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Gwyneth or Amy Chua?

January 27, 2011 10:12:19 Posted at January 27, 2011 10:12:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Who do you hate more, Judgy Moms? GOOP for her “A Day in the Life” working mom blog from a couple of weeks ago, or Amy Chua and the challenge to Western parenting that she threw down in her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother? Have you read TIME Magazine’s cover story on the Chua Tiger Mother controversy? Click here Full Story

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They look like their brother

January 11, 2011 14:30:10 Posted at January 11, 2011 14:30:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Sarah Jessica Parker brought her girls Marion and Tabitha along as she walked James Wilkie – not James, but James Wilkie – to school this morning. They’re cute, non? And they look like their brother. Nose and mouth especially. After several months of downtime, SJP will soon begin work on two projects. Full Story

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December 14, 2010 08:44:00 Posted at December 14, 2010 08:44:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

By Emma Donoghue I tore through this book in a day. Then I thought about it for days. I am still thinking about it. Strangely, and not by design, three of my friends happened to read it at the same time. And we had to discuss it too. On the phone, over email, via Blackberry messenger – that doesn’t happen often, a book that stays with me and makes me uncomfortable, so much so that I have to yell about it with other people, as many other people as I can find. Full Story

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dear Gossips,

Last night I finally finished Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story. I’d started it when I came home from London at the end of August. Then TIFF happened and so much other sh-t but two days ago I picked it up again and thought of nothing else – except Misfits – until I read the very last word last night practically weeping.  Read Full Intro

I Don’t Want to be Her Big Sister.

November 12, 2010 12:29:01 Posted at November 12, 2010 12:29:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana I was a Brenda Walsh fan. I wanted to be her. She was sassy, stand-up-to-parents-y, super hair and didn’t take crap. Plus it wasn’t just Brenda, it was so clearly Shannen Doherty herself. They were one and the same, and the fact that Doherty was intelligent and had graduated from Little House on the Prairie to 90210, much as I hoped metaphorically to do…I had a rock-solid girl crush from the age of 10. Full Story

My Katniss

November 2, 2010 11:51:00 Posted at November 2, 2010 11:51:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jodelle Ferland dressed up as Katniss Everdeen for Halloween and posted the photo up on Twitter the other day (click here to see) and everyone lost their sh-t wondering if she’d been cast as the heroine of The Hunger Games. I’m sure she’s a lovely girl, but Ferland is not my Katniss. Full Story

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November 2, 2010 Smutty Shout-Outs

November 2, 2010 07:06:00 Posted at November 2, 2010 07:06:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This is for Emily G in Halifax who is missing her Nan. Shawna B requested for you some Jim Sturgess but specifically as Dexter and it appears I didn’t get ‘round to posting these shots of Jim back when they were shooting One Day in Paris: Dexter in his jammies meeting up with his ma, played by the indomitable Patricia Clarkson, brilliantly cast. Full Story

George Clooney and The Worst Date Ever

October 12, 2010 14:52:45 Posted at October 12, 2010 14:52:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

George Clooney arrived by train to Washington today for his meeting with the President about Darfur. A video of him on The Today Show is attached below. Not surprisingly, The Italian Queen did not join him. Instead, that’s the handsome John Prendergast by his side. At least it looks an awful lot like him. Full Story

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Tiger Eyes!

October 12, 2010 13:15:00 Posted at October 12, 2010 13:15:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Written by Duana Judy Blume has been posting about location scouts and casting on Twitter for “Tiger Eyes”. You remember it, right? The one where Davey’s father dies and she has to move to New Mexico and she meets Wolf in a canyon? It turns out it’s one of the few Judy Blumes I read only once. Full Story

Carey grows her hair out

September 14, 2010 07:35:00 Posted at September 14, 2010 07:35:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

At the Never Let Me Go presser yesterday. I had hair like this in 1997 and should have loved it more at that time. How was that 13 years ago?!?! F-ck it’s only 9 and I can’t start drinking yet. As for the film, it has not disappointed her at TIFF. Very well received and, if you know the book, of course you know it’s heartbreakingly sad, and the Academy loves heartbreakingly sad, and well acted and beautifully filmed and Carey, once again, is involved with a quality picture – two actually if you count Wall Street Money Never Sleeps, due in theatres soon, which I thought was an immensely watchable mess. Full Story

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Tilda in Venice

September 9, 2010 08:31:35 Posted at September 9, 2010 08:31:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey

For Venus Noire last night. A vision. Tilda was there with Luca Guadagnino, her director from I Am Love. While promoting I Am Love a few moths ago, Tilda was interviewed by Katie Couric – did you ever see it? If no, it’s worth a look when you have some time. To hear her speak, so articulately, so elegantly, she is mesmerising. Full Story

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