The Buzz: Venice Film Festival is pissed at TIFF

The Buzz: Venice Film Festival is pissed at TIFF

• A Venice Film Festival official says his fest is trying to steal TIFF’s thunder with the premiere of Rachel Getting Married. He accuses TIFF of forcing producers to choose between the two festivals. [Variety]

• Téa Leoni has cancelled her appearance to promote Ghost Town at the festival after husband David Duchovny announced that he was checking into rehab for sex addiction. []

• Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Queen Latifah will reportedly be performing this Saturday at Belinda Stronach’s Golf Rocks fundraiser. [Shinan Govani]

• Samantha Ronson will play DJ at two events during TIFF. Lindsay Lohan is hosting the Ultra Supper Club performance on Friday, September 12. [Globe and Mail]

• Rumours are swirling that despite last year’s lineup of award-winning flicks, this year’s TIFF selection is not looking promising. [Wall Street Journal]

• Brad Pitt has caught his flight from Marseilles, France, to Toronto to promote Burn After Reading, which has its North American premiere tonight at Roy Thomson Hall. [Just Jared]