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Jennifer Lawrence’s pixie cut

November 6, 2013 20:10:36 Posted at November 6, 2013 20:10:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jennifer Lawrence cut her hair. Short. She posted two photos on her Facebook page. Note one of those shots is from a private plane. Do you like it? It doesn’t look bad. Not at all. But it does make her look older. And kinda news anchory, non? Anne Hathaway didn’t look news anchory so it’s not the cut but the wearer of the cut. Full Story

Candid photos in the meadow

November 5, 2013 21:16:24 Posted at November 5, 2013 21:16:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet

It’s a beautiful autumn day. Run through the meadow and smell the crisp air. Marvel at the leaves swirling, golden browns and coppers, the colour palette of the season. The dog trails at your feet, enjoying the outdoors, a loyal companion on a picnic, happy to hang out on a grassy knoll while you check your text messages, your brown leather jacket perfect matching your brown leather bag, a scarf tossed casually around your neck, and your hair in cascading beachy waves – they just came out that way… This is where we find Blake Lively. Full Story

Which would you rather: Aaron Taylor-Johnson edition

October 31, 2013 16:34:22 Posted at October 31, 2013 16:34:22
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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FameFlynet

This week in Duh, We Knew That news, Aaron Taylor-Johnson has officially joined the cast of The Avengers: Age of Ultron as Quicksilver, the one hero more worthless than Hawkeye. Word that Taylor-Johnson was being tapped for the role came out early last summer and then he gave some not-very-coy interview during Kick-Ass 2 press that pretty well confirmed it: he was gearing up to play the guy who can run really fast. Full Story

Way to waste my time, Liberty Ross

October 31, 2013 13:50:40 Posted at October 31, 2013 13:50:40
Sarah Posted by Sarah

When the new Vanity Fair cover was revealed earlier this week, Lainey commented, “Vanity Fair is out for blood all over the place.” We’re all waiting for the big expose on Goop, they’re reportedly pressuring Nigella Lawson to participate in a feature story, and the topline of the new cover boasts, The Wife Who Outfoxed Kristen Stewart. Full Story

Blake Lively’s lifestyle takeover

October 30, 2013 14:34:21 Posted at October 30, 2013 14:34:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, Dominique Charriau/ Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/ Getty

She’s been promising us a lifestyle launch that no one’s ever seen before. Well, Blake Lively has just been confirmed as the face of L’Oreal Paris. It’s a big deal for her. L’Oreal has so much money. But it’s not the most original career move anyone has ever made. Full Story

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What JB’s missing

October 29, 2013 14:27:23 Posted at October 29, 2013 14:27:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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INF

While Justin Bieber may or may not have been coming all over a Panamanian prostitute’s breasts, Selena Gomez was in Florida, just chillin’, hanging out with friends, totally not sending a message, oh no. OK so before you roll your eyes… Answer honestly: If you were Selena Gomez, all of Selena Gomez, and you just broke up with a baby punk, would you want to be papped on the beach in a black and white bikini with your hair extensions all hot and wavy. Full Story

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George is delayed

October 23, 2013 14:13:23 Posted at October 23, 2013 14:13:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The LA Times broke the news yesterday that George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, originally expected to be an award season contender, will now be pushed to early 2014. According to Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov, they don’t have enough time to complete the special effects. Full Story

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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Jason Kempin/ Getty

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
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WENN

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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TC/ Splash

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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