A personal note to start with today – please indulge. Because My cousin Cat gave birth to a very big boy yesterday! Sasha David Chew weighed in at 9 lbs 8 ounces! Substantial for a regular sized person but for those of us who know her, this is extraordinary. Because she is tiny. Like TINY – 105 pre-pregnancy. MAX. And she carried him around like a champion even though he waited til the last possible moment to come out before they induced. Sasha does things on his own time. And I LOVE the name.
As for your questions about my mother: yeah she showed up yesterday at the studio. With a friend. Dressed in blinding yellow, carrying a thermos of Chinese soup and 2 papayas in a Bulgari shopping bag which she then asked me to RETURN TO HER. When my colleagues told her it was nice to the person they’d read so much about, she turned to Mrs Hong afterwards and said: what if I get recognised at the casino?
We are having dinner tonight. Apparently making ice wine is the new Chinese lady hobby of the month, on top of their regular Chinese opera lessons. She has 3 bottles ready for me. Great. Gross. Just how I wanted to start the weekend.
Late articles were posted yesterday – scroll down to view.
Have a great weekend!
Yours in gossip,
We must speak of Adrien Brody in these terms: B.E.: before Elsa and D.E.: during Elsa Elsa of course refers to Elsa Pataky, the love of his life, for whom he bought that fake castle in upstate New York and with whom he keeps posing for lame sh-t photos in Hello Magazine. Gone was the image we had of him: chill, great actor, not a cheesedick. Full Story
This will hurt Duana I think. It’s Leighton Meester last night at the Chloe opening in LA. Blair Waldorf would not approve. The gaping at the chest looks skanky. And heavy. This is a small girl. It’s doing nothing for her body. Next up: Scout LaRue Willis. Rumey’s sister – it’s her turn! She’s cute, non? Scout turns 18 this year and made her debut at the Crillon Bal last November in Paris. Full Story
Salma Hayek is getting married again this weekend. She and Francois Henri Pinault did the low key city hall thing in Paris a couple of months ago and are splashing it out for a reception in Venice. News of the event broke earlier this week and many celebrities have now been spotted in town preparing for the festivities including Woody Harrelson, Olivier Martinez, David Blaine (?), and… Edward Norton. Full Story
When trash fights trash (Dlisted)
No to the fringe, yes to the dress (Hollywood Tuna)
How will the tabloids spin Brad’s visit? Delivering divorce papers? (Just Jared)
Rehab can’t cure ghetto abs! (Pop Sugar)
Begging Justin Timberlake – and it’s not Shelfy Biel (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)
RJD’s ego (INO)
Lilo dips below 100 (Cele|bitchy)
I don’t care about her but she has a nice body (The Superficial)
What it means to “spoon” a nose (ASL)
LipGloss has an imposter! (ONTD)
Perhaps her appearance on Ellen was a love appeal. This is Lindsay Lohan arriving at Samantha Ronson’s. Photo agency date stamp says this morning. At press time it’s not even 8am in LA. Must have been another sleepless night for Lilo. Cranked. Meanwhile Samantha has changed her status on Facebook Full Story
Ed Westwick in London today leaving BBC studios and signing autographs for his fans. Gossip Girl has likely wrapped for the season and my shamef-ck has returned home for some publicity. Have you heard him speak in his native accent? Major fried rice quiver. Watch this clip, ignore those nasty penguin feet, and tell me you’re not salivating. Full Story
Have received many footwear emails this week re: Rachelle Lefevre’s flats and Selena Gomez’s boots from yesterday. Am too lazy – sorry – to reply to each message, thought I’d just share here. Rachelle is wearing Steve Madden flats. Kinda disappointed about this because Steve Maddens don’t last. Full Story
Love Hollywood random friendships. Last night at the Chanel party for the Tribeca Film Festival, Mary Kate Olsen and Bradley Cooper were at the same table with friends, then ended up leaving together. So of course Life & Style will report that they’re f-cking. Last I heard, Bradley had a girlfriend. Full Story
Many of you know Idris Elba from his recent guest-starring turn in The Office. But he was amazing in The Wire and equally so in Rock’n’Rolla. And he’s f-cking hot. Elba is currently starring alongside Beyonce in Obsessed which premiered last night in New York and opens today. Idris plays a successful married man stalked by a temp at his firm. Full Story
Edie, I mean. Did you watch Grey Gardens last week? And you watched the original first, right? As expected, HBO’s Grey Gardens is predicted to contend at the Emmys and then the Golden Globes for awards season and word is there was some behind the scenes posturing regarding nominations and categories pitting Jessica Lange against Drew Barrymore, mother against daughter, like art imitates life. Full Story