Did you know that it’s Chinese Valentine’s Day on Thursday? The Chinese Squawking Chicken gave me a list love matches and mismatches that I’ll post later this week.
Speaking of the Squawking Chicken…
I wrote a book called Listen To The Squawking Chicken that was released last year. THANK YOU for helping to make it a national bestseller! Today is the launch of the trade paperback with a brand new cover AND bonus content that includes an interview with my ma, the Squawking Chicken, and Feng Shui tips, and an FAQ, and more. You voted on the colour – here it is! For more details, please click here.
Would you like a copy? We’re giving away 10 copies. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Listen To The Squawking Chicken as the title.
And while we’re on the subject of new books, Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest, The Buried Giant, is out today too. The Guardian called it “Game Of Thrones with a conscience”. I loved Never Let Me Go. God, I loved that book. It’s a perfect winter book, as is The Buried Giant, during these last lonely days of dark and cold. I was in the mood for it this weekend and I mainlined it along with a few fingers of scotch. You know how light and fluffy reading can dominate spring and summer? Ending your “serious reading season” with The Buried Giant is a good way to kick off your beach book list.
Yours in gossip,
Congratulations Kelly B of Pickering, ON who is the winner of this year’s Annual Red Carpet Contest! Kelly had 19 correct answers with the earliest time stamp on her ballot. She’s getting an Alexander McQueen bag, $500 to spend at Homesense, and an overflowing beauty products basket.
Amanda! Happy 40th Birthday tomorrow with love from your sister Tricia! Here are your FX men Timothy Olyphant, Charlie Hunnam, and we’ll toss in a Chris Pratt for you too! Full Story
One week after winning Oscar, Julianne Moore showed up at the Canadian Screen Awards last night in Toronto. She was nominated for her role in David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars. And lost to Anne Dorval for her performance in Xavier Dolan’s Mommy.
Still, Julianne – who was staffed by Stephen Huvane – worked the entire press line, stopping for almost every media outlet, because, as she told the Toronto Star:
“I love Toronto. I’ve been coming to Toronto to work since 1986, a really long time, so I feel I’m practically Canadian.”
Love that. Love her. Read Full Intro
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OMG. Bag porn. Today Chanel released the campaign for three new bags starring three celebrity ambassadors, Vanessa Paradis, Kristen Stewart, and Alice Dallal. F-ck. I’m in love. Especially with the Girl, which Vanessa is modelling on her bare back. It’s an outrageous purchase for a civilian to make it your work bag but look at it. Full Story
Is it impossible to look cool like this? (Dlisted)
Demi Lovato post-flu bikini shot (TooFab)
There might be a lawsuit over those Cindy Crawford photos (The Superficial)
Cameron Diaz talks about having more sex (Just Jared)
This swimsuit would leave the most terrible tan lines (Hollywood Tuna)
It was really cute that her parents were there, right? (Pop Sugar)
I agree with Anna Wintour (Cele|bitchy)
When Fifty Shades had sex with Lord Of The Rings (Socialite Life)
Yep. That’s exactly how I would celebrate my 21st birthday (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at JFK with the baby (OK!)
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These photos from last week were just released today. It’s Justin Timberlake visiting his wife on the set of The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea. The photographers are calling it a “surprise”. Look at that smile, how happy she is that he was there, that he came to see her. It’s like a reward! When’s the next time we’ll be seeing Mr Timberlake on a movie set? They announced Spinning Gold about Neil Bogart, what?, two years ago? And then there were reports that Spike Lee was in talks to direct. Full Story
We all know Lainey has been a teeny bit concerned about getting chicken pox, which would suck. But you know what would probably suck even more? Measles! And it’s so freakishly contagious that it’s hard not to get paranoid about it. (Lainey: which is why I just got a Measles booster two weeks ago!) Medical experts are attributing the measles outbreak to parents not vaccinating their children. Full Story
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I love Sarah Gadon. So I’m gushing here: If Hollywood were a stock exchange, you want to buy shares in Sarah Gadon… and fast. Much like Tatiana Maslany, Sarah won big at the Canadian Screen Awards too — but she didn’t take home a trophy. In fact, she wasn’t nominated this year, even though five of her Maps to the Stars co-stars were, including Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore. Full Story
Could just be pen. Temporary writing. But given the direction the letters are facing, I’ll guess permanent until we hear otherwise. Because it would be easier for a tattoo artist to write the letters facing themselves than have to come behind you, or get you to twist your hand around, to write the letters facing you. Full Story
Before it happened, his friends were begging him not to do it. Begging him not to make it permanent. But he was in too deep, and a little wounded too after his most recent professional setback. So it happened. Despite all the warnings, he went ahead and made it official. But the happily ever after wore off really quickly. Full Story
Here are pictures of Cecily Strong in Capitol File magazine, in advance of her hosting the White House Correspondent’s dinner next month. She looks great and talks about how she’s most looking forward to meeting the Obamas, which sounds normal and exciting and good for her. But it seems like Cold Comfort Farm, a little bit. Full Story