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Justin and Shawn: together…but not

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 24, 2020 18:25:57 January 24, 2020 18:25:57
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Music executive Lucian Grainge received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. Lucian is Universal Music, the label that’s propelled the rise of several of current music’s biggest names, including Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes. Which is why they were both there yesterday. They all took photos. Full Story

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Meghan Markle and the DTES

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2020 15:18:41 January 15, 2020 15:18:41
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Meghan Markle was photographed for the first time since she and Prince Harry announced on Instagram last week that they would like to step back from royal duties and spend part of their time living abroad. And this just 48 hours after the Queen’s letter was released Full Story

Are Harry and Meghan moving to Canada? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 8, 2020 16:22:18 January 8, 2020 16:22:18
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As we now know, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent the holidays in Canada. It’s actually been confirmed that they were in Canada the whole time, not just Christmas and New Year’s but before that, from when they started their break at the end of 2019, despite the fact that it had been widely reported by the UK tabloids that they’d be in Los Angeles with Meghan’s ma, Doria Ragland. Full Story

House Sussex loves Canada

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 7, 2020 17:50:27 January 7, 2020 17:50:27
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent the holiday on Canada's west coast, seen on Vancouver Island and also Vancouver around Christmas and New Year’s. They are now back at home in London and yesterday announced that their first official engagement of 2020 would be a visit to Canada House to thank Canadians for their hospitality. Full Story

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Celine Dion prefers performing with a wired microphone. I’m sure there’s a technical reason for this but also, when she’s using a wired mic, she can swing it around like a lasso and do the mic drop move from one hand to the other and, sometimes, hold the microphone in one hand like it’s a guitar and belt with the other hand like she’s shredding.  Read Full Intro

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Today is the day I’ve been waiting for all year. Tonight my life will be complete – Celine Dion is playing her second show in Toronto. Apparently last night she casually referenced the Raptors and the place went nuts.  Read Full Intro

Camila and Shawn: “just two kids in love”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 28, 2019 16:18:28 November 28, 2019 16:18:28
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Camila Cabello’s new album, Romance, is due out next Friday, December 6. A few tracks have already been released including, of course, her smash hit with Shawn Mendes, “Senorita”, and there’s no mistaking what the music on her second album is about: love...specifically being in love with him. Full Story

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Prem Posted by Prem at November 27, 2019 20:06:51 November 27, 2019 20:06:51
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Carly Rae Jepsen appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert (TDC) series on Monday. CRJ just kicked off the fourth and final leg of her Dedicated tour yesterday, performing in Sydney, Australia. The tour finishes a week from today after a total of four shows in Australia and New Zealand, and it marks the end of an almost eight month long tour for her new album that spanned North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Full Story

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Dear Gossips,

  “I got us a caramel brulee latte.” This is the line where I lost it and couldn’t recover – have you seen Benny Drama’s take on Shawn Mendes? It’s not just that he nails the imitation, it’s that some of this dialogue is so exactly right.  Read Full Intro