Child Pimping Pays Off

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

How to Make a Career out of Pimping Your Kid – Dina Lohan’s life story. Not content to mother a cokehead (Lindsay) and an aspiring one (Ali), at this rate anyway, not satisfied with not having to work or to worry about money, likely not paying attention to any of the other children, Dina Lohan scored a job with Entertainment Tonight, acting as their exclusive reporter at the Georgia Rule red carpet in New York City last night. Full Story

Genetic Jackpot in Person

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

Forgot to post this about Gisele and Tom at Costume Institute Gala... The arrivals area was tented heading into the main doors of the Met. Members of the press were lined up along both sides of the staircase but as limos and SUVs pulled right up to the front, it’s generally understood that celebrities can take a moment without being photographed for a moment to adjust, touch up, get a pep talk from a publicist before heading onto the carpet. Full Story

The Jamie Burke Connection

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

Jamie Burke dated Kate Moss…then spent some time with Lindsay Lohan, all three were at the Costume Institute Gala on Monday night and Jamie came withOUT current girlfriend Sienna Miller who, like Lilo, just happens to be a wannabe Moss. Spoke to Jamie on the carpet – he was cleaner than I expected and didn’t smell, accent was sexy as all hell. Full Story

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