Demi Footwear

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 20, 2007 00:00:00 May 20, 2007 00:00:00

Demi at the Chanel Cruise Show the other night. And look at those shoes. Must have those shoes. Also a good example of how unreliable bump watch always is: you will recall she was so totally pregnant a couple of months ago after wearing a billowy dress and an overcoat. But if she really was expecting back then, wouldn’t it be much more obvious? And still… now that she’s stepping out yet again in something loose, no doubt the speculation will begin anew. Full Story

A Clinic in Golddiggery

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 20, 2007 00:00:00 May 20, 2007 00:00:00

New photos of Paul McCartney and the greedy Heather leaving a restaurant with Bea, clearly getting on much better than they have in ages. The new civilised relations stem from what’s being reported as a truce – that they’ve come to terms on their acrimonious divorce so as to avoid any more stress handed down to their young daughter. Full Story

Going Senile?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 20, 2007 00:00:00 May 20, 2007 00:00:00

Candy Spelling must be losing her sh-t...How else can you explain the open letters sent to Paris Hilton and now Joe Francis? And seriously…who the hell is Joe Francis? Why would Joe Francis merit any of her time? Why would Joe Francis who has made his millions getting college girls to take their tops off be important enough for her to expend any energy scolding him through TMZ? Must be all those dolls in that legendary doll room up in the Spelling mansion – anyone with that many dolls has to be batsh-t crazy. Full Story

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Dear Gossips,

A kinder, gentler Michael Moore? He is without a doubt one of the savviest self promoters in the business, and in combination with Harvey Weinstein, Moore’s strategy to promote his latest documentary Sicko has so far been the talk of the Cannes Film Festival. The Palais was packed today…more packed than I’ve seen it and probably the most packed it will be until the arrival of the Pitt crew.

Sicko is an exposé of the American Health Care System, questioning the merits of a program that is leaving almost 50 million Americans without insurance and comparing the program in the US to what he contends is the superiority of others – namely Canada, France, and England.

I attended the screening and the press conference today – he was challenged, he was applauded, he was ridiculed and while I don’t always agree on his arguments or his presentation of what he calls his facts, I will say that the man is endlessly fascinating and even more so now, as his approach this time appears to be less vitriolic and less confrontational – in the film at least – than in the past.

As for Sicko itself? Of all the Moore productions, although at times typically absurd the way Michael Moore can be typically absurd, this is the one that personally resonated the most. My mother had a kidney transplant - have been wondering all day if we would have had to trade our house for it if we had lived elsewhere.

Sicko opens June 29th. Worth checking out – controversial and compelling and crazy and comical too.

Spoke to Jessica Simpson last night as well. If you can believe it, I actually have nice things to say. Getting ready for more weekend wildness from Cannes. Check back often for new posts below and tomorrow too.

Yours in gossip,
Lainey

PS. Leo is here. And he looked un-f*cking-believable today in his suit, even in the sweltering sun. Time to bump him back up to #1 on the Freebie Five I think. But he might have to fight Javier Bardem for it. Lost my sh-t when I saw him pull up the photo call, will be on the town tonight, keep you posted if there’s any smut.

Shonda Under Fire?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2007 00:00:00 May 19, 2007 00:00:00

Sometimes no comment is more telling than a comment. TR Knight in The Advocate in an interview about the past year, about coming out, about the gay-cist fiasco with Isaiah Washington, and the kind of support he did and didn’t receive from those around him…all this on the heels of what I’m told was a pretty lame Grey’s Anatomy season finale – SPOILER ALERT! A sister for Meredith coming to Seattle Grace and setting up a Grey’s Triangle? Weak, non? More interesting though – what will happen to Preston Burke. Full Story

Postcards from Cannes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2007 00:00:00 May 19, 2007 00:00:00

Just a taste of what it’s like: Dylan and I were at the satellite truck the other day feeding our footage back to Toronto. Some fashion photographer comes by with this girl – of course she’s a model - he’s taking high quality magazine shots of her at the festival at the most random places. Full Story

Karl’s Army

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2007 00:00:00 May 19, 2007 00:00:00

Karl hates Jessica Simpson but he loves Posh and he loves Lilo. In fact, this is what he once said about the Dirty Face: She"s somebody you want to protect, because she plays dangerously with her own life. She behaves like an over grown up person, and that"s what I like about her. It"s like she"s 45, but in fact, she"s 20. Full Story

Talking to Jessica Simpson

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2007 00:00:00 May 19, 2007 00:00:00

But first… I have to tell you about Joe. It was my first time seeing Papa Joe – total sleazy business vibe but the first thing I noticed…this nearly killed me… was his tie. For all the money he gets from pimping his girls, you’d think he could afford something more modern? Look at it! Nothing unsexier than a bad tie, non? OK… so back to Jess. Full Story

Friday, May 18, 2007

Dear Gossips,

Sorry I’m late… it was one of those nights last night, you know? The go-to-bed-without-removing-your-makeup kind of night?

Have covered the Toronto International Film Festival and Sundance but when it comes to parties, when it comes to debauchery and excess, there really is nothing like Cannes. And the stereotype about the Euro jet set party circuit?

Totally true. T

These people are crazy. The amount of money they spend is crazy. Champagne flowing like it’s water, billionaires with mail order model brides, socialites and social climbers throwing themselves at each other, cocaine all over the loo, and of course the celebrities – from the D List to the A list – present and playing and feeling no pain.

Playboy Party last night at the VIP Club, Jude Law was there in a section heavily guarded by security …but who is Jude Law compared to Pamela Anderson? In that situation, he was minor. My champagne-tinged observations on the way.

Friday – blogging all afternoon, check back often for new posts. Will also be updating over weekend. A certain tranny is having a party tonight…keep you posted.

Yours in gossip,
Lainey

The Opposite of Gong Li

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 18, 2007 00:00:00 May 18, 2007 00:00:00

This is what Bai Ling chose to wear to the Shanghai Baby photocall today…are you surprised? She is the reason why some idiots still think Asian girls are good for massages and are really bendy in bed. I mean it’s one thing to rebel against Hello Kitty, it’s another to permanently encourage the Ching Chong Mail Order Bride…which is exactly the consequence. Full Story

Gong Li in an elevator

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 18, 2007 00:00:00 May 18, 2007 00:00:00

Been a fan of Gong Li for a long, long time – my mother always tell me I have a bent face, lopsided and droopy to the left…which is why I’ve always identified with her. Gong Li has a little benty face too. In her case however she’s gorgeous. So I was a little disappointed to see her not looking so great on the carpet at the Cannes Opening Ceremony on Wednesday night. Full Story