Michelle, Duana and I were moaning about Zadie Smith last year – so young, so brilliant, has taught at Harvard and Columbia, and will become a full professor at NYU in 2010. She’s only 33. Love her. Hate her! We felt even worse about ourselves after reading this article on Jon Favreau, President Obama’s chief speechwriter, then just 26 years old and featured in the New York Times. Full Story
Drugs make you paranoid. Just ask Mischa Barton. And it’s worse for these twats running around Hollywood – young, insecure, and ignorant. Dangerous combination. No secret, Lindsay Lohan is a jealous bitch. She’s jealous for attention. She needs to be at the centre of it all the time. Full Story
Am assuming you’ve seen it? If not – the clip is below: a video posted on YouTube, Chris Brown’s public apology for smacking the sh-t out of girlfriend Rihanna. Many of you have emailed your thoughts and asked for mine. Totally scripted, overly rehearsed, and can it be sincere when it’s all about strategy anyway? This is a young man whose primary motivation is to save his career. Full Story
To Karen A who is currently visiting Linda in Australia and making Jen very, very jealous but not so jealous that she doesn’t want you home in one piece. Have fun! And if you find yourself wrapped around a model one night, or a hot bartender, I want to hear ALL about it! Full Story
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
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 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
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