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Megan Fox is LeAnn Rimes now

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 27, 2012 20:35:10 June 27, 2012 20:35:10
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GSI

We had to wait a few days before getting access to these shots as they’d been held exclusively by other outlets that were able to bid at a higher level to publish them first and with a long lead time. As you can see, very obviously, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are confirming their pregnancy. Full Story

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It’s all Vanessa’s fault

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 27, 2012 14:05:46 June 27, 2012 14:05:46

Here we go. And we were waiting for it, weren’t we? This is the cover of the new issue of Us Weekly. Us Weekly is published by Jann Wenner, a good friend of Johnny Depp. Last week I wondered about Us Weekly’s coverage of the situation while every other celebrity magazine has pretty much called him out for his mid-life crisis. Full Story

OMG an honest press release!

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 26, 2012 16:41:04 June 26, 2012 16:41:04

That was my reaction to Friday’s announcement from Universal about kicking The Bourne Legacy back a week in order to get out of the wake of The Dark Knight Rises, which opens only three weeks before Bourne’s original August 3 release date. Pushing back a week gives Bourne a little bit more breathing room, though they’re still banking on Dark Knight breaking by week four, which, when it comes to the monster blockbusters, is no guarantee. Full Story

This is for your parents

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 26, 2012 15:35:53 June 26, 2012 15:35:53
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WENN

It’s your parents who don’t know. And their parents. That’s who this is for. Thank you for explaining it to me the last few weeks. Many of you have emailed to confirm that, indeed, there are people out there, A LOT of people, who still think John Travolta is straight. That it would be impossible for him to be un-straight considering he has a beautiful wife and children. Full Story

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Depp Damage Control

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 22, 2012 15:05:08 June 22, 2012 15:05:08
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W Johnson/Splash

Is it weird if Johnny Depp’s publicist has to work on damage controlling her client’s reputation following his breakup from Vanessa Paradis if the breakup had something to do with the publicist? At this point it’s not like Robin Baum doesn’t know. It’s not like she isn’t aware that even PEOPLE made mention of her name and the rumours that they’ve been hooking up in an article about Johnny’s single living the other day. Full Story

Leo & Erin on bikes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 15, 2012 16:18:19 June 15, 2012 16:18:19
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Fame/Flynet

While Blake and Ryan are getting all domestic with their pies and canned foods, her ex-boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio is also in New York with his current model bonafide Erin Heatherton. The two were photographed riding their bikes home from dinner. I’m very surprised he doesn’t have a towel wrapped around his head. Full Story

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Reese in a tent and a new rep

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 11, 2012 18:59:31 June 11, 2012 18:59:31
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Fame/Flynet

Well this kinda slipped under the radar... But first - Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth were in Austin this weekend for Matthew McConaughey’s wedding. They recently worked together on Mud. Did Reese sleep in one of the tents and use a luxury portable toilet? Who gives a sh-t about the wedding menu? There are other more important details I wish these people would provide. Full Story

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Drew’s wedding and the dreaded pose

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 6, 2012 15:21:13 June 6, 2012 15:21:13

I don’t know why I’m surprised. At this point, whenever a celebrity sells something, no matter how intimate, why should we be surprised? But still you hope. You hope that there are still a few of them who resist and don’t. That they keep something to themselves. I thought that Drew Barrymore might be one of those. Full Story

Halle’s Master Plan?

Maria Posted by Maria at June 1, 2012 14:49:17 June 1, 2012 14:49:17
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Fame/Flynet

The Halle Berry/Gabriel Aubry custody battle is vicious, dirty family drama at its worst. Allegations of neglect, racism, volatile phone calls (he apparently taped her in a rage calling him a sperm donor)… it’s all very Mel Gibson/Oksana Grigorieva. Lately both have refrained from using the media against one another although there was a time last year when Berry would go through TMZ and Aubry had to settle for Radar with less reach. Full Story

Blake’s “First Choice”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 30, 2012 15:50:59 May 30, 2012 15:50:59

Blake Lively is beginning promotion for Savages. This, allegedly, is the film that will really prove that she belongs in the same conversation as Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, and the others. Remember 2011? Remember my favourite question? How did she DO that? How did Blake Lively get Leonardo DiCaprio on his knees in Verona? How did she convince him to get papped with her so many times, including handholding in Monte Carlo? How did she make him look like a chump when she bailed on his ass as soon as Ryan Reynolds opened the door? How did she DO that? Blake is featured in the new issue of BULLET. Full Story

John’s video for Kelly

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 18, 2012 14:08:30 May 18, 2012 14:08:30
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WENN

First of all...Kelly Preston has a website? Sarah messaged me last night asking if I’d seen the video that John Travolta made for Kelly Preston. I hadn’t and made a point of watching it before passing out thinking it’d be great to fall asleep to the sight of him throwing down a few dance moves in a pair of chaps. Full Story