Monday, July 20, 2009

Dear Gossips,

It was Harry, of course, who ruled the box office this weekend. Oh and by the way – 60% of the audience was over 18. Harry is NOT just for kids.

But how about (500) Days of Summer? The best limited release opening all year and wholeheartedly embraced by fans and critics, when I screened it several weeks ago, I left the theatre on a high that lasted all day. Summer the movie is endearing and surprising and sweet but also charmingly smug and at times pretentious because it openly acknowledges itself to be, a quality lacking in Emile Hirsch, who is totally smug and pretentious, but too far up his own ass for self awareness.

(500) Days of Summer is not up its own ass. And it’s the most adorable movie you will see this summer. Promise.

Monday – am online all day until a late afternoon flight to New York. Can’t wait! Am still superstitious, am still worried about jinxing the opportunity, but there can be miracles, when you believe.

Oh and the GMD needs to give Becks a few Xenu serenity lessons.

Yours in gossip,


PS. No Doubt rocked Vancouver on Saturday night and this is what a show is all about: live vocals, high energy, and no holding back. Kingston and his brother Zuma were in the audience for a while (thanks to Katrina for sending this photo of Kingston wearing his ear protectors), a reminder to everyone that Gwen’s crazy abs are still as tight as f-ck after 2 kids. It’s depressing. My muffin top felt even thicker over my jeans all night.

Photos from PUNKD Images

Will he last longer than Lance?

July 20, 2009 17:10:37 Posted at July 20, 2009 17:10:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Exclusive. Alex Rodriguez was not an all-star. So last week during the All-Star break he was with Kate Hudson instead. She and her family always spend part of the summer in Muskoka – she took Lance Armstrong there last year, and this year, manslinger’s replaced him with someone even douchier. Full Story

Matt in the city

July 20, 2009 14:57:00 Posted at July 20, 2009 14:57:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Matt Damon and his wife Luciana are in New York, spotted out for dinner last night. Matt looks good, relaxed and happy, except for that one shot where his pants are hanging like loser. He was also photographed in more formal attire this morning after a meeting. Matt will once again be in Toronto for the film festival in September with The Informant! The Informant! The exclamation point kills me. Full Story

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July 20, 2009 14:16:06 Posted at July 20, 2009 14:16:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

How do you smell a planted story? It’s one that involves the GMD checking out the ladies. Right? Please. So Radar is reporting that after the game last night, Tom Cruise tagged along with the Beckhams and they all ended up at Hyde. Full Story

Brand in the city

July 20, 2009 11:29:26 Posted at July 20, 2009 11:29:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s been a while since I’ve indulged you Russell Brand freaks. Who am I to tease? My nighttime dream boyfriend is Eminem. Anyway, Russell is hosting the VMAs again, have you heard? Will he wear his favourite pants? He was in New York this weekend wearing them with a maroon beater and flipflops showing off the most awkward looking body… It’s the way his thighs come together and his calves go out. Full Story

Marriage is hard work

July 20, 2009 10:58:18 Posted at July 20, 2009 10:58:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It will be 8 years for us in November, and it’s good, but it’s work. Sometimes it’s very hard work. Anyone who tells you it’s not, and that love is all that matters, is either lying to you or a Twi-Hard. Tea Leoni knows about the work. She and David Duchovny are continuing to work on it. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

July 20, 2009 10:46:40 Posted at July 20, 2009 10:46:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Dina Lohan is jealous. She wants to be next (Dlisted)

This…or your muffin top? (Hollywood Tuna)

Blah in a bikini (The Superficial)

Buffy is blooming! (Just Jared)

A very, very beautiful Angelina (Pop Sugar)

Dita for hire (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)

Chicken Fried Swedish songs (INO)

Anne Hathaway in straw and stripes (ICYDK)

But where’s Kate Winslet? (ASL)

Abbie Cornish looks horny for carby Phillippe. Ew. (Radar)

Cure for hangover

July 20, 2009 10:00:47 Posted at July 20, 2009 10:00:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Received an email this morning from Carol-Anne. Carol is a Twi-Hard but is not crazy. And she was initially skeptical about crazy reports on my site about the lunatics. She, um, has since been convinced. I think it was the tattoos. Anyway, about Carol-Anne’s message this morning – it was more of a request: Had a great weekend, but am paying for it now. Full Story

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Two finger handshake

July 20, 2009 08:48:21 Posted at July 20, 2009 08:48:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I was in New York last week on 3 junkets – Harry Potter, Bandslam (which was actually much better and funnier than I expected), and G-Force. Was super, super excited about G-Force, though not the part when I had to screen the movie with a theatre full of children hopped up on candy and popcorn, but the part when I looked down at the schedule and saw that Bill Nighy was assigned. Full Story

Where’s Joe for GI Joe?

July 20, 2009 07:50:05 Posted at July 20, 2009 07:50:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey

GI Joe begins promotion in Australia – stars Sienna Miller and Channing Tatum were at a photo call and press conference today and will make their way to North America before the movie’s August 7th release. Joseph Gordon Levitt who plays Cobra Commander did not come along for the trip. This is not surprising. Full Story

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Alanis in a groove

July 20, 2009 07:05:47 Posted at July 20, 2009 07:05:47
Lainey Posted by Lainey

These are high times for Alanis Morissette. It’s a weak line, but it works. As you know, Alanis is enjoying a 7 ep arc on Weeds (please say you watch Weeds, please say you watch Weeds and not the other bullsh-t) after wrapping a successful 2 year run with Flavours of Entanglement, is supposed to star in a film adapted from Radio Free Albemuth, is happy and healthy, is involved with a non celebrity, and looks better than she ever has. Full Story