TIFF 2008 Red Carpet Articles

<a href="http://ad.ca.doubleclick.net/clk;205475611;28167293;i?http://Herbalessences.com"><img src="/i/RedCarpetGlam_banner.jpg" alt="Herbal Essences" width="534" height="194" /></a> <br/> <p>Two years ago, I interviewed Jennifer Lopez on the carpet for El Cantante at the Elgin in Toronto. It was intimidating enough speaking to La Lopez herself but even worse because I could not keep my eyes off her Dolce &amp; Gabbana. It was beaded, it was brilliant, it was breathtaking, and she was so beautiful it was sick. She was also very, very, very sweet.<br /> <br /> There are galas night after night at TIFF. And since the star guest list this year is impressively bright, it naturally follows that the glamour factor will register on the high side. In other words, it&rsquo;ll be impossible for Kate Beckinsale to overdress for this one&hellip;although she really should work on that little problem, non?<br /> <br /> The best part about the red carpet excitement? We can be judgy!<br /> <br /> Hundreds of red carpet photos will be posted every day during the festival on this dedicated TIFF Red Carpet page sponsored by Herbal Essences.<br /> <br /> Here&rsquo;s where you can tell people who are thinner, richer, and better looking than you that they chose an ugly dress. Or suffer with envy over a pair of shoes you can never afford. I&rsquo;ll be right there with you.</p>

He has a girlfriend

September 11, 2008 12:47:05 Posted at September 11, 2008 12:47:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jim Sturgess last night on carpet for the TIFF premiere of his film Fifty Dead Men Walking – thanks to Tony W for the photos. Also attached – Jim outside the Intercontinental after his junket. My colleague Zain was selected to interview him in our eTalk Lounge. I did not want to speak to Laura for a long time when I found out she’d deemed me not worthy. Full Story

Mark, Amanda, and Troy

September 11, 2008 09:55:44 Posted at September 11, 2008 09:55:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Ethan Hawke was at the roof lounge at the Hyatt two nights ago, possibly last night too but my toes refused to cooperate. Michelle, who has been in love with Troy Dyer since 1994 lost her sh*t a little bit. He did look good. Gaunt…but good. And not even smarmy. Wasn’t working on an erotic poem scribbled hastily on a bar napkin. Full Story

Rachel walks alone

September 11, 2008 07:03:31 Posted at September 11, 2008 07:03:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It was no surprise that Rachel McAdams did not bring Ryan Gosling to the TIFF premiere of The Lucky Ones. More on them in a bit… First – here she is walking the carpet last night in Gucci, a dress that looked way better in person. Rachel was gorgeous, as usual, last night. Her sister did her makeup – it was natural, her skin was fresh, and she absolutely glowed…even though the hair kinda sucked. Full Story

TIFF Blooms

September 10, 2008 13:10:11 Posted at September 10, 2008 13:10:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Mark Ruffalo has like 8,000 movies in the festival this year! Seriously…he’s a busy dude. But so underrated. By all accounts he is delightful in The Brothers Bloom which premiered last night at TIFF. Haven’t had a chance to screen it but I can’t imagine that Mark and Adrien Brody together for 2 hours will be terribly tough to endure. Full Story

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Easy Virtue on the Roof

September 10, 2008 08:03:31 Posted at September 10, 2008 08:03:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey

For three nights during TIFF, Bonyan Films has sponsored parties at the Park Hyatt rooftop – always the hottest celebrity destination at the end of the night, attracting the likes of Kate Hudson, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Adrien Brody, pretty much every star who has come through the festival and a few super producers too. Full Story

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Of course

September 9, 2008 07:45:20 Posted at September 9, 2008 07:45:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Of course it was. It was silver and big, it was the opposite of subtle, it was a princess at the ball – it was Kate Beckinsale who can never manage to scale it back… ever. This is Kate on the carpet last night at the TIFF screening of Nothing But The Truth. She looked lovely, yes. And she’s a pretty woman, yes. Full Story

Healthy on the carpet

September 8, 2008 09:09:56 Posted at September 8, 2008 09:09:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This is Keira Knightley at the gala premiere of The Duchess. Isn't she the picture of perfect health and vitality? Doesn't she look so well fed? Have to say - this dress is lovely. Not sure about the shoes. I would not have picked the shoes. The colour though...it's perfect. And her breasts are bound like a boy's - I know you disagree. Full Story

Jen in person

September 8, 2008 08:27:00 Posted at September 8, 2008 08:27:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

My first Aniston close-up. And twice in one day. Yesterday, Sunday, she came into our eTalk Lounge for a sit-down interview with Ben Mulroney. Without a doubt, it was Jen Day. Her film was not a gala. It screened at a small, little theatre far from the fanfare of Roy Thomson Hall, but her premiere easily eclipsed everyone else’s. Full Story

The TIFF Pitt Presence

September 8, 2008 06:44:32 Posted at September 8, 2008 06:44:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There were probably close to 100 reporters and stringers in Toronto this weekend with only one assignment: to trail Brad Pitt. Where he went, what he’s doing, who he’s with. Like…it was their sole purpose at the festival. Which of course is why he has to move around the way he does – secretly, as in presidential secrecy, underground passages, decoy vehicles, and a firm reluctance to leave his hotel. Full Story

Herbal Essences Red Carpet Coverage

September 8, 2008 06:36:00 Posted at September 8, 2008 06:36:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Two years ago, I interviewed Jennifer Lopez on the carpet for El Cantante at the Elgin in Toronto. It was intimidating enough speaking to La Lopez herself but even worse because I could not keep my eyes off her Dolce & Gabbana. It was beaded, it was brilliant, it was breathtaking, and she was so beautiful it was sick. Full Story

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