Wednesday, February 21, 2007 Dear gossips, By now I’m sure you’ve seen the photos of Britney in rehab, hopefully the first step to a killer comeback. However, as you can imagine, details about her state of mind leading up to treatment are flying in from all smutty corners. More on that below… As for Jessica Biel presenting at the Oscars and going ass to ass against Jennifer Lopez – apparently working out like a demon pays off in many ways. Invited to the big show by virtue of an unbelievably well toned derriere, I suppose that’s all it takes these days. Wednesday, real time blogging all day, check back often for fresh posts. Yours in gossip, Lainey

Britney on the run

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2007 12:00:00 February 21, 2007 12:00:00

At the very, very least, she"s apparently with a cousin - Allie Sims - who drove her to the meeting with the lawyer this afternoon. Allie was seen sobbing in the driver"s seat while Britney talked on a cell phone. Britney"s expression was described as "blank" and unemotional. According to Us Weekly, she"s now at the Hotel Bel Air and while it"s not clear how she"s paying for her room, many assume that her family is giving her enough through Allie so that she can survive - for food, for board, but for nothing else. Full Story

Britney gets Lawyer...why?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2007 12:00:00 February 21, 2007 12:00:00

She left rehab, she met with a lawyer called Blair Berk who has repped Mel Gibson and Reese Witherspoon in the past. Mel for his blubbering drunken tirade, Reese for pappy intrusion. Not known why Britney went in for the meeting though it"s not likely to do with her divorce. Some speculation that it could be around getting her family to release her assets - as mentioned earlier, word is Lynne and her advisers (not the druggie ones) have cut her off. Full Story

Jennifer Aniston: appealing to Shonda

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2007 12:00:00 February 21, 2007 12:00:00

Might as well bust my Chinese ass hoping that Meredith will get killed off Grey"s Anatomy. If that happens, I promised kind words about Jennifer Aniston, here at the Barack Obama fundraiser last night alongside Morgan Freeman - the closest she"ll come to Oscar. sh-t. Old habits die hard. Jen"s wearing black. Full Story

Balmshell Exclusive Oscar Giveaway!!!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2007 12:00:00 February 21, 2007 12:00:00

Balmshell is a new line of Lip Gloss receiving exceptional reviews from Women’s Wear Daily, FASHION, Flare, Marie Claire, and Vanity Fair. And Balmshell is a Canadian company. My thanks to Balmshell for offering one lucky LaineyGossip. Full Story

Tom & Travolta at the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2007 12:00:00 February 21, 2007 12:00:00

Strong representation for the Church on Sunday as a new round of presenters has been announced including Jodie Foster, Queen Latifah, and the massage-loving pilot himself John Travolta. The GMD surrounded by support on the carpet, cementing his triumphant return from the brink of career suicide. Damn. Full Story

The Daily Gorgessity: Katherine Heigl

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2007 12:00:00 February 21, 2007 12:00:00

Now THIS is more like it. Forget the prom princess during awards season – THIS is how I like my Katie Heigl. Sexy, tousled hair – hair that whispers “I just had sex” - a simple white gown with minimal adornment because you know she really doesn’t need too much fuss, and of course that body. That body and that smile. Full Story

Jason Bateman’s new gig

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2007 12:00:00 February 21, 2007 12:00:00

Exclusive. My sources have spotted him in Vancouver this week, working on a new movie called Juno starring Ellen Page (talked about in some circles as the female Ryan Gosling – for talent, I mean, not The Notebook), and Jennifer Garner. Once upon a time, before River Phoenix, I went to bed dreaming of Jason every night. Full Story

All About Addison

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2007 12:00:00 February 21, 2007 12:00:00

And so it should be. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that ABC has given the greenlight to a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off centering around Kate Walsh/Addison Montgomery. Because she is totally her own show. Because we could ALL use more Addison. Because this is a woman who joined at the worst time, who was introduced as the huge obstacle, the evil ex, and who managed to make us love her – with the help of the writers, of course but still…no small feat. Full Story

The Britney Self Prophecy?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2007 12:00:00 February 21, 2007 12:00:00

Thanks to Bo P – a chilling read from Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty – what Britney was like five years ago, how she predicted things would be if her life took a turn for the worse. A life on the line simply because she"s an attention whore? Perhaps that"s how it started, but as you can glean from the article below, it certainly isn"t what it is today. Full Story