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Drake The North

April 22, 2014 13:52:34 Posted at April 22, 2014 13:52:34
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Game 2, the Toronto Raptors host the Brooklyn Nets tonight at the Air Canada Centre. Why am I in New York? Well, Jacek always says I jinx my teams. Maybe it’s a good thing because we lost on Saturday and that can’t happen again this evening. The Raptors official ambassador, Drake, was photographed in Toronto with friends on Sunday, likely to support his team. Full Story

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

The Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup today featuring some strong Canadian representation from David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, and the darling Xavier Dolan. Jesus. He’s only 25 years old. And it seems like every year Dolan has a film for the festival. So incredibly productive. Dolan’s latest, Mommy, is screening in competition this time, his first time. I miss his glasses. I wonder if he’ll ever bring them back.

More on Cannes later this morning. But after over a year of absence, Ryan Gosling will be there. And it’s always a good show when he shows up on the Croisette, even though he skipped last year when Only God Forgives was part of the festival.

FYI on blog scheduling: it’s a holiday in Canada tomorrow and I will not be blogging.  Read Full Intro

Together but not together?

April 10, 2014 18:03:54 Posted at April 10, 2014 18:03:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rihanna and Drake were both at the Clippers game last night. She went with her best friend Melissa Ford. He went with his boys. They sat apart. But at one point, Drake went over to see her. And they hugged. And I don’t know how to read this hug. Is there hesitation in her face? Is it because she knows there’s an audience? Is it because she’ll never love him as much as he loves her? I prefer the shot of them face to face – he’s saying something, and I’m photo assuming that it’s “woo talk”, and she’s smiling. Full Story

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Days In The East

April 3, 2014 18:31:54 Posted at April 3, 2014 18:31:54
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Jeff Gross/ Getty

I love this thing where songs just get dropped, kind of at random.  When one feels like it.  Keeps the fans on their toes, right ? This one is called Days In The East and allegedly, it is about the romance between he and Rihanna, now that it’s back.  It took me a minute to be convinced. Full Story

Monday, March 31, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

“Sara just told me not to forget to thank the JUNOs and CARAS. When we asked our parents if we could play music instead of go to University they were very mad at us. [we then signed a label with Neil Young some time in between…] We are absolutely in our 30s…I don’t think many people thought that two queer kids from Northeast Calgary would make it here.” – Tegan of Tegan and Sara last night at the JUNO Awards where they won Single of the Year (Closer), Group of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year.

Do you love them? I love them. How can you not love them?

Winnipeg evidently did not love Justin Bieber. He was booed. Winnipeg should not love Robin Thicke who bailed on the JUNOs citing “mandatory vocal rest” but… you know… YOU KNOW.  Read Full Intro

Friday, March 28, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

The JUNO Awards are this weekend in Winnipeg! Serena Ryder leads the way with the most nominations and she’ll probably be up on stage a lot on Sunday night. Serena’s music got a lot of play this year all over the radio…so, if it’s OK, I’d like to give some love to my favourite Serena song that (in my opinion) didn’t get enough when it first came out a few years ago: Weak In The Knees is a track that I will never, ever, ever take off my iPod. I feel about Weak In The Knees the way I feel about Jann Arden’s Insenstive.

As for my favourite song of 2014 by a Canadian artist or artists? I Was A Fool by Tegan and Sara. Come on! Mae Whitman is in the video! 

The JUNOs air on Sunday on CTV.

To read this weekend: Emma Donoghue’s new book Frog Music.  Read Full Intro

Rihanna & Drake week

March 14, 2014 15:45:56 Posted at March 14, 2014 15:45:56
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It’s been a good week. I’ve written by Rihanna + Drake all week. How could it not be a GREAT week? She’s with him on tour. They’re inseparable. They’re holding hands. They’re staying out late. They’re sleeping in. Full Story

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Rihanna and Drake holding hands

March 13, 2014 15:14:35 Posted at March 13, 2014 15:14:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jeff Gross/ Getty

I wore earrings yesterday per the Chinese Squawking Chicken’s orders so that my luck wouldn’t fall down my shoulders – click here for a refresher. And then Rihanna and Drake held hands. It’s like the Squawking Chicken knows how to talk to the Gossip Genie. Full Story

Baby and his Most Elegant Princess

March 11, 2014 14:30:02 Posted at March 11, 2014 14:30:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

See, this is the kind of video I prefer. I don’t want to watch deposition video of Justin Bieber being a sh-t to a lawyer. I would rather watch him in a dance studio with Selena Gomez, his “Most Elegant Princess” doing a corny move-by-move interpretation of John Legend’s Ordinary People. Full Story

Orphan Black & The Canadian Screen Awards

March 10, 2014 19:44:35 Posted at March 10, 2014 19:44:35
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Rick Madonik/ George Pimentel/ Getty

I’ve been waiting all day to write about the Canadian Screen Awards to see if the photos would come down in cost…and they haven’t. Which is why there are so few of them here and I’m sorry I can’t afford anymore. To me, if the agencies could make the shots more available, perhaps we could widen the coverage. Full Story

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She went to London

March 10, 2014 14:54:10 Posted at March 10, 2014 14:54:10
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WENN

Like I said on Friday in this post, there’s no way Rihanna would skip the London stop on Drake’s tour, right? They were in Amsterdam last week. Then she was seen at a club in Brussels. And last night they went out for dinner at Nobu in London. Full Story

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The Justin Bieber tapes

March 10, 2014 13:12:45 Posted at March 10, 2014 13:12:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I’m not sure it’s a good idea for you to watch these on a Monday morning. I’m not sure it’s a good idea to show you something that will make you violent on a Monday morning. So maybe don’t watch if you have an important meeting coming up? Or a client lunch later on? Justin Bieber is infuriating at the best of times. Full Story

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Drake apologises for acting like Justin Bieber

February 14, 2014 14:10:49 Posted at February 14, 2014 14:10:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Drake was supposed to be on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone. The magazine decided to go with Philip Seymour Hoffman instead. And Drake decided to rage about it on Twitter. What initially set him off was that he claims that he didn’t disrespect Kanye West in the interview. This quote in particular is what offended him: "There were some real questionable bars on (Yeezus). Full Story

Rachel is not with Ryan who is still with Eva Mendes

February 10, 2014 20:50:59 Posted at February 10, 2014 20:50:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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 Sorry. I know after all the recent reports that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes broke up, some of you, many of you, were hoping that Rachel McAdams would be his bonafide again. Tonight on etalk, we have exclusive new photos of Rachel in Montreal this weekend. Full Story