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Taylor Swift: For Your Consideration

March 11, 2014 19:00:53 Posted at March 11, 2014 19:00:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Stephane Lenhof/ Splash

Have you seen Taylor Swift’s FYC video for the Academy of Country Music Awards? I’ve attached below. It’s supposed to be cheeky and jokey and well, apart from the cat, which is kinda cute, I guess, if you’re a cat person, to me, hokey is more the word. Holy sh-t there were a lot of commas in that sentence. Full Story

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Stay another year

March 11, 2014 13:27:18 Posted at March 11, 2014 13:27:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Jackson Lee/ Splash

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux stepped out together in New York yesterday and this is supposed to be a big deal because they hadn’t been papped as a couple for a while, leading to speculation that it was over. There were also those who were convinced of it when Aniston didn’t join Theroux while he was mourning Philip Seymour Hoffman but that, to me, was more about not wanting to be the asshole with all the attention at the wrong time. Full Story

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Pre-Oscar McConaughey

February 27, 2014 22:18:17 Posted at February 27, 2014 22:18:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
FameFlynet, INF

Matthew McConaughey was photographed heading to a meeting yesterday. Almost all the experts are predicting he’ll take Best Actor on Sunday night. He has a lot going for him. It’s been a 6 month long campaign and he’s played every step perfectly. And, conveniently, he’s also doing great work on True Detective. Full Story

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Paula smiles

February 27, 2014 19:38:15 Posted at February 27, 2014 19:38:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There are two ways you can do it: You can be stone-faced and not answer questions, so that the world can see that your husband sucks. Or you can smile through it, so that the world can see that your husband sucks, and how much better off you are for it that you’ve left. Paula Patton chose option #2. Full Story

Angelina Jolie’s new love

February 25, 2014 20:39:32 Posted at February 25, 2014 20:39:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Handout/ Getty

Angelina Jolie was in Lebanon on Sunday visiting with Syrian refugees in her role at UNHCR Special Envoy. They also just aired her new interview alongside Louis Zamperini on NBC with Tom Brokaw. NBC had the exclusive first trailer for Unbroken too. She’s always had a strong relationship with the network and Ann Curry in particular. Full Story

PEOPLE Magazine Grows A Pair (Sort of)

February 25, 2014 18:31:54 Posted at February 25, 2014 18:31:54
Maria Posted by Maria
Sellebrity RICK/ All Access Photo/ Splash

Yes we are still talking about Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard – ironic considering that they want more privacy, no? Kristen is still aggressively tweeting media outlets with the #pedorazzi hashtag, because I guess encouraging your followers to incessantly tweet accounts that aren’t engaging back isn’t a form of pestering. Full Story

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Kerry with her puppy and her parents

February 25, 2014 16:37:15 Posted at February 25, 2014 16:37:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Our girlcrush Kerry Washington was working on Scandal yesterday. At one point, her parents came to visit and spent some time talking to Rowan Pope aka Joe Morton. Remember – Olivia’s back on Thursday! One of main stress points of the week. Because I’ll be watching in a hotel room and – first world problem – can’t pause during the good parts and rewind back. Full Story

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Ang & Annie

February 20, 2014 16:21:18 Posted at February 20, 2014 16:21:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Charley Gallay/ Getty

What’s the first thought that comes to your mind looking at these shots of Ang Lee and Anne Hathaway together at the LOUIS XIII and Film Foundation Creative Encounters event in Beverly Hills today? God I love that movie. It’s one of the few movies that gets me all emotional just thinking about it. Full Story

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Matthew McConaughey: The Comeback Kid

February 19, 2014 15:41:02 Posted at February 19, 2014 15:41:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Last week it was Leonardo DiCaprio who covered Variety for a very well played interview about his career choices and body of work. Leo’s message to Oscar voters: I don’t have to come back. I never left. I’ve always been The One. And now it’s Matthew McConaughey’s turn with the image he’s been pushing for 6 months now: the Comeback Kid. Full Story

Leo comes on

February 14, 2014 16:28:48 Posted at February 14, 2014 16:28:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Final Oscar voting begins today and ends on February 25th. It’s the last push. It’s the fourth quarter. And Leonardo DiCaprio is coming on. (We’ll be announcing our annual contest next week and I want you to win the designer bag and all the other bonuses that come in the prize package so you need to start thinking about your Oscar ballots. Full Story

Anna loves Lupita

February 14, 2014 15:59:44 Posted at February 14, 2014 15:59:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Larry Busacca/ Getty

Page Six ran a report today about how Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto might be checking each other because they went out for dinner the other night and also about how she and Chiwetel Ejiofor hooked up during filming of 12 Years A Slave but she ended it as soon as production was over. Full Story

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