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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

Way to waste my time, Liberty Ross

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 30, 2013 14:34:21 October 30, 2013 14:34:21
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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

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 22, 2013 17:01:27 October 22, 2013 17:01:27
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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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