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Amanda Seyfried: getting credit?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 27, 2014 17:01:39 May 27, 2014 17:01:39
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Sarah has a nickname for Amanda Seyfried that she uses on this site: oatmeal. I can understand why. But today I actually spent some timing thinking about Amanda Seyfried, her career. And you know what? Her choices don’t really suck. If they do ever suck, she doesn’t have to wear it. Like, we don’t blame her for The Big Wedding. Full Story

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Marvel: Still scary

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 27, 2014 14:43:18 May 27, 2014 14:43:18

Scarlett Johansson has a movie coming out later this summer, Lucy, and it looks pretty cool.  It was originally slated to come out on August 8th, which made a lot of sense. The movie looks entertaining, if not actually good, and those kinds of softy action films usually do pretty well in the slightly less competitive month of August. Full Story

Beyonce was in the Hamptons

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 26, 2014 13:30:45 May 26, 2014 13:30:45
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Here’s what I wrote on Friday: Is B going to the wedding this weekend? God I hope not. But how do they get out of it? Jay and Kanye are collaborators. Close collaborators. If he doesn’t go, would be seen as a sign of disrespect, non? Well, they didn’t go. Full Story

Touring Tom Cruise

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 21, 2014 14:36:45 May 21, 2014 14:36:45
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Tom Cruise was out last night in London having dinner with director Paul Greengrass. Perhaps a future project? Let’s focus on the present project first. Edge Of Tomorrow opens next week in the UK and the following week in North America. It’s a crowded summer, as always, and, well, the question for Tom is whether or not he still belongs there. Full Story

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Robert Pattinson’s supporting Cannes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 20, 2014 17:33:02 May 20, 2014 17:33:02
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A selection of shots of Robert Pattinson in Cannes is attached. Pattinson was at the festival representing two films – first The Rover and then David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars. Pattinson’s performance in The Rover was called by many to be the best of his career. And he apparently delivers in Maps To The Stars too. Full Story

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Beyonce’s family weekend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 20, 2014 16:30:31 May 20, 2014 16:30:31

Beyonce posted a photo of herself with Solange Knowles the other day in New Orleans to convince us that all is right. Then she and Jay Z released a trailer for their tour featuring a lot of their celebrity friends and, um, Emmy Rossum. I wrote about this yesterday. Click here Full Story

The Beygency's biggest blemish

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 16, 2014 14:26:44 May 16, 2014 14:26:44

What a public relations mess. And from a superstar who's known for precision and perfection. That's part of it, non? Part of the reason why this story has been so captivating? Beyonce lets you see only what she wants you to see. Even the most "candid" moments in her documentary Life Is But A Dream were transmitted through a filtered screen and some kind of exclusive lighting. Full Story

NPH makes smart choices

Duana Posted by Duana at May 15, 2014 18:48:55 May 15, 2014 18:48:55
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If we’re not careful, we’re going to have to start taking all our life lessons from wise celebrities. And THEN WHAT? Neil Patrick Harris was casually offered the biggest job – two of the biggest, actually – in television. He says he was asked whether he’d be interested in the Late Night desk, as well as Craig Ferguson’s. Full Story

Beyonce’s sending messages

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 14, 2014 15:20:37 May 14, 2014 15:20:37
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Beyonce’s been busy on Instagram today. As mentioned earlier, she posted several pictures of her with Solange this morning – click here for a refresher. And 45 minutes ago (it’s 11am ET right now), she posted a shot with Rihanna at the MET Gala. Full Story

Gwyneth’s single Mother’s Day

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 12, 2014 14:09:27 May 12, 2014 14:09:27
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It was her first as a single mother after consciously uncoupling. Gwyneth Paltrow spent part of the weekend at the Brentwood Country Mart checking in at the GOOP pop-up shoppe. Love this white dress with the pockets and her yellow flats. She was also there to sign copies of her book It’s All Good. Full Story

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Rihanna in pink, off Instagram

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2014 15:38:17 May 8, 2014 15:38:17
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There’s been a lot of talk this week about Rihanna’s Instagram account. First they shut her down. Then they turned her back on. Now the account is gone again. And it appears she’s the one who pulled it. The issue is nudity. And censorship. She’s done with them trying to silence what she believes is her right to post pictures of herself in whatever form she wants. Full Story

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