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The “chic and healthy” mom reads the WSJ

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 12, 2013 16:44:21 March 12, 2013 16:44:21
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It’s only lunch. Try not to roll your eyes so hard you have to go home. Here’s Jessica Alba on the morning show circuit in New York. She’s promoting her new book The Honest Life, evidently a companion to her company, The Honest Company -- green for baby, or something. Here’s the headline that accompanied her interview video on Good Morning America Full Story

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Weekends with the kids

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 11, 2013 16:43:45 March 11, 2013 16:43:45
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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck took the kids arts and crafts shopping on Saturday, 8 days since his last papped outing with the children, during which he held a boot up to the camera and claimed it was for demonstration purposes only. He was spoken to at home, no doubt. Full Story

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Protecting Jessica Chastain?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 4, 2013 18:37:49 March 4, 2013 18:37:49
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Another great example of the “Business of Hollywood” and all the manipulation and strong-arming that characterises the industry. Deadline’s Nikki Finke posted a delicious item yesterday about how Vanity Fair curiously pulled down an article about Jessica Chastain during the Academy’s Oscar voting period. Full Story

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Ben shaves his playoff beard

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2013 17:58:32 February 26, 2013 17:58:32
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I’m telling you, that’s why the Patriots lost in the Super Bowl to the Giants the first time, in Phoenix. They were undefeated that season. And...Tom Brady CUT HIS HAIR for the only game that mattered! Ben Affleck wasn’t so stupid. He kept a playoff beard going through award season and, well, as we know, it worked. Full Story

Oscar Week and The Girl On Fire

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 22, 2013 20:53:15 February 22, 2013 20:53:15

Jennifer Lawrence is considered one of the favourites for Best Actress on Sunday (even though more and more momentum seems to be shifting to Emmanuelle Riva). Taking advantage of her profile going into the weekend, promotional images from two separate campaigns not related to Silver Linings Playbook have been released. Full Story

Taylor & Tom

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 22, 2013 20:24:53 February 22, 2013 20:24:53
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Well I guess this is how it works with Taylor Swift -- any time she shows up somewhere with a new guy, they must be dating. This new guy is called Tom Odell, a British musician. They met at the BRIT Awards earlier this week. Last night they hit up a pub and then the Groucho Club. (Can you picture Taylor Swift throwing back a pint?) It’s understandable, being in London, on Harry Styles’s territory, why Taylor would want some company. Full Story

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Gina & Henry Oscar Week

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 22, 2013 15:45:14 February 22, 2013 15:45:14
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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 night...in 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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2013 23:13:37 February 21, 2013 23:13:37
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at February 20, 2013 18:43:31 February 20, 2013 18:43:31
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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