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".

Jodie & Joshua’s first red carpet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2019 14:45:41 November 15, 2019 14:45:41
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Queen & Slim premiered last night in Hollywood. The film is Melina Matsoukas’s feature film directorial debut, from a script written by Lena Waithe, starring Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith in her first lead role – and there’s been Oscar buzz about it for months, building on positive reaction out of select screenings since the summer. Full Story

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November 15, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2019 14:06:48 November 15, 2019 14:06:48

Yesterday was Simone’s “6 year cancer survival day”. As Simone told me in her email, “I know breast cancer awareness month is over but for me that month is every minute and day of the year”.  Simone has written about her cancer survival on her website Breasts in the City Full Story

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Jennifer Nettles made a statement last night with her outfit on the red carpet at the CMA Awards.  “Equal Play” “Play Our F-cking Records” “Please & Thank You” This is about country radio and the long ongoing conversation about the fact that it’s dominated by men because the gatekeepers of country are men.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 14, 2019 21:20:46 November 14, 2019 21:20:46

This story has… everything. It has dancing and teens. It happened in a night club. And there’s a baby involved! Are we sure this isn’t the setup for a Netflix rom-com next year? Kate is pregnant, like nine months pregnant after her boyfriend f-cked off months ago and left her all by herself. Full Story

Willie and Kacey’s Rainbow Connection 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 14, 2019 15:59:17 November 14, 2019 15:59:17
Terry Wyatt/ Leah Puttkammer/ Taylor Hill/ Jason Kempin/ John Shearer/ Getty Images

Kacey Musgraves won Female Vocalist of the Year last night at the CMAs. Her album Golden Hour also won AOTY at the ACMs and the Grammys so she has a triple crown, despite the fact that Golden Hour was largely ignored by country radio - even after she took home the biggest award at the Grammys!  I love Golden Hour. Full Story

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Celine is Courage in the Outfit of the Week 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 14, 2019 15:10:24 November 14, 2019 15:10:24

Is courage a feeling? Because if it is, it now belongs to the Queen of All Feelings, Celine Dion. It is the title of her new album, out tomorrow. It is the title of the new song, with a new video, just released. Celine is shot in black and white, sometimes in silhouette. She is alone on stage, with her back to us in certain moments, facing a blank screen, a great unknowable future, and she’s telling us that she needs courage – and all the feelings that have ever existed, all the feelings she’s claimed for herself – to do it by herself. Full Story

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Prince Charles: The Happy Birthday Baby Photos

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 14, 2019 14:48:05 November 14, 2019 14:48:05
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Prince Charles celebrates his birthday today. The future King of England is now 71 years old. You’ll recall, it was around now, last year, as he approached his milestone 70th birthday, when all the mess started about his two sons. He covered Vanity Fair Full Story

House Sussex to skip Royal Christmas

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 14, 2019 14:21:18 November 14, 2019 14:21:18
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It’s been speculated for days that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would not be joining the Queen and other members of the royal family for Royal Christmas at Sandringham. Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement yesterday that the Sussexes will indeed be skipping it this year:  "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month. Full Story

November 14, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 14, 2019 14:01:54 November 14, 2019 14:01:54
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Heather! Happy Birthday from your best friend Meg who shared with me her memories from your time spent drunk-gossiping after the bar. I approve. Gossip is great for a hangover. By request, here’s Bryan Greenberg (well done – I have never gotten over him in Prime) from his How To Make It In America days. Full Story

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Dear Gossips,

If you’ve been visiting this site a while, you know how much I love gross sh-t. Dr Pimple Popper is just my appetiser. My self-care is panda videos and looking for the gnarliest, nastiest ooze and goo and body fungus I can find.  Read Full Intro