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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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Neilson Barnard/ Getty

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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Cooper Neill/ Getty

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
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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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Bryan Bedder/ Donald Bowers/ Getty

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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Fifty Shades of lip touching

November 13, 2013 16:27:39 Posted at November 13, 2013 16:27:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Entertainment Weekly has the first photos of Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan “in character” as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey, now pushed back 6 months to open in February for Valentine’s Day 2015. As you can see, Johnson’s Anastasia is all reticent and innocent sex. Full Story

Movie Star George Clooney gives a Movie Star interview

November 11, 2013 16:38:32 Posted at November 11, 2013 16:38:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

God how refreshing. A movie star who isn’t embarrassed about being a Movie Star. Who knows he’s a Movie Star and doesn’t pretend like he doesn’t want to be, or shouldn’t be, or hates to be. No protests here from George Clooney, just like he didn’t protest last week during the Writers Roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter. Full Story

At long last, Wonder Woman?

November 8, 2013 18:33:25 Posted at November 8, 2013 18:33:25
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Maybe. Variety is reporting that three actresses have been tapped to screen test for a role in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman, which is being billed as a Man of Steel sequel but feels very much like a pre-cursor to a Justice League movie. The three actresses are Olga Kurylenko, the Fast & Furious’ Gal Gadot, and GI Joe: Retaliation’s Elodie Yung. Full Story