Dandy at the Festival

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2007 12:03:41 September 11, 2007 12:03:41

Jude Law last night at the TIFF premiere of Sleuth. Dapper dandy was surprisingly in fine spirits considering the little pap incident he had last week. Stopped to talk to everyone, even a little flirty at times, and trademark Jude style – skinny tie, skinny pants, very tan, and prettier than every woman in the theatre. Full Story

Unfunny Douche

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2007 00:00:00 September 11, 2007 00:00:00

For a refresher on blind riddle protocol, please click here under #4. Primadonna bitch is shooting a movie in Toronto and amazing people with his demands. First he refused to be driven in a limo to the set an hour away and demanded to be helicoptered there instead by his production company. Full Story

A Better Eggplant

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2007 08:26:22 September 11, 2007 08:26:22

Unlike the rest of the free world, was not a fan of Keira Knightley’s eggplant creation at the Oscars two years ago. Dark and severe and old… much too old for a gamine 20 year old creature plucky enough to play Lizzie Bennett with aplomb. Last night at the TIFF premiere of Atonement however was eggplant perfectly presented. Full Story

Brangelunatic and a Baby

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2007 00:00:00 September 11, 2007 00:00:00

Promised yesterday to tell you about the crazy near-riot situation on Saturday night in Toronto brought on by the deranged Brangelunatics. Following the premiere of the Assassination of Jesse James, Brad and Angelina were supposed to head over to Amber for the private after party. It’s late, around 11 or so. Full Story

Festival Douche

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2007 00:00:00 September 11, 2007 00:00:00

Almost everyone is on their best behaviour at a film festival. Not only because the international media lurks around every corner but also because one of the main objectives at a film festival, especially for smaller budget projects, is to buy and sell. Such is the case for Battle in Seattle, Stuart Townsend’s directorial debut – the passion project on which he has toiled for 5 years. Full Story

Brava

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 11, 2007 06:46:58 September 11, 2007 06:46:58

Sharon Osbourne is without a doubt a crazy bitch. But as loopy as she is, Sharon Osbourne at least knows her limits. At least when it comes to her children. The reality show f&cked them up. Both Kelly and Jack had rumoured addiction issues, both sought treatment right away and Sharon has acknowledged as much. Full Story

Monday, September 10, 2007

Dear Gossips,

It was sooooo bad. But not spectacularly bad. Which is why it was soooo bad.

Britney’s assy comeback at the VMAs in Vegas, of course. Who else?

Admit it. You watched because you either wanted to see her kill it or trip off her weave and fall off the stage. Britney being Britney, however, she succeeded at pulling off the one thing, the one thing that made the entire exercise not only completely useless but also completely uninteresting…because if she had actually gone down in a ball of fire – slipping on her chicken fried grease or choking on her gum – if she had actually turned into a colossal trainwreck and crashed and burned before our very eyes, THAT would have been entertaining….even classic.

Instead, she just stood up there and sucked mediocre, flat sh-t. I felt totally ripped off. And also totally embarrassed for MTV – as my degenerate husband would say: the entire show licked balls.

Cutting off performances after 30 seconds, jumping around from room to room, the lighting was atrocious, with absolutely no fan support to build excitement, the VIPs in the audience looked bewildered, and clearly no one bothered to stop and think how shooting in a “club environment” would affect the viewers at home. Tearing it up on the dance floor is exhilarating when you’re actually there…watching others in the club tear it up from the comfort of your couch – not so much.

MTV has pissed on what used to be an institution – the best, most off the wall awards show all year is now probably lamer than the Emmys. Except of course when Kid Rock decided to kick Tommy Lee’s ass.

More on MTV and Britney later.

TIFF has been completely balls to the wall. Between the near “Brangelina” riot in Yorkville and George, Matt, Ben, Sienna, Charlize, and on and on and on… there was literally no time to post. But plenty of time to gather smut.

Am scrambling to update site as quickly as possible. Please forgive typos. Shoots today followed by two red carpet premieres tonight, including Ryan Gosling’s at the Ryerson. Full details to follow.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. Check back later - lots of swag to give away!

The Taupes in Toronto

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2007 00:00:00 September 10, 2007 00:00:00

Ben Affleck played supporting character this weekend at TIFF as Jennifer Garner, his brother Casey, and his BFF Matt were all promoting films. Here’s Taupe looking taupe on the Juno carpet the other night – wonderful dress, boring hair, and the footwear was rather inspired too. In all fairness though, my producer Deano saw her at the WireImage lounge and said she was surprisingly much more interesting to look at in person. Full Story

Just as Good – a Weekend with Matt

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2007 08:16:35 September 10, 2007 08:16:35

It was all about Matt Damon for us this weekend at CTV – we partnered to present a special screening of his documentary Running the Sahara on Saturday afternoon, we hosted the Running the Sahara afterparty at 299 Queen West that night, and we were one of the sponsors on Sunday night at the OnexOne gala at the Four Seasons Centre. Full Story

Pitt Porn – on the roof in Toronto

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2007 00:00:00 September 10, 2007 00:00:00

Turns out I spoke too soon. It turns out Pitt Porn DID make an appearance at TIFF – just not on the red carpet. The place to be for celebrities on Saturday night was Roof II– at Cannes it was the terrace bar at the Du Cap, this year it’s a terrace at the Park Hyatt . As I mentioned earlier, Brad and Angelina were supposed to go elsewhere but for the psychotic obsession of the Brangelunatics, they were obliged to change their plans. Full Story

Speaking to Sienna

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2007 07:29:52 September 10, 2007 07:29:52

Friday night at the Holt Renfrew launch of Twenty8Twelve. Was on the carpet covering arrivals for eTalk before heading inside the party. About the clothes – I’m sorry to say, WAY better quality than Kate Moss’s. So many cute pieces they apparently sold out in a day and have had to restock twice this weekend. Full Story