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Chateau Drake

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 8, 2020 15:18:55 April 8, 2020 15:18:55
Jason Schmidt/ Architectural Digest

Well he and OVO call it The Embassy and it’s featured in the new issue of Architectural Digest. The Embassy is Drake’s Toronto… mansion? Estate? That’s why I called it a “chateau” in the title. Because mansion and estate don’t seem extra enough for what we’re seeing here. Full Story

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Tonight’s the night, the series finale of Schitt’s Creek. It’s been six seasons – and it’s ending now, when it’s more popular than it’s ever been. Schitt’s Creek has been namechecked by almost every celebrity you can think of.  Read Full Intro


Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 7, 2020 18:19:52 April 7, 2020 18:19:52
Instagram/ Justin Bieber

Sasha and I meet at the intersection of Justin Bieber and BTS. This has come up a few times on our podcast, What’s Your Drama, which I shamelessly and highly recommend for your listen list during lockdown. Full Story

Drake’s new dance

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 3, 2020 13:32:28 April 3, 2020 13:32:28
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There is no other celebrity who can manipulate social media as well as Drake. Drake’s superpower is social media. He makes himself available to be memed. He knows what will get him trending. When he plays video games he goes viral Full Story

Meet Adonis Graham 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 30, 2020 13:50:58 March 30, 2020 13:50:58
Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

Drake must have had a hard time sleeping last night. Because at around 5am ET, and he’s been in Toronto since the start of isolation, he decided it was time to introduce us to his son, Adonis. And he included a photo of Adonis’s mother, Sophie Brussaux.           Full Story

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dear Gossips,

As expected, it was announced yesterday that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The last time there was an Olympics it was just over two years ago, in 2018 in South Korea. And if you recall, two of the biggest stars of those Games were Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir who became the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.  Read Full Intro

The Biebers are SD-ing in Canada

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 19, 2020 16:36:02 March 19, 2020 16:36:02
Bauer-Griffin, Getty Images

Kylie Jenner is a headline right now because the United States Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, just asked for her help, and the help of other influencers, in getting across to younger Americans how vital it is to practise social distancing right now. He was on Good Morning America today and said that:  “We need to get Kylie Jenner and social media influencers out there, in helping folks understand that look, this is serious, this is absolutely serious. Full Story

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Dear Gossips,

I haven’t stepped outside my home since Saturday. Maybe today I’ll go for a walk, while maintaining a three meters or six feet distance from the next person, with the exception of my husband and our dogs. This seems ridiculous, of course, in normal times.  Read Full Intro

Archie’s Summer Visit? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 16, 2020 13:56:40 March 16, 2020 13:56:40
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A couple of weeks ago, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle returned to England for their final engagements as senior members of the British royal family, they were criticised for leaving 10-month-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor at home. One of those critics was Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former press secretary, who called the Sussexes “spiteful Full Story

Monday, March 9, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Let’s start the week where we ended the last – with Celine Dion who wrapped up a week of shows in New York last night and it’s not like all she did was perform on stage while she was there. She also served all kinds of looks on her sidewalk runway, none of them at all practical.  Read Full Intro

Outfits of the Week: Celine NY Runway

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 6, 2020 20:50:50 March 6, 2020 20:50:50
Backgrid, DIGGZY/ Splash News, Alessio Botticelli/ Jackson Lee/ James Devaney/ Gotham/ Jose Perez/ Bauer-Griffin/ Adrian Edwards/ Getty Images

Normally when Celine Dion turns a city street into a runway, it’s in Paris during Fashion Week. By the way, her tour stops in France, conveniently, during Fashion Week in July – amazing how it worked out that way, non?  While that’s still three months away, though, this week Celine’s been performing in the New York area and she knows we’ve needed her, since it’s been so dull. Full Story

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