Intro for November 23, 2018

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 23, 2018 14:15:23 November 23, 2018 14:15:23

Dear Gossips,

Welcome back to those of you celebrating American Thanksgiving yesterday. Here are a couple of noteworthy posts that you missed if you were taking an online break:

-Leonardo DiCaprio, for some reason, didn’t want to be friends with Chris Hemsworth, and I have a theory about why.

-There’s a rumour going around that Kit Harington cheated on Rose Leslie during their engagement with a Russian model who posted photos of a naked man, closely resembling Jon Snow, passed out on her bed

In other news, something really exciting happened to me yesterday. On The Social, we were talking about how Queen Elizabeth eats bananas: she cuts off the bottom and the top, slices the peel, and then uses a knife and fork. This led to a discussion about how to properly peel a banana and Melissa Grelo showed us something I have never seen before. I f-cking lost my sh-t. It was so goddamn sexy, watching her handle that banana – which is, surprisingly, not a euphemism for anything to do with a penis – I basically walked around in awe of her for the rest of the day. 

Here it is: 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by The Social (@thesocialctv) on

I know there are probably some of you out there who are all like, pffft, this is not new. Good for you. It’s new to me. It was new to a LOT of us. Most of our audience, in fact. And that’s why I lost my mind – because how often does that happen these days? How often do you see something you have NEVER seen before? These days, it’s more common to be thrilled about something you have seen before redone  in the exact same way – like The Lion King. Sarah will be writing about that today. She might be the only one who wasn’t into it. I blame the turkey. Turkey is THE WORST.

Now that Thanksgiving is over in the United States, it’s time for full Christmas immersion, Mimi season. Here in Canada though, the most popular artist most closely associated with Christmas is Michael Bublé. Full disclosure: he is a friend. Mimi’s actually appeared on one of Michael’s Christmas specials. And Michael’s Christmas album is huge. As of last year, there were over 4 million copies sold.

He has a new album out right now, Love, his first since he took a break from music to spend time with his family, after his son Noah was diagnosed with cancer. Noah is doing great and Michael’s released a few original tracks along with some covers. He’ll also be heading out on tour. My favourite song on Love is the classic “Help Me Make it Through the Night”, written by Kris Kristofferson, originally performed by Sammi Smith, but covered by many, many other artists. The first version I ever heard was Elvis Presley’s, of course. Michael’s version is gorgeous, a duet with Loren Allred, who you might remember sang “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman soundtrack. 

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey 
 
 

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