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The CSA Message Dress

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 14, 2016 13:51:36 March 14, 2016 13:51:36
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The Book Of Negroes is of the most important literary works to come out of Canada. It’s about a woman called Aminata, born in West Africa, kidnapped and sold to slavery in America – a difficult but necessary read. The story was turned into a miniseries airing in Canada on the CBC and in the US on BET and cleaned up at the Canadian Screen Awards this week, including Best Actress in a Series last night for Aunjanue Ellis. Full Story

Ryan & Blake for Canada at the White House

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 11, 2016 17:00:20 March 11, 2016 17:00:20
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President Obama and Michelle Obama hosted a state dinner last night in honour of Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau. It’s not an overstatement to say that American media has paid more attention to Trudeau than previous Canadian politicians, is it? There was a cheeky article about him The Boston Globe Full Story

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dear Gossips,

The Canadian Screen Awards are happening this week, honouring Canadian achievements in film and television over several nights, culminating on Sunday with the live broadcast. Last night the television talk show, sports, and news programs were featured.  Read Full Intro

Rachel & Taylor still together?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 4, 2016 15:45:48 March 4, 2016 15:45:48
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Rachel McAdams stepped out last night in LA with her family for dinner after celebrating her first Oscar nomination last weekend. Some of you have been wondering whether or not she and Taylor Kitsch are still together…? It was first reported that they were a thing last summer. And they were seen together having breakfast with breakfast hair in Marina Del Ray where Taylor has a place – click here Full Story

Will Rachel be best dressed?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2016 20:49:51 February 26, 2016 20:49:51
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Rachel McAdams will be at the Oscars on Sunday as a presenter and as a nominee – her first for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Spotlight. As previously noted, she won’t win. For her, the nomination really is the victory. Over the last year and a half, she’s been showing the industry what she can be, what she wants to be. Full Story

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Justin Bieber loves to win

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2016 15:41:33 February 25, 2016 15:41:33
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Justin Bieber performed on a great looking stage last night. Adele loved it. She mentioned him, I think twice, during one of her many acceptance speeches. Come on. You’re still not ready to admit that you sing along to Love Yourself? And that Sorry makes you happy? JB won the BRIT Award last night for International Male Solo Artist. Full Story

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Rihanna & Drake at the BRITs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2016 14:41:06 February 25, 2016 14:41:06
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There was a Page Six report earlier this week speculating that the real reason Rihanna bailed on the Grammys is because she saw the quality of the other performances and decided hers was sh-t and she was too embarrassed. Full Story

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Celine Dion performed for the first time in Vegas last night since the passing of her husband, René Angélil, and she dedicated the show, and the rest of her life and career, really, to his memory. I say this with no snark whatsoever – I feel like Celine feels more and harder than anyone else.  Read Full Intro

Rihanna + Drake v3.0

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 22, 2016 20:50:54 February 22, 2016 20:50:54

Or is it 4.0? I can’t remember. But let’s come back to that in a minute. First, the videos. Two videos for Rihanna’s Work were released today. And I say this with full bias – because she came to Toronto to shoot at The Real Jerk, where I get an oxtail dinner takeout at least twice a month. Full Story

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Maya and Marty Live!

Maria Posted by Maria at February 15, 2016 20:42:22 February 15, 2016 20:42:22
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Over the weekend I emailed Lainey all excited about Maya Rudolph and Martin Short’s new variety show. Does this make me deeply uncool? Yes, but in a week being dominated by Taylor and Kanye’s mutual f-ckery, I’d like to take a break from all-cap tweets and haughty publicists to talk about two really talented people. Full Story