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Hollywood PR strategy and planning, celebirty media manipulation, maneuvering, publicity, and story spinning

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

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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Will Smith could have been Django, is a moron

March 26, 2013 15:11:27 Posted at March 26, 2013 15:11:27
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Will Smith’s career strategy is not a mystery. He’s spoken in the past about choosing roles because they would be blockbusters, about deliberately deciding not to pursue the kind of interesting and diverse roles like he did back in the Six Degrees of Separation days because he valued A-list success over credibility. Full Story

Searching for Patrick Dempsey

March 25, 2013 14:40:18 Posted at March 25, 2013 14:40:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Remember Outbreak? Patrick Dempsey and his monkey? Brad Pitt is looking for him. This was my first thought seeing the new trailer for World War Z. Brad is Dustin Hoffman. Is he looking for Patient Zero? Does he have a multipurpose assistant like Cuba Gooding Jr? How was he a stunt helicopter pilot AND a scientist AND a sharpshooter AND a bodyguard ALL AT THE SAME TIME!?! Anyway, as you can see below, “outbreak” is what they’re going with here as promotional strategy for Brad’s mega expensive summer movie, opening in June. Full Story