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Jennifer Lawrence is NORMAL

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 2, 2013 18:44:28 January 2, 2013 18:44:28

OK, you guys? JENNIFER LAWRENCE IS NORMAL. Anne Hathaway’s Oscar message is that she’s not sexy and she has to try harder than everyone else, always with an apology. Jennifer Lawrence’s overall message, one that she consistently puts out there in every interview, is that, despite having one of the best years in Hollywood, with a proper franchise on her resume (Hunger Games) and, presumably, about to receive her second Oscar nomination, at just 22, she is NORMAL. Full Story

Jen, Justin, and George

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 31, 2012 17:06:37 December 31, 2012 17:06:37
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FameFlynet

Every time George Clooney makes a movie these days it’s considered an Oscar contender. Who wouldn’t want in on some of that action? Is that why Justin Theroux signed with CAA? His fiancée can help with that too. So while Brange is off with their nanny militia over in the Caribbean, the child-free celebrity circuit is counting down to 2013 on the other side -- she and Justin apparently had dinner with George and Stacy Keibler in Cabo the other night. Full Story

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Porny’s Pregnant Christmas

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 27, 2012 15:25:09 December 27, 2012 15:25:09
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Apollo/FAMEFLYNET, Splash News

It’s official, even though you’ve known about for almost a month now -- Jessica Simpson confirmed her pregnancy by posting a photo of her daughter Maxwell in “BIG SIS” pose and announcing it via a new commercial for Weight Watchers (posted below). Then, conveniently, the paps converged in Hawaii where Porny’s on holiday with her family. Full Story

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Jennifer Garner set the Mom bar

Maria Posted by Maria at December 24, 2012 18:36:13 December 24, 2012 18:36:13
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FameFlynet

Jennifer Garner was recently voted Celebrity Mother of the Year by Today’s Parent Magazine. We can now vote on good parenting, as if it’s a singing competition or best dressed list. Motherhood has become such an intricate part of celebrity culture that it should be commoditized, like a beauty contract or perfume, packaged as an extension of an actress’s career. Full Story

How the Mighty has stumbled

Maria Posted by Maria at December 24, 2012 16:44:37 December 24, 2012 16:44:37
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Ron Hoskins /Getty Images

Mighty Oprah Winfrey has felt a lot less … mighty these days, hasn’t she? On Friday, Oprah abruptly fired CAA and her agent Kevin Huvane, who is incredibly powerful in his own right. His past and present roster includes Meryl Streep, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Nicole Kidman, Clive Own, Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman, Renee Zellwegger, Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke, and, as many of you know, his brother is publicist Stephen Huvane (Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway, and more). Full Story

Jessica Alba shops at Target

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 21, 2012 19:33:48 December 21, 2012 19:33:48
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VM/CAD /FAMEFLYNET, WENN

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

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

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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2012 15:48:44 December 19, 2012 15:48:44
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2012 21:45:37 December 10, 2012 21:45:37
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2012 17:38:13 December 10, 2012 17:38:13
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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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