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Jena Malone is Johanna Mason?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 5, 2012 19:36:57 July 5, 2012 19:36:57
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The Hollywood Reporter reported exclusively the other day that Jena Malone will play Johanna Mason in Catching Fire. Or, rather, they reported that: “Malone has the offer and is in early negotiations for the part, according to sources. Full Story

Katie Holmes: Skywalker, Neo, and Harry Potter

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 5, 2012 16:27:38 July 5, 2012 16:27:38
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Banks/Brewer/Splash

Here are some old shots from July 2008. Scientology head David Miscavige tagged along with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to watch a race. You know, because Tom and David are manly men on motorcycles and sh-t. Miscavige of course was also the best man at their wedding. Ex-Scientologists have been saying for years that he’s a brutal dictator. Full Story

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New Katie & Old Katie & Old Katie

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 5, 2012 15:07:27 July 5, 2012 15:07:27
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Before we begin today’s Tom and Katie divorce coverage, let’s start on a lighter note. My friend Caleigh sent this awesome reminder of amazingness out to a few of us yesterday and I thought you might like it too. June 2000. There is so much happening here I can’t even... By all means, take a few moments . Full Story

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher: Mission Impossible?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 4, 2012 15:46:44 July 4, 2012 15:46:44

The Jack Reacher trailer has been released. And what timing too. More on this in a minute... But what’s with the music? Just me or does it sound like Mission: Impossible? So Tom Cruise is supposed to be a badass. Righteous. Able to take on several thugs all by himself. And f-ck a broad on the side. Full Story

Katie’s New York freedom

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 4, 2012 14:30:12 July 4, 2012 14:30:12
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Fame/Flynet, TatianaK/Splash

Little Sci has been my nickname for Suri Cruise since she was born. It started out as creative licence, pure jokes. And now... Well... LittleSci is the reality Katie Holmes is evidently trying to avoid. Katie took Suri out for ice cream last night in New York as her defection from Tom Cruise and Scientology continues to fuel the gossip industry. Full Story

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Don’t let them down

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 3, 2012 16:43:06 July 3, 2012 16:43:06
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Two of the Church of Scientology’s major figureheads have taken a public relations beating recently. John Travolta, as we know, has been an on and off disappointment to Xenu for a long time. The Thetan spirit however must be quite shaken over Tom Cruise’s current troubles.  His wife has gone rogue, and his association with the Church is widely considered to be his greatest flaw. Full Story

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Tom Cruise’s 50th Birthday

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 3, 2012 15:25:38 July 3, 2012 15:25:38
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SDFL/Pichichi/Splash

And his now-estranged wife, Katie Holmes, dropped a divorce on his ass. You know I love a good conspiracy theory but the consensus really is the truth this time - he was not expecting it, it was not planned, there was no contract that terminated; 100% he was surprised, and, yes, hurt too. Tom Cruise has always been much more successful than John Travolta at. Full Story

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Katie Holmes is a Baller

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 2, 2012 14:46:57 July 2, 2012 14:46:57

This is the cover of the new PEOPLE. Not surprisingly, the magazine is going heavy on Katie leaving Tom, especially since Katie’s team gave them an advance on the announcement, confirming with them first that she’d filed for divorce. Full Story

Katie be strong...

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 29, 2012 20:51:29 June 29, 2012 20:51:29
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Fame/Flynet, Jackson Lee/Splash

For my initial report today on the Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise split, please click here. NYC paps say Katie Holmes was still wearing her wedding ring on Wednesday. Pictures are attached. You know what’s interesting about that? They’ve always said that Tom and his inner circle check pap photos when he’s away from her, just to make sure. Full Story

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Robo unshackled

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 29, 2012 18:37:44 June 29, 2012 18:37:44
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Fame/Flynet, Splash

This is why we live in fear on Fridays. Because these motherf-ckers always wait until the very last minute before the weekend before giving us extra work. I’m in the news studio right now. We’re reshuffling etalk around. And the local newsroom just exploded too. This must be the gossip dread I’ve been feeling for a while now. Full Story

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The Johnny Amber strategy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 28, 2012 15:48:25 June 28, 2012 15:48:25
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WENN

As mentioned yesterday in the coverage of the Us Weekly article on Johnny Depp’s “broken heart”, the magazine’s sources claim that Johnny stepped out on Vanessa with an extra on Pirates Of The Caribbean and maybe Eva Green and Amber Heard and his publicist, but only because V was a hag that made him unhappy. Full Story