Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dear Gossips,

Last night was one of my TIFF favourites: the Joe Fresh party for Patti Smith’s movie Dream of Life at the Gardiner Museum where she performed for an intimate crowd of 200. Amazing. Like there was a sense, collectively, that these moments are dying, that today’s artists simply can’t and won’t sing live, without a machine warbling their voices and several menacing bodyguards keeping the crowds away.

Can you imagine Vanessa Hudgens doing the same?


Counting down to Saturday – I miss Marcus. Marcus can only beat his bestie Kona to the ball if we give him a pity toss. Like an asshole, when he does win he likes to flaunt and taunt. F*cker.

No one parties hardier than Benicio del Toro.

Yours in gossip,


PS. Kate Beckinsale does not need anger management.

PPS. Bottles are welcome at Nicole Richie’s house.

He has a girlfriend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2008 12:47:05 September 11, 2008 12:47:05

Jim Sturgess last night on carpet for the TIFF premiere of his film Fifty Dead Men Walking – thanks to Tony W for the photos. Also attached – Jim outside the Intercontinental after his junket. My colleague Zain was selected to interview him in our eTalk Lounge. I did not want to speak to Laura for a long time when I found out she’d deemed me not worthy. Full Story

Kanye loses his sh*t – the video

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2008 12:28:00 September 11, 2008 12:28:00

TMZ has posted the video from this morning of the incident leading up to Kanye’s arrest. Click here to see. Dumb f&cking thing to do, non? The paps may be intrusive at times, absolutely some are too aggressive but they have been invite to join the celebrity ecosystem by celebrities themselves, and if the price of fame means you get your picture taken once in a while at a commercial terminal at the airport… So be it. Full Story

Stars & Swag

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2008 12:06:04 September 11, 2008 12:06:04

While in Toronto, the IT Lounge hosted almost every celebrity in town, giving away items that one lucky reader has a chance to enjoy. Have you entered the contest yet? Click here for more information. The deadline is tomorrow. Full Story

My Kiki Loves Xenu???

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2008 12:01:59 September 11, 2008 12:01:59

We’ve lost another one! And now I fear it’s time to cut off my Kiki. I LOVE Kirsten Dunst. But now Kirsten Dunst loves the Xenu… What to do? Kiki on the cover of the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar after a stint in rehab for what she is calling “depression”. Kiki says she’s made a full recovery, explaining that she was once “"enormously co-dependent. Full Story

Mark, Amanda, and Troy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2008 09:55:44 September 11, 2008 09:55:44

Ethan Hawke was at the roof lounge at the Hyatt two nights ago, possibly last night too but my toes refused to cooperate. Michelle, who has been in love with Troy Dyer since 1994 lost her sh*t a little bit. He did look good. Gaunt…but good. And not even smarmy. Wasn’t working on an erotic poem scribbled hastily on a bar napkin. Full Story

Anyone can write a book

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2008 09:46:17 September 11, 2008 09:46:17

Except those who can actually write a book. Ugh. People is reporting that Lauren Conrad has signed a 3 book deal with HarperCollins – she will supposedly write them herself, a fictionalised version of her life… Because The Hills is so real? The series will gun for the YA reader and while Lauren’s story will certainly be influenced by her own path from Laguna to LA, she claims the content will not involve actual events in her friends’ lives…because she’d never sell them out like that. Full Story

He beat a b*tch down!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2008 09:08:52 September 11, 2008 09:08:52

The police say it was battery and vandalism. In other words, he smacked a bitch out for taking his picture and then probably tried to destroy the camera. Right now, it’s believed Kanye lost his sh*t at the paps and let his temper get the best of him. TMZ has video of the incident and they will be releasing it shortly. Full Story

Kanye cuffed!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2008 08:50:00 September 11, 2008 08:50:00

Access Hollywood is reporting that Kanye West has been arrested at LAX. At press time no reason has been released. Story is developing but... Did he beat a bitch down? Was it possession? Drugs, firearms? Am worried. Full Story

The Party Ritchies

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2008 08:38:57 September 11, 2008 08:38:57

Guy Ritchie celebrated his 40th last night at the Punchbowl with his wife by his side and all 3 of his children there too! Madonna ducked out early in preparation for her show at Wembley leaving Guy to carouse the night away - in good spirits after a few pints. The star though, as has been the case the last couple of months, is the Lourdes, looking appropriately styled in chucks and a grey skirt perfecting the two pocket pose - showing Posh how it's done. Full Story

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