Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Dear Gossips, Matt Damon on Larry King last night admitted he takes on another persona, pretends to be someone else – the most boring someone else - during junkets and promotional events because, in his words, the skillset required to make a movie is completely different from the one you use to sell it. According to Matt, “selling a movie” is apparently the most tedious responsibility attached to making one and these days it’s less about the “work” than it is about branding toilet paper, which is why Matt, in all his passive aggressive sanctimony, will strip himself of all personality for interviews, at once beholden to his professional obligations but bucking them at the same time. Bitch…please. Acting is acting no matter who the audience. And while we’re at it, would it kill you to act grateful for the $10 million paycheque and the right to work oh… only 2 or 3 months out of the year? Just asking… Tuesday – live blogging, check back often for updates, new posts will appear at the top of the page, immediately following the opening cut. Yours in gossip, Lainey

The Return of Hermy Diaz!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2006 12:00:00 December 19, 2006 12:00:00

And this time - SHE"s the one acknowledging it! An article from Cleo Magazine, she answers questions about her boyfriend and her bod, and when asked what she does to stay in shape, this was her response: "I work out regularly for myself; I have to, otherwise I go crazy. I do hiking or the elliptical machine, and light weight training, plus a little Pilates. Full Story

Britney sells Bloated Cologne

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2006 12:00:00 December 19, 2006 12:00:00

Promo pics for a new fragrance…not exactly the most flattering images and certainly not the smartest way to hawk your wares. Who styled this shoot anyway? Can you distinguish between the ornaments and the fragrance? Why does she still look like she’s chewing gum on the left hand side of her mouth? Do I really want to smell like bloat and a shaved hoo hoo? No thanks. Full Story

Rachel Bilson: at work with dog

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2006 12:00:00 December 19, 2006 12:00:00

On set shooting episodes for the OC, dog in tow. She’s the cutest, non? Update for those of you still aching over reports of a Brody/Bilson split: as I’ve mentioned, they are apart as a result of busy schedules but no one close to them has ruled out reconciliation and given her cell phone usage, that still seems to be the case. Full Story

Gwyneth: London Leisure

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2006 12:00:00 December 19, 2006 12:00:00

When she’s not insulting Americans and complaining about their uninspired dinner conversations and of course backpedaling from her comments and hawking everything from cologne to wine, my Gwyneth is living like a proper socialite in London, caring for her children by day, gossiping on the phone with Stella and Madge by night, and fitting in a visit to the gym every now and again – working hard to melt off the Moses weight so that she can give yet another gloating interview about getting thin and looking fabulous naturally. Full Story

The Daily GirlCrush: Selma Blair

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2006 12:00:00 December 19, 2006 12:00:00

Can’t get enough of the new hair. LOVE the new hair. Love even more that she dared to go there, unlike so many other generic blonde twits with a set of hot rollers and a pair of plastic hooters, it’s so sexy that Selma Blair doesn’t want the same mold. Sigh…. I wish I had the balls to do something crazy with my hair. Full Story

The Invaluable Katie Holmes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2006 12:00:00 December 19, 2006 12:00:00

Yesterday was her birthday. And where was Katie? Well, Katie took Connor and Isabella on a goodwill trip, heading over to East LA to drop off gifts and a Christmas tree to a needy family as part of an initiative organized by a “local charity” (the charity was unnamed at People Online.) Is your smut tingling? But let’s go easy on the cynicism, shall we? It’s been a long year, time to replenish my bitch for January and awards season, so I’ll naively assume there was no proselytising on this occasion - philanthropy straight up, no strings attached, yet another reason why Katie has become the crown the jewel in the Cruise Empire. Full Story

Only Cate Can Do This – Part 2

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2006 12:00:00 December 19, 2006 12:00:00

A silver HIGH WAISTED pantsuit. I mean seriously, look at that high waist - on anyone else… atrocity. On Cate Blanchett… perfection. Sigh. And forgive me for this but let me just go back on boobs for a second. See what I mean? This suit + little boobs = Lovely This suit + bigger boobs = Low Classy Therefore, in my humble opinion, being someone who always wants what she doesn’t have… Little Boobs > Bigger Boobs. Full Story

Julianne Forever

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2006 12:00:00 December 19, 2006 12:00:00

Julianne Moore was on The View the other day. Jeans tucked into high boots, a purple sweater, fresh blow out, fresh skin – she looked frickin’ gorgeous, way better than she did last night. Not that she looks bad or anything - not possible when it comes to Julianne - but still… the hair was kinda wonky and for some reason, she decided to dress for 55. Full Story

The Daily Quiveration: Clive Owen

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 19, 2006 12:00:00 December 19, 2006 12:00:00

Once upon a time, he was on the Freebie Five. I think at one point he climbed as high as #3, then it got too crowded, he receded from the spotlight, and with no new photos to sustain the lust, Clive’s peculiarly sexy brand of Ugly Hot couldn’t stay fresh on my fickle fantasy consciousness. But here he is last night at the premiere of Children of Men co-starring Julianne Moore looking as he always does: charmingly out of place, confident, maybe even a little bored, like he’d rather rock your headboard and dirty talk til morning instead of standing around having people take his picture. Full Story

Monday, December 18, 2006
Dear Gossips, Hope you caught Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live. I’m not one to gush over Pipsqueak but the boy was MORE than impressive. If you missed it, thank Goddess for YouTube. Monday – live blogging, check back often for new posts. Yours in gossip, Lainey PS. Jennifer Aniston is not enjoying battery operated pleasure - or if she is, I don’t know about it...though in light of what happened last week, I’m thinking she probably needs some, don’t you think?