The LA Times is reporting that they’ve reached a deal and should it pass the vote this weekend, Hollywood could be back to work as early as Monday! Which means that television will be back to normal in about 6 weeks! But that still doesn’t totally save Friday Night Lights. Sigh. If however NBC decides to be kind and finish off the season, production could begin in time to complete 22 episodes for a definitive send off… unless the show is picked up by another smaller network. Full Story
I love that they’re friends. I love that Liv was holding Kate’s wrist while they were talking last night at the Calvin Klein party. I love that they are so great to look at individually, and ridiculously amazing to look at when they’re together. What I don’t love is the baby fever – a fever that is continuing to build with every Kate Hudson public sighting. Full Story
Lilo went dark yesterday, seen here leaving the James Blunt concert, and looks much, much better. Unfortunately the Dirty Face still persists. Seriously, what is wrong with this child and her foundation/self tanner/bronzer/blush issues??? As you can see, Lindsay is rockin’ a little bloat around the face… which actually could be a good thing. Full Story
Cher is coming out of retirement and she’s hitting the talk show circuit to promote her new tour. Seriously… is she hard up for cash? Why do you these people promise to hang it up only to take it down five minutes later??? Anyway, this morning on Good Morning America, Cher revealed that she once dated the GMD. Full Story
Dear Emily – HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It’s been forever and I imagine life with Lizzie is only getting busier. Perhaps we’ll arrange a night off for you when I’m next in town? Big hug, have a lovely day. To Erin E in Camas, WA – Jenn in Connecticut can’t wait to see you at the baby shower! For Heidi in India from your sister Kirsten in Texas – it WILL happen soon. Full Story
If the Oscars are scaled back this year due to the unresolved writer’s strike, Madonna’s star-studded Raising Malawi event last night in New York will stand as the carpet of the year, bar none. Super A List attendees, even some who were once hostile, and yes… the GMD too! No gay man can resist Madonna!
Many, many photos to come… including my Gwyneth back in pink!
A lovely, lovely way to kick off the New Year, if only that Chicken Fried Family could get it together, just once.
Thursday – blogging all day, check back often.
And Happy New Year!
GUNG HAY FAT CHOI! May the Year of the Rat bring you health and happiness. May the Year of the Rat bring all of us good, fun, juicy smut!
Yours in gossip,
PS. Happy 40th Birthday to Erik! Love, Estella
PPS. To Drea on your 31st birthday and the first with your 6 month old son… big hug and best wishes for the most amazing year ahead.
PPPS. The following was sent to me from Kevin who requested the message be posted as such: "my girlfriend Jessica is obsessed with your site and she"s turning 24 tomorrow so I know she"d love it if you wished her a happy birthday." The Boyfriend, Kevin
PPPPS. Sean Penn is not looking for good help. Neither is Colin Farrell. Or P Diddy.
Jennifer Aniston turns 39 on Monday and her BFF Courteney Cox has gifted her with a pretty sweet present. It’s the Chanel bike – valued at approximately $12K complete with signature Chanel quilting and of course the Double C. Apparently Courteney presented it to her last week and she can’t wait to start riding it, especially since the very weight conscious Jen has been dogged by pregnancy rumours all year, now that she’s not obsessively Zone-dieting all the time. Full Story
Have received a boatload of emails about this today – oh the dreaded, unreliable Bump Watch. Ugh. But still… many of you are convinced Kate Hudson is pregnant because she’s been wearing baggy clothes of late, including this number last night at the Madonna Malawi event. According the baby fever fanatics, she also looks a little bloated in the face – supposedly a sure sign. Full Story
SO beautiful! Love what she"s wearing...but for the hair. She"s has never had great hair... Charlize Theron received the annual Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year award from Harvard University today and in university tradition, hammed it up for the crowd. Charlize, of course, is a “serious” actor these days, conveniently and successfully putting her model beginnings behind her, only game for meaningful and artistic endeavours these days. Full Story
Diddy showed up at Madonna’s Malawi Gucci event last night and in the wake of so many super elite arrivals, no one really cared. Poor Diddy. Or Sean. It has to be the constant name changes – makes for bad luck. After all, if you can’t even hang on to a name, if you can’t even own your identity, why would your career be any more stable? And this is why Diddy has suddenly become very much a B list player, a subtle difference but a palpable one nonetheless. Full Story
Front row at Vera Wang today – Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley, faces full of judgment. On normal people, these expressions could most certainly be interpreted as negative reviews. Given that these two only smile once a year, however, in this case it’s much more difficult to say. I will always have nightmares about Andre Leon Talley at the Oscars last February. Full Story