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Charlie Sheen is still winning

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 18, 2013 15:28:00 January 18, 2013 15:28:00
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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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 17, 2013 17:08:20 January 17, 2013 17:08:20
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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

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

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

Duana Posted by Duana at January 14, 2013 17:17:56 January 14, 2013 17:17:56
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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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Penelope Does Everything, Too

Maria Posted by Maria at January 11, 2013 17:53:41 January 11, 2013 17:53:41
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Sometimes I almost feel bad for the really good actresses who can’t just act anymore. They also have to be singers, designers, chefs, perfumers, models and winemakers. Everyone Does Everything (EDE Syndrome) is real and it’s part of the reality of building a long-lasting, lucrative career. Full Story

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Taylor's Troll Tweet

Dean Posted by Dean at January 11, 2013 16:49:18 January 11, 2013 16:49:18
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If it wasn't clear that Taylor Swift has turned the paparazzi and the tabs into her own personal trolling machine, here's the proof. These are pictures of her heading back into the studio yesterday, for the first time since she supposedly left Harry "Real-Life-Daniel-Cleaver" Styles and his adorable gay-baiting ass in the Virgin Islands for good over the holidays (not enough time here to talk about 1D gayness, but oh how I fall for it!). Full Story

Taylor’s revenge dress and Harry’s jacket

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 10, 2013 14:50:32 January 10, 2013 14:50:32
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WENN

There were a few reasons Taylor Swift had to make a wardrobe statement last night at the People’s Choice Awards: It was her first red carpet since breaking up with Harry Styles and Katy Perry, who’s dating her ex, and appears to be very happy about it, was there too. It doesn’t mean that Taylor and Katy despise each other, of course not. Full Story

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Career Prospectus: Emily Blunt

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 8, 2013 19:14:38 January 8, 2013 19:14:38
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WENN

(Lainey: we received a detailed question about Emily Blunt’s career a few weeks ago from a reader called Ngoc. Perfect for the Faculty of Celebrity Studies. Ngoc’s (abridged) email is below, followed by Sarah’s analysis. Should you wish a similar Career Prospectus about your favourite star, please submit and we’ll try to make it happen. Full Story

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Naomi Watts: easing in to award season

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 7, 2013 18:16:47 January 7, 2013 18:16:47
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WENN

Palm Springs Film Festival on Saturday night -- the first of several major events in the next 10 days: Oscar nominations are coming Thursday morning followed by the Critics’ Choice Awards that night, and then, of course, the Golden Globes on Sunday. As the later events will probably get a lot more play, Naomi made an understated selection to ease into the season. Full Story

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the new movie star

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 3, 2013 15:19:55 January 3, 2013 15:19:55
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ROBYN BECK/Getty

Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants superstardom. He’s already in the mix for the next Batman, carrying into DC/WB’s Justice League movie, and now he’s been revealed as the late entry into Marvel’s casting pool for the lead role in Guardians of the Galaxy, as space captain Peter Quill/Star-Lord. Full Story