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George Clooney and Matt Damon’s Snowball Fight

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George Clooney and Matt Damon in Ocean’s Twelve. (Warner Bros.)

-George Clooney and Matt Damon had a snowball fight and…oops, my ovaries just exploded.

-I kind of love that Will Smith just admitted the reason he dropped out of Django Unchained was not actually “scheduling conflicts” but because he wasn’t playing the lead. If only all actors could be so ego-honest.

-Liam Hemsworth was spotted at Miley Cyrus’ house. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!? Oh wait. I don’t care. Carry on.

-Aaron Paul just won the internet by Instagramming an adorable photo of him as a little kid.

-David Beckham lifted up his shirt to show off his tattoo in China.  This is how peace treaties should start.

-I really enjoyed this “Let’s Have a TV Baby” skit. This was pretty much my thought process before I finally started watching The Wire, because I was sure it was going to consume my life (though, oddly, it hasn’t yet. I’m on season 2 and it’s still a bit of a slog. Am I broken?!)

-This is a bit long, but NY Magazine‘s feature on what went down behind the scenes at the Today Show during the Ann Curry debacle is a juicy read.

-Someone sent Jared Leto an ear in the mail. It doesn’t surprise me. I saw his doc at TIFF last year and the fandom in that theatre was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. (And I like some pretty geeky shit!)

-Apparently, this is what Madonna looks like now.

-Speaking of celebrity candids, everyone’s captioning these photos as “Emma Stone without makeup.” Um, she’s clearly wearing a bit of lipstick and maybe even some mascara, but she doesn’t look like a drag queen so I guess that makes it news in Hollywood.

-Dennis Quaid and his wife have changed their mind about getting divorced…again. Maybe next time they should just crack open a bottle of wine and avoid the legal fees.

-I’m not sure Canada needs its own version of The View, but yay for Lainey getting a talk show gig!

-Lindsay Lohan‘s latest film, directed by the ShamWow guy (no, really!), is a box office disaster, earning a measly $625 per theatre.

-Lindsay has reportedly worked it out so that she doesn’t have to start rehab until after Coachella. Aw crap. Is it too late to sell my tickets?

-Meanwhile, she was spotted enjoying some PDA with her new boyfriend in a bar (of course).

-CBC is streaming the new Charles Bradley album. (His first CD made Rolling Stone‘s top 50 list in 2011.) It’s possible that I listened to “Let Love Stand a Chance” a lot today. Like, a lot.

-I’m also digging Sia’s cover of the Kinks‘ “I Go To Sleep.”

-Just as we were all starting to wonder if there were any good men left, this happened.

-Details magazine delved deeper into Dana Martin’s plot to kill Justin Bieber — and revealed that he still wants to finish the job.

-Want to watch Tilda Swinton sleep in a glass box? Now you can! My coworker stumbled upon it this weekend — as did Sarah Jessica Parker. (Unfortunately, I think Marina Abramović has ruined me for weird performance art. Did you see this video of her and her ex-boyfriend? Kills me every time…)

-Lena Dunham wrote a really sappy essay about her dog, if you’re into that sort of thing.

-Lena also directed a short entitled “Best Friends” (narrated by Girls‘ star Adam Driver!) for Rachel Antonoff’s Fall 2013 line. It’s basically a four-minute Noah Baumbach film. Or maybe Wes Anderson (who just made his own fashion films for Prada).

-I enjoyed this video of Ian Somerhalder playing dress-up with a cardboard cutout of Paul Wesley way too much.

-Speaking of great vids, there’s a reason this one-man acapella cover of “Thriller” is blowing up today. Amazingness!

-The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Kickstarter has almost hit $300k in just a couple of days (its goal was only $60k in 30 days). This ones a lot less controversial than the Veronica Mars campaign — these funds will go to creating two new series, as well as paying royalties for a cast an crew that haven’t really been paid (at least not well).

-Speaking of Kickstarter campaigns, I really liked the discussion during this NPR podcast about how the Veronica Mars campaign has led to a bit of fan entitlement. If/when supporters think they should have say in the plot, this thing goes off the rails.

-Meanwhile, Kristen Bell’s reaction video to the campaign was very cute.

-Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly opening a blowdry bar.

-The paparazzi caught Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in some adorable family photos — just as a nasty tabloid report surfaced. I’m sure that was a total coincidence, though.

-Sweet! Seth Green is coming back to (live-action) TV. He’ll star in Seth MacFarlane’s new show.

-Entertainment Weekly posted some pretty great Vines of stars getting slimed at this weekend’s Kids’ Choice Awards. There’s no way Sandra Bullock didn’t get a whole bunch of green stuff up her nose in that one shot. Gross.

-Kristen Stewart and Katy Perry continued their BFF tour at the show. (KStew was spotted at a corner store with Robert Pattinson earlier that weekend, but she hit the red carpet solo.)

-Meanwhile, I love that Johnny Depp showed up. He almost always makes an appearance at the big fan-voted awards, which is great.

-A new, less-angsty trailer for Iron Man 3 debuted during the Kids’ Choice Awards this weekend.

-We also got a new trailer for World War Z, which focuses more on Brad Pitt and his family instead of just a wall of zombies.

Author: Jen McDonnell

Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of www.dose.ca. Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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