TIFF 2013 Coverage Articles

Zac Efron went to rehab

September 18, 2013 13:55:21 Posted at September 18, 2013 13:55:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty

E! News reported it first late yesterday – that Zac Efron was in rehab earlier this year, suggesting that the problem was alcohol, citing a source who says that Efron is better now: "He's healthy, happy and not drinking. He's taking time to focus on working. Full Story

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Best of TIFF 2013: Emma Thompson – MUST watch

September 16, 2013 13:39:41 Posted at September 16, 2013 13:39:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Jemal Countess/ Getty

How’s your Monday going? Are you tired? Are you still miserable from last night’s episode of Breaking Bad? I have something for that. I have the opposite of Breaking Bad: Emma Thompson. There were a lot of big name, mega celebrities who came through TIFF this year. I promise you, none of them were Emma Thompson’s equal. Full Story

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Jennifer Aniston closes TIFF

September 16, 2013 13:18:37 Posted at September 16, 2013 13:18:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jag Gundu/ George Pimentel/ Getty

Jennifer Aniston’s Life Of Crime closed the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend. There was a press conference, then a cocktail party before the screening, then the gala, and she wasn’t expected to stay. So I didn’t expect that Justin Theroux would join her on such a short trip. Full Story

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Best Dressed at TIFF 2013: Scarlett Johansson

September 13, 2013 17:12:56 Posted at September 13, 2013 17:12:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jason Merritt / Getty Images

I might not be completely objective here. Because, as you can see, Scarlett Johansson is on my Five List. Talking to her and watching her at TIFF, even more so. She might even be bumped up to #1. In person right now? Scarjo is...it's sick how hot she is. SICK. Sasha and I worked that carpet together. Full Story

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Annette Bening at TIFF

September 13, 2013 14:42:42 Posted at September 13, 2013 14:42:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Aaron Harris/ Getty

Why can’t Annette Bening be part of the Oscar conversation? If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I’ll always be bitter about the fact that Hilary Swank has TWO Oscars (!!!) and Annette Bening doesn’t. Annette was at the VISA Screening Room at the Elgin yesterday for The Face Of Love. Full Story

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What It’s Like To Be That Girl

September 11, 2013 18:20:55 Posted at September 11, 2013 18:20:55
Duana Posted by Duana
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Jason Merritt / Getty Images

Mostly that girl gets written about in YA novels. In Gossip Girl. There is a beautiful person, who is magnetic to all, and then an underbelly-seether who loves and hates her. And then we find out that the beautiful person is not, really, or she is but is terribly emotionally crippled – and it seems to make everything better. Full Story

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The mystery boy in Taylor’s booth

September 11, 2013 15:49:43 Posted at September 11, 2013 15:49:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Grey Goose Vodka and Soho House Toronto/ Getty

As I reported yesterday, Taylor Swift was at Grey Goose Soho House the other night for the August: Osage County afterparty, sharing a booth with a cute mystery boy. We now know his name: Brenton Thwaites, an Australian actor. And he was more into it than she was at times. So, we know now that Taylor can be an effective flirter. Full Story

I missed them!

September 10, 2013 16:31:18 Posted at September 10, 2013 16:31:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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KCS Presse /Splash News, Getty Images

Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet were at Roy Thomson Hall last night for the premiere of Blood Ties. And I missed them! Etalk assigned me to cover Scarlett Johansson’s carpet instead, which we’ll get to later, but I felt this, I did. I adore them, I do. You know who else adores them? Or her? It’s Dylan, who shoots every live broadcast we feed into the theatre and would have been shooting Marion last night and thoroughly enjoying every moment, even though her dress is less than. Full Story

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Tim Riggins at TIFF

September 10, 2013 16:02:44 Posted at September 10, 2013 16:02:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Alberto E. Rodriguez /Jemal Countess /Getty Images

Sorry I forgot to write about this yesterday. How could I forget to write about Tim Riggins?!? The TIFF flu, that’s how. Here are some photos of Taylor Kitsch at the festival over the last few days. Sunday night were at the after-party for The Grand Seduction. Brendan Gleeson was there too. Full Story

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Demi & Ashton & Mila

September 10, 2013 15:07:09 Posted at September 10, 2013 15:07:09
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Mila Kunis at the 'Third Person' TIFF at The Elgin

Mila Kunis was at the VISA Screening Room (Elgin) last night promoting Third Person. She walked the carpet at the premiere and was expected at the after-party but didn’t show. Coincidence or conspiracy? Because Ashton Kutcher was in LA, flying into Burbank airport…with Demi Moore. Full Story

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When Julia met Taylor

September 10, 2013 14:08:17 Posted at September 10, 2013 14:08:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jason Merritt/ Getty, Grey Goose vodka and Soho House Toronto

As mentioned in today’s open, Meryl Streep cancelled last minute due to illness. Which meant that Julia didn’t have to share. We lose for missing Meryl. We win when it’s All About Julia. But look at her. That’s a Movie Star. You are tired of me saying it, but she is a Movie Star. Full Story

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Monday, September 9, 2013
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Dear Gossips,

TIFF's artistic director, Cameron Bailey, had a great weekend. So far, almost all the "possible contenders" have delivered, the most notable being Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, which now seems like a straight up lock for a Best Picture Oscar nomination, and could go all the way.

Tonight, however, the focus moves to August: Osage County and Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. Will it live up to the hype and expectation?

As for TIFF gossip, well, I have some stories. Will roll them out later today. The site was updated over the weekend with galleries from TIFF and New York Fashion Week. Please check LifeStyle to get caught up.

Oh and I spoke briefly with Tim Riggins last night.  Read Full Intro

My best friend Idris

September 9, 2013 18:00:49 Posted at September 9, 2013 18:00:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Amanda Edwards /Getty Images

He doesn't know it but that doesn't matter. We're tight, Idris and I.  So it was Saturday at Roy Thomson Hall for the gala premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Etalk broadcasts live into the theatre from the carpet during arrivals for half an hour. We all take turns through the two weeks. Full Story

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Brad Pitt at TIFF: sales and bromance

September 9, 2013 14:07:10 Posted at September 9, 2013 14:07:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jason Merritt / Getty Images

I’ve described this to you before – Brad Pitt’s walk and talk red carpet signature move. He doesn’t stop. He’s like the US President before the State of the union, when the double doors open and he’s shaking hands and pointing at his friends and greeting people but he keeps moving… That’s how Brad Pitt normally works a carpet. Full Story

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