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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

How he spent his birthday

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 3, 2010 07:27:28 September 3, 2010 07:27:28

It was yesterday. He’s 46. And he was in New York, photographed with a coffee and a cupcake, lonely but not for long, making friends with passersby and local workers, which will probably prompt yet another online “Save Keanu” petition like the first one, cheekily initiated by those worried over his appearance and solitary sadness when he was photographed a couple of months ago, in the same clothes actually, eating a sandwich all by himself on a park bench. Full Story

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Rihanna gives us Taylor Kitsch

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 2, 2010 13:45:08 September 2, 2010 13:45:08

Rihanna has joined the cast of Battleship, now shooting in Oahu. Always lovely to see her of course especially since she’s always wearing the most delightful things but this time, she’s giving in new ways. Ri as you know is a constant pap target. Which means that everyone around her is like collateral damage. Full Story

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Pacey knows Greek mythology

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 1, 2010 12:04:17 September 1, 2010 12:04:17

The new issue of NUVO Magazine, published in Vancouver, features our very own Joshua Jackson, photographed in Los Angeles, more handsome than ever. And actually rather erudite. Commenting on the environment and specifically the Gulf oil spill and how it might only be the beginning in a future fraught with more disaster, Josh posited: “Pick your myth—we’re either Pandora or Prometheus or, frankly maybe Icarus. Full Story

Photo Assumption: Halle & Gabriel

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 26, 2010 09:28:44 August 26, 2010 09:28:44

Keeping it together for their daughter, Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry were in London this morning – me too! – hanging out with Nahla, furniture shopping, hitting up the London Eye, looking for the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Some reports suggest that Halle and Gabriel are trying to reconcile, that they’re giving their relationship another chance. Full Story