Now that all the Thanksgivings are over, can we talk about Christmas? Jacek just put up the lights outside our house yesterday. We are putting up the tree at midnight on Saturday, a tradition. While listening to Christmas songs. Which is basically the only thing I'll have on rotation until January. And that now includes my friend Jann Arden's new holiday album, A Jann Arden Christmas. And not just because she's my friend.
To me it's all about song selection. I don't understand the compulsion to pick the most obscure holiday songs, like Christmas is about street cred. Is it? For me it's about familiarity. I want to know the words to every song. If it's arranged differently, great. But I have to know it. And Jann understands this. It's wonderful collection, put together with care, and she sounds SO good.
Jann Arden is the best of Canada. The very, very best. And now she's given us the best of Christmas.
Yours in gossip,
PS. Jacek and I arrived back in Toronto after a week in the Dominican Republic on Saturday night. Sunday morning 6am I flew to Winnipeg to be part of the Grey Cup with the co-hosts of The Social. This morning we were out of our hotel at 345am to get the first flight back to Toronto so that we can go live on air at 1pm. So…I might be kinda out of it today. Apologies in advance if there are errors or if it ends up being just a lot of photos and a light day. Back to full functioning tomorrow, promise. Sorry again for the inconvenience.
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Mary-Kate Olsen married Olivier Sarkozy. It happened in New York, in a penthouse, only 50 guests. No photos, obviously. That’s not MK’s style. What is her style is smoking. This my favourite detail from the wedding. That the main design feature was the “bowls and bowls filled with cigarettes”. Full Story
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Last week I wrote in Smutty Tingles that I think I’ve officially stopped caring about Harry Styles. It’s more like, even though they won all those American Music Awards, because the show wanted to make sure their crazy fans were watching, One Direction is… fading. Doesn’t Harry look bored? To me he looks bored. Full Story
Today is Cyber Monday. Apparently all of us will be throwing money at the Internet, supposedly buying gifts but really shopping for ourselves. Well I have a gift for you, OK? Just me. And my pleasure has nothing to do with it. I am sucking up to you because I'm scrambling today and want to mollify you with pretty pictures. Full Story
I wrote a long time ago that I’m not a believer in Iggy Azalea. Even when Fancy was getting overplayed and people were swinging their fingers back and forth reciting every lyric, nah, no, not a believer. I am also not a believer in Ed Sheeran, for different reasons, but that’s another conversation. Full Story
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David O Russell’s Joy screened in LA and NYC this weekend as Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper joined their director to promote the film and raise its award season profile. Joy’s been on the contender list for months now, because the combination of David O Russell, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper has resulted in so many previous nominations. Full Story
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In a new move for The Affair, we see everyone tonight. Everyone has a dramatic, life-changing night in the storm. Including Whitney. Dear God. I especially love that because we’re going by clock and not by perspective, the show is telling us that the things we’re seeing are objectively true. Full Story
SPOILERS So my predictions are halfway skewed because Rick was never banished from Alexandria, but the endgame is in effect—Rick is now in total control of Alexandria. The first half of The Walking Dead season six ends with Rick organizing an effort to save Alexandria after zombies overrun the city because the Alexandrians are really bad at Jenga. Full Story
Cecilia! Happy Birthday with love from Mari! Keep eating the cake! By request here’s Daniel Craig. No but seriously… 50? Really?!? And for Heather – it was suuuuuch a great game last night! Keep celebrating with Richard Armitage, Nathan Fillion, and Stromae. Full Story
The best Halloween Thanksgiving costume (Dlisted)
It's a lot easier for Mimi to be civil when she's got a billionaire's diamonds coming at her every other day (Just Jared)
Benedict Cumberbatch wants more babies (Cele|bitchy)
Oh I love this movie, and Ryan Gosling has nothing to do with it (TooFab)
How Taylor Swift inspires Adele (Pop Sugar)
Tracy Morgan has to come inside (The Superficial)
This was supposed to be for a good cause? (Hollywood Tuna)
I want to see Gugu in dresses that aren't so safe (Go Fug Yourself)
How do you smell like a movie? (Pajiba)
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Idris Elba. His line for Superdry. So they named the store after him, temporarily. But still. I'm a monogram whore. I want my name all over everything. So to me this is badass. Today I opened with Sly Stallone and how the success of Creed might result in a supporting actor nomination for him - perhaps the sentimental story of the Oscar season. Full Story
Leonardo DiCaprio spent Thanksgiving with his bonafide of 2015, Kelly Rohrbach. We know this because of social media. Before we get to that though, I want to remind you of the time Kevin Connolly, one of Leo's life bros, took a photo of all of them in Vegas when they were there for Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Full Story
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Besides the obvious answer of, “she’s a genius,” how does J.K. Rowling manage to explain a complex character in one eloquent, perfectly written tweet? Snape was a bully who loved the goodness he sensed in Lily without being able to emulate her. That was his tragedy. https://t.co/nzWhNrBxdH Full Story