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".

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 18, 2019 20:42:43 July 18, 2019 20:42:43

As we saw at the polo and at Wimbledon, the ladies of House Cambridge and Sussex are getting closer. And royal sources are being captain obvious about the reason: babies. Why can’t we hear a story about how the prince brothers, William and Harry are putting aside their differences because of the babies? Anyway, Kate Middleton rubbed Meghan’s back when Serena Williams lost at the final. Full Story

Bradley & Irina to co-parent in New York

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 18, 2019 15:45:02 July 18, 2019 15:45:02

It’s been just over a month since news broke that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk ended their relationship. According to TMZ, the two have agreed to live and co-parent their daughter in New York instead of LA: Sources connected to the former couple tell us, they have agreed to joint legal and physical custody of 2-year-old Lea De Seine. Full Story

Katy Perry said sorry

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 18, 2019 14:16:12 July 18, 2019 14:16:12
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Katy Perry called into The Kyle & Jackie radio show in Australia earlier this week and she was asked about how she and Taylor Swift ended their beef. As we all now know, last year, Katy sent Taylor a bouquet of olive branches Full Story

Gossip Girl for Instagram

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 18, 2019 13:50:04 July 18, 2019 13:50:04
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It was announced yesterday that Gossip Girl will be rebooted for HBO Max, the new streaming service that will feature Warner Bros content and, of course, HBO productions. Per IndieWire:  The plot will take place eight years after the original series and will follow a new generation of New York private school teens who rely on a new Gossip Girl blog. Full Story

July 18, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 18, 2019 13:24:30 July 18, 2019 13:24:30

“Happy 40th birthday Em!  You are THE definition of a good friend whose kindness, support and generosity knows no bounds. I've been in awe of your strength and grace in the face of this exceedingly tough year. You are an inspiration to me and so many!  On this milestone day, I'm wishing for lighter, happier days ahead. Full Story

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2019 21:25:39 July 17, 2019 21:25:39

I read this story about Elon Musk doing something something with a microchip that you can put in your brain and my first thought was to agree with Kristian at Dlisted here about why there’s not more focus in helping people with brain diseases and my second thought was… is this the Matrix? Like one day, will they be able to put a chip behind my ear and suddenly I’ll be able to fly a helicopter? Will monkeys one day be flying helicopters? (Dlisted)  I am 50% in on this outfit. Full Story

Tom Holland and Not Zendaya

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2019 20:02:59 July 17, 2019 20:02:59
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Kathleen called them “Zomdaya”. Sarah was pushing for “Zendalland”, or something. That would be the proposed portmanteaux for Zendaya and Tom Holland because for a couple of years now, we thought they were dating. Or we really, really hoped they were dating.  Zendaya and Tom kept saying they weren’t dating. Full Story

Leo and Camila holding hands

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2019 16:37:58 July 17, 2019 16:37:58

Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone went out for dinner in LA last night and were photographed holding hands. I can’t believe he didn’t run away and duck into a trash can. Then again, Camila is, still, just 22 years old. They’ve now been together at least a year and a half and we’re still three years clear from when Camila reaches the usual Leo Bonafide Expiration Date. Full Story

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy’s Circle of Life 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2019 14:15:27 July 17, 2019 14:15:27
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Guess what was trending worldwide on Twitter last night? What else would it be? WHO else would it be? Beyoncé released the video for “Spirit” and as I said yesterday, ahead of The Lion King opening on Friday, it’s a Beyoncé takeover. She’s coming for everything: Emmys, Oscars, Grammys, all of it. Full Story