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In the name of diversity

October 23, 2008 13:16:32 Posted at October 23, 2008 13:16:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It’s a good thing, obviously. To be open and allow a forum for different voices … of course it is. Can’t stand Elisabeth Hasselbeck but she belongs on The View absolutely . And in the same spirit, I suppose, Jennifer Lopez belonged at the 2008 Women’s Conference? Along with Christiane Amanpour? Sure. Full Story

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What it’s like to meet Johnny

October 17, 2008 12:40:06 Posted at October 17, 2008 12:40:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I’ve been fortunate enough during my time with eTalk to have the opportunity to interview and observe celebrities, to exchange war stories with journalists, to have a glimpse at what it’s like behind the People Magazine bullsh-t…and as you’ve probably gleaned from this column, assy celebrity behaviour is not the exception but almost the rule, and more often than not, it’s not shocking when they’re dicky, but it is when they’re nice. Full Story

Canada and the Brange

October 8, 2008 07:52:00 Posted at October 8, 2008 07:52:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Thank you for all your emails, Canada. And forgive me. Forgive me for not immediately picking out out a very popular Canadian. I was blinded by the Porn and the Brange. And remember what I said last week – the domestics are not for me. I don’t watch the home painting shows. I don’t watch the make your own closet shows. Full Story

Meet the Jessi

October 7, 2008 06:49:00 Posted at October 7, 2008 06:49:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As you know, Lauren Conrad has her own rather successful clothing line. One of the dresses in her Holiday 2008 Collection is called The Jessi…named after Jessi Cruickshank, the gorgeous and impossibly adorable host the MTV’s The Aftershow which is shot and produced in Canada. Word. What’s Jessi like? So smart … SO smart. Full Story


September 29, 2008 13:35:00 Posted at September 29, 2008 13:35:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As you know Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson were married on Saturday here in Canada and they pulled it off with no press, no paps, and total privacy…mainly because it was well planned, and because they’re not famewhores, and as such they chose a location that allowed a natural protection. Full Story

RDJ and Rachel McAdams

September 25, 2008 07:53:41 Posted at September 25, 2008 07:53:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As you know, RDJ is the new Sherlock Holmes, directed by Guy Ritchie. His leading lady? None other than Rachel McAdams – according to Access Hollywood Rachel has accepted the part and will participate in a press conference in London on October 1st to announce preproduction on the project. Full Story

Shenae says she eats

September 25, 2008 07:09:27 Posted at September 25, 2008 07:09:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Posing with food means you’re actually eating the food…right? This is Shenae Grimes on the set of 90210 yesterday after a visit to craft services yesterday. Conveniently the paps happened to be there too… As you know, the stars of the show have been at the centre of a raging thin controversy the last couple of weeks, with both Shenae and Jessica Stroup landing on the cover of Us Weekly being accused of encouraging bad body examples. Full Story

Best Emmy Canadian: Sandra Oh

September 22, 2008 06:51:09 Posted at September 22, 2008 06:51:09
Lainey Posted by Lainey

She brought her parents. And she was tiny. Ultra tiny. But at least she wasn’t her usual ultra bitch. Not that that’s a bad thing. That Sandra Oh has a bite. That she is not an easy woman. That she can be testy and irritable and totally unaccommodating. That she is annoyed often and doesn’t hesitate to communicate it. Full Story

Degrassi goes to Hollywood

September 19, 2008 07:04:42 Posted at September 19, 2008 07:04:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Teen dramas don’t just exist in the states. Degrassi’s been doing it for years. New season, new stories, new faces…and some Hollywood styles too! Details? Degrassi is currently shooting extra episodes with an LA spin featuring my girl Lauren Collins and Cassie Steele with guest appearances by Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob!) and a list of other surprise celebrity guests that are also fans of the show. Full Story

He paid...

September 18, 2008 14:09:59 Posted at September 18, 2008 14:09:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey

For his mistake. Losing his passport and disappointing his fans at TIFF. Joshua Jackson had an accident on the set of Fringe which is pulling in very healthy numbers. Yay! Apparently there was a copper wire, it went up his nose, resulting in a vein bleed, landing him in hospital. He's fine. But he said, "I can now say that I have literally put my blood into this show. Full Story