US Weekly gave Canadians two gifts yesterday for Canada Day. We’ll get to Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch later. Let’s start with Mimi. Always Mimi. It’s 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me, the Mimi Edition. Here are my favourites:
2. I have an extreme aversion to overhead lighting. In my opinion, elevator lighting is toxic!
No one knows more about lighting than Mimi. This is a fact.
10. I dislocated my shoulder two years ago, and it was the worst pain I’ve ever experienced. I had to wear a glove for a while because it affected my hand as well. Thanks to physical therapy, I’m finally glove-free!
How is this a new thing? WE KNOW. EVERYONE KNOWS!!!
21. I started beauty school in the 11th grade, and a year later I was officially a beauty school dropout.
How is this a new thing? WE KNOW. EVERYONE KNOWS!!! Because she repeats it in every single interview.
15. Time is irrelevant to me. I never wear a watch.
This is why the minimum wait time for Mimi is 3 hours. It’s gotten to the point now that if you have to wait less than 3 hours for Mimi to show up at an interview, you’ve failed at your job.
Click here to read the full list. What gets me is how obvious it is that Mimi thinks of herself as a mystery. The Elusive Chanteuse, indeed.
In other Mimi news, they let her walk down the stairs on James Packer’s yacht with only ONE assistant yesterday. And look. Look what happened, you fools. She stumbled. How hard could it be to install one of those stair lift on the boat? This could be Mimi!
Yours in gossip,
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Last night in New York. Little Shop Of Horrors. Ellen Greene in her defining role. Supported by Jake Gyllenhaal as the dorky Seymour. There are two more performances today and then that’s it, super exclusive. Every review I’ve read so far has been excellent. For Greene that’s not surprising. Full Story
This week, Ellen DeGeneres launched her lifestyle site, ED by Ellen. And it’s great. You weren’t expecting that, right? The celebrity lifestyle business is so overrun with reality show stars pimping waist cinchers and movie stars curating monogrammed cocktail napkins that it feels like there literally isn’t room for another one. Full Story
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My head is exploding right now. Not because Matt Damon has a ponytail (although that’s some impressively thick hair, non?). But because Matt Damon and Andy Lau are shooting a movie together. Matt Damon and Andy Lau are at a press conference together. Matt Damon and Andy Lau are laughing together. Full Story
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Since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirmed that they’re divorcing on Tuesday, after all the magazines went to print, and when everyone was slowing down for the upcoming Independence Day weekend, all entertainment outlets have been rushing out their versions of why their marriage fell apart. Full Story
“Happy 30th birthday to our resident sunshine and member of the downtrodden leggy blonde brigade Anna, from her gossipy friends. While we know that this birthday seems loaded, we can't help but be excited for your new decade and all the promise it holds. You're starting it out with the best of both worlds - a newly-minted Canadian citizen who lives in an island paradise, you're using your charm (and rapping skills) to schmooze with tennis stars, and continuing to use your expertise and native Cancerean healing abilities to bring your clients peace and happiness (and delicious food). Full Story
Judy Blume is currently in Toronto promoting her new book In The Unlikely Event. Duana wrote about it a few weeks ago – click here and click here for a refresher. This is exciting. Actually, it’s the MOST exciting. And I know many of you understand. I know many of you feel the same way: that she saved us, didn’t she? I was an awkward Chinese kid living through my parents’ divorce and finding new reasons to hate myself every day, like many of you when you were growing up, and Judy’s books were always there, not necessarily to explain or to fix it, but to tell you that you should keep trying to figure it out, that she trusted that you would figure it out. Read Full Intro
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Tomorrow is Canada Day. As you know, Mimi is my favourite way to leave for holiday. Mimi is still on holiday. With James Packer. I feel like this trip is longer than the time she actually spent on consecutive Vegas shows. Remember when Mimi was committed to a Vegas residency? That’s not the priority anymore, obviously. Full Story
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Every Friday for the last few weeks, we’ve been bracing for it, haven’t we? The Friday bury. Since it’s Canada Day tomorrow, and most of us in Canada are currently wrapping up for the day off, it does feel, for us here anyway, like a Friday bury. The timing works in America too as it’s Independence Day on Saturday and many in the US are taking an extra long weekend. Full Story
Now THIS is what I call good justice (Dlisted)
Jon Hamm plays tennis (Just Jared)
Some women are surprised that Jude Law doesn’t use birth control (Cele|bitchy)
Princess Charlotte’s pre-christening gossip (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
I might have a bbq tomorrow and it will NOT be as classy as this one (Hollywood Tuna)
Jennifer Lawrence, cute purse (Popoholic)
Alexa Chung: a croissant and wellies (Go Fug Yourself)
One of the greatest writers of her generation is writing a film, OMG (Jezebel)
Welcome to the OC, bitch! The musical (College Candy)
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Blake Lively kisses a giraffe. ...that time I went girl on girl. #CouldveDoneWithALittleLessTongue Full Story