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".

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Cannes 2019 isn’t over yet but the festival’s biggest story is and will likely continue to be Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood. So the Cannes love affair with QT continues. They adore him there and, apparently, since the reviews have been outstanding so far, he’s delivered on the Croisette once again.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 23, 2019 20:43:13 May 23, 2019 20:43:13
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It was reported recently that Princess Kate’s nickname for Charlotte is “Lottie”. My first reaction to that was… really? Like the Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh song? You people are probably too young to remember but it’s a f-cking CLASSIC. And for a long, long time I thought it was “Lottie Dottie, we like to party”. Full Story

Brad & Leo side by side

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 23, 2019 19:58:23 May 23, 2019 19:58:23
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Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Quentin Tarantino cover the new Esquire promoting Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. This was my first takeaway from the interview – and it relates to Brad and Leo talking about Luke Perry. Here’s the quote: LD: And for that matter, you know, Luke Perry! [Perry plays Scott Lancer, another fictitious TV actor. Full Story

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Natalie Never Dated Moby

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 23, 2019 15:51:44 May 23, 2019 15:51:44
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(Lainey: this piece was written by guest contributor Jessica Goldstein. Jessica is currently the Culture Editor for ThinkProgress and she’s written for Vulture and The Washington Post. That’s how I met Jessica – she wrote a profile on me and LaineyGossip.com for WaPo last year Full Story

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dear Gossips,

I’m sorry we won’t be posting today. There’s been a family emergency and I won’t be online for most of the day. We are hoping that we’ll be able to stabilise the situation later in the day so, right now, I’m fully expecting to resume our regular gossip schedule tomorrow. 

Apologies for the inconvenience. We never, ever want to skip a day’s worth of content in the middle of the week as we know the privilege of your visits over the years and we are so grateful that you make LaineyGossip a reading destination – thank you so much in advance for understanding. We hope to catch up on everything as soon as we can. 

Yours in gossip,



Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Dear Gossips,

I got back from Vegas last night and there’s been a lot to catch up on. Since catching up is part of the work too, the process of catching up requires editing and prioritising. Some sh-t I’ll leave until later to get to, maybe even the weekend, like Saturday Night Live.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 21, 2019 20:46:35 May 21, 2019 20:46:35

I tried to write a dedicated post about this couple because, yeah, totally, one of them is a Major Star. And when they first started dating, it was a thing. Perhaps because HE may not have known whether or not it would be a thing – if you recall, there was apparently someone else in the picture at the time too. Full Story

Leonardo DiCaprio and the Blake Lively Nostalgia 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 21, 2019 15:07:00 May 21, 2019 15:07:00
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Leonardo DiCaprio is currently in Cannes. He and Brad Pitt will walk up the red steps into the Palais this week, with Quentin Tarantino, in support of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, probably the most highly anticipated film of the festival, and certainly the one with the most celebrity punch. Ahead of the screening, QT posted an appeal to audiences: #NoSpoilersInHollywood Full Story