Kathleen Newman-Bremang

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Kathleen has worked at some of the biggest media outlets in North America: MuchMusic, MTV and CTV. Currently, she's a celebrity and entertainment producer at daytime talk show The Social. In addition to writing for LaineyGossip, her side hustle includes contributing to various publications like Elle Canada, Corduroy Magazine and The Kit.

Normal Blue Ivy 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 25, 2018 14:32:36 May 25, 2018 14:32:36

If I had to choose a few words to sum up Blue Ivy Carter, the first ones wouldn’t be “normal” or “regular” or “relatable”. I’d probably choose words like “extraordinary”, “celestial”, or “prodigy Full Story

Kelly Clarkson wins The Voice 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 23, 2018 18:52:01 May 23, 2018 18:52:01
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SPOILER ALERT. I did that backwards, didn’t I? Sorry. Kelly revealed the news on her Instagram this morning and it’s all over Twitter so I’m actually not that sorry. When it comes to reality show finales, you should know that you have to watch that sh-t live. Spoilers are saving television. Full Story

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Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 21, 2018 16:24:59 May 21, 2018 16:24:59
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BTS were at the Billboard Music Awards last year and it was the first time those of us who weren’t up on our K-Pop got a real understanding of how f-cking huge these guys were. They were getting bigger screams than Celine Dion. This year, the screams only got louder.  Lainey and I didn’t really get on the BTS bandwagon until they performed at the American Music Awards last November Full Story

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Misunderstood Taylor Swift

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 21, 2018 16:07:14 May 21, 2018 16:07:14
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Please allow me to start with the Taylor Swift news of the weekend that has nothing to do with the Billboard Music Awards. I will get to those but first, please enjoy the glory of the English language in the form of the co-writer of “September” commenting on Taylor’s cover of the song:  "September" co-writer calls Taylor Swift's Earth, Wind & Fire cover "as lethargic as a drunk turtle dozing under a sunflower after ingesting a bottle of Valium" https://t.co/PsNlvwmnRX Full Story

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Janet Jackson at the Billboard Music Awards

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 21, 2018 15:19:44 May 21, 2018 15:19:44
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Janet Jackson became the first black woman to win the Billboard Icon Award last night. When do I get to stop writing the words “the first black woman to…”? Of course, Janet deserves all the things so it’s about time she was given this award. Janet performed for the first time on television in almost a decade and she still made almost every other artist half her age look like a hot mess. Full Story

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A Black Royal Wedding

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 21, 2018 13:29:48 May 21, 2018 13:29:48
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“Two young people fell in love and we all showed up.”  That was Bishop Michael Curry addressing the newly-minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day. Leading up to the royal wedding, I wanted desperately to just show up and watch two young people in love. I wanted to be able to dissect the dress, the flowers, the body language between newlyweds and squeal over the first kiss, without having to think too much about the monarchy, colonisation and my complicated feelings about the public reaction to Meghan’s race since it was announced that she was set to officially become royalty. Full Story

Backstreet’s back

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 18, 2018 18:55:23 May 18, 2018 18:55:23

I did it. I had to. No regrets. It may be corny but it’s true. The Backstreet Boys are actually back with a new single and music video. Alright! OK, that one I regret. AJ, Brian, Howie, , and Kevin are back again (I’ll stop), shoulder-popping in unison and singing a brand new pop song.  “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is BSB’s first single in five years and the response so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Full Story

Shawn Mendes’s options 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 18, 2018 18:35:13 May 18, 2018 18:35:13
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Yesterday, I wrote about Shawn Mendes’s attempt to downplay his relationship with Hailey Baldwin. He says they are friends and not the couple currently filling the Jelena-sized hole left in tween pop. Full Story

Xtina and Demi fall in line 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at May 18, 2018 13:19:14 May 18, 2018 13:19:14

There she is. THIS is the Christina Aguilera I’ve been waiting for. Christina Aguilera’s duet with Demi Lovato called “Fall In Line” was released this week and it’s good. REALLY GOOD.  It’s so good it should have been the lead single off of her upcoming album Liberation. Full Story