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Blake Lively's Frequent 'Ums' Means She Cares

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Blake Lively, August Vogue cover girl and now an editor of in her own right, is a prolific um-er. We know this because Vogue subjected her to its Q&A video series "73 Questions," in which some guy asks a star 73 questions rapid-fire. She um'd a lot, which might sound like it would be tiresome, but according to a recent study made famous by The New Yorker, it just means she's being thoughtful about her answers—a tough thing to do in a rapid fire situation.

Anyway, some things we learned:
1. The best thing ever is pianos
2. Which Sex in the City character do you identify with most? "Mostly the men?"
3. Her mom "brought home a child from a yard sale once. True story."
4. Ryan Reynolds is the cutest. He gave her a video of all the people that impacted her life for her birthday.
5. Her favorite bakery is her home, which Ryan calls "The Blakery."
6. She throws shade at Starbucks. ("Do people go to Starbucks these days?")
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