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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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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