Monday, June 30, 2008

 

Dear Gossips,

The well timed philanthropy, the baby intrigue, the masterful media manipulation… it all resulted in a huge box office take for Wanted and Angelina Jolie’s 3rd box office success in a row.

Me? I always buy what the Pitts are selling. And many others did this weekend as well. Wanted came in 2nd after Wall-E with over $50 million in its opening. But remember… Wall-E is a family film. Wanted is R rated.

Did you see Wanted? We saw Wanted. Wanted is wicked fun. For a brainless summer blockbuster, Wanted serves it up hot. And this is how we all like our Jolie: ass kicking, sh*t talking, and sexy as f&ck. Oh and James McAvoy? Quiver, quiver, quiver!!!

Speaking of quiver: Iker, Iker, Iker!

It’s Monday. Am blogging all day while on mini-vacay (everyone else is golfing – boo!) but off to a very, very late start due to wireless issues where we are staying. Please excuse typos. Am rushing to catch up.

So sorry for sucking. Please forgive? Will make it up to you. Look for the clues.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. Daryl Hannah is not the other woman.

PPS. John Travolta is not one of the boys. Neither is Justin Timberlake.

 

The Men of Mamma Mia

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 30, 2008 17:28:44 June 30, 2008 17:28:44

Mamma Mia: Meryl Streep, who is of a certain age, at the heart of a three man romantic intrigue. Yes… it’s a Hollywood movie. Can you believe it? Can you believe they’d make a movie about adults over 18? Here are two of those 3 men, both completely devoted to their wives, both dashing and debonair on the red carpet tonight at the London premiere. Full Story

The Meryl Wears Red

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 30, 2008 14:26:00 June 30, 2008 14:26:00

This is Meryl Streep, the one and only, in London tonight for the premiere looking ravishing in red, and Louboutins too!, on the carpet. Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia. That’s all. Photos from Wenn.com  Full Story

Shelfy Blogs!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 30, 2008 14:18:24 June 30, 2008 14:18:24

Shelf Ass Jessica Biel has joined us on the blogs! As is the case with everything Shelfy sets her ass to, the primary focus behind her first blog entry was to share with the world an update on her career, including the four film projects she’s pipweasled her ass onto thanks to the tireless tipping off of the paparazzi by her brilliant publicist. Full Story

The Straw, the Camel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 30, 2008 12:57:00 June 30, 2008 12:57:00

The nail in the coffin. I loved Will Smith. Like many of you, I willingly, gladly helped Will become the King of the Fourth of July. Will Smith is arguably the world’s most profitable superstar. But now Will Smith is not only a friend of the GMD, he has also become a disciple. He has become a disciple of the Xenu, not only pimping the GMD’s career but now also ostensibly pimping his Church. Full Story

The Unsubtle Famewhore

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 30, 2008 12:35:11 June 30, 2008 12:35:11

By now it’s no secret, not even to the MiniVan Majority – there is only one reason to go the Ivy. And it isn’t the food. This is why usually at the Ivy, it’s B list at best. But check out Christina Aguilera the other day, creating a pap frenzy on her way out of the Ivy after lunch. Full Story

Not so subtle afterall

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 30, 2008 12:31:00 June 30, 2008 12:31:00

People.com originally insisted for the benefit of the MiniVan that its poster girl Jennifer Aniston was determined to keep her relationship with John Mayer private and, as such, went to great measures to avoid being photographed with him in London. Full Story

The Subtle Famewhore

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 30, 2008 11:37:27 June 30, 2008 11:37:27

On a weekend when Angelina Jolie’s Wanted exceeded opening expectations without even walking a carpet to promote the film, Jennifer Aniston tried to counter with a famewhore tactic of her own. As you know, John Mayer played several stops in London and Jen flew out to join him last week. She was observed at both his shows watching in the wings but not photographed. Full Story

The Taupes are fine

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 30, 2008 11:17:52 June 30, 2008 11:17:52

And they’re engaging the paps to convince you of it. As I always say – gossip is a buffet. The smut is laid out, your choice what goes on your plate. There were rumours last week that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have found themselves in the Madonna/Guy Ritchie situation. They immediately issued a denial. Full Story