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Paula smiles

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

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
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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
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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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Katherine Heigl needs your money

February 14, 2014 14:30:26 Posted at February 14, 2014 14:30:26
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Jason Merritt/ Getty

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, Katherine Heigl was on a popular TV show and was launching a promising film career. She was on the brink of having it all, of being America’s next sweetheart and becoming one of the most famous women in the world, with the kind of juice to get whatever projects she wanted made. Full Story

Give me the Kate Mara!

February 10, 2014 16:59:00 Posted at February 10, 2014 16:59:00
Maria Posted by Maria
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It must be incredibly laborious to be a Mara sister. Being so aloof and self-possessed is not easy (for these two). I look at someone like Tilda Swinton, who is always the baddest bitch in the room, and it is easy for her. She’s just cool. Rooney and Kate strike me as the types who would bring a bottle of Chardonnay to a kegger and think it was so sophisticated. Full Story

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George Clooney and the internet

February 6, 2014 19:15:34 Posted at February 6, 2014 19:15:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey

George Clooney is all over the place for The Monuments Men. I even saw him on Kelly & Michael this morning on the press circuit. George is very selective about his press. He doesn’t make every stop. But I feel like he’s making more stops than usual this time. A George Clooney Hustle is always fun. Full Story

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