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

What, no double date?

October 16, 2012 17:01:02 Posted at October 16, 2012 17:01:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, INF

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were in Paris last night promoting Argo. Ben took his wife out for dinner after as they continue to put their romance on display in service of his Oscar campaign. Mrs. A is great at this job, a perfect politician’s wife. Also in Paris, oh look!, JLo and her slum lover. Full Story

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The Afflecks are playing to win

October 15, 2012 19:18:00 Posted at October 15, 2012 19:18:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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KCS/Splash

Ben Affleck’s Argo opened pretty strong this weekend. The word of mouth is even stronger which means it’ll likely hold. Which of course means that it’s enough to satisfy the Academy, not that the Academy wasn’t already impressed. Argo is going to the ex-Kodak now-Dolby. There’s no doubt. Full Story

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Celebrity Strategery: f-cking with your fans

October 12, 2012 15:47:56 Posted at October 12, 2012 15:47:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

So about this potential Justin Bieber scandal with the stolen laptop and the threat of a bombshell release -- Gawker posits that it’s a publicity stunt, and I’m always on board for a famewhore theory so, assuming that it does end up being a hoax to elicit maximum coverage for a new video or whatever, the question is whether or not it’s a good move. Full Story

Jennifer Aniston’s hair investment and retrospective

October 11, 2012 15:58:29 Posted at October 11, 2012 15:58:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Oh... Well now it’s all coming together. Last Saturday in Sante Fe, New Mexico, Jennifer Aniston was photographed with Justin Theroux for the first time wearing her massive engagement ring. The shots were a set-up and they were released on Monday. Yesterday Aniston announced that she’s joined Living Proof, a hair-care company, as an investor and the company’s spokesperson. Full Story

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Ben Affleck: don’t peak too soon

October 10, 2012 20:12:48 Posted at October 10, 2012 20:12:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jason Kempin/Getty

Argo opens this weekend. Ben Affleck has been selling it for weeks, and very, very well. He’s smiling for the paps, he’s taking his daughters out, he’s hitting parked cars and leaving considerate notes for the owner, and he covers the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Full Story

Kristen Stewart Goes Live

October 10, 2012 14:28:03 Posted at October 10, 2012 14:28:03
Maria Posted by Maria
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FameFlynet

Kristen Stewart’s warming up for the last leg of her Twilight tour – and this is a brilliant way to do it. After botching her initial response to the cheating debacle, she’s executed a series of stronger, savvier plays (and she needs to if she wants to not be enveloped by her personal life, which was a real danger just a month ago). Full Story

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Mimi & Dem Babies vs Nicki Minaj

October 8, 2012 15:05:42 Posted at October 8, 2012 15:05:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Dn09/FameFlynet, Splash, Angela Weiss/ WireImage

As I wrote last week, Nicki Minaj is getting seriously outplayed by Mimi on American Idol. You can’t take down the Mother of Dem Babies, an experienced Bitch, with a Twitter rant even if you do have more followers. Full Story

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Shelfy is the first

October 8, 2012 14:07:28 Posted at October 8, 2012 14:07:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Splash News, FameFlynet

With a couple of weeks to go before the wedding, Jessica Biel spent the weekend in Paris for a photo shoot. Today she stepped out to go shopping on Avenue Montaigne. As you can see, she’s wearing those leather studded Isabel Marant pants which juuuuust appeared on the runway at PFW last month. Full Story

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George borrows Brange’s move

October 5, 2012 16:08:38 Posted at October 5, 2012 16:08:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Brian To /Apega /Nikki Nelson /WENN, Lester Cohen /Kevin Winter /Jason Merritt /Getty Images

George Clooney took Stacy Kiebler to the Argo premiere last night.  Earlier this week there were rumours that he was done with her.  Unlike last time when the same rumours were circulating and he had his publicist issue a denial, George chose instead not to release a statement since a public appearance and pictures look much better anyway. Full Story

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Nicki Minaj is trying to hurt Dem Babies

October 5, 2012 14:53:46 Posted at October 5, 2012 14:53:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
Tony Clark /WENN, Instagram

I wrote yesterday that Nicki Minaj needs a Bitch Coach. Because Mimi is seriously outplaying her; she has a lot more experience. Oh ignorant youth... Think about it -- while Nicki’s trying to take down a Bitch legend on Twitter (obviously unsuccessfully), Mimi hasn’t even STOOD UP yet. Full Story