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I’ll watch for Harry Shum Jr

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 28, 2010 08:58:00 September 28, 2010 08:58:00

He’s getting more air time on Glee. Good. That’ll keep me interested for a few more episodes. Especially, um, if he keeps dancing with his shirt off. But not gratuitously, oh no. Like it has to totally make sense with the storyline, you know? One of the things I love most about Taylor Kitsch in Friday Night Lights was how he’d protest the taking off of his shirt, randomly, just because. Full Story

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On Ryan Reynolds

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 23, 2010 14:15:00 September 23, 2010 14:15:00

The new issue of Hello! Canada features an exclusive interview with Ryan Reynolds in which they call him Mr Scarlett Johansson and are offered the rare opportunity to discuss with Mr Scarlett Johansson life with Scarlett Johansson herself. With busy working schedules and homes on two coasts (New York City and L. Full Story

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Keanu at work on Generation Um

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 22, 2010 14:10:12 September 22, 2010 14:10:12

It’s an independent film, it’s currently shooting in New York, and it’s one of those that might not see distribution, but obviously something in it spoke to him, and at this point, he really only has to work when he wants to, so here’s Keanu Reeves on set today, looking better and less lonely than he has recently, eating a cupcake, and still, though weathered and damaged, still so hauntingly beautiful. Full Story

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Stop working now

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 22, 2010 12:33:55 September 22, 2010 12:33:55

Um, yeah so these just came up. Ryan Gosling and the girl he’s been seen with a few times now and they’re walking around after lunch and they meet some dogs and Ryan’s all over the dogs and he seems to really favour this shirt and his jeans are perfect and I love it when he smirks, and go back to the one with the dogs, he’s really into the dogs, and now again to his face, and, as Sasha noted, his really hot forearms and then ask yourself. Full Story

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They ran in the rain

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2010 11:52:00 September 17, 2010 11:52:00

It poured yesterday in Toronto. Ryan Gosling was walking down Yorkville, a cup of coffee in his hand, wearing a leather jacket. I was shooting etalk at the time at Sassafraz and I'm too lazy to run out there to get soaked for him. But people were following, running out of local shoppes to meet him. Full Story

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Saving up for the fans

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2010 07:53:00 September 16, 2010 07:53:00

He arrived at 5am yesterday on the red-eye from LA. It was supposed to be a full day of press followed by his carpet at Ryerson. He came to our etalk Lounge at the Intercontinental. The girls could barely hold their quiver together. Laura won’t admit it but she was ready to give up Robert Pattinson. Full Story

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Ryan on the red-eye

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 15, 2010 06:47:00 September 15, 2010 06:47:00

Today is Blue Valentine Day at TIFF. He’ll be on junket, the screening is tonight, and he arrived just in time this morning at 5am, suit in hand, hair combed, shades on, and white socks. Some of you will be bitching about the white socks. Um, look at him. All of him. Do we really need to be talking about white socks? Really??? As for Blue Valentine – I’m not sure if they’ve tweaked it since Cannes but the version I saw in Cannes I loved. Full Story

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Rachel & Michael?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 14, 2010 07:02:00 September 14, 2010 07:02:00

Rachel McAdams showed up at the Beautiful Boy (starring Michael Sheen and Maria Bello) screening on Sunday night and at the film’s afterparty at Cheval. SO pretty. Loose blonde hair in waves around her face, great tight black dress with an exposed zipper running all the way down the back – she has an amazing ass – and stacked black heels, hot. Full Story

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Happy Airport Reunion

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 13, 2010 06:33:32 September 13, 2010 06:33:32

Starting off the day with a nod to Vancouver because I miss home. Jacek left for home yesterday to see Marcus and even though I barely saw him this week while we were in Toronto because my ass was parked at Soho House at the end of every night until at least 2am, there’s something about coming back and knowing he’s there that makes the crazy sh-t and pressure and deadlines go away fast. Full Story

Welcome back to school

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 7, 2010 06:22:21 September 7, 2010 06:22:21

How to get over your Labour Day hangover? Welcome back to school/work with some Ryan Gosling’s hot arms playing guitar in a white shirt and sunglasses as Dead Man’s Bones performed at the FYF Festival in LA on Saturday. Um, his bandmate Zach isn’t bad either. Go ahead, take a few minutes with your coffee, pretend it’s not Tuesday and a year until the next summer. Full Story

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Drake returns the favour

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 3, 2010 09:01:41 September 3, 2010 09:01:41

Drake was in New York on Wednesday night, shooting an ad for Kodak. Oh the endorsements are pouring in. Last night however Drake was in Detroit. Last night was night 1 of Home & Home. As in Eminem & Jay-Z. Detroit & New York. Four epic shows and so much hype and by all accounts, they did not disappoint. Full Story