Monday, February 25, 2008

Dear Gossips,

Marion!!! My Marion!!! Would you believe she sang in the press room? A journalist asked her to choose a Piaf song that best reflected her emotions. She serenaded us with Padam Padam…

I love her. I love her as much as I love my Gwyneth. Maybe… maybe even more.

This was my second year and it doesn’t get old. The Oscars. Being right on the carpet and then being on the balcony watching the candid moments – like when George Takei from Star Trek and Heroes stepped on Anne Hathaway’s dress. Snort.

The Depps can deliver porn too…did you know? Classy Cruz, Javier rockin’ the man pose, and more delight from John Travolta…

Thoughts from the Academy Awards take over today’s column. Many, many posts on the way. Scroll down, click on VIEW MORE ARTICLES to get caught up. I also posted as promised on the weekend. Don"t miss!

And thank you SO much for all your messages and kind words about watching us on eTalk. It was a high pressure situation. Live TV, all across Canada - reading your encouragement means the world. Your support is the reason I’m here. Thank you, love you, owe you.

Yours in gossip,


PS. So much smut from Saturday night too. Like the Night Before Oscar Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel where I saw Tilda Swinton and fell in love. More on that later.

PPS. John Krasinski and Rashida Jones? STILL together. Saw it with my own eyes. Details to follow.

PPPS. Sorry about typos? It’s an all nighter!

Worst Oscar Dirty Face: Katherine Heigl

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2008 00:00:00 February 25, 2008 00:00:00

The dress was gorgeous. And from the neck down, she looked gorgeous in it. But someone got a case of Dirty Face and it erupted at the worst time, screwing up an otherwise lovely homage to old Hollywood. Same could not be said however of what happened on stage. What happened on stage is that Heigl needs to SIT THE F&CK DOWN. Full Story

Best Oscar True: Diablo Cody

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2008 12:06:25 February 25, 2008 12:06:25

Everyone knows her story by now: Diablo Cody, now an Oscar winning screenwriter used to be a stripper. Google the rest of you need to. The point is…Diablo Cody is far from conventional Oscar. And she never will be. So why would you want her to put on an Escada and get her hair all blown out? LOVE what she decided to wear. Full Story

About Once

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2008 11:37:15 February 25, 2008 11:37:15

In response to many of your emails today about Once’s big win over Enchanted last night – we were squealing in the press room. If you’ve seen it, you obviously know why. But this has now become my biggest fear – love a celebrity, or a film, or a song, only to lose that affection just a little (or sometimes a lot in the case of Joaquin Phoenix Full Story

Worst Matching Hairlines: John Travolta & The Rock

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2008 00:00:00 February 25, 2008 00:00:00

It makes me crazy that we are in the minority, you know? In the minority of those who know. Who know about the Pilot Gay. Who know about popping tents during massage therapy. Who can smell the Mo in him through a photo on a computer. Who look at the spray paint in his hair and shudder from revulsion. Full Story

Best Matching Hairlines: Seth Rogen & Jonah Hill

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2008 00:00:00 February 25, 2008 00:00:00

The cutest!!! And in a day and age when brand name “A” list stars can’t sell movies anymore, wouldn’t you rather see Seth and Jonah, who are smart and funny and humble, wouldn’t you rather see them than Miley farking Cyrus on a red carpet??? This is what I’m saying. Full Story

Best Hair & Scowl: Patrick and Mrs Dempsey

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2008 10:28:38 February 25, 2008 10:28:38

As usual, his hair knocked out all competition on the carpet. Even the women. Speaking of women, his woman brought her usual misery – permascowl glued to her face the entire carpet and even when she tried to smile the eyes were devoid of true amusement. Some people are just born with bitch faces so they can’t help it. Full Story

The Big Bust

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2008 10:11:41 February 25, 2008 10:11:41

Interrupting Oscar wrap-up to fill you in the much hyped Pitt/Aniston showdown Saturday at the Night Before Oscar party. Didn’t happen. Because the Pitts bailed. They spent a few hours at the Spirit Awards and then decided not to bother with the rest. Their absence can certainly be explained away by graciousness – perhaps it was kind of them not to flaunt the Second Coming in Jennifer’s face, perhaps they wanted to show some sensitivity, and you know I worship the Pitts and will always buy what they’re selling but it’s never easy with these two. Full Story

Worst Jailbait: Miley Cyrus

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2008 00:00:00 February 25, 2008 00:00:00

To be fair, her dress was impressively appropriate. Impressively because we all know how often this 15 year old has been dressed appropriately of late. Which of course is not at all. The propriety, unfortunately, stops there. Because the child then proceeded to cocktease the carpet and the paparazzi so hard that we were uncomfortable just watching her on the pool feed monitors, let alone in person. Full Story

Most Hungry: Renee Zellweger & Keri Russell

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2008 09:09:29 February 25, 2008 09:09:29

I interviewed Keri Russell at Sundance for Waitress. She had just announced her pregnancy and she was beautiful. Lovely skin, lovely healthy glow, sweet shy demeanour … at the risk of sounding cheesy, I was totally enchanted. Then she arrived last night full of bones and not much else. We were right behind her when she was posing at the 2nd photo wall and I swear the shoulder blades could have cut glass. Full Story

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Best Red: Heidi Klum

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2008 09:30:21 February 25, 2008 09:30:21

Don’t really care for her personality and not particularly down with the hype about her gorgessity but when it comes to wearing a dress and doing it justice… Heidi Klum is the sh*t. I almost missed a cue on live tv last night because of this dress. First of all, she’s tall. Like legitimately tall. Full Story