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One Day: the poster!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 15, 2011 13:37:40 February 15, 2011 13:37:40

We talked about this a lot just now on the liveblog – the poster for the One Day movie has just been released. For those of you who loved the book… Yes? I say yes. I say a thousand times yes! To me it captures so many things about the story – the time, the years, the connection, the urgency…and a little pain. Full Story

Your Voice In My Head

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 7, 2011 12:22:00 February 7, 2011 12:22:00

By Emma Forrest At 16 she was writing her own column for the Sunday Times. She was contributing to the Guardian by the age of 21. And Vogue, and Vanity Fair, and the Independent. At 22 she published her first book. It was very well received. Two more followed. Those were acclaimed too. By the way, Emma Forrest was also named one of Variety’s Top Ten Screenwriters to Watch in 2009. Full Story

Shirtless sipping water

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 28, 2011 08:17:06 January 28, 2011 08:17:06

I Am Number Four opens in 3 weeks. Dreamworks is slowly cranking up the buzz for it. Click here if you missed my review. And as noted then, I think the movie will be better than the book. Because it was always supposed to be a movie, a giant James Frey mindf-ck of a scam. Full Story

Gwyneth or Amy Chua?

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

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

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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