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I won’t take my shirt off if you vote for me

October 22, 2013 17:01:27 Posted at October 22, 2013 17:01:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Matthew McConaughey can smell it. Last night he was honoured with the Hollywood Actor Award at the Hollywood Film Awards. As you know, McConaughey’s work in Killer Joe and Mud, followed by his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, is being called the best of his career, considered, by some, to be worth of an Oscar nomination. Full Story

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Turning down $5 million for “breakfast, lunch, and f-cking dinner”

October 21, 2013 14:43:41 Posted at October 21, 2013 14:43:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

That’s a question on a gossip quiz: Who said the following: “Breakfast, lunch, and f-cking dinner right here!” If you don’t know, you haven’t been doing your gossip homework. Colin Farrell, of course. He’s promoting Saving Mr Banks and discussed it during an Irish television interview the other day. Full Story

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Mrs Timberlake gets a job too!

October 17, 2013 13:26:00 Posted at October 17, 2013 13:26:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Check out Mrs Timberlake on the set of her new “indie thriller” Shiva & Mel yesterday in LA. Other cast members include Zosia Mamet, Joe Anderson, and Edi Gathegi. Mrs T and Mamet will play sisters. Mamet is a sex worker with a sh-tty boyfriend and Mrs T is a yoga instructor who has to change her gentle ways in order to protect her sibling. Full Story

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Michael Fassbender’s Oscar nonchalance

October 16, 2013 13:19:41 Posted at October 16, 2013 13:19:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I’m not as hype on Michael Fassbender as the rest of you are. Which is why, to me, the best part of his GQ interview is that James McAvoy is in it. McAvoy is there because Fassbender is late and the two of them are supposed to, along with the journalist, speed around a track in a fast car for kicks. Full Story

Scarlett is sexy…and jealous

October 7, 2013 15:06:53 Posted at October 7, 2013 15:06:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey

ESQUIRE named Scarlett Johansson the Sexiest Woman Alive in 2006. And again this year. She is the magazine’s first repeat SWA. And no argument here. You see my Five List? She’s on my Five List. It’s undeniable. It was recently confirmed that Scarjo is engaged to Romain Dauriac. Full Story

Ellen Pompeo’s perspective

October 7, 2013 14:54:40 Posted at October 7, 2013 14:54:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Thursday marks the 200th episode of Grey’s Anatomy. The show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, and cast members have been publicising the event. Ellen Pompeo was particularly candid in an interview with the New York Post, addressing the notorious departures of both Isaiah Washington and Katherine Heigl. Full Story

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The 50-something Sweetheart

October 3, 2013 14:40:47 Posted at October 3, 2013 14:40:47
Maria Posted by Maria

Meg Ryan. It’s a name that doesn’t come up often, but is instantly recognizable. Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Meg Ryan – America’s Sweethearts, through and through. But sometimes the Sweetheart stumbles: Julia’s had her share of romantic entanglements (which have probably just made her more endearing), Reese told an officer he didn’t have jurisdiction over the ground he speaks on (yes, speaks) and Sandra Bullock had a pretty awful divorce (but none of that was her doing and she handled it like a pro). Full Story

Game on f-ckers: Brad Pitt kicks off his campaign

October 2, 2013 20:17:47 Posted at October 2, 2013 20:17:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey

12 Years A Slave opens (limited) in a couple of weeks. It’s coming off big, BIG buzz in Telluride and then at TIFF where it was almost unanimously declared the frontrunner for Oscar, already. And already a few films are getting the f-ck out of its way. Still, there are several contenders that have time to build momentum, including David O Russell’s American Hustle and George Clooney’s Monuments Men so Brad Pitt’s starting early. Full Story

Michael B Jordan For Independence Day Sequel?

September 27, 2013 14:10:13 Posted at September 27, 2013 14:10:13
Dean Posted by Dean
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You know that thing where your dog gets weird before a storm? I think you, me and the rest of us gossips have that same instinct for when a celebrity is being groomed and pushed on us as The Next Big Thing. We’ve felt it SO many times - we all felt it with Anne, we felt it with Amanda Seyfried, we felt it with Ryan Reynolds (and Gosling!), and for a while now we’ve been feeling it with Michael B Jordan. Full Story

The Blake Lively Lifestyle

September 26, 2013 13:26:21 Posted at September 26, 2013 13:26:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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But you expected this, didn’t you? Blake Lively’s been married a year. She’s also showing off her skills in the kitchen.  She bakes a lot. She’s decorating her home. She loves fashion… It’s Gossip Girl turned GOOP, and now she’s telling UK VOGUE Full Story