Two actresses – one a veteran, in the third act of her career, the other an ingénue, perhaps trying to terminate the first act of her career to begin a long, long second act that will see her emerge from underneath the heavy weight of a beloved literary character to embody a new roster of characters that will truly test her talent. Full Story
Written by Duana Prevailing wisdom says Minnie – who has had a series of ridiculously hard knocks in the romance department, but who works steadily if not flashily – can act. I don’t doubt it’s the case. I have yet to see Barney’s Version, mostly because to a person, everyone I’ve asked has said “I really want to finish (read: Start) the book first. Full Story
The blue is lovely on her. Really, really sharp. It’s Versace. (The Jolie wears Versace a lot. I wish she’d chosen this for herself at the Golden Globes instead of looking like she’d just walked out of a polygamist sect.) I do love the double braid. A LOT. (Should I do this for the Oscars?) But that still doesn’t explain for me why Jessica Alba is at the BAFTAs. Full Story
Written by Duana Email exchange: Lainey: Unless - do you care about Neve Campbell? Because YIKES.Me: She is my girl crushLainey: Oh Christ. Yes, ‘another one’. The facts are as follows: Campbell is Canadian, and before she was Julia Salinger, she played a parallel-universe Brenda Walsh type (well, if Brenda was chilled) called Daisy on a show called Catwalk. Full Story
He was there to celebrate Harry Potter’s Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema. Good timing. The BAFTAs are sandwiched between the release of the Deathly Hallows Part 1, which of course happened in November, and Part 2 which is scheduled for July 15th. Is it July 15th yet? Among so many other things, I want to see how it plays out, when Ron and Hermione finally acknowledge their love. Full Story
Have been really, really impressed with Hailee Steinfeld’s awards season and premiere style choices. Her selection for the BAFTAs however fell a little short of standard. Not feeling the tricked out sheer top. Not feeling whatever it is that’s coming out of her waist. Reminds me of Mad Men and Christina Hendricks which, is fine for Hendricks, but maybe not a 14 year old who’s been doing a great job of looking 14 in an industry and on a circuit that ages people too quickly. Full Story
I really, really love the British star system. I wish Canada would encourage a star system. There are stars in Britain who are super, super, super famous there and no one knows who the f-ck they are outside their borders. Like those girls in Girls Aloud. I’m not actually sure how many Girls Aloud there are. Full Story
Welcome to the Grammy Awards 2011 LiveBlog! Lady Gaga arrived in an Egg! Good start or bad start?
Thanks for joining us for the next, oh, 4 hours or so? We’re covering the arrivals for an hour and then going right into the show. And, sigh, I’m actually not sure why those creatures from Jersey Shore are there. But I’m also tired of asking this question. There’s obviously no reasonable answer. And it keeps happening over and over again anyway.
Having said that, those people were told to come like two hours before the real stars. So, you know, there’s that. Because if I’m Beyonce, Sasha Fierce refuses to be on the carpet at the same time as that drunken little troll. All that and more…
Are you ready?
Sarah from Cinesnark is with me the whole ride. Sasha’s around for the first hour and then she’s off to produce her fashion special. Thanks for joining us! I am so ready to quiver for Eminem.
Yours in gossip,
PS. Full Grammys AND BAFTAs wrap-up tomorrow. It’s an allnighter! Stay up with me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/LaineyGossip.