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Cara Delevingne has WILD Toronto birthday bash with her #CD23 posse
Juice factor: 10/10
Toronto gets another meaning to its Drake-baptized nickname “the 6” thanks to Cara Delevingne and her rabble-rousing posse of five famous femmes who went simply by the hashtag #CD23 on Instagram last week. The Brit “it” girl’s celebrity sisterhood of English girls with attitude– composed of Bradley Cooper’s ex Suki Waterhouse, Rolling Stone offspring Georgia May Jagger, model/actress Clara Paget, TV presenter Poppy Jamie, and Cara’s girlfriend du jour St. Vincent–surprised the supermodel by showing up in the Great White North where the supermodel is shooting Suicide Squad to ring in her 23rd birthday. Team T-shirts were made, and team T-shirts were lost as strippers, cuts and bruises, champagne bubble baths, and general don’t-give-a-fuck mayhem went down. But before we get to the details, let this video featuring a shout-out to our fair city by Clara get your feet wet in the insanity…
Who needs Ben Affleck, anyway? Suki Waterhouse did her very best Batman and flashed the CN Tower before the night even began…
As the #CD23 crew minus CD waited patiently to unleash their surprise visit on Cara, the English Roses started off with a rather sedated sugar and spice pre-party — nodding to their British heritage by honouring afternoon tea at the hotel…if you believe Earl Grey has ever made anyone that giddy. C’mon. Clearly, chainmail bras are the new white lace-trimmed gloves.
A happily surprised Cara wore her now famous “Got (Canadian) Bacon?” boxers–that she also wore in Montreal while kicking it at Osheaga–out for the evening. #CD23 got the night started at a gay strip club earlier…
…heading back to the hotel where Cara and the #CD23 Crusaders popped champagne and fired up the jacuzzi and let it rain bubbles galore.
Blind Item: That itch isn’t from a mosquito
Juice factor: 8/10
This Canadian actor, who’s often stateside filming American productions, has been in town most of the summer and living it up on home turf — if by living it up you mean sleeping with locals like it’s his homecoming gift to his Canuck fans. But now he’s got a serious itch that has him visiting the STD clinic. If you’ve had a C(Canadian)-list sexual encounter this summer and you’re feeling a little twitch below the belt, you might wanna get yourself checked out.
Kylie Jenner paid to turn 18 in Quebec where apparently the washrooms are totally gross
Juice factor: 9/10
It started off sweet. Montreal-area baker Jessika Ménard who owns Cakes par Haute Couture in Hudson just outside of Montreal had the honours of baking Kylie Jenner’s 18th birthday cake–a $3,000 sugar rush with four tiers weighing it at around 30 kilos. But soon after, things went sour when Kylie had to use the washroom. The reality star–who was reportedly paid $200,000 to host her 18th birthday bash at Beachclub in Pointe-Calumet 45 minutes outside of Montreal — was less enthused about the legal drinking age in Quebec after seeing the washrooms on site. Apparently, the backstage facilities weren’t “up to standard” for Kylie who asked to be driven approximately 50 ft to a more suitable restroom. We can’t imagine she went nuts at the bar after that. Talk about la smell province…
Why do you recognize this bombshell partying in Toronto with Zac Efron?
Juice factor: Holy hotness
Once upon a time, diehard Canadian tweens would’ve mauled each other like gladiators to get a sniff of Zac Efron’s hair if news of his presence in Toronto had become public knowledge. However, we were more wowed by the sexy brunette accompanying the 27-year-old High School Musical star to the after-party for his latest movie We Are Your Friends. Despite his ladies’ man rep in Hollywood, he looked like an awkward teen beside the stunning beauty who we knew we’d seen before. Turns out she’s the hottie from the controversial Robin Thicke and Pharell music video for “Blurred Lines.” You’ll be seeing more of 24-year-old Emily Ratajkowski as she gets more and more actual lines and less dance moves on her resume.
Don’t f*%k with Taylor Swift…Behind the Zayn feud–details, details, details
Juice factor: 9/10
By now, you’ve already heard that former One Direction boy-bander Zayn Malik recently dissed T-Swizzle on Twitter, only to face the wrath of the pop star’s boyfriend Calvin who defended her honour in a tweet-off with Z-Ma. Side note: remember when guys used to throw punches and shed blood over a girl? But it turns out the “Shake It Off” songstress doesn’t need a man to fight her haters, especially in 140 characters or less.
See, there’s a long history of Zayn and Tay rubbing each other the wrong way that began around the time Taylor rubbed Harry Styles the right way. The boy-band was in the midst of an American invasion, and Zayn was even rumoured to be Swift’s first choice for new Brit boy-toy — though Tay-Tay’s reps deny he turned down her advances before she settled for Harry. Maybe Zayn truly disliked Tay from the get-go, maybe he even wisely saw that dating America’s BFF with a penchant for gutting her exes in revenge songs was a bad idea. America had a hard-on for Styles, and Zayn was left with his knickers in a knot despite having a high-profile relationship of his own–already engaged to British bombshell Perrie Edwards of girl-band Little Mix. Her star wasn’t as big as Taylor’s, sure, but that didn’t stop Perrie herself from becoming fast-friends with Swifty.
Then Zayn left 1D with little explanation, while Harry continued to rise to international fame, surprisingly catapulted by the inevitable post-breakup Swift song and free to find his next star-spangled love interest in Kendall Jenner. If that’s the case, Zayn’s taken it out entirely on Taylor, at least publicly, if tweeting disses is really all it takes to start a feud these days. But messing with the girl-next-door isn’t a good idea when you’re merely larger than life and she’s bigger than Jesus.
This past Sunday, whilst on her 1989 World Tour, Taylor went straight for the jugular, bringing surprise musical guest Little Mix on stage–including Perrie, who also happens to now be Zayn’s ex-fiancee. Though Little Mix and Perrie had yet to really break in the US, Taylor’s seal of approval gives them insta-relevance, especially with T-Swizzle joining the girl-group to perform their UK hit “Black Magic.” She made a point of putting her arm around Perrie, we can assume as a sign of public support after Zayn broke it off with the British performer via text before unfollowing Little Mix on Twitter and then tweet-dissing the group’s single — wait for it — “Black Magic.” Taylor followed her knockout punch with a don’t-fuck-with-me reminder to her nemesis, posting a pic on Instagram with the caption: “Little Mix smashed it in front of 50,000 screaming fans tonight.”
She didn’t have to say the fans were hers or pat herself on the back by saying “take that”; no need. When she hits below the belt, she does so with virtually undetectable ninja-like expertise. Being all talk on Twitter is for amateurs. Speaking of which, on August 5, Zayn took to Twitter to tell his remaining fans what to expect from his upcoming solo album: “I promise this album will be amazing.” Interesting choice of words, but apparently “amazing” has a totally different definition, if you ask Taylor Swift.
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