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The Belly-Cupper party

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 2, 2014 16:09:00 April 2, 2014 16:09:00
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Jennifer Love Hewitt has a line of maternity clothes now. You know, my colleague on The Social, Melissa Grelo, was pregnant through the entire first run of our show and she wore regular clothing the entire time. Same thing with Cynthia Loyst. And so many of the other women I hear from. The only “maternity” item they bought were the jeans with the elastic waistbands which, frankly, I plan on investing in even though I will never get pregnant because that just seems like a really good f-cking idea. Full Story

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Nicole Richie Back to Reality (TV)

Maria Posted by Maria at April 1, 2014 19:08:15 April 1, 2014 19:08:15
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When Nicole Richie's AOL webseries #CandidlyNicole came out, I was all for it (see here and here for a refresher). At the time, I wrote that all the things that she's done in her career - bratty socialite, BFF of Ebola Hilton, fashion designer - are things we (and by "we" I mean those of us who like our celebrities with a bit more cache) frown upon. Full Story

Chris Evans Take Back Tour of 2014

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 31, 2014 19:36:30 March 31, 2014 19:36:30

Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes out on Friday. This is your daily reminder that it’s really good (it’s tied with Iron Man for the highest-rated Marvel movie yet). Since it’s the last week of publicity, we have a lot of new appearances from Chris Evans as he shills hard in the last days before the box office is open for business. Full Story

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Has Posh given up?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 31, 2014 16:49:13 March 31, 2014 16:49:13
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Victoria Beckham and her children arrived in LA this weekend. Cruz walked with his mother. Big brother Brooklyn held H7 in his arms. H7 had her hair down. Her hair was down! Has Posh given up? It was a joke, sort of, when I wrote a few weeks ago that Posh was tying H7’s hair up all the time to save it for a big reveal…like the cover of American VOGUE, edited by Anna Wintour, who went with Kanye West and his fiancée instead. Full Story

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More bold lip and better reviews

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 26, 2014 20:19:52 March 26, 2014 20:19:52
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I love everything about Emma Watson’s look at Letterman yesterday. All of it. Even the slingback and I’m not normally feeling a slingback. But the suit is beautifully tailored. And the pant length is amazing. And I’m never going to complain about a crisp white shirt. You’ll note, Emma continues to work the bold lip. Full Story

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Rebranding Gwyneth Paltrow

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 26, 2014 15:21:18 March 26, 2014 15:21:18

I love Duana. Duana texted me in a rage last night about Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s separation announcement. Specifically this: "We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. Full Story

Chris Evans is retir—wait what was that? About money?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 25, 2014 18:04:17 March 25, 2014 18:04:17

Chris Evans has a fancy Variety profile in advance of Captain America: The Winter Soldier opening in the US next week (have I mentioned today that it’s really good?). The headline is that he’s going to leave acting and pursue directing, full-time, once his Marvel contract is done (he has three pictures remaining on his deal). Full Story

Johnny Depp’s engagement tour

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 24, 2014 16:18:41 March 24, 2014 16:18:41
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You remember when Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were engaged and it happened to be when he was promoting some movie and it became like their engagement tour? Why am I getting the same vibe from Johnny Depp? Is Johnny Depp as cheesy as Tom Cruise? Depp and his fiancée were in New York the other day. Full Story

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Maybe it was for award season

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 24, 2014 14:27:34 March 24, 2014 14:27:34
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The last we heard of Kate Hudson, she and Matt Bellamy were having problems in their relationship. She hadn’t been wearing her ring. And even PEOPLE was reporting that she and Bellamy were estranged. If PEOPLE was willing to go there, it had to have been subtly sanctioned. Full Story

The Lifestyle of Reese Witherspoon

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 21, 2014 15:49:40 March 21, 2014 15:49:40
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You remember when Reese Witherspoon was working the award show circuit while campaigning for an Oscar for her performance in Walk The Line? During her acceptance speeches, her southern accent would, you know, just slip out inadvertently. My ass. That was a well-run strategy that ended with a Best Actress. Full Story

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Project January Jones

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 21, 2014 14:48:57 March 21, 2014 14:48:57
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At best, the read on January Jones was “cold”. At worst, if you believe Zach Galifianakis, we’re supposed to “forget about (her) in a few years". So…she’s definitely not Hollywood’s Miss Congeniality. Full Story

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