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Ben-Ana and the paps

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 2, 2020 13:40:00 April 2, 2020 13:40:00
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Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas stepped out again yesterday for their dog walk and, once again, in the presence of the paparazzi, couldn’t keep from touching each other. If you’re here often, and if you spend any time consuming gossip online, you’ve likely been side-eyeing this since they went into isolation together. Full Story

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Sussex (Royal) Update

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 30, 2020 16:18:42 March 30, 2020 16:18:42
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As I wrote earlier, since tomorrow is the final day that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be considered senior royals, we should have been anticipating some updates…and we now have them.           Full Story

Sussex in America

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 27, 2020 13:16:19 March 27, 2020 13:16:19
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PEOPLE broke the news yesterday that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have left Canada and are now settled in Los Angeles. They’re apparently living now in a “secluded compound”.  “A person in their circle previously told PEOPLE that they were “looking at houses in L. Full Story

Justin Timberlake: Troll season 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 6, 2020 14:15:54 February 6, 2020 14:15:54
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Justin Timberlake stepped out earlier this week to support Jessica Biel at the season 3 premiere of The Sinner. How gracious and sweet of him. He always shows up for her projects, you know? Maybe he’s extra inclined to show up now though because… you know.  A couple of days ago, Justin was back doing what he does best: promoting himself, at a press conference for Trolls World Tour. Full Story

House Cambridge and the Curious Calendar

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 27, 2020 16:25:59 January 27, 2020 16:25:59
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Sussexit is official. Prince Harry left England last week to rejoin Meghan Markle and Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor in Canada. There have been a few stories here and there are about how everyone is coping but, for the most part, the royal family is about moving forward and carrying on. Prince William and Kate hosted their first reception at Buckingham Palace last week Full Story

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Brad Pitt: “Blissfully Naïve” 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 23, 2020 20:43:06 January 23, 2020 20:43:06
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Oh look. Just when I thought yesterday that we wouldn’t be able to stretch the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston SAG Awards reunion any further, he’s giving the story at least another day!  Brad was in Santa Barbara yesterday accepting the Maltin Modern Master Award and was asked about everyone melting down over the pictures of him and Jen and all their moments that night which became the top entertainment story of the week, with even other celebrities hoping for a reconciliation and the entire gossip industry celebrating another decade of one of the most enduring gossip narratives of our time. Full Story

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The Business of Brad and Jen

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 16:09:22 January 22, 2020 16:09:22
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The pictures of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston greeting each other warmly backstage at the SAG Awards on Sunday pretty much broke the internet and gave the celebrity industrial complex a major infusion. The entire ecosystem benefitted from their moment, including other celebrities themselves who tweeted like fangirls and boys about their excitement at seeing Hollywood’s Prom King and Queen reunite to so publicly. Full Story

Prince Charles’s private jet to Davos

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 15:20:46 January 22, 2020 15:20:46
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Prince Charles is in Davos today to address the delegation and speak about climate change, urging world leaders and billionaires to get serious about saving the planet. On the Clarence House Instagram page, it says that Charles travelled by electric Jaguar after landing in Switzerland:          Full Story

Gigi and Zayn together again? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 30, 2019 16:16:32 December 30, 2019 16:16:32
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Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik broke up for a second (or third?) time in 2018 and up until recently, it looked like they were out of each other’s lives for good. Gigi, for a few weeks in the summer, looked like she was dating The Bachelorette’s Tyler Cameron Full Story