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Hollywood PR strategy and planning, celebirty media manipulation, maneuvering, publicity, and story spinning

Taylor’s VOGUE

April 14, 2016 14:17:16 Posted at April 14, 2016 14:17:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photographer Group/ Splash News

Last week I wrote about Scarlett Johansson on the cover of the new Cosmopolitan. And it surprised me, because Scarjo is big enough for one of the top level fashion magazines and, well, Cosmo just isn’t there. Full Story

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Rachel undercover

April 13, 2016 16:29:25 Posted at April 13, 2016 16:29:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Wenn, Sharky/ Polite Paparazzi/ Splash News

We got a glimpse of Rachel McAdams in Sarah’s Doctor Strange post just before this one. It was big news when she was cast in the movie, with all kinds of speculation about her character, etc. Full Story

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The unpopular Team Iron Man

April 13, 2016 14:27:27 Posted at April 13, 2016 14:27:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Frazer Harrison/ VALERIE MACON/ Kevin Winter/ Charley Gallay/ Jesse Grant/ Jason LaVeris/ Earl Gibson III/ Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images

Last month I posted an article about how much I appreciate the Captain America: Civil War marketing strategy. They want you to take sides. We are all inclined to take sides. As I mentioned then (click here for a refresher), it’s either Jolie or Aniston. Full Story

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Melissa McCarthy will return to Gilmore Girls

April 8, 2016 14:40:13 Posted at April 8, 2016 14:40:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Rob Kim/ Jenny Anderson/ Raymond Hall/ Getty Images

Or Stars Hollow… is that what it’s called? I can hear Duana making sounds from wherever she is, getting ready to puff up and school me. Because, no, I haven’t started watching it yet, OK? I’m sorry. I was supposed to over the Christmas holidays but Making A Murderer happened and then I binged on Jessica Jones and Master Of None and a lot of horny books. Full Story

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The Perfect Interview starring Jennifer Lawrence

April 7, 2016 15:15:22 Posted at April 7, 2016 15:15:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Earlier this week I was preoccupied by how Beyoncé has redefined what an “interview” with her really means. An “exclusive” interview with Beyoncé (for ELLE) means that the writer, a family friend, is given the opportunity to observe Beyoncé at a photo shoot. Full Story

And so the Warner Bros. shuffle begins

April 6, 2016 19:06:45 Posted at April 6, 2016 19:06:45
Sarah Posted by Sarah

After the antipathetic public reaction to Superhero Face Punch, it seemed inevitable that Warner Brothers would have to make some changes to their plans for the DC Extended Universe, which is what they’re calling their cinematic universe. But they stuck with Zack Snyder as the director of The Justice League Part One, and they aren’t slowing down that train at all, so just what those changes would be remained a question. Full Story

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