Worst Queen: Helen Mirren

February 25, 2008 08:49:42 Posted at February 25, 2008 08:49:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Last year she rocked it in a Christian Lacroix. Last night she looked like she should have stayed home and needlepointed the evening away. In person, this dress was a disaster. I realise in photos and on tv, you were seeing the hot lights from the cameras and the set creating sparkle where there was very little. Full Story

Best Queen: Cate Blanchett

February 25, 2008 00:00:00 Posted at February 25, 2008 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Granny Freeze Nicole Kidman should be taking a pregnancy page out of fellow Aussie Cate’s expectant couture. This is Dries Van Noten and it is exquisite. You should have seen the embroidery on the skirt – it was like something out of Versailles circa Louis XIV. Ridiculous. And she is HUGE. Full Story

Worst Taupe: Cameron Diaz

February 25, 2008 00:00:00 Posted at February 25, 2008 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Not even my new love for Cammie could have saved last night. Last night she was washed out and bland. Last night she was Ann Bland. Ann Bland from Arrested Development. Ann Veal. Ann Egg. Who? Her? Sigh. I miss that show. Anyway, about Cam and bland. Bland pale pink, bland strapless Marchesa – of course Marchesa because most of Marchesa is the ass but Harvey Weinstein has propped Cam for a long, long time and she’s probably now angling for a part in his next great script. Full Story

Best Taupe: Jennifer Garner

February 25, 2008 07:54:06 Posted at February 25, 2008 07:54:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Normally Taupe Jennifer Garner brought it…and how. There was an edge to her on the carpet last night – something sassy, something confident, something really sexy in the way she walked, in the way she posed, in the way she invited people to look at her. It was a new Taupe. It was almost NO Taupe! Needless to say, the dress had a lot to do with it. Full Story

Worst Oscar Knocked Up: Granny Freeze

February 25, 2008 07:03:59 Posted at February 25, 2008 07:03:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Yeah so this whole doting wife, delicate flower sh*t is getting as old as her face. Look at them! Look at Gran and her man getting all emotional on us on the carpet – because posing in front of hundreds of screaming journalists and fans is exactly the place to perform a nuzzle forehead and really mean it. Full Story

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Best Oscar Knocked Up: Jessica Alba

February 25, 2008 06:40:43 Posted at February 25, 2008 06:40:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As Marchesa goes, I guess it isn’t the worst. And the colour is gorgeous. And she is gorgeous in it. Here’s the pregnant Alba Demon, glowing tonight on the carpet. LOVE the braids. Not so much tied back into that big nest by her neck but the middle part feels soothing. Like it somehow tempers that bitch inside of her that desperately needs to yell at someone at least once an hour. Full Story

Best Oscar Androgynous

February 25, 2008 00:00:00 Posted at February 25, 2008 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Is she freaky-looking by conventional standards? Of course. Was her dress ugly as sh*t? Absolutely. But this is what makes Tilda Swinton so f&cking cool. She.Is.Cool. SO cool. I saw her on Saturday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel wearing a bright but pale pink shift and sky high heels with white makeup and borderline ugly but at the same time sexy as all hell. Full Story

Worst Oscar Promise: George & Sarah

February 25, 2008 06:17:05 Posted at February 25, 2008 06:17:05
Lainey Posted by Lainey

If you’re George Clooney, the King of Hollywood, and you bring a girl to the Oscars, it is for real. Like a promise ring. Like a varsity jacket in high school. A global announcement on showbiz’s grandest stage – George shouted it out tonight confirming that this is more than a 6 month contract for a paid escort. Full Story

Worst Oscar Squirrel: Anne Hathaway

February 25, 2008 04:20:43 Posted at February 25, 2008 04:20:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey

First… a compliment: her dress is certainly an improvement on last year – remember that dumb ass bow? Oh Valentino. Tonight the gown was … OK. Red, one shoulder, roses, whatever. Didn’t move me. Her face however is as frightening as the GMD’s crazy teeth. It’s not nice, I know. Full Story

The Oscars 2008

February 25, 2008 04:16:02 Posted at February 25, 2008 04:16:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

What’s up with the Coen Brothers? Is glib the right word? They were glib. They were honoured by the Academy and instead of being grateful, they were glib. Does being arty give you the right to be glib and ungrateful? And Jon Stewart – love Jon Stewart but wasn’t all that impressed with Jon Stewart. Full Story

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Dear Gossips,

Was at the Canadian Consulate Luncheon yesterday honouring Canadian nominees at this year’s Oscars. Ellen Page couldn’t make it but Jason Reitman was there with his wife and his dad and he could not have been sweeter. So humble and grateful and genuine – and Ivan Reitman (producer of Ghostbusters, Old School etc) was so proud and more emotional. Can you believe there’s actually an occurrence of real emotion this Oscar weekend?

I passed on the gift bags on the way out but I did grab something that one of you just might enjoy. See below for giveaway details.

A rare Saturday post – after all, it’s Oscar time! Spirits Awards are tonight and the guest list rivals the Academy’s! Check back today, check back tomorrow, and of course Canada, check out eTalk on CTV for our 2 hour pre-Oscar show!

Yours in gossip,


PS. Antonio Sabato Jr is not gay and broke. Actually… wait. Clarification: he’s not my gay and broke. Also not John Travolta: gay for sure, but broke? Absolutely not. And Kelly can’t dress. Not Don Johnson either.