Elaine "Lainey" Lui

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Elaine "Lainey" Lui is the founder and Editor of LaineyGossip.com, co-host of CTV's daytime talk show "The Social", and a reporter on CTV's "etalk". Lainey has covered the Red Carpet at the Oscars, SuperBowl XLII, Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals, and other top tier events worldwide, and is regularly called upon by various media outlets including CNN, CBC, CTV News as one of Canada's top celebrity and pop culture experts. In 2014 Lainey became a best-selling author with her memoir "Listen to the Squawking Chicken".


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Saturday is Lunar New Year. If you’ve been visiting this website over the years, you may be familiar with  our annual Lunar New Year tradition: my ma, the Chinese Squawking Chicken, passes on to me to pass on to you astrological readings for each of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 22:45:16 January 22, 2020 22:45:16
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This is a beef I didn’t know about – did you know that Henry Winkler and Tom Hanks might have been slapping at each other because of some comments that Henry made about Tom and his experience working on Turner & Hooch? First of all, millennials, Turner & Hooch is a movie about Tom Hanks and a dog. Full Story

Miss Americana “feels f-cking awesome”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 21:21:09 January 22, 2020 21:21:09
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YouTube/ Netflix

The world premiere of Taylor Swift’s documentary Miss Americana premieres at Sundance tomorrow. Yesterday her new Variety cover was released – her only interview about the project – and she talked through more of what she’ll be sharing in the project and why she decided to do it. Full Story

The Business of Brad and Jen

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 16:09:22 January 22, 2020 16:09:22
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Emma McIntyre/ Getty Images

The pictures of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston greeting each other warmly backstage at the SAG Awards on Sunday pretty much broke the internet and gave the celebrity industrial complex a major infusion. The entire ecosystem benefitted from their moment, including other celebrities themselves who tweeted like fangirls and boys about their excitement at seeing Hollywood’s Prom King and Queen reunite to so publicly. Full Story

Prince Charles’s private jet to Davos

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 15:20:46 January 22, 2020 15:20:46
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Chris Jackson/ Getty Images

Prince Charles is in Davos today to address the delegation and speak about climate change, urging world leaders and billionaires to get serious about saving the planet. On the Clarence House Instagram page, it says that Charles travelled by electric Jaguar after landing in Switzerland:          Full Story

Kate’s eight years of Early Years

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 14:47:04 January 22, 2020 14:47:04
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WPA Pool/ Chris Jackson/ Getty Images

Big launch for Catherine of House Cambridge today. Kate’s top priority has been early childhood development and she’s on a 24-hour tour of the UK, visiting with parents and childcare workers to get their thoughts on how best to raise the next generation, and understand and hopefully confront the challenges facing children under five. Full Story

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dear Gossips,

All of the talk about Jennifer Aniston following the Screen Actors Guild awards the other night was related to Brad Pitt. I get that. Whether they actually get back together or not, they’re Hollywood’s Prom King and Queen, both going home with trophies recognising their work.  Read Full Intro

Rihanna: Drake or Rocky? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 21, 2020 20:55:39 January 21, 2020 20:55:39
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Kevin Mazur/ Samir Hussein/ Getty Images

It was reported late last week that after three years, Rihanna and Hassan Jameel had broken up. Rihanna spent time with Hassan and his family. She spent time with him in London. She mentioned him in interviews – not extensively but she did acknowledge that she had a “boyfriend” and seemed to be approaching the idea of marriage and children. Full Story

Taylor Swift: The Sundance Poster Star

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 21, 2020 18:08:02 January 21, 2020 18:08:02
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Variety

The Sundance Film Festival kicks off on Thursday. Sundance is always a clusterf-ck, at least in the years I used to cover it, as celebrities, their entourages, publicists, marketers, party planners, sponsors, filmmakers, and the attendant media jam themselves into Park City for a few days – and this year, since Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, is opening, it’ll be even more chaotic. Full Story

House Cambridge’s first party

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 21, 2020 16:06:08 January 21, 2020 16:06:08
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WPA Pool/ Getty Images

Prince William and Catherine hosted their first reception for the UK-Africa Summit at Buckingham Palace last night on behalf of the Queen. Her Majesty’s schedule is typically lighter in January and Prince Charles is preparing for a tour. So she decided that it was time for House Cambridge to give it a go and by all accounts it went well. Full Story

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