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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

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