Intro for Sep 09, 2009

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 9, 2009 06:58:49 September 9, 2009 06:58:49

Dear Gossips,

What’s a good interview?

It’s an honest one. Like the one Antonio Banderas gives on Ellen today when he addresses his wife Melanie Griffith’s addiction and rehabilitation.

Two weeks ago it was announced that Griffith had been admitted to Cirque Lodge, and at the time her publicist, instead of simply requesting privacy, offered a dumbass Hollywood statement attempting to sugarcoat the situation, depicting Melanie’s struggle as a “routine” one.

It’s Antonio who has handled it beautifully, gracefully, and meaningfully. Click here, read his comments, and try not to fall in love with him. Banderas just wrote the lesson plan. If only the Lohan Family would pay attention.

We’re headed for Toronto today as TIFF begins tomorrow. It’s my 4th year. Am still a novice compared to Shinan Govani. Shinan can get into any party, so beloved that Holt Renfrew and Hello Canada are throwing him one during the festival to celebrate his launch. Shinan is invited on every trip, to every opening, every premiere, and doesn’t have enough column space to report everything he sees. What do you with so much stored up smut?

Shinan wrote a book. A book filled with celebrity scandal, very thinly veiled, like a blind item novel, told from the perspective of a diminutive gossip columnist who has been left alone too many times pretending to be asleep in the backroom with Oscar winners while they swingf-ck their best friends.

Bold Face Names by Shinan Govani will be released on September 12th. Five copies to give away. Interested?

Email [email protected] with Bold Face Names as the title by 11:59pm Pacific on Wednesday, September 16th 2009. One book per winner by draw. Contest rules apply. Good luck.

Wednesday – am blogging until our flight. Hate travelling west to east. You lose so much time. And the suckiest part is that I’m missing Glee. PVR anxiety is the worst.

Yours in gossip,


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