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, December 13, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Thanks again for your patience and understanding the last couple of days as we’ve tried to work through the cyber attack on our site. Service should be fully restored now. If you are still experiencing problems, please email [email protected]  Read Full Intro

Taylor Swift: the “Artist of the Decade” is 30

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2019 16:29:56 December 13, 2019 16:29:56
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Today is Taylor Swift’s 30th birthday. I can’t believe it’s gone by so fast. I feel like it was just two years ago when all that sh-t went down between her and Kanye West at the MTV VMAs. We’ll come back to Taylor’s big milestone in a minute.  Taylor spent her birthday eve receiving the Woman of the Decade award from Billboard. Full Story

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Thanks again for your patience yesterday as we were experiencing outages. We are very sorry about the inconvenience. As you may have noticed, we have some fixes in place to protect us from going down again but there may still be some wonky sh-t happening while we continue to address the issue.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2019 21:33:31 December 12, 2019 21:33:31
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Thanks for all your messages about our site situation. We should be fully back to normal now – and staying vigilant! It’s been really helpful though to have your support. We are all gossip crusaders!  There’s supposedly an “A-lister” with a #MeToo past who’s been sending photos of his dick Full Story

Carey Mulligan is a Promising (Raging) Young Woman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2019 18:15:41 December 12, 2019 18:15:41
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YouTube/ Focus Features

Holy sh-t is what I first said yesterday went I watched this trailer. I’ve watched it several more times since, especially as this site was being cyber attacked, and it’s been almost…cathartic.  I don’t think there’s any doubt about what Promising Young Woman is trying to say about sexual assault and trauma and the “nice guy” (or the “promising young man”, “student athlete”, “Stanford student swimmer”) and his relationship to toxic masculinity. Full Story

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Celine Dion prefers performing with a wired microphone. I’m sure there’s a technical reason for this but also, when she’s using a wired mic, she can swing it around like a lasso and do the mic drop move from one hand to the other and, sometimes, hold the microphone in one hand like it’s a guitar and belt with the other hand like she’s shredding.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2019 23:55:52 December 11, 2019 23:55:52
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Alessio Botticelli/ Getty Images

As you may have noticed, we had some shenanigans happening on the site today resulting in some outages and a slowdown. We’re still working on fixing the problem but we do appreciate your tweets and messages wondering what the issue is and how to get your gossip. Thank you so much for your patience – and we will do our best to minimise interruption to your gossip programming. Full Story

Kit and Rose step out for the holidays

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2019 22:00:30 December 11, 2019 22:00:30
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It’s been almost half a year since Kit Harington and Rose Leslie were photographed together. Last night they were seen in London at the MS Society’s Carols by Candlelight. And this is noteworthy because around the time of the Game of Thrones series finale, it was reported that Kit had entered rehab. Full Story

Show Your Work: Saturday Night JLo

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2019 21:23:47 December 11, 2019 21:23:47
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On this episode of Show Your Work, we get into the various award show nominations leading up to the Oscars and what they mean. Are there some that are more “important” than others? And which award is the “Andrea Zuckerman” of award season? Beverly Hills 90210 analogies aplenty are coming at you. Full Story

Site Issues

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2019 19:15:20 December 11, 2019 19:15:20
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Hi Gossips. Thank you for putting up with us while we try to figure out why the site has been acting up today.  Unfortunately we may be up and down the rest of the afternoon. We have some idea what might be causing it but may not have a solution in place until later this afternoon/evening, so apologies in advance if you get stuck with an error message again. Full Story