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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.
Dear Gossips,So the American Music Awards. And Celine. And Alanis. Both sounded amazing. Definitely two of the highlights. There were some notable presenters too. I enjoy the new, much more congenial Harrison Ford. Like, he was never at Tommy Lee Jones levels of grumpy but this current attitude – playful and light – is definitely refreshing. Read Full Intro
Deadpool is still a few months away, but publicity is ramping up with the release of set interviews from production earlier this year, and in one such interview Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller state that Deadpool is pansexual, which makes him the first major non-heteronormative movie superhero. Full Story
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Ryan Gosling was at the Hollywood Film Awards last night to present to Saoirse Ronan. He directed her in Lost River. She was given the New Hollywood Award. And that’s basically why the Hollywood Film Awards are totally ridiculous. Since when is Saoirse Ronan “new”? She was nominated for an Oscar (for Atonement) SEVEN YEARS AGO. Full Story
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Our Brand Is Crisis opens next week. The Hollywood premiere is on Monday. As you know, George Clooney is one of the producers. Check him out with Amal yesterday after lunch in Beverly Hills with David Milliband, a British politician. Do I have to care about this? Clooney told reporters last week when asked whether or not he plans to run for office that Full Story
The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, doesn’t grant many interviews. He tells Rolling Stone that it’s because he never graduated high school and still feels intimidated by those he perceives to be more educated. But this is Rolling Stone. And he’s had a breakthrough year. And how could you turn down the opportunity? The interview is revealing and insightful. Full Story
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Lynn Hirschberg interviewed Drake for W’s Art magazine. The connection here is that Drake curated the soundtrack for a Sotheby’s exhibit earlier this year (click here for a refresher) and he talks to her about inspiration and process and that he’s been thinking of returning to his other art-form, what a lot of people would say was his first art-form: acting. Full Story
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Keanu Reeves rolled up to The Today Show on his bike this morning. I guess that’s a cool thing to do? I’ve never been a girl who got hard for a guy on a bike. Charlie Hunnam? Sure. But it’s Charlie Hunnam. He could be eating chicken feet, I’d still be hard. Being Canadian, I like a guy on skates. Full Story
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Justin Bieber’s dick took over the internet late Wednesday and through Thursday. And now he’s threatening to sue. The New York Daily News was the first to publish censored photos of JB free-cocking in Bora Bora on Wednesday afternoon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a letter from JB’s legal team was sent to the newspaper on Wednesday. Full Story