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Dakota Johnson & Charlie Hunnam: Anastasia & Christian

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 3, 2013 13:27:11 September 3, 2013 13:27:11
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FameFlynet, Brad Barket/ Getty

EL James, the author of Fifty Shades Of Grey, announced yesterday that she’d found an actress to play her in her fantasy with Robert Pattinson. Dakota Johnson will be Anastasia Steele. Charlie Hunnan is Christian Grey. So the biggest move of his career is a replacement for Robert Pattinson. What was your motivation Charlie? Imagining EL James imagining Pattinson going down on Kristen Stewart, basically. Full Story

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Dance Dance Revolution

Maria Posted by Maria at August 29, 2013 14:25:37 August 29, 2013 14:25:37
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WENN

Some alternate titles I came up with for this post: Tangoing with Xenu, Don’t Step on Tom Cruise’s Toes and Will Shelly Miscavige Sit In The Front Row? Leah Remini is confirmed as a contestant on season 17 (how has it had 17 seasons?!) of Dancing With the Stars. I know, I know, not exactly must-watch TV BUT – it’s popular and family-friendly, both key components in a battle against Xenu. Full Story

Sold! Jessica’s baby boy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2013 13:09:09 August 28, 2013 13:09:09

Jessica Simpson covers the new issue of US Weekly with daughter Maxwell and newborn son Ace, born June 30. There had been reports that she wasn’t having an easy time getting a good rate on this exclusive. I wonder how much she eventually had to come down. Full Story

Mrs Timberlake is invited to the after-party

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 26, 2013 13:57:01 August 26, 2013 13:57:01
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Turgeon-Steffman/ Splash

No reported sightings of Mrs Timberlake at the VMAs but she did show up for the after-party at the Dream hotel. That’s quite a dress too. It’s sheer. There’s underwear. It looks expensive. And… all it got was an after-party? Deprived the opportunity to be shown on the carpet? Don’t say the paps aren’t useful, especially when you’re wearing something you really want to be seen in. Full Story

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Ben Affleck is Batman: the Gossip angle

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 23, 2013 12:46:07 August 23, 2013 12:46:07
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WENN

Remember when some Teen Wolf actor tried to convince people that he could be Batman? Click here for a refresher. It makes that guy look even worse now. Because, well, they were obviously aiming a lot higher. Two weeks ago The Hollywood Reporter put out a long list that included Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. Full Story

Victoria Beckham eats and smiles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 22, 2013 19:22:08 August 22, 2013 19:22:08

NY Times Style profile on Victoria Beckham. You know what? She gives a good interview. She gives a FUN interview. So I’m not excerpting it because I don’t want you to miss out on her tone. She is at once cheeky, but also honest, and, when it counts, very serious, especially about her business. Full Story

Why Is Madonna’s Grill?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 22, 2013 15:45:12 August 22, 2013 15:45:12
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Wenn, FameFlynet

Check out Madonna in Rome at the opening of her Hard Candy Fitness Club. As you can see, she’s wearing a grill. Why Is Madonna’s grill? Celebitchy posits that it might be about copying Miley Cyrus and staying young and relevant. I can’t argue with that. Full Story

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They backpedal for Gwyneth

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 15, 2013 13:17:52 August 15, 2013 13:17:52

Earlier this week it was reported that Gwyneth Paltrow was a pain in the ass at Authors Night in the Hamptons. It was a charity event and G was there to sign copies of her book and raise money for the East Hampton Library. Christina Oxenberg was seated next to her at the signing table and blogged about how G’s fans and G’s bodyguards made it so that she eventually had to hide underneath the table eating meat products. Full Story

Halle Berry & Jennifer Garner vs the paparazzi

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 14, 2013 16:15:14 August 14, 2013 16:15:14
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Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner appeared before the Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing in Sacramento yesterday to urge lawmakers to pass tougher legislation against paparazzi when they’re taking pictures of celebrity children. Garner in particular became very emotional when discussing how her kids are harassed by photographers. Full Story

Fawning over the Foreign Press

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 14, 2013 13:05:10 August 14, 2013 13:05:10
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Mark Davis/ Jason Merritt/ Kevin Winter/ Getty

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association held a luncheon yesterday in Beverly Hills. You remember what Amy and Tina said of the HFPA at the Golden Globes? “There is no known cure for the Hollywood Foreign Press.” I just watched their opening monologue again. God that James Cameron joke still lands even after at least a dozen viewings. Full Story

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