Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dear Gossips,

Am writing from “the office” at Cannes – the Vitamin Water Lounge across from the Carlton, site so far of the most well attended party on the Croisette two nights ago and they will host yet another one this evening. Just came from Penelope Cruz presser for Los Abrazos Rotos. The gala is tonight. We’re trying to get to a screening this afternoon. Heard it’s amazing.

Penelope has been suffering from food poisoning but has recovered her gorgessity in time. Pene is tiny, and makes small elegant gestures, and smiles mysteriously when Pedro Almodovar says something only she understands. Beguiling. Much more so than in the media room at the Oscars when she went on forever and I was hungry.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are expected soon for their poker tournament, just in time for a reunion with Brad Pitt. Will be another busy night. Pitt’s gala is tomorrow so the Croisette is on high alert. Ann Curry had breakfast where we did this morning – she’s here for Inglourious Basterds and there’s buzz she’ll sit down with the Jolie too. Just buzz, nothing slamdumk. Oh the Brange. It’s like the festival hasn’t really started until now.

Is it Tuesday? Am straddling time zones, so confused. Blogging all day. More Twilight exclusive photos.

Yours in gossip,


PS. How about a vampire drama that doesn’t give you blue balls and won’t make you cringe? Have you tasted True Blood? You MUST. HBO’s True Blood Season 1 is out on DVD today and I have FIVE copies to be given away to those who want to be bitten. Heh. If you’re interested, please send an email to [email protected] with TRUE BLOOD as the title before midnight pacific Friday May 22nd. Standard terms apply.

Are you ready for Season 2? It’s coming…

June 14 on HBO and HBO Canada.

Marion & Guillaume: carpet together!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2009 13:26:06 May 19, 2009 13:26:06

Very rare! Squee! Last night at the Chopard event, Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet walked together, and held hands. Love them so much. So f-cking beautiful. This afternoon we were on our way to a meeting, he and 2 associates walked right by us, no security, no fanfare, totally unusual for Cannes, so I tripped. Full Story

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

I commented on Twitter yesterday that it feels like Willem Dafoe has to be naked in every one of his movies. Obviously an exaggeration. But he’s naked a lot. He’s also a sexy beast. And, yes, he’s very very naked in his new movie Antichrist which screened at Cannes yesterday and is by far the most controversial film of the festival so far. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2009 11:14:56 May 19, 2009 11:14:56

The origin of 6 lips (Dlisted)

Lolita has a great body (Hollywood Tuna)

Squirrel face wearing a lizard (Just Jared)

Who’s not good enough for GOOPy? (The Superficial)

The Jolie before the Cannes carpet (Pop Sugar)

Why Brad Pitt won’t come out of his villa (Drunken Stepfather site NSFW)

Why does she always pick her ear? Does it make you look thinner? (INO)

Sienna and Josh take 2 (Cele|bitchy)

How is this a fashion shot??? (Popoholic)

Oh no, this isn’t filthy at ALL (The Blemish)

Hung over and hung over

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2009 10:46:00 May 19, 2009 10:46:00

First - Kirsten Stewart in Vancouver on Monday, day after the New Moon wrap party, where my sources say she was smoking some BC bud, on her way in and out of a hair appointment looking like it was a rough night. Or a great night. Pretty much what Laura and I look like now. Except for us it’s been 4 nights in a row. Full Story

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Cannes in pictures

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2009 07:42:00 May 19, 2009 07:42:00

What's Cannes like? How deep is the Eurocheese? What does it look like? What does it smell like? Sometimes words are inadequate. And if you've never come here, this just about sums it up. Roberto Cavalli. Enjoy the amazingness. Photos from Flynetonline.com Full Story

Shelf AssTalk

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2009 06:07:00 May 19, 2009 06:07:00

Just received an email on my blackberry from my friend Lara. The title: Puuleaazzee! The link: Shelf Ass complaining about being too hot to work as an actress. Yeah she’s on the cover of the new Allure Magazine. Full Story

Bale Salvation

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2009 05:41:00 May 19, 2009 05:41:00

Final press push in North America for Terminator Salvation in advance of its release this weekend. You have to wonder, the publicity/marketing/media strategy – what would it have been like had that tape not leaked? Anyway, it was Good Morning America today and he arrived with his wife Sibi. Sibi is always with him. Full Story

Date night at the ball game

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2009 05:11:00 May 19, 2009 05:11:00

Ben Affleck has been shooting a movie in Boston. Taupe and their two girls have joined him. They say there’s a charity poker event he’s hosting with Matt Damon here in Cannes but last night Ben and Jen were at the Magic Celtics Game 7. I love these photos. Something about the way he’s holding her hand… it’s very sweet. Full Story

Mail order golddigger works fast

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2009 04:33:00 May 19, 2009 04:33:00

Oksana is pregnant. The National Enquirer broke the story first, now TMZ is confirming it. Who? Oksana. That cheesy looking piece Mel Gibson dragged out to Wolverine a few weeks ago. Remember how smug they looked? For her it’s because she’s secured herself a crazy bank account. Full Story

Manslinger and the Fraud

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2009 04:09:00 May 19, 2009 04:09:00

Summertime. You know she’s itching. And it’s been awhile. Or has it? Can’t keep track when it comes to Kate Hudson. She’s moved on from Owen Wilson – for now, again – and word is Manslinger’s latest conquest is none other than Alex Rodriguez, ‘roid monkey fraud. Full Story