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".

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Dear Gossips,

SAG-AFTRA, the union representing actors, publicly criticised the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences yesterday, accusing them of intimidating actors into not presenting at other award shows, including the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27th.  Read Full Intro

Mike and Marcus are back

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2019 21:34:37 January 15, 2019 21:34:37

Bad Boys 3 aka Bad Boys For Life (what else would the title be?) began shooting yesterday. Here are new shots of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence on set in Atlanta today. Bad Boys, the original, came out in 1995. This was Michael Bay’s first feature film, made for under $20 million, and a success at the box office, despite medium to not-so-good reviews. Full Story

Princess Kate’s hikers

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2019 16:58:19 January 15, 2019 16:58:19
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Catherine Cambridge visited King Henry’s Walk Garden today in Islington. She spent time with the children outside and she also made pizza with the kids inside the school. Kate is good with kids, I like how relaxed she is when she’s speaking to them – takes them seriously, doesn’t talk to them like they’re infants but also isn’t there to lecture. Full Story

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Annie imitates McConaughey

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2019 16:23:09 January 15, 2019 16:23:09

Anne Hathaway is currently promoting Serenity, in theatres January 25, co-starring Matthew McConaughey. The film was originally supposed to be out last September. Then it got pushed to October. And now it lives in January, not usually a good time for movie releases. The industry is trying to change that and there have been some successes. Full Story

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Bradley & Gaga’s Midnight Special 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2019 14:59:02 January 15, 2019 14:59:02
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Oscar nomination voting ended yesterday. Exactly a week from now we will know who’s going to the Oscars when the Academy makes their nomination announcements. Next Tuesday we’ll find out which film gets the most nominations and how many nominations Bradley Cooper will be able to claim. It’s going to be a lot. Full Story

January 15, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 15, 2019 14:47:20 January 15, 2019 14:47:20

For Rebecca who, after 15 years, is moving on without Lucy. As you said, you did the right thing. As you know, it was a full, well-travelled life. She had dual citizenship. She was by your side on so many of your adventures. She showed the world who she was. And…she waited until after her quinceanera. Full Story

Monday, January 14, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Best presenters last night at the Critics’ Choice Awards?  Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. Catherine should also be considered one of the night’s best dressed. That suit was magnificent.  Catherine and Eugene were there celebrating Schitt’s Creek with the entire team.  Read Full Intro

Robert & Suki: right on time

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 14, 2019 21:18:57 January 14, 2019 21:18:57
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Suki Waterhouse’s birthday is January 5 which also happens to be Bradley Cooper’s birthday; they used to date. That has nothing to do with anything in this post. I just kinda wanted to mention it and then realised it was going nowhere but now I don’t want to take it out because if I do, I’ll probably get an email from someone all know-it-all that they have the same birthday. Full Story

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Bradley Cooper: scruff’s coming in

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 14, 2019 19:17:44 January 14, 2019 19:17:44
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Roma won Best Picture and Best Director last night at the Critics’ Choice Awards but that doesn’t mean it’s the Oscar favourite. The Critics do not speak for the Oscars when it comes to Netflix. And the Oscars have a complicated relationship with Netflix. What will be interesting to see then is how the Oscars respond to all this love for Roma. Full Story

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