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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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Bryan Bedder/ JP Yim/ Getty

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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Maleficent in Paris

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 7, 2014 14:59:30 May 7, 2014 14:59:30
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Wenn, FameFlynet

Everybody's all like, Angelina Jolie skipped the MET Gala to promote Maleficent in Paris with Elle Fanning but...when does she ever go to the MET Gala? I’m pretty sure she’s never been to the MET Gala. There are certainly no photos of it from an image search. Will she ever go to the MET Gala? If she ever did show up at the MET Gala, she’d have to be a co-chair. Full Story

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Papping GOOP’s gear

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 1, 2014 16:10:48 May 1, 2014 16:10:48
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Boaz/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

Check out Gwyneth Paltrow at the Brentwood Country Mart with daughter Apple and some friends earlier this week. And this is supposed to be wrong. Of course. No one wants to see children harassed. But my position is that if they can’t agree one where the line is, among them, these celebrities, then how is anyone else supposed to be figure it out? Is the question really privacy here, or is it about control? Consider this: Every day my inbox gets hit with emails from publicists and marketing firms promoting their products, often seen on celebrities. Full Story

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G is for Glum

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 30, 2014 21:06:49 April 30, 2014 21:06:49
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AKM-GSI/ Splash

Is it raining where you are? It's raining where I am. And cold. Do you hate Gwyneth Paltrow? I don't. Never ever ever. But many of you do. So if your day has been sh-t and you love to sh-t on G, this might lift your spirits. G went out for dinner with friends in Bel Air last night. Full Story

Zac's PR push

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 30, 2014 20:02:28 April 30, 2014 20:02:28

Zac Efron covers the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, a dick-sucky profile that's meant to promote the upcoming Neighbours and also rehabilitate his image after the rehab(s) and the under-the-bridge fighting. Oh, yeah, about that under-the-bridge incident.. Even the writer acknowledges that Efron is "coy" about what happened. Full Story

Amal & George: see her ring

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 30, 2014 14:25:59 April 30, 2014 14:25:59

Before we start breaking down this ridiculously staged PEOPLE exclusive, um, I need to gloat. I had an exclusive on the ring on Monday – that post is here. Have you seen the ring? The ring is an emerald cut. Massive but elegant. Thin band. And a warm yellow-ish hue. Full Story

Marvel’s favourite son

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 11, 2014 18:17:57 April 11, 2014 18:17:57
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JD/ Splash

In the year 2004… Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp were supposed to be the sh-t. Ten years later, Brad Pitt has an Oscar, so does Matthew McConaughey, and Robert Downey Jr owns the box office. In other words, nobody knows anything, ever. Here’s RDJ in Malibu yesterday with his lunch box of vitamins, looking pretty fit as he gets ready to start working on Avengers 2, if he hasn’t already. Full Story

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The Art of Douchebag Dressing

Maria Posted by Maria at April 10, 2014 14:48:10 April 10, 2014 14:48:10
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WENN

This week, Lainey wrote about celebrities being paid to dress like assholes (click here for a refresher), otherwise known as Coachella. It’s a mess – flower crowns, fringe boots (because why wouldn’t you wear suede boots in the desert?), floppy velvet hats - and I guess getting high and riding the Ferris wheel calls for a certain esthetic. Full Story

Gaga like Beyonce

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 8, 2014 14:38:35 April 8, 2014 14:38:35
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Theo Wargo/ Getty

Lady Gaga performed at the Roseland Ballroom last night. It was the last of 7 sold out shows and the final show ever before the historic venue closes down. Gaga is a New York City girl. No doubt it meant a lot to her to have this opportunity. In other Gaga news… Page Six Full Story

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Rachel & Daniel’s night out

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 8, 2014 14:01:22 April 8, 2014 14:01:22
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Wenn, Gilbert Carrasquillo/ Splash

We don’t see these two very often. They spend time in New York but they don’t wave themselves in front of the paps so when they do step out, it’s like a gift. Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig were at the Night of Opportunity gala in NYC last night. The organisation helps low income high performance students access educational opportunities that might otherwise not be available. Full Story

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Distraction from the bridge

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 7, 2014 18:41:16 April 7, 2014 18:41:16
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WENN

Zac Efron was front and centre at the Laker game the other night. And he had a girl with him. So that’s what we’re talking about now. We’re not supposed to talk about how he randomly showed up under a Los Angeles bridge and got his ass beat by some vagrants in a shady part of town known for drugs and gangs. Full Story

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