Monday, May 2, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Today is Princess Charlotte’s first birthday. The Cambridges have released four new photographs of her to celebrate the occasion. And, amazingly, Big G doesn’t make an appearance. Amazingly Charlotte has been permitted to enjoy her birthday without having to share it with her brother-who-will-be-king, the boy who makes everything about himself. What heirlooms would have had to be sacrificed for Big G to step away from the camera and cede the space to his sister?

Speaking of royals, Charlotte’s uncle, Prince Harry, is in Toronto today in support of the Invictus Games. This year’s Games begin next Sunday in Florida and they will take place next year in Toronto. The Prince of Toronto, Drake, has also been in town the last few days for his latest album release and the Raptors.

Hopefully someone in the city has been working to make this happen. Hopefully the timing of all of this is not an accident. Hopefully Drizzy and Harry will be real by the end of today.

Also today… the MET Gala. Co-chaired by Idris Elba and Taylor Swift. So a programming note about our coverage: it’ll be an all-nighter tonight and I’ll start posting shortly after midnight.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Justin Bieber’s engagement party

May 2, 2016 12:31:26 Posted at May 2, 2016 12:31:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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George Pimentel/ Getty Images

Justin Bieber is not engaged. His father, Jeremy, is engaged. And Justin was in Toronto on Saturday to attend his dad’s engagement party, held at a mansion in one of Toronto’s most expensive neighbourhoods where, bizarrely, an art show was also taking place. There was a tiger. The Batmobile was there. Full Story

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Drake’s biggest week

May 2, 2016 12:12:07 Posted at May 2, 2016 12:12:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Vaughn Ridley/ Getty Images

Drake’s new album, Views, dropped on Friday and reportedly sold 630,000 units in its first day exclusively on iTunes. They’re projecting as low as 800,000 for a full week and, possibly, as high as over a million. Full Story

Game of Thrones 6.2: “The first storm and the last”

May 2, 2016 11:46:59 Posted at May 2, 2016 11:46:59
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2 recap SPOILERS, THESE WILL ALWAYS BE SPOILERS So, it happened. The single most important thing on Game of Thrones happened. Tyrion let the dragons go. But they didn’t leave the pyramid! Get off your lazy asses, dragons! There are enemies to eat and things to burn down! The dragon sound design is PHENOMENAL—it would have been so easy to borrow pre-existing sound from, say, Jurassic Park dinosaurs, but the dragons sound unique, and they have never sounded better. Full Story

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May 2, 2016 – Smutty Shout-Outs

May 2, 2016 11:33:42 Posted at May 2, 2016 11:33:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

For Deanna and sweet wise Yoda who lived and left with the same generosity and consideration as her namesake. Which also means she’ll always be around, in some way, to remind you that even though you’ll always miss her, the joy of knowing her never leaves either.  Full Story

Friday, April 29, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Five years ago today, also a Friday, I was positioned at the Duke of York monument in London reporting from the royal wedding live on CTV, waiting for Will and Kate to pass by on their carriage after getting married at Westminster Abbey.  Read Full Intro

Smutty Tingles

April 29, 2016 20:42:28 Posted at April 29, 2016 20:42:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I’m impressed the guy didn’t call him back immediately. Are millennials apathetic? (Dlisted

Oh I would totally watch Julianne Moore in some kind of Dangerous Liaisons (Just Jared

I would never put Tom Hiddleston in the same category as Joaquin Phoenix (Cele|bitchy

Jimmy Kimmel’s daughter wants his job (TooFab

This is when all I could think about, ever, was Shane West (Pop Sugar

John Stamos names his moves (The Superficial

HAHAHAHAHA. But, for real, this is some real sh-t (Hollywood Tuna)

I don’t mind this look (Go Fug Yourself

Usher snapchatted his dick (Evil Beet)

The return of CJ Cregg

April 29, 2016 19:50:46 Posted at April 29, 2016 19:50:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Alex Wong/ Getty Images

I said the Queen’s video was the best thing you’d watch all day but we have a challenger. I guess though this only applies if you were a fan of The West Wing. If you were not a fan of The West Wing… WHY NOT? HOW COME? I DON’T UNDERSTAND. CJ Cregg returned to her rightful place at the White House today to brief the press about the President. Full Story

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Smutty Social Media, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 19:32:21 Posted at April 29, 2016 19:32:21
Maria Posted by Maria
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Last night Drake did a radio interview on Beats1, and talked about his relationship with The Weeknd. Or rather, his non-relationship with The Weeknd. He talked about “real time” spent together, about similar goals and roots. So why does it sound like there’s such a distance between them?   ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Full Story

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Chadwick Boseman’s moment

April 29, 2016 17:18:14 Posted at April 29, 2016 17:18:14
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Kathleen saw Captain America: Civil War yesterday and the one comment she had about it is that she’s now psyched for the Black Panther standalone movie. Civil War is already rolling out overseas, and it opens in North America next week, so this is going to be a common refrain for the next several weeks. Full Story

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Her Majesty… trashtalking!

April 29, 2016 16:35:15 Posted at April 29, 2016 16:35:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Bauer-Griffin

THIS IS THE CUTEST SH-T YOU WILL SEE ALL DAY. And it tells you too how much the Queen adores Hot Harry. So. Quick background, just in case: Hot Harry is all about the Invictus Games. You’ve seen him. He’s put a lot of energy into promoting awareness for veterans and service men and women. Full Story

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