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Gina & Henry Oscar Week

February 22, 2013 17:06:34 Posted at February 22, 2013 17:06:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Wenn, FameFlynet

As I’ve been saying, LA is where you need to be for your career this weekend, if you can manage it. And with the release of Man Of Steel approaching, Henry Cavill needs the face time. Since his girlfriend is the most interesting thing about him -- to me, anyway -- it’s good that she’s along for the ride, although conventional Hollywood publicity strategy might say otherwise. Full Story

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Katie's jumpsuit start

February 22, 2013 15:45:14 Posted at February 22, 2013 15:45:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Diabolik/ Splash

What did I say yesterday?!? In my last post on Thursday I noted that Katie Holmes was out of New York, presumably to do some work on the Oscar circuit as the ex Mrs Tom Cruise, pleading specifically for her NOT to show up wearing her own sh-t. Check out Katie last that f-cking black jumpsuit she designed, and that she's worn on a couple of occasions already. Full Story

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Katie’s hitting the circuit

February 21, 2013 23:13:37 Posted at February 21, 2013 23:13:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Andrew Rocke/ Splash

Most celebrities, if not already in LA, are en route to LA. Especially this weekend. LA is where some work will be done -- at the parties, on the carpets -- for those who are nominated for Oscars and those not nominated for Oscars. This is where you hint at something over a cocktail, express interest in a part by the pool, anything that sets you up for the Next. Full Story

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Calling Clive Davis A Liar

February 20, 2013 18:43:31 Posted at February 20, 2013 18:43:31
Duana Posted by Duana
Nikki Nelson /WENN

Kelly Clarkson posted this on WhoSay yesterday. Guaranteed she didn’t take a long time to write it. Not because it’s bad, or anything like that. On the contrary, it is straightforward and passionate – she maybe had one person read it over and then threw it up, shaking a little with rage but feeling better that she did something about it. Full Story

Ben Affleck Don Draper

February 15, 2013 21:40:46 Posted at February 15, 2013 21:40:46
Maria Posted by Maria

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are going strong, and despite the Oscar snub, my goodness is it paying off. Is Argo pretty much a lock for Best Picture at this point? (I hated it, did anyone else hate it? [Lainey: I liked it very much.] And I usually really enjoy Ben’s direction). The success of the Affleck campaign is due in no small part to Ben and Jen’s Walt and June Cleaver act. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston’s Birthday Week

February 13, 2013 15:32:04 Posted at February 13, 2013 15:32:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Jackson Lee/ Splash, INF

It was Jennifer Aniston’s birthday on Monday. She’s 44 now. A monkey! PEOPLE Magazine celebrated their holiest day of the year with an article about, obviously, her hair. Jen’s been working in Connecticut on the untitled Elmore Leonard movie. Full Story

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Campaign Faces

February 11, 2013 20:14:34 Posted at February 11, 2013 20:14:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
AFP/ Ian Gavan/ Getty

Jennifer Garner did indeed accompany Ben Affleck to the BAFTAs. Must leave nothing to chance. Not until February 24. Not until the big show. She’s the Mellie Grant of Hollywood. Which is why while Bradley Cooper and the rest were getting sweaty and messy at the BAFTA parties, the Afflecks kept their game faces on. Full Story

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Pippy & Shelfy Twi-Harding PTA

February 8, 2013 19:12:20 Posted at February 8, 2013 19:12:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Amy Graves/ Getty

Check this out -- Justin Timberlake hosted an art exhibit last night with Amy Adams showing the work of her partner Darren Le Gallo. JT’s wife was there too and together they had their moment with Paul Thomas Anderson who, of course, directed Adams recently in The Master, for which she received yet another Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Full Story

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Jennifer’s grey bag on the way to the BAFTAs

February 8, 2013 17:50:42 Posted at February 8, 2013 17:50:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This is Jennifer Lawrence heading out of LA en route to London yesterday ahead of the BAFTAs on Sunday where she’s nominated for Leading Actress alongside Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren, and Emmanuelle Riva. It’ll be the first major event where Chastain, Lawrence, and Riva go head to head. Full Story

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How will Beyonce take over the Grammys?

February 8, 2013 16:49:09 Posted at February 8, 2013 16:49:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Wenn, VLUV / Ajax/ Splash

Will she? B’s been criticised this week for stealing all the lights at the Super Bowl and not being Madonna enough or being too into herself or showing off too much skin or cockblocking the girls of Destiny’s Child and, of course, not wanting to look ugly so... I mean... She could decide to turn down her Beyonce for the Grammys on Sunday. Full Story

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