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September 30, 2014
by Jen McDonnell
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Feast Your Eyes on Amal Alamuddin’s Wedding Dress

Amal Alamuddin's wedding dress

-It’s here: Amal Alamuddin‘s wedding dress. It’s a bit too poufy and traditional for my tastes, but I can’t deny she’s gorg.

-Also, check out the sparkly fringed dress she wore to the rehearsal.

-Jennifer Love Hewitt once bought Matt Damon a bed even though she’s never met him, which isn’t weird at all.

-Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan had a double-date with Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara. It’s a wonder the eyeballs of their fellow restaurant guests didn’t spontaneously combust from over exposure to DNA perfection.

-This headline says Halle Berry shopped ’till she dropped. Let’s hope she sought medical attention.

-Walmart says Tracy Morgan is to blame for the devastating injuries because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt with their truck his his limo. Yeah, because seatbelts in limos are a thing. 

-Denzel Washington is being all kinds of charming on his press tour for The Equalizer. He does a pretty mean Jay Z.

-Taylor Swift, who once said she wasn’t a feminist, is praising Emma Watson for changing her mind. 

-Speaking of feminism, it’s a bad week to be a woman. Not only does the worst TV show of the season premiere tomorrow,  but Adam Levine devoted a whole music video to the joys of stalking.

-Speaking of new TV shows, I hated the beginning of Selfie but it got better.

-In other TV shows premiering tomorrow, this review of Manhattan Love Story is amazing. The first sentence: “Do douchelords deserve love?”

-Liam Hemsworth opened up about ex Miley Cyrus: “There’s no bad blood there.”

-Ben Affleck’s kids couldn’t care less about him playing Batman. “If I was doing the sequel to Frozen, I would be a hero.”

-Mindy Kaling found the only other person as enthusiastic as her to dance with: Elmo

-After facing criticism, Lena Dunham decided to pay the opening acts on her book tour. 

-Here’s the first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s highly anticipated new movie Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix.

September 29, 2014
by Jen McDonnell
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Reese Witherspoon Covers Vogue, Talks About Hiring Hypnotist for Sex Scenes

Reese Witherspoon Oct 2014 issue of Vogue

Reese Witherspoon on the Oct 2014 issue of Vogue. (VOGUE/Mikael Jansson)

-Reese Witherspoon‘s 73 questions video for Vogue is by far the most rehearsed-sounding one in the series so far. At least she looks fresh-faced and lovely on the cover, and reveals in the story that she brought a hypnotist to the Wild set to help calm her nerves before shooting her sex scenes.

-In other cover story news, Brad Pitt covers British GQ, where he talks about happiness, George Clooney and how he and Shia LaBeouf were jerks to Scott Eastwood on the Fury set.

-Speaking of George, it feels like the wedding celebrations will never end. He and Amal Alamuddin had to say “I do” again today in Venice to make their marriage official. (Once again, her outfit was stunning.)

-Speaking of outfits, word is we might get a peek at Amal‘s wedding dress as early as tomorrow, courtesy of People and Hello.

-Meanwhile, the couple reportedly gave everyone an iPod with a personal playlist, as well as a framed copy of this playful photo.

-Crap. Anna Kendrick is reportedly the latest celeb to have photos leaked. Apparently they’re not as scandalous as the previous leaks but this is still nine different kinds of suck.

-Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini are ok after a drunk driver rear-ended their car at a red light.

-Ugh. Lena Dunham‘s book tour warm-up acts will not be paid. Just when I was feeling so warm ‘n fuzzy about her new YouTube Q&A videos.

-Map to the Stars will get a limited run at the end of this year, which basically guarantees Julianne Moore will get an Oscar nod. I had some issues with that movie, but her performance was killer.

-Speaking of movies I was conflicted about, Denzel Washington‘s The Equalizer featured some smooth dance moves — which he learned from YouTube.

-Dammit. Amanda Bynes has resurfaced — by being arrested for driving under the influence.

-Jessica Chastain tweeted nice things about Chloe Moretz. (I saw them at a TIFF party, where Chloe was animatedly talking Jessica’s ear off for over an hour. We kept wondering if we should send a rescue team…)

-FKA twigs is getting harassed by racists for dating Robert Pattinson because Twi-hards are still terrible.

-Speaking of people who are still terrible, Chris Brown shoved a woman at a nightclub.

-Well, this certainly has potential: Mary-Louise Parker will tell her life story through a series of letters penned to the most important men in her life. The Billy Crudup one alone should make it worth a read.

-The new season of Key & Peele is so, so good. This killed me.

-This weekend there was a Robin Williams memorial service attended by Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, Bette Midler, Jeff Bridges, Rhea Perlman, Sarah Michelle Gellar and more.

-Gird your ovaries: Ryan Gosling and Matt Bomer are going to costar in a movie together.

-I saw Skeleton Twins this weekend and loved it (especially a lip-synch scene that is destined for YouTube fame). I also loved Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader schooling this reporter who clearly didn’t watch the film before their interview.

-Everyone was supposed to be talking about the big Simpsons/Family Guy crossover last night, but it was Don Hertzfeldt’s mind-bending couch gag that opened the Simpsons that had Twitter buzzing.  (If you’ve never seen his 9-minute YouTube short, strap yourself in!)

-Here’s the first trailer for Predestination with Ethan Hawke. It’s like an even trippier version of Looper.

September 26, 2014
by Jen McDonnell
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George Clooney Prepares to Wed Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney amal

-Preparations are in full swing at the hotel where George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin will be partying during their wedding weekend, and celebrity guest have begun to arrive, including Matt Damon, Anna Wintour and Ellen Barkin. It’s so weird; they’re being so open and un-private about it that they even have a photographer documenting the couple’s every moment. Not that I’m not looking forward to seeing every single possible shot from the wedding tomorrow, but it all feels so unClooney-like.

-Katharine McPhee hasn’t learned her lesson about not eating where you poo; she’s now dating her Scorpion costar.

-Congrats to Sam Worthington, who is expecting a baby with girlfriend Lara Bingle.

-Iwan Rheon is in a new movie in which he does a terrible Southern accent but I’ll still watch it because he’s Simon from Misfits and I love him.

-Chris Pratt was adorable on Fallon last night, telling a funny story about his first headshot and playing Word Snake. He’s going to kill it on SNL this weekend.

-Chris’s wife Anna Faris prank-called him on Ellen, and it was hilarious/mean.

-Pornstache (nee Nick Sobotka) is reportedly dating DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff.

-Rose McGowan says a racy Rolling Stone cover made her give up Hollywood. It might be easier to take her fight against the objectification of actresses more seriously if she didn’t regularly show up to events in outfits like this.

-People Magazine should not get a racially insensitive intern to man their Twitter feed during #TGIT.

-Speaking of #TGIT, Scandal scored its biggest ratings ever, and How To Get Away With Murder tied it, proving that Shonda can open TV shows like actors open movies.

-Speaking of TV, I really loved this article about how  it’s a golden age of television criticism.

-Snooki has spawned again.

-Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow celebrated Friends’ 20th anniversary with dinner out. (Or maybe they were just celebrating a day that ended in ‘y’. Still, it’s nice to see they still hang.)

-The Fault in Our Stars got the Honest Trailer treatment, and it’s great.

-Samuel L. Jackson is giving Bill Murray a run for his money in the Celebrities You’d Want to Do Karaoke With game.

-Every episode of Gilmore Girls is now on Netflix, which has led to a lot of articles being written this week about that show. This one might be my favourite, since it points out that Lorelai and Rory were often terrible human beings. I loved that show — but I also remember completely agreeing with Mitchum Huntzberger‘s assessment of Rory.

-Victoria Beckham skipped her London store opening to deliver passionate UN speech about HIV, which is pretty boss.

-John Cusack says it’s hard out there for rich, white dudes in Hollywood. Uh huh.

-Kanye West’s man-cleavage stole the show at Paris Fashion Week.

-The new Jupiter Ascending trailer tells us two things: Mila Kunis has always loved dogs, and this movie might be terrible.