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The older Sutherland gets snow

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 31, 2011 10:09:35 May 31, 2011 10:09:35

Last October, I posted this article with my nomination for President Snow in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games, Kiefer Sutherland. Today Lionsgate announced that it was indeed a Sutherland who has been cast as the evil autocrat of Panem but... Full Story

Young lovers sucking in together

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 24, 2011 08:16:29 May 24, 2011 08:16:29

Our puppy Barney, now 5 months, tries to sneak up onto our bed every night by jumping on my head. This, evidently, in his mind, qualifies as a stealth entry. This morning, 3:30am, his paw landed hard on my face, nearly took out my eye. My alarm was already set for 4am so there was no point going back to sleep. Full Story

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Ryan Gosling & a man’s suit

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 20, 2011 14:24:45 May 20, 2011 14:24:45

I learned a lot of about men’s suits yesterday. We’re going to a really swanky wedding tonight and Jacek didn’t have one. He’s not the sharpest dresser, as you know, to begin with. And since he works from home, there’s very little reason for him to dress up. We’ve been talking about getting him a new suit for a while. Full Story

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Leo, Bob, Sean, and Ryan

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2011 11:58:32 May 19, 2011 11:58:32

Sean Penn was honoured last night at the Cinema For Peace inaugural Cannes dinner for his work in Haiti. Leonardo DiCaprio made the introduction. And the two were seated beside this year’s Jury President Robert DeNiro. Well that must have been a conversation. OMG! This Boy’s Life! At times Bob and Leo seemed to be deep in conversation. Full Story

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Hockey in Cannes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 18, 2011 08:48:47 May 18, 2011 08:48:47

Several of you have made requests for this – Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal, Max Talbot, and Paul Martin of the Pittsburgh Penguins were in Cannes the other day at a party for the short film Trophy Wife starring Jamie Lynn Sigler. Random, right? Conference Finals or the Croisette? I guess partying on a yacht takes the sting away. Full Story

Cory for the win!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 16, 2011 09:24:30 May 16, 2011 09:24:30

Cory Monteith has some down time now that production on Season 2 of Glee is complete. There's a tour this summer but before that, he's back at home in Vancouver, jamming with his band Bonnie Dune, and hitting up the Canucks game last night, always in Canucks gear, cheering on the home side to a victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Full Story

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Scott Speedman and a Programming Note

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 13, 2011 12:14:36 May 13, 2011 12:14:36

It's Friday night in Cannes and I have to get to an SJP event and then there's a party carpet we're waiting for access on and my thumbs are killing me from all this blackberry blogging. I know I still have my interview with Angelina Jolie to deliver and as soon as I get to a proper keyboard, I will put that down. Full Story

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Rachel's carpet pants

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 13, 2011 08:00:21 May 13, 2011 08:00:21

For the second night in a row, Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen walked the carpet in Cannes together as a couple. They are super, super cute together. I like the way he looks at her. Anyway, apparently her figure skating dress from the night before was Marchesa. Of course. Last night though she threw on some pants. Full Story

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Just for the carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 13, 2011 07:26:00 May 13, 2011 07:26:00

Dylan and I were at the Martinez yesterday just before the first carpet at Cannes to cover a women in film panel discussion by the New York Times. When we arrived, Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson had just come down, ready to head to the carpet. Her dress is actually better in person. It doesn't look so wet and clingy. Full Story

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Rachel by day and with her man by night

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 11, 2011 13:41:17 May 11, 2011 13:41:17

There's only one carpet at Cannes on opening night. Most nights we see two. I'm also writing from a weird French keyboard in the press room and it's infuriating me. But this is not your concern. This post is about Rachel McAdams and her big Cannes debut. She was the starlet today, for sure. Full Story

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Riggs gets a photoshoot

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 10, 2011 09:46:18 May 10, 2011 09:46:18
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It is about f-cking time. What a treat today! New photos of Taylor Kitsch. And hot!This is Taylor at photo shoot in the California desert. Not sure for what publication, but I imagine, given his higher profile these days, with two big budget projects awaiting release (Battleship and John Carter of Mars) and having just booked a leading role in Oliver Stone’s Savages with a high profile cast including Aaron Johnson, Salma Hayek, John Travolta, and Uma Thurman, and oh yeah Blake Lively, Taylor will be appearing in many more magazine spreads ahead. Full Story