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Lupita Nyong’o covers VOGUE

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 19, 2014 14:59:05 June 19, 2014 14:59:05

Anna Wintour’s trying to make it up to you after the Kanye West + fiancée-now-wife cover. Lupita Nyong’o covers the July 2014 issue of VOGUE, the undisputed star of award season, the darling of the fashion world, our beloved. You know what I’m into about this, besides the obvious? She looks like herself. Full Story

Why not the whole thing?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 18, 2014 19:10:58 June 18, 2014 19:10:58
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Venturelli/ Getty

Melanie Griffith is in Italy for the Taormina Film Festival. She wore a sleeveless dress on the carpet last night. As you know, Melanie and Antonio Banderas are divorcing. So she tried to divorce him off her arm with makeup… Johnny Depp did the same, permanently, when he turned “Winona Forever” into “Wino Forever”. Full Story

Supporting is the New Lead

Maria Posted by Maria at June 17, 2014 20:18:29 June 17, 2014 20:18:29

A few weeks ago, I emailed Lainey to complain – I do this a lot (mostly about Leo and Aaron Paul). This time was no different. It’s summer. I miss Breaking Bad. I miss it A LOT. Lainey responded with “Orange is the New Black” and yes, it’s great, but it’s not the same, you know? A year after the series finale, and Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are pretty much kicking ass. Full Story

Mother & Pope

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 12, 2014 18:28:44 June 12, 2014 18:28:44
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Wenn, Charley Gallay/ Christopher Polk/ Getty

Kerry Washington made her first public appearance since having a baby yesterday at the Crystal + Lucy Awards in LA yesterday with Shonda Rhimes, the mother of Olivia Pope. I wrote about Shonda earlier this week. About her wonderful commencement speech at Dartmouth. About her approach to the Work and her attitude about the Dream. Full Story

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Angelina & Stella

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 11, 2014 14:09:10 June 11, 2014 14:09:10
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Peter Macdiarmid/ Karwai Tang/ Eamonn M. McCormack/ WPA Pool/ Getty

Here’s Angelina Jolie on the second day of the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict. As you know, the summit started yesterday. And you know who showed up to support? No. Not a member of the royal family. Well, maybe rock royalty. Stella McCartney. She posted this on her Instagram Full Story

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Princess Catherine launches the America’s Cup

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 10, 2014 15:11:12 June 10, 2014 15:11:12
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Chris Jackson/ LEON NEAL/ Getty

Katy Cambridge was at the National Maritime Museum today in London attending the launch of the British challenger team for the 35th America’s Cup. She looked very pretty in a white and black dress. Yesterday, Prince William was with David Beckham, also in London, at the launch of the United for Wildlife campaign at Google Town Hall. Full Story

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Katie Holmes at the drug store

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 6, 2014 16:14:54 June 6, 2014 16:14:54
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Jason Webber/ Splash

Just Jared posted some shots yesterday of Katie Holmes at the drug store studying a bottle of moisturiser. I decided not to buy them because the agency representing the photos is pretty expensive. It’s, ahem, the same agency that keeps getting shots of Blake Lively in out of the way places like, oh, in a small town in Utah at a bed and breakfast and pictures of her kissing Ryan Reynolds with the wedding ring on display after the wedding. Full Story

Rihanna’s fashion power

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 4, 2014 19:25:31 June 4, 2014 19:25:31
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FameFlynet, KCS Presse/ Splash

Check out Rihanna today in Paris to promote her fragrance. That’s a great top. And those are some badass leather slouchy pants. As you know, Rihanna was named the year’s Fashion Icon by the CFDA earlier this week. And to receive the honour, she wore almost nothing. It was interpreted a million ways: she’s an exhibitionist, she shouldn’t be showing so much, where is her modesty, this is tacky, she’s awesome, she looks amazing, she totally owned it, etc, etc, etc. Full Story

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Mila, Channing and the February woodshed

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 4, 2014 15:34:42 June 4, 2014 15:34:42

Late yesterday Warner Brothers announced that the Wachowski siblings’ new movie starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, Jupiter Ascending (aka Jackie and Potatohead Do Space), has been kicked from its sweet July 18 opening to February 6, 2015. It’s not surprising. When the tracking data was released for July movies it rated a dismal $18-22 million projection, against an estimated $150 million budget, which is probably a lot closer to $200 million in reality. Full Story

What does Beyonce mean?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 4, 2014 15:03:49 June 4, 2014 15:03:49
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Kevin Mazur /Chime For/ Getty

Beyonce is on the cover of T, The New York Times style magazine. The profile features a Beyonce photo shoot…but no Beyonce interview. So, she agreed to appear in the publication and, for one reason or another, decided not to speak. Instead the writer discusses the Beyonce phenomenon, Beyonce’s footprint on the music industry, on pop culture, on the universe. Full Story

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Marvel’s dating drama

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 3, 2014 19:21:08 June 3, 2014 19:21:08

Ever since Edgar Wright abruptly left Ant-Man a little over a week ago, Marvel has been listening to “I Will Survive” on repeat, drinking wine coolers, and promising that it’s “like soooooo fine.” To that end, Marvel is already dating around, looking for a new director. Full Story