How to party with U2

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2009 12:17:44 September 17, 2009 12:17:44

Champagne. Apparently they like their champagne. U2 played Toronto Wednesday, a well timed 2 show stop on their tour to coincide with the festival. They came in a couple days earlier, hit up Colin Farrell’s Ondine premiere, Bono and The Edge popped into the Masonic Temple for a quick visit – photos attached – and post concert last night they celebrated at an exclusive afterparty at ONE where they cleaned out the restaurant of its entire supply of Moet. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2009 11:43:28 September 17, 2009 11:43:28

The title of this post is f-cking brilliant (Dlisted)

Blake Lively holds it up (Hollywood Tuna)

More details about the Lindsay Lohan Mentorship Program (The Superficial)

Marchesa…just a different name (Just Jared)

Chace Crawford trying to be Zac trying to be Leo (Popeater)

Hamm > Affleck (Pop Sugar)

She keeps saying she’s an “artist”. Like a mantra learned from Lilo (INO)

Rachel Bilson: gold wrinkles and a bra (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)

We she be smiling if she was there? (ASL)

What’s the longest she can go without the tongue? (Popoholic)

Shoe Quiver

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2009 10:33:41 September 17, 2009 10:33:41

Charlize Theron almost always delivers. She's a frosty bitch but when it comes to style, she will cut most down handily, no contest. Without much effort, it's what Victoria has to work for hours to achieve. Charlize is in NY to promote her new film The Burning Plain. She arrived at the premiere wearing blue/green and these on her feet. Full Story

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The Vain Vampire

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2009 09:21:03 September 17, 2009 09:21:03

Robert Pattinson doesn’t seem to care about his appearance. In that sense, he’s the exact opposite of Kellan Lutz who, time and again, appears to be more manicured than even his female castmates. This is Kellan in Vancouver yesterday hooking up with Peter Facinelli. The style scarf looped just so around his neck, and the cap, an open cardigan over a tee, with versatile white shades that flip up to show his eyes… Dude. Full Story

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Natalie by day and night

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2009 07:59:58 September 17, 2009 07:59:58

There’s Shelfy…and then there’s Natalie. Jessica Biel has always referred to the “Top Tier”, a club to which she does not belong that, of course, includes Natalie Portman on a short list of young actors constantly presented with the most prestigious parts. Biel has blamed her exclusion from the “Top Tier” on her good looks, lamenting that it’s her beauty that has held her back Full Story

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The Jessicas and their limits

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2009 07:28:51 September 17, 2009 07:28:51

Variety reports that Shelf Ass Jessica Biel has found herself a job. She’ll play Bradley Cooper’s ex lover in A-Team, an army lady who’s on their asses. Or something. This is what you call Hollywood reality. After months and months of waiting, desperately hoping for an opportunity, the most attractive prospect presented to Shelfy turned out to be a supporting role as the proverbial sexy girlfriend in an action movie that requires little in the way of talent. Full Story

Ryan & Kat: Twitter clues

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2009 06:59:08 September 17, 2009 06:59:08

Ryan Gosling is now on Twitter. As I reported a few weeks ago, the two are rumoured to be dating. Click here for a refresher. Twitter’s not the most slamdunk source for smut, but occasionally it can yield some intriguing clues. Full Story

Luck of the Irish for Neil Jordan’s Ondine

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2009 06:40:20 September 17, 2009 06:40:20

WRITTEN BY ALAN W. Last night, Jacek interrupted my Glee screening (party of one) to give me the low-down on my next assignment. Did you watch? Matthew Morrison singing Montell Jordan, Bel Biv Devoe, and Color Me Badd all in one episode? Enough said. Emily and I were both dancing in our living rooms. Full Story

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dear Gossips,

Bill Nighy came into the etalk Lounge this week for an interview. Within minutes he had the room. The girls were giggling, the boys were charmed, hearing his story about how he was planning to attend the 50 Cent performance at the request of Muammar Gaddafi’s son who had hired him for his party. “It feels like it’s an order...” he mused, and it’s the way he said it while trying to properly pronounce “Fiddy” was what cracked everyone up.

When I spoke to him on the carpet last night at the annual In Style party at the Windsor Arms, he told me that some journalist this week gifted him with a pack of her own monogrammed condoms. So. Much. Personality.

And lovely to his fans. Bill signed autographs, took photos, obliged the waiting faithful… unlike Clive Owen who exited his SUV and, without waving, immediately entered the venue. Clive doesn’t do the press or the public when he’s off duty. So they booed him. They booed him but they chanted for Nicolas Cage.


Cage arrived with his wife under heavy security. He too did not bother with crowd. Instead of booing him though they started chanting: WE WANT THE CAGE! WE WANT THE CAGE. Then it turned into a round.

While most of them shouted We Want Nic, a select few hopped in with “Cage” right at the end of the line so it sounded like this:

We Want Nic…

We Want Nic...

When superfans are sane, they are amusing. When superfans are Twi-Hards, they can disturb you.

Oh the hatemail that poured in yesterday in response to this post. The Twi-Hards they brood, because Edward, he broods. Will print some for you later.

Wednesday – on Colin Firth, Keanu Reeves, thoughts on Drew Barrymore at TIFF, and more…

U2 plays Toronto tonight and the film festival is still going strong. No sleep til Saturday.

Yours in gossip,


PS. Jennifer Garner, Edward Norton, Ricky Gervais, and Samantha Morton have all stopped by the IT Lounge for their gift bags, the same gift bag being offered to readers. Click here to enter the contest.

Photos from Alberto E. Rodriguez/

Robin, Keanu, and fangirling for Rebecca

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2009 16:38:00 September 16, 2009 16:38:00

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee premiered at TIFF last night. I was assigned to the cover the carpet for etalk and when Rebecca Miller arrived, it was like Robert Pattinson for me. No one but Rebecca Miller could wear what she wore. I know you think it’s weird, I know you think it’s not something Jennifer Aniston would wear and therefore not acceptable. Full Story

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JLo, Posh, & Spanx

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2009 15:20:34 September 16, 2009 15:20:34

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are in Washington, pictured here this afternoon arriving at Capitol Hill to meet with Nancy Pelosi. Today is Marc’s 41st birthday and he’s being honoured at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala where he will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. President Obama and the First Lady will be in attendance too. Full Story

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