Natalie by day and night

September 17, 2009 07:59:58 Posted at September 17, 2009 07:59:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There’s Shelfy…and then there’s Natalie. Jessica Biel has always referred to the “Top Tier”, a club to which she does not belong that, of course, includes Natalie Portman on a short list of young actors constantly presented with the most prestigious parts. Biel has blamed her exclusion from the “Top Tier” on her good looks, lamenting that it’s her beauty that has held her back Full Story

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The Jessicas and their limits

September 17, 2009 07:28:51 Posted at September 17, 2009 07:28:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Variety reports that Shelf Ass Jessica Biel has found herself a job. She’ll play Bradley Cooper’s ex lover in A-Team, an army lady who’s on their asses. Or something. This is what you call Hollywood reality. After months and months of waiting, desperately hoping for an opportunity, the most attractive prospect presented to Shelfy turned out to be a supporting role as the proverbial sexy girlfriend in an action movie that requires little in the way of talent. Full Story

Ryan & Kat: Twitter clues

September 17, 2009 06:59:08 Posted at September 17, 2009 06:59:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Ryan Gosling is now on Twitter. As I reported a few weeks ago, the two are rumoured to be dating. Click here for a refresher. Twitter’s not the most slamdunk source for smut, but occasionally it can yield some intriguing clues. Full Story

Luck of the Irish for Neil Jordan’s Ondine

September 17, 2009 06:40:20 Posted at September 17, 2009 06:40:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

WRITTEN BY ALAN W. Last night, Jacek interrupted my Glee screening (party of one) to give me the low-down on my next assignment. Did you watch? Matthew Morrison singing Montell Jordan, Bel Biv Devoe, and Color Me Badd all in one episode? Enough said. Emily and I were both dancing in our living rooms. Full Story

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dear Gossips,

Bill Nighy came into the etalk Lounge this week for an interview. Within minutes he had the room. The girls were giggling, the boys were charmed, hearing his story about how he was planning to attend the 50 Cent performance at the request of Muammar Gaddafi’s son who had hired him for his party. “It feels like it’s an order...” he mused, and it’s the way he said it while trying to properly pronounce “Fiddy” was what cracked everyone up.

When I spoke to him on the carpet last night at the annual In Style party at the Windsor Arms, he told me that some journalist this week gifted him with a pack of her own monogrammed condoms. So. Much. Personality.

And lovely to his fans. Bill signed autographs, took photos, obliged the waiting faithful… unlike Clive Owen who exited his SUV and, without waving, immediately entered the venue. Clive doesn’t do the press or the public when he’s off duty. So they booed him. They booed him but they chanted for Nicolas Cage.


Cage arrived with his wife under heavy security. He too did not bother with crowd. Instead of booing him though they started chanting: WE WANT THE CAGE! WE WANT THE CAGE. Then it turned into a round.

While most of them shouted We Want Nic, a select few hopped in with “Cage” right at the end of the line so it sounded like this:

We Want Nic…

We Want Nic...

When superfans are sane, they are amusing. When superfans are Twi-Hards, they can disturb you.

Oh the hatemail that poured in yesterday in response to this post. The Twi-Hards they brood, because Edward, he broods. Will print some for you later.

Wednesday – on Colin Firth, Keanu Reeves, thoughts on Drew Barrymore at TIFF, and more…

U2 plays Toronto tonight and the film festival is still going strong. No sleep til Saturday.

Yours in gossip,


PS. Jennifer Garner, Edward Norton, Ricky Gervais, and Samantha Morton have all stopped by the IT Lounge for their gift bags, the same gift bag being offered to readers. Click here to enter the contest.

Photos from Alberto E. Rodriguez/

Robin, Keanu, and fangirling for Rebecca

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

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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JLo, Posh, & Spanx

September 16, 2009 15:20:34 Posted at September 16, 2009 15:20:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are in Washington, pictured here this afternoon arriving at Capitol Hill to meet with Nancy Pelosi. Today is Marc’s 41st birthday and he’s being honoured at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala where he will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. President Obama and the First Lady will be in attendance too. Full Story

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September 16, 2009 12:58:15 Posted at September 16, 2009 12:58:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Can’t help it. They are. Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf on set in New York for Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleep aka the worst title ever. As you know, Carey and Shia are dating, my new favourite young Hollywood powerful. F-cking adorable. As predicted, Carey charmed everyone at TIFF, delivering an outstanding performance in An Education that has everyone calling for her nomination. Full Story

Jen “live”

September 16, 2009 12:08:00 Posted at September 16, 2009 12:08:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I am constantly fighting with Duana and Laura because they say I can’t hold a tune. I can totally hold a tune. Laura can’t judge me by my random office stylings because I’m simply not trying. And the time that Du and I went to karaoke it was 4am and I was drunk. Doesn’t count. Full Story

Smutty Tingles

September 16, 2009 11:42:08 Posted at September 16, 2009 11:42:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey

He’s delivering Tom Cruise’s pizza (Dlisted)

Post Adrien Brody: borrowing Aniston’s tweaker (Hollywood Tuna)

Uma Thurman: love this W Magazine cover (Just Jared)

Can they stop being famous when you forget why they’re famous? (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)

A rare happy ending? (INO)

Did Taupe rush back to Ben? (Pop Sugar)

Twi-Hards are rushing to buy sparkly vibrators off the registry (Cele|bitchy)

Megan Fox in Rolling Stone: an article I actually enjoyed (The Superficial)

Rachel Bilson: stethoscope accessory (Popoholic)

Clive Owen dressed up: man porn (Popeater)