Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dear Gossips,

Was it Major??? F&ck the critics… I thought it was Major. And judging from your emails, you did too.

By the way – was that Marla Maples? More on the Posh special later.

Thanks for all your kind words and not so kind words re: the new site design. It is still a work in progress – will continue to keep you posted on improvements.

Most of your Freebie Five nominations have been added for your personal lists. Some of the bugs you’ve forwarded on have also been corrected.

You’ll note that in keeping up with Harry Potter week mine has been updated as well. Alan Rickman is a sexy beast. And Severus Snape is a sexy Slytherin – I still believe.

Am in and out of meetings today, will post on the fly.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. All new posts will continue UNDER the Site Brief.

PPS. Will be on TSN’s Off the Record with Michael Landsberg today – check it out!

The Site Brief

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2007 00:00:00 July 17, 2007 00:00:00

A few notes before you start drafting your complaint: Logging in: A few features are subscription-driven. Like the personalised Freebie Five. Per our Privacy Policy, we will NOT sell, trade, and/or distribute your information. The Freebie Five:Right now, it is database driven and slowly being compiled from anyone who has ever appeared on the site. Full Story

Gisele Insecure or Bridget’s Wishful Thinking?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2007 12:00:00 July 17, 2007 12:00:00

Trouble is apparently plaguing the world’s most beautiful couple – word is Gisele and Tom are rowing because Bridget Moynihan is scheduled to deliver Tom’s son on Friday which is also Gisele’s birthday. Even though his family is vacationing with the two of them, some say Gisele is becoming increasingly insecure and the tension is spilling over in public. Full Story

RoboBride Supports the Mo"s

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2007 12:00:00 July 17, 2007 12:00:00

Katie Holmes was let out of the GMD’s clutches for a very good reason yesterday: to attend the premiere of Hairspray starring none other than church-mate John Travolta. And free from the diminutive influence of her husband, Katie as you can see is workin’ the carpet hard, giving us a sad glimpse of what could have been. Full Story

Posh: the Primetime Debut

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2007 12:00:00 July 17, 2007 12:00:00

Virtually every critic has slammed her special with every disparaging adjective possible. Meanwhile, the British papers are salivating over the savage reviews, gleeful in their premature assessment that the Beckham defection has not gone unpunished. And though the numbers have yet to be announced (at press time), going purely from print at least, it would appear that Victoria Beckham’s one hour debut was a colossal failure. Full Story

Monday, July 16, 2007

Dear Gossips,

You likey?

Nowhere near complete but it’s a start. As always, your feedback is appreciated and valued. But before you email to complain, could I trouble you to read through the Site Brief first? Just a quick and dirty explanation of who and why and what and how and when…

Please also forgive typos and grammatical errors (ie. It’s instead of its etc). There are a few introductions to new features I wasn’t able to write myself or that I’ve yet to have the time to go back and proof. A little bleary-eyed, appreciate your patience?

Finally, a huge acknowledgement goes to Ed and Erwin Choi and JS for their hard work on the re-launch. All I did was sit back and bitch – everything else was in their hands. And of course to all of you for making LaineyGossip.com a part of your smutty social.

Thank you, love you, owe you.

Monday – live blogging, check back often…and NB: New posts today will appear UNDER the Site Brief.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

The Site Brief

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 16, 2007 12:00:00 July 16, 2007 12:00:00

A few notes before you start drafting your complaint: Logging in: A few features are subscription-driven. Like the personalised Freebie Five. Per our Privacy Policy, we will NOT sell, trade, and/or distribute your information. The Freebie Five:Right now, it is database driven and slowly being compiled from anyone who has ever appeared on the site. Full Story

Your Freebie Five

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 16, 2007 12:00:00 July 16, 2007 12:00:00

Some of the names you"ve requested this morning/afternoon have now been added. If there is someone you want, email me - I"ll input when I can. As mentioned previously, this feature has been built off of an existing, larger database that will also serve other features. As such, it has been a challenge to limit the types of candidates available. Full Story

Like Wife Like Husband

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 16, 2007 12:00:00 July 16, 2007 12:00:00

How utterly original. No wonder they’re married. Because what says made for each other like matching public spittle? And on an album cover no less? Can you picture Avril’s quiver? This is Deryck Whibley of Sum 41. This is their upcoming release – watch out you don’t choke over the artist genius. Full Story

Blame it on Daddy Beyonce?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 16, 2007 00:00:00 July 16, 2007 00:00:00

B’s father manages Destiny’s Child and his daughter’s solo career and that of Kelly Rowland. Wonder if poor Kelly is getting the shaft. Or perhaps it’s a case of Lindsay Lohan disease? Kelly was performing at the ThisDay Music Festival Sunday in Nigeria and collapsed on stage and was taken to hospital. Full Story

Another Downgrade

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 16, 2007 12:00:00 July 16, 2007 12:00:00

Mandy Moore had that problem with that DJ, now Kate Hudson. From Chris Robinson to Owen Wilson – total upgrade. But from Owen Wilson to Dax Shepard? Not a universal improvement aesthetically by any stretch. In fact, under certain light, with the right character and the right script (The Royal Tenenbaum’s) his nose can actually be kinda hot. Full Story