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Jessica Chastain in Toronto

December 6, 2016 16:22:29 Posted at December 6, 2016 16:22:29
Joanna Posted by Joanna
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George Pimentel/ Getty Images

Jessica Chastain loves to work, and she’s amazing at her job. She constantly brings her A-game on-screen, but she also knows how to be a top tier celebrity, which Lainey and I saw firsthand last night at the Miss Sloane premiere in Toronto. Full Story

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The love cycle of Rihanna & Drake

October 11, 2016 17:15:41 Posted at October 11, 2016 17:15:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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246paps/ PRIMADONNA /GEMAIRA/ Splash News

After Drake put up an “I LOVE RIHANNA” sign on his face at the VMAs, they were together for a few weeks before she had to get back to work. She was in Paris to show her Fenty X Puma collection. Full Story

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Riggins in London

October 5, 2016 18:58:44 Posted at October 5, 2016 18:58:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Did you know that Friday Night Lights premiered 10 years ago this week? For some of us it’s been a decade of Clear Eyes and Full Hearts. For others, ahem, those of you who ignored my nagging and only just gave in recently, it’s been a couple of years. For all of us, it’s been …well… it’s been hard, missing them so much. Full Story

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Tomorrow is a big day for arts and culture in Canada. Kim’s Convenience, the first Canadian television sitcom starring Asian actors, will premiere tomorrow on CBC at 9pm. The show is based on a celebrated play by Ins Choi about a Korean family and their convenience store.  Read Full Intro

Please forgive Drake

September 27, 2016 14:03:20 Posted at September 27, 2016 14:03:20
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen
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Kevin Mazur/ John Shearer/ Michael Tran/ Getty Images

We need to forgive Drake for making us sit through his new “short film,” Please Forgive Me. This film has propelled his album Views back to No. 1 on the Billboard charts so he’s probably not sorry but he should be. Full Story

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The new King of Shade

September 26, 2016 20:06:58 Posted at September 26, 2016 20:06:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Chris Jackson/ DON MACKINNON/ WPA Pool/ Getty Images

All four Cambridges are in Canada right now on a royal tour of our country’s west coast. Will and Kate will be homebasing in Victoria with day trips here and there while Big G and Charlotte hang back at Government House. Kate wore a white and red Alexander McQueen on Sunday – one of her best outfits in a long time – and the two visited Sheway, a pregnancy outreach program, but the big story from their trip so far is how Big G, unlike the rest of the world, had no time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Full Story

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dear Gossips,

I am in love. I have just spent the last half an hour in my office, incapable of working, because I have fallen in love. With an academic, a true intellectual. His name is Eric Monkman. Eric Monkman took over Twitter last night during his performance on UK quiz-show University Challenge (can we please get University Challenge over here in North America?) for his intensity and his commitment to competition.  Read Full Intro