McGoslings…please. Chill. And rejoice. Ryan Gosling beat out Forest Whitaker at the Spirit Awards today taking home Best Actor. Forest Whitaker, who has been victorious at every awards show this season, took 2nd - needless to say, it’s a huge accomplishment for Ryan. And he shared it with his mother and his sister. Full Story
It’s 4am in LA.
The Good News: at press time, Britney is still in rehab.
The Bad News: Kevin Federline looks like a saint. And talk of a reconciliation is abuzz. Loose rumours, will keep you posted.
The Worst News: Spoiler, avert eyes…
Grey’s Anatomy is the bad news. Period.
Anything but ordinary??? Anything but ordinary in the Hallways of Heaven?
With the exception of the always outstanding Sandra Oh - So lame. So weak. So ass. So time to quit…which means that, like Friends, I’ll probably keep watching it and hating it until its eventual merciful death. Why do we do that???
Two days til Oscar, I’ll be heading over to shoot some pre-links on the red carpet later. Don’t forget to catch the CTV live arrival coverage on Sunday – I’ll be riffing without a time delay and chances are, since I have to be up at 4am that day…well, you know how it is…
And also, the Backstage Blog on ctv.ca from inside the press room. Me 10 feet away from Gwyneth? I"ll try not to lose my sh-t.
Friday, blogging on the fly, check back often for fresh posts.
Yours in Oscar gossip, Lainey
Inbox flooded with anxious McGosling messages, knickers tied up in knots over some report from last night’s LA Confidential party honouring Forest Whitaker – that Ryan showed up and left holding hands with a girl who wasn’t Rachel McAdams. Chill. I’m hearing it was probably his sister Mandy. I wasn’t there but he’s taken her to parties before, and she’ll be attending the Oscars at his side so it’s definitely not a stretch. Full Story
So he visited her at Promises today, spent an hour and a half inside, and miraculously the press found out about it like 30 minutes later. Convenient, yes. Conspiratorial? Yes as well. But many in the Spears Camp are apparently grateful for his effect on her, given that as a result of his urging and last ditch threats, she has finally made it through one entire day of rehab…and counting. Full Story
I dreaded turning thirty. Twenty-nine was a sh-t year – it was my “Feng Shui Calamity” year. We all get one every 12, changes depending on what sign you’re born under. And my people live in fear of Feng Shui Calamity. Bad sh-t happens during Feng Shui Calamity and there are things you can do minimise the consequences but the pain of it is unavoidable, so for me, 30 wasn’t met with much anticipation. Full Story
Claire Danes: Homewrecker and HOMOwrecker? Not.Good. First the wrath of women everywhere, now perhaps the Wrath of the Gays – and NOTHING stings like the Wrath of the Gays. And didn’t Hugh Dancy used to be gay? Hmmm…maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m hallucinating? Maybe he was never gay? Maybe he’s just one of those rare beautiful boys who isn’t? Maybe. Full Story
Maddox, Zahara, The Chosen One...and now #4? Us Weekly is reporting that the Pitts have signed paperwork to adopt again, this time from Vietnam. The story, as you know, has surfaced before only to result in a quick denial from Camp Pitt. But Janice Min is resurrecting the rumour, saying the couple has filed a request to US Immigration. Full Story
At an event in Miami last night. Don’t look at him. Don’t. Just focus on her. Focus on The Gorgessity. Focus on how she works it. Focus on that amazing, amazing little dress. Focus on her legs. Focus on her perfection. That makes up for the near-death experience standing next to her, non? Oscars in 2 days. Full Story
I write about this movie a lot but only because it’s so brilliant. About a Boy. Single Parents Alone Together, Single Parents Alone Together…every time Toni Collette cries, I laugh. Love, love, love. And Marcus. Do you remember awkward goofy looking Marcus? Marcus and his bowl cut? Marcus and his awful, awful clothes? Well…look at Marcus now. Full Story
Don’t get me wrong…Tom Brady is The Hotness. But so was Bridget Moynahan until she started dating him. Then she got all harsh lookin’ and gaunt. And then he moved on to Gisele. And then Gisele modeled for D&G in Milan. And Gisele got kinda…Hermy? Maybe it’s the angle? Or bad lighting? Or the makeup? Must be. Full Story
Julia Roberts is like Grey’s Anatomy for me. Bitch grates on my last nerve but I can’t. I can’t seem to look away. And every time she laughs, every time she honks, every time that mouth opens and those equine teeth go flying I’m like – please stop, but don’t stop...you know what I mean? Last night, the Oprah Oscar Special – Oscar winners interviewing each other, Julia and Clooney kicked it off at his Hollywood Hills home. Full Story