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".

SNL fires Shane Gillis

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2019 17:04:45 September 17, 2019 17:04:45

Shane Gillis was announced as a new cast member on Saturday Night Live less than a week ago. He hadn’t started yet and he’s been fired for racist and homophobic slurs made last year. I don’t have a thesis for this post, just a lot of thoughts. Will try to get through some of them here. Full Story

House Sussex: A Closer Look at the Birthday Collage

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2019 14:38:42 September 17, 2019 14:38:42
Georges De Keerle/ Samir Hussein/ Getty Images

I forgot to mention something when I posted about the Sussex Royal Instagram dedication to Prince Harry on his birthday yesterday. Most of us, naturally, focused on the new photo on the bottom right hand corner of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor taken the day of his christening, as he was held by his mother and looking at his father. Full Story

September 17, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 17, 2019 13:37:31 September 17, 2019 13:37:31

Kim! CONGRATULATIONS on your wedding! Haley is the happiest for you. As she said, you deserve it all “after putting [her] first” for her whole life. We are all thrilled that love found its way back to you after so many years. All the best to you and Brian – wishing you health and joy and friendship! Full Story

Monday, September 16, 2019

Dear Gossips,

The Creative Arts Emmys happened this weekend. Beyoncé’s Homecoming was nominated six times. Beyoncé did not show up. Beyoncé did not win. Beyoncé probably knew she wouldn’t win. So, instead, she’s back to work.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2019 20:38:59 September 16, 2019 20:38:59
Twitter/ @timmyb48

LOLOLOLOL Michael K loves Trooper Patti and… yeah… I love her too. It’s not just her name – she has the perfect name for this job, it wouldn’t work quite as well if her name was, like, Heather – but also her accessories. And the boss way she sits in her chair Full Story

Charlie Hunnam at the Joker party

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2019 17:11:42 September 16, 2019 17:11:42
Isaiah Trickey/ GP Images/ Sonia Recchia/ Ernesto Distefano/ Jeremy Chan/ Getty Images

Charlie Hunnam was at TIFF for two films last week, True History of the Kelly Gang and Jungleland, premiering last Tuesday and Wednesday nights respectively. He came in a couple of days early for press and last Monday night he was at the Joker party and I got some gossipy observations from there that I forgot to tell you about so here we are. Full Story

Brad Pitt: gazelle seeks gazelle

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2019 15:56:53 September 16, 2019 15:56:53
Lachlan Bailey/ GQ Magazine

Two years ago, back in 2017, Brad Pitt covered GQ and it was something of a publicity turnaround after months of World War Brange drama following his split from Angelina Jolie. At the time he was promoting War Machine and he spoke about quitting drinking, his “self-inflicted” troubles, the “façade” that has at once protected him but also detached him from…what? It’s an analogy he’s used often and he describes it again in a new interview with GQ as the magazine’s October 2019 cover star Full Story

Prince Andrew: Mummy’s Protection 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2019 13:12:36 September 16, 2019 13:12:36
Robert Perry/ PA Images/ Getty Images

Over here in North America, people are still looking into the Jeffrey Epstein situation. Last week in The New Yorker, Ronan Farrow reported on how the M.I.T. Media Lab deliberately concealed how much money Epstein contributed to the research centre resulting in the resignation of the lab’s director, Joi Ito. Full Story