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“The actor from Ontario”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 23, 2015 16:35:38 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

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 22, 2015 19:33:56 September 22, 2015 19:33:56
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at September 21, 2015 13:17:39 September 21, 2015 13:17:39
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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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2015 13:11:13 September 15, 2015 13:11:13
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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

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 14, 2015 17:52:16 September 14, 2015 17:52:16
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 10, 2015 19:50:58 September 10, 2015 19:50:58
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2015 16:03:11 September 8, 2015 16:03:11
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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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Justin Bieber: twang and drum

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 3, 2015 15:00:25 September 3, 2015 15:00:25
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There’s been a lot of talk about Justin Bieber’s management not letting him do any live interviews to promote his new song What Do You Mean because they don’t want him to f-ck up all the gains he’s made the last 6 months during his tour of contrition. Does The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon count as live? It’s live to tape… so… really… they can edit out any issues before they go to air just before midnight. Full Story

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Chavril: it’s over!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 2, 2015 19:48:48 September 2, 2015 19:48:48
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Last year, almost exactly around this time, there were reports that Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger were done. Click here for a refresher. They tried to deny it. But it didn’t seem like they were together all that often. And then she got sick. Full Story

The Weeknd: Best VMAs performance

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 31, 2015 13:14:46 August 31, 2015 13:14:46
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According to Kanye West and those of us who represent Scarborough, Ontario, The Weeknd delivered the best performance last night at the VMAs. Kanye was really feeling it. The Weeknd brought out the Taylor Swift in Kanye West: This is what you're missing if you're not watching our All Access streams at the #VMAs Full Story

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