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Drake eyes the Integral House?
Juice factor: 10/10
Looks like Drake is taking Views From the 6ix to the next level. After a long winter sitting courtside at Raptors games, Drizzy’s apparently ready to spend some quality time at home – in a world-renowned private palace dubbed “one of the most important private houses built in North America,” by the MoMA, no less.
Our city insiders tell us that Drake spent two hours touring famed Integral House, the $28 million mansion formerly owned by mathematician and concert violinist James Stewart, who lived there until his death last year. The famously curved maison d’etre comes complete with a state-of-the-art concert hall that seats 150 (Stewart even had sound engineers Swallow Consultants take the lead on the building’s accoustics--seriously). The curvy walls look like the S-shaped integral symbol, to those who did grade 11 algebra, at least.
Drizzy is apparently giddy over the fact that David Thomson, chair of global media company Thomson Reuters and the richest man in Canada, lives next door. #StartedAtForestHillNowWeHere
Liberty Group drops the ball on the Ciao Wine Bar lease
Juice factor: 8/10
Cue “Another One Bites the Dust,” because it’s too easy to make a “ciao” joke. If you’ve walked by Ciao Wine Bar in the last month, you’ve noticed the dramatic departure of the after-work drinks destination, which pulled more of an Irish goodbye than a kiss-kiss Italian farewell. Interestingly enough, the lease is in the name of Flow, the tenant who previously housed the space. Rumour has it that Liberty Group was unable to renew their lease due to the fine print. If so, that’s an amateur mistake, Liberty Group.
Revenge on high
Juice factor: 7/10 (Cringe factor: 9/10)
What’s that in the sky? Is it a plane? Or is it a plane trailing bitter revenge? Chef Bobby Flay, who filed for divorce from wife Stephanie March earlier this year, got more than he bargained for at yesterday’s Walk of Fame ceremony. Sure, he got a star on the ground, but flying high above was a banner declaring “cheater”, according The rumor mill has it that Flay had a scandalous affair with his assistant. Although Flay’s rep has denied the allegations, there have been rumblings that they could be a bid to rejig their long-standing prenup. There’s no way to know who it was aimed at (or who financed it), but the banner-toting plane allegedly showed up as Flay went on stage and took its sweet time circling during his speech. Yikes.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West having a boy? TWINS?
Juice factor: 8/10
While nothing’s quite as delicious as knowing the triumphant debut of Caitlyn Jenner has upstaged even the royal baby, Princess Whatshername, but it looks like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are feeling the chilly breeze living in the shadow of Caitlyn with a C, not a K – thank-you-very-much. North West’s parents were out shopping for little boys’ clothes at a New York boutique on Monday, which means they’re either about to announce the news or Kris Jenner’s gone mad with jealously over Caitlyn’s Vanity Fair cover by Annie Leibovitz. That in mind, Daily News is reporting that Kim K is preggers with twins.
Blind item: Hard times for a penthouse princess?
Juice factor: 9/10
Toronto socialites might not be as well known as their Real Housewife counterparts for living beyond their means, but this fashion world darling is down to her last dollars despite living in the lap of luxury in a swanky penthouse and sporting a new ensemble almost every time she hits the party circuit. There’s no mommy and daddy money coming her way for this single lady though, but she seems content to believe work is going to pick up really soon. In the media. Um… yeah. Maybe try standup?
Shia LaBeouf is a motivational speaker now because, well, YouTube
Juice factor: 7/10
Need a new terrifying morning alarm? This one comes courtesy of Sia music video dancer and some-time actor Shia LaBeouf. On a scale of alarming to just plain embarrassing, it’s definitely more Joaquin Phoenix than James Franco. What’s next – starting a cult? Andrew Keagan of Step by Step (dare we say) fame already did that. Can someone just give this dude a tampon commercial?
Iggy Azalea has a pretty new engagement ring
Juice factor: 8/10
The duet with Brit-Brit didn’t exactly explode, and 2015’s been a bit of a dump for Iggy Azalea, but she’s all smiles because her ring finger is now holding more wealth than most people will earn in a lifetime. Haters gonna hate-tweet, hate-tweet, hate-tweet. Iggy shared a pic of her new jewels from now fianceé, NBA star Nick Young, on Instagram.
FKA Twigs has an alter ego
Juice factor: Just plain badass
Called Melissa. There’s no need for Lady Gaga or Garth Brooks theatrics when you’re FKA Twigs. We bet she only uses it at Starbucks when they’re all, “I’m sorry, Twiggy?”
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