Tom Cruise: Presenting Katie Holmes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2007 12:00:00 February 27, 2007 12:00:00

OK the photo alone is ridiculous enough but watching it is even funnier. Somewhere out there I hope Vanity Fair releases for public consumption their own video feed from the event – f*cking hilarious. In the meantime, I’ll try to explain it as best I can. As you can see – he’s “presenting” her. Full Story

Three Whiskers after hours

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2007 12:00:00 February 27, 2007 12:00:00

Monday morning 4am – as I mentioned earlier I was waiting for a pick up at the Roosevelt with eTalk host Ben Mulroney when we saw Orly just getting back from post-Oscar partying. He went upstairs, came back downstairs to an SUV full of eager girls waiting inside. When he opened the back door they were giggling, a lot of negotiation going on – should we, shouldn’t we…remember back in high school? When you and your friends met up with him and his friends and there’s always that moment before the decision, when you didn’t want to seem to eager but you also didn’t want to go home and the boys retreated to a corner and the girls retreated to a corner, and the boys would joke and jock around and make bets on who would get blown first and the girls would hum and haw and analyse it to death before finally coming together in the end anyway? Well that’s exactly what was going on outside the Roosevelt. Full Story

Monday, February 26, 2007 Dear Gossips, It’s just after midnight, have a couple of hours to blog before heading off for a few morning show interviews re: Oscar round up. Please excuse typos and mistakes? Still a few hours to go til the end of an all nighter and still pretty jacked about tonight. Seriously gossips…the red carpet is a level of crazy you have to see to believe. And believe me, it is coordinated with military precision… as in a holding tent just before the photo wall, perfectly timed for staggered arrivals – on tv it looks like there are a thousand people milling about haphazardly but in reality? Absolute clockwork. We were the only crew in Canada to have two exclusive positions: one strategically placed on the carpet for all arrivals and another on a balcony overlooking the corridor going into the Kodak and just above Andre Leon Talley’s position and Ellen Degeneres camera corner. Believe me, we saw everything. But first things first – Tom and Katie did not do the pre-show. Katie in fact was nowhere to be found. And if she was, we didn’t see her. I’m sure by now however you’ve heard the reports that they showed up with Little Sci at rehearsal on Saturday and introduced her to, like, every member of the crew. Ben Affleck was without Jennifer Garner. More on that tomorrow. Ryan Gosling was without Rachel McAdams. More on that later and seriously, there really is absolutely NO smutty tingling there. McGoslings – I’m telling you, you need to chill out. All the dirt I can possibly remember mixed in with style review below. I fly home Monday night. Will post as much as I can until I pass out. Yours in gossip, Lainey PS. There was a glitch on the site earlier that has now been fixed. A thousand apologies for the inconvenience. PPS. The live telecast was a trip. Stressful but a trip. Thanks for all your emails of support. I’m so sorry I’m not able to reply to them all but I promise, I’ve read each and every one. PPPS. Remember – the blog works in reverse chronological order. Posts at the top are the most recent. To start at the beginning, scroll down and click on View More Articles. PPPS. Andre Leon Talley is the new Hoff.

Worst Dressed & Desperate: Jessica Biel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2007 12:00:00 February 26, 2007 12:00:00

Ummm…WTF??? For weeks I’ve been bitching about her unfounded arrival on the scene and for good reason - given last night’s atrocious outing, Jessica Biel is clearly playing in the wrong sandbox. Girl is WAY out of her league. Like, did she crimp her hair??? And age 15 years? And go colour blind in the process? Because if you’re going to make such an audacious move, if you’re going to attempt to wrench attention away from everyone else, at least…at the very least … put on a good show. Full Story

Best Dressed: Gwyneth Paltrow

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2007 12:00:00 February 26, 2007 12:00:00

Call me biased all you want, but if the authority on all things fashion is a Gay Man, my Gwyneth rocked it hardcore at the Oscars in spectacular style, because every gay man I’ve consulted on the matter, from here to Australia, enthusiastically flapped and fanned his approval. And we all know Gwyneth is exactly the kind of girl who only dresses for girls and gays and NOT People Magazine for the MiniVan Majority. Full Story

Best Bitch: Reese Witherspoon

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2007 12:00:00 February 26, 2007 12:00:00

Another Nina Ricci, probably a tad too similar to the Globes and the SAGs but still, from head to toe – absolutely flawless. Now I’ve seen her before, I saw her at TIFF, at the premiere of Penelope, and even then I was amazed by her beauty. But on Oscar night, Reese took stunning to another level. She might be little but when she’s standing right in front of you, she absolutely pops. Full Story

Best Just Missed: Cameron Diaz

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2007 12:00:00 February 26, 2007 12:00:00

After seeing her in person, I’m considering never calling her a Hermy again. And this hurts me. It hurts me more than you will ever know. Because I love Hermy Cam and my smutty existence just isn’t the same without Hermy Cam. But for the sake of objectivity, in real life, Cameron Diaz is actually quite feminine. Full Story

Worst Just Missed: Kiki Dunst

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2007 12:00:00 February 26, 2007 12:00:00

Because of her sh-tty posture, again…the photos did not do this gown justice. It is an AMAZING dress up close. Have a look at it on the runway – the detailing is divine. So the choice, in other words, was perfect. How it was worn however is another matter. Didn’t like the hair, the hair was atrocious – the hair was a 12 year old wearing mamma’s old costumes. Full Story

Best Red & Rehearsed: Nicole Kidman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2007 12:00:00 February 26, 2007 12:00:00

The loop around the neck is causing some controversy – being the superstitious bitch that I am, I personally wouldn’t want to go anywhere near the suggestion of a noose, though I suppose when it comes to a lot of things, including facial freezing, Nicole and I don’t exactly see eye to eye. Still, in terms of high fashion, in terms of how she brings it on these occasions and her unwillingness to play it safe, more often than not, I love Nicole’s style choices and last night was no exception. Full Story

Most Disappointing: Eva Green

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2007 12:00:00 February 26, 2007 12:00:00

It’s not that I don’t think she looks beautiful. Because of course she looks beautiful. But she also looks the same. Same vibe from the BAFTAs and the Bond promo all over Europe, same groove for months: the wonky hair, the dark eyes - it’s gettin’ kinda tired. And you never want to deliver the expected, right? That dress is a dream though. Full Story

Best Bond

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2007 12:00:00 February 26, 2007 12:00:00

I’m sorry…been a little slow on the draw today – still haven’t slept, still wrapping up today’s show for eTalk, and have just been assigned to one more day in LA. Perhaps I’ll run into Orly again at the crack of dawn in the Roosevelt lobby? Anyway, a thousand apologies for the delay in finishing up the Fashion Review, particularly to Susan in Washington who wrote to express how disappointed she was that I haven’t been able to get to it. Full Story