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Brange on a boat with the kids

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 9, 2013 13:26:52 December 9, 2013 13:26:52
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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

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

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 26, 2013 17:38:11 November 26, 2013 17:38:11
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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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Fifty Shades of lip touching

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

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

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

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?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 8, 2013 18:33:25 November 8, 2013 18:33:25
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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

Jennifer Lawrence’s pixie cut

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

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

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

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