What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2017 19:45:01 August 28, 2017 19:45:01

When we lived in Vancouver, we used to walk our dogs in the trails and often there would be horses. Most of the trails are off-leash so we’d let our dogs roam. Nothing freaks our dogs out more than horses. Barney took off after seeing a horse once and it took him 10 minutes to come back and find my scent, but only after I hit up a trail where the horses hadn’t been. Full Story

Show Your Work: Taylor Swift is The Matrix

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2017 19:34:22 August 28, 2017 19:34:22

Taylor Swift has been breaking all kinds of records with Look What You Made Me Do – on iTunes, on YouTube, on Spotify. So while the song may not be a hit with critics, it’s undeniable that she’s one of the most powerful forces in music. Full Story

Katy Perry, the frustration

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2017 17:33:55 August 28, 2017 17:33:55
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As I mentioned in today’s open, I only watched the opening hour of the MTV VMAs because Game Of Thrones. Pretty sure I didn’t need to watch the rest of the VMAs though to get a sense of how Katy Perry performed as the host of the show. Full Story

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Taylor Swift vs Taylor Swifts

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2017 16:19:12 August 28, 2017 16:19:12

Many of the world’s most famous popstars have practised reinvention. Some reinventions are more clever and more memorable than others. Back in 1990, George Michael burned his leather jacket, his guitar, and his jukebox in Freedom 90 video. He was torching the symbols that he created. And he did it without showing his own face, like the ultimate erasure of a previous identity. Full Story

Game Of Thrones: the limits of loyalty

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2017 15:04:00 August 28, 2017 15:04:00

All that’s left of Game Of Thrones now is 6 super-sized episodes coming… no time soon. What needs to be accomplished in those remaining episodes is, obviously, figuring out whether or not the wheel will be broken, how secret identities might tear lovers apart, and, yes, dealing with the dead army and the Night King. Full Story

Kendrick so Lit

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 28, 2017 13:54:27 August 28, 2017 13:54:27
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The VMAs opened with Kendrick Lamar. For the first hour of the show, the literal flames in Kendrick’s performance were the only light in a sea of cringeworthy moments and secondhand embarrassment. Full Story

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August 28, 2017 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 28, 2017 13:25:37 August 28, 2017 13:25:37
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Kristina! Happy Birthday! Lisa tells me it’s super sexy when you talk science. I’ve never heard you talk science but I already know I would be attracted. My favourite podcast is Radiolab. This week the episode was all about the Voyager 1 probe that’s still out there, getting farther and farther away from us but still sending back valuable information – on 8 track! At this point, it’s like Voyager 1 has developed a personality: intrepid old school explorer, still trucking along while all the new, shinier creations can’t quite keep up. Full Story

Friday, August 25, 2017

Dear Gossips,

I was at the Mimi/Lionel Richie All The Hits show in Toronto last night with my friend Marci Ien. Lionel Richie is 68 years old, my dad’s age. My dad’s not preening across any stage in black skinny jeans. I mean, the voice isn’t always there.  Read Full Intro