Friday, September 18, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Our original beagle, Marcus, was released from hospital yesterday. He spent some time sunbathing on the deck, napping in all his favourite places, he ate some chicken drumsticks, and a lot of peanut butter. Our boy Iived like a boss and he went out like a boss. Seriously. He was licking peanut butter off my finger the moment he left us.

Twelve years ago, LaineyGossip started as a newsletter. That's also when Marcus was born. He's a first class gossip. In his honour, the blog is dark today.

Thank you SO MUCH for all your messages and tweets. Many of you have been reading this site a long time and I can't tell you how much we appreciate your support. I'm sorry for checking out early yesterday and for the interruption to your gossip schedule. It will be back soon.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Guess what? She’s back! (Sort of) Who? Who have you been missing? Chrissy O! The photos are only in one agency and we are trying to buy but we won’t know if that’s possible until later this morning.  Read Full Intro

TIFF Review: The Program

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 17, 2015 14:56:32 September 17, 2015 14:56:32
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Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong movie, The Program, is not the worst movie I’ve seen at TIFF—that’s a toss-up between London Fields and Our Brand is Crisis—but it is probably the most disappointing. Frears has a knack for biopics (see also: Philomena, The Queen), but The Program feels a little…soft. Full Story

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Alicia & Michael are over…but not over

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2015 14:23:08 September 17, 2015 14:23:08
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US Weekly reported exclusively late yesterday that Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender had broken up. Their sources however had no information about when it happened or why. The two haven’t been photographed together in a few months. This morning though, an exclusive from Gossip Cop Full Story

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TIFF Review: Beasts of No Nation

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 17, 2015 13:56:48 September 17, 2015 13:56:48
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I heard some industry folks at TIFF sh*t-talking Netflix for allegedly overpaying for Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, Netflix’s first original feature film. They were of the opinion that Netflix will keep overpaying for movies and go bust, but just a few years ago TV executives were saying the same thing, and now look where we are. Full Story

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Idris & Cary

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2015 13:33:33 September 17, 2015 13:33:33
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As mentioned several weeks before the start of TIFF, the Beasts Of No Nation carpet was the one big ask I put to our producers at etalk. The request was granted. On Sunday night I was in first position at the premiere. This was the 5th or 6th time I’ve interviewed Idris. Did I ever tell you that I once interviewed him and Charlie Hunnam together? Me, in a small room with Idris and Charlie. Full Story

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable tour stopped in Toronto last night. Unfortunately because our dog Marcus is still in the hospital, I couldn’t go. Several of my friends and colleagues did though, live-texting me through the night to help me feel like I was there.  Read Full Intro

Miley’s mega downgrade

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2015 20:15:45 September 16, 2015 20:15:45
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US Weekly’s latest exclusive is that Miley Cyrus has been hooking up with Dane Cook. Um. When’s the last time you cared about Dane Cook? Have you ever cared about Dane Cook? I know. I know you’re going to tell me that he had his moment, especially when, BACK IN 2005, he went on Jimmy Kimmel imitating Tom Cruise’s couch jumping. Full Story

Boy Sh-t: Justin Bieber & Shawn Mendes edition

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2015 19:49:39 September 16, 2015 19:49:39
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Girl Sh-t Is The Best Sh-t. And Boy Sh-t Is The Best Sh-t too. When it’s baby boy sh-t though, it’s even more hilarious. As you know, Justin Bieber is trying to age. We’re seeing him move into the next stage of his career. No more mall singing. He wants to be played at the club. Full Story

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