Monday, September 8, 2008

Dear Gossips

Do you prefer your Chicken Fried crazy? Or do you prefer your Chicken Fried boring? Because while her body rocked the sh*t (like ROCKED the f&cking sh*t, right?) that pre-taped opening wasn’t fooling anyone. And the weave… and the dress…

But it doesn’t matter. Because Britney won. Britney was happy. Britney did not fling her fake nails into the crowd…and if you have sex before marriage, it means you’re a slut. Sit DOWN Jordin Sparks.

Like… why did the VMAs totally suck?

Random high points? Did Russell Brand kill you? Russell Brand killed me. Even just standing there. Like in a Michael Scott, I can’t stop watching in abject horror with my hands over my face compulsion. Apparently I’m in the minority. And the Twilight freaks are losing their tits! Russell cut off Rob Pattinson. Russell hates Twilight! Love Russell Brand! Also love Pink’s onesie. Do they sell them at Petit Tresor?
Rihanna makes my life. McLovin’!

But those were few and far between.

Remember when the VMAs actually mattered??? Seriously, why were the VMAs so low budge? The entire set was like Sesame Street. Xtina lipsynched! Boo!

It was a stacked weekend. And like last year, the Roof Lounge at the Park Hyatt is once again the place to be during TIFF. Tales from the top to follow and Brad, Jen, in an elevator with Kate Hudson, and Lilo comes to Toronto with SamRo. So much smut to catch up on. Keep refreshing. Please excuse typos? Bleary-eyed blogging…

Yours in gossip,


PS. Angelina Jolie does not ban bottles. Neither does Salma Hayek.

PPS. Jessica Alba does not need anger management.

PPPS. We could talk about Beyonce’s assy weave. We could talk all day. And Miley Cyrus singing just might rival Rossum in Rossum. It would be an epic round of Would You Rather. But my mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor. My cousin lost her father much too early. And most of you have been profoundly affected by the disease. So all those ladies sharing the stage, Mimi agreeing to share a stage with the others, Beyonce agreeing to stand by RiRi with a JailBait in between them… it’s a good thing. The video below and Stand Up 2 Cancer here.

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Colin Firth

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2008 14:18:52 September 8, 2008 14:18:52

~11 AM Eastern Sunday - Colin Firth "I and two lucky girlfriends had brunch on Sunday at noon at Sassafraz. Colin Firth was sitting a few tables away looking yummy in a casual navy sweater and jeans...he was sporting a scruffy beard and glasses. Great for a Sunday rainy afternoon!" Submitted by Shelby A. Full Story

TIFF Besties: Mark Ruffalo & Adrien Brody

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2008 12:47:20 September 8, 2008 12:47:20

There are few actors who are liked by EVERYONE. And there is no journalist or publicist I’ve talked to in two years at TIFF who has anything negative to say about Mark Ruffalo. He’s a doll. So nice and so kind and so considerate and so normal and SO in love with his wife. eTalk hosted the official Blindness after party on Saturday at our headquarters at 299 Queen. Full Story

Taunting at Fashion Week

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2008 11:14:52 September 8, 2008 11:14:52

Now this… this is a reminder we didn’t need. Like saying the sun rises in the east. Or that KFed Jr homewrecked his family with a farking mutt. It’s basic, it’s incontrovertible. Truth never changes. Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubrey are otherworldly beautiful. Together, they are immortal. Full Story

You decide

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2008 10:49:20 September 8, 2008 10:49:20

Blake Lively at the Miss Sixty Show during New York fashion week yesterday in a green parachute pant jumpsuit. You likey? I can’t decide. You decide. Like the top. But maybe it would have been better cut short? Just below the ass? Don’t forget tonight – episode 2, Season 2. It’s better than last week. Full Story

Nick Carter

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2008 10:43:29 September 8, 2008 10:43:29

1:20 PM Eastern - Nick Carter "Saw nick carter from backstreet boys just now working out at yorkville club with some tall blonde then again after having sushi at yamato on bellair" Submitted by Ryan L.  Full Story

Catherine Keener and Jessica Biel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2008 10:22:34 September 8, 2008 10:22:34

~1:00 AM Eastern - Catherine Keener and Jessica Biel"Spotted at The Four Seasons around 1 a.m. Ish last night. Jess Biel entered casually dressed, slightly greasy-haired, even? No makeup. Join by group of girls inlcuding Catherine Keener whose ensemble was totally rocker-cool with long, long, long hot locks to match. Full Story

Why Clooney missed TIFF

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2008 10:10:55 September 8, 2008 10:10:55

It was officially confirmed a week before the start of the festival that George Clooney would not be joining Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, the Coen Brothers, and John Malkovich to promote Burn After Reading at TIFF. Why? Perhaps he was too busy in Italy? This is George a few days ago being honoured in his adopted 2nd home surrounded by beauties. Full Story

Healthy on the carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2008 09:09:56 September 8, 2008 09:09:56

This is Keira Knightley at the gala premiere of The Duchess. Isn't she the picture of perfect health and vitality? Doesn't she look so well fed? Have to say - this dress is lovely. Not sure about the shoes. I would not have picked the shoes. The colour's perfect. And her breasts are bound like a boy's - I know you disagree. Full Story

Jen in person

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2008 08:27:00 September 8, 2008 08:27:00

My first Aniston close-up. And twice in one day. Yesterday, Sunday, she came into our eTalk Lounge for a sit-down interview with Ben Mulroney. Without a doubt, it was Jen Day. Her film was not a gala. It screened at a small, little theatre far from the fanfare of Roy Thomson Hall, but her premiere easily eclipsed everyone else’s. Full Story

TIFF with Latifah

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2008 08:09:42 September 8, 2008 08:09:42

She was in town to promote The Secret Life of Bees, a film that is expected to contend during award season featuring Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, and ugh, Dakota Fanning. While Jennifer Hudson inspired some serious excitement around town all weekend, it seemed like the lady leader among the group was indeed Latifah, who spoke eloquently during the press conference and who had an entire roomful charmed by the end of the hour. Full Story