Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Dear Gossips,

Last night was so old Hollywood, I couldn’t stand it. George, Daniel, Brad and Angie…will explain in a moment. But first, in the spirit of Bridget Jones, have replaced water and sleep with vodka and champagne and enjoyed several sunrises in a row. Am also rushing out for back to back to back shoots today – as such, incomplete sentences and no time to check for typos. Please forgive? It’s the written version of slurring your words which is totally what I sound like anyway but had to post. First hand smutty eye view of George Clooney and his arm candy…am still swooning. Read on.

Tuesday, will post on the fly.

Yours in gossip,
Lainey

PS. Canadian readers don’t forget, keep scrolling down, click on View More Articles at bottom of page to access Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday entries. I updated all weekend!

Sharing Swag at Cannes

May 22, 2007 00:00:00 Posted at May 22, 2007 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We shot a segment the other day at the 2007 Cannes Gifting Lounge at the Carlton. Among items offered to celebrities: luxury trips to Tahiti, the Caribbean, and Kenya and the opportunity to adopt an elephant. Forty elephants were adopted by the company sponsoring, baby elephants were then gifted to the likes of Pamela Anderson and Minnie Driver – in name only. Full Story

Played

May 22, 2007 00:00:00 Posted at May 22, 2007 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We were duped, I think. All of us were duped. Last week word broke that John and Jessica had broken up, conveniently the same day as her party here in Cannes to announce production on Major Movie Star - a last minute event that attracted surprisingly large numbers… Now Jessica has returned to New York and they’ve gone out on a date already, prompting a reversal – they are apparently back on… Coincidence or conspiracy? This stinks so badly of Joe Simpson I can’t believe I missed it. Full Story

At the du Cap

May 22, 2007 00:00:00 Posted at May 22, 2007 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Last night, having cocktails at Hotel du Cap on terrace, an Oceans 13 dinner was going on next door at Eden Roc without Brad and Angelina who were at The Might Heart gala. But George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon with Luciana, Andy Garcia, the super rich producers I’m too hung over to name… all of them present, and all of them spilled over back to the du Cap bar just after midnight. Full Story

On the Carpet

May 22, 2007 00:00:00 Posted at May 22, 2007 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I thought it was crazy enough earlier in the day during the press conference but that was just the press. Out in front of the Palais, where fans had been waiting for hours, they totally lost their sh-t. Again, in photos Angelina is always pursing her lips for her pose so it’s hard to tell the body language. Full Story

Monday, May 21, 2007

Dear Gossips,

Finally. Finally I have seen them in person – who else but Brad and Angelina? I’ve been fortunate enough to be witness to many a crazy celebrity situation but nothing compared to the buzz today created around these two. Trust.

Many of you enjoy detail…full blow by blow below but suffice to say, given that I was just watching them with my smutty wonky eye – there was no recent break up and there will be no break up at least in the near future. For personal and professional reasons, these two are totally together.

Monday – live blogging, check back often, and a Cannes contest too! Special gift from me to you!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. I have been posting every day from Cannes - even Saturday and Sunday. So if you haven"t visited since Friday, scroll down, make sure you catch up on the last few days! And click on "View More Articles" at the bottom of the page in case my new entries push the Saturday ones further back.

Why Bother?

May 21, 2007 00:00:00 Posted at May 21, 2007 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Britney in Miami after an error-filled Florida weekend. First the lipsync fiasco in Orlando then her bra busted open in Miami last night necessitating a 3 minute break from her 15 minute set which is 20% of her total performance time…clearly when it comes to Britney, perfect is impossible. As for her post-performance ensemble. Full Story

Hooch from a bottle

May 21, 2007 00:00:00 Posted at May 21, 2007 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

source Vodka straight from the source – word is that’s how Lindsay Lohan chugs the sauce, the other day in NYC before catching a plane to LA at 3am. Apparently this is what Dina Lohan calls normal behaviour for someone who just exited rehab. Full Story

The Chemistry

May 21, 2007 00:00:00 Posted at May 21, 2007 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The press conference panel was long. Like almost 9 people, maybe more. Mariane Pearl, Michael Winterbottom, Angelina Jolie, and Dan Futterman sat in the centre. Brad was way off at the left end if you were facing them directly. Naturally, once the Q&A got going, once people did the perfunctory and respected Mariane with questions about her story, the personal questions started coming. Full Story

The Frenzy

May 21, 2007 00:00:00 Posted at May 21, 2007 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This morning’s screening was for press only. And so the building was full of journalists, all of them congregating for a glimpse of the Brangelina phenomenon. The queue began early – there were reporters in line to get into the press room almost 3 hours ahead of time. So as the hour approached for their arrival, a frenetic energy started to build. Full Story

A Mighty Heart

May 21, 2007 00:00:00 Posted at May 21, 2007 00:00:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

They were here today for A Mighty Heart – the screening took place at 10:45am following by a photo call and then a press conference at 1pm. About the film - very well received, with some comparing Michael Winterbottom’s direction to Michael Mann’s: tightly shot with a journalist’s eye, almost like a reality show without the fake. Full Story