Best Oscar Actors and a Cheese

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2009 05:38:00 February 23, 2009 05:38:00

It’s quite a group isn’t it? Can you picture Mickey sliding in there? No… Mickey is not one of them. Adrien Brody is very much one of them, even though he’s a hypocrite douche. Like, did you hear him during the presentation? While introducing Richard Jenkins, he opened with “not that I’m a fan of google”, like it was beneath him to be a famewhore. Full Story

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Best Oscar Try Something New: Tina Fey

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2009 05:24:00 February 23, 2009 05:24:00

Just wanted to point out – Seth Meyers and Ricky Gervais were part of the Oscar writing staff last night. I’m sure Tina also had something to do with the fact that Steve Martin was way funnier presenting an Academy Award than he was hosting Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago. Tina not wearing black or grey. Full Story

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Worst Oscar Ming Vase: Beyonce

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2009 05:04:45 February 23, 2009 05:04:45

She’s killing that song for me. Is she killing it for you? Suddenly At Last has become Beyonce’s signature song. Suddenly At Last is getting removed from my iPod. First though, let’s start with the carpet dress. The carpet dress was the ass. The carpet dress blinded half the bleacher section. Full Story

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Oscar Slumdog!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2009 04:46:27 February 23, 2009 04:46:27

Those kids… you had to see those kids! In person those kids made the night. Look at them all dressed up and excited! It was bedtime for them when I was leaving the press room. Ran into the Slumdog child contingent on their way out of the Governor’s Ball. Two of the boys skipped up the escalators. Full Story

Oscar cheap tacky TV: Melissa George

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2009 04:30:00 February 23, 2009 04:30:00

Another case of who-invited-you-and-what-is-your-name. I don’t know…apparently she’s on Grey’s Anatomy now? Yes, this is a television show. So how did Melissa George score a ticket? Oh right. Disney. ABC. Grey’s. Ugh. It was embarrassing watching her. Embarrassing looking at her dress. Full Story

Best Oscar Tilda: Tilda Swinton

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2009 04:22:58 February 23, 2009 04:22:58

Here’s the thing – you probably hate this. But you’re not Tilda Swinton. Tilda Swinton isn’t a pretty strapless gown kind of girl. Actually, Tilda is not a girl period. Tilda is a woman. Her own woman. And she dresses for herself. And it’s not mainstream, it’s not conventional, it’s sometimes not even attractive… but it’s always, always original. Full Story

Oscar Rerun: Heidi Klum

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2009 04:13:35 February 23, 2009 04:13:35

Why does Heidi Klum go to the Oscars? Don’t understand why she’s invited year after year. Nothing against her but there’s just no sense to it. None. And didn’t she wear almost the same thing last time? It was red, and kinda origami-ish, and if not for the hair, could you tell it apart? Not really. Full Story

Oscars 2009 Wrap-Up

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2009 04:06:31 February 23, 2009 04:06:31

They said they would shake things up. Well, they shook up some parts, but it still ended up being too long. And, more importantly, FEELING too long. The entire middle section was Benjamin Button. So there is no way Danny Glover stayed awake. None. Hugh Jackman? If I’m honest, there were moments I was a little embarrassed for him. Full Story

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dear Gossips,

It’s Oscar day! Are you ready?

Check your listings for our live red carpet show on CTV and Star! and A Channel and Fashion Television. I’ll be on Twitter the whole time here. And then I’ll be live blogging the event from the press room – click here to access. BONUS: you can send in your questions for the winners and I’ll ask – if appropriate, of course. Don’t make me get thrown out of there! So let’s say Meryl Streep wins. Want to ask her something? Send it to me at Ask Lainey – [email protected].

After the awards, the wrap-up blog begins back here at All the photos, all the dresses, the hair, the dumbass, the hotness, and the SMUT!

Have fun at your parties!

Yours in gossip,


PS. TK and me – yesterday on the balcony during rehearsal.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dear Gossips,

So Laura and I went to the third and final Grey Goose pre-Oscar party at Cecconi’s last night. We were picked up in a blacked out suv – all vehicle windows are blacked out here! – to be taken to the venue. As usual, both of us are cranking on our blackberries on the ride over. We look up only when we’re a block away from the restaurant and there’s a massive clusterf-ck of people huddled at the drive up entrance and in that situation, who the hell are we?, we didn’t realise what it was until flashbulbs were going off as photographers, unable to see inside the car, didn’t want to take a chance at missing anyone important, so they were shoving their cameras right up to the window, hoping for Jennifer Aniston.

We got papped!

Took us totally by surprise but I’m not going to lie – it was trippy. In a super fun way. Laura and I we laughed and laughed. And halfway inside we were like – should we run back there and beg them not to delete us from their digital cards? It kind of made our lives. But then we decided vodka was a higher priority, although Laura did look amazing. Black leather jacket, skinny jeans, and her red Chloe boots that she bought on mega sale at Century 21, only pulled out maybe 3 times a year? Maybe.

So why were the paps especially eager last night? Well it turns out Jennifer Aniston was at Grey Goose last night. Gwen Stefani, Beyonce, and Mimi too. The night before the paparazzi missed out on Madonna. Needless to say they didn’t want to make the same mistake twice. More from Cecconi’s later.

Celebrities were everywhere on Friday. Ten thousand carpets going on at the same time. Photos to follow. And the Spirit Awards go down this afternoon too followed by more parties tonight.

Saturday – am blogging in between technical run through and research meetings. One day til Oscar! Have you seen Hugh Jackman’s rehearsal footage?

Yours in Oscar gossip,


Hugh Jackman rehearses for Oscars

Spirit stripes and prunes!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2009 19:40:01 February 21, 2009 19:40:01

At the Spirit Awards – both Cameron Diaz and Michelle Williams in stripes. Love the colours of Cam’s… but is dress maybe a bit too long? Am all over her current hair shade. Apparently she had problems pronouncing Synecdoche during the event. Not crazy about Michelle’s dress. Full Story

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