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Through the faces of the Cheese

February 17, 2010 10:29:14 Posted at February 17, 2010 10:29:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Celine Dion: Through the Eyes of the World hits theatres this weekend. Celine and the family attended the premiere in Miami last night. There’s her angel, her miracle, her amazingness, her most wonderful, the blessed, the child of her life and love and existence, the transcendental, the elemental, the every word that describes every great feeling – her son Rene Charles. Full Story

They all try to act and sing

February 15, 2010 15:58:00 Posted at February 15, 2010 15:58:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Why do they all have to do both? Country Bitch can sing. Who says she can act? The same applies to so many of them. In reverse too. Like Leighton Meester. Acting good. Singing, no. Anyway, here’s the Country Bitch in Hawaii shooting Soul Surfer this weekend showing off her best Country BitchFace. Full Story

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Ryan on love

February 2, 2010 10:11:30 Posted at February 2, 2010 10:11:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey

GO away! Or give a bad interview. Act like a douchebag. Be like Ryan Reynolds. Live inside your own ass, snarl at fans and photographers. Stop being sweet and sex at the same time. Stop being so engaging and intense. Stop being so interesting and interested. Even in a journalist. Like paying attention to what she says. Full Story

Look at me like you look at her

February 1, 2010 14:19:00 Posted at February 1, 2010 14:19:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I cursed Shannon for sending me this video of Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams at Sundance being interviewed for Blue Valentine. You’ll know why as soon as you hit play, the way he focuses on what she says, the way he can’t take his eyes off her, how he follows her eyes with his eyes from the side, and then he touches her. Full Story

Grammy Country Bitch and the Senator

February 1, 2010 07:29:41 Posted at February 1, 2010 07:29:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

He rushed to LA to be by her side after Hockey Day in Canada as the Senators schedule conveniently allowed for Mike Fisher to join his fiancée for Grammy weekend where they made their official Hollywood debut. However, Carrie Underwood walked the carpet alone, telling Ryan Seacrest that she didn’t want to feed Fisher to the wolves just yet. Full Story

Free hands, no pockets

January 29, 2010 17:35:42 Posted at January 29, 2010 17:35:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We run on weekends in the endowment lands, a forest in Vancouver with great trails and light hills and the most beautiful trees, and a section that looks like the ewok territory from Return of the Jedi. I used to go alone, with Marcus, but Fiona and head up there together because there are now some safety concerns after an attack last year. Full Story

You snuck up on me

January 29, 2010 08:58:21 Posted at January 29, 2010 08:58:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s been a busy week, haven’t had a chance to read Entertainment Weekly as thoroughly as I normally do, but wanted to do some Lost prep before the big premiere next Tuesday (jumpy claps!) and there he is, lasering my loins again, a quiveration sniper, in two photos that conjure up the sad fantasies. Full Story

Now go away for a while

January 27, 2010 09:01:00 Posted at January 27, 2010 09:01:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Three days in a row of this quiveration agony. It’s too much. Despite my affinity for vodka, I am a rather disciplined person. I will work through anything, I don’t need much sleep, I have a very controlled approach to my life almost to the point of neurosis, especially while blogging. I’m the one for example, and Laura sees this all the time, who can shut out conversations around me, as gossipy and dishy as they are, when I need to pound out a post. Full Story

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Ryan ambush

January 26, 2010 09:49:49 Posted at January 26, 2010 09:49:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey

He ambushed me this morning. Totally killed my morning. As noted yesterday, I try to stay away from Ryan Gosling when I need to con-cen-trate. Ryan is not good for productivity. But there he was, like a laser to the loins on the photo agency sites this morning, a quiveration ambush, and it’s too much, way too much. Full Story

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Canada For Haiti

January 25, 2010 06:31:00 Posted at January 25, 2010 06:31:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Canadians were generous. VERY, very generous. Nelly opened, Gord closed, K’naan and Metric delivered emotional performances, and at my last check on Saturday afternoon we raised $13.3 million to be matched by the Canadian government for a total and counting of $26 million and this does not include other concurrent fundraisers across the country. Full Story

Best SAG: Marion & Diane

January 25, 2010 06:13:00 Posted at January 25, 2010 06:13:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Both have the Guillaume Canet connection and they were seated at the Weinstein table. Awkward or no? There was a lot of white at the SAGs. I’m biased, I guess, but no one was better than my Marion Cotillard. The side swept hair, so chic, the short length was perfect, the feathers were sublime, and the way she sweetly applauded everyone so enthusiastically beside DDL in the front row, enchanting. Full Story

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