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".

Margot Robbie is not my Carole Baskin

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 1, 2020 15:08:19 April 1, 2020 15:08:19
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Have you watched Tiger King yet? I feel like it’s the show of the moment. Does anybody care about Love is Blind anymore? Every three weeks or so, there’s a Netflix series that everyone is talking about, at least online. I’m sure that drives other streaming services and networks crazy. Full Story

Bro-ing down with JB and Tom

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 1, 2020 14:20:11 April 1, 2020 14:20:11

Last week, Sarah gave us her Crossover Madness bracket, imagining characters from certain television series crossing over to other television series. In real life during collective worldwide quarantine, we’re getting real celebrity crossovers – some of them more unexpected than others. Full Story

Harry goes for a hike

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 1, 2020 13:46:21 April 1, 2020 13:46:21

Harry Styles is self-isolating in Los Angeles. He did a radio call back in the UK this week and revealed that he was actually supposed to return home to England a few weeks ago but that’s when flights out of America were cancelled which means he’s currently away from family and staying in the US for the foreseeable future. Full Story

April 1, 2020 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 1, 2020 12:49:49 April 1, 2020 12:49:49
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Kayla, I’m so sorry to hear about the news. And I know you’re also dealing with more stress about your dad. On top of self-isolating and feeling so disconnected from your support system and being afraid of ...everything in the world right now. Please know though that Lizzy is your biggest cheerleader and she’s with you all the way. Full Story

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dear Gossips,

It was exactly five weeks ago tonight that BTS was featured on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. That’s how some people in North America first met the band. It was a turning point for others who’d knew of them, but who didn’t care all that much.  Read Full Intro

Ariana in Isolation

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 31, 2020 19:32:05 March 31, 2020 19:32:05
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A friend of mine sent over a tweet last week that cracked her up. It’s one of those that you wish you had come up with yourself:  I never realized exactly how much attention celebrities craved until they were locked up. — Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) March 22, 2020 Full Story

Jodie & Joshua: still waiting for baby

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 31, 2020 18:49:24 March 31, 2020 18:49:24

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson were seen outside their house picking up packages yesterday. I’m not using those photos because I prefer these ones of Joshua looking like he just worked out and going for a smoothie from Friday. Will explain more about this in a minute. The point here is that as of yesterday, their baby had yet to arrive. Full Story

Ben and Ana Daily

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 31, 2020 16:50:57 March 31, 2020 16:50:57
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Everyone knows now that Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas are isolating together and the paps know that there’s a dog at home, and dogs have to go out at least once a day, preferably more. So we’re getting daily shots of their dog walk and every day they’re as into each other as ever – which they have to be aware of, there’s no way that they don’t know that people are talking about them. Full Story

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