She continues to soldier on – promoting her country album Do You Know at almost every stop in New York. Last night it was Letterman and two wardrobe changes. First a black Herve Leger and peep toe Loubies which she wore on the show and then a long sleeve bore as she was leaving. I like the Herve. Full Story
Madonna played Wembley last night and attracted a rather famous list of ladies to her show including her bestie and mine Gwyneth Paltrow who was seated next to Kate Hudson who happened to be seated next to the divine Marion Cotillard who was just two spots over from Penelope Cruz. On Gwyneth’s other side was a friend she’s taken to the Oscars before – a member of some European royal family. Full Story
Last night was one of my TIFF favourites: the Joe Fresh party for Patti Smith’s movie Dream of Life at the Gardiner Museum where she performed for an intimate crowd of 200. Amazing. Like there was a sense, collectively, that these moments are dying, that today’s artists simply can’t and won’t sing live, without a machine warbling their voices and several menacing bodyguards keeping the crowds away.
Can you imagine Vanessa Hudgens doing the same?
Counting down to Saturday – I miss Marcus. Marcus can only beat his bestie Kona to the ball if we give him a pity toss. Like an asshole, when he does win he likes to flaunt and taunt. F*cker.
No one parties hardier than Benicio del Toro.
Yours in gossip,
PS. Kate Beckinsale does not need anger management.
PPS. Bottles are welcome at Nicole Richie’s house.
Jim Sturgess last night on carpet for the TIFF premiere of his film Fifty Dead Men Walking – thanks to Tony W for the photos. Also attached – Jim outside the Intercontinental after his junket. My colleague Zain was selected to interview him in our eTalk Lounge. I did not want to speak to Laura for a long time when I found out she’d deemed me not worthy. Full Story
TMZ has posted the video from this morning of the incident leading up to Kanye’s arrest. Click here to see. Dumb f&cking thing to do, non? The paps may be intrusive at times, absolutely some are too aggressive but they have been invite to join the celebrity ecosystem by celebrities themselves, and if the price of fame means you get your picture taken once in a while at a commercial terminal at the airport… So be it. Full Story
We’ve lost another one! And now I fear it’s time to cut off my Kiki. I LOVE Kirsten Dunst. But now Kirsten Dunst loves the Xenu… What to do? Kiki on the cover of the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar after a stint in rehab for what she is calling “depression”. Kiki says she’s made a full recovery, explaining that she was once “"enormously co-dependent. Full Story
Salma’s girls…and her girls (Pop Sugar)
How Filthy Scab raises her kids (INO)
How a Vampire celebrates 40 (Holy Moly UK)
Chicken Fried family reunion (Cele|bitchy)
Ashton Kutcher online (The Blemish)
Riddle yes or riddle no??? (IDLYITW)
Ethan Hawke was at the roof lounge at the Hyatt two nights ago, possibly last night too but my toes refused to cooperate. Michelle, who has been in love with Troy Dyer since 1994 lost her sh*t a little bit. He did look good. Gaunt…but good. And not even smarmy. Wasn’t working on an erotic poem scribbled hastily on a bar napkin. Full Story
Except those who can actually write a book. Ugh. People is reporting that Lauren Conrad has signed a 3 book deal with HarperCollins – she will supposedly write them herself, a fictionalised version of her life… Because The Hills is so real? The series will gun for the YA reader and while Lauren’s story will certainly be influenced by her own path from Laguna to LA, she claims the content will not involve actual events in her friends’ lives…because she’d never sell them out like that. Full Story
The police say it was battery and vandalism. In other words, he smacked a bitch out for taking his picture and then probably tried to destroy the camera. Right now, it’s believed Kanye lost his sh*t at the paps and let his temper get the best of him. TMZ has video of the incident and they will be releasing it shortly. Full Story