Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dear Gossips,

Atonement led the way this morning earning 7 nominations including best actress and actor acknowledgements for both Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. Which is no surprise. Even before TIFF, the film’s buzz was loud. And deservedly so.

But will there even be a show? Due to the writer’s strike, there’s been noise that many of the actors won’t show up, leading to speculation that the event could be cancelled - intriguing because this has the potential to be one of the most star-studded Globes in years with the return of Julia Roberts and a long list of super elites as George Clooney’s early campaigning has paid off with a Best Actor nomination, Angelina Jolie has secured one herself in the category of Best Actress in a Drama, and Johnny Depp too for Sweeney Todd on the Comedy/Musical side.

No real surprises there…but it’s on the tv side where it went wonky.

Because Friday Night Lights … nothing. NOT ONE major nomination. The best show on television, the most perfect season, the most critically acclaimed…and nothing. But Grey’s Anatomy, after the ridiculously sh*tty season they had last year, and the ridiculously sh*tty season they’re continuing this year, Grey’s Anatomy is nominated for Best Drama. And ugh… of course that manipulative little bitch Katherine Heigl too.

Does the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hate Texas?

Full a full list of nominees, click here. If all goes as planned, the Globes go down on January 13th. That carpet will be mayhem!

Thursday – all day blogging, check back often.

Yours in gossip,


PS. Happy 42nd birthday to Rebecca from daughter Angelica in college. I hear gossiping on my site is a mother/daughter ritual. Am so honoured! Thank you, love you, owe you!

PPS. Catherine Zeta-Jones is not on Holiday Detox. Neither Rachel Weisz. Or Jennifer Connelly. Or Kate Hudson.

Better Aged Mischa

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2007 00:00:00 December 13, 2007 00:00:00

Much better. At the premiere of Closing the Ring tonight, Mischa has bounced back. Does she need some powder? Yes. Are these photos taken from close range at bad angles. Absolutely. But it’s so refreshing seeing a young actress dress not generically. Generic like Lauren Conrad…you know what I mean. Full Story

Critic Comeback: Best of 2007

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2007 00:00:00 December 13, 2007 00:00:00

In April 2007, Roger Ebert started going to the movies again after fighting cancer. By his own description, he wasn’t the most attractive man, even for a movie critic. But that’s just physical. His comeback was one of the most touching moments of the year. And his candour about it all was equally moving. Full Story

Spice Doc

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2007 12:30:50 December 13, 2007 12:30:50

Giving You Everything is the Spice Girls one hour documentary airing next week narrated by the girls themselves over the course of the last few months leading up to their reunion tour with exclusive backstage access and archival footage. You’d think it would be typical campy snap and pop. But surprisingly, the Spices were willing to dig deep, discussing eating disorders, catfights, and more. Full Story

Air Spice

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2007 00:00:00 December 13, 2007 00:00:00

Spice Girls were at Heathrow today to open Virgin Atlantic’s new terminal at the airport. Poor Baby Emma has been hobbled after tripping on stage during the concert the other night. The girls’ multi-date run in London begins in a few which means they’ll be spending Christmas back in England. Full Story

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The GMD Christmas Gift

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2007 00:00:00 December 13, 2007 00:00:00

The clever boys at Towleroad have unearthed these delicious photos of Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford. So cheese and SOOO ‘Mo! My Main Gay Darren is probably panting right now. Darren – you ok, baby? Of course Darren’s reaction is nothing compared to the GMD… stuck in the closet with never a moment to release, it’s photos like thest that send him back to the audit. Full Story

Middle Aged Mischa

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2007 09:14:27 December 13, 2007 09:14:27

Mischa Barton in Belfast last night for the premiere of Closing the Ring. Love the leggings, love the shoes but as you can see, with that coat and the hair, the normally hip Mischa now resembles a 40 year old socialite who takes her first gin highball just after noon. All this part of a larger plan of course to be regarded more seriously as a “serious” actor…even though she can’t act for her ass. Full Story

Seth Rogen: Best of 2007

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2007 09:00:51 December 13, 2007 09:00:51

Oh Canada. Oh Seth Rogen. It was quite a year. Knocked Up and Superbad have earned him Major Player status in Hollywood. And the best part is…he’s not “just” an actor. He writes too. Love that he writes too. Capping off a career defining year, Seth appears in the new GQ alongside fellow Canadian Daria Werbowy in a Couple of Year feature, even though he’s chubby, not conventionally goodlooking, and rocks a Jewfro… see photos attached. Full Story

Whitney Cougar: Best of 2007

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2007 08:39:53 December 13, 2007 08:39:53

So good to have her back. And so great to see her healthy and sassy again. And making the little boys sweat…do you love it, or do you LOVE it? Whitney Houston finally left Bobby Brown’s loser ass this year and took up for a while with Ray J, sharing several long dinners and a few overnight visits. Full Story

Jenna Needs a Stylist

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2007 08:03:44 December 13, 2007 08:03:44

This is Jenna Fischer at the premiere of Walk Hard last night – yet another Judd Apatow project with high hopes. Jenna plays the female lead opposite John C Reilly, her June to his Johnny. For Jenna, it could be a career defining moment. And this is what she wore. THIS is what she wore. Where to begin? First…the hair. Full Story