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Miley’s last Tonight Show

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 31, 2014 16:12:33 January 31, 2014 16:12:33
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NBC/ Getty

Miley was on with Jay Leno last night. He’s wrapping up his tenure there – again – so it was her last appearance…with him as host. I’m sure she’ll be back with Fallon, non? Jay asked Miley what advice she’d give Justin. Basically, pay your people to take care of you and build a f-cking club in your house so you don’t have to cause mayhem out there. Full Story

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The Righteous Couple

Maria Posted by Maria at January 31, 2014 15:02:59 January 31, 2014 15:02:59
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FameFlynet

A few days ago, I wrote about a series of tweets by Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell calling for a boycott on magazines that buy photos of celebrity children (click here for a refresher). It made a lot of headlines, with some people taking up the cause for “save the children (who aren’t in any serious danger)” while others wondered if the whole crusade was an exercise for Dax and Kristen’s ego. Full Story

The Price of Mom Pimping

Maria Posted by Maria at January 28, 2014 21:03:17 January 28, 2014 21:03:17
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FameFlynet

When it comes to celebrity culture, 99% of celebrities will tell you what a scourge the paparazzi are – how they just can’t stand the attention and they want to go shopping at The Grove in peace, ok? This is what they say, but it’s not hard to spot signs of collusion. Perfectly done hair/makeup on a grocery run, an uptick in photos during a promotion or campaign, a coffee run to announce a new coupling. Full Story

The Posh Fashion Story

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 28, 2014 15:23:37 January 28, 2014 15:23:37

Do you miss Victoria Beckham? Posh hasn’t been papped in a long time. See? They can go deep underground when they want to. Even Victoria Beckham can go deep underground when she wants to. She wants to because she understands that her absence increases the value when she actually does show up. Full Story

Surprise, You and Anne Hathaway Were On a Break

Dean Posted by Dean at January 24, 2014 15:27:37 January 24, 2014 15:27:37
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Blayze/ Splash

It seems to me that the problem with Anne Hathaway, and the reason for her post-Les Miserables backlash, is that she doesn’t really know how to not revel in the spotlight. She milks it. Which isn’t really that offensive, but it rubs people the wrong way. Well, now she’s proving this more than ever because, according to her, she spent the past year trying to hide out, feeling that people “needed a break”  Full Story

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What the Fudge

Maria Posted by Maria at January 21, 2014 16:54:51 January 21, 2014 16:54:51
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Frazer Harrison/ Getty

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

Dean Posted by Dean at January 16, 2014 19:05:54 January 16, 2014 19:05:54
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Johns PKI/ Splash, Theo Wargo/ Getty

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 6, 2014 15:41:27 January 6, 2014 15:41:27
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Charley Gallay/ Michael Buckner/ Getty

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?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 16, 2013 14:57:54 December 16, 2013 14:57:54
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Steffman-Rocke/ Splash

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2013 14:58:26 December 11, 2013 14:58:26
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2013 14:39:08 December 11, 2013 14:39:08
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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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