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".


Friday, April 3, 2020

Dear Gossips,

I’ve been joking with colleagues and friends all that while in isolation the last three weeks, I’ve basically become a gourmet chef. When I wrap work every day, I rage-cook. It’s a different recipe every night.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 3, 2020 20:00:12 April 3, 2020 20:00:12
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Today in Celebrities Should Stay Off Social Media In Isolation, Arielle Charnas is apologising. I know, I know, she’s not a “celebrity” by the old school definition, but she has a lot more followers than a lot of celebrities and she’s been doing the lifestyle thing that so many celebrities aspire to. Full Story

Cary and his Clogs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 3, 2020 14:17:09 April 3, 2020 14:17:09
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There’s been a lot of nostalgia happening the last few weeks as we’re all in isolation, wistfully remembering life before COVID-19. The Fug Girls have been posting nostalgia photos from past red carpets, calling back to fashion highlights and lowlights. Some of you have emailed requests to revisit hall of fame gossip stories, like it might be comforting to remember Britney and Justin’s dance-off (that apparently never happened). Full Story

Drake’s new dance

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 3, 2020 13:32:28 April 3, 2020 13:32:28
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There is no other celebrity who can manipulate social media as well as Drake. Drake’s superpower is social media. He makes himself available to be memed. He knows what will get him trending. When he plays video games he goes viral Full Story

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dear Gossips,

As we’ve seen over the last few weeks, some celebrities suck at social media during self-isolation. Maybe it’s because they don’t have advisors around looking over their shoulder before they hit “post”.  Read Full Intro

What Else? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 2, 2020 20:41:35 April 2, 2020 20:41:35
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Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes have been walking around Miami meditating. The walking is very slow. It is physically impossible for me to walk slowly. I can’t do it. One day, I’ll have to because my body will refuse the pace. But now, while it can, my body can’t help but pass you on the sidewalk so meditative walking probably wouldn’t work on me. Full Story

Lady Gaga and Jimmy Fallon’s FaceTime Snafu

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 2, 2020 16:56:41 April 2, 2020 16:56:41
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Everyone is supposed to be physically distancing – even people in Florida now – so we’re seeing broadcasters get creative with their programming. They’re trying to do concerts, some more successfully than others. The iHeart Living Room Concert felt way too edited, didn’t it? James Corden’s Homefest was a slight improvement but in no way did you get the sense that anything could happen at any time. Full Story

JLo and ARod go to the gym

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 2, 2020 15:47:38 April 2, 2020 15:47:38
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Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, (finally) issued a state lockdown yesterday to stop the spread of COVID-19. The order comes into effect tonight. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have been self-isolating with their children in Miami. We know this because they keep showing us on Instagram.  But yesterday they went to the gym. Full Story

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Dakota and Chris in isolation

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 2, 2020 14:41:45 April 2, 2020 14:41:45
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Here are some shots from a few days ago of Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin out for a walk with her dog in Malibu. They’re not like Ben-Ana levels of PDA but there’s some affection here. That said, they’ve been together a lot longer than Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. By Chris’s standards, considering he used to book it around the corner when he and Gwyneth Paltrow were married and the paparazzi showed up, this is his equivalent of Ben and Ana’s pap-walk romance. Full Story

Gwyneth & Brad are here to help you find isolation intimacy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 2, 2020 14:15:12 April 2, 2020 14:15:12
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There’s been all kinds of reporting the last few weeks about the impact that quarantine is having on couples. For those of us who are spending every minute of every day with our partners, it’s a LOT. And then when you throw kids into it (I don’t have kids and I feel you, parents, I feel you). Full Story