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14 and under

April 23, 2014 16:39:04 Posted at April 23, 2014 16:39:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This is what I always say about Avril Lavigne: her fan base never grows with her. So she has to keep going back to mining from the 14 and under demo. That’s the only age range that will appreciate –if that’s the word – her new video for the song Hello Kitty, which actually includes this line: “Like a fat kid on a pack of Smarties. Full Story

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Courtside priorities

April 23, 2014 15:06:15 Posted at April 23, 2014 15:06:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

#WeTheNorth Jacek’s right. If I want a team to win, I have to get as far away from them as possible. As expected, Drake was courtside at the Raptors game last night to watch the Northern Uprising even the series against the Brooklyn Nets. Now I’m curious to know if he’ll travel with the team to New York for the next game on Friday. Full Story

Drake The North

April 22, 2014 13:52:34 Posted at April 22, 2014 13:52:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Pacific Coast News

Game 2, the Toronto Raptors host the Brooklyn Nets tonight at the Air Canada Centre. Why am I in New York? Well, Jacek always says I jinx my teams. Maybe it’s a good thing because we lost on Saturday and that can’t happen again this evening. The Raptors official ambassador, Drake, was photographed in Toronto with friends on Sunday, likely to support his team. Full Story

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dear Gossips,

The Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup today featuring some strong Canadian representation from David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, and the darling Xavier Dolan. Jesus. He’s only 25 years old. And it seems like every year Dolan has a film for the festival.  Read Full Intro

Together but not together?

April 10, 2014 18:03:54 Posted at April 10, 2014 18:03:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, WAB/ London Entertainment/ Splash

Rihanna and Drake were both at the Clippers game last night. She went with her best friend Melissa Ford. He went with his boys. They sat apart. But at one point, Drake went over to see her. And they hugged. And I don’t know how to read this hug. Is there hesitation in her face? Is it because she knows there’s an audience? Is it because she’ll never love him as much as he loves her? I prefer the shot of them face to face – he’s saying something, and I’m photo assuming that it’s “woo talk”, and she’s smiling. Full Story

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Days In The East

April 3, 2014 18:31:54 Posted at April 3, 2014 18:31:54
Duana Posted by Duana
Photos:
Jeff Gross/ Getty

I love this thing where songs just get dropped, kind of at random.  When one feels like it.  Keeps the fans on their toes, right ? This one is called Days In The East and allegedly, it is about the romance between he and Rihanna, now that it’s back.  It took me a minute to be convinced. Full Story

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dear Gossips,

“Sara just told me not to forget to thank the JUNOs and CARAS. When we asked our parents if we could play music instead of go to University they were very mad at us. [we then signed a label with Neil Young some time in between…] We are absolutely in our 30s…I don’t think many people thought that two queer kids from Northeast Calgary would make it here.  Read Full Intro

Friday, March 28, 2014

Dear Gossips,

The JUNO Awards are this weekend in Winnipeg! Serena Ryder leads the way with the most nominations and she’ll probably be up on stage a lot on Sunday night. Serena’s music got a lot of play this year all over the radio…so, if it’s OK, I’d like to give some love to my favourite Serena song that (in my opinion) didn’t get enough when it first came out a few years ago: Weak In The Knees is a track that I will never, ever, ever take off my iPod.  Read Full Intro

Rihanna & Drake week

March 14, 2014 15:45:56 Posted at March 14, 2014 15:45:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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FameFlynet, Keystone

It’s been a good week. I’ve written by Rihanna + Drake all week. How could it not be a GREAT week? She’s with him on tour. They’re inseparable. They’re holding hands. They’re staying out late. They’re sleeping in. Full Story

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Rihanna and Drake holding hands

March 13, 2014 15:14:35 Posted at March 13, 2014 15:14:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
Jeff Gross/ Getty

I wore earrings yesterday per the Chinese Squawking Chicken’s orders so that my luck wouldn’t fall down my shoulders – click here for a refresher. And then Rihanna and Drake held hands. It’s like the Squawking Chicken knows how to talk to the Gossip Genie. Full Story

Baby and his Most Elegant Princess

March 11, 2014 14:30:02 Posted at March 11, 2014 14:30:02
Lainey Posted by Lainey

See, this is the kind of video I prefer. I don’t want to watch deposition video of Justin Bieber being a sh-t to a lawyer. I would rather watch him in a dance studio with Selena Gomez, his “Most Elegant Princess” doing a corny move-by-move interpretation of John Legend’s Ordinary People. Full Story