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Monday, March 2, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

One week after winning Oscar, Julianne Moore showed up at the Canadian Screen Awards last night in Toronto. She was nominated for her role in David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars. And lost to Anne Dorval for her performance in Xavier Dolan’s Mommy.

Still, Julianne – who was staffed by Stephen Huvane – worked the entire press line, stopping for almost every media outlet, because, as she told the Toronto Star

“I love Toronto. I’ve been coming to Toronto to work since 1986, a really long time, so I feel I’m practically Canadian.”

Love that. Love her.

More on the CSAs later.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

PS. On Thursday March 12, I’m heading back to my alma mater, Western University (it was the University of Western Ontario back in my day) for The Walrus Talks Creativity. There are 9 speakers. And 8 of them are arty respected intellectuals. Then there’s me, the gossip c-nt, talking sh-t about celebrities. If you’re around and you want to see me look like an asshole, come by for a laugh. Click here for details.

Tatiana’s 3 FLAREs

March 2, 2015 14:13:29 Posted at March 2, 2015 14:13:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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New issue of FLARE features Tatiana Maslany on the cover. But because it’s Tatiana and Tatiana has the range, there are actually 3 covers – see attached below. My favourite is #PunkPerfection, that Joan Jett shag looks so good on her. Full Story

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Dear Gossips,

For the last few years, Ellen DeGeneres has been doing this bit on her show where she puts an earpiece on a celebrity and gets them to say whatever she orders them to say to unsuspecting civilians. David Beckham’s done it. My favourite was Sofia Vergara. Click here to see.

Anyway, they’ve now turned it into an entire show called Repeat After Me hosted by Wendi McLendon-Covey. You probably know her best from Bridesmaids. And Justin Bieber was on the first episode because he’s best friends with Ellen now since she’s helping out with his Contrition Tour. JB goes bowling. And he twerks. And it’s actually pretty cute. At the beginning, these hidden camera shows always are, right? “The conditions are not the best here.  Read Full Intro

Ryan Gosling's new best friend

February 24, 2015 18:33:55 Posted at February 24, 2015 18:33:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ryan Gosling was at Disneyland yesterday. I guess I came a day too late. But he's here so much - as we've seen - it's not like it's totally impossible that he wouldn't be back again 24 hours later. Anyway, usually when we hear about Gosling at Disney, he's on a date with a girlfriend. Full Story

Tegan and Sara & Lonely Island: Best Worst Song

February 23, 2015 08:51:06 Posted at February 23, 2015 08:51:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jeff Kravitz/ Michael Buckner/ Lester Cohen/ Kevin Winter/ Christopher Polk/ Getty Images

Nothing but love for the steeze that Tegan and Sara brought to the carpet at the Oscars, and not just because they’re Canadian. Also not just because Mae Whitman is in their I Was A Fool video. But that too. All of that, on top of the fact that they are talented and awesome and cute and not too cool to be excited and nervous and enthusiastic about being at the F-CKING OSCARS! And singing at the Oscars! No, it’s not a great song. Full Story

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Roast for ego

February 17, 2015 20:55:41 Posted at February 17, 2015 20:55:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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A promo for Justin Bieber's upcoming roast on Comedy Central has just been released. Like I said before, I don't know why people were initially so happy about this like they actually thought he'd be embarrassed. About what? He gets to take his shirt off. There's an entire show about him. Full Story

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Everybody is Beyonce

February 13, 2015 19:05:29 Posted at February 13, 2015 19:05:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I mean I guess you can’t do something like this anymore without mentioning her. And she wants the credit, godammit! (Or at least Kanye West does.) Drake released a short film yesterday. Then, last night, a new album. Tape? He’s calling it a tape. Collection? Whatever. It’s 17 tracks. Full Story

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The True Detective denim ad

February 10, 2015 17:54:28 Posted at February 10, 2015 17:54:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell, and Taylor Kitsch were photographed in LA shooting True Detective season 2 yesterday. It seems like they were shooting some kind of armed standoff. As you know, all three of them play police officers. I like Rachel in cop mode. My Photo Assumption is that all three are comfortable, relaxed with each other, totally friendly. Full Story

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The Justin Bieber Contrition Tour Week 2

February 5, 2015 18:02:57 Posted at February 5, 2015 18:02:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Justin Bieber was on Ellen last week to show you that he’s not a dick anymore. Then he posted another “I’m sorry” video on Instagram calling himself “arrogant and conceited”. Because, as I surmised at the time (click here Full Story

Ryan Reynolds: NEW DAD on Letterman

February 5, 2015 14:54:13 Posted at February 5, 2015 14:54:13
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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When was the last time you saw Ryan Reynolds on the talk show circuit? He can be charming, seems to love to gossip and is cagey as hell. Isn’t that what we’re looking for in a late night guest? Well, almost. The NEW DAD popped by Letterman last night to promote his latest film The Voices which happens to be the worst movie I saw at TIFF. Full Story

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Her name is not Violet

February 3, 2015 16:35:59 Posted at February 3, 2015 16:35:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, AKM-GSI/ Splash, George Pimentel/ Chelsea Lauren/ C Flanigan/ Getty Images

Sing it like My Name Is Not Susan. Anyway, after some random posted some random tweet about Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds naming their daughter Violet, everyone thought her name was Violet. Her name is not Violet. Confirmed definitively now by Ryan Reynolds to USA Today Full Story

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Rachel’s Nice Guy date

January 30, 2015 15:41:30 Posted at January 30, 2015 15:41:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There’s a restaurant called The Nice Guy in LA. And Ryan Gosling is shooting a movie called The Nice Guys. So for a minute there I was like…OMG? No. She went there for dinner with an unidentified dude who is demonstrably NOT anyone we know. And the paps are calling him a “mystery man”. Full Story

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Justin Bieber: reformed and roastable?

January 21, 2015 20:38:52 Posted at January 21, 2015 20:38:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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TMZ posted a story late last night about how Justin Bieber’s been changing his ways. He’s polite to people now. A couple of times this week in LA, he was out for dinner and paid for other people’s meals because they gave him a seat. Full Story

Star Wars could be getting clones

January 21, 2015 17:05:34 Posted at January 21, 2015 17:05:34
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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With New New Star Wars less than a year away, Disney continues with their plans to expand the Star Wars universe into a multi-franchise superbeast a la Marvel. The next movie in the works is a spin-off to be directed by Gareth Edwards, which is due on December 16, 2016. Details about the movie are scarce, but THR is reporting that Rooney Mara and Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany are testing this week for the female lead. Full Story

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