Monday, January 19, 2009

Dear Gossips,

Between Washington and Park City, Utah, Hollywood will be a quiet town until after the inauguration. This of course is why the Academy chose not to announce Oscar nominations on traditional Tuesday, opting instead for a Thursday reveal this year. Who can compete with President Barack Obama?

Various photos attached of celebrities at events in Washington this weekend leading up to tomorrow’s historic moment.

I could look at Shakira all day. She’s SO cute! Also Beyonce singing America the Beautiful. Too bad she’s a dog-hating asshole.

And the bastardisation of Sundance continues… more on that later.

Monday – am online all day to kick off what promises to be a very busy week. Check back often!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. Please forgive site performance today, and hit "F5" or refresh on your browser if things look funny. We were working on a few upgrades this weekend and have yet to finish. Sorry!

Photos from Wenn.com

Beyonce performing America the Beautiful

The Young Victoria at Sundance

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2009 15:32:57 January 19, 2009 15:32:57

LOVE Emily Blunt. Been waiting forever to see her as the Young Victoria, a film about the early years of Queen Victoria’s long reign. Finally the trailer has been released and it looks very promising. Or maybe I’m not entirely objective. Am always good for an English period piece. Sigh. The trailer will have to do for now. Full Story

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Girlcrush at Sundance

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2009 15:03:24 January 19, 2009 15:03:24

This one is for Emily … because it’s been a while. My girlcrush and Emily’s life crush Kristen Stewart at Sundance today. She’s there to promote Adventureland – teen comedy about first summer love but before you dismiss it, four reasons why you might want to reconsider: - Directed by the same dude who helmed Superbad- Takes place in the 80s- Kristin Wiig is in it- Won’t make you hate yourself the way Twilight did Looks adorable. Full Story

Jolie sideswept

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2009 12:31:09 January 19, 2009 12:31:09

You like? Her face, of course, it’s the face. And together, of course, they are a handsome couple. She looks nice… I guess. But she also looks 50. Just a reminder, because it’s easy to forget, Angelina Jolie is only 33. Like, if you didn’t know, would you know? I’m buying, I’m buying! But I’m just saying… she needs a better stylist, right? They showed up at the German premiere of Benjamin Button tonight, then dashed away for dinner. Full Story

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Boy sh-t is the new sh-t!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2009 11:49:00 January 19, 2009 11:49:00

Remember when George Clooney tussled with Fabio how that was one of the best stories of 2007? It made us so happy! And LipGloss’s recent jealousy over Robert Pattinson has provided endless amusement too. Girl sh-t is the best sh-t. But boy sh-t is the new sh-t! And the latest boyfight making headlines involves two young arty actors going head to head at Sundance. Full Story

Halle straightened

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2009 10:53:00 January 19, 2009 10:53:00

Halle Berry at LAX early this morning headed for whereabouts unknown but Washington would be a good bet for a quick couple of days without the baby. Her hair is straight. I likey. You? And her face! So youthful, so fresh, and you know she’s older than Granny Freeze Nicole Kidman, right? Halle is 42. Full Story

Hugh don’t know Junior

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2009 10:03:26 January 19, 2009 10:03:26

My favourite, favourite story of the day. So Hugh Jackman and the rest of the Wolverine hotnesses are in Vancouver shooting final scenes. Hugh happens to be working out at the same fitness centre as Kevin Federline Junior who is tagging along with his wife and paycheque Tori Spelling while she films Smallville. Full Story

Back together for Obama

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2009 08:47:53 January 19, 2009 08:47:53

Even Lilo and Sam are in Washington. Someone hired them to host a party this week. Of course they did. And in honour of the incoming president, Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson even decided to pose together on the red carpet at the Declare Yourself event yesterday. Lindsay dressed all conservative too and she seemed in great spirits, smiling widely, hamming it up for the cameras – amazing these kids and their connections. Full Story

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No divorce during inauguration

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2009 08:07:12 January 19, 2009 08:07:12

Hell no. This week it’s all about Obama. And Jennifer Lopez would never do anything unless guaranteed a top spot in the headlines. Besides, right now she’s insisting they’re fine, claiming she and Marc Anthony have no intention of splitting, and that the presence or absence of her wedding ring has less to do with the status of the marriage than with what matches her dress. Full Story

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Travelling Brange in Berlin

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2009 07:45:48 January 19, 2009 07:45:48

Presumably while Brad Pitt continues work on Inglourious Basterds. He and Angelina Jolie were spotted leaving dinner hand in hand last night – first sighting of the Brange since the Golden Globes. So stealth. The two will probably stay for another few days before heading back to LA for the SAGs on Sunday – Chinese New Year’s Eve! It was a big week for the Brange as both Benjamin Button and the Changeling were shown big love by the BAFTAs ensuring their presence in London on February 8th. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2009 07:37:51 January 19, 2009 07:37:51

JailBait is feeling ignored! (Dlisted)

Filthy Scab finds a new man to marry and divorce (Hollywood Tuna)

Ebola wants to infect the Brange (Just Jared)

Ashley Judd: does she look creepy to you? (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)

Rachel McAdams matchy matchy (Pop Sugar)

Say BYE GOOD to her too! (INO)

How many 50 year olds look like this? (Cele|bitchy)

Boo! There is no mini-Mimi Cheese! (ASL)

Hobbit goes to Sundance (ICYDK)

The hottes mom on TV (IDLYITW)