin walked the carpet together in Venice on Sunday at Celebrity Fight Night, doing us a favour - we now have proper not blurry, not papped, side-by-side shots (that don’t cost a fortune) of them to use whenever there's a story. Full Story

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Amal like a princess?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 5, 2014 15:58:01 September 5, 2014 15:58:01
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AKM-GSI

Amal Alamuddin was seen in London yesterday after having spent over an hour at the Alexander McQueen studio, leading to speculation that Sarah Burton is doing the wedding dress. You’ll recall, Burton also did Princess Catherine’s wedding dress. That dress, obviously, had to be more classic, verging on the more conservative side of the McQueen spectrum. Full Story

Is this how you make money now?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 4, 2014 15:02:00 September 4, 2014 15:02:00
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AKM-GSI/ Splash

A couple of months ago, Katie Holmes was “papped” at a drug store, studying a bottle of moisturiser. Somehow the photographer was able to get super close. In the aisle of a drug store! And, conveniently, the label on the lotion was clearly visible. Click here Full Story

Gwyneth and Chris: long weekend together-ish

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 2, 2014 14:09:49 September 2, 2014 14:09:49
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INF

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin spent the long weekend together, sort of, in the Hamptons. They hung out with their kids. They were photographed walking home with them. Then he went back, on his own, to his rental house across the street. At which point the internet exploded with nude pictures of his new girlfriend. Full Story

The Carters’ Happy Labour Day weekend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 2, 2014 13:57:01 September 2, 2014 13:57:01
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Michael Buckner/ Getty Images

Oh look. It’s Beyonce and JayZ at his Made In America Festival on Sunday night. He’s touching her, and rather intimately. She looks like she’s enjoying it. She also knows she’s being photographed. So, by all means, please continue to speculate. You want more to speculate about? Check her Instagram Full Story

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The Masters Brange

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2014 14:50:33 August 28, 2014 14:50:33
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SWNS/ Splash, Chris Jackson/ David M. Benett/ Getty Images

I have a bottle of the Chateau Miraval rose at home in the cupboard. Did it just go up in value today? Who does it better? They do it the best. No, SHE does it the best. It’s been a year of platinum game for Angelina Jolie. And she just won’t stop. Her level of control and strategy, precise execution and delivery is…God…it fills me with such joy, such appreciation. Full Story

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Good morning, Jennifer Aniston

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2014 13:55:54 August 28, 2014 13:55:54
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Wenn, FameFlynet

Jennifer Aniston is out there promoting a new movie called Life Of Crime, opening this weekend. She was on Kimmel promoting the film and he staged a mini Friends reunion with Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow, replicating Monica’s apartment, and then she went to the premiere in a silver dress. The way the light hits her mid-section, you know what the conversation was supposed to be? IS JEN PREGNANT? For the 33rd time. Full Story

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Justin Theroux: parties and penis

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 27, 2014 18:14:32 August 27, 2014 18:14:32
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Jeff Kravitz/ Getty Images

You know what I’ve been talking about a lot the last couple of days? Justin Theroux’s penis. My friend N brought it up first after watching The Leftovers. He runs in every episode. And when he’s running, it’s right there. Like, right there. I swear we’re not being pervs about it. Full Story

Tom Cruise at work

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 22, 2014 15:27:26 August 22, 2014 15:27:26
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Splash

Production on Mission: Impossible 5 is underway. Yesterday the team was in Vienna. Tom Cruise spent the day doing stunt rehearsals on the rooftop of the Vienna Opera House. That Tom Cruise, always living on the edge of danger. But you can really see it. That’s all he ever wants to do: be on set, working. Full Story

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What happened to being a New Yorker?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 22, 2014 14:57:44 August 22, 2014 14:57:44

TMZ reports that Katie Holmes bought an almost $4 million home in Calabasas, California and it sounds like they’ve already moved in. Supposedly Katie thought it would be better for Suri to live there instead of growing up in New York. Because there are children on the same block or something. Full Story