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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Justin Bieber has graduated onto the cover of Complex Magazine. For him, this further legitimises his efforts to be recognised as a grownup pop star and not just a baby singing into a microphone. And he takes the opportunity to share with us his new adult thoughts ranging from his relationship with Selena to his relationship with God to his mistakes and more.  Read Full Intro

Drake and Serena at home

September 23, 2015 17:22:15 Posted at September 23, 2015 17:22:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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He’s been with her during her last 3 or 4 tournaments. He was backstage after her fashion show in New York – click here for a refresher. And the other night she was in Toronto, his home town, at the opening of his new restaurant partnership. Full Story

“The actor from Ontario”

September 23, 2015 16:35:38 Posted at September 23, 2015 16:35:38
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I interviewed Josh Brolin for Gangster Squad a couple of years ago. Half our interview was about Ryan Gosling’s balls…which wasn’t actually what I was asking. All I did was throw Josh a question about Ryan, what's he like to work with, their chemistry, etc. And then he started talking about Ryan’s balls and how they’re like a “vineyard”. Full Story

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Nina at home

September 22, 2015 19:33:56 Posted at September 22, 2015 19:33:56
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FameFlynet

Nina Dobrev was home in Toronto over the weekend to celebrate the TIFF premiere of her horror satire, The Final Girls, at Midnight Madness. The movie (and movie within a movie) is a really fun romp, and after a day of press, she celebrated with her co-stars Malin Akerman and Taissa Farmiga at a party before the film. Full Story

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Tatiana Maslany’s Emmy Suit

September 21, 2015 13:17:39 Posted at September 21, 2015 13:17:39
Duana Posted by Duana
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Wenn, Alberto E. Rodriguez/ John Shearer/ Steve Granitz/ Jason Merritt/ Getty Images

What would happen if I didn’t evangelize at all in this article?  What if you told me that you probably already know what I’m going to say, and we just talked about her suit? Let’s try. I loved that suit, but I think it’s emblematic of the reason why Emmy voters don’t go Maslany’s way – at least not yet. Full Story

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Boy Sh-t: Justin Bieber & Shawn Mendes edition

September 16, 2015 19:49:39 Posted at September 16, 2015 19:49:39
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Girl Sh-t Is The Best Sh-t. And Boy Sh-t Is The Best Sh-t too. When it’s baby boy sh-t though, it’s even more hilarious. As you know, Justin Bieber is trying to age. We’re seeing him move into the next stage of his career. No more mall singing. He wants to be played at the club. Full Story

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Rachel’s home Spotlight

September 15, 2015 13:11:13 Posted at September 15, 2015 13:11:13
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Stefanie Keenan/ Taylor Hill/ Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Brian de Rivera Simon/ Getty Images

Sarah’s review for Spotlight will follow this post. Here we are focusing on Toronto’s own Rachel McAdams. But I begin with an article in the Globe & Mail, Canada’s newspaper of record, published yesterday about how Hollywood has affected the festival, specifically how the Hollywood marketing and publicity machine is sidelining Canadian journalists at TIFF in favour of the major American outlets. Full Story

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Evan Rachel Wood and Ellen Page’s plus ones

September 14, 2015 17:52:16 Posted at September 14, 2015 17:52:16
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Jeff Vespa/ Walter McBride/ Michael Tran/ George Pimentel/ Sonia Recchia/ Getty Images

Evan Rachel Wood and Ellen Page play sisters in Into the Forest and spent the weekend in Toronto. Ellen, Evan and I are the same age. I've watched their careers closely and admire them both for speaking their mind, and standing up for women in Hollywood. Since Ellen has publicly revealed her sexuality and become an LGBTQ activist, you can see the difference it has had on her mental health. Full Story

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Platinum Bieber

September 10, 2015 19:50:58 Posted at September 10, 2015 19:50:58
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Wenn, FameFlynet

Justin Bieber performed today on The Today Show. With some new hair. 99% of you are probably rolling your eyes. I'm in my own corner, digging the sh-t out of it. But I have a thing for platinum blonde hair, cut short on the sides, floppy on top. I was into it when Brad Pitt did it and I was into it when Jacek did this like right when we started dating. Full Story

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Rachel in Telluride

September 8, 2015 16:03:11 Posted at September 8, 2015 16:03:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Vivien Killilea/ Getty Images

Rachel McAdams was at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend promoting Spotlight. Spotlight is receiving solid reviews coming out of Telluride and Venice and will screen at TIFF this weekend, continuing to build momentum for an Oscar run. And if it holds up, that’ll be the second ensemble in a row led by Michael Keaton to go to the show. Full Story

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