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No more Joe Mimran at Joe Fresh?
Juice factor: 11/10
You’d have to be living under a rock to not have been exposed to some of the Joe Fresh controversy over the last year. If you thought things were going too smoothly given the circumstances, it looks like the backlash is about to hit hard on home turf. We hear from a highly reliable inside source that Joe Mimran may be on the out at Joe Fresh. There are irreconcilable corporate differences heating up behind closed boardroom doors, though not a word has been uttered officially to the press. This would be the Canadian version of Calvin Klein being deposed from Calvin Klein if it indeed heads in the direction our sources allege it is.
UPDATE (Monday, March 16): Joe Mimran officially stepping down from Joe Fresh. We called it first, folks!
Blind Item: Well-known Toronto food journalist jumps ship & swims over to Vice
Juice factor: 9/10
Blind item: This culinary aficionado is one of the most sought after food writers in the country, and there was mega buzz about where he’d go next after his original gig shut down just a few months ago. It looks like he hasn’t fully committed to his first choice, and is now rumoured to be jumping ship already to become the new main guy at Vice’s beloved Munchies.
6 Girls, 1 Trip
Juice factor: 7/10
Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, Tanya Kim, Melissa Grelo, and three of their female friends, aka the self-described “Montauk Road Cherries,” left icy-cold Toronto to head down to Los Angeles for a girls’ trip the same weekend as the Grammy Awards. Ladies, no one takes photos at the Chateau.
Is Beyonce pregnant… but, like, for real this time?
Juice factor: 8/10
Okay, okay, okay… we know it’s annoying when everyone tries to call Beyonce’s pregnancy bluff, and just a couple of weeks ago her viral Instagram beach pic had everyone talking. That said, can we all take a moment to just look at her pose on the 2015 Grammy Awards red carpet? Note the not-so-apparent coverage of her gown. Read between the lace, people.
Blind Item: A sex scandal in Canadian politics?
Juice factor: 10/10
Blind Item: There’s been a hush-hush on-the-side relationship that almost everyone major in Canadian media knows about but nobody’s been ballsy enough to expose yet. Now might be the time, at least that’s what we hear from a media friend of ours…
Shirley Manson rips Kanye West apart; Beyonce can fight her own battles
Juice factor: 10/10
“Dear Kanye West, it is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry,” wrote Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson openly on social media to Kanye West after he disrupted Beck’s win for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. “You disrespect your own remarkable talents and more importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like BECK. You make yourself look small and petty and spoilt. In attempting to reduce the importance of one great talent over another, you make a mockery of all musicians and music from every genre, including your own. Grow up and stop throwing your toys around. You are making yourself look like a complete t–t. Ps. I am pretty certain Beyoncé doesn’t need you fighting any battles on her account. Seems like she’s got everything covered perfectly well on her own.”
Selena Gomez and Zedd post new revealing Instagram “couple-inspired” photos
Juice factor: 9/10
Oh, Instagram! Selena Gomez and Zedd, who’ve been rumoured to be getting hot and heavy, are spicing things up — online again, at least. Selena posted this photo this week, changing the caption to “#IWYTK” after originally writing “Harry to my Sally.” Um, we get that the millenials play a different game, but what’s so provocative about referencing When Harry Met Sally — other than the fact that it contains actual words?
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