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Movie Drake

October 19, 2010 10:53:41 Posted at October 19, 2010 10:53:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I wrote the other day that, being Canadian, it's a professional obligation to care about Justin Bieber. He's one of the biggest entertainers on the planet, whether you agree with that or not. Drake is also one of the biggest entertainers on the planet, also Canadian, also a professional obligation, but not nearly as cloying. Full Story

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Back to the Future 2010

October 18, 2010 07:29:54 Posted at October 18, 2010 07:29:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Spike TV’s Scream 2010 happened this weekend in LA. They honoured the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future with Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd and the DeLorean. Fox showed up with wife Tracy Pollan. They look so great, don’t they look so great? I like him in skinny jeans. He was 24 when Back to the Future was released. Full Story

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Blue Valentine from LA to London

October 15, 2010 13:26:18 Posted at October 15, 2010 13:26:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Ryan Gosling dirty and greasy on the set of Drive. I’ll give you a minute. His other film Blue Valentine screened today at the London Film Festival represented by co-star Michelle Williams. She’s there shooting her Marilyn Monroe project, explains the shock blonde hair. It’s severe but on her I like it very much. Full Story

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There’s a Bieber everything

October 15, 2010 08:14:45 Posted at October 15, 2010 08:14:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jacek was just processing these pictures a few minutes ago and I heard him mutter under his breath, “This little Bieber punk, just looking at him makes me angry”. We are straight up OLD. And the thing is, we are professionally obliged to care about him. On the pop culture front, obviously, but also because I am Canadian, and I work for a Canadian tv show, and Bieber being Canadian, it’s a f-cking full court press in this country every day when it comes to this kid. Full Story

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October 11, 2010 10:35:18 Posted at October 11, 2010 10:35:18
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Thank you to Jennie, or maybe not, for sending this link. Apparently this went down last night. Ryan Gosling and Blake Lively at Gibson Girl for ice cream... WHAT? Yes, there are photos. Separately. Because they wouldn’t pose together. I don’t want to talk about this. Full Story

Blue Valentine Thanksgiving

October 8, 2010 14:21:00 Posted at October 8, 2010 14:21:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The proper trailer is out. Now this is a well cut trailer. I love it. And, as you know, I loved the movie. As much as you can love a movie that makes you feel so raw. Click here to revisit my review. That intimacy, the almost uncomfortable feeling that you’re watching something too real, too private, too hard, too close. Full Story

Kiefer’s Canadian Tuxedo

October 7, 2010 13:28:00 Posted at October 7, 2010 13:28:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s one thing when your costume designer puts you in one for a movie, it’s another to voluntarily walk around New York not on the job proudly showing your Maple Leaf steeze. Total pimp. And a crazy motherf-cker. Also attaching more pictures of Kiefer Sutherland at lunch with a glass of wine. Full Story

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Happy Keanu running

October 7, 2010 08:04:31 Posted at October 7, 2010 08:04:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey

He’s shooting Generation Um. So it’s not like real Keanu was happy, though he very well may have been, and we certainly hope for that, but it’s nice to see even if it’s pretend happy, just to mix it up a little, you now? Sometimes it’s brooding cupcakes on a park bench, other times it’s hurtling down the street with a smile. Full Story

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Happy co-stars

October 5, 2010 07:22:16 Posted at October 5, 2010 07:22:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Like I just said, are you ready to bury it? Here’s Carey Mulligan in great spirits with Ryan Gosling yesterday on the set of Drive in LA. No, no, no, stop, no, this doesn’t mean they’re f-cking, or that they want to f-ck, or that they will f-ck soon. Stop projecting yourself onto the photos. Full Story

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He was on your Five List

October 4, 2010 10:31:57 Posted at October 4, 2010 10:31:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There was a time, many years ago, when Brendan Fraser was on your Freebie Five. And now Brendan Fraser is walking around New York with his new hair firmly plugged wearing bright blue grandpa sweaters and ... I’m just curious what you think now. Photos from Jackson Lee/  Full Story

Ryan’s apple

September 30, 2010 09:03:09 Posted at September 30, 2010 09:03:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

He was eating one on set yesterday with Carey Mulligan. They weren’t sharing, no, she was just there, but that was a good sentence. I can’t wait to see this movie. Anyway, not much more I can write about this. Don’t let me get in the way of your enjoyment. Photos from Fame  Full Story