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Where to run into Jared Leto in Toronto?
Juice Factor: 8/10
Just a little over a week after we saw Jared Leto dining at vegetarian hotspot Fresh on Spadina with a mysterious blonde, the Suicide Squad Joker and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman was at the Drake Hotel on Queen West having brunch with a friend in the boutique hotel’s laid-back café. Jared had the egg white scramble, for those of you who might already know that he’s the reigning “Sexiest Male Celebrity Vegetarian”, according to PETA. We recommend sticking to vegetarian-friendly restos on the West Side if you’re looking to rub shoulders or bump chopsticks with Jordan Catalano.
Blind Item: Guys Who Like Girls Who Like Guys…
Juice Factor: 10/10
This sexy Toronto media personality is definitely a swoon-worthy, and he never seems to have a hard time landing dates with stunners. While he has his fair share of former flings miffed that he’s not the commitment type, he prefers to have the public personality of a real ladies’ man… but the truth is, he enjoys the company of gents too. Although he tries to keep his male hookups under-the-radar, it’s the digital era and word gets around (read: screen grabbed). What’s he waiting for? Toronto needs more hot bisexual men spicing up the scene.
Stars, they’re just like us: Leven Rambin and Jim Parrack at Ripley’s Aquarium
Juice Factor: #CuteOverload
While Jared was getting his brunch on this past Sunday, his Suicide Squad co-star Jim Parrack (of True Blood fame, FYI) took his fiancée, Hunger Games‘ Leven Rambin (who was in town visiting her beau), to Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium for Sunday Funday. While this wasn’t exactly the stuff of juicy, shock-worthy gossip, the couple were — to borrow Zooey Deschanel’s most despised adjective — adorkable. Just look at this photo tweeted (along with the aquarium’s handle — LOVE!) by Leven with the caption: “We love a good aquarium, this one took the cake? ? ? ? ? ? @parrack120 @ripleysaquaca #dorks.” While everyone else we know is trying to sleep with Jared Leto, we just want these guys to be our new best friends.
Blind Item: Gettin’ wired at a Weston party?
Juice Factor: 9/10
Holt Renfrew celebrated the brand’s latest installment of Uncrate — a charitable effort that has Holt’s collaborating with artists in developing countries on a capsule collection — with a massive fete at the Spoke Club last Thursday. Complete with live entertainment in the form of African drummers, painted models, and gooseberry-laden champagne cocktails (drinks count as entertainment, yes?), the night was a who’s who of Forest Hill and Rosedale. And no wonder; it turned out to be Director of Brand Strategy Alexandra Weston’s birthday, which her hubby Galen Weston Jr. announced to the crowd with the arrival of a cake. A big-wig PR maven seemed to be enjoying another kind of candy altogether though. Wired and making exaggerated mouth gestures that screamed, “I’ve stopped trying to be discrete,” we were a little shocked to see her making the rounds like it’s totally casual to get crazy at a Weston party to benefit Africa. We’re guessing she’ll be more involved when South America wants to collaborate.
Rihanna got the munchies on 4/20. Cliche never looked so badass.
Juice Factor: #GoodGirlGoneCrazyForCocoPuffs
While celebs are big on sharing holiday cheer with the Twitterverse, only Rihanna would celebrate 4/20 (aka international weed day) with her like-minded following. The singer’s tweet directing fans to her website RihannaNow.com caused the site to crash as RiRi enthusiasts all tried to take a hit of her new song “James Joint” at the same time. “In celebration of 420, here’s an interlude from my 8th studio album that I call James Joint,” said the page. Later on in the day that was 4/20, Rihanna went to Duane Reade to make important but challenging decisions about snacks and the possibility of snack combinations, which was captured on video because Rihanna’s the original honeybadger — don’t give shit. Oh RiRi, god bless…
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