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Will Arnett and my birthplace

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 13, 2012 15:53:51 April 13, 2012 15:53:51
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Will Arnett hosted the first annual Laughter Is The Best Medicine Gala in support of Toronto East General Hospital last night. I was born at Toronto East General! And my cousin Cat and I worked there for a summer as kitchen staff. They always say hospital food sucks. I put on 10 lbs working there because it didn’t. Full Story

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Battleship: Big, dumb, loud…successful?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 13, 2012 14:27:20 April 13, 2012 14:27:20
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It’s crept up on me slowly, but for the last six weeks or so, I’ve thought that Battleship, the movie based on a boardgame, would surprise people. Sure, it looks big and dumb and loud and it reminds me of Transformers in less-than-flattering ways, but it kind of looks fun. Succeeding in summer is often not so much about quality storytelling or acting but about quality fun. Full Story

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Rachel & Hayden back in Barbados

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 12, 2012 21:09:50 April 12, 2012 21:09:50
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For the 3 or 4 of you who were wondering whether or not Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are still together...They are!And they’re on holiday in Barbados with her family. Bilson and Christensen have been together 5 years now, at one point engaged, with a six month break last year. Are you still reading? Why do I care? There’s something here that’s worth observing about their careers, an ongoing discussion. Full Story

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Blake & Ryan in the suburbs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 12, 2012 20:38:27 April 12, 2012 20:38:27

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were just spotted in Connecticut this afternoon, holding hands, walking down Elm Street. Which Elm Street? Does it matter? It’s an Elm Street in the suburbs. And they seem to be spending a lot of time in the suburbs lately, as often as they can get away from the city. They were in CT in December and have been back to visit a couple of different towns since and, well, I feel like these two went from Leonardo DiCaprio into super SERIOUS without pausing at “dating” or “let’s see where this goes”. Full Story

Rachel & Michael: game face in London

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 11, 2012 21:16:08 April 11, 2012 21:16:08
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It’s mostly maturity and experience, of course, but I do love how...comfortable Rachel McAdams seems to be with Michael Sheen when they’re working, together, and promoting whatever project it is that is before them. She is supporting his work, happily. She understands that being there with him, at the premiere tonight of The Gospel Of Us in London, means even more attention for his film. Full Story

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They won Ryan

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 10, 2012 16:57:28 April 10, 2012 16:57:28

The marquee auction item at the Covenant House Vancouver annual Night Of New Beginnings gala (hosted by me!) in November was a prize donated by Ryan Reynolds that included two exclusive tickets to the North American premiere of Safe House, in Hollywood, with access to the after-party, a night’s hotel stay, and of course the opportunity to spend a little time with Ryan himself. Full Story

When you’re ready, just say you’re ready

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 9, 2012 17:32:04 April 9, 2012 17:32:04
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'Cause if you let meHere's what I'll do I'll take care of you Obviously I am obsessed with Drake’s video for Take Care featuring Rihanna. But what does it mean? Is it close? Is it too close? Is it real? Is it just real enough? Whatever it is, it’s temptation for assumption. And my assumptions are all over it. Full Story

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Lea & Cory on Easter holiday

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 9, 2012 16:28:39 April 9, 2012 16:28:39
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Lea Michele and Cory Monteith spent the weekend in Cabo by the pool. So I guess their love is, like, for real for reals now? I mean, I feel like that happiness on her face is totally for reals. I don’t know that she’s that great of an actor that she’s faking those feelings. And, well, at the risk of getting into a fight with you all, I think I might be into it. Full Story

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Rachel’s Easter with Michael

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 9, 2012 13:57:45 April 9, 2012 13:57:45
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Rachel McAdams has been in Berlin working the last few weeks. Yesterday however she turned up in Wales to support boyfriend Michael Sheen at the premiere of his film The Gospel Of Us. Earlier in the day the two were seen enjoying Easter brunch with his family. Many of you have been emailing lately asking about whether or not these two are still solid. Full Story

Teenagers eating cheap food

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 5, 2012 19:58:35 April 5, 2012 19:58:35
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My friend Lorella emailed me earlier today with one of these photos attached and the following message:OMG. At first I thought this was JLo. God I’m so embarrassed for her. I laughed for an hour. Anyway, it’s obviously not JLo and the backup dancer, no. Here are Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber enjoying an economical picnic yesterday in LA. Full Story

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The Legend Of Ryan Gosling

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 4, 2012 19:46:23 April 4, 2012 19:46:23
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Bauer-Griffin

You hear about this?A British journalist called Laurie Penny was crossing the street the wrong way yesterday and could have been hit by a cab but Ryan Gosling “rescued” her. Then she tweeted about it. The story made headlines everywhere. Click here Full Story