Vv Magazine’s industry insiders and undercover scenesters fill you in on the best first-hand gossip from Hollywood, the media, and everything in between. A column that will make you lust for more… who are we talking about? We don’t tell – but we see and hear things and like you, we gossip about it. Check in every Wednesday for the latest from Scene & Heard!
Kesha Drops Charges, Puts Career Ahead
Juice Factor 8/10
As reported by People Magazine, on Monday Kesha’s lawyer released a statement saying that the singer has dropped all legal charges in California against her longtime producer, Dr. Luke. The reason being that Kesha wants to focus on her career; the singer hasn’t dropped an album since 2012. Lawyer, Daniel M. Petrocelli, tells People, “Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label. We have conveyed to Sony Music and the label Kesha’s strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible.” In 2014, Kesha sued her producer for raping her, sexually, emotionally and physically abusing her. Dr. Luke retaliated by suing her for defamation and breach of contract. Her mother, Rosemary Patricia “Pebe” Sebert, tells Billboard in an exclusive interview that Kesha was a prisoner. Hopefully, this is the beginning of her freedom, with or without legal retribution.
Mass Exodus at FASHION Magazine
Juice Factor 8/10
After announcing the departures of both the Senior VP, Lilla Lozinski, and Editor in Chief, Bernadette Mora, just weeks ago, we have to ask, what is happening at FASHION Magazine? (Actually, what’s happening in Toronto’s fashion industry in general?) And just when we thought our Louboutins couldn’t get any spikier, Randi Bergman, FASHION Magazine it-girl, tweets: “au revoir, @fashioncanada! Onwards and upwards (but mostly sideways… I’ll be laying out in the sun all summer long.” So now, that’s three high-profile employees leaving one of the country’s biggest fashion publications. Randi, Bernadette, and Lilla have all made amazing strides during their time at the magazine. It’s hard to imagine them being replaced but we’re on the edge of our seats waiting to hear who will take the reins.
End of an era as Senior VP Lilia Lozinski (right) and Editor in Chief @BernadetteMorra (left) leave @FashionCanada We wish them all the best and congratulate them on all their accomplishments! #fashion #canadianfashion #madeincanada #fashionmagazine #fashiontrendsfw16 #fashionnews #media #canadiandesigners #womenswear #womensclothing #womensfashion
Blind Item: Toronto Realtor Leaves a Trace
Juice Factor 7/10
One of the city’s well-known real estate agents is under serious fire for a common denominator. The said realtor has been allegedly leaving traces of white powder in the bathrooms and countertops of listed homes and condos. Most of the realtor’s clients have kept their eyes and mouths closed, until now. Apparently, someone close to the media spilled the beans about the realtor’s nasty little habit. Not new to the underground scene, the real estate industry in the city can be very dirty – with lots of dabbles in other things like alcohol, drugs, sex and prostitution. Many in the scene have at one point or another have had to resort to selling things (like their bodies) in order to have money to wine and dine clients. Some realtors will do just about anything to close a deal. Hello, Million Dollar Listing. But we think it’s kinda sloppy to leave flour in someone else’s home after you’re done baking your cake. Not yum!
Kylie Jenner Shuns Caitlyn, Rob and Blac Chyna
Juice Factor 9/10
Every party has a pooper that’s why we didn’t invite you, party pooper! Well, apparently, Kylie didn’t invite her own father to her birthday party. And even more, Rob and Chyna were also not on the guest list. Insiders, however, say that they were invited, but just didn’t show. So who did show at the almost 19-year-old’s pre-birthday bash? ASAP Rocky was there partying with Kendall. Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe were also there, in purple cornrows. And matriarchy, Kris, was obviously there. That woman does not miss a beat. Chris Brown also showed. So, what will Caitlyn do for Kylie’s real day? She turns 19 on August 10th, we’ll soon find out!
JoJo and Jordan, Together Forever
Juice Factor 9/10
After Monday night’s finale of The Bachelorette, spoiler alert, JoJo Fletcher reveals her choice, Jordan Rodgers, and also reveals that the couple is now happily engaged. Considering most of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette final couples never really actually get married, we do wonder about this newly forged romance and all the “OMG, I knew he was the one,” talk that typically ends in heartbreak. We hope for this couple’s sake that they are the exception to the statistic and make it to the alter. Rodgers says, “JoJo is the one. I know that, no matter what, we’ll get through anything.” Ok there loverboy, only time will tell. Cue the product endorsement deals!
Blind Item: Kiss and Tell
Juice Factor: 9/10
Someone in the media industry has been showing all kinds of love, on and off the camera. Apparently, the typically prudish media mogul is breaking free of their inhibitions (and newfound singledom) by posting incriminating Snapchats displaying all types of raunchy behaviour. But what happens when you kiss and tell? You get caught. Sometimes you get up close and personal with the wrong person – like hitting on someone else’s man at a party – and posting about it. One thing is for sure, we hope the significant other doesn’t have them on Snapchat. But as they say, the story will disappear in 24 hours and so will all our interest.
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