We all had it marked on the calendar for weeks: Friday September 9th, TIFF 2011, Brad Pitt followed by George Clooney on the red carpet. Just get through it, and the rest will be easier.
I felt it for the other premieres happening last night in Toronto. Every screening normally has a healthy fan and media presence. But because those two were stacked, and it was the big get for everyone, the other films, they were most certainly in the shadow of the almight Brange-Clooney combination.
Still...that's an irresistible combination. And, well, as I drape my Canadian flag all over myself again, the TIFF swagger was extended for the second day in a row. Now THAT's how you follow up U2 on opening night.
I've a busy day between interviews, premieres, and parties. There will be a couple of short articles mixed in with several photo posts. Scroll down! A full detailed description of it all, including the Brange and Clooney etc, will come on Monday, as well as a full discussion on WTF Fassy has dropped out of TIFF. Yes. It is tingling. Hard.
Yours in gossip,
Keira Knightley arrived in Toronto yesterday in advance of the A Dangerous Method gala tonight...without Michael Fassbender. As previously noted, we will get into this on Monday. As you can see, Keira was accompanied by her boyfriend James Righton. Am curious to see if they walk together tonight. Of if they'll usher him in while she handles the press line. Full Story
Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard were at the Kate Spade party last night at TIFF proving that they're clearly not the same person. Jessica I think has 3 films at the festival. My research notes aren't with me as I'm currently waiting to talk to Jay Baruchel on the Goon carpet at the Ryerson. Full Story
Well if there was any doubt before, there certainly isn’t anymore. Why else would they have allowed Stacy Keibler of all people on The Ides of March red carpet? Interestingly enough, she wasn’t at the Ides Soho House/Grey Goose pre-cocktail party which is where I saw George Clooney and the rest of the cast. Full Story
Well, tonight’s the night. That George Clooney and Brad Pitt go back to back at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, proper mayhem to kick off TIFF 2011. Press screenings for both The Ides of March and Moneyball have been happening over the next two days and both are confirmed to be likely contenders. Read Full Intro
Huuuge crowd at RTH tonight. Obviously. And they were not disappointed. Brad Pitt showed. As expected. But everyone was waiting to see if the Jolie would show. Of course she showed. The movie is good (if not a little long). The movie has solid prospects. Now it's time to sell it. And they did. He did. Full Story