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The Heartache Diet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 18, 2007 00:00:00 June 18, 2007 00:00:00

When I saw Jessica Simpson in Cannes, she was already tighter than she’d been in months. Told me she was back on her extreme diet and work out plan in preparation for Major Movie Star which starts shooting in July. Shame to waste such energy on a sure box office bomb but as you can see, her hard work is paying off. Full Story

The Best Dress with Pockets

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 11, 2007 00:00:00 June 11, 2007 00:00:00

I’m telling you, Rachel Zoe for Cameron Diaz is a resounding smash hit. Grudging sigh. Anyway, here’s Cam tonight in London for Shrek wearing a dress to kill for and slit pockets along the side – love dresses with pockets! Except usually they’re of the baby doll variety on a full-ish skirt. Full Story

A Blonde Break

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 5, 2007 00:00:00 June 5, 2007 00:00:00

Over…already? Or over…for now? Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson came out recently, just weeks after getting comfortable with beign photographed together in public, suddenly split because she was reportedly tired of his commitment-phobe bullsh-t. Word is it happened around Memorial Day but while some reports indicate finality, others say it’s another case of John Mayer and Jessica Simpson – make up break up all the time. Full Story

Piss … or Bust

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 28, 2007 00:00:00 May 28, 2007 00:00:00

Jessica Simpson and John Mayer on a minibreak in Cabo the other day having what looks like a very serious discussion. She seems like she’s protesting the piss, he appears to be insisting on it as exchange for having to dumb his ass down. Apparently no resolution to the impasse. Is she finally growing a spine? Is she standing up to the Golden Shower and saying N-O, love me for who I am? Not for what you can urinate on? If so… respect. Full Story

Played

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 22, 2007 00:00:00 May 22, 2007 00:00:00

We were duped, I think. All of us were duped. Last week word broke that John and Jessica had broken up, conveniently the same day as her party here in Cannes to announce production on Major Movie Star - a last minute event that attracted surprisingly large numbers… Now Jessica has returned to New York and they’ve gone out on a date already, prompting a reversal – they are apparently back on… Coincidence or conspiracy? This stinks so badly of Joe Simpson I can’t believe I missed it. Full Story

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Dear Gossips,

A kinder, gentler Michael Moore? He is without a doubt one of the savviest self promoters in the business, and in combination with Harvey Weinstein, Moore’s strategy to promote his latest documentary Sicko has so far been the talk of the Cannes Film Festival. The Palais was packed today…more packed than I’ve seen it and probably the most packed it will be until the arrival of the Pitt crew.

Sicko is an exposé of the American Health Care System, questioning the merits of a program that is leaving almost 50 million Americans without insurance and comparing the program in the US to what he contends is the superiority of others – namely Canada, France, and England.

I attended the screening and the press conference today – he was challenged, he was applauded, he was ridiculed and while I don’t always agree on his arguments or his presentation of what he calls his facts, I will say that the man is endlessly fascinating and even more so now, as his approach this time appears to be less vitriolic and less confrontational – in the film at least – than in the past.

As for Sicko itself? Of all the Moore productions, although at times typically absurd the way Michael Moore can be typically absurd, this is the one that personally resonated the most. My mother had a kidney transplant - have been wondering all day if we would have had to trade our house for it if we had lived elsewhere.

Sicko opens June 29th. Worth checking out – controversial and compelling and crazy and comical too.

Spoke to Jessica Simpson last night as well. If you can believe it, I actually have nice things to say. Getting ready for more weekend wildness from Cannes. Check back often for new posts below and tomorrow too.

Yours in gossip,
Lainey

PS. Leo is here. And he looked un-f*cking-believable today in his suit, even in the sweltering sun. Time to bump him back up to #1 on the Freebie Five I think. But he might have to fight Javier Bardem for it. Lost my sh-t when I saw him pull up the photo call, will be on the town tonight, keep you posted if there’s any smut.

Karl’s Army

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2007 00:00:00 May 19, 2007 00:00:00

Karl hates Jessica Simpson but he loves Posh and he loves Lilo. In fact, this is what he once said about the Dirty Face: She"s somebody you want to protect, because she plays dangerously with her own life. She behaves like an over grown up person, and that"s what I like about her. It"s like she"s 45, but in fact, she"s 20. Full Story

Talking to Jessica Simpson

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2007 00:00:00 May 19, 2007 00:00:00

But first… I have to tell you about Joe. It was my first time seeing Papa Joe – total sleazy business vibe but the first thing I noticed…this nearly killed me… was his tie. For all the money he gets from pimping his girls, you’d think he could afford something more modern? Look at it! Nothing unsexier than a bad tie, non? OK… so back to Jess. Full Story

Improved but Unwelcome

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 17, 2007 00:00:00 May 17, 2007 00:00:00

See what I meant earlier about letting in the riffraff? On the one hand there’s Juliette Binoche, on the other there’s this one, looking marginally improved last night in Cannes at the Louis Vuitton party but still far from there. The pattern – isn’t this what you’d slip over a bikini on the beach? Full Story

Last Time

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 11, 2007 00:00:00 May 11, 2007 00:00:00

Last time my Gwyneth looks this sh-tty she was pregnant…just saying. Love that she’ll go to Orso without a trace of makeup. But don’t love her Chef’s Costume (???) and those pants are cutting her off at the wrong place. As for the hair – you all hate the hair. I know. Full Story

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Dear Gossips,

LOVE New York! Arrived late last night, back briefly in Vancouver before heading to Edmonton this afternoon – a few quick lingering thoughts re: Costume Gala etc first…

And had the honour of interviewing the most amazing woman yesterday for eTalk. Her name is Brandusa Niro (no stranger to the fashion cognoscenti out there) editor in chief of The Daily which of course is devoured by every style know-it-all during New York Fashion Week twice a year and editor in chief of the Fashion Mini – like an Us Weekly for the fashion industry, fashion gossip for the fashion insider – now published every month but up to this point sold only in select cities in the US…until now. Available in Canada starting July…love, love, love.

It’s Wednesday, live blogging, check back often for new posts.

Yours in gossip,
Lainey

PS. Re: Cate Blanchett…yes, I’ve seen the photo printed by the UK tabloids accusing anorexia, and I’ve read your emails blasting me for saying she looked great at the Gala. Believe whatever you want but that photo was taken from a ridiculously bad angle under the most terrible light inside a white tent with every kind of weird glare bouncing from side to side and up and down. Girl is naturally slender anyway and also naturally pretty pale. Because she’s not Jessica Simpson obsessively on a tanning bed! Anyway, at one point, I was standing 5 feet away from her. She was not shockingly thin, she was not deathly thin, no one gasped – as suggested by the rags. There were no “murmurs” of alarm about her frame and everyone I was around seemed to be in agreement with her gorgessity, including members of our crew that consisted of a non-fashion dude cameraman who doesn’t know a Stam from a Birkin - even he was impressed by her beauty. But that’s boring right? Stick thin sells papers, period…but nevermind that last Fall she signed onto a film called Cancer Vixen based on Marisa Acocella Marchetto"s real life battle with the disease. By the way – did you know that Christian Bale lost 65 pounds for a movie called The Machinist and no one lost their sh-t? Sorry, I digress. All I’m saying is give her some credit. It’s CATE BLANCHETT and not some learning impaired Hollywood starlet battling the Hollywood standard. You think the formidable Cate Blanchett would succumb to vain starvation? Please.