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Blake & Pam: Blondes in Cannes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 13, 2014 17:06:56 May 13, 2014 17:06:56
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Wenn, Marc Piasecki/ Getty

You can’t imagine how much joy I’m taking in putting these two in the same article… Blake Lively has arrived in Cannes likely for her role as L’Oreal ambassador but her husband, Ryan Reynolds, has a film in the festival from director Atom Egoyan called The Captive that’s screening in competition. Full Story

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The perfect son

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 12, 2014 14:52:11 May 12, 2014 14:52:11
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AKM-GSI/ Splash

Justin Bieber took his ma to the Clippers game for Mother’s Day yesterday. Apparently they booed him when he moved to kiss her. It didn’t deter him. He gave one of his best performances in a long time. And by best, I mean that he was the least annoying that he’s been in a long time. Full Story

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Rachel kissing Patrick

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 5, 2014 16:02:04 May 5, 2014 16:02:04
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Pacific Coast News

Please note, Rachel McAdams is not kissing Ryan Gosling. Please note, they have not gotten back together. I stress this because there was some bullsh-t that was reported a couple of months ago when people thought Gosling and Eva Mendes broke up. They did not. But you keep wishing for it. And it’s time to let that die. Full Story

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Everything Almost.

It’s Jann Arden’s new album, released today. I’ve had the honour of working with Jann the last few weeks and knowing her the last few months on The Social. There never was a more generous, honest, crazy kind, and hilarious artist…friend…person.

Jann actually IS Everything. Just Everything.

She will never, ever make you feel sh-tty or regretful for supporting her. She will never let you down. Too often entertainers let us down. Jann’s one of the very, very few who you’ll stay in love with, like, forever. You will love her the most. And she’ll never make you change your mind. The new song is below.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Ellen Page’s FLARE cover

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 29, 2014 14:47:07 April 29, 2014 14:47:07

The June issue of FLARE will be available on NextIssue on May 3 and newsstands May 12. The cover? Ellen Page! And her abs. She’s expressing herself. And I’m expressing that I’m obsessed with her. This cover is THE BEST. “Loving ladies and living proud” There couldn’t be a better cover, right? No, there really couldn’t. Full Story

Taylor Kitsch in the hockey box

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 24, 2014 20:36:33 April 24, 2014 20:36:33
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Glenn James/ NHL Images

Taylor Kitsch was in Dallas last night to watch the Stars even up their playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks who were playing without Ryan Getzlaf. Kitsch is Canadian. He’s obviously a hockey fan. Why Dallas? My presumption: Friday Night Lights. Filmed in Austin. And he has a home there. Full Story

14 and under

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

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

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

#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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 22, 2014 13:52:34 April 22, 2014 13:52:34
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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?

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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