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Hollywood PR strategy and planning, celebirty media manipulation, maneuvering, publicity, and story spinning

Taylor falls

April 1, 2016 17:08:01 Posted at April 1, 2016 17:08:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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SPW/ Splash News

Yesterday Beyoncé gave us a shot of herself running on the treadmill, in WEDGE HEELS. That’s the Beyoncé brand. Of course she runs and works out in wedge heels. Practically it makes sense, since when she’s on stage, she’s handling choreography in heels all the time. Full Story

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Beyoncé speaks for Ivy Park

March 31, 2016 16:57:51 Posted at March 31, 2016 16:57:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Beyoncé on the cover of both ELLE USA and ELLE UK. It’s the long-awaited athleisure line. It’s called Ivy Park. The album? Not sure. Maybe tomorrow? But you can see now that it’s all converging. Full Story

The softer side of Charlize Theron

March 29, 2016 20:54:45 Posted at March 29, 2016 20:54:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Splash News

Don’t get it twisted. She’s not cuddly all of a sudden. But this is one of the few profiles of Charlize Theron that I’ve ever read that shows her at her most vulnerable. And while it doesn’t make me any less terrified of her (when she’s coming down a carpet at you, and she does bitch-face better than most, with the exception of maybe Robin Wright, you feel the cold) it does offer a different perspective of someone who’s been famous for a long time – which doesn’t happen often. Full Story

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Tom Hiddleston making the rounds

March 29, 2016 19:15:49 Posted at March 29, 2016 19:15:49
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Derek Storm/ Richie Buxo/ Splash News, Astrid Stawiarz/ Nicholas Hunt/ Getty Images

Tom Hiddleston’s new movie, I Saw the Light, opened last weekend but hardly anyone noticed amidst the bat-noise of Superhero Face Punch. But Hiddleston did his duty and promoted the movie, making several talk show appearances and being visible. Full Story

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Nicki in Nylon

March 17, 2016 17:08:33 Posted at March 17, 2016 17:08:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Nicki Minaj is the cover feature in the new issue of Nylon. I read the article this morning. It’s not the most insightful celebrity profile I’ve ever read, but there are some notable quotes. Nicki is promoting Barbershop: The Next Cut. She’s also been working on a television show based on her life. Full Story

Gwyneth and the Stylists

March 16, 2016 13:59:10 Posted at March 16, 2016 13:59:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jeff Vespa/ Donato Sardella/ Getty Images

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Power Stylists issue is out. Three years ago, in this very issue, it was Zoe Saldana who gave us a quote that I use often, especially when actresses complain about #AskHerMore and having to talk about their clothes on a red carpet: “(My stylist Petra Flannery and I have) managed to convince a lot of directors who now have respect for what we put together and for Petra’s essential place in a huge press tour like Star Trek or Avatar. Full Story

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