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Ben Affleck Don Draper

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

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
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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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Ben before BAFTA

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