First pre-summer long weekend in America – perfect recipe for an OD. Sunday night, Mischa Barton at a party after having a few drinks had to be rushed to hospital after experiencing an “adverse reaction to medication”. How about an adverse reaction to too much coke? Or meth? Or ecstasy? Or any combination of narcotics favoured by the young, rich, and useless? The official excuse is that she was suffering from bronchitis in Cannes and has been taking antibiotics to build up her body’s weak constitution. Full Story
Dina Lohan calls it “misunderstood”. Everyone else calls it Making Excuses. Excuses for Parental Golddiggery, excuses for raising a daughter as a commodity instead of as a child. And now that child has been arrested, is facing serious legal repercussion, and perhaps worse yet – for the Lohans anyway – the very serious threat of Hollywood rejection. Full Story
Almost over…and last night was a great way to wrap it up. Cannes 2007 – one of the most star-studded festivals in recent memory. And to see the Oceans boys with Angelina Jolie take us into the final weekend – it sent the crowd over the edge. Especially those two, Brad and Angelina I mean. Red carpet porn is what I’m calling it… more on that below.
Also spent another boozy night at the du Cap. Am now officially broke as one frickin’ cocktail costs 20 euros. But the du Cap is the best. Everyone ends up at the du Cap.
Am sorry about yesterday and the update shortage. Was busy reporting on George Clooney in the afternoon and then losing my sh-t over the Pitts in the evening to bring you back every gushy detail. Please forgive?
Yours in gossip,
Ummm…she might look a little less bunk and all but, as Dylan would say, trying to lance my Leo is crossing the line. Apparently it went down in Cannes. Last Saturday Jessica Simpson was following Leo around like a love sick tranny, desperately hoping he’d want a taste of her low budget cheese. Full Story
Jessica Biel’s publicist, that’s who. Went from a no one to a someone by virtue of her ass and Pip’s appreciation of it…to say nothing of the conveniently arranged photographs of her with her dog and on the beach showing off every curve and every great angle. So very subtle, so very tasteful, so brilliantly strategised… whoever is behind the Biel pimp needs a huge, huge raise. Full Story
Like I said earlier, there was something in the air last night. And the Pitts couldn’t keep their hands off each other. Captured on video just after dinner, Brad and Angelina clearly had only one thing on their minds…even in the presence of photographers and security. Convenient, yes. But Jungle Sex can’t be stopped. Full Story
It was the biggest deal. Roll your eyes all you want but in a town that has already seen some of the biggest international stars in the world, that has already spent over a week getting whipped into a frenzy, last night was the pinnacle. Everything comes down after last night. Star after star arrivals, and then of course George the ringmaster, leading in his band of silly boys, selling his own unmistakable brand of “ultra cool” – you know he’s full of himself and you buy into it anyway. Full Story
If you hate them, stop reading now. Because I’m going to describe to you what it was like, and how impossible it was not to get turned on by the Pitt Porn, their chemistry on the carpet, whatever it was that was going on between them was infectious. So I’m going to bring it, every sickening detail and if you can’t stand them already, you are going to hate them even more. Full Story
The terrace bar is seriously the most beautiful spot on the Riviera. If you have a chance, you must go. We went last night, Michelle Rodriguez showed up first. So word is she’s a lesbian, right? Well… she was rather touchy feely with some producer dude. And much, much better looking in person. Full Story
Am late today, sorry. Oceans 13 cast caused a frenzy on the Croisette and it was only the photo call and press conference. Red carpet begins in a couple of hours hour from now so have to dash back.
A few quick posts below, forgive typos…and posting on the fly.
On party beat tonight, will keep you posted.
Yours in gossip,
PS. Happy birthday to Nancy F in Toronto! 31 is MUCH better than 20!
Again the Palais was humming for the photo call. Huge crowds gathered beyond barricades and screaming when the cast walked back and forth across the walkway. Also a surge to get into the press conference – female journalists losing their sh-t over George Clooney. He obliged with autographs and a few laughs. Full Story