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".


Offset’s public “apology”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 17, 2018 16:12:58 December 17, 2018 16:12:58
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Scott Dudelson/ Getty Images

Cardi B broke up with Offset a couple of weeks ago. Afterwards he made it clear that missed her and wanted her back and has evidently turned getting her back into a crusade, stepping up his mission this weekend in the most public way. Full Story

Royal Meghan’s first patronage

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 17, 2018 15:26:24 December 17, 2018 15:26:24
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Max Mumby/ Indigo/ Getty Images

The Times reported this weekend that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were invited for tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace last week to discuss Meghan’s first royal patronage. The Queen will be passing on one of her patronages to Royal Meghan and this is expected to be announced early in the new year, after Meghan’s had time to visit with each of the organizations. Full Story

December 17, 2018 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 17, 2018 14:55:41 December 17, 2018 14:55:41
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Matt Winkelmeyer/ Getty Images

Ashley! Happy Birthday from Kate who requested for you the bromance of Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth as incentive for you to visit her in Australia…soon!   Full Story

Friday, December 14, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Let’s open today with Zendaya, because it’s been a minute. She’s kept a pretty low profile the second half of the year, spending most of it working on Spider-Man: Far From Home. Last night she attended the worldwide launch of new jewelry brand, Âme in LA and… well… she made it worth the wait.  Read Full Intro

Janet Jackson: Hall of Fame…finally

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2018 16:46:03 December 14, 2018 16:46:03
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Anthony Kwan/ Getty Images

It was announced yesterday that Janet Jackson will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. Finally. And this is good news, of course. But it’s also an opportunity to talk about why it’s late news. Because Janet has been eligible for induction since 2007. She wasn’t nominated until 2016. Full Story

Harry & Meghan’s year-end fireworks

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2018 15:11:31 December 14, 2018 15:11:31
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Chris Allerton/ Kensington Palace

Those fireworks could be a metaphor for, well, everything: their intense relationship, falling in love quickly, getting engaged and married, the drama around the wedding, the major publicity around the pregnancy to kick off their first overseas tour, and the recent gossip about the supposed tension between the royal courts. Full Story

Casual Cambridges …but no Lupo

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 14, 2018 14:31:40 December 14, 2018 14:31:40
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Matt Porteous/ Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace released the photo that’s featured on the Cambridges’ Christmas Card today and look at Big G in his big boy pants! Royal boys, as you know, are supposed to wear shorts until, I dunno, some prescribed age like… 7? 8? 10? That’s why little Louis Trey is in shorts, with tights. Full Story

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dear Gossips,

As you may have heard, the Screen Actors Guild award nominations kicked off all kinds of talk and frustration about snubs and category fraud yesterday. There are actors and films that have been recognized and awarded for weeks that the guild ignored.  Read Full Intro

Emilia & Henry: this Christmas, next Christmas, Last Christmas

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2018 21:22:28 December 13, 2018 21:22:28
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Backgrid, Splash News

This Christmas Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding are shooting Paul Feig’s Last Christmas, a romantic comedy which is scheduled for release next Christmas, possibly with the hopes of becoming the new Love Actually? Emma Thompson co-wrote the screenplay and she also has a part in the movie which is inspired by the song “Last Christmas”, or at least that’s where the title is coming from. Full Story

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Taylor’s birthday and New Year’s

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2018 18:40:40 December 13, 2018 18:40:40
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Taylor Hill/ Getty Images

It’s Taylor Swift’s birthday today. She’s 29. Which means we have a month to go before an entire year of conversations and think-pieces about Taylor turning 30 and what she’s done and what she’s going to do and this, that, and the other. Nobody needs to hurry this discussion. Full Story