Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds May Be Coming to a Subdivision Near You

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Box-office flopping couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are looking to live out their life of unmarried sin in the centrally air-conditioned hell that is the tri-state area's suburbs. According to People, Lively and Reynolds have purchased a "beautiful country home" in Bedford, New York, and will now start filling it with overpriced minutiae from Pottery Barn. The Daily News, however, assures us that the couple is still deciding between upscale suburban neighborhoods in New Canaan, Connecticut and Bedford. I wonder if either town is making a pitch to the couple, you know, trying to grease the wheels a little bit and reassure Lively and Reynolds that they'd be happily accepted as members of towns that seethe with boredom, dissatisfaction, and creepy teenage kids filming plastic grocery bags in empty parking lots. Maybe someone should send them an edible arrangement before they decide that Connecticut and New York are just too unfriendly and that where they really ought to move is New Jersey. [NYDN, People]

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"If wild speculation holds true, Robert Pattinson may star in yet another filmified YA novel — the actor is rumored to be up for the role of Finnick Odair in Catching Fire"



Taylor Kitsch for Finnick!