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".


Monday, February 17, 2020

Dear Gossips,

It’s been about four years since I started mentioning BTS on this site. And, generally, I’ve been able to keep my obsession in check. But, man, the last few weeks have been out of control as we approach the release of their new album, Map of the Soul: 7.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 17, 2020 20:18:02 February 17, 2020 20:18:02

I love this star print blouse. I like how crisp it looks with the white pants, although they’re not cut for a person as short as me. But the red belt is a nice touch for a pop of colour. The second, third, and fourth looks in this gallery though are my dream. Full Story

Princess Kate does a podcast

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 17, 2020 19:31:58 February 17, 2020 19:31:58
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Instagram/ Kensington Royal

We’ve heard Kate of House Cambridge speak in public before. Public speaking isn’t second nature to her – she’s worked at it, she’s improved, but I wouldn’t say she’s the greatest, and I’m not trying to be a bitch about that; public speaking is hard, not everyone is cut out for it, some people say they’d rather die than do it Full Story

What Robert Pattinson smells like

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 17, 2020 16:41:31 February 17, 2020 16:41:31
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Francois Durand for Dior/ Getty Images

Robert Pattinson is currently shooting The Batman – a first look at him in the suit was released last week and Sarah was very much onside. There’s all kinds of time for us to talk about RP as Bruce Wayne later so let’s talk instead about him being an ambassador for Dior (it’s been a few years now) and promoting the new fragrance. Full Story

Jodie and Joshua walk the dogs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 17, 2020 15:24:28 February 17, 2020 15:24:28
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LESE/ BAM /BACKGRID

Today is Family Day in many parts of Canada. Many schools are closed. Many parents have taken the day off. In the United States it’s President’s Day. Government offices and banks are closed. Schools and most offices are closed. So it’s a lighter one – and maybe this is exactly the content you need:  Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson were photographed walking their dogs yesterday in LA. Full Story

Friday, February 14, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Kathleen came over last night and we finally watched PS I Still Love You. It’s a good thing it’s on Netflix and not in theatres because the amount of squealing that was happening, mostly on her part, would have been a nuisance for people, even in an environment that’s rom-com friendly.  Read Full Intro

Outfit of the Week: Kerry Washington

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 14, 2020 20:28:54 February 14, 2020 20:28:54
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Karwai Tang/ Jon Kopaloff/ Taylor Hill/ Rich Fury/ VF20/ George Pimentel/ Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

Sometimes, when a look is so good, I feel violent. Like I want to whip around a room smashing things to properly express how f-cking rad an outfit is. Because a fist pump just doesn’t seem like it’s enough, you know?  This is what happened when I saw Kerry Washington show up at the Vanity Fair Oscar party and I knew, I knew it had to be the Outfit of the Week but it also took a lot of patience not to write about it until now when we do the OOTW posts. Full Story

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Sussex, Stanford, and Swearing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 14, 2020 16:47:35 February 14, 2020 16:47:35
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Pool/ Samir Hussein/ Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been making headlines all week, like every week. The latest, this just in, is that they won’t be returning to England for Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday – and the Daily Mail, naturally, is making it out to be like this is some kind of insult to the Queen. Full Story

Jennifer Aniston talks to Jon Hamm

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 14, 2020 15:15:41 February 14, 2020 15:15:41
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Backgrid

I’d planned on writing about this yesterday but interest/forgot and it turns out that worked out because now we have new photos to go with this post about Jon Hamm. Here he is out for coffee yesterday in LA.  Anyway, according to The Sun Full Story

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Janet Jackson this week announced a new album, Black Diamond, and a new world tour kicking off in June in Miami. Tickets go on sale today. To promote the album and the tour, she made a surprise appearance on The View to invite Whoopi Goldberg to the show – and the rest of the audience too  Read Full Intro