Helen Mirren at the BAFTA Cunard Brittania Awards in LA at the weekend looking more regal and more elegant than a large majority of tartlets running around Hollywood. Can you believe this broad is 62? Helen Mirren’s 62 is all sex, non? 62 and truly, truly a modern woman. Talks sex freely, is not ashamed, has never been ashamed of her body, and chose not to have children – in the face of what I’m sure was an endless river of sanctimony launched from every direction by MiniVan women who chose motherhood and who insist every woman MUST share the same lifechanging experience and that those who don’t must be biological anomalies. Full Story
Katie Holmes ran a marathon yesterday in the morning and the showed up looking totally gorgeous in the face, but terribly terribly dressed, to the NYC screening of Lions for Lambs just hours later. And yes… Tom is “presenting” her!!! But of course he is. Why pass up the opportunity to evoke Camelot, especially the week before the release of his first movie as head of United Artists? In all fairness, Lions for Lambs doesn’t suck. Full Story
Let’s not take anything away from her accomplishment – bitch ran a f&cking marathon and that’s a hardcore achievement. Check out photos of Katie mid and post-race looking pretty cute all things considered. You run for five and a half hours, see if you come out the other end looking this pretty, especially the shot of her holding Little Sci getting out of the SUV. Full Story
There is only one thing wrong with Will Smith. Its name is Tom Cruise. Otherwise, Will Smith is perfect. Check him out, gamely supporting his friend the other night, wrapping his sexy arms around the GMD in a blatant show of solidarity, taunting Tom with his hotness, and the difference between the two is hard to ignore: One is awkward and clenched, the other oozing charm and charisma and killer personal style. Full Story
Katie Holmes last Thursday with her owner at the Lions for Lambs premiere – am all over the dress but she’s totally overmade. Too much blush? Or foundation? Makes her look old, ages a fresh face…and perhaps that’s the point. Otherwise, next to the GMD, she’d look like his much younger sister. Full Story
The GMD trotted out all his friends last Thursday for the LA premiere of Lions for Lambs. Among them, David Beckham, and as you can see from the expressions on both Katie’s and Tom’s faces, Becks is definitely ballsdown their favourite. See how Katie absolutely glows looking into his eyes? And see how Tom can’t take his own eyes off Victoria’s husband – coveting him, wanting him, undressing him with his Xenu imagination… Strange the Cruises don’t look like that at each other, non? Haven"t seen Katie this happy, in fact, for over 2 years! source Full Story
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix comes out on DVD this week in the UK and on December 11th everywhere else – very cool special features. I even cried during the 43 minute behind the scenes documentary when they talk about how love saves Harry. Sob. To promote the DVD release, journalists were invited to interview members of the cast – who are now working on the Half Blood Prince – on the set of the new film. Full Story
When did it become OK to go “ho” for Halloween? What once was “scary” has now become “skanky” with Ebola and Chicken Fried leading the way. All class.
And then there’s Heather Mills. Just a day after her media blitz, during which she again proclaimed victim status and likened herself to Princess Diana, comes word that she’s in possession of an audio tape that proves Sir Paul abused his first wife Linda.
Stella McCartney is going to lose her sh-t.
The existence of the alleged tape was leaked several months ago – just one in a series of leaks coming out of Heather’s court filings, miraculously landing in the hands of the British press. Conveniently enough, “unnamed witnesses” claim that Heather played the tape (recorded secretly mid-argument with her ex husband) yesterday when the cameras weren’t rolling during one of her interviews…
In other words, she was at a tv or radio station, with dozens of journalists present, and she played a tape incriminating Paul as a wife beater, and somehow only “unnamed witnesses” were present for the hearing?
Every reporter lives for the big get, the big story, the big kill. And yet none of them seized the chance to break this sh-t open? Because British journalists don’t love scandal?
And how about the hypocrisy? Phil Hall was former editor of a tabloid called News of the World – you may have heard of it? One of the tabloids at which she raged yesterday for slandering her name? How conveniently hypocritical.
The thing is, that slag is so crazy not even a former tabloid editor will work with her now. Mr Hall resigned from her team over Heather’s decision to go postal on television explaining “We are still mates but I am not working with her any more. Yesterday she said she wanted to do this TV campaign attacking newspapers, but I have a good relationship with newspapers and my business depends on feeding that good relationship. She wanted me to orchestrate this campaign and make calls to newspapers but I have got friends and mates in national newspapers and it didn"t seem right to make those calls and attack them”.
So Heather Mills was repped by a dude whose job it was to “feed good relationships” to the papers…coincidence or conspiracy?
Thursday, blogging all day, check back often for fresh smut…and a cute couple goes trick or treating. Details coming up.
Yours in gossip,
PS. To Kim – 40 is the new 30. Happy Birthday and let’er rip in Miami!
PPS. Quick programming note: there will be no column tomorrow (Friday November 2nd). As a reporter for eTalk, I have only once begged for an assignment – to cover the Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix junket in June. I begged again and again it was for Harry – am off to London for the Harry Potter 5 DVD junket (it comes out in December) and will be interviewing the kids ON THE SET of the sixth movie! Flying out late tonight Vancouver time, will not arrive til afternoon Friday in London. As such, won’t have a chance to post. However, a full report is coming Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience… Only Harry Potter could take me away from gossip. Please forgive? Thank you, love you, owe you…
Not that you need any more reason to love him, not that it’s necessary to defend why he’s Lifetime as opposed to Freebie Five but still…why pass up an opportunity to adore Johnny Depp? Currently starting promoting for Sweeney Todd Johnny was asked by Entertainment Weekly about his daughter’s illness earlier this year. Full Story
Radiohead laid down the gauntlet with In Rainbows both creatively and strategically, now Coldplay is expected to drop their 4th album by summer 2008. But where the band’s first two releases earned long-lasting affection, their last effort X+Y fell far short after time, even with their most hardcore fans. Full Story