Monday, August 24, 2009

Dear Gossips,

It was a happy weekend for Harvey as the Weinsteins proved they can still play the game with a smart marketing strategy resulting in an Inglourious opening that saw Basterds exceed initial projections. Buoyed by strong reviews, without any significant first week competition, the film is now Tarantino’s best opening ever. Good Taste is not dead after all?

Debatable.

Heidi Montag performed at Miss Universe last night. They let that sh-t up on the stage and called it a performance.

No. Good Taste is still dying. And people still suck.

But Precious does not suck.

Precious has been screening for journalists in Toronto in advance of TIFF and the response has been universal, passionate support. Having already received overwhelmingly positive reviews after Sundance and Cannes, Precious will officially begin its Oscar push at TIFF, backed by the Mighty Opes herself.

Laura wrote to me on Friday after seeing it. Have never heard her rave about a performance the way she did about Mo’Nique’s. I can’t watch this f-cking trailer without losing it. Get ready for the Precious train.

It’s Monday – am online all day. Check back often and SCROLL down for late late day posts on Friday re: Gael Garcia Bernal and Twilight.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. We survived the children. We are broke but we survived. Took them to PlayLand on Friday. Veronica is 6 years old she went on the Hellevator. A free fall from a tower that Jacek is too chicken sh-t to try. And during arts & crafts time for grandma and grandpa’s anniversary, I discovered glitter gel. Duana pointed out that I was never a babysitter which is why I’ve never been introduced to glitter gel until now. Glitter gel is a clear adhesive sprinkled with a variety of different designs. I like the blue stars. Am addicted. Want to glitter gel everything.

Drama 24/7

August 24, 2009 18:54:04 Posted at August 24, 2009 18:54:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s like energy. You give it off. You invite. Drama. Lindsay Lohan craves drama. She cannot live without drama. So drama will always find her. So her house was broken into again. Second time in 4 months. Her first phone call? Daddy. You know the father with whom she’s so close? The same one. Full Story

Routine Rehab

August 24, 2009 18:19:54 Posted at August 24, 2009 18:19:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Well that’s a carefree way of looking at it. Am sure you’ve heard by now – Melanie Griffith has checked into rehab, the same facility where Lindsay Lohan and Kirsten Dunst and Eva Mendes received treatment. According to her rep: "She is there to reinforce her commitment to stay healthy. Full Story

19 & Perfect

August 24, 2009 15:44:55 Posted at August 24, 2009 15:44:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Murder is making headlines today in gossip. Would like to balance this out with a little showbiz sweetness. Hello Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift is 19. Sometimes she looks even younger. Taylor Swift poses on magazine covers and still comes across delightfully fresh, unlike her mash mouthed Miley counterpart who has her father’s blessing when she wraps her jailbaity legs around a pole on national television. Full Story

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Miller & Miller

August 24, 2009 12:43:00 Posted at August 24, 2009 12:43:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Sienna Miller and Jonny Lee Miller in New York today as they’re busy rehearsing for the upcoming After Miss Julie on Broadway, beginning previews on September 18 and opening on October 22. After Miss Julie takes place in 1945. England is changing. The Labour Party has won the vote by a landslide. Full Story

Shia’s new girl

August 24, 2009 11:57:00 Posted at August 24, 2009 11:57:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Shia LaBeouf is now in New York to work on Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. I mean really…has Oliver Stone run out of juice? Because that can’t be the best title. That canNOT be the best title he could come up with. Anyway, Shia’s co-star in the film, aside from Michael Douglas of course, is Carey Mulligan, who plays his fiancee and also Gordon Gecko’s daughter. Full Story

Smutty Tingles

August 24, 2009 11:18:44 Posted at August 24, 2009 11:18:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

GOOP expands (Dlisted)

How many times can a useless twat frolic on the beach? (Hollywood Tuna)

Can you see LipGloss’s peepee???!!!??? (Pop Sugar)

Megan Fox wears mom jeans (Just Jared)

Does Gaga have hermy parts? (The Superficial)

How the f-ck was this allowed to happen??? (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)

Granny Freeze and Sunday’s cute chunky feet (INO)

Jacek is drooling already (Cele|bitchy)

Fail: Chace Crawford with tats (PopEater)

What a smug homewrecker looks like (ICYDK)

Here it is…

August 24, 2009 09:09:26 Posted at August 24, 2009 09:09:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We’ve been calling for it, waiting for it… And now it comes. Jennifer Aniston was hit hard last week. Magazine covers calling her pathetic, Bradley Cooper calling her “not natural”, Renee Zellweger trumping her ass in the battle for Hollywood’s summer box office sensation. Full Story

Family Trapeze

August 24, 2009 08:56:28 Posted at August 24, 2009 08:56:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Anna Paquin and her fiancé Stephen Moyer were out this weekend with his daughter Lilac at trapeze. Duana used to trapeze every Friday. She says it’s great exercise. Very challenging core work. Before moving on to last night’s episode, a quick word on whether or not Anna is a homewrecker. Full Story

Pam’s dress, Jim’s tie – SPOILER

August 24, 2009 08:08:39 Posted at August 24, 2009 08:08:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Do not proceed if you can’t handle it. …….. …….. …….. Sigh. There are only 3 more new episodes remaining for True Blood Season 2. And then a long ass gap until Next. F-cking. June. “Thanks God” for The Office. The Office is back in October. You remember how The Office left off, right? Well… Cutest shotgun wedding ever? Not sure why Jim’s tie has been cut. Full Story

Short shorts and set stalkers

August 24, 2009 08:00:19 Posted at August 24, 2009 08:00:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It was a quiet Twilight weekend in Vancouver – with paps buzzing around and fans on the stalk, most cast members remained hidden, a few popping out only for brief outings, while the Big Three are now increasingly reluctant to roam around alone and unprotected. You would be too if you had to deal with lunatics who would do anything to get close to you. Full Story

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