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Blake’s “First Choice”

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

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

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

Tom Cruise is not John Travolta

May 17, 2012 18:03:17 Posted at May 17, 2012 18:03:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Rock Of Ages opens in less than a month. We’re about to get a lot of the GMD. Tom Cruise as a badass rock star. Tom Cruise bare-chested, wearing eyeliner, and SINGING. Two magazine profiles have been released as advance promotion for the film. I’m sure by now that you’ve seen these shots of Tom fully Stacee Jaxxed in a spread for W Magazine looking really uncomfortable on the cover being groped by two models. Full Story

JLo’s next career moves

May 17, 2012 14:29:14 Posted at May 17, 2012 14:29:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet

Forbes has just put Jennifer Lopez on top of their Celebrity 100 List, calling her the most powerful celebrity in the business with $52 million earned last year along with total pop culture domination. I don’t dispute it. American Idol is the best decision she’s ever made. The way she managed her career after that decision, with the music and the marketing and the branding, straight up, it was a clinic. Full Story

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RDJ’s Avengers haul

May 17, 2012 13:51:18 Posted at May 17, 2012 13:51:18
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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WENN

In the ongoing story of “The Avengers is making all the money”, The Hollywood Reporter has a piece about Robert Downey Jr.’s Avengers bonus money. RDJ took a huge upfront pay cut to be in The Avengers (so did everyone else) but, thanks to a deal negotiated after Iron Man was a hit in 2008, RDJ is set to rake in around $50 million thanks to backend percentage points and bonuses. Full Story

It’s “our house” now

May 14, 2012 14:53:58 Posted at May 14, 2012 14:53:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

George Clooney hosted a dinner for President Barack Obama last week at his home in LA. They raised $15 million. And yes, Stacy Keibler was there. Of course she was there. After all...she lives there. Which, I mean, it’s no surprise, obviously, but it’s also the way she’s freely talking about it now too. Full Story

Johnny (finally) says it’s fine

May 11, 2012 14:08:03 Posted at May 11, 2012 14:08:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Bauer-Griffin

The British papers are wrong...a lot. But you have to love them for going there when you need them to. They went there with Johnny Depp the other night at the UK premiere of Dark Shadows asking him straight up about his relationship with Vanessa Paradis after months of reporting, led by PEOPLE Magazine, that the two were finished. Full Story

Selective Career History

May 10, 2012 15:58:19 Posted at May 10, 2012 15:58:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Bauer, Fame/Flynet, PCN

Speaking of celebrity don’ts...Click here for my article yesterday about the narrowing gap between celebrity and civilian and the reality star effect, compelling proper celebrities, some of them, to reach out and touch you...on Twitter!The latest of course is Jessica Biel, timed with her first appearance with Justin Timberlake since their engagement when they showed up at the Met Gala the other night waving around that ring. Full Story

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“But he’s married!”

May 10, 2012 13:37:29 Posted at May 10, 2012 13:37:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet

It’s not just a John Travolta decision anymore. John Travolta will sue and he will fight and he will deny and he will pay what he has to pay to perpetuate the truth that they have struggled so hard to maintain - they being the Church, his wife, his management. His sexuality is THEIR business, his personal life is directed by an entire community. Full Story

Shelfy is on Twitter

May 9, 2012 14:35:27 Posted at May 9, 2012 14:35:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet

Jessica Biel is engaged. She will marry Justin Timberlake this summer. And now she’s joined Twitter. Shelfy made it official on Monday night, while she was getting ready for the Met Gala, posting a photo of herself on WhoSay (more on this is in a minute) with the caption:I can't zip up my dress. Welcome to my world! #MetBall WhoSayPhotoEmbed. Full Story

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