George on the campaign trail

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2009 06:55:00 September 8, 2009 06:55:00

He spent the summer at Como, hooked up with a saucy Italian brunette, and it’s now time to work – with 2 films scheduled for release this fall, both of them award potentials, especially Up In The Air which was secretly screened in Telluride a few days ago and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Full Story

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Dear Gossips,

It’s a holiday in North America – Labour Day – so posting will be light. Last chance to take it easy for TIFF and the arrival of Autumn Smut. From now until the end of awards season it’s balls to the wall gossip. Between simultaneous film festivals in Venice, Deauville, and Toronto, the MTV VMAs next Sunday, then the Emmy Awards the following weekend, a new television season beginning, and the release of in contention films between October and Christmas signaling the kick off of the campaign circuit, it’s time for the true star to reassert herself.

Enough with these f-cking reality show twats.

Monday – catching up on weekend photos including new exclusive Twilight images for you Twi-Hards (Jackson Rathbone, oh la), posting til early afternoon, and then it’s time to scratch my casino itch. Work up today with a blackjack fever.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

The Viking and The Queen

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2009 10:28:00 September 7, 2009 10:28:00

Exclusive. Evan Rachel Wood and Alexander Skarsgard are dating. Am told exclusively by an infallible source that it’s been several weeks now. And that she flew to Shreveport, Louisiana on Friday to visit him. Skarsgard is there working on Straw Dogs with Kate Bosworth. Smart Evan. Kate has a way of throwing herself inappropriately at other people’s boyfriends. Full Story

Martin Family Tour

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2009 10:07:00 September 7, 2009 10:07:00

Coldplay played Barcelona a few days ago. Gwyneth and the kids were there too. Because, as she loves to say, GOOPy is part Spanish. Did you just hate scream? I think I heard you. Here’s Chris Martin out and about on Sunday with Apple and the bodyguard. And then Gwyneth at the airport heading out with Moses. Full Story

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Love for Rebecca Hall

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2009 09:27:00 September 7, 2009 09:27:00

First met her in Starter for 10. Have you seen it? If you love James McAvoy you’ve probably seen it. James, as always, is adorable. But Rebecca Hall…Sigh. I fell in love. Every time I see her in a movie I fall in love. Wonderful in Frost/Nixon, so f-cking amazing in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and always underrated and overlooked. Full Story

SO much better than that busted wig

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2009 09:13:00 September 7, 2009 09:13:00

***See note at base of article re: photo use*** Kristen Stewart’s hair. Her real hair. Still wearing the Joan Jett mullet. Love. It is a wig, see? It’s a wig with a dumbass hairline they put on every day for “Bella” instead of extensions. Given Stewart’s reputation for no frills, she would probably hate extensions. Full Story

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Ryan’s car

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2009 08:26:00 September 7, 2009 08:26:00

It kills me. All over it. And a wonderful answer to Why Ryan Gosling? He’s hot to look at sure. But the bonus is so much personality. Sigh. Wish it was me he took on a date to Disneyland. Not me. Obviously. It was Kat Dennings – click here for a refresher Full Story

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Jackson & Christian

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2009 08:03:00 September 7, 2009 08:03:00

They should date. No clue if they’re compatible, not sure if they get along. But their names sound good together. And the combination is like a hotness explosion. This is Christian Serratos, ridiculously attractive, yesterday in Vancouver shopping with a friend. Quick check of Christian’s IMDB shows no bookings after the Twilight Saga. Full Story

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Weekend Tilda

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2009 07:48:00 September 7, 2009 07:48:00

Tilda Swinton is in Venice for the film festival promoting a film called lo sono l’amore. Don’t care what it’s about. Tilda is all that matters. She also walked the carpet for Michael Moore’s latest Capitalism: A Love Story. Early reviews for Capitalism are positive. Of course. Full Story

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September 7, 2009 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2009 07:14:20 September 7, 2009 07:14:20

Happy 35th Birthday TaraDawn, a very, very mayjah Twilight fan, so much so that here’s what her 10 year old daughter Sydnee created for her. Suzanne very much hopes she’ll be able to come to Southern California from Oklahoma to watch New Moon with you in November! To Kelly S – Happy 35th Birthday! Pam W requested some Clive Owen for you. Full Story

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Dear Gossips,

Last night in my sleep the complete dvd set of True Blood Season 3 arrived at my house for my birthday. The entire dream revolved around my efforts to sit down and watch, thwarted at every turn by a series of interruptions – the phone, my mother, my husband, my dog – and when I finally found myself free from distraction, in front of the tv, remote in hand, ready to press play, the goddamn alarm went off.

F-ck.

My dreams are rarely so vivid. Wonder what it meant.

Many of you have written to ask about Jane Bussmann’s book The Worst Date Ever – here’s what I noted about it earlier in the week: don’t worry, it’s not chick lit. It’s a caustic bitch comedy writer former celebrity journalist turned foreign correspondent who actually ended up in war-torn Uganda because she was crushing on an activist John Prendergast and wanted to make him fall in love with her.

Bussmann is merciless – on Hollywood, on Ashton Kutcher, on several douchebag dumb twat stars she’s interviewed, and yes, on the vapid celebrity culture that feeds this blog. She’s brilliant. And hilarious. And bitterly contemptuous. Love her so much. The Worst Date Ever - a perfect end of summer read. Full review in book section when I’m done.

I was sent a review copy from the UK. Unfortunately, it’s not available here. Am continually baffled by the way publishing works between countries. No doubt some smartass will send me an email today lecturing me about the process. Doesn’t change the fact that as of right now, The Worst Date Ever has not been acquired by a North American publisher…but Lauren Conrad can sign a 3 book deal???

This is why you cannot find it in a North American store. You can however buy it here.

It’s Friday and it’s the long weekend! Have a great long weekend!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. Will you be my TIFF BFF? Last day to send in your submissions! Many thanks to P&G GET UP CLOSE for supporting the contest. Click here for more details.