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".

Outfit of the Week: Melissa McCarthy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 12, 2019 19:25:28 July 12, 2019 19:25:28
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Here’s Melissa McCarthy arriving at the Billie Eilish show last night in LA in a great outfit. An excellent concert outfit. This jacket in particular.  It’s the patched cargo jacket from her own clothing line, Seven7. It’s from a few season ago but if they’re listening, they should make this an every season release because it’s a classic. Full Story

Mimi & Cosmopolitan: her “first” interview 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 12, 2019 17:01:56 July 12, 2019 17:01:56
Jason Kim/ Cosmopolitan

Earlier this week, Cosmopolitan released its August 2019 cover featuring none other than our rainbow butterfly Mariah Carey. Most of the headlines about the article are related to what she says about her lovers – and we’ll get to that – but I just want to spend some time talking about this profile and how it’s … well… it’s like all Mimi profiles, because she keeps giving the same interview over and over again. Full Story

Brad goofs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 12, 2019 13:33:20 July 12, 2019 13:33:20
Kevork Djansezian/ Jean Baptiste Lacroix/ Chris Delmas/ Getty Images

I keep thinking Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood doesn’t open until August. It actually opens in two weeks, on July 26. Doesn’t have much competition that same week but, of course, it’ll be contending with The Lion King from the week before. A more specific audience, obviously, but the box office has been unpredictable this summer. Full Story

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When Beyoncé agreed to meet Seth

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 11, 2019 16:47:23 July 11, 2019 16:47:23
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Seth Rogen was on Jimmy Kimmel the other night to promote The Lion King. Sarah went to an advance screening yesterday and I haven’t heard from her since. I wonder if she’s keeping me in suspense or if it was just not worth reacting to. Sarah is not as excited about the shot-for-shot live action remakes as others. Full Story