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Drake sets records

March 30, 2011 11:53:48 Posted at March 30, 2011 11:53:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s official. Drake’s JUNOs were the most watched on record – some 7.6 Canadians tuned it at one point or another during the telecast with an average of 2.4 million viewers peaking at over 3 million during Shania Twain’s acceptance speech when she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Full Story

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dear Gossips,

I know I sound like a major home teamer but Drake hosted the SH-T out of the Juno Awards last night in Toronto. It was something for everyone. Appropriate for everyone. Cool without crossing the line, respectful without being ass kissy, funny and engaging without seeming like he was trying too hard.  Read Full Intro

The Heart Truth 2011

March 25, 2011 07:04:00 Posted at March 25, 2011 07:04:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s Fashion Week in Toronto. And The Heart Truth Fashion Show is always one of the highlights. The Heart Truth campaign encourages women to identify risks and warning signs for heart disease and stroke, providing women with the tools they need to take charge of their heart health. This is especially relevant for women 40 – 60 years old. Full Story

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Ryan jams, Ryan in a trench, & Jena Malone

March 24, 2011 10:32:21 Posted at March 24, 2011 10:32:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey

SO good, right? Ryan Gosling continues to work on The Ides of March in Michigan with George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman – my Haymitch in The Hunger Games, although I could be persuaded into something really, really out of the box, I mean it has to be f-cking crazy, no one would ever think it, so original. Full Story

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Filler Palate Cleanser breakup or not

March 24, 2011 09:45:00 Posted at March 24, 2011 09:45:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Rachel Bilson is what you call filler content on a blog between articles. Like, you’re in that dead zone between morning and afternoon when the photo agencies are loading up new content and you don’t want to go front heavy, particularly today as I’m trying to pace out my posts for when I fly in a few hours and oh look, there’s a Rachel Bilson story… I’d never lead with Rachel Bilson because, obviously. Full Story

Drake man-hugs, will host

March 18, 2011 10:14:46 Posted at March 18, 2011 10:14:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Juno Awards. 40th anniversary. In Toronto. March 27th. Drake is hosting. And Shania Twain will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. And Sarah McLachlan will perform. Bryan Adams is presenting. Adams just announced he is to be a father for the first time at 51. His personal assistant is the baby mother. Full Story

Return of the Queen

March 16, 2011 06:53:49 Posted at March 16, 2011 06:53:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Of Vegas. It’s Celine. She’s back at Caesars for a multiyear run that will reportedly earn her $100 million. Last night was the kick-off. Obviously I wasn’t there, but judging from the photos, well, it certainly looks like Celine was Celine. And maybe even with a few new moves? Am currently obsessed with what appears to be a gesture from the half-hip – check out the photo of her in the black dress with the generous slit as she’s throwing one side of her body into some kind of gyration. Full Story

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Ellen's Super poster

March 15, 2011 06:59:57 Posted at March 15, 2011 06:59:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Have you seen it? Check out the new Super poster featuring Ellen Page. The trailer is below. About Rainn Wilson whose wife is seduced by a skeezy drug dealer, played hilariously by Kevin Bacon. To assuage his feelings of inadequacy, Wilson becomes a superhero with Ellen as his diminutive scrawny sidekick, hopping around enthusiastically in a yellow and green unitard. Full Story

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Making a bag of dogsh-t look good

March 15, 2011 06:38:00 Posted at March 15, 2011 06:38:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s not my favourite thing in the world, picking up my dogs’ sh-t, but it’s what happens when you have dogs. You pick up a lot of sh-t. And here’s Ryan Gosling after picking up his dog’s sh-t in Detroit on the set of the Ides of March. I like it that Ralph has been travelling with him. Full Story

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SO cute

March 11, 2011 08:07:00 Posted at March 11, 2011 08:07:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

For those of you who email regularly asking for Jay Baruchel – he and Alison Pill are engaged. A little bit of Canadian entertainment royalty! He’s 28, she’s 25. Jay confirmed it last night at the Genie Awards, thanking his “fiancée” onstage during his acceptance speech. Full Story

Ryan Gosling and John Mayer fan encounters

March 8, 2011 12:43:25 Posted at March 8, 2011 12:43:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Ryan Gosling was in Detroit yesterday as production on The Ides of March has moved there after Cincinnati. Ryan stopped for autographs and a few photos. And that is totally a Josh Lyman tie. I miss Josh Lyman. Is his character a little Josh Lyman-y? OMG can you imagine? Josh Lyman’s personality – and gait – with Ryan Gosling’s everything else? Please let there be a lot of walking and talking in George Clooney’s movie. Full Story

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