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,

Lainey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/whathappensinvegas/trailerb/ - Ashton is beautiful. Full Story

Madge, Sean, and Guy

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

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!

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

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 [email protected] with HAMBURGER PHONE as the subject. Full Story

Friday, February 22, 2008

Dear Gossips,

So we went to Drew Barrymore’s birthday party last night at Soho House Grey Goose Club…

and Madonna walks in. MADONNA.

You know it’s a good party if Madonna is at the party. And Cameron Diaz and Javier Bardem and the list goes on and on. All the exclusive details to follow today in between shoots, including a little juicy dish for those crazy McGoslings… Rachel McAdams was there. But was it a double date? More on that later.

Plus – dinner at the Hotel Bel-Air with the Oscar nominated boys from I Met the Walrus telling me what it’s like at the Nominees’ Luncheon having beers with George Clooney.

Friday – am posting throughout the day in between eTalk duty – check back often and through the weekend too! Am posting Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t forget to watch us live on the carpet – eTalk at the Oscars on CTV and online at ctv.ca and on Star!

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. Please forgive typos? There will be no sleep til Tuesday.

PPS. Sean Penn – not gay and broke. Not Babyface Edmonds either. Or Eddie Murphy – that marriage didn’t last very long, and it wasn’t legal either. Also not Tate Donovan who probably is broke by Hollywood standards but is definitely not gay.  He hasn"t carried anything on his own either.

Her Madgesty

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 22, 2008 00:00:00 February 22, 2008 00:00:00

Last night was already epic, even before Michelle and I went to Soho House Grey Goose Club. I was at the legendary Hotel Bel-Air for the CTV I Met the Walrus Oscar dinner. Grey Goose was sending us a ride… turns out the ride was a Rolls Royce. Kind of embarrassing but trippy at the same time. Michelle was on her way to meet me in a cab. Full Story

Bringing Home the Boy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 22, 2008 10:24:30 February 22, 2008 10:24:30

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

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Rachel McAdams: the new cut

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 22, 2008 10:05:19 February 22, 2008 10:05:19

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