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Ben before BAFTA

February 7, 2013 21:15:46 Posted at February 7, 2013 21:15:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The BAFTAs are happening on Sunday. WHY DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE THE SAME DAY AS THE GRAMMYS?!?! And it’s Chinese New Year on Sunday. So Monday will be busy here. But I might be a bit slow getting going because of the celebrations. Anyway, Ben Affleck’s Argo has been nominated for the BAFTA Best Film and Best Director. Full Story

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Justin’s Mom Plays Stupid

February 7, 2013 19:58:28 Posted at February 7, 2013 19:58:28
Dean Posted by Dean

Justin Bieber’s mom, Pattie Mallette, was on The Today Show this morning to promote the movie she’s “executive produced” called Crescendo. No, Pattie Mallette isn’t just getting into showbiz, Pattie Mallette is getting into the business of reproduction. This movie is a biopic of Beethoven’s mom who, FUNNILY ENOUGH, just like Pattie, became pregnant at a young age and after wrestling with the decision to keep the baby or not, delivered unto the world a musical superstar. Full Story

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Bey for a Bargain

February 7, 2013 16:45:09 Posted at February 7, 2013 16:45:09
Maria Posted by Maria

After the off-brand BuzzFeed debacle -- Beyonce can’t be ugly! (seriously has anyone heard from the publicist Yvette? I’m worried for her) -- Beyoncé yesterday announced that her Mrs Carter World Tour tickets will be very accessibly priced, with tickets as low as $45 (and as high as $1300 for VIP packages). Full Story

What drives Posh

January 28, 2013 20:40:49 Posted at January 28, 2013 20:40:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Victoria Beckham is featured on the March 2013 issue of ELLE UK. I’ve attached the cover here which... Please God no, let that just be the light and not LA Face. It’s not LA Face, right? The interview is pretty insightful, although I’m not sure if that was intentional. Full Story

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In the absence of the Brange...

January 28, 2013 14:14:38 Posted at January 28, 2013 14:14:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Frazer Harrison/ Mark Davis/ Getty

This year we get the Afflecks... You know how hard the Afflecks have been working. Last night, from the moment they arrived, it was work time, did you see? Ben Affleck hit the carpet before Jennifer Garner did -- she must have been held up getting out of the car. As soon as she joined him though he was right in her ear -- downloading information/gossip/strategising, whatever it was, she dutifully nodded, understanding the game plan, gave him a quick kiss, and they were off. Full Story

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Charlie Sheen is still winning

January 18, 2013 15:28:00 Posted at January 18, 2013 15:28:00
Sarah Posted by Sarah
Wenn, Asadorian-Mejia/ Splash

There’s an article in The Hollywood Reporter this week about Debmar-Mercury’s potentially revolutionizing formula for television syndication, and I wanted to read it and think about the future of TV, but I got stuck on one of the details in the article. Debmar’s syndication deal is a “10/90” structure, meaning they make a ten-episode first season, and if that hits pre-determined ratings marks, another 90 episodes is automatically ordered and produced. Full Story

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Lea loves her celebrity crush

January 17, 2013 21:55:59 Posted at January 17, 2013 21:55:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Wenn, FameFlynet

She is still a pose-hard on a red carpet but... Lea Michele smells a lot less Try these days, non? She smiles more than she open-mouth gapes when she’s getting her picture taken. And the smile seems sweet, genuine, rather than desperate. Maybe I’m letting an assumption inform my observation. Full Story

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Best Actors in scarves

January 17, 2013 17:08:20 Posted at January 17, 2013 17:08:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Carlos Alvarez/ Getty

Daniel Day-Lewis was in Madrid yesterday promoting Lincoln in a peacoat and scarf. Judging from your email and tweets, you really enjoyed this, as did I. Bradley Cooper was also in Madrid yesterday, also in a scarf. As you know, Coop has been nominated alongside DDL for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Silver Linings Playbook. Full Story

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One Direction Gay-Baiting

January 16, 2013 21:37:29 Posted at January 16, 2013 21:37:29
Dean Posted by Dean

There’s lots being said this week about the whole Jodie Foster coming out situation but, because my heart wants to drag things down to the lowest common denominator, I’d like to use this as an excuse to talk about how gay One Direction is…or at least how gay One Direction pretends to be. Full Story

Globes Most Unbelievable: Claire Danes

January 14, 2013 17:17:56 Posted at January 14, 2013 17:17:56
Duana Posted by Duana
Jason Merritt/ FREDERIC J. BROWN/ Handout/ Getty

One month ago today – Monday – is when she had the baby. A BABY. She was completely and totally pregnant (and striding around Toronto, I thought he was going to be Canadian) and then this is the result a week later. I mean, I don’t know what to say except that’s genetics and discipline and commitment to your goals, and this happens sometimes. Full Story

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