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Kerry with her puppy and her parents

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 20, 2014 16:21:18 February 20, 2014 16:21:18
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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

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

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 14, 2014 15:59:44 February 14, 2014 15:59:44
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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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 14, 2014 14:30:26 February 14, 2014 14:30:26
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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!

Maria Posted by Maria at February 10, 2014 16:59:00 February 10, 2014 16:59:00
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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

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

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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Cherry Picking Privacy: The Royal Edition

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 5, 2014 15:43:50 February 5, 2014 15:43:50

Cherry Picking Privacy is how I’ve been describing it for a while. It’s the celebrity approach to privacy, as illustrated most recently by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, who are calling for a boycott on pap photos of celebrity children, and the publications that purchase them, but who also intimated that if it’s the parents’ “choice” to see baby photos to magazines – or laundry detergents – that’s totally OK. Full Story

Loading up on Chanel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 4, 2014 21:31:31 February 4, 2014 21:31:31
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Kristen Stewart is in Paris. Paris Fashion Week doesn’t happen until later this month but she dropped by Karl Lagerfeld’s studio today. Stewart is the face of Chanel’s upcoming campaign and those images are expected in May. Benefits on top of cash? Loading up on Chanel, double bagging and wearing a sweatshirt that seems made specifically for her. Full Story

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Graydon on Gwyneth

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 4, 2014 15:45:20 February 4, 2014 15:45:20

Click here for my initial post on the new Vanity Fair cover released yesterday, specifically the part at the top…Gwyneth Paltrow by Graydon Carter. That’s right. He wrote it. And Vanity Fair Full Story