Rihanna turned 20 this week and last night she was feted at home in Barbados with a Birthday/Grammy motorcade and tribute concert. Barbados has a new Queen and Thursday was declared Rihanna Day! Locals were truly moved by the event as Rihanna arrived on a yacht wearing yellow, greeted by the Prime Minister and 20,000 fans. Full Story
Soho House Grey Goose Club – Madonna was by far the biggest surprise but we were totally not expecting to see Rachel McAdams since she is normally so low key and off the scene. She showed up with her sister Kayleen, a make up artist in town to style Tamara Podemski for the Spirit Awards. They were a party of 4, sitting at a table by themselves, R and K side by side, turned to each other, bonding and catching up. Full Story
Drew Barrymore’s birthday party last night at Soho House Grey Goose Club wasn’t one of those red carpet affairs. No paps, private location, private entrance, Soho House this week has literally been a place where celebrities can have their own parties without making it a work event. So you get to see them in their true element. Full Story
No for real. Like actually playing dominos – it’s the latest in themed parties for celebrities, favoured in particular by Ashton and Demi at a super glam old school benefit event last night. And he is SERIOUS about his dominos. Apparently when the tournament started it was like – game on, bring it. Full Story
Jada Pinkett Smith was honoured at the First Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon on Thursday and of course, because they always have each others backs, the GMD and his Robobride showed up to support. Which means that we have been treated to a brand new episode of Presenting Katie! We LOVE Presenting Katie! And so does Tom Cruise! Here they are, as usual she is slouching and as usual she is impeccably dressed like a lady 15 years older, with the loveliest purple Louboutins, deciding not to blow out her bob, as her husband and protector looks on proudly. Full Story
To Helene – Happy 35th! After seeing Madonna… 35 is nothing! 35 might as well be the new 15! For Robin who has been a dear, dear friend to Kristin - have a wonderful birthday. Happy 30th Birthday - Heres to another 30 years of brunch,movies and gossip. For Realzzzzs, From Alex and Amy! And to Carolyn P on your 37th – all the best! Full Story
Watched the entire lunar eclipse last night from the plane – when I say it made my life, I totally mean it.
In LA for the Oscars! And today is the last day to enter the Annual Contest sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. There is some buzz in town that Juno might actually have an outside shot. Will the little movie that could actually win???
eTalk Live at the Oscars on Sunday – Ben Mulroney and Jeanne Beker will be on the red carpet, talking to celebrities only after ABC. Canadians: this is a KILLER spot. And it’s ours!
In addition, like last year, Tanya Kim and I will be reporting from the balcony overlooking the Kodak Theatre entrance – the BEST place for smut. After the stars wrap up at the photo walls, they head around the corner and congregate in a little foyer-ish area just before heading up the steps. It was here last year that Jessica Biel had to be cleared away quickly when Cameron D arrived and also where Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig’s lady Satsuki Mitchell had a very awkward staredown. If there’s cuteye, I’m on it. When John Travolta starts sniffing some young hot gay publicists cologne, you will know it. Promise.
eTalk’s 2 hour live pre-show airs on CTV, on Star!, and also online at ctv.ca. I will also be live blogging the event at ctv.ca and answering viewer questions online – can’t wait! Am wearing teal!
Please note – my email was wonked all day yesterday, if you sent an email, could I trouble you to resend? Sorry and thank you.
Thursday – live blogging all day, check back often!
Yours in gossip,
PS. Brendan Fraser is not gay and broke. Those sh*tty Mummy movies make a LOT of money! Also not Matt Leblanc – residuals from Friends will keep him pudgy forever. And not the Hoff either. Baywatch and Germans who listen to his ass cheese music have loaded him for life.
PPS. Ugh. We"re at the Roosevelt and the fire alarm went off at an ungodly hour last night. Wouldn"t you know it - Hollywood Ebola Paris Hilton was in the building. There"s a pimple on my forehead.
Harmon, of course. Angie Harmon is flawless. LOVE her dark, dark hair. And the warm brown eyes. And the classic bone structure. And her voice. The best voice. But also the style. Timeless style. Check it out – Angie the perfect package last night at Saks for a cancer benefit with her husband Jason Sehorn. Full Story
For months now, Janice Min and Us Weekly have been taking on bottom feeding rags like Life & Style and In Touch for their bullsh*t reporting. Lately however the target has been OK! Magazine, possibly because OK! has landed a few exclusives – Jamie Lynn Spears especially – and outbidding everyone but People on photos. Full Story
I know that isn’t the most appealing visual but it can’t be as unappetising as being on the receiving end of Tom Cruise’s ethics, right? The point is – Pitt Porn re-emerged last night as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie left the babes at home and went out on date night for dinner with Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina Ruiz. Full Story