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No eating disorder at the Geminis

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2008 06:22:00 December 1, 2008 06:22:00

Thank you for all of your emails re: Shenae Grimes at the Gemini Awards, all of you with remarks similar to the following: From Thomas T: Did you happen to see Shenae Grimes appearance at the Geminis? The poor girl definitely appeared to be more wired than a renovation done by Mike Holmes. She was practically vibrating. Full Story

Riggins at the Geminis

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2008 06:13:07 December 1, 2008 06:13:07

Taylor Kitsch came home to Canada on Friday for the Gemini Awards honouring achievements in Canadian television. Yay Project Runway Canada!!! About Taylor – here he is all cleaned up, looking slightly bewildered and uncomfortable, and completely unprepared for what’s about to hit him come Spring. Full Story

He reads…

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 14, 2008 12:41:39 November 14, 2008 12:41:39

But is he a genius? That’s the thesis of the article – new issue of Details, Keanu Reeves on the cover looking mildly waxy but still it’s nice to see his face beneath what seems to be a permanent scruff. Keanu is promoting the upcoming holiday blockbuster The Day the Earth Stood Still and hooked up with the magazine at his favourite book store for the interview, impressing and even seducing the writer so much that he appears to have developed a little man crush which actually reads really cute. Full Story

Getting domestic

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 13, 2008 14:52:57 November 13, 2008 14:52:57

Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson were photographed at his/their farmhouse the other day outside Toronto. They were then spotted Monday at Yorkdale Mall, with his mom, at Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn. Full Story

Shania’s back!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 12, 2008 09:28:00 November 12, 2008 09:28:00

It’s country’s big night! The CMAs! And People is reporting that the big surprise of the evening will be the newly single Shania Twain! She’s been keeping low since her devastating split from husband Mutt Lange earlier this year but clearly, on the industry’s biggest night, if Shania is present, it obviously means she’s ready to roll. Full Story

Interview on Triple C

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 29, 2008 09:39:00 October 29, 2008 09:39:00

Triple C: Coffee, cigarettes… and coke? This is a very cranked up Shenae Grimes on the set of the new but not improved 90210 being interviewed about her current show and her old show. As you can see, she’s talking out of her veins. Need a nap just looking at her. Worse: Shenae sounds dumb. Full Story

In the name of diversity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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