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Jessica Alba shops at Target

December 21, 2012 19:33:48 Posted at December 21, 2012 19:33:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Oh please. Even Jacek looked at these shots last night and rolled his eyes. Jessica Alba is just like you, ok? She’s a mom now. Here’s a recipe for the best lasagne, and meanwhile she buys her baby toys where you do too... At the Target. Which makes her an authority on parenting. Full Story

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Katie on Tom’s weekend

December 21, 2012 16:58:04 Posted at December 21, 2012 16:58:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Who’s the genius pushing Katie Holmes out so visibly on the weekend Tom Cruise is trying to sell Jack Reacher? If there’s anyone to challenge Blake Lively’s fame game, Jesus, it might actually be Katie Holmes. A year ago, this would not have been your answer. Katie Holmes! Is a baller! There’s her ex-husband, doing what he can, desperately, to make sure his latest movie isn’t a bomb at the box office, and Katie steps out, with an appearance of her own on Letterman, as if to remind us, for those who’d forgotten, that she left him in the dead of night, escaping the clutches of his cult, rescuing their daughter in the process. Full Story

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Blake’s missing cover

December 19, 2012 21:38:42 Posted at December 19, 2012 21:38:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

You can interpret that a number of ways… If you’ve been reading my blog regularly the last few weeks, you know that Blake Lively’s Martha Stewart Weddings issue is…like Christmas for me. And for some of you too. We can’t wait to see it. We’ve been waiting for so long, and she’s played us so beautifully, the magazine’s release is almost like a proper EVENT. Full Story

The Jolie is not making a movie about Robsten

December 19, 2012 15:48:44 Posted at December 19, 2012 15:48:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Jason Kempi/Getty Images

But f-ck, why not? Deadline reported yesterday that Angelina Jolie will direct a movie called Unbroken. #RobstenIsUnbroken? Yes. But no. But let’s put #RobstenIsUnbroken on our Best of 2012 list anyway, shall we? The Twi-Hard meltdown exceeded all of our expectations. Full Story

Beyonce 2013

December 10, 2012 21:45:37 Posted at December 10, 2012 21:45:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Juan Garces/ JL/ Splash

Baby Wales best be getting stronger, because Beyonce wants to go head to head in 2013. And she’s been going about her domination business about as meticulously as William and Catherine Cambridge approached their heir-ing. The Beysus has BIG plans for next year. First, as you know, she’s performing at the Super Bowl. Full Story

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Promoting a movie without Katie

December 10, 2012 17:38:13 Posted at December 10, 2012 17:38:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Clive Mason/ Laurence Griffiths/ Getty

Last year around this time, Tom Cruise was promoting Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol with Katie Holmes at his side and on his side. As you know, M:I4 did very, very good business, and it seemed like, finally, Tom was over the couch-jumping. And in the dead of the night, she escaped. Since then, nightly news shows and celebrity-friendly publications have run slam pieces on Scientology, alleging that Tom has a freakish habit of auditioning his girlfriends and future-wives, seemingly no longer afraid of retribution. Full Story

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Ryan Gosling, presenter?

December 5, 2012 17:43:19 Posted at December 5, 2012 17:43:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Ryan Gosling met up with a friend/business associate for lunch yesterday at Gjelina in Venice. That’s the restaurant where you’re not allowed to request modifications to their menu items, like dressing on the side. Click here for a refresher. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart campaigning?

December 3, 2012 20:01:14 Posted at December 3, 2012 20:01:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Frederick M. Brown/ Getty

Here’s Kristen Stewart at the Academy’s Governors Awards on Saturday. Some people are saying she’s working the circuit to see if she can build some momentum for an On The Road nomination (as the New York Film Critics Circle announces its winners list today and it’s all over the place -- more on this tomorrow). Full Story

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Taylor, Harry, a baby, and Conor Kennedy

December 3, 2012 14:41:56 Posted at December 3, 2012 14:41:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
FameFlynet, Bauer, Splash

I love pointing into the distance pictures. They’re so... movie montage, non? Look at Taylor Swift, holding the baby at the Central Park Zoo, watching the animals, creating a postcard moment for us. It’s very generous. So this is why they’ve been going bananas on Twitter today. Full Story

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Blake & Ryan: 4 weeks to go

November 30, 2012 16:48:51 Posted at November 30, 2012 16:48:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Wenn, SWAP/ Splash

As I reported earlier this week -- click here for a refresher -- the Blake Lively Martha Stewart Weddings issue won’t be out until December 24th. Leading up to the release, Blake has kept a very, very low profile, astutely keeping us hungry. Full Story

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Waiting on Blake

November 20, 2012 21:53:49 Posted at November 20, 2012 21:53:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Kevin Winter/ Getty

Lorella just sent me an email asking when the Blake Lively Ryan Reynolds Martha Stewart Weddings issue is coming out. When is that Martha Stewart with Blake Lively coming out? I need to see it. (I can’t remember the last time I was waiting on a magazine release.) (Okay, that’s a lie. Full Story