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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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Big Brother RDJ

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2013 19:44:56 May 8, 2013 19:44:56
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Deadline’s Nikki Finke posted an engrossingly thorough report yesterday about negotiations for The Avengers 2. It’s a great article about the business of movies, and celebrities. You can click here to read it. In short, Marvel is cheap. Full Story

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Henry Cavill is a (hot) nerd

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 3, 2013 19:57:00 May 3, 2013 19:57:00

We’ve all noted that Henry Cavill, despite being ridiculously good looking and obviously being made into A Thing, is kind of boring. For many of us, the most interesting thing about him is that he dates Gina Carano (which is totally hot). He certainly seems nice, and is well spoken bordering on soft spoken, but he’s kind of the most vanilla potential heartthrob out there, right? Well not anymore. Full Story

Leo on marriage?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 2, 2013 15:52:31 May 2, 2013 15:52:31
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Leo looked good last night at The Great Gatsby premiere in New York. That’s a nice suit. I feel like maybe there’s too much red in his face in some of these shots and of course it’ll never be what it was when he was at his prettiest but then again, if Leo’s role model is... Full Story

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How much will they have to pay RDJ?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 1, 2013 16:44:04 May 1, 2013 16:44:04
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Jacek was given strict orders not to talk to me, not to be around me, not to bother me at all during Robert Downey Jr’s interview with Jon Stewart last night on The Daily Show. RDJ is the best. Jon Stewart is the best. And together? With just a table separating them? Did your heart explode? At the movies, Iron Man is Marvel’s most lucrative superhero right now. Full Story

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Brad Pitt, Zombie Savior

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 30, 2013 17:30:24 April 30, 2013 17:30:24

I’ve been highly critical of and already disappointed in World War Z for like, three years now. I’ve called it a nightmare, I’ve been harsh on Brad Pitt’s responsibilities and decision-making regarding this project, and I’m not optimistic for the film’s chances at the box office. Full Story

Reese Witherspoon’s baby brain

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 29, 2013 18:43:06 April 29, 2013 18:43:06
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A smiling Reese Witherspoon faced photographers at LAX yesterday. TMZ says she’s heading back to Atlanta where she’d been working on a film and, of course, where she was arrested last week for DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM-ing a cop after her husband, Jim Toth, was pulled over for potentially harming innocent people while operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol -- nearly double the legal limit. Full Story

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Who walks and who doesn’t

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 29, 2013 13:21:08 April 29, 2013 13:21:08
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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

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

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

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