September 9 08

going to the galas at the Toronto International Film Festival is a long-standing tradition with us. We’ve seen some great movies – Life as a House, Breaking and Entering, The Jane Austen Book Club, All the King’s Men. We show up early and get upgraded from our balcony seats to the main floor. we eat dinner standing in line. we drink the free starbucks and eat the free snacks. we make friends with the people beside us. we celebrity stalk just a wee bit.

when we went to see The Sixth Sense, the husband turned to the person sitting beside him (Dave…not me. thankfully. i HATE when people ruin movies for me. which is interesting because i HATE surprises.) and whispered “Bruce Willis is totally dead” and ruined the movie for the both of them. Last night, about 25 minutes into Rod Lurie’s Nothing But the Truth, i turned to the husband and did the very thing i detest. i told him how it ends. i hoped i was wrong. i sat through the entire movie hoping and wishing and praying that i didn’t ruin it. but alas, i was right.

but, of course, Ali at the film festival is like my kids in a candy store. sugar-high happy. nothing was going to kill my buzz. not even the kid i saw barfing outside of Finch station. (yes! i did take the subway by myself! i think there’s something wrong with me that i find the Toronto subway system to be more complex and nerve wracking than the NYC one)

proof that i need help:

Toronto subway:

NYC subway:

anyhoo…you don’t really care about my subway issues, do you? and you don’t really care about the Cadillac Escalades that were blocking my view of Alan Alda, right?

you just want to see the pictures…i know…

sadly, there was no licking of Kate Beckinsale (i will try again tonight when i see Jon Voight and Colin Farrell and Ed Norton) but we did get up close and personal and get some great shots of Kate, and the-man-who-needs-no-introduction Alan Alda, the wonderful Vera Farmiga (who we saw in Breaking and Entering in 2006 AND on Letterman) and the rest of the cast. Matt Dillon and Noah Wyle and David Shwimmer weren’t there. boo.

seriously y’all…she is SO beautiful in person. like, perfect beautiful.

if you want to see the rest, you’ll have to go here.

i know, i know, i’m such a tease. but how else am i going to get you to over and visit me at my entertainment site, Juice?!?!

  1. I have always said that kate beckinsale was the only lady I would go lezzie for.

    Mayas last blog post..This is what happens when you’re bored on a rainy day.


    Comment by Maya on September 9, 2008
  2. i love her. can i be her when i grow up?


    Comment by zeghsy on September 9, 2008
  3. Edward Norton?! Will you please tell my pretend husband I love him, and that the kids and I miss him and can’t wait until he gets home? Tell him I got a little something special waiting for him here if he wants to hurry!


    differentkindofgirls last blog post..coming clean about my dirty mind


    Comment by differentkindofgirl on September 9, 2008
  4. You need to inform differentkindofgirl that she’s moving into my territory and we will come to blows over my Eddie. *lol*

    And yes, from the maps, you seem very weird. :)

    Marias last blog post..The Barometer of My Ever Increasing Filth


    Comment by Maria on September 9, 2008
  5. Kate is soooo pretty. And I covered the Breaking and Entering premiere (and interviewed Vera), but never saw the movie. Netflix-able?

    Also, I dreamed last night that Isabella and I won a baking contest(??? um, I don’t bake…or cook…or anything that involves being in the kitchen) and got to go to Disney World as a prize!!!


    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on September 9, 2008
  6. kate is so beautiful!


    Comment by LAVENDULA on September 9, 2008
  7. OMG, your photos are AMAZING. But did you say *free* Starbucks?!

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    Comment by Undomestic Diva on September 9, 2008
  8. Sometimes I think I have a love-hate thing with you. I love you, but my life always seems so boring compared to yours and I hate my life.

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    Comment by Queen of Shake Shake on September 9, 2008
  9. Very cool!

    She IS gorgeous.

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    Comment by Kyla on September 9, 2008
  10. I think she is one of the most gorgeous women I have ever seen. Not only is she way beautiful, she just seems so genuine and beautiful in pictures. Love her.

    Love your gorgeous photos.

    Sarahs last blog post..I Know, I Have a Problem


    Comment by Sarah on September 9, 2008
  11. So when am I moving to Canada?

    Free Starbucks??? Hell yeah!!!!!!! That in itself is awesome.

    FYI: My hubby called Sixth Sense, too. He said “You notice how no one talks to him? I bet he’s dead.”

    lorens last blog post..Are you ready for some football? (Do you have to ask?)


    Comment by loren on September 9, 2008
  12. awesome pics!!!

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on September 9, 2008
  13. Used to live a block from the St. George station. By the shoe museum.

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    Comment by Backpacking Dad on September 9, 2008
  14. I saw her once at the shopping promenade near my house. I didn’t even recognize her at first because I was too busy staring at her perfect, makeup-free skin. And her TINY TINY body.


    Comment by heather... on September 9, 2008
  15. Lick Colin for me at least ok? Dont let me down.

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    Comment by Miss on September 9, 2008
  16. He also ruined the ending of Fight Club for me as well.


    Comment by Dave on September 9, 2008
  17. GREAT picture! You could so sell that!


    Comment by Haley-O on September 9, 2008
  18. Edward Norton? Please let him know his future wife is waiting for him in South Edmonton. We do not have to settle here though – I am fine with LA. hahahaha. Gawd I love that man!

    On other news since you are a cool chick can you please pop over to my blog and help me name our soon to be little girl? Any names are appreciated – since we are completely STUCK.

    Sleepynitas last blog post..Because I can’t call her “Her” forever.


    Comment by Sleepynita on September 9, 2008
  19. Up until about 2 months ago, I thought her last name was BeckinsDale. But I have my husband to thank for kindly pointing out my WRONGNESS in front of about 20 people. Heart him.

    P.S. I also heart Alan Alda.

    The Over-Thinkers last blog post..Slow news day: I’ve just tagged myself with a MeMe. LAME.


    Comment by The Over-Thinker on September 9, 2008
  20. I’m going, I’m going!!

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    Comment by Angella on September 9, 2008
  21. Enjoy!

    There are rumours that Matt Damon will be in our ‘hood tonight. Maybe it will be my turn to walk the dog tonight :)

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on September 9, 2008
  22. I was planning on going to play paparazzi, but got side tracked. The funny thing about that is, if I was there when you were there, my blog post would read….”So, Kate the beautiful was there, but ZOMG!! then I saw Ali in the crowd and had to take her picture instead!

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    Comment by Sherendipity on September 9, 2008
  23. SO jealous. Totally trumps my standing in the pit at an Indy Race.

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    Comment by Kristabella on September 11, 2008

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