Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dear Gossips,

A few years ago I was in New York for a junket and met up with some people from Degrassi: The Next Generation. Five minutes goes by and the cast is mobbed by a crowd that just kept growing in Central Park. It’s one of my favourite stories to tell. Degrassi is a pretty big deal everywhere around the world (Lin-Manuel Miranda is a fangirl) but for some reason (maybe because we’re so self-loathing) grossly underappreciated here at home in Canada. Degrassi alumni continue to work and develop in Canada, supporting the Canadian creative industry, and keeping their talents in the place and space where it was first discovered.

My friend Paula Brancati is one of those artists. Her film, People Hold On, is available digitally today in Canada and the United States. This is the first film out of her production company; she co-wrote it with her producing partner Michael Seater and it features rising Canadian talent. In addition to all that, Paula is currently touring with Matilda the Musical and also stars in the Toronto production of Matilda beginning July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. Right. Did I mention she sings and composes her own music? Paula Brancati is a hustler. And she’s one of Canada’s most promising young content creators.

People Hold On is now available on iTunes and for more information click here.

Yours in gossip,


Memorial Colin

May 31, 2016 14:31:43 Posted at May 31, 2016 14:31:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There’s been a lot of broken love in gossip lately. So to welcome those of you in the US back from your long weekend, let’s ease in with quick hits of love intact. Colin Farrell spent Memorial Day in LA. On Saturday he was papped at the In-N-Out drive-thru with his girlfriend. Looks like the woman we first saw him with back in January – click here Full Story

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Radiohead, Thom, Kate

May 30, 2016 19:47:43 Posted at May 30, 2016 19:47:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
VIPix/ Splash News, AKM-GSI, Matthew Baker/ Getty Images

Last Thursday Jacek and I had dinner listening to Radiohead on all album shuffle. We’ve lived with the new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, for a few weeks now. It’s so f-cking good. It’s so f-cking gorgeous. That night, Radiohead played The Roundhouse in London, the first time they performed in London since 2012. Full Story

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Smutty Tingles

May 30, 2016 18:05:31 Posted at May 30, 2016 18:05:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Prince William in royal position (Dlisted

Liam Hemsworth talks about Miley Cyrus but not really (Just Jared

Is Tom Hiddleston getting what he begged for? (Cele|bitchy

JLO at the pool party (TooFab

A Beckham baby throwback (Pop Sugar

What’s he going to say that they’re so afraid of??? (The Superficial

Bralet on the outside (Hollywood Tuna

Don’t mind the jumpsuit. Hate the hair. (Go Fug Yourself

Memorial Day memories of Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl

McAvoy, Fassbender, and Lawrence in X-Men: Apocalypse

May 30, 2016 17:42:32 Posted at May 30, 2016 17:42:32
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Are people ready yet to admit that the X-Men movies aren’t very good? There is no reason in a year in which people accepted Captain America and the f*cking Vision in the same film for an X-Men movie to look as drab and boring as X-Men: Apocalypse looks. Sixteen years and nine movies into the franchise, and nothing has f*cking changed in the world of the X-Men, despite a decades-spanning storyline. Full Story

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Everyone else speaks for Johnny Depp

May 30, 2016 14:30:09 Posted at May 30, 2016 14:30:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Andreas Rentz/ Getty Images

This wasn’t supposed to happen to the Top Tier. This kind of sh-t is usually reserved for the low level, the B list and under. But, as I mentioned in today’s open, a new world order has taken hold in Hollywood. Which is why it seems like every other week, another major star is burning out. Full Story

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