TIFF 2009 Coverage Articles

<img src="/i/campaign_creatives/tiff09/tiff_09_microsite_header_blk.jpg" alt="TIFF 09" width="534" height="231" /><br /> <p>I’m in Toronto Sept 10-17 to cover TIFF for the 4th time for etalk. 10 days of carpets, junkets, and, of course, parties! Can’t wait! <br /><br /> This means wall to wall festival coverage for you here on LaineyGossip (and a smutty opportunity…see below for details). Once again this year we are working with P&G Beauty as our coverage sponsor for red carpet recaps, movie reviews and previews, fashion hits and misses, party coverage, and the rest of the smutty happenings at the festival.<br /><br /> P&G Beauty is also the official beauty sponsor for the Toronto International Film Festival with its “GET UP CLOSE” campaign. P&G Beauty brands sponsoring the festival include Cover Girl, (official cosmetics sponsor), Pantene Pro-V (official hair care sponsor), Olay (official skin care sponsor) Gillette (official men’s care sponsor) and Crest Whitestrips (official smile sponsor). Cover Girl, Pantene and Gillette are also the sponsoring brands for the “Festival Portrait Studio,” where celebrities and their guests will receive touch-ups before their appearances on the red carpet and pressers.<br /><br /> And with that, our TIFF coverage beings.</p>

Talk To You Never!

September 21, 2009 12:42:31 Posted at September 21, 2009 12:42:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey

By Alan W Yes, I’m quoting Ebola. Please hold your fire! I'm infected. Just a little infected. It's not that I don't see the ridiculousness of Ebola, but I love ridiculousness. I think having an awareness of the dangers of Ebola is what sets me apart from those who actually believe in the Ebola. Full Story

Edward Norton charms everyone

September 18, 2009 13:11:00 Posted at September 18, 2009 13:11:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

He was at TIFF for Leaves of Grass. And the word on him is that he can be difficult, surly, temperamental. But aside from Colin Firth, Edward Norton was the most well liked during the festival. Polite, considerate, he charmed everyone, he had time for fans, he was obliging, he never complained, he was patient, he was articulate, Michelle interviewed him at the junket and left with a crush – he has a sexy geek vibe about him that is incredibly attractive – and she was not alone. Full Story

Colin & Tom

September 17, 2009 15:59:51 Posted at September 17, 2009 15:59:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Please. These men. These suits. I love so much. Colin Firth was in the lobby the other day waiting to exit. I only saw him from behind at first. Noticed the suit. And the height. He is a tall, tall man. And he carries himself so beautifully it’s instantly recognisable. Stationed at the side entrance so as not to be mobbed by the throng outside, his publicist led him out to the sedan waiting to pick him up. Full Story

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How to party with U2

September 17, 2009 12:17:44 Posted at September 17, 2009 12:17:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Champagne. Apparently they like their champagne. U2 played Toronto Wednesday, a well timed 2 show stop on their tour to coincide with the festival. They came in a couple days earlier, hit up Colin Farrell’s Ondine premiere, Bono and The Edge popped into the Masonic Temple for a quick visit – photos attached – and post concert last night they celebrated at an exclusive afterparty at ONE where they cleaned out the restaurant of its entire supply of Moet. Full Story

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Natalie by day and night

September 17, 2009 07:59:58 Posted at September 17, 2009 07:59:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There’s Shelfy…and then there’s Natalie. Jessica Biel has always referred to the “Top Tier”, a club to which she does not belong that, of course, includes Natalie Portman on a short list of young actors constantly presented with the most prestigious parts. Biel has blamed her exclusion from the “Top Tier” on her good looks, lamenting that it’s her beauty that has held her back Full Story

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Luck of the Irish for Neil Jordan’s Ondine

September 17, 2009 06:40:20 Posted at September 17, 2009 06:40:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

WRITTEN BY ALAN W. Last night, Jacek interrupted my Glee screening (party of one) to give me the low-down on my next assignment. Did you watch? Matthew Morrison singing Montell Jordan, Bel Biv Devoe, and Color Me Badd all in one episode? Enough said. Emily and I were both dancing in our living rooms. Full Story

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Robin, Keanu, and fangirling for Rebecca

September 16, 2009 16:38:00 Posted at September 16, 2009 16:38:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee premiered at TIFF last night. I was assigned to the cover the carpet for etalk and when Rebecca Miller arrived, it was like Robert Pattinson for me. No one but Rebecca Miller could wear what she wore. I know you think it’s weird, I know you think it’s not something Jennifer Aniston would wear and therefore not acceptable. Full Story

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Drew at TIFF

September 16, 2009 07:27:17 Posted at September 16, 2009 07:27:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Many of you have been eager for news about Drew Barrymore and Whip It at TIFF. Drew and the cast attended the press conference yesterday and her reception here in Toronto has been rock star-like, surprising to many of us who had no idea, even though Drew is most definitely an A+ name, that she inspired that kind of … frenzy. Full Story

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The Road Less Taken

September 15, 2009 12:07:45 Posted at September 15, 2009 12:07:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Viggo Mortensen is looking dandy as ever in this svelte black suit and pristine white shirt. And his hair looks so healthy and luscious, you know he likes to sit down in front of a mirror at night and brush it exactly 1000 times like Marcia Brady would do. As promised, Viggo is currently making the rounds at TIFF promoting the new film The Road, which also stars Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce. Full Story

Spns`d Tingles:Pantene Moisture Renewal Collection

September 15, 2009 10:35:37 Posted at September 15, 2009 10:35:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As you’re keenly aware by now, P&G Beauty has been sponsoring our TIFF coverage on LaineyGossip. As the official TIFF Beauty Sponsor, they’ve also been providing touch ups for celebrities and guests before red carpet and other events throughout the duration of the festival. Pantene and their Moisture Renewal Collection (Shampoo Full Story

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Favourite so far

September 15, 2009 07:42:00 Posted at September 15, 2009 07:42:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Style-wise… Naomi Watts. She was at TIFF yesterday at the Swarovski party and also on the carpet for her film Mother & Child. This jumpsuit and those shoes, it’s the best I’ve seen so far. She looked incredible. Chic, confident, comfortable, and tiny. Naomi seemed subdued last night. Full Story

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TIFF Bromance: just like Us!

September 15, 2009 06:37:52 Posted at September 15, 2009 06:37:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I love those pages in Us Weekly when Jennifer Garner goes grocery shopping or Tori Spelling is picking her wedge – just like Us! Cracks me up. Sorry to be late on this, especially since it’s George Clooney and Matt Damon, but it’s been a crazy few days in Toronto. They were both in Toronto at the same time, and they hooked up two nights in a row for a little bromance. Full Story

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Colin throws down

September 14, 2009 10:48:17 Posted at September 14, 2009 10:48:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Saturday night, Colin Farrell’s Triage screened at TIFF and I was on the carpet for the arrival wearing a new dress. My Nanette Lepore pixel. Love it so much. Colin is at his best right now. His best is f-cking hot. Short hair, he has a tan, he’s fit, and when he talked to me he was in great spirits. Full Story

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