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Gwyneth Paltrow: bracing for September?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 14, 2013 15:36:48 June 14, 2013 15:36:48
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Earlier this week, Page Six reported that Vanity Fair was preparing a cover feature on Gwyneth Paltrow but that she refused to participate, and was calling around telling her friends not to participate either. Click here Full Story

He’s just being Liam

Maria Posted by Maria at June 6, 2013 15:32:24 June 6, 2013 15:32:24
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Liam Hemsworth, boyfriend/fiancé/whatever of Miley Cyrus, has joined Twitter. Clearly a promotional move, at this writing, he only has two tweets – one from Team Liam. That’s fine, I don’t see anything wrong with them using Twitter to promote a film, especially when they are forthright about it. Full Story

Mrs Timberlake needs new management

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 4, 2013 14:45:13 June 4, 2013 14:45:13
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As you know, Mrs Timberlake’s work schedule isn’t exactly heavy. Deadline posted yesterday that she’s fired her management. The wording of the article is hilarious as Deadline reports that CAA is supposedly “scrambling” to keep her as a client: “(Mrs Timberlake) discharged her managers late last week, and she will decide her future this week with CAA. Full Story

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Not enough money for Johnny Depp

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 30, 2013 16:21:37 May 30, 2013 16:21:37
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There was a story the other day on Celebitchy about how Johnny Depp helped out a few homeless guys by hooking them up as extras on his new film. There is a story today about Johnny Depp dropping out of the Whitey Bulger movie because he wouldn’t take a pay cut. Full Story

Perry, Mayer, Pattinson: Coincidence or Conspiracy?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 28, 2013 17:53:17 May 28, 2013 17:53:17
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Click here if you missed the update on the Robert Pattinson-Katy Perry article I posted earlier. As noted then, PEOPLE reported that Pattinson and Perry were supposedly seen together at a wedding in Santa Barbara, and then that post went missing. Full Story

Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry, and the missing article

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 28, 2013 15:07:03 May 28, 2013 15:07:03
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A situation is developing. It’s very, VERY Good For Gossip... PEOPLE.com posted an article yesterday about Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry. Apparently the two were spotted at San Ysidro Ranch, a luxury resort in Santa Barbara, on Sunday. Full Story

Propagandizing World War Z

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 24, 2013 15:10:30 May 24, 2013 15:10:30
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With one month to go until it opens in theaters, it’s time for World War Z to get serious about promotion. To that end, Paramount held a surprise screening in New Jersey, and Brad Pitt himself stopped by to introduce the film. And wouldn’t you know it? The audience overwhelmingly liked the movie. Full Story

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What Brad did for Angelina

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 22, 2013 17:30:23 May 22, 2013 17:30:23

For the second week in the row, PEOPLE’s cover story is Brange with details from “insiders” about how Brad Pitt helped Angelina Jolie through her mastectomies: "Brad did everything he could to keep things secret and protect Angie. They really wanted Angie to be able to recover and rest before they shared the story. Full Story

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Jeremy Renner is not fired

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 21, 2013 17:06:10 May 21, 2013 17:06:10
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Last week a rumor surfaced about Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye being out of The Avengers 2, and that Renner himself could be done with the franchise, as Marvel brass weren’t happy with some comments he made about how Hawkeye turned out. While Marvel is totally willing to recast (see also: Terrence Howard, Edward Norton), sh*t talking is not how you get kicked to the curb. Full Story

Tom Cruise & JJ Abrams

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2013 20:44:52 May 15, 2013 20:44:52
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Tom Cruise was at the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere last night. He did not walk the carpet but showed up for the after-party. As you know, it’s not his style to attend the opening of just anything. The official reason is that he was there to support his friends. But this was a strategic move too. Full Story

DO YOU KNOW I’M BLONDE AGAIN?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 14, 2013 16:22:49 May 14, 2013 16:22:49
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Is that what Reese Witherspoon and Britney Spears have in common? Brown is when the bad sh-t happens. That just made me laugh. You can imagine the look on Reese Witherspoon’s face if you were to tell her that she and Britney share something. Here’s Reese arriving in New York yesterday with her husband Jim Toth. Full Story

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