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This is not sad news

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 11, 2010 11:38:50 January 11, 2010 11:38:50

Many of you have emailed re: Taylor Kitsch and the comments from Friday Night Lights producer Jason Katims that he’s leaving the show. You have anticipated that I’ll be sad. Quite the opposite actually. Kitsch will no longer be a regular featured player on FNL because he’s headlining his own Disney blockbuster John Carter of Mars which, if successful, could become a franchise. Full Story

Glee comes home

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2010 14:27:09 January 5, 2010 14:27:09

Miss Glee so much. And April is so far away. And it won’t fly by quickly either. So we take our fix where we can. Cory Monteith is from BC. He came home for the holiday. Was spotted heading to Vancouver Island in a vintage Porsche Targa. Well that makes up for the dorky, don’t it? Anyway, thanks to my homeboy RH for sending this along. Full Story

Zain is Naked

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2010 08:51:00 January 5, 2010 08:51:00

Some of you have emailed in the last few months asking about Zain. Where did he go? Zain Meghji and I used to work together as reporters at etalk. I’m still there, Zain has moved on. Zain is now the host of How To Look Good Naked Canada premiering tonight on W Network. Zain is my friend so yeah, I’m pimping his ass. Full Story

Michael Cera meets Fight Club

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 4, 2010 14:01:00 January 4, 2010 14:01:00

Kinda.Youth In Revolt opens this Friday. And while I know Michael Cera can be tedious and annoying, the Michael Cera who shows up in Youth in Revolt is more than bearable. If you can’t stand to stand in line for Avatar and if Daybreakers isn’t your thing, Youth in Revolt is worthy of your time this weekend. Full Story

Country Bitch engaged

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 21, 2009 07:14:05 December 21, 2009 07:14:05

She was in Ottawa last week spotted at a Senators game and speculation at the time was that something special was going down. And so it appeared all over Twitter yesterday when a family friend tweeted congratulations on their engagement. Local papers have confirmed it today: Mike Fisher proposed to Country Bitch. Full Story

Scabby’s honest day of work

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 15, 2009 11:33:59 December 15, 2009 11:33:59

Credit. To Scabby for actually earning money without getting passed around on her knees by billionaires or hosting some low life party. She’s in London now and last night was her first performance as the Genie of the Lamp in the pantomime production of Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre. I mean f-ck, this is downright respectable. Full Story

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Red carpet in character

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2009 15:35:45 December 14, 2009 15:35:45

The Sherlock Holmes premiere went down tonight in London. As you can see, our star RDJ’s red carpet outfit appeared to be Sherlock-inspired. Love it. He was, as always, accompanied by his wife Susan. How’s the movie? There was a screening at the junket this weekend. Reviews will come soon but I’ve heard so far that it’s either very good, or plain good, and that it totally doesn’t suck. Full Story

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Rachel’s Vogue cover and the Size 4 headline

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2009 09:18:08 December 14, 2009 09:18:08

It’s the much anticipated Vogue cover for January 2010 featuring Rachel McAdams. Our girl has her very own. You like it? Me, I’m underwhelmed. She looks so old, non? It’s the hair. Dean wrote to me just now that “I don’t understand what her hair is supposed to be doing”. Full Story

Ryan helps during finals

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2009 06:11:02 December 14, 2009 06:11:02

Molly S wrote to me last week. First semester law school, finals week. She gave me a list to choose from for a distraction: James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Jon Hamm, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Gosling, Cory Monteith. Ryan Gosling doesn’t get papped too often. But he must have heard Molly’s appeal. Full Story

We need more Celine

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 9, 2009 07:51:01 December 9, 2009 07:51:01

Mimi’s Cheese is coming up soon but first… You’d have to be humourless not to find joy in these photos of Celine Dion and her family at the Knicks game the other night in New York. What happens when the chest thumping lunge happy most expressive French Canadian fromage brings her amazingness to a sporting event? Gold. Full Story

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About Erin Karpluk

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 8, 2009 08:11:00 December 8, 2009 08:11:00

We met last year at the Heart Truth Fashion show but it was so crazy at that event we hardly had a chance to hang out and talk. So I hooked up with Erin Karpluk here at home a couple of weeks ago to talk about Being Erica, of course, but also her career, her plans, and what we think of the non-existent Canadian star system. Full Story