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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

Drizzy > Breezy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 4, 2009 13:32:24 December 4, 2009 13:32:24

Hell yeah. Speaking of sh-t disturbing, Vibe is disturbing some really good sh-t with its new issue featuring two covers: Drake and Chris Brown. Oh la. Chris Brown of course is the piece of sh-t who’s trying to sell a new album while riding the high from his beatdown of Rihanna. Drake however is the Canadian breakout artist and Degrassi alumnus who worked with everyone from Kanye to Jay-Z to Lykke Li this year and who just earned two Grammy nominations this week for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song and… Is rumoured to have been the first to date RiRi after Breezy. Full Story

Take him off the list

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2009 11:30:37 November 19, 2009 11:30:37

Do it. I know it’s hard, but you must. There’s horny and then there’s f-cking desperate and STUPID. And friends don’t let friends quiver for the desperate and stupid. Goodbye Mark Salling. Or… Like Chris Pine, can we shame Mark Salling into getting rid of it? Last night at the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood party, Mark Salling hooked up with Audrina Patridge. Full Story

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Glee Ballads

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 18, 2009 08:51:10 November 18, 2009 08:51:10

See? It’s a good day. Johnny, Alex, and GLEE tonight. This episode features Ballads and Endless Love. The promo is below. And the song, with VOs, is below that. I have the jumpy claps just thinking about Kurt’s crush on Finn. Speaking of Finn, here’s Cory Monteith in Toronto last night where he’s been on a press blitz after presenting at the Gemini Awards on Saturday in Calgary. Full Story

Rachel & Spidey?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 12, 2009 10:04:44 November 12, 2009 10:04:44

Brilliant. Word is, they’re moving ahead with Spiderman 4 and Sam Raimi is currently casting for supporting characters and new villains… Rachel McAdams is being seriously considered to play the Black Cat who, in the comics, becomes a sort of Spidey stalker. Spiderman Fatal Attraction. She’s perfect for it. Full Story

Today is a good day

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 12, 2009 08:41:15 November 12, 2009 08:41:15

Because it’s his birthday. Ryan Gosling, of course. He’s 29. Crista W wrote to request some Ryan for the occasion. Am attaching previously unposted photos of Ryan and Dead Man’s Bones performing in LA on Halloween and also some older favourites. Sigh. It’s not healthy to watch it every day. Full Story

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Flash card Robin

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 11, 2009 15:04:00 November 11, 2009 15:04:00

Written by Jacek Sometimes the day is filled with gems! And here’s a large and shiny one. Robin Thicke stopped by a radio station in Miami today to promote his upcoming album. I almost lost it when I saw the pictures and then read the caption. It's called Sex Therapy. Sex Therapy? Really? Look at these photos. Full Story

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Scabby needs a special light

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 10, 2009 11:57:08 November 10, 2009 11:57:08

Scabby was in Florida last week to launch her perfume (?) and I remember thinking to myself at the time that she did indeed look a lot less filthy in the pictures – attached. For starters,her outfit is almost decent. And it doesn’t appear like she just came from a session with an entire football team. Full Story