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Who walks and who doesn’t

April 29, 2013 13:21:08 Posted at April 29, 2013 13:21:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Splash, Dimitrios Kambouris/VF13/ Bloomberg/ Getty

Most of them walked the carpet and posed on Saturday night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Some of them didn’t. Bradley Cooper didn’t. He was shot getting out of the car and heading into the venue but did not stop for photographs. He was photographed however at the Bloomberg Vanity Fair after-party talking to his boss, Harvey Weinstein, but barely. Full Story

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Armie Hammer’s apprenticeship

April 26, 2013 15:23:04 Posted at April 26, 2013 15:23:04
Sarah Posted by Sarah

I said once that no matter how bad The Lone Ranger looks, I wouldn’t bet against director Gore Verbinski pulling a rabbit out of his hat and coming up with something entertaining and crowd-pleasing, if not exactly good. Verbinski is the kind of director that exceeds in chaotic conditions and he has a knack for finding solid character beats amidst splashy action sequences. Full Story

Beyonce copyright

April 23, 2013 18:49:46 Posted at April 23, 2013 18:49:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Remember when Beyonce complained about her unflattering photos after the Super Bowl? Click here for a refresher. That’s what happens when you complain. If you don’t complain, no one notices. As soon as you do complain, they notice all the time. Full Story

Saving Reese

April 23, 2013 13:45:59 Posted at April 23, 2013 13:45:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey

“If you’re Reese Witherspoon, who do you sell out to save your own ass when the MiniVan Majority suddenly isn’t so impressed with it?” -- This was the final line of my post yesterday re: Reese Witherspoon’s arrest for being a bratty bitch to a police officer in Atlanta. Full Story

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Ryan Reynolds vs Will Smith

April 22, 2013 18:24:42 Posted at April 22, 2013 18:24:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Every year a big budget movie takes a sh-t at the box office. The other day I predicted that Will Smith’s After Earth would hold that title in 2013. Sarah from Cinesnark didn’t disagree, but after the trailer for R.I.P.D. was released last week, she thinks it might be R. Full Story

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Katie gets a movie

April 11, 2013 18:08:56 Posted at April 11, 2013 18:08:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Katie Holmes was photographed yesterday in New York on the set a new movie called Mania Days about a rapper with mental health issues who hooks up with a poet (Katie) with mental health issues and she ends up getting pregnant. Spike Lee is producing, producing not directing, and all the headlines about it yesterday were kinda misleading: Katie Holmes working on a Spike Lee movie! Yes. Full Story

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Granny eats apples

April 9, 2013 19:03:46 Posted at April 9, 2013 19:03:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Dances spontaneously.. Kicks up her feet… Mutters to herself making peace signs… Hides behind sunflowers… Floats like a hippy dippy angel across the garden… Nicole Kidman… Carefree?!? WHAT IS THIS BEAUTIFUL THING? Thank you Belinda and Pearl for sending it along. Full Story

Jenna Tatum and a Panda

April 9, 2013 14:35:47 Posted at April 9, 2013 14:35:47
Maria Posted by Maria

What’s cuter than a pregnant woman with a teddy bear? That’s rhetorical, because nothing, obviously. I know very little about Jenna Dewan-Tatum, except that she dated Justin Timberlake, post-Britney/pre-Cameron. And of course she’s married to Channing Tatum. This is where celebrity hierarchy becomes fascinating, because when they first hooked up, they were both solid Cs, having starred in Step Up together. Full Story

As long as you don’t half-ass the promotion

April 8, 2013 18:53:08 Posted at April 8, 2013 18:53:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Justin Timberlake played golf with Kiefer Sutherland this weekend in Brentwood. Pipsqueak’s head is extra extra big right now because of how well The 20/20 Experience sold in its first week. And his summer tour with Jay-Z is also doing great numbers. Not bad for an album that was put together in only 20 days. Full Story

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Jackpot at the grocery store

April 3, 2013 21:05:48 Posted at April 3, 2013 21:05:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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All the paps just hanging out on a “gut” feeling today at Bristol Farms were rewarded with a big get -- Taylor Swift grocery shopping, like she’s even pushing her own cart. There are, um, two bags in that cart. When you go grocery shopping, do you put your two bags in the cart, then push the cart to the car, then go back and return the cart? This, to me, is a pain in the ass and a waste of time. Full Story

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