Twins in Person

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Feel like a loser admitting this but I was, like, on tilt waiting for them to show up. Saw Ashley first and the first thing I noticed was that she’s not a stick insect. Far from actually. Nice arms, nice round bum, nice breasts… was pleasantly surprised. And MK too. Thinner than Ashley but not alarmingly so. Full Story

Blunt in Person

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Like many tonight, the photos don’t tell the story. None of the photos I’ve seen illustrate the exact shade of gun-metal gray of her dress, how unbelievably fit she was. And how game she is for The Game. We spoke with Emily Blunt on the carpet. Up close and personal she is sassy and funny and loose… without that awkwardness so many celebrities can’t shake on these occasions but without giving too much away either. Full Story

The Golden Queen

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Have exhausted all the ways to describe the Gala’s co-chair Cate Blanchett but every time, she never ceases to impress. The images may not paint an adequate picture but I promise, this dress up close was a masterpiece. Every strand, every strand of that fringe was like a rope with its own history… as though preserved from an ancient rug and painstakingly cut away to fashion what was fit for a Queen. Full Story

The BitchBeating Fan goes missing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

It’s been a long, long time since we’ve seen our old friend – the one ubiquitous fan that adorned Le Karl’s hand. That trademark accessory used to snap his disapproval, his bitchbeating weapon against the most audacious of style transgressors. Too bad the Bitchbeating Fan was absent last night…because I would have loved to see Karl Lagerfeld use it on Jessica Simpson. Full Story

Old…but not as Bent

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Rose McGowan, in person the face doesn’t look so oddly lopsided but next to Anna Wintour who is easily 20 years older, Rose ain’t lookin’ too fresh. And it’s not a surgical comparison either. Part genetic, part karmic she has that vibe about her – how you’d imagine a socialite wife in her 40s or 50s, broken by her husband’s infidelity, eaten alive by bitterness, and preserved by too much gin… it made me sad. Full Story

Heartbreak Homo and the Homewrecker

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Hugh Dancy is a babe in person. And my gaydar went ding ding ding. Back in the 10th grade, I would have been all over it. He’s a 15 year old’s crush, know what I mean? As for Claire – so mousy I barely noticed. Or cared. Sorry…  Full Story

The Train of the Night

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

Lucy Liu came with Zac Posen, as many celebrities arrived on the arm of the designers who dressed them. You can see him adjusting her train here - the most spectacular train, like, ever. Again, the images don’t capture it adequately. I mean the detail of every ruffle, each piece was like an individual handcrafted flower…so magnificent, like art on a body, and the way it clung to every inch of her - tonight she was the Asian of the Night. Full Story

A For Effort

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

The hardcore posing I wrote about earlier? The inordinate amount of effort and strain that goes into creating a perfect red carpet photo? Christina Ricci made that happen last night. But while it wasn’t easy and she certainly worked her muscles off, thrusting that chin forward, cocking her hips just so, the results paid off – tonight she was breathtaking. Full Story

Honour of a Lifetime

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

When celebrities arrive, hundreds of photographers and reporters start shouting their names. “Anna! Anna! Over here!” My producer Lara was standing on a riser wrangling interviews. We were beside ourselves over Anna Wintour and her daughter Bee Shaffer. Anna has the body of a 12 year old – she is exquisite. Full Story

The Gala, the Gossip, the Fashion

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 8, 2007 00:00:00 May 8, 2007 00:00:00

The theme was honouring Poiret – the 20s are back, metallic is in full rage. Some did it well, others threw up all over themselves. But as suggested by my producer the lovely Lara, I’d be remiss if I didn’t describe what we’ve now dubbed Anatomy of a Red Carpet. Because seeing the photos is one thing, but watching how they achieve the photos is more fascinating that you can imagine. Full Story

Monday, May 7, 2007

Dear Gossips,

Paris to prison and Lilo drugging caught on tape… both on the same weekend??? The Gossip Goddess is a generous bitch. More on that later…
Bad news: am traveling this week, first to NYC Sunday night on the red eye, then to Edmonton midweek, will be posting on the fly.

Good news: am on assignment with eTalk covering the Costume Institute Gala on Monday night at the Met!!! The Costume Institute Gala is The.Most.Fashionable event of the year, with the frosty Anna Wintour presiding and the incomparable Cate Blanchett co-chairing… seeing Cate living and breathing twice in the same year? I am overcome.

Other expected attendees include: Salma Hayek’s baby daddy which means she could be there clashing with La Lopez and Marc, Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, my Kiki, John Legend, Liv Tyler, Gisele Bundchen, Scarlett Johansson, Lucy Liu, Julianne Moore (red heaven!), and Lindsay Lohan if she’s brave enough to wipe the coke off her face and show up.

Will have all smutty details for you Monday night.

New articles between flights, check back often for fresh updates.

Yours in gossip,
Lainey

PS. From my girl Kathy in Florida where Christina Aguilera performed on Saturday night: when bantering with the audience, Xtina promised a great show, promised to sing her heart out, and said she would not "pull a Britney on you!" Hee.

PPS. Lime green and pink – was the Queen’s hat at the Derby delicious or what?

PPPS. Am a bitch of my word. As you can see, there is movement on the Freebie Five. Rocky Delgadillo is the new #1…