As we announced last week, eTalk is kicking off TIFF with a massive block party at our headquarters at Queen and John with Diddy headlining and Samantha Ronson spinning and celebrities walking the carpet. eTalk hosts Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim will be interviewing arrivals on the live telecast and throwing to me inside the party. Full Story
Nicolas Cage at Letterman last night or John Travolta’s spray paint surprise from the Superbowl? Which is worse? Not sure what exactly Nic was promoting on Dave but it really doesn’t matter anyway. He’s like the Kate Hudson of big box office – makes the same movie over and over and over again. Full Story
She’s not my favourite, but I do admire how Anne Hathaway went from Princess Bride to Brokeback to Rachel Getting Married premiering at the Venice Film Festival. It’s an impressive career trajectory – one that could have easily gone in a much more generic, much less successful direction. Full Story
It was shocking when Paul Sculfor made it past 2 weeks. Even more so that it’s been over 2 months. Manslinging Cameron Diaz’s multi-city romance is clearly still going strong as she and Paul were sighted all over NYC yesterday walking hand in hand, he indulged her while she went dress shopping, and then a little PDA at the US Open for Andy Roddick’s match. Full Story
Christina Aguilera was in New York yesterday to debut her fragrance Inspire. Celebrity colognes always confound me. First – who’s dumb enough to believe these people actually use their own sh*t? And second – they may look better than we do, but do they smell better than we do? Really? As far as Christina is concerned, why would you want to smell like someone who needs grey shadow to fill in her brows? Any shade of brown? Of course. Full Story
James McAvoy quivering me in Japan while promoting Wanted. I love you. As for Wanted – it was so well received and such a box office success that Wanted 2 and Wanted 3 are already in preproduction with both screenwriters already working on the scripts to round out the trilogy. More action James… you likey? James just wrapped shooting The Last Station in Europe with Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren, a film about the last year of Leo Tolstoy’s life. Full Story
At the GQ Men of the Year Awards last night in London, Lily Allen was overdressed and overdrunk, arriving in an inexplicably over the top massive gown and getting progressively more licked as the evening wore on, so drunk she dared to disrespect Elton John on stage. They appeared together, with Lily attached to a bottle of champagne. Full Story
To Linda in Geneva, IL - Happy Belated Birthday! And yes, you must punish him! A mom day sounds about right: no time limits, no spending limits, and the kids hang back with the husband. Enjoy it! Happy Birthday Diane with love from Frances who can’t wait to see you this weekend. And Jasia – thanks for the photo from the MMVAs. Full Story
I knew it would be serious pain when my trainer, the indefatigable Hayley McGowan, insisted on running the 10k with me. Running at my own pace would not acceptable.
Which is why I shaved 10 minutes off my practice time!
Please. An hour and 4 minutes is still totally turtle, but finishing is what counts…right?
High fives to all of you around the world who participated in the Nike Human Race on Sunday!
No fives for Helen Mirren. Ugh. The Queen is like a Filthy Scab. Crushing disappointment.
Tuesday – it’s a travel day. Am blogging on the fly, en route to Toronto for the film festival where I’ve just learned… no Clooney. Latest is that he’s not coming. Boo.
Yours in gossip,
As you know, Jennifer Aniston is guest starring on 30 Rock, back on tv where she belongs…truly a tv girl forever, in the wise, bitchy words of my Gwynnie. First shots of Jennifer shooting with Tina Fey have been released. They appear to be recreating the fountain shots from the opening credits of Friends. Full Story
The Duchess premieres in London tomorrow and will also screen at TIFF. The film is already receiving early Oscar buzz and Keira Knightley is once again on the first list of potential Best Actress nominees. They say she is magnificent. They say it’s her best work. The Duchess tells the story of Georgiana Spencer, Diana’s great x 4 aunt. Full Story