The tributes rolled in for Gord Downie yesterday…
Drake posted a picture of himself with Gord and captioned it: “Rest in Peace legend. So glad we got to meet and have this conversation. You will be forever treasured by this country and missed by the world.”
Sarah McLachlan wrote, “It was a privilege to witness Gord Downie’s creative genius, he was such a force in the Canadian music industry. My heart goes out to his family, friends and fans across the country. He will be forever missed but never forgotten. XoS”
Patrick J. Adams (Mike Ross on “Suits”) wrote, “Tragic. If you see a Canadian staring into the middle distance today give them a hug. We lost an important one today. Bye, Gord. Thanks for leaving us better than you found us.”
My source tells me that Brad Pitt might be falling for 21-year-old British actress, Ella Purnell. The two are working together on a new movie about a New York City waitress. According to my source, Brad had Ella in mind for the part and he went out of his way to cast her. Ella was thrilled to land the part and has apparently told friends that Brad is her No. 1 celebrity crush. Now here’s an interesting twist, Ella starred in Angelina Jolie’s 2014 movie Maleficent. In the movie she played the teenage version of Angelina’s character. Brad is 53.
There’s absolutely no bad blood between Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. Anna says there is no bad blood, and in fact, she says there is still so much laughter in their lives and that he is proud of her still. She says she and Chris are really great friends and she thinks they always will be.
It was announced yesterday that Fashion Police is ending after more than two decades. The series, which was hosted by Joan Rivers until her death in 2014, will conclude with a tribute to the late comedian. Fashion Police: The Farewell will air on November 27 and feature never-before-seen footage of Joan.
Demi Lovato reveals in her new documentary Simply Complicated that she was still using drugs while promoting a sober lifestyle back in 2012. She says she wasn’t working the program at that time. She was actually sneaking cocaine on planes, sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night. She says she went on a bender for two months where she was using daily. Demi’s manager says they were in New York and she was promoting her new way of life and he remembers thinking she was full of it. Simply Complicated doc is streaming now on YouTube.
A One Direction superfan experienced a lung collapse after screaming too much for her favourite boy band, according to the BBC. Dr. Jack Slaughter, who treated the 16-year-old patient three years ago said, “I never saw her again. I told her she’d be famous and get to go on the Jimmy Fallon show and meet One Direction but she was too embarrassed.”
Chelsea Handler announced yesterday that she’s ending her Netflix talk show Chelsea so she has time to “become a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen.” In a statement posted to Instagram yesterday, Chelsea wrote, “I want to travel the country and visit areas and people I don’t know enough about, speak to colleges and listen to students, and gain a better understanding of our political divide. I have joined forces with EMILY’s List to elect more women to public office, register people to vote, and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights.” Chelsea also noted that she “will continue my partnership with Netflix, working together on a documentary where I’ll engage with people I don’t talk with enough.”
Despite already having three children under the age of 5, Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria says they’re open to expanding their family. “Yes! I would totally do one more! For some reason right after I deliver a baby I want another one. It’s kind of I feel like it’s like going down this, like, crazy slide, and then you’re, like, ‘I wanna go again.’ Cause it’s just so invigorating and I had great experiences.” She adds, “But, like, imagine if it were twins! Oh my God. Or triplets? No, that would not happen. Doesn’t run in our family.” The couple, who married in 2012, share 4-year-old Carmen Gabriela, 2-year-old Rafael Thomas and 1-year-old Leonardo Ángel.