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[Updated Editor’s note, May 14, 2015: Well, we knew something was up. On Wednesday, we wrote about rumours from an industry insider that The Morning Show was allegedly being cancelled. Turns out this is not totally accurate. Global TV announced Thursday that they are making some major shifts within the company, including moving around three of the four Morning Show anchors. Liza Fromer will remain on The Morning Show with a new host, Jeff McArthur, while Rosey Edeh, Kris Reyes and Antony Robart will be moved to new slots in Global News. We have retracted the story and apologize for the mistake.]
Canadian Media Shocker: The Morning Show allegedly cancelled
Juice Factor: 10/10 Just when you thought times were tough in medialand in the age of the internet, it seems Canada is about to lose another TV power player. An industry insider told us that Global’s The Morning Show has apparently been cancelled and will only air for a few more weeks before disappearing into the static abyss. No word yet on what hosts Liza Fromer, Kris Reyes, Antony Robart and Rosey Edeh will do following a rapidly approaching alleged end date. We guess that explains why the network hasn’t exactly been giving the notoriously troubled morning spot the push it used to via social media to combat its rocky ratings. You know what they say – Netflix killed The Morning Show star.
Selena Gomez appears topless in bizarre, disturbing new video
Juice Factor: 9/10
Although she’s faced a lot of flak for her recent weight gain, Selena Gomez has handled it like a champ, insisting she’s happy with her curves despite what body shamers say.
That said, it’s rumoured that Selena’s recent weight gain is the result of booze binges. Tabloid headlines have reported erratic behaviour at many high-profile events, including BFF Taylor Swift’s birthday party, which is partly why we found this recent Instagram video of Selena appearing topless and snuggling a teddy while lamenting her insomnia a bit disturbing. She downplayed the weirdness of the short clip’s content, insisting in the caption, “Yes folks, midnight is late for me. Bored, desperate for sleep and my voice sounds weird at night #idlikesleepnowtho I’m. annoying.”
We want to believe she’s a healthy body image role model, but we’re worried her self-image is more fragile than social media lets on. Even more recent rumours have abounded that Selena’s weight gain is actually pre-op prep for cosmetic surgery. That’s right, allegedly the starlet wants the famous Kardashian kurves – the au courrant figure fad du jour – and she’s packing on pounds to plump her lady lumps. Fat grafting is the hottest procedure among the surgery-happy in Hollywood because it doesn’t show in butt X-rays like silicone implants do, and it boosts the booty using materials sourced naturally from the body, not foreign synthetic ingredients. Think Real Housewives meets Whole Foods.
Blind Item: When vanity backfires hard
Juice factor: 10/10
This Toronto-based media personality quietly underwent a cosmetic enhancement procedure that she’d been secretly considering for quite some time. While she wasn’t exactly subtle in terms of her transformation desires, she was hoping to keep her ventures in vanity on the DL as much as possible. You can fool those who don’t know any better, and the rest are likely just as guilty of partaking. Unfortunately, her fresh new look didn’t last long before major complications forced her to reverse the procedure entirely, leaving her visibly scarred for the time being. She’s been keeping out of the public eye as much as possible, but you can only avoid the scene for so long.
Sex & The City 3?
Juice Factor: 8/10
While doing a photo shoot outside Bloomingdale’s in Midtown, SJP took to Instagram to reveal a very Carrie Bradshaw-esque pic that’s since fuelled speculation that there’s a Sex & The City 3 in the works. Or as we like to call it, Sex & The City 2 (because we are owed a real sequel after the misogynistic mess that was the Fab Four in F-Abu Dhabi).
Carrying one of the department store’s world-famous brown bags in the pic, the style icon used the caption to hint she has a big and exciting secret: “Well. I guess the cat’s out of the (little brown) bag. As usual, we will keep you posted on every detail as we are able. I’m under strict gag order until then. Xx, Sj.”
Although reps from Warner Bros are denying SJP was dishing S&TC goss, it’s safe to assume SJP wanted our minds to at least go there, given that back in October she started dropping hints. In response to a “miss you” tweet from co-star Kristin Davis, SJP tweeted back: “Me too you? Head the news? X” Davis kept the convo elusive but hopeful: “You let me know when we can celebrate.” To SATC fans’ dismay, it seems this social media banter was just a promo for SJP’s new Bloomingdale’s shoe line. Well played Ms. Parker.
Cate Blanchett has been with women. Many.
Juice Factor: 8/10
She’s been married to Andrew Upton for 18 years, but that doesn’t mean 45-year-old Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett can’t remember life before hubbie. In an interview with Variety promoting her new movie Carol, in which she plays a bisexual woman, Cate took no offense to the interviewer’s attempt to pry into her personal life by asking if this was her first time exploring bisexuality. “In film — or in real life?” the actress responded? And when inevitably asked if she’d had real life bisexual experiences, Cate responded, “Yes. Many times.”
SNL possibly hijacked material from This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Juice Factor: 9/10
Tsk, tsk, Lorne Michaels, what have you done with your good Canadian values? This Hour Has 22 Minutes writer Bobby Kerr took to Twitter to call out Saturday Night Live after he noticed striking similarities between a sketch airing on SNL this past weekend with host Reese Witherspoon and a skit he wrote four months earlier. “Really liked the @NBCSNL Muhammed sketch when @jwPencilAndPad wrote the exact same one for @22_Minutes,” tweeted Kerr. Check it out for yourself and follow that action on Twitter for what will no doubt be an embarrassing apology.
— Bobby Kerr (@MrBobKerr) May 10, 2015
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are Leo & Gisele 2.0
Juice Factor: 8/10
If Bradley Cooper’s been getting over ex Suki Waterhouse by hanging with Leonardo Dicaprio, he wasn’t a wingman for long. He’s already moved onto lingerie model Irina Shayk, the ex of Cristiano Ronaldo who’s like the Leo of the Old World. Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen have apparently been a hot new item too since they started filming the musical I Saw The Light together, but that’s like a ham sandwich beside the caviar that is Bradina — the Leo and Gisele of now. At least we can rest assured knowing that, no matter how accelerated the world gets, the age old tale of beautiful people finding each other never dies.
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