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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?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 10, 2014 18:03:54 April 10, 2014 18:03:54
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at April 3, 2014 18:31:54 April 3, 2014 18:31:54
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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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 13, 2014 15:14:35 March 13, 2014 15:14:35
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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

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

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

Orphan Black & The Canadian Screen Awards

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 10, 2014 19:44:35 March 10, 2014 19:44:35
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Rick Madonik/ George Pimentel/ Getty

I’ve been waiting all day to write about the Canadian Screen Awards to see if the photos would come down in cost…and they haven’t. Which is why there are so few of them here and I’m sorry I can’t afford anymore. To me, if the agencies could make the shots more available, perhaps we could widen the coverage. Full Story

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She went to London

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 10, 2014 14:54:10 March 10, 2014 14:54:10
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WENN

Like I said on Friday in this post, there’s no way Rihanna would skip the London stop on Drake’s tour, right? They were in Amsterdam last week. Then she was seen at a club in Brussels. And last night they went out for dinner at Nobu in London. Full Story

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The Justin Bieber tapes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 10, 2014 13:12:45 March 10, 2014 13:12:45
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FameFlynet, Corbis/ Splash

I’m not sure it’s a good idea for you to watch these on a Monday morning. I’m not sure it’s a good idea to show you something that will make you violent on a Monday morning. So maybe don’t watch if you have an important meeting coming up? Or a client lunch later on? Justin Bieber is infuriating at the best of times. Full Story

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