The Franco Rumer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 9, 2007 00:00:00 May 9, 2007 00:00:00

A tip sent in from Laineygossip readers late late on Monday night after celebrating at Winstons – James Franco was there and according to our observer, though friendly, he seemed immune to every babe in the place and focused his attention entirely on none other than Rumer Willis. Seemed to know each other a while, both chain smoked the whole time, they left together out the back door and was described to be “all over her”. Full Story

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Dear Gossips,

The Oscars are the Oscars – no equal in terms of prestige. But not everyone goes to the Oscars. Not everyone is invited. Not everyone has the opportunity to represent an Oscar-calibre film.

But the Costume Institute Gala… the Costume Institute Gala is another beast entirely.

Thanks to your visits and your support of this site, I have been fortunate to cover the Oscars, the Junos, and the Toronto International Film Festival on behalf of eTalk and I’m telling you, in terms of star power and shameless amusement, none compare to the Costume Institute Gala…simply because it’s just so.well.attended. Like seriously… they ALL show up!

When you get to these events, members of the media receive what’s called a “Tip Sheet” – a list of expected attendees just as a heads up of who to look out for. More often than not, the tip sheet is a Wish List. They’ve been invited, but there’s never any guarantee that they’ll come. And 9 out of 10 times, the tip sheet comes up woefully short.

But the Tip Sheet at the Costume Institute Gala ran 3 pages long FRONT AND BACK. That’s 30 names per side, almost six full sides. So before it all kicked off, our crew was in the holding area picking off the best bets, salivating over the prospect of a certain arrival, almost sure that we’d be sorely disappointed. And then they came. They ALL came. A clusterf-ck of A List strutting, posing, sauntering down the carpet. THEY ALL CAME. One after another, car after car dropping off a bigger name than before. Yes… I lost my sh-t.

And course… Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan came last. All details below, including smutty observations and fashion commentary.

Yours in gossip,
Lainey

PS. Haven’t slept in 2 days. Am wired, please forgive typos? Many, many articles to follow – perhaps too many for one page. So don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom and click “view more articles” to catch up. NB. Blog works in reverse chronological order. First post will appear further down, so if you want to start at the beginning, start at the bottom, and don’t forget to click “view more”! The column today is over 5,000 words!

PPS. I’m sorry if your favourite star isn’t included – as I’ve mentioned, EVERYONE showed up. Too many to count!

PPS. The world never ceases to amaze. Can you believe Paris Hilton actually has a fan? A fan willing to issue death threats in her defence? More on that later.

Taupe in Person

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

Jennifer Garner is a pretty girl. Very pretty. And the dress was lovely. Lovelier than it looks here. Here for some reason it looks hideous. And it was far from hideous. It was a Valentino, with whom she arrived and again, she looked pretty and lovely. And you have to understand that I’m saying this with as little enthusiasm as possible. Full Story

Dirty Face in Person

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

Intoxicated by her own fame, gluttonously eating up every flash…she was the last to show up and loved every second of the frenzy, even more pronounced because she didn’t have to share it. Lindsay Lohan, famewhore and fiend… Yes, her pupils were pinned. She was 5 feet away from us, they were most definitely pinned. Full Story

Cam, Liv, and the Giggles

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

My favourite moment of the night… Cameron Diaz and Liv Tyler walked up opposite sides of the stairs, they saw each other just before the main doors and started jumping up and down, giggling, squealing, hugging – I hate to use this word but, really, it really was precious. About Cam – not crazy about her dress but the colour just popped. Full Story

Salma’s Dude and Daniel Craig

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

Call me Cruise and bat-sh-t blind… but in person? Francois-Henri Pinault, better known as Salma Hayek’s baby daddy, is actually kinda sexy. Like Daniel Craig – ugly sexy. Oozes money and power too...maybe that’s the reason. But I like to think I’m all over it because they were so sweet together, the way he clasped her hand, the way she looked up at him before heading inside the ballroom – not a look of submission but of equality: a comfortable partnership…it was adorable. Full Story

The Sexiest Bitch

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

Tom Ford turned me into a giggling schoolgirl. Just that small detail…that scarf… homo made me quiver . But to see him walking, to see him walk right by you, half sass, half sex, gay going both ways - I"m telling you, the man walks like a steak cooked blue rare which is, as far as I"m concerned, the only way to eat it. Full Story

Coke & Disappointment

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

Usually one of the most distinctive on the carpet…which is why it was such a letdown when Kate showed up in a toss-off from a wedding. Boring black with flutter sleeves and a flutter hem – is this Jennifer Aniston or is it Kate Moss? Huge disappointment. Seriously, I wish I could have missed her, I wish I hadn’t seen her at all. Full Story

Posh Hair on a Lemon

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

She poses so hard I can almost hear her – Renee Zellweger. As you can see, she’s rockin’ the Posh ‘do. And it looks great. Contrary to others though, she wasn’t nearly as attractive in person as she is in these photos. I can hardly believe it’s the same person. For starters, she’s scary, scary thin. Full Story

The Package

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

This is not the first time I’ve seen Jennifer Lopez but each time is no less exciting than the last. Said it before and I’ll say it again, she’s one of the rare few who actually does walk around with a permanent spotlight – anyone on the press line will tell you…she really is that captivating. Full Story

The Real Deal

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

It’s not photoshop, I’m sorry. It’s not touching up. Scarlett Johansson in person? The real deal…holy sh-t is it the real deal. Skin that glows, the sexiest body – they say the camera adds 10 pounds, that everyone ends up smaller in person and though she’s not large, not by a stretch, she’s also not skinny. Full Story