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Robin, Keanu, and fangirling for Rebecca

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2009 16:38:00 September 16, 2009 16:38:00

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee premiered at TIFF last night. I was assigned to the cover the carpet for etalk and when Rebecca Miller arrived, it was like Robert Pattinson for me. No one but Rebecca Miller could wear what she wore. I know you think it’s weird, I know you think it’s not something Jennifer Aniston would wear and therefore not acceptable. Full Story

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Saturday Night foundation

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2009 13:35:13 September 11, 2009 13:35:13

Ryan Reynolds will host one of the first 4 episodes of Saturday Night Live this season. Don’t ask me to tell you which one because I’m too lazy today to look it up, especially not for him. Can’t wait to see his foundation face. If you’re new to this site, please click here Full Story

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Here comes Samantha Jones

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 3, 2009 10:38:01 September 3, 2009 10:38:01

SJP and Cynthia Nixon are back at work on the set of Sex & the City 2. Today it was Kim Cattrall’s turn. She looks great. I keep hearing Kim’s voice every night this week during the US Open. Love watching evening tennis. And she’s been narrating these intro pieces including player profiles and opening sequences. Full Story

We missed you Ellen Page

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 3, 2009 09:28:45 September 3, 2009 09:28:45

She doesn’t sign on to every sh-tty script that’s thrown at her. And she’s not a famewhore. And her fans are f-cking crazy. So we don’t see her very often. Only when it’s time to promote a movie. The movie, as you know, is called Whip It. Directed by Drew Barrymore, it will be Ellen’s first feature since Juno. Full Story

Degrassi red carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 27, 2009 08:00:58 August 27, 2009 08:00:58

Degrassi Goes Hollywood, the show’s first movie, broke records at The N a couple of weeks ago in America as the most–watched, highest-rated telecast ever for the network. Canadian shows have been kicking ass lately with the major players. And both Degrassi and Flashpoint received Gemini Award nominations this week. Full Story

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Ryan Gosling…and Kat Dennings?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 25, 2009 09:30:00 August 25, 2009 09:30:00

Thanks to HTC who just emailed me – Twitter is buzzing about a possible hookup between Ryan Gosling and Kat Dennings? The evidence is nowhere near slamdunk but intriguing all the same. I REPEAT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SKIM: Nowhere near slamdunk. But intriguing all the same. Apparently some due tweeted Full Story

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Piven’s douche moves

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 24, 2009 07:26:15 August 24, 2009 07:26:15

Not that this should surprise you but still… Somewhere out there, some women are rewarding these moves. Ed Hardy wearing douchebags are still getting strange, which means this sh-t must work. Jeremy Piven was in Toronto a couple of weeks ago promoting The Goods. Full Story

Rachel watches Jude

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 20, 2009 14:40:00 August 20, 2009 14:40:00

Last night at Hamlet in London, Rachel McAdams was in the audience watching her Sherlock co-star perform on stage. Thanks to Gretchen for the heads up! After the show, Rachel and her companion, a blonde woman, went backstage to visit with Jude. They stayed for a while and then quickly dashed away. There’s a glimpse of her head and a satin pink shirt. Full Story

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Fried Rice beginnings

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 20, 2009 07:06:28 August 20, 2009 07:06:28

Today looks promising. First I slept in an extra half an hour, it’s a luxury. Waking up at 5am instead of 4:30am makes a huge difference. The reason – I have to use up my vacation days before the end of the month. Don’t have to be on tv for the next week which means my morning won’t be truncated for makeup and studio time. Full Story

Life after Twilight

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 19, 2009 12:31:00 August 19, 2009 12:31:00

It’s Rachelle Lefevre in Rome with Paul Giamatti and that sexy beast Scott Speedman shooting Barney’s Version based on Mordecai Richler’s famous novel of the same name. As I said 2 weeks ago, for an actor from Montreal, working on a Richler project is the opportunity of a lifetime. There is a world outside of Twilight. Full Story

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Diane & Josh on the road

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 19, 2009 10:17:06 August 19, 2009 10:17:06

Diane Kruger has been busy promoting Inglourious Basterds in New York, at the screening the other night and also on Letterman Tuesday. Loved every outfit. Joshua Jackson came up. She called him her “other half” and said they love going on road trips because he’s all about camping. Recently drove across Australia together and slept in a car. Full Story

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