Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dear Gossips,

My mother came to the hotel last night, as she always does when I’m in Toronto, and, as she also always does, brought me a basketful of soup, fruit, juice, and too much of herself. A short visit turned into 90 minutes of ironing and scolding – me for having wrinkly clothes just out of a suitcase and the hotel for providing a sh*tty iron that’s beneath her laundering talents. She’ll be back tonight, using her own key, with her industrial press. Just in time for the start of the festival tomorrow. Joy.

So…did you go back to West Beverly? Thoughts? I’ve yet to see - early reviews have been promising but far from glowing. Only… I hear there was totally not enough Brenda. Unacceptable!

And after a few days in Vegas, Britney Spears returned to LA yesterday – they’ve denied a performance at the VMAs but word on the street is that something Britney is brewing. Keep you posted.

Wednesday – am online all day, check back often.

Yours in gossip,


B’s Iconic Ambitions

September 3, 2008 12:46:42 Posted at September 3, 2008 12:46:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Beyonce on the cover of the new Marie Claire UK with a tiny little waist and inside the pages of the magazine again with a tiny little waist. She concedes though, unlike those other lying skinny bitches, that it’s hard work balancing those curves, insisting before arriving at the photo shoot that there be ‘no chips, no candy, no desserts, no junk food, no fried food’ available anywhere on set. Full Story

The Duchess in blue

September 3, 2008 12:34:23 Posted at September 3, 2008 12:34:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

People keep saying Keira Knightley is too thin. Can’t imagine why. She’s, like, so totally healthy looking, don’t you think? That said, I LOVE this dress. For her. It’s gorgeous. London premiere of The Duchess is happening right now – Keira brought her bones along with her pout and was kind enough to sign autographs for fans without cussing them out. Full Story

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Never mind the medals

September 3, 2008 11:19:00 Posted at September 3, 2008 11:19:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Michael Phelps has officially been anointed. He has met the Mighty Opes! Oprah’s Olympic special was taped today – have already heard from audience members lucky enough to be admitted into church … by all accounts it’s a great show. Another must-watch season opener from the most powerful person in the world. Full Story

Want to party with SamRo and Diddy???

September 3, 2008 08:17:06 Posted at September 3, 2008 08:17:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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

Bad Hair-Off

September 3, 2008 08:01:13 Posted at September 3, 2008 08:01:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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

Anne’s bittersweet summer

September 3, 2008 07:11:42 Posted at September 3, 2008 07:11:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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

Still on after summer

September 3, 2008 06:39:48 Posted at September 3, 2008 06:39:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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

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Grey brows, pink lips

September 3, 2008 06:30:34 Posted at September 3, 2008 06:30:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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

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His First Franchise

September 3, 2008 06:22:01 Posted at September 3, 2008 06:22:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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