Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lainey- Hands Free

A quickie.
Who makes sure that her husband has someone on staff specifically to hold her bag while she watches him at work? This is the employee’s only job responsibility. This person does nothing else but hold the bag. There’s no multitasking here. Because the bag can’t be put away in a room or on a table. It must be held. But not by her. Because she photographs much better when she has her hands free. This is Status. This is Respect. This from a woman who claims she’s down with down home living. Not high maintenance? Please.

Update 1/13 - Lainey has eliminated Nick Cannon, Jennifer Garner.

* Our top suspects: Katie Holmes, Nicole Kidman.

72 comments:

duffgrl said...

Angelina?

Anonymous said...

It's everyone's favourite Nashville Princess... Carrie Underwood.

Anonymous said...

neither angelina or carrie underwood are married....read through the blind thoroughly before guessing since it refers to husband.

Anonymous said...

sounds like posh...

Anonymous said...

Nicole Kidman!

Anonymous said...

julia roberts

Anonymous said...

Yep, sounds like Nicole Kidman to me too.

Anonymous said...

Nicole isn't THAT pretentious...sounds like our favorite stuck up wife, Victoria Beckham...though I don't know that she stands around watching David at soccer practice....

Anonymous said...

Victoria is often photographed showing off her handbags

Anonymous said...

Gwyneth Paltrow. Why not her? She's into down home living. And not high maintenance. And, she's someone who would go see her husband work.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Lopaz?

Anonymous said...

has posh ever claimed that she's down with down home living? that seems like the opposite of posh. plus, she is often photographed with a hermes bag . . . she has a different heremes bag for practically every color of outfit she wears.

Anonymous said...

what about mariah carey?

Anonymous said...

For some reason I thought of Kelly Ripa.

Anonymous said...

Mariah

nae said...

Mariah! She has a person to carry her bottled water and umbrella, too, from what I've heard.

Anonymous said...

Am I crazy, or does anyone else think this might be Katie Holmes? The "watch her husband work/makes sure her husband has on staff" comments seem to be a huge clue. And now I can't remember ever having seen her carrying a bag. Suri? Yes. A bag? No.

Gabby said...

I thought it was Victoria too, but she's never photographed without a bag in her hand. So it can't be her. I think Nicole Kidman is a good guess. Down home living seems like a hint about "Down Under" aka Austraila.

Brittany said...

You're not crazy Anonymous, I think this is Katie Holmes as well.

kmt said...

Faith Hill?

Anonymous said...

x-tina aguilera

duffgrl said...

I like these guesses: Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, Gwyneth...and why don't we throw in J Garner too?
So not Posh...as someone above mentioned-she doesn't pretend to be low-maintenance.
By bet is on GF Kidman

Meghan said...

The Nicole Kidman guess reminds me of a blind item from Lainey a long time ago about a mother, who claims to be so happy about parenthood, never taking care of her child. She leaves the baby with the nanny almost all of the time, and there are no bottles in her trailer while they're everywhere in the nanny's.

So yeah, I think Nicole Kidman is a good guess.

Anonymous said...

michelle obama

Anonymous said...

I think it is J-LO. She always talks about how she is still "jenny from the block" and not a diva at all.

Anonymous said...

Lainey has an old post about Katie Holmes not carrying a purse because she photographs better without it.

Anonymous said...

oops.
Link to Katie Holmes article is:

http://www.laineygossip.com/Katie_Holmes_goes_out_for_dinner_in_New_York_while_shooting_The_Romantics.aspx

Anonymous said...

I second the Michelle Obama guess.

Anonymous said...

I vote for Nicole Kidman. The "down home" is a reference to hubby Keith Urban's country fans.

Michelle Obama? No way. I doubt a tough former attorney would be that vain, AND there is no way there is a White House staff position for purse holder.

Anonymous said...

While I do not think this one is about Michelle Obama, it is not because there isn't a person to do it for her. She has decided she's so important, she uses your tax dollars to pay a staff of 23 people to do menial tasks for her. In contrast, Hilary Clinton had 3, and Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan each had 1. Just sayin...

Amanda82 said...

What about Eva Longoria Parker? I immediately thought of her.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the comment about Michelle Obama's staff in comparison to previous First Ladies, those numbers are way off. Hilary Clinton had up to 19 people on her staff and Laura Bush fluctuated between 18-24 people on hers.

Anonymous said...

THis is your FIRST LADY!
QUEEN Michelle!!!!!

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Since when did this blog become a place for your political rants? Ugh.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Lopez!!!!

Anonymous said...

Seriously. Did you people read that link to Lainey Gossip's past article.

It's KATIE HOLMES. Lainey all but spelled it out for us.

http://www.laineygossip.com/Katie_Holmes_goes_out_for_dinner_in_New_York_while_shooting_The_Romantics.aspx

crila16 said...

I can't open the Katie Holmes article. I don't think it's her. I think it's Mimi or La Lopez.

crila16 said...

I take it back. I found the Katie Holmes article. It is most definitely her. That's a surprise too. She seem like such a nice person.

Straight from the article..."Katie Holmes never has to walk 2 blocks. You’ll note, she’s also not carrying a wallet or a purse and simply has a phone in her hand. Makes for a better photograph."


Link to the entire article.... http://www.laineygossip.com/Katie_Holmes_goes_out_for_dinner_in_New_York_while_shooting_The_Romantics.aspx

Anonymous said...

J-Lo

Anonymous said...

Jenny from the Block.

Cynthia said...

Some clarification on Michelle Obama's staff from FactCheck.org.:

"The chain e-mail’s author claims that "[t]here has never been anyone in the White House at any time that has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady’s social life." The author claims that "even Hillary, only had three; Jackie Kennedy one; Laura Bush one." But the counts for those first ladies are incorrect – and they’re way off.

Stephen Plotkin, reference archivist for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, told us in an e-mail that Jacqueline Kennedy’s office was "headed" by one person, but said that there were "at least 9 people working for Mrs. Kennedy, with the promise of a great many more" during her time at the White House.

Kim Coryat, an archives technician at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, told us it can be difficult to nail down a precise count of staff considering "White House staffing for all offices ebbs and flows with time." But she said in an e-mail that White House telephone directory records indicate that Hillary Clinton had at least a staff of 13 as of October 1993; 18 as of April 1997; and 19 as of March 2000.

Lelyveld said that Michelle Obama’s staff was actually no different than that of her predecessor, Laura Bush. "[W]e have exactly the same staff number as Mrs. Bush and our office organization reflects a similar staffing model, so insinuations otherwise are wrong," she said. Lelyveld said that the White House’s "personnel records indicate" that there were 24 staffers for Laura Bush at some point. We were able to verify at least 18 staffers for Laura Bush, as of June 30, 2008, via the 2008 White House staff list published in The Washington Post’s White House Watch column. Sixteen people were specifically referred to as a "first lady" staffer, and Amy Zantzinger and Dorothy Thornton served as White House social secretary and deputy social secretary, respectively. It’s possible that someone with the title of "staff assistant" was assigned to the Office of First Lady as well, as is the case with Michelle Obama’s staff."

So, suck it~ and stop reading chain letters for your 'news'.

Anonymous said...

"So, suck it~ and stop reading chain letters for your 'news'." Yes, becuase that's just as helpful and mature as the person your responding to.

This is gossip, people, not politics. Ignore those that are baiting and get back to real guessing.

It sounds like Katie Holmes may be the winner. Although Nicole Kidman really seemed like she was it. I never really thought of Katie Holmes pretending she could kick it with regular folk after being with Tom Cruise. She seemed to buy into the whole "Tom Cruise's wife" thing.

Brittany said...

Okay no more Obama posts!

This is Katie Holmes. Okay. Solved.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's Katie Holmes. I looked back at Lainey's and checked out the pictures posted there. She has had bags with her several times.
But I will say that there were pics of them at a zoo in Spain. In earlier shots she had a bag, in later ones it was gone. So I dunno. It cracks me up how they appear to have "family" time just the 3 of them when you know there are so many of people surrounding them.

Anonymous said...

So Katie Holmes went out in a strapless dark blue cocktail, love it, without a coat. Rich people don’t need coats. You and I need coats because we have to walk to the restaurant. If you’re like me and your husband can’t be bothered to drop you off as close as possible, you definitely need a coat because it’ll be at least 2 blocks. We fight about this all the time. Katie Holmes never has to walk 2 blocks. You’ll note, she’s also not carrying a wallet or a purse and simply has a phone in her hand. Makes for a better photograph.

November 9 -- about Katie Holmes in NYC while shooting the romantics

blurry vice said...

Oh this is totally Katie Holmes! I am always reading how she goes and watches Tom Cruise work. He films a movie and she goes and watches him film it. How pathetic!

Gabby said...

It's definitely NICOLE KIDMAN! When's the last time she worked...she's always with Keith now, because she's not getting any work herself.
Katie Holmes' isn't high maintenance enough. She doesn't even carry a bag and the ones she is photographed carrying are usually baby bags for Suri.

Anonymous said...

Katie Holmes; I read the article.

Anonymous said...

Katie Holmes is a good answer. She looks dowdy most photographs anyway...carrying a purse could make her look worse.

Anonymous said...

The top guess is Katie Holmes?

No way.

I really think this is Nicole Kidman.

Anonymous said...

Okay the Katie article is pretty convincing. Concede.

Anonymous said...

However, Katie Holmes doesn't seem to pretend she's "down home". Her best friends are Posh and Karl Lagerfeld! If it is her, then I think the clue itself is misleading. She and Tom live the high life, and make no secret of it. Nicole Kidman, on the other hand, married a country music star, has a plantation in Nashville... my money's on Nicole. --Emmabear

duffgrl said...

I kind of agree with above...Katie doesn't try to be "down home"...sounds like Nicole Kidman who lives "down south". The article does sound like katie but I think there are prob more stars than you realize who have "people" for this stuff(remember all the stars in US weekly w/ PUHs? personal umbrella handlers ha ha)
-Also Cynthia save the political facts and figures. We all know Lainey wouldn't be writing about Michelle O.

mj said...

what about Beyonce? down with down homeliving--immediately thought of Beyonce and her Popeye's chicken thing.

Kimber said...

Nicole Kidman or Jennifer "Jenny from the Block" Lopez are my two choices.

I don't think it's Katie Holmes. There are quite a few shots of Katie Holmes holding a purse or bag.

Brittany said...

I like how people are basing their guesses for J.Lo only because she sang the song "Jenny From the Block." Do you guys really think she writes her own lyrics?

Kimber said...

Just a note for Brittany -- no, I don't think she writes her own lyrics. However, ithe song was written for her to sing because she was being labeled as a diva and she wanted to downplay that.

And the more I think about that the bag "must be held", it's weird...like Katie weird or Nicole weird. Gee, surprise...both married (now or formerly) to the weirdest man on the planet.

Brittany said...

Maybe J.Lo used to try to downplay being labeled a diva, but now shes singing about wearing shoes that most women wouldn't be able to afford. Don't take offense to what I wrote, I was merely commenting on the lack of argument those who were guessing her were providing. I never thought that this could be J.Lo purely based on the fact that her husband rarely works so that eliminates her within the first sentence.

Amanda Mungal said...

It's Nicole - I'm sure of it - Lainey just posted about Nicole and Keith and upcoming tour and posted this "hand holding and bagholding from city to city"

And Nicole totally tries to pass herself off as down home.

dmom said...

it's gotta be Granny Freeze Nicole, Lainey mentions bagholding in her story about Keith Urban/John Mayer teaming up..."down home living" must reference Nicole living in TN and Nicole is all about the status, respect sort of thing and anyone who has that much crap in her face is probably too off balance to hold her own bag

robertsmom said...

I think Lainey just revealed it this morning. In a post re: Keith Urban possibly touring with John Mayer: "Please. Gran is gonna freeze that buzz. Handholding and bagholding from city to city, Keith will be chaperoned by a Third Lip. And if she can’t be there herself, she will install a spy. Trust."
So, I'm guessing Granny Freeze Kidman.

Darla said...

I would take Laineys article this morning as a reveal.

It doesnt surpise me at all that this is Nicole.

Brittany said...

You should also consider what Lainey wrote about Katie Holmes on Monday:

"...Katie Holmes never has to walk 2 blocks. You’ll note, she’s also not carrying a wallet or a purse and simply has a phone in her hand. Makes for a better photograph."

I think this is more of a hint than what was written about Nicole Kidman.

blurry vice said...

It seems that Lainey is dropping hints for this for both Katie Holmes AND Nicole Kidman. For both she has not hinted about bagholding. They both fit.

For now I have added both of their names to our post. Wouldn't call it solved though because Lainey has dropped hints for both women.

blurry vice said...

Nicole Kidman touring with hubby and bagholding comment - 1/21/09 (after the riddle) -

http://www.laineygossip.com/What_will_Nicole_Kidman_do_when_Keith_Urban_goes_on_tour_with_John_Mayer_20jan10.aspx?CatID=0&CelID=0

.....


Katie Holmes hint about not holding purse makes for a better photograph - 11/9/09 (before the riddle) -

http://www.laineygossip.com/Katie_Holmes_goes_out_for_dinner_in_New_York_while_shooting_The_Romantics.aspx

....

Which is more convincing for this?

Barda Free said...


Which is more convincing for this?


The one that appeared after the blind.

Dawn said...
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Dawn said...

AHHHH my first post, My guess is Nicole "third lip\2 Kidman on this - that bagholding comment today sealed the deal for me!

Brittany said...
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Melanie said...

It's Nicole Kidman. Lainey all but confirmed it at the bottom of today's article.

http://laineygossip.com/What_will_Nicole_Kidman_do_when_Keith_Urban_goes_on_tour_with_John_Mayer_20jan10.aspx?CatID=0&CelID=0

Cas said...

Hey guys,
Lainey posted an Anna Paquin post called "Free hands, no pockets" that doesn't seem to have any purpose except to show she had her hands free while jogging. Might be an option?

lulu said...

yes, this is definitely granny freeze - she must be the vainest, (I'm an Aussie and Toni Collette, when she first went to the States as a newbie, saw granny=freeze at en event and waved. Apparently, granny-freeze saw her wave and totally ignored her. Toni told one of the magazines back here and I'm glad she did as it tells a lot about her and her third lip.) most self-important star there is. Sometimes you see a star act all stuck up and you know they are naturally like that but Ms granny-freeze pretends in public that she is all geewhizz, shucks, ' we jes pluck feathers out of the chickens all day in our little farm in the woods with the two bairns' and is so different behind the scenes. But ve haf our sources, don't we? She is such a bullshit artist as we aussies say. ove to hear more goss on her though.

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