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They look like their brother

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

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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Room

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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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On The Hunger Games series

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2010 07:09:02 September 7, 2010 07:09:02

The following post is heavy on spoilers. If you’ve yet to read Suzanne Collins’s series - The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay – and intend to (of course you intend to!), please note that there will be several major plot revelations in the analysis below. Thank you for your emails and tweets about the book(s), the conclusion, the love triangle. Full Story