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, January 23, 2020

Dear Gossips,

For the second week in a row, I’m stressed about waiting online to buy something. Last week it was IVY Park x adidas and getting into the prelaunch and desperately trying to throw money at Beyoncé. This week I’m trying to figure out how to throw money at BTS.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 23, 2020 22:06:42 January 23, 2020 22:06:42
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I think Justin Bieber is good looking. Wait! Before you start yelling, let me qualify this: Justin has a great face, good bone structure. Remember that photo shoot he did when I said he was giving me Elvis vibes Full Story

Brad Pitt: “Blissfully Naïve” 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 23, 2020 20:43:06 January 23, 2020 20:43:06
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Oh look. Just when I thought yesterday that we wouldn’t be able to stretch the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston SAG Awards reunion any further, he’s giving the story at least another day!  Brad was in Santa Barbara yesterday accepting the Maltin Modern Master Award and was asked about everyone melting down over the pictures of him and Jen and all their moments that night which became the top entertainment story of the week, with even other celebrities hoping for a reconciliation and the entire gossip industry celebrating another decade of one of the most enduring gossip narratives of our time. Full Story

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PK vs JAM

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 23, 2020 17:38:29 January 23, 2020 17:38:29
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I just wrote a post about kissing and kissing has been on my mind all day because the first thing I watched when my alarm went off at 430am was the new trailer for PS I Still Love You, the sequel to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which premieres on Netflix on February 12, in time for Valentine’s Day weekend. Full Story

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Kit and Gemma kiss for Eternals

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 23, 2020 17:01:59 January 23, 2020 17:01:59
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Marvel’s The Eternals is still shooting in London. The movie comes out in November which, yes, is toward the end of the year but it’s not that far away considering how long the post production process can be for some of these projects. And also marketing. Eternals is a brand new franchise for Marvel and nobody knows who any of these characters are. Full Story

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Saturday is Lunar New Year. If you’ve been visiting this website over the years, you may be familiar with  our annual Lunar New Year tradition: my ma, the Chinese Squawking Chicken, passes on to me to pass on to you astrological readings for each of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 22:45:16 January 22, 2020 22:45:16
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This is a beef I didn’t know about – did you know that Henry Winkler and Tom Hanks might have been slapping at each other because of some comments that Henry made about Tom and his experience working on Turner & Hooch? First of all, millennials, Turner & Hooch is a movie about Tom Hanks and a dog. Full Story

Miss Americana “feels f-cking awesome”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 21:21:09 January 22, 2020 21:21:09
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The world premiere of Taylor Swift’s documentary Miss Americana premieres at Sundance tomorrow. Yesterday her new Variety cover was released – her only interview about the project – and she talked through more of what she’ll be sharing in the project and why she decided to do it. Full Story

The Business of Brad and Jen

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 22, 2020 16:09:22 January 22, 2020 16:09:22
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The pictures of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston greeting each other warmly backstage at the SAG Awards on Sunday pretty much broke the internet and gave the celebrity industrial complex a major infusion. The entire ecosystem benefitted from their moment, including other celebrities themselves who tweeted like fangirls and boys about their excitement at seeing Hollywood’s Prom King and Queen reunite to so publicly. Full Story