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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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Don't call her Mrs Affleck

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 13, 2013 18:40:25 August 13, 2013 18:40:25

Jennifer Garner covers the new ALLURE. You'll have to help me out with this one, please. Because there's a quote here that I have some questions about. On why she and Ben don't do a lot of carpets together, Garner said: "Sometimes it's a pain because my heels are so high and it would be nice to have his arm. Full Story

JB gets naked for grandma

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 12, 2013 16:43:17 August 12, 2013 16:43:17

TMZ posted these photos of a naked Justin Bieber holding a guitar in front of his Bieber at his grandmother’s last year at Thanksgiving. He’d slept in and was late to join family and friends. So, to lighten the moment, he decided to make his entrance wearing no clothing, serenading granny. Full Story

Katherine Heigl wants to go home

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 9, 2013 15:35:12 August 9, 2013 15:35:12
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Splash

Judd Apatow put Katherine Heigl in his movie. It was a hit. So Katherine Heigl tried to become a movie star. It didn’t really work out. Now Heigl is reportedly contemplating a return to television. She’s been pitching a show to the networks and so far NBC seems most interested. It’s a CIA drama and Heigl would play “an adviser/communications liaison for the U. Full Story

Tom Cruise Jr and the older woman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 30, 2013 15:07:39 July 30, 2013 15:07:39
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Keystone

Taylor Lautner has been shooting a movie called Tracers in NYC. His co-star is a Canadian actress called Marie Avgeropoulos. Apparently the two are dating now as they’ve been seen, and papped, off-set holding hands. Taylor is 21 years old. Marie just turned 27. So Tom Cruise Jr is with an older woman, just like Tom Cruise was early in his career. Full Story

He didn’t hook up either

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 19, 2013 17:25:07 July 19, 2013 17:25:07

Well sh-t. Eva Longoria and George Clooney are giving us a lot to talk about to end an otherwise sh-tty week. In good gossip there is solace, right? So to recap, because these days everything happens so fast, thank you Henry Cavill: -Eva Longoria has a new boyfriend and tells PEOPLE to tell the world about it. Full Story

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She says they didn’t hook up

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 19, 2013 15:33:56 July 19, 2013 15:33:56
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Getty Images

US Weekly reported yesterday that George Clooney tried to get in there with Eva Longoria, even though he was with Stacy Keibler at the time. They were both in Berlin in March and while there was some flirtation, the magazine claims that Eva wasn’t down with doing it behind Stacy Keibler’s back and told him she wouldn’t reciprocate until he was officially single. Full Story

Superman & Nerd Girl lasted 10 days

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 12, 2013 15:37:22 July 12, 2013 15:37:22
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FameFlynet

On July 1, US Weekly broke the news that Henry Cavill and Kaley Cuoco were dating. The next day, Cuoco conveniently got papped at the nail bar. The day after that, Cuoco and Cavill were shot together on a hike in the hills by a photographer who just, you know, woke up and decided it would be a good place to hang out for several hours that day in the hopes that Superman would just show up. Full Story

Magna Carta Holy Blue

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 3, 2013 18:09:51 July 3, 2013 18:09:51

Magna Carta Holy Grail is the title of Jay-Z’s new album, dropping tomorrow for Samsung users and July 7 for everyone else. The cover art for Magna Carta Holy Grail was released today in England at Salisbury Cathedral, next to one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta. So… just in case you thought Kanye West had a monopoly on ego… The difference is in the comedy. Full Story

Gwyneth & Chris go out in London

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 2, 2013 16:39:54 July 2, 2013 16:39:54
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Wenn, FameFlynet

Gwyneth Paltrow was photographed outside The Dorchester yesterday in London. Last night, Chris Martin was photographed leaving a performance of A Curious Night At The Theatre. On the weekend he was at Glastonbury with their kids, Apple and Moses. Unfortunately it wasn’t a full family outing. Full Story

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