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Ryan Gosling, presenter?

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

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?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 3, 2012 20:01:14 December 3, 2012 20:01:14
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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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 30, 2012 16:48:51 November 30, 2012 16:48:51
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 20, 2012 21:53:49 November 20, 2012 21:53:49
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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

Ben goes to everything

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 14, 2012 15:58:50 November 14, 2012 15:58:50
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Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty

Pace yourself, Ben. It’s a long season. Here’s Ben Affleck at the GQ Men of the Year party last night. Part of the deal in getting the cover is to show up for the magazine’s event, although at the time of this writing (4am ET) I don’t see any photos of Channing Tatum, also Man of the Year. Full Story

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This could have been the Brange of Scientology

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 7, 2012 20:08:53 November 7, 2012 20:08:53
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Wenn, Jim Smeal/ Getty

I just asked Maria what Kirstie Alley is selling and why she’s pimping herself all over Barbara Walters, forgetting that she’s on that Dancing Stars show and must not be eliminated yet. This, apparently, is how she’s trying to secure votes: by telling people that John Travolta isn’t gay. Full Story

Pre-natal famewhoring

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 6, 2012 16:27:01 November 6, 2012 16:27:01
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WENN

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard announced yesterday that they’re expecting a baby. I’m staying at Duana’s right now in Toronto and when I told her this on Monday morning she got all giggly and happy and immediately started researching due dates. It’s a Veronica Mars thing. As you know, Du and I disagree on K Bell -- she adores her and I find her insufferable. Full Story

The Afflecks make cake!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 29, 2012 15:23:49 October 29, 2012 15:23:49
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Wenn, FameFlynet, Splash

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner took their kids to a cake making shoppe the other day, playing the Brange campaign maybe even better than the Brange. Look at Ben all proud daddy, taking pictures and participating in the fun family activity! At one point, he leans in and gives his wife a loving kiss on the cheek. Full Story

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Is this optional?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 29, 2012 15:12:55 October 29, 2012 15:12:55
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FameFlynet

Angelina Jolie took three out of six kids out the other day. They were Halloween shopping. Having spent several months in Europe, Brange is back in the US as Brad Pitt's Killing Them Softly is scheduled to premiere on November 30, pushed back to that date by Harvey Weinstein who openly acknowledged at the time that he wanted to ensure the film, having received a strong critical response at Cannes, would be better positioned for awards season. Full Story

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