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Tom’s studio support

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 30, 2012 15:37:39 July 30, 2012 15:37:39
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GSI

Tom Cruise was photographed out for lunch this weekend in Malibu with Ron Meyer, head of Universal Studios which is distributing the upcoming Jack Reacher. Universal is obviously protecting its investment. Universal therefore is supporting Tom Cruise. Money, always money. Until he doesn’t make money which. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart’s problematic apology

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 30, 2012 13:57:40 July 30, 2012 13:57:40
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Kevin Winter/Getty

Click here if you missed my article last week about Kristen Stewart’s embarrassingly beggy public apology last week. As noted then, I think it was a mistake. A totally unnecessary mistake. And it ended up being an invitation to ask more questions, question more details, demand more information, a tacit agreement that her private life is fair game. Full Story

But it wasn’t her vagina so that’s ok

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 26, 2012 18:33:43 July 26, 2012 18:33:43

Right in line with Duana’s previous article, see below, Gossip Cop just posted the most ridiculous item about Kristen Stewart’s cheating: KRISTEN STEWART NEVER HAD SEX WITH RUPERT SANDERS (EXCLUSIVE) Gossip Cop is celebrity-friendly. Full Story

The other working mom in the city

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 26, 2012 17:08:08 July 26, 2012 17:08:08
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Wenn, Fame/Flynet, Christopher Peterson/Splash

Whatever, Katie Holmes. Go on with your single freedom, taking cabs all over the place like you’re in gen pop now, and not combing your hair because life in New York as Courage Mom, superhero, is simply too busy. It can’t be more busy than Jessica Alba’s. Alba is in NYC this week and turning Manhattan into her own personal runway. Full Story

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Demi is not despondent

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 25, 2012 17:18:57 July 25, 2012 17:18:57
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David Livingston/Getty

It’s cheating day today, apparently. Which reminds me I received a really great message last week; I’ll post it at the end of this article. Over the last week or so, since Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have been more and more apparently MORE, stories about a despondent Demi Moore have been circulating. Full Story

Is that you, Joey Potter?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 24, 2012 15:28:33 July 24, 2012 15:28:33

Check out Katie Holmes with her hair up in this purple dress for C Magazine. First of all, that’s an updo from 2002. But also... Total Joey Potter styles, right? Is that what Holmes & Yang, her clothing line, is for? Joey Potter? The C Magazine shoot happened a week before Katie blindsided Tom Cruise with her divorce filing. Full Story

Eat, Pray, GOOP

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 19, 2012 20:20:37 July 19, 2012 20:20:37
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WENN

But first... Even though Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna won’t admit it openly, the two broke up a while ago. There were reports however that G was at MDNA in Hyde Park the other night. But no pictures. And she was confirmed to be at Pump in Chicago with Chris Martin just the day before. So. Full Story

Oh, you too Johnny?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 18, 2012 20:10:57 July 18, 2012 20:10:57
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Fame/Flynet

This is Johnny Depp at Nice airport today with his children Lily-Rose and Jack. Apparently they’re on holiday in the South of France. Given that he’s packing some beer along with them, perhaps they’re heading out on the boat? The boat is called Vajoliroja - Vanessa, Johnny, Lily-Rose, Jack. Full Story

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Sad Skinny Tom

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 18, 2012 15:31:07 July 18, 2012 15:31:07
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Wenn, Bauer, Fame/Flynet

Here’s the new PEOPLE cover. As you can see, they picked a shot of his “sad eyes”. His world is “shattered”. It’s his “private pain”. That’s what we, the women, respond to isn’t it? Tom Cruise the victim? He is hurting. He needs a hug. That may have been his only play but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad one. Full Story

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Pacing Anne Hathaway

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2012 20:16:14 July 17, 2012 20:16:14
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WENN

Have I mentioned how obsessed I am with Anne Hathaway’s hair? I have, I know. And it won’t stop. Here’s Anne, the Catwoman you all insist on hating, at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises last night in New York. And that is a great dress on her. Not on everyone, but definitely on her. Full Story

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