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What the Fudge

January 21, 2014 16:54:51 Posted at January 21, 2014 16:54:51
Maria Posted by Maria
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Celebrity collaborations and products have saturated the marketplace (perfume, cosmetics, clothing lines, accessories, hair care), but celebrity restaurants are not as prevalent as they used to be. Remember Madres (Jennifer Lopez), Nola (Britney Spears) and Geisha House (Ashton Kutcher and others)? It was very mid-2000s, like Ebola Hilton and Hyde Lounge. Full Story

Downton Banned from Dan Stevens Junket

January 16, 2014 19:05:54 Posted at January 16, 2014 19:05:54
Dean Posted by Dean
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So we all know Cousin Matthew died, but did you know he’s also on a diet? Dan Stevens has been making the rounds to promote his new movie, Summer in February, and his beautiful baby moon face that we all fell in love with is nowhere to be seen. And that’s not the only thing he left behind at Downton. Full Story

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Matthew McConaughey dresses for award season

January 6, 2014 15:41:27 Posted at January 6, 2014 15:41:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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What would you call this colour? From some angles, it looks gold to me. And that’s what I’ll go with since it fits the point of this article…which is that it’s go time for Matthew McConaughey on the award circuit. He received his first Golden Globe and SAG nominations recently. Full Story

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Is Ryan in on it too?

December 16, 2013 14:57:54 Posted at December 16, 2013 14:57:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Last month a photographer miraculously found Blake Lively frolicking in a meadow with her dog (click here for a refresher), holding up a pink Moto X phone… and we were supposed to believe these were “candid” shots of her not getting paid. Full Story

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Blake changes management

December 11, 2013 14:58:26 Posted at December 11, 2013 14:58:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Remember when Blake Lively fronted Chanel? That lasted about 5 minutes. Blake’s a Gucci girl right now. Why didn’t Karl want to extend that relationship? You can’t tell me that the decision was hers. As you know, Blake hasn’t acted in over a year. She’s scheduled to start shooting a new movie in April. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart + Chanel

December 11, 2013 14:39:08 Posted at December 11, 2013 14:39:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kristen Stewart was photographed boarding a private plane the other day and many Twi-Hards were hopeful that she was off to London to join Robert Pattinson for the holidays. Instead she flew to Dallas. And rather than reconcile with Pattinson she spent time with Karl Lagerfeld. Chanel has just named Full Story

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Brange on a boat with the kids

December 9, 2013 13:46:41 Posted at December 9, 2013 13:46:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Angelina Jolie is crying on the cover of the current STAR Magazine. Something about Brad Pitt cheating on her and their relationship is almost over. STAR would have gone to print around December 2/3. Needless to say, they had no idea that just as they were closing the issue, Brange was in Australia on December 3, together, with their children, enjoying a family boat ride and beaming at each other with affection. Full Story

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GOOP’s holiday friends

December 9, 2013 13:26:52 Posted at December 9, 2013 13:26:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Aniston hosted a holiday party at her home in Bel Air last night and a lot of famous people showed up including Robert Downey Jr with wife Susan, Tobey Maguire with wife Jennifer Meyer, Courteney Cox, Chelsea Handler, and the Paltrow-Martins, Gwyneth and Chris. As we wait for the Vanity Fair hit piece on Gwyneth that might never materialise, well, evenings like these could explain why. Full Story

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George Clooney on Twitter and Marriage

December 4, 2013 16:04:54 Posted at December 4, 2013 16:04:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey

That’ll be a course in university one day. Probably soon. George Clooney covers yet another magazine this time ESQUIRE UK. Last month, for ESQUIRE US, he shat on Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ashton Kutcher. Click here Full Story

George’s polka dots, George’s women

December 2, 2013 22:20:52 Posted at December 2, 2013 22:20:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey

George Clooney covers the new issue of W. I LOVE this photo shoot. I love that he was willing to play. Could you see Leonardo DiCaprio agreeing to this? George discusses a variety of subjects ranging from Hitler to art to how movie endings these days have become so… banal. The Chinese in me agrees. Full Story

There you are, Meryl

November 26, 2013 17:38:11 Posted at November 26, 2013 17:38:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Meryl Streep has been largely absent from promotion for August: Osage County. She’s been shooting movies, busy, and hustling on carpets and at parties isn’t usually her thing, although once in a while, if Harvey Weinstein nags at her hard enough, she’ll oblige. That said, the Academy has been very kind to Meryl Streep. Full Story

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