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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are going strong, and despite the Oscar snub, my goodness is it paying off. Is Argo pretty much a lock for Best Picture at this point? (I hated it, did anyone else hate it? [Lainey: I liked it very much.] And I usually really enjoy Ben’s direction). The success of the Affleck campaign is due in no small part to Ben and Jen’s Walt and June Cleaver act. Full Story
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 14 recap It took damn long enough! Seriously, this episode, with the wandering and the moaning, and one person after another discovering that in fact there was only cure enough for one person, was kind of exhausting, wasn’t it? I mean, we get it already, and nobody’s relationships really changed, did they? That’s not entirely true, I suppose. Full Story
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Britney Spears went out for dinner last night and they’re calling this a “mystery man”. It’s been a month or so since it was formally announced that Britney and Jason Trawick were done. Everyone’s waiting then for Britney to find love again. Britney, as we know, finds love fast. Full Story
It was quite a tame Valentine’s Day, celebrity-wise. Jessica took Jackpot Johnson out for a spin, Goop showed us the joy of cooking for one and apparently Brad gifted Angie with breath mints. So when in doubt, turn to the mothers. Vanessa Minnillo shared a page from her private family diary with PEOPLE. Full Story
US Weekly printed a hilarious Valentine’s Day story yesterday about the Brange. According to the magazine, Brad Pitt gave Angelina Jolie a “breath freshening” product as a symbol of his love. The Eat Whatever system includes a gel tablet and breath mints to fix the odour coming from her mouth. Full Story
Many years ago, I wrote about the hierarchy of celebrity tabloids. In short, PEOPLE and US Weekly at the top, and the bottom feeders are Star, IN TOUCH, and Life & Style. If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you know I rarely bother with a story that originates from the last three. Full Story
Nonnie! Look at your hair! And you’re cutting it all off today -- 18 inches! -- for charity! It’s amazing that your hair is providing wigs for kids AND that the effort has raised money in support of pediatric oncology research at Stollery Children’s Hospital, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and Ronald McDonald House. Full Story
Last year on Valentine’s Day, we enjoyed some Pitt Porn at the Berlinale, where Angelina Jolie was honoured for her work on In The Land Of Blood & Honey. And there was video. Click here for a refresher. This year, no Pitt Porn. But the Jolie does make an appearance. And a new discussion will dominate the mommy blog discussion boards about whether or not she’s a terrible parent. More on this later.
In other Valentine’s Day news, Jacek declared last night that Nicki Minaj is making a case for his Lifetime List. She really might be the best feedback-giver the show has ever seen. I am celebrating Valentine’s Day by starting a juice cleanse. Hayley and I are doing it together. It’s been 2 hours and already I want to give up.
Hunger (not love) is in the air!
Yours in gossip,
Porny's freeloader took her to lunch today in Santa Monica presumably to celebrate Valentine's. As you can see, she's in pink, the prototype for Pregnant Barbie if they ever released one on the market. Is Pink the official colour of the expectant? Why? Why isn't it forest green? Forest green is fertile. Full Story