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No Photos Please (but Likes are Welcome)

Maria Posted by Maria at March 20, 2014 14:24:15 March 20, 2014 14:24:15
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It’s been almost a month since Alec Baldwin “retired” from public life (click here for a refresher), so you knew he was going to pop up again soon. He can’t help himself. It’s part of his deranged charm. This week, Baldwin’s wife Hilaria posted a photo of herself on Instagram Full Story

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Chris Martin on The Voice

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 19, 2014 14:36:23 March 19, 2014 14:36:23
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NBC announced yesterday that Chris Martin, Coldplay’s frontman and husband of Gwyneth Paltrow will be joining The Voice as an advisor to the competitors and the judges. I don’t watch The Voice, not even one episode. I’m told however that it’s the best of all the talent searches. Full Story

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George Clooney goes on safari with his new girlfriend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 18, 2014 20:31:49 March 18, 2014 20:31:49
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PEOPLE has exclusive photos of George Clooney on safari in Tanzania with Amal Alamuddin, the English lawyer he’s dating now. Click here to see. They’re exclusive to the publication, with the online post promising more shots of the couple in the print edition on newsstands tomorrow. Full Story

Bold lips = more mature?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 18, 2014 17:09:31 March 18, 2014 17:09:31
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Emma Watson's been wearing a bold lip consistently for months. And she continues to wear a bold lip through the early part of the press tour for Noah, here in Madrid for the premiere last night. I'm obsessed with this outfit. But I'm more obsessed with her face. She looks amazing with hair swept to the side (I need that hair accessory!) and, yes, that bold lip. Full Story

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Emma Watson’s long black dress

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 14, 2014 16:27:07 March 14, 2014 16:27:07
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Wenn, Andreas Rentz/ Getty

Wow. Emma Watson looked spectacular last night at the Berlin premiere of Noah. It’s just a black dress with an interesting back. It’s not the greatest black dress I’ve ever seen. And from certain angles, the material seems kinda prommy. But none of that matters because of the styling. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston: BumpWatch #176

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 12, 2014 14:38:57 March 12, 2014 14:38:57
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux stepped out together in New York last night holding hands. So, now that breakup speculation is out of the way, it’s time to wonder – yet again – if she’s pregnant. Because she wore a loose sweater and her bag was in front of her midsection. Full Story

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Taylor Swift: For Your Consideration

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 11, 2014 19:00:53 March 11, 2014 19:00:53
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 11, 2014 13:27:18 March 11, 2014 13:27:18
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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

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

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

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