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Blake & Ryan: Baking & Babies

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2012 14:45:56 September 10, 2012 14:45:56
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If you were asked a year ago about who played the best game in the business, would you ever have thought that your answer might be Katie Holmes and Blake Lively? Blake Lively has a lot more game than we ever gave her credit for. How did she DO that? Blake Lively didn’t just punk Leonardo DiCaprio and end up in a marriage; what she did, like a proper CEO, was set a long-range goal with a series of achievable short term targets along the way. Full Story

Hot Harry back in fatigues

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2012 17:06:13 September 7, 2012 17:06:13
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Prince Harry will spend the next four months in Afghanistan. It was always planned that he’d be heading back out there. The timing though is rather curious. You could say that this was the intended schedule from the very beginning. Or you could analyse this sh-t to death and look at it like this: A. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart’s first post-scandal red carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2012 16:27:55 September 7, 2012 16:27:55
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Very well done. Even if the hits are coming, you take them anyway. It’s a character building approach. And it’s a much stronger strategic move than that apology. A friend and I were discussing this last night. He compared the apology, the delivery of it, the desperateness of it, the theatricality of it, to 10 Things I Hate About You, or any dramatic declaration in a high school movie in which one of the leads expresses to the other lead, in the most public way possible, like in the cafeteria, that I Love You or I Miss You. Full Story

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Keith Urban and Idol

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 6, 2012 20:11:53 September 6, 2012 20:11:53
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I’ve been hearing from readers in Australia who’ve written to tell me about how Keith Urban was on The Voice down there. Apparently he was an excellent judge, very popular, and it boosted his profile, probably album sales too. Urban of course has been rumoured to be negotiating for a spot on the panel for Mariah Carey’s American Idol. Full Story

Ex-Church Wife & Fake Church Wife

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 6, 2012 17:15:15 September 6, 2012 17:15:15
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The Style Awards happened last night in New York. Katie Holmes was there to present an award to Carolina Herrera, her first official appearance since telling Tom Cruise she wanted a divorce through her publicist and just two days before she presents her Holmes & Yang collection for the first time at NYFW. Full Story

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Selena Gomez: on having a blast (and is Emma Watson?)

Duana Posted by Duana at September 6, 2012 16:59:19 September 6, 2012 16:59:19
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I never went backpacking in Europe.   It was the preferred fantasy in my high school class – go to Europe where there’s “culture” - but my parents had me over a barrel with the twin realities of I had already been to Europe (with them, as if that counts), and they would yank my university tuition if I defied them. Full Story

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The Great Porny Unveiling

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 6, 2012 14:49:21 September 6, 2012 14:49:21
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We’re 4 days away from Jessica Simpson’s post-pregnancy body unveiling on Katie Couric’s new show on Monday. While she tries to sweat off as many pounds as possible until then, details about her weight loss progress, or lack of progress, have been released. All of it, of course, in service of Porny’s deal with Weight Watchers in her role as the company’s spokesperson. Full Story

The judge’s wife has three lips

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 5, 2012 18:19:37 September 5, 2012 18:19:37
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TMZ just reported that Mariah Carey’s American Idol is supposed to start auditioning in two weeks and so far she’s the only judge. Yeah? What’s the problem? TMZ says the problem is that producers are hoping for 4 judges; two of them - Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban - are still negotiating their deals and they’ve no ideas for the final person on the panel. Full Story

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Jim Carrey’s rebound

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 30, 2012 16:27:12 August 30, 2012 16:27:12
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I was a big fan of Jim Carrey when I was a kid. In Living Color was one of my touchstones, one of my earliest influences and it (and Kids in the Hall--hands down, Canada’s most important cultural export besides Strange Brew) was one of the first things that made me want to be a comedian. I loved Carrey on that show. Full Story

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