Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dear Gossips,

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Am headed to LA tonight to join the eTalk Oscar team - exclusive coverage on Sunday. Like last year, we had two positions – on the carpet and one of only two networks in the world with a balcony position right by the auditorium entrance. I just might fall over it when I see my Marion.

Wednesday – blogging all day between packing. Check back often!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. Congratulations to Step Up 2 winners Carolyn M, Robin A, and Melissa D!

George Boleyn gets no love

February 20, 2008 10:54:20 Posted at February 20, 2008 10:54:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The role of George Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl movie is played by my lover Jim Sturgess. You’ve seen Across the Universe, right? Jim showed up at the London premiere last night and was identified by photo agencies as a “guest”. In other words, they didn’t know him by name. Full Story

Loving Leighton

February 20, 2008 00:00:00 Posted at February 20, 2008 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

She is the new Rachel Bilson… Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester was the star of the party yesterday introducing Sunsilk’s Life Can’t Wait campaign in Times Square. Cute and flirty and eating up the attention – so much more interesting than Blake Lively, non? Blake lately has been a disappointment style-wise. Full Story

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Gay But Broke

February 20, 2008 00:00:00 Posted at February 20, 2008 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

UPDATE: it"s NOT the Rock. Heterosexually attached for a long, long time, he recently faced his inner gay and admitted the truth. His partner apparently took it well. As well as any woman can under the circumstances. She felt much better when she found out how much of the bank account she was entitled to. Full Story

Eric Earns a Spot

February 20, 2008 00:00:00 Posted at February 20, 2008 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Still not down with his little lips but am definitely, definitely down with Eric Bana’s parody of the GMD. LOVE Eric Bana!!! Explanation: Eric in the new GQ – had no idea he used to be a stand up comic. No idea he was so funny. Turns out he’s great at celebrity impressions – two in particular: Arnold Schwarzenegger and… Tom Cruise. Full Story

What is Will Wearing?

February 20, 2008 00:00:00 Posted at February 20, 2008 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Will Ferrell can put his ethics into me any time. Any. Time. Check it out and lose your sh*t – Will on The Tonight Show and at the premiere of Semi Pro after raiding Michael Jordan’s and Charles Barkley’s closets circa 1990. Remember when all of them used to roll like this? Semi Pro is in theatres February 29th. Full Story

Garbage Books Make Good Movies

February 20, 2008 00:00:00 Posted at February 20, 2008 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Isla Fisher shooting in NYC yesterday on the set of Confessions of a Shopaholic – like The Devil Wears Prada, no doubt the movie will be far superior to the book, especially with Isla in the lead. Love Isla. Loved Isla in Definitely, Maybe. Have you seen yet? They always talk about that “It”. Full Story

RoboFreeze: no solo carpets

February 20, 2008 07:33:23 Posted at February 20, 2008 07:33:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

KatE was at the Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards looking lovely and pushing 45 and super skinny. Unfortunately the GMD was not with her. Which means there was no “presenting”. I miss the presenting. The Presentation of Katie Holmes totally makes my life. Thing is – when Tom isn’t around to escort her, Katie rarely works the carpet. Full Story

Granny Freeze: Longest Pregnancy Ever

February 20, 2008 07:10:10 Posted at February 20, 2008 07:10:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Remember when Katie Holmes was pregnant with Little Sci and all those conspiracy theories kept flying back and forth because of her oddly morphing bump and everyone was all suspicious that she’d had the baby already, accusing the GMD of trying to screw with conception dates and due dates with the public? Remember that? Well how about Granny Freeze Nicole Kidman? She officially confirmed her pregnancy first week of January. Full Story

2008 Spirit Awards

February 20, 2008 06:48:27 Posted at February 20, 2008 06:48:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Most stars will be in LA this weekend for the Oscars and for the Spirits Awards and of course for the parties. The Soho House Grey Goose Club on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night looks to be where the best party’s at especially since Vanity Fair has been cancelled. Last year, Leo, Cameron, even Jennifer Aniston dropped in at Soho House Grey Goose Club to kick off Oscar weekend. Full Story

Brad in Control

February 20, 2008 06:43:51 Posted at February 20, 2008 06:43:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Brad and Angelina and their two boys dropped into a panaderia in Hollywood on Monday for some Salvadorian grub. Paps were waiting for them as they made their exit. What’s sexy as hell is how in calmly in control Brad Pitt is at all times. Fierce protector of his family but never losing his cool. Full Story