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.

The Spirit of Canada

February 23, 2008 18:15:22 Posted at February 23, 2008 18:15:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Ellen Page, baby! Ellen Page took home the Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, Diablo Cody won for screenplay, and Juno was named Best Feature and there continues to be a buzz in Hollywood - some say it’s the same buzz felt two years ago when Crash surprised everyone, upsetting Brokeback Mountain for Best Picture at the Oscars. Full Story

The Spirit of Trying Hard

February 23, 2008 18:08:58 Posted at February 23, 2008 18:08:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Kate Beckinsale at the Spirits Awards – reminds me of grade school, you know on track & field day or at the science fair they always give out a ribbon to the kid that tries and grunts the hardest but has no hope of winning? Kate Beckinsale is the red carpet version of that kid. She looks lovely, of course. Full Story

No Doubt About the Second Coming

February 23, 2008 00:00:00 Posted at February 23, 2008 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There it is – a slamdunk confirmation that the Second Coming will join The Chosen One, Maddox, Zahara, and Pax as the latest member of the Pitt Family. Angelina and Brad did no interviews at the Spirit Awards today, posing instead for photos before heading inside. Our eTalk Full Story

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Ashton & Demi: party every night

February 23, 2008 11:01:55 Posted at February 23, 2008 11:01:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey

F&ck Ashton Kutcher is hot. When he’s not a total Gary he is some serious loin quivering ridiculous sexy. Have you seen the trailer for What Happens in Vegas? Click here to view - Ashton is beautiful. Full Story

Madge, Sean, and Guy

February 23, 2008 10:49:13 Posted at February 23, 2008 10:49:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey

But not the right Guy. Big party last night with some major heavy hitters – all for CAA of course – and it looks like Madonna is in a festive mood. You’ve probably already heard: she and Demi Moore and Guy Oseary will host a post-Oscar bash to fill the void of Vanity Fair at a private residence in Westwood, although most nominees, winners, and presenters will spend a few hours at the Governor’s Ball first before deciding whether or not they want to extend their evenings. Full Story

Hamburger Phone Exclusive Giveaway!

February 23, 2008 10:47:23 Posted at February 23, 2008 10:47:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

If you’ve seen Juno, you know exactly why you want a Hamburger Phone. As mentioned before, this was the only swag I took from the Canadian Consulate Luncheon yesterday and it could be yours. If you are interested in the Hamburger Phone, please send an email to with HAMBURGER PHONE as the subject. Full Story