Monday, November 30, 2015

Dear Gossips,

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. 

Erykah isn’t a believer either

November 30, 2015 15:18:57 Posted at November 30, 2015 15:18:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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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Jennifer Lawrence is going back

November 30, 2015 14:52:08 Posted at November 30, 2015 14:52:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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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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You Were Supposed To Be The Good Guy

November 30, 2015 14:22:35 Posted at November 30, 2015 14:22:35
Duana Posted by Duana
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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

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The Rickator returns

November 30, 2015 14:03:55 Posted at November 30, 2015 14:03:55
Sarah Posted by Sarah

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

November 30, 2015 – Smutty Shout-Outs

November 30, 2015 13:52:12 Posted at November 30, 2015 13:52:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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

Friday, November 27, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Welcome back to those of you who were off yesterday for American Thanksgiving. I was here when you were eating turkey! Please scroll down to get caught up on yesterday’s blog. I love it when awards season gives us a sentimental favourite.  Read Full Intro

Smutty Tingles

November 27, 2015 20:54:19 Posted at November 27, 2015 20:54:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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

Idris's big sign

November 27, 2015 20:41:45 Posted at November 27, 2015 20:41:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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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

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Leo's social media Thanksgiving

November 27, 2015 20:02:06 Posted at November 27, 2015 20:02:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

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

Ben & Sienna kissing

November 27, 2015 18:08:04 Posted at November 27, 2015 18:08:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Well, we've been waiting for it, haven't we? I have. Ever since Ben Affleck put Sienna Miller in his movie, I've been calling for it. And here it is. Check out Ben and Sienna on the set of Live By Night, kissing in character. Is it hitting you where your gossip lives? Um. Medium? Like I could totally, totally see it. Full Story

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Thanksgiving Bourne

November 27, 2015 17:46:58 Posted at November 27, 2015 17:46:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Matt Damon is in Berlin this week continuing to work on the new Bourne and, seemingly, staying away from awards campaigning. Which certainly makes him look a lot less hungry for it than, say, Leonardo DiCaprio. But considering that there might be a 6th man out in the Best Actor race, I do wish he'd step on it a little, just so Leo doesn't walk away with it like it's belonged to him the entire time. Full Story

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Gwen & Blake separate for Thanksgiving

November 27, 2015 16:32:02 Posted at November 27, 2015 16:32:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There are rumours that Blake Shelton invited Gwen Stefani and her boys to spend Thanksgiving at his home in Oklahoma. That turned out to be bullsh-t. Blake was seen getting out of LA on a private jet a couple of days ago and here’s Gwen with her kids at her parents’ yesterday. You’ll note though that when she arrived at the house, she was on her phone. Full Story

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