Can Cheryl Cole conquer America?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2009 07:15:08 February 19, 2009 07:15:08

It took Victoria Beckham 3 times and several years… You all in the UK keep telling me: Cheryl Cole is it right now, and Girls Aloud won big last night, and even though in North American they haven’t quite connected, many people believe that Cheryl has the potential to cross over. She’s been to LA on a couple of exploratory trips the last few months… things look promising, and some predict there’s a possibility she might succeed with less time and less desperation than the Posh. Full Story

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Kylie kept changing!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 19, 2009 07:06:36 February 19, 2009 07:06:36

And why not? She cohosted the Brit Awards last night so she decided to wear a new dress every time she was called on stage. I think I like the red best… You? LOVE her. LOVE how – corny moment ahead – her happiness is palpable. Like I can see it. Kylie Minogue seems really, really fulfilled in life. Full Story

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dear Gossips,

Am heading to LA today – it’s eTalk at the Oscars!

Ugh. That diseased Ebola. It was her birthday yesterday and she sent a plague from between her legs. Now have a MASSIVE pimple on the left side of my chin that will not heal by Sunday. F-cker.

Anyway, forgive the shameless self promotion and skip ahead if you don’t care but eTalk is the only Canadian spot on the red carpet during Oscar arrivals, and one of only two networks in the world – the other being ABC – to have a balcony position which for the third year in a row, is where Tanya Kim and I will be, perched just above the entrance to the Kodak theatre. Celebrities will mount the stairs to our level before shuffling into the auditorium. Last year I nearly ran over one of the Coen brothers on my way to the press room. And this year I’ll be live blogging from the press room!

Also… asking your questions?

Winners will make their way backstage. So if there’s something you really want Penelope Cruz or Taraji P Henson or Mickey Rourke or Sean Penn or Meryl Streep or Kate Winslet to answer… send me a note that night. I’m there. More details later this week.

eTalk at the Oscars, the live red carpet broadcast begins at 6pm ET/3pm PT across CTV/A Channel/Star!/and Fashion Television. Check your listings.

Several days of sleepless nights begins now. Are you ready? Academy voters have submitted their ballots, voting has now closed. Entries are still being accepted however for The Annual Contest. Win that Stella!

Wednesday – blogging on the fly, as often as I can get a wireless signal!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. Scowl Face is not cheating on Patrick Dempsey. Nobody this crusty is having that much fun on the side. Russell Crowe is not being cuckolded either.

Billy Mack honoured!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2009 18:03:00 February 18, 2009 18:03:00

Could today have been complete without recognising this sexy beast? Bill Nighy may not be standard blog material but he deserves the love! Billy Mack deserves the love! Nighy was presented with the James Joyce Award by the Literary and Historical Society last night at University College Dublin. How prestigious! For a dude who once said Britney in bed was “rubbish”. Full Story

Bilson Vader

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2009 16:40:37 February 18, 2009 16:40:37

Page Six is reporting that Rachel Bilson was on a flight the other day and told a fellow passenger that just because she still looks like a teenager doesn’t mean she’s a child. In fact, she apparently said she’s engaged. Full Story

The last days of her reign

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2009 16:10:00 February 18, 2009 16:10:00

My Marion Cotillard arrived today at LAX in advance of the Oscars on Sunday. No makup. Doesn’t matter. F-ck! I was at LAX just a while ago too! Didn’t see her, different terminal. Balls! As the reigning Best Actress, Marion will likely present to the Best Actor – will it be Sean Penn or Mickey Rourke? She already handed over the honours to Mickey at the BAFTAs…but that was before he willingly infected himself with Ebola. Full Story

Celebrity Dumbass: Debra Messing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2009 12:42:17 February 18, 2009 12:42:17

Last night at the Costume Designer’s Guild Awards in Beverly Hills. She’s wearing a f-cking tiara! A TIARA! Sure, it’s the Costume Designer’s Guild. But it’s also Debra Messing. Who the hell are you? Well, actually, she’s fresh out of work. The Starter Wife was cancelled last week. Full Story

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Freida the deserter?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2009 11:18:08 February 18, 2009 11:18:08

This is what happens when you become famous and people start digging around. Our sweetheart Freida Pinto – reports out of India claim she’s married, an “impulsive” wedding in 2007, kept it secret the whole time, and then bailed on him right before the Golden Globes after Slumdog took off. Full Story

JJ vs The Brange!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2009 10:18:21 February 18, 2009 10:18:21

YES. YES!!!!! It’s no longer a triangle – it’s a f-cking four point square! A cage match! John Mayer confirmed to Pop Sugar that he’ll be attending the Oscars for the first time as a boyfriend. And he’s not dating Anne Hathaway. Full Story

The Jolie in character

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2009 09:59:49 February 18, 2009 09:59:49

She’s been in New York this week, said to be prepping for production on Salt, the Tom Cruise movie that was gender switched to accommodate her amazingness. It’s back to the badass bitch we know on screen: Angelina plays a spy, wrongly accused, so she runs around the world eluding capture while gathering evidence to prove her innocence. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 18, 2009 09:44:32 February 18, 2009 09:44:32

She Twitters when she’s dying (Dlisted)

Sports Illustrated…what? (Hollywood Tuna)

His girlfriend flies private jet…but he rides a Hybrid (Just Jared)

Matt Damon topless in the Caribbean (Pop Sugar)

Even his girlfriend looks like Ebola (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)

M.I.A.’s little boy has so much hair! (INO)

Oscar hates Xenu? (Cele|bitchy)

Did she get too old? (Candy Kirby)

How Michael Phelps is getting over the bong (A Socialite's Life)

Lilo confidentiality agreement? (IDLYITW)