The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

TIFF

TIFF 2009

Comments

RED CARPET INTERVIEW: We talk to Rebecca Miller, Robin Wright Penn and Keanu Reeves at The Private Lives of Pippa Lee premiere


TIFF

TIFF 2009

1 Comment

Lessons learned while photographing celebrities

3930278816_0ecdbe3018_b

One of our favourite shots from the festival (Photo by Karon Liu)

We consider ourselves to be experts in taking red carpet photos, having attended quite a few of the galas and special presentations since TIFF began. With every premiere, we learned something new in mastering the art of getting the perfect shot.

Read the rest of this entry »

TIFF

TIFF 2009

3 Comments

Keanu Reeves is not going to be this year’s Sean Penn, sorry

Keanu Reeves has the bad-boy beard, not not the bad-boy attitude (Photo by James Helmer)

Keanu Reeves has the bad-boy beard, not not the bad-boy attitude (Photo by James Helmer)

“He talked to me, you know,” breathed a girl at Joe Fresh’s dinner for The Private Lives of Pippa Lee and its players: director Rebecca Miller, star Robin Wright Penn, and the “he” in question, Canada’s long sighed-after Keanu Reeves. Along with the usual suits and various elegant members of Joe Mimran’s consort, they all gathered in the amber glow of Victor (at Hotel Germain) for a little celebration. Three sumptuous courses came and went while outside, clubby passersby did triple takes.

Read the rest of this entry »

TIFF

TIFF 2009

Comments

Patrick Swayze passes away during TIFF and the awkwardness of getting celebrity death reactions

Patrick Swayze (1952-2009) (Photo by Alan Light)

Patrick Swayze (1952-2009) (Photo by Alan Light)

Every time a famous person passes away, news organizations call up a bunch of celebrities to get reactions, usually consisting phrases such as “I was shocked when I found out” and “Our thoughts and prayers go out to [famous person’s name]’s family.” What reporters didn’t count on yesterday was that some celebrities at TIFF, caught up in the hubbub of the festival, didn’t know about Patrick Swayze’s death until they were asked about it at press conferences.

Read the rest of this entry »

TIFF

TIFF 2009

Comments

PHOTO GALLERY: Keanu Reeves, Robin Wright Penn and Rebecca Miller at The Private Lives of Pippa Lee premiere

Robin Wright Penn on the red carpet at Roy Thomson Hall for the premiere of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee on September 15, 2009. (Photo by James Helmer)Robin Wright Penn, who plays Pippa in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, walked the red carpet at Roy Thomson Hall last night with co-star Keanu Reeves and director Rebecca Miller. See photos from the event below.

TIFF

TIFF 2009

6 Comments

Keanu Reeves won’t comment on beard, fans dismayed by facial hair

pippalee

Keanu Reeves (is he giving us the stink eye?), director Rebecca Miller and Robin Wright Penn

We’re sure Keanu Reeves’s new film The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is great, but we were distracted throughout its press conference yesterday by his long scraggly hair and beard reminiscent of a Queer Eye candidate. Or a homeless person. A homeless person who makes millions of dollars.

Read the rest of this entry »

TIFF

TIFF 2009

Comments

Today at TIFF: September 15, 2009

Our daily roundup of the most buzz-worthy opening galas, parties and screenings.

Monterey Pop free public screening, Yonge–Dundas Square, noon
Robin Hood free public screening, Yonge–Dundas Square, 3 p.m.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans premiere, Ryerson Theatre, 6 p.m.
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee premiere, Roy Thomson Hall, 6:30 p.m.
• Shinan Govani’s book release party, Holt Renfrew
• Free swing-dance lessons and a live concert from Aelita with the Galaxy All-Star Orchestra in support of the Russian musical Hipsters, Yonge–Dundas Square, 7 p.m.
Youth in Revolt premiere, Winter Garden theatre, 8:30 p.m.
J’ai tué ma mère (I Killed My Mother) premiere, Isabel Bader Theatre, 9:30 p.m.
Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) premiere, Roy Thomson Hall, 9:30 p.m.
InStyle party (possible guests include Naomi Watts, Keanu Reeves and Michael Cera), Windsor Arms
• Cinema Against AIDS Toronto benefit for Amfar (performance by Sarah McLachlin), The Carlu
Bad Lieutenant after party (guests include Nicolas Cage), Ultra

TIFF

TIFF 2009

Comments

Celeb spotting warm-up 2: let the speculation begin (again)

Drew Barrymore, seen here with Corey Feldman at the 1989 Oscars, screens her directorial debut, Whip It, at TIFF '09 (Photo by Alan Light)

Drew Barrymore, seen here with Corey Feldman at the 1989 Academy Awards, screens her directorial debut, Whip It, at TIFF 2009 (Photo by Alan Light)

The titles of some of TIFF‘s films (and stars speculated to show up to promote them) have been announced over the past few days. They range from Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut—with a surprisingly star-studded, funny-lady cast—to Michael Moore’s latest documentary. The sequel to Todd Solondz’s Happiness (which we thought was unsequalable), the latest comedy by the Coen brothers and Werner Herzog’s new crime-fest will also be screened. A full run down of the latest flicks to be added to the Toronto International Film Festival schedule, after the jump.

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement