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Rachel’s award season

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 9, 2016 18:07:24 February 9, 2016 18:07:24
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It was a busy weekend for Rachel McAdams. She was at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Friday. On Saturday she was with Spotlight director Tom McCarthy at the Directors Guild Awards. And then yesterday she was at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon to celebrate her first nomination. This is not the year that Rachel will win. Full Story

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Ryan & Blake for Deadpool

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 9, 2016 15:49:03 February 9, 2016 15:49:03
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Ryan Reynolds’s Deadpool opens on Friday. Reviews so far have been pretty good. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago – click here for a refresher – I’m not sure he’s worked as hard at promotion as he has on this press tour. Full Story

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Ryan Gosling at the SAGs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2016 14:39:00 February 1, 2016 14:39:00
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Ryan Gosling did not walk the carpet at the SAGs. He didn’t walk at the Golden Globes either. Don’t be surprised if he doesn’t walk at the Oscars; he was confirmed as a presenter last week. Inevitable next question: Rachel? Ryan and Rachel? They weren’t seated very close to each other at all at the SAGs. Full Story

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Rachel & Ryan at the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 29, 2016 15:54:03 January 29, 2016 15:54:03
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As mentioned earlier, Ryan Gosling was one on the Academy’s first list of presenters released yesterday. The Big Short might be making a late surge in the Oscar race. Ryan’s obviously going to support his film but also to get a head start on promoting The Nice Guys, coming out in April. Full Story

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Serenity is in special white

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 19, 2016 14:59:39 January 19, 2016 14:59:39
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Prince Albert and Serene Charlene were at the Vatican yesterday to meet with Pope Francis. According to the Holy See Press Office, their discussion was “cordial” as they talked about: “…environmental protection, humanitarian aid, and the integral development of peoples. Full Story

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Rachel reps Spotlight

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 18, 2016 13:33:02 January 18, 2016 13:33:02
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Rachel McAdams was the only Spotlight cast member present at the Critics’ Choice Awards last night and spoke on behalf of the cast when it was named Best Acting Ensemble. “Our cast” is what she said, which is the way it should be said. Once again, just as it was at the Golden Globes, Rachel was joined at the event by Sacha Pfeiffer. Full Story

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The all-white Oscars …again

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 14, 2016 15:04:43 January 14, 2016 15:04:43
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Idris Elba was Netflix’s best chance at an Oscar nomination for Beasts Of No Nation. But the Academy isn’t ready yet for Netflix to come and f-ck up the order of the film industry. He was left off the list of Best Supporting Actors. When Straight Outta Compton was called for Best Original Screenplay, I thought, OMG, Compton will make Best Picture! Nope. Full Story

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Jacob Tremblay, from Room. And also from Vancouver. I miss you every day, Vancouver. Anyway, Jacob’s dad was trending during the Golden Globes the other night, did you hear about this? Click here  Read Full Intro

#jailey

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 4, 2016 13:40:19 January 4, 2016 13:40:19

I have a new New Year’s Resolution: that that will be the first and last time I call them #jailey on my blog. It’s a terrible moniker. But that’s what’s been blowing up on social media since last night when Justin Bieber posted this shot of him kissing Hailey Baldwin on Instagram:   A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) Full Story

Leonardo DiCaprio: Who Has Seen The Wind

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2015 21:02:40 December 10, 2015 21:02:40

Every kid in Canada growing up in my era had to read that book by W.O. Mitchell. Is it still the same? Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for a Best Actor Drama Golden Globe today for his gruelling, freezing, This Is Sparta! performance in The Revenant. And I know you know but, just for fun, let’s recap all of his movie star hardships, from having to slumber among animal guts to eating raw animal to trudging through the snow and… the bear. Full Story

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Dear Gossips,

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… At my place, definitely. We put up the tree on Saturday night. It looks AMAZING. All I want to do all day is sit in the living room and stare at it. As I mentioned last week, Jann Arden’s new album, A Jann Arden Christmas, was playing during our Christmas takeover.  Read Full Intro