What would Hollywood be without its hot couples? The lack of baby bumps, who's-dating-who speculation and amalgamated star names (Brangelina, etc.) would certainly make flipping through a celebrity rag way less juicy.
"It's drama. People love it!" said Hello!'s Tracy Finkelstein yesterday as she walked me through Bay and Bloor's Birks store a few hours before the mag's Legendary Couples reception. The two story jewellery boutique was the perfect fit for the bash hoping to draw a healthy showing of star pairings and attract readers to Hello!'s collection of famous couple photos (think more Taylor and Burton than Efron and Hudgens) in its new issue.
The Hello! party had healthy competition for star attention last night as TIFF's top heavy social calendar spilled red carpets out across the city. W Studio's Film Lounge opened with the after party for Jamie Kennedy's Heckler where Sophia Bush made another appearance.
Blindness castmates Sandra Oh, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover and Gael Garcia Bernal made their way from their pre-party at the Swarovski store on Bloor to their screening, where they met up with Julianne Moore, Adrien Brody and Evangeline Lilly, before schmoozing with the locals including Tara Spencer Nairn, Steven and Chris and Jeanne Beker at the CTV Building.
NOW co-hosted its own party for cover star Anne Hathaway's Rachel Getting Married at Brant House where Scott Speedman and Ron Linvingston (you know, Berger from Sex and the City) eyed the blue Birks gift boxes in the VIP area. Co-star Rosemarie DeWitt, who in the dim Brant House light, looks a lot like Hathaway, fielded many is-that-her stares while chatting with director Jonathan Demme and his daughter Josephine.